Call for papers – AAG 2021: Social Media and Big Data for Disasters

We invite you to submit your abstract to our session, Social Media and Big Data for Disasters, at the upcoming virtual American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, April 7-11, 2021. The session will bring together basic and empirical research that advances existing understanding and techniques to address the issue of big data quality and its impact on applications pertaining to human dynamics, built environments and hazards. Potential research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Quality issues in big data
  • Calibration and validation techniques/approaches in big data
  • Data integration of multi-source and/or heterogenous datasets
  • Big data analytics in hazards and built environment
  • Big data analytics in human movements and behaviors
  • Big data quality and its impact in decision making
  • Challenges in collecting, processing and analyzing big data for real-time applications
  • Geo-visualization techniques to analyze and visualize social media data
  • Privacy and big data management

If you would like to be included in the session, please submit your abstract here by Thursday, November 19th and send a copy of your abstract and PIN to Dr. Bandana Kar ( Let us know if you have any questions – we look forward to receiving your submissions!


Bandana Kar
Research Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Edwin T. Chow
Associate Professor, Texas State University

Zhenlong Li
Associate Professor, University of South Carolina

Qunying Huang
Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin

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