Migration and Mobility Research in the Digital Era (MIMODE 2024)

Call for Abstract: Migration and Mobility Research in the Digital Era (MIMODE 2024)

The recent availability of massive amounts of digital data have profoundly revolutionized research on migration and mobility, enabling scientists to quantitatively study individual and collective mobility patterns at different granularities as generated by human activities in their daily life. Harnessing such digital data offers many new opportunities to study migration and mobility and fill in the gaps left by traditional data. At the same time, such innovative data sources also come with several limitations, biases, and challenges, which have led to diverging research methodologies and frameworks, requiring even greater effort in their operationalization and communication to stakeholders and policy makers.

The aim of this satellite session is to bring together researchers from different fields and practitioners from around the world to facilitate a conversation on the use of innovative digital data sources, new methodologies, empirical findings, and critical challenges of studying migration and mobility in the digital era.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • New data sources for mobility and migration research, challenges and opportunities
  • Internal and international migration, short- and long-term mobility
  • Modeling and predicting human mobility patterns
  • Machine learning and AI methods for studying mobility
  • Longitudinal analyses and empirical studies of mobility and migration
  • Socio-economic and environmental drivers of migration
  • Integration and segregation of migrant populations
  • Measuring the impact of natural disasters, conflicts, climate change, and the
  • COVID-19 pandemic on migration
  • Access to mobility data, open science, and privacy concerns
  • Evaluation and development of migration policy

Date: September 3, 2024
Venue: Exeter, United Kingdom – Conference on Complex Systems 2024

Deadline for abstrat submission: extended until June 17, 2024

For more information see here.