Welcome to geo-social alerting webpage.


This project focuses on exploratory research towards the next generation of adaptive socio-technical crisis alerting and warning systems. Alerting systems inform social entities affected by crisis - schools, businesses, hospitals, and the public at large - about impending dangers, the status of infrastructures, life lines and available help and actions designed to reduce exposure to natural and human-induced threats - e.g. evacuate, shelter-in-place etc. The eventual goal is to develop alerting systems that deliver an accurate message to the right targets in the right format and the right time, however this requires a synergistic exploration of the challenges at multiple levels - physical/geographical, network and user levels. This effort is an initial exploratory effort that aims to meaningfully combine the three levels into effective alerting schemes.