A comparative study of spatio-temporal hotspot analysis techniques in security informatics

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Abstract

Security informatics is an emerging field of study focusing on the development and evaluation of advanced information technologies and systems for national and homeland security-related applications. Spatio-temporal hotspot analysis is an important component of security informatics since location and time are two critical aspects of most security-related events. The outputs of such analyses can provide useful information to guide the activities aimed at preventing, detecting, and responding to security problems. This paper reports a computational study carried out to evaluate the effectiveness of two prominent spatio-temporal hotspot analysis techniques, i.e., scan statistics and risk-adjusted clustering, in two selected security-related applications including infectious disease informatics and crime analysis. This paper also proposes a new technique based on support vector machines. Preliminary experiments have demonstrated positively that this new approach can be a viable analysis alternative in security informatics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC
Pages106-111
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventProceedings - 7th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2004 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2004Oct 6 2004

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OtherProceedings - 7th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, ITSC 2004
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period10/3/0410/6/04

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Zeng, D., Chang, W., & Chen, H. (2004). A comparative study of spatio-temporal hotspot analysis techniques in security informatics. In IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC (pp. 106-111)