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*Migration and Mobility Research in the Digital Era (MIMODE 2021)* 

   - Date of the event: 27-28 October 2021
   - Abstract submissions deadline: 15 July 2021
   - Location: Lyon, France (and virtual)
   - A satellite event of the Conference on Complex Systems 2021 (CCS2021)
   - Submission portal: 
   - More information including the program committee members and keynote

*Call for Abstracts*
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 workshop 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
   - 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

More info: 

We welcome submissions of abstracts on ongoing or published work that fit
the topics of the event. The submissions must be a single PDF-file of
maximum 2 pages in English including the title, list of authors and
affiliations, abstract text (maximum 500 words), descriptive figure or
table (optional), and references (optional). The abstracts can be in any
format or style as long as they do not exceed the page and word limits.
Alternatively, authors can use the abstract template of the CCS2021
conference ( ).

Abstracts must be submitted electronically by July 15, 2021, through the
Easychair platform at the following link: 

All submissions will be evaluated by the Program Committee on the basis of
quality and fit to the satellite theme.

Oral presentations will be allocated 12 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of
Q&A. Please note that the presenting author must register to the main
conference as announced on CCS2021 website.

*Important Dates*

   - July 15, 2021 — Deadline for abstract submissions (midnight CET)
   - July 30, 2021 — Notification of abstract acceptance for oral
   - October 27-28, 2021 — MIMODE 2021 workshop (CCS2021 satellite days)

MIMODE 2021 is currently scheduled to be held in person in Lyon, France as
a satellite event of CCS2021. However, due to the current COVID-19
pandemic, we may expect the workshop to turn into a hybrid or fully online
Presenting authors can indicate their availability to travel to Lyon in
October 2021 in the submission platform. We will consider researchers’
needs and organize our satellite event accordingly as we approach the date
of the event. More details will follow soon.

The satellite is organized by research scientists in the Laboratory of
Digital and Computational Demography at the Max Planck Institute for
Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Germany (Daniela Perrotta, Samin Aref, and
Jisu Kim). Contact the organizers at [log in to unmask]

*Samin Aref, Ph.D.*

Research Scientist | Lab of Digital and Computational Demography | Max
Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Konrad-Zuse-Str. 1, 18057
Rostock, Germany | +49 (0)381 2081 297 | * 
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