AGILE Conference 2017: presentation of AGORA Research Group on mining rainfall spatio-temporal patterns in Twitter
On May 9th-12th, 2017 Sidgley Camargo de Andrade, PhD Student of AGORA group, has attended the 20th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science that was held at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. AGILE Conference 2017 is the annual international conference on Geographic Information Science which gathers researchers from industry and academia to deal with issues related to develop and use of geographic information in several application domains. In this year, the conference theme was Societal Geo-Innovation and hence it sought to focus on the development and applications that contributed to the first 5 goals of the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations. The conference topics covered Big Spatial Data: Analysis and Visualization, Volunteered Geographic Information and Community Observatories, Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of GI and GIScience and Technology Education and Training.
He also has presented the most recent result of his project, the paper named “Mining rainfall spatio-temporal patterns in Twitter: a temporal approach”, an exploratory study which takes a temporal approach to assess the correlation between rainfall data and Twitter messages at different time-lags. His approach also allows to understand the relation between the social media data and the phases of the targeted event (the paper is available here). A pre-print version of the full paper can be found here, and its presentation is available here.