Towards Urban Tribes in Saudi Arabia: Social Subcultures Emerging from Urban Analytics of Social Media

  • Tariq AlhindiEmail author
  • Salma Aldawood
  • Jumana Almahmoud
  • Carlos Sandoval
  • Areej Al-Wabil
  • Mansour Alsaleh
  • Sarah Williams
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9742)


Analyzing and accessing information related to coupled urban socio-technical systems can provide insights into social subcultures, mobility patterns and behavior that are critical to decision making systems at an urban scale. In this paper, we examine the question of how can urban analytics provide a classification of subcultures or urban tribes for the context of Saudi Arabia. Data analytics and classification methodology of urban tribes will be used to guide the discussion, and computational challenges and directions for future research will be discussed.


Urban analytics Social media analytics Urban tribes 



This work was sponsored by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tariq Alhindi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Salma Aldawood
    • 1
  • Jumana Almahmoud
    • 1
  • Carlos Sandoval
    • 2
  • Areej Al-Wabil
    • 1
  • Mansour Alsaleh
    • 1
  • Sarah Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Complex Engineering SystemsKing Abdulaziz City for Science and TechnologyRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Civic Data Design LabMassachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT)CambridgeUSA

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