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Big data for human security: The case of COVID-19

Cárdenas, Pedro and Ivrissimtzis, Ioannis and Obara, Boguslaw and Kureshi, Ibad and Theodoropoulos, Georgios (2022) 'Big data for human security: The case of COVID-19.', Journal of Computational Science, 60 . p. 101574.


The COVID-19 epidemic has changed the world dramatically since societies are changing their behaviour according to the new normal, which comes along with numerous challenges and uncertainties. These uncertainties have led to instabilities in several facets of society, most notably health, economy and public order. Measures to contain the pandemic by governments have occasionally met with increasing discontent from societies and have triggered social unrest, imposing serious threats to human security. Big Data Analytics can provide a powerful force multiplier to support policy and decision makers to contain the virus while at the same time dealing with such threats to human security. This paper presents the utilisation of a big data forecasting and analytics framework and its utilisation to deal with COVID-19 triggered social unrest. The paper is an extended version of paper Cárdenas et al. (2021) presented at the 2021 International Conference on Computational Science.

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Publisher statement:© 2022. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Date accepted:21 January 2022
Date deposited:30 June 2022
Date of first online publication:15 February 2022
Date first made open access:15 February 2023

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