2017 AAG Meeting

Three paper sessions were organized, focusing on “Social Media and Big Data” in the Symposium on Human Dynamics in Smart and Connected Communities, on April 6th, (Thursday), 2017, in the 2017 AAG meeting at Boston. The paper sessions include a total of 13 papers focusing on the related works of Social Media, Big Data, and Human Dynamics.

Paper and Author Information

2280 Symposium on Human Dynamics in Smart and Connected Communities: Social Media and Big Data 1


Thursday, 4/6/2017, from 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM in Berkeley, Marriott, Third Floor


Chair: Ming-Hsiang Tsou



10:00 AM   Author(s): Shih-Lung Shaw, Professor – University of Tennessee

Abstract Title: Human Dynamics Research beyond Time Geography’s Path and Prism Concepts

10:20 AM   Author(s): Bo Zhao – Oregon State University
Daniel Sui – The Ohio State University
Zhaohui Li – The George Washington University

Abstract Title: Coming Out of Big Data: Mapping the Gay Community in Beijing Using Social Media Feeds

10:40 AM   Author(s): *Atsushi Nara – San Diego State University

Abstract Title: Location-based social networks to examine urban dynamics

11:00 AM   Author(s): *SU HAN –

Abstract Title: Estimating and mapping dynamically changing population using Twitter data

11:20 AM   Author(s): *Tuuli Toivonen – University of Helsinki
Henrikki Tenkanen – University of Helsinki
Vuokko Heikinheimo – University of Helsinki
Enrico Di Minin – University of Helsinki

Abstract Title: Social Media Data to Understand the Spatio-Temporal Dynamics in the Recreational Use of Urban Greens

2480 Symposium on Human Dynamics in Smart and Connected Communities: Social Media and Big Data 2 

Thursday, 4/6/2017, from 1:20 PM – 3:00 PM in Berkeley, Marriott, Third Floor

Atsushi Nara – San Diego State University 


1:20 PM   Author(s): *Chen Xu – University of Wyoming

Abstract Title: Urban Informatics in the Era of Big Data

1:40 PM   Author(s): *Cheng-Chia Huang – San Diego State University
Atsushi Nara – San Diego Sate University

Abstract Title: A social media data mining approach to identify sense of gentrification

2:00 PM   Author(s): *Xinyue Ye – Kent State University
Lanxue Dang – Henan University
Jay Lee – Kent State University

Abstract Title: A Framework of Spatial Social Network Analytics

2:20 PM   Author(s): *Xuan Shi – University of Arkansas

Abstract Title: Spark for geocomputation and data mining over big geospatial and social media data

2:40 PM   Discussant: Lanxue Dang



2580 Symposium on Human Dynamics in Smart and Connected Communities: Social Media and Big Data 3 

Thursday, 4/6/2017, from 3:20 PM – 5:00 PM in Berkeley, Marriott, Third Floor

Tao Cheng – University College London 


3:20 PM   Author(s): Ming-Hsiang Tsou – The Center for Human Dynamics in the Mobile Age, San Diego State University
Hao Zhang – San Diego State University

Abstract Title: Working with Data Noises, Robots, User Biases, and System Errors in Geo-tagged Twitter Messages (Tweets)

3:40 PM   Author(s): *Fang Fang – West Virginia University

Abstract Title: Are restaurant reviews better in tourist cities? A comparison of Yelp reviews between Las Vegas and Pittsburgh

4:00 PM   Author(s): *Enrico Di Minin – Department of Geosciences and Geography

Abstract Title: Using social media data to monitor the illegal wildlife trade

4:20 PM   Author(s): *Tao Cheng – University College London
Jidong Tian – University College London

Abstract Title: Using Social Media Data for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Surveillance in London

4:40 PM   Discussant: Xinyue Ye – Kent State University


(2017 AAG Meeting)