Ph.D. Thesis

Rogstadius, J. Enhancing Disaster Situational Awareness Through Scalable Curation of Social Media. University of Madeira (2014).


Rogstadius, J., Teixeira, C., Vukovic, M., and Kostakos, V., Karapanos, E., Laredo, J. CrisisTracker: Crowdsourced Social Media Curation for Disaster Awareness. IBM Journal of Research and Development (2013), vol. 57, issue 5, pp. 4:1-4:13, DOI: 10.1147/JRD.2013.2260692.

Conference proceedings

Imran, M., Castillo, C., Lucas, J., Patrick, M., Rogstadius, J. Coordinating human and machine intelligence to classify microblog communications in crises. In Proc. ISCRAM14, University Park, PA (2014).

Goncalves, J., Ferreira, D., Hosio, S., Liu, Y., Kostakos, V., Rogstadius, J., Kukka, H. Crowdsourcing on the Spot: Altruistic Use of Public Displays, Feasibility, Performance, and Behaviours. In Proc. UbiComp 2013, Zurich, Switzerland (2013).

Ikawa, Y., Vukovic, M., Rogstadius, J., Murakami, A. Location-based insights from the social web. In Proc. WWW13, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2013).

Rogstadius, J., Teixeira, C., Karapanos, E., and Kostakos, V. An Introduction for System Developers to Volunteer Roles in Crisis Response and Recovery. In Proc. ISCRAM13, Baden-Baden, Germany (2013).

Rogstadius, J., Kostakos, V., Kittur, A., Smus, B., Laredo, J. and Vukovic, M. An Assessment of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation on Task Performance in Crowdsourcing Markets. In Proc. ICWSM11, Barcelona, Spain (2011), pp. 321-328.

Jern, M., Rogstadius, J. and Åström, T. Treemaps and Choropleth Maps Applied to Regional Hierarchical Statistical Data. In Proc. IV09, IEEE Computer Society (2009), pp. 403-410. ISBN 978-0-7695-3733-7.

Jern, M., Rogstadius, J., Åström, T. and Ynnerman, A. Visual Analytics Presentation Tools applied in HTML Documents. In Proc. IV08. IEEE Computer Society (2008), pp. 200-207. ISBN 978-0-7695-3268-4.

Workshops, posters, etc.

Rogstadius, J., Kostakos, V., Laredo, J. and Vukovic, M. A real-time social media aggregation tool: Reflections from five large-scale events. ECSCW 2011 CSCWSmart? Collective Intelligence and CSCW in Crisis Situations, Aarhus, Denmark (2011).

Poster at ECSCW 2011, Aarhus, Denmark (2011): Improving Situational Awareness in Emergencies through Crowd Supported Analysis of Social Media.

Rogstadius, J. Crowd-powered algorithms. CHI 2011 Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation, Vancouver, Canada (2011).

Rogstadius, J., Kostakos, V., Laredo, J. and Vukovic, M. Towards Real-time Emergency Response using Crowd Supported Analysis of Social Media. CHI 2011 Workshop on Crowdsourcing and Human Computation, Vancouver, Canada (2011).

Ferreira, D., Kostakos, V., Rogstadius, J. and Venkatanathan, J. Design, Prototyping and Evaluation of Ambient Media: Lessons Learned from the Ambient Notifier. In Proc. MobileHCI 2010, Workshop on Tool-support for Mobile and Pervasive Application Development (2010).

Poster at the 1st International UBI summer school, Oulu, Finland (2010): Towards crowdsourcing emergency response.

Rogstadius, J. Visualizing the Ethiopian Commodity Market. M.Sc. Thesis, Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology (2009).



2013 - Winner of USAID and Humanity United's Atrocity Prevention Challenge

Video Presentations

CrisisTracker: Collaborative Twitter Curation During Mass Disasters and Wars
International Conference for Crisis Mappers (ICCM), 12 October 2012, Washington DC

Introduction to CrisisTracker
July, 2012


CrisisTracker: Preventing Mass Violence Against Civilians through Social Media
Reset, 23 November, 2013

Track Yolanda Tweets with CrisisTracker
Rappler, 18 November, 2013

Understanding Humanitarian Disasters Through Citizen Communication
The Huffington Post, 6 August, 2013

Prémio em desafio humanitário para aluno do Madeira-ITI
Diário de Notícias, 20 July, 2013

Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention Uncovers New Technologies for Preventing Mass Atrocities
Wall Street Journal, 10 July, 2013

Meet the Tech Challenge Winners
Humanity United, 10 July, 2013

Crowdsourcing Platforms Monitor Disease, Dissent, and Disasters
Communications of the ACM, 8 March, 2013

As Prop, Cudgel or Sensor, Digital Maps Have a Future in Global Activism
TechPresident, 16 January 2013

Crisis Tracker: An Open Source Map that Curates Crowdsourced Information
TechPresident, 1 November 2012

Social media in emergencies: is there a responsibility to verify?
Social Media 4 Good, 20 September 2012

New Social Media Monitoring Tool: CrisisTracker
idisaster 2.0, 17 September 2012

Crisistracker, nueva herramienta para organizar en internet la información sobre catástrofes
el Periódico, 21 August 2012

CrisisTracker: Collaborative Social Media Analysis For Disaster Response
iRevolution, 30 July 2012

Earthquake? Terrorist bomb? Call in the AI
New Scientist, 23 May 2011