SoBigData travel grant for female students

Thanks a lot to SoBigData for a generous grant particularly aiming at supporting young female scholars. This enabled us to award two more travel grants to two female participants!

SoBigData is a European Research Infrastructure for BigData and Social Mining. Its aim is to provide an integrated ecosystem for ethic-sensitive scientific discoveries and advanced applications of social data mining on the various dimensions of social life.

Alina Sirbu from the Department of Computer Science at University of Pisa will be giving a talk on the SoBigData research infrastructure during the first week of the summer school. We are already looking forward to it.


Team of keynote speakers complete now

Marta C. González, Assistant Professor at University of California, Berkeley (USA) and Emilio Zagheni, Director of Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock (Germany), confirmed as keynote speakers for the CSS Summer School on Migration in Cagliari 2019!

Marta is an expert in analyzing digital traces of information mediated by devices and Emilio focuses on how to manage migration flows and the integration of migrants in the context of both slow population aging and sudden crises or shocks.

Together with George Barnett and Dirk Brockmann, the team of keynote speakers is now complete. Find out more about them here:

George Barnett confirmed as keynote speaker!

George Barnett accepted pur invitation for a keynote speach at next year’s BIGSSS Computational Social Science Summer School on Migration on Sardinia in Italy!

George Barnett is Professor for at the Department of Communication at UC Davis in the USA. He is an expert in intercultural communication, social networking and other communication networks. For the summer school, he will give a talk on migration networks, focusing on human mobility. Find out more about him here.

First keynote speaker for 2019 confirmed!

We are very happy to announce that Dirk Brockmann from Humboldt Univeristy in Berlin (Germany) confirmed to give a keynote talk at the next CSS summer school on migration in 2019 at Cagliari! Find more information about him at his website:

Stay tuned for our upcoming call for experts and supervisors in October 2018 and for participants in January 2019!