What is RISE_SMA?



RISE_SMA forms 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. Recently, social media communication gained immense impact on society and decision-making at all levels. It offers potential for new forms of public discourses, but also challenges societal cohesion phenomena like fake news and vicious 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.





This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 823866

Duration: 01-01-2019 – 12-31-2022


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Secondment Report #04 Gratulerer med dagen!

Gratulerer med dagen! This greeting is used by Norwegians on 17 May, the day the constitution was signed in 1814 and that is celebrated annually. Thousands of people flock to the streets to watch parades, listen to music performances, eat ice cream, and generally have a good time with their families. Organising such an event […]

Secondment Report #03 Nudging the consortium to better Data Protection

In March and May 2019, I got the opportunity to travel to the Municipality of Kristiansand, Norway, with the RISE_SMA project. As overall working task as Data Protection Officer (DPO) for the coordinating University of Duisburg-Essen I checked whether there are further actions required with respect to other countries’ legislation (especially Norway) within this secondment. […]

Secondment Report #02 – First research trip to Norway

Our group in Duisburg could’t wait to get started with RISE_SMA and work with our international partners. Therefore I travelled to Norway before the official kick-off meeting in April 2019. Together with the University of Agder, we tried to find out how social media is already being used in the Kristiansand municipality. It turned out […]

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