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Title: Centralized Crowdsourcing in Disaster Management: Findings and Implications
Authors: Auferbauer, D.
Tellioğlu, Hilda
Lewkowicz, Myriam
Rohde, Markus
Mulder, Ingrid
Schuler, Douglas
Keywords: Crisis and disaster management;computer supported cooperative work;crowdsourcing;crowdtasking;volunteers
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: ACM Press, New York
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Communities and Technologies
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 173-182
Abstract: Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) has become an important aspect in crisis and disaster management. Volunteers undertaking relief efforts in affected areas are increasingly using information and communication technologies to coordinate their work. Relief organizations are recognizing this trend and have started to adapt new communication channels to interact with citizens. In this paper, we describe the crowdtasking approach, a centralized form of crowdsourcing for crisis and disaster management. We present a prototype implementation of the approach and report on our findings from the system's first field trial. We conclude by discussing implications of this approach for CSCW and community building in crisis and disaster management. Lastly, we give an outlook on future research based on our experience with crowdtasking.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1145/3083671.3083689
ISBN: 978-1-4503-4854-6
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Long Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Troyes, France June 26-30, 2017
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