QUT DMRC is one of the Australian partners in RISE_SMA, an interdisciplinary, international network combining excellent scholars and practitioners to enable vigorous knowledge sharing and to develop solutions for contemporary challenges for Social Media Analytics (SMA). Advanced theoretical approaches and methods of analysing social media data are especially relevant for two domains addressed in RISE_SMA: society and crisis communication. Social media communication has an immense impact on society and decision-making at all levels. It offers potential for new forms of public discourses, but also challenges societal cohesion through phenomena like fake news and social bots. During uncertain events such as natural disasters or human-made crises, social media communication plays an increasingly important role for citizens and emergency service agencies. RISE_SMA attempts to uncover communication patterns and suggest best practices to seek and share information in precarious situations.
DMRC research program
This project contributes to the research within the following DMRC research programs:
DMRC research group
This project contributes to the research within the following DMRC research groups:
- European Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) programme (2019-23)