The HEROIC team won the Best Social Science Student Paper Award at the Web Science 2012 conference held June 22-24th. Sponsored by Microsoft Research, the award recognized the best student led paper from the social sciences at the conference.
The paper, “Rumoring During Extreme Events: A Case Study of Deepwater Horizon 2010,” looks at informal online conversation in the context of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The full article can be found in the conference proceedings.
Spiro, Emma S., Sutton, Jeannette, Fitzhugh, Sean, Greczek, Matt, Pierski, Nicole, and Butts, Carter T. (2012) “Rumoring During Extreme Events: A Case Study of Deepwater Horizon 2010.” In Proceedings of the ACM Web Science 2012 Conference (WebSci12). Evanston, Illinois.
Proceedings and award announcement can be found at: http://www.websci12.org/