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Feature: Building Relationships on Trust in Disasters

Trust in Evacuation Warnings The role of trust is important in disaster management and social media. Joint research over the past twelve months between The University of Padua (Italy), Trinity College Dublin and Stillwater Communications (Ireland) has uncovered some important details about trust and its role in disaster communications. When people are asked to evacuate […]

Disaster lexicon now available on the project Terminology Wiki

The Slándáil project recently accomplished one of it’s fundamental milestones – the completion of the disaster lexicon in the three languages of the project (English, Italian and German). The project team have created a dedicated wiki (available at http://slandailterminology.pbworks.com/) displaying all the terms relating to the concept fields of emergency management, natural hazards and people […]

Slándáil at ISCRAM Conference 2015

Cover image credit: @vitalanfranchi The Slándáil project presented as part of the 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), on 27 May 2015 in Kristiansand, Norway. The project was represented by Professor Khurshid Ahmad, project coordinator. Professor Ahmad spoke about three unique aspects of Slandail Project: First, to collect and […]

Feature: The Intrusion Index for Digital Privacy

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have been working on a system to improve technology that harvests data from social media by analysing how it may intrude upon individual privacy. The system, called an Intrusion Index, detects potentially private information in digital data so that this information can be deleted if necessary. During a natural disaster […]

Feature: Novel Way to Study Images by Ulster University

University of Ulster: A Novel Spiral Addressing Scheme for Rectangular Images As part of the research for Slándáil, Ulster University have been working on a novel method for analysing images based on a system that they have developed. The goal of this is to make image analysis from social media more efficient, taking into account […]

Second Plenary Meeting of Slándáil, Padua, April 17th

All Slándáil partners met at the second plenary meeting in the University of Padua on Friday, April 17th 2015. The plenary meeting was an opportunity for partners to meet face-to-face and discuss the current progress of the Slándáil project. This followed on from the previous plenary meeting in Belfast. The timetable included individual partner presentations […]

Prototype 0 Demonstration

On April 17th, 2015, following the second Slándáil plenary meeting, a demonstration of the coupled systems that will form the core of the Slándáil project was given to the emergency management partners in the project. The two systems that form the prototype are Topic Analyst, a text analysis system that compiles text from online sources […]

Slándáil at Emergency Management Research Symposium

Project Coordinator Professor Khurshid Ahmad will be presenting Slándáil at Dublin City University, Friday May 1 2015. Slándáil will be presented alongside other emergency management research that is being undertaken at DCU and National University of Ireland, Maynooth. The presentation will introduce the work done by the team at Slándáil to date, and will introduce […]

Talking Speech and Image: Meeting in Italy

On April 16th 2015 a meeting was organised in Padua by Slándáil partners to explore the relationship between speech and image analytics. The project has found that emergency communications can be expedited by good video presentation or sometimes hampered by by bad presentation. Ongoing work on Speech Analytics by the University of Padua (led by […]