Emotional reactions to risk perception in the Herculaneum Archaeological Park

Fabio Garcia, Francesco Borghini, Ludovica Minò , Alberto Bruni , Soodamani Ramalingam, Mara Lombardi

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The evaluation of perceived risk by people is particularly valuable for safety and security management. Each person is based on the opinion of others to make a choice and the Internet embodies the place where these opinions are mainly researched, found, and reviewed. Social networks have a significant impact: 92% of consumers declare they trust more of social media reviews than in any other form of advertising. For this reason, Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis have found noteworthy uses in different context, among which the most advanced is surely represented by public safety and security. Security managers can use the perceptions communicated by people to find the unpredicted and possible faults of a monitored environment or anyway the risk and security perception of people that sometimes can be truly diverse from real level of risk and security of a given site. Since the perceptions are the effect of mostly unconscious elaborations, it is necessary to go deeper and to search for the emotions, triggered by the sensorial stimuli, that define them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST) proceedings
EditorsZoe Jeffrey, Gordon Thomas, Soodamani Ramalingam
Place of PublicationHatfield, UK
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-9988-0
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2022
EventIEEE ICCST 2021: 54th IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology - Online, hosted by the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Oct 202115 Oct 2021
Conference number: 49569

Publication series

NameInternational Carnahan Conference on Security Technology (ICCST)
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0742


ConferenceIEEE ICCST 2021: 54th IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology
Abbreviated titleIEEE ICCST 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
OtherThe International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology, sponsored by IEEE, is one of the longest running international technical symposia. This conference has a broad scope and invites papers on advanced security technologies including physical, cyber and electronic security research, development, systems engineering, testing, evaluation, case studies and new research lines to face current and future challenges.
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  • —Perceived risk assessment for security
  • Open-Source Intelligent Techniques for security
  • opinion mining for security
  • sentiment analysis for security,
  • cultural heritage security


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