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- Supporting Decision Making during Response to Humanitarian Crises through Reasoning Upon Semantics of Open Data Generated in Humanitarian Environments
Aladdin Shamoug’s PhD aims to address data structure heterogeneity and support interoperability in humanitarian crisis theatres.
He works on Semantic Web Technologies, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing to support humanitarian actors (such as: the United Nations, Red Cross/Crescent, International NGOs, and other humanitarian organisations) in understanding each other’s data and exchanging their information in an effective, flawless, and timely manner.
His work involves modelling humanitarian environments, using historical data for training/testing, and running simulations to predict future crises’ attributes. Such models allow humanitarian actors to be prepared for actual crises before they take place and spare them precious time to be devoted for life-saving interventions.
Prior to embarking on this research, he used to work with the United Nations for several years in which he served in many crises theatres in Middle East, Africa, Asia and East Europe.
Juric, R., and Shamoug, A., “Resource Allocations for Humanitarian Response: Introducing a Software Tool Based on SWRL Enabled OWL Ontologies”, International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM), Volume 9 (1), 2017, p.p. 45-66.
Shamoug, A. and Juric, R., “Software Tool for Semantic Resources Allocation in Humanitarian Crises”, Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Hawaii, USA, 2017, p.p. 294-303.
Shamoug, A., Juric, R., and Paurobally, S., “Semantic Representations of Actors and Resource Allocation through Reasoning in Humanitarian Crises”, Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Hawaii, USA, 2014, p.p. 4169-4178.
Shamoug, A., Juric, R., and Paurobally, S., “Ontological Reasoning as a Tool for Humanitarian Decision Making”, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on ISCRAM, Vancouver, Canada, 2012.
Shamoug, A., Juric, R., and Paurobally, S., “Semantic Modelling of Decision Making for Humanitarian Response to Crises”, Proceedings of the Conference on Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS), Berlin, Germany, 2012.
Shamoug, A. and Juric, R., “Framework for Knowledge Inference in Decision Making During Humanitarian Crises”, to appear on Proceeding of Workshop on Knowledge Management Capacity in Africa, KMCA2012, Khartoum, Sudan, 2012.
Shamoug, A., and Juric, R., “Decision Making in Humanitarian Crises Based on Owl/SWRL Enabled Ontologies”, Proceedings of the Conference on Society for Design and Process Science (SDPS), South Korea, 2011.
Shamoug, A., and Juric, R., “Addressing Interoperability Through the Semantics of Information Highway in Managing Responses in Humanitarian Crises”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on ISCRAM, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011.
Shamoug, A., Cranefield, S., & Dick, G. (2018). Information retrieval for humanitarian crises via a semantically classified word embedding. In K. Stock & D. Bunker (Eds.), Proceedings of the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Asia Pacific 2018 Conference: Innovating for Resilience. (pp. 132-144). Wellington, New Zealand: Massey University.