Recent workshop on the contributions of computer science in civilian casualty recording and estimation

This workshop focused on the contributions that computer science can make to recording, estimating and analyzing civilian casualties in conflict situations. There are numerous statistical and computational challenges in this domain that may open up new lines of interdisciplinary research and generate novel findings (e.g., database deduplication; agent-based modeling; automatically or semi-automatically capturing useful information from textual sources such as police records or eyewitness narratives; and developing simulations to test different recording and estimation techniques). The purpose of this workshop was to bring together a small group of people from the casualty recording and estimation community to discuss their most pressing needs in terms of computing and data collection, storage, and analysis with interested computer science faculty and graduate students.