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Big Data and Population Processes

English
(2015-2018)
Chair 
Francesco Billari (University of Oxford)
Emilio Zagheni (University of Washington, Seattle)
Membership 
Guy Abel (Asian Demographic Research Institute)
Emmanuel Letouzé (Data-Pop Alliance - MIT)
Melinda Mills (University of Oxford)
Bogdan State (Stanford University)
Cassio Turra (Demography Department, Cedeplar, UFMG)
Ingmar Weber (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
Council Liaison 
Tom LeGrand (University of Montreal)
IUSSP Secretariat 
Paul Monet (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP))
Terms of Reference: 

Demography has been a data-driven discipline since its birth. Data collection and the development of formal methods have sustained most of the major advances in our understanding of population processes. Today's increasing availability of digital records (e.g., social media data, digitized historical data, call detail records, smartphone apps, and blogs) holds the promise of an exceptional development of new demographic knowledge, which will lead to theoretical advances in population studies. At the same time, the use of social media and Internet are affecting people’s daily activities as well as life planning, with implications for demographic behavior that are not well understood. 

 

The panel plans to organize a series of activities (e.g., research and training workshops, seminars, conference sessions or side meetings), that are intended to: (i) promote communication and exchange between the communities of demographers and data scientists; (ii) favor discussion of research questions and methodologies at the intersection of social media research and population studies; (iii) stimulate scholars to think about how formal demographic methods can be applied to big data research; (iv) provide opportunities for training to students and young researchers; (v) increase the visibility of demography as a discipline, in the context of big data research and stimulate attention for population studies in scientific communities related to information science. 

Programme: 

Workshop on Social Media and Demographic Research: Applications and Implications

Side event at the 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-17)

Montreal, Canada, 15 May 2017


Training Workshop on Social Media and Demographic Methods

Side meeting at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA)

Chicago, United States, 26 April 2017: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM


Tutorial on Digital Demography, at the 26th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2017 - 3-7 April 2017)

Perth, Australia, 4 April 2017

  

Workshop on Web, Social Media, and Cellphone Data for Demographic Research 

Pre-Conference Workshop at the 8th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2016)

Bellevue (Seattle), United States, 14 November 2016

For more information, please visit the workshop website: http://projects.demog.berkeley.edu/socinfo2016/


Workshop on Web, Social Media Data and Demographic Research 

Pre-Conference workshop at the VII ALAP-XX ABEP Congress

Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, 17 October 2016, 9:00-13:00

 

Workshop on Web, Social Media Data and Demographic Research 

Pre-Conference Workshop at the European Population Conference

Mainz, Germany, 31 August 2016, 13:30-17:30


Workshop on Social Media and Demographic Research: Applications and Implications

Side event at the 10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-16)

Cologne, Germany, 17 May 2016


PAA 2016 Workshop on Social Media and Demographic Methods
Wednesday, 30 March 2016; 1:30-5:30pm
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel,  Washington, D.C.
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