Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2014 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Social Networks in Emergency Response

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6170-8_293




An unexpected and often dangerous situation, typically affecting multiple individuals and requiring immediate action

Social and Communication Networks

Networks of people interacting with each other through web-based (e.g., Twitter) and mobile-based (e.g., mobile phone) technologies

Social Media

Web-based tools that enable people to communicate and interact with each other in various media forms including text and multimedia. Examples of these tools include emails, instant messengers (IM), blogs, microblogs (e.g., Twitter), vlogs (e.g., YouTube), podcasts, forum, wikis, social news (e.g., Digg), social bookmarking (e.g., Delicious), and social networks (e.g., Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn)


Modern datasets derived from telecommunication technologies such as online social media and mobile phone systems offer a...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Complex Network ResearchNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Center for Cancer Systems BiologyDana-Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA
  3. 3.College of Computer and Information ScienceNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA
  4. 4.Institute for Quantitative Social ScienceHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  5. 5.Engineering Sciences and Applied MathematicsNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  6. 6.Northwestern Institute on Complex SystemsNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA