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ASE 2020
Mon 21 - Fri 25 September 2020 Melbourne, Australia
Mon 21 Sep 2020 04:30 - 04:46 at Kangaroo - Session 2 Paper Presentation Chair(s): Thuong Hoang

With the exponential growth of social media platforms like Twitter, a seemingly vast amount of data has become available for mining to draw conclusions about various topics, including awareness systems requirements. The exchange of health-related information on social media has been heralded as a new way to explore information-seeking behaviour during pandemics and design and develop awareness systems that address the public’s information need. Online datasets such as Twitter, Google Trends and Reddit have several advantages over traditional data sources, including real-time data availability, ease of access, and reduced cost.

In this paper, to explore the pandemic awareness systems’ requirements, we utilize data from the large accessible database of tweets and Reddit’s posts to explore the contextual patterns and temporal trends in Canadians’ information-seeking behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic. To validate our inferences and to understand how google searches regarding COVID-19 were distributed throughout the course of the pandemic in Canada, we complement our Twitter and Reddit data with that collected through Google Trends, which tracks the popularity of specific search terms on Google. Our results show that Social media content contains useful technical information and can be used as a source to explore the requirements of pandemic awareness systems.

Mon 21 Sep
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04:30 - 05:50: Session 2 Paper Presentation[Workshop] HCSE&CS at Kangaroo
Chair(s): Thuong HoangSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University
04:30 - 04:46
Exploring the Requirements of Pandemic Awareness Systems: A Case Study of COVID-19 Using Twitter, Reddit, and Google TrendsWorkshop
[Workshop] HCSE&CS
Esmaeil ShakeriUniversity of Calgary, Behrouz FarUniversity of Calgary
04:46 - 05:02
mHealth4U: Designing for Health and Wellbeing Self-ManagemenWorkshop
[Workshop] HCSE&CS
Hamza SellakCSIRO's Data61, Marthie GroblerCSIRO's Data61
05:02 - 05:18
Reducing Delay Penalty of Multiple Concurrent Software Projects based on Overtime PlanningWorkshop
[Workshop] HCSE&CS
wei zhangEast China University of Technology, Yun YangSwinburne University of Technology, Xiao LiuSchool of Information Technology, Deakin University
05:18 - 05:34
Towards Better Understanding of Agile Teams through Behavior Change ModelsWorkshop
[Workshop] HCSE&CS
Kashumi MadampeMonash University, Australia, Rashina HodaMonash University, John GrundyMonash University, Australia
05:34 - 05:50
A Vision to Mitigate Bioinformatics Software Development ChallengesWorkshop
[Workshop] HCSE&CS
Akond RahmanTennessee Tech University, Farzana Ahamed BhuiyanTennessee Tech University