Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR)
Bocconi University


University of Toronto
UC Berkeley
University of Oxford
ISI Foundation
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Saarland University

IUSSP Secretariat

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)

Council Liaison

Center for Demographic Studies (Barcelona)

This panel will build on the success of the IUSSP Panel on Big Data and Population Processes (2015-2018) to consolidate the field of Digital Demography and to promote exchange and collaboration between demographers, computer scientists and sociologists. This panel will expand the scope of the previous panel by promoting not only the use of digital trace data for demographic purposes, but also by improving our understanding of the implications of the digitalization of life for health, well-being and demographic behavior.

Programme of activities

Report for the 2021 IUSSP General Assembly

EPC 2022 preconference workshop: Using bibliometric data in demographic research

Groningen (and online), 29 June 2022 - 9:00 to 12:45 CET

IPC2021 Session 126 - Round Table - Digital Demography: Highlights and Future Directions

8 December at 16:00 UTC

UN World Data Forum session on "Innovative use of Social Media for Remote Sensing and SDG Monitoring" - on-demand video

UN World Data Forum session on "Innovative use of Social Media for Remote Sensing and SDG Monitoring" - on-demand video

IUSSP Webinar: Digital and computational approaches to study determinants and consequences of the spread of COVID-19

Zoom, 8 July 2020 - 13:30-15:00 UTC (9:30-11:00 New York; 15:30-17:00 Paris)

Workshop on Text Analysis for Demographic Research at PAA 2020 (cancelled)

Washington D.C., United States, 22 April 2020 from 8:30am to 5:00pm(cancelled)

  • Materials from a related event have been made available by Monica Alexander on this web page. 


Introduction to Digital Demography - Online course for the 2019-2020 European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) in Barcelona

by Diego Alburez, Research Scientist at the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR).


Workshop on New computational methods and data sources for migration research in the digital era at the 11th Social Informatics Conference (SocInfo 2019)

Doha, Qatar, 18 November 2019

Workshop on Migration Data and Models for a Better World: Perspectives from social scientists, data scientists and international organizations at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) 

New York, United States, 9 August 2019

Workshop on Demographic Research with Web and Social Media Data at the International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) 

Munich, Germany, 11 June 2019


Research Workshop on Digital Demography in the Era of Big Data

Seville, Spain, 6-7 June 2019