Analyzing spatio-temporal patterns of online public attentions in emergency events: A case study of 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak in China

Kainan Cui, Xiaolong Zheng, Zhu Zhang, Daniel Zeng

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Abstract

Understanding the public attention and perception towards epidemics is critical for public health response. However, the research question concerning the spatio-temporal patterns of public attention and the interactions with media attention and severity of epidemic is still not well studied. Aim to fill this research gap, we chose the H1N1 influenza outbreak in the mainland of China in 2009 as case to study the spatio-temporal patterns of public attention, and their correlations with media attention and severity of epidemic. The results of this paper indicate that public attention and media attention had high correlation from both temporal and spatial perspectives, which can provide us significant insights to understand the collective behavior of massive online users during emergency events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmart Health - International Conference, ICSH 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages44-50
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319084152
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference for Smart Health, CSH 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 10 2014Jul 11 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8549 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd International Conference for Smart Health, CSH 2014
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period7/10/147/11/14

Keywords

  • Information diffusion
  • emergency response
  • epidemic outbreaks
  • influenza
  • public attenion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Cui, K., Zheng, X., Zhang, Z., & Zeng, D. (2014). Analyzing spatio-temporal patterns of online public attentions in emergency events: A case study of 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak in China. In Smart Health - International Conference, ICSH 2014, Proceedings (pp. 44-50). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8549 LNCS). Springer-Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08416-9_5