KDD Papers

No Longer Sleeping with a Bomb: A Duet System for Protecting Urban Safety from Dangerous Goods

Jingyuan Wang (Beihang University);Chao Chen (Beihang University);Junjie Wu (Beihang University);Zhang Xiong (Beihang University)


Recent years have witnessed the continuous growth of megalopolises worldwide, which makes urban safety a top priority in modern city life. Among various threats, dangerous goods such as gas and hazardous chemicals transported through and around cities have increasingly become the deadly “bomb” we sleep with every day. In both academia and government, tremendous efforts have been dedicated to dealing with dangerous goods transportation (DGT) issues, but further study is still in great need to quantify the problem and explore its intrinsic dynamics in a big data perspective. In this paper, we present a novel system called DGeye, which features a “duet” between DGT trajectory data and human mobility data for risky zones identification. Moreover, DGeye innovatively takes risky patterns as the keystones in DGT management, and builds causality networks among them for pain points identification, attribution and prediction. Experiments on both Beijing and Tianjin cities demonstrate the effectiveness of DGeye. In particular, DGeye after deployment has driven the Beijing government to lay down gas pipelines for the famous Guijie food street.