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.
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: https://bigsss-css.jacobs-university.de/migration2019/keynote-speakers-experts/
There are only three days left to apply as an expert and project leader for the Computational Social Science Summer School on Migration taking place in wonderful Cagliari on Sardinia (Italy) from June 10 to 21, 2019. Find out more here: https://bigsss-css.jacobs-university.de/calls/migration2019/
Apply until November 30, 2019!
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.
We cordially invite senior researchers to apply as an
Expert / project leader
in computational social science methods and/or quantitative research on migration
BIGSSS Computational Social Science Summer School on Migration
June 10-21, 2019
Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy)
The two-weeks summer school serves as a research incubator to linking social science research on migration with computational methods of data mining and analysis. The innovative concept bring together senior and junior scientists working intensively working together in one project. As an experts / project leader, you propose an own research project that uses computational social science methods within migration research. Within a team of five people (two experts / project leaders and 3 students), you will work through the entire research process and ideally publish your results in an edited volume or special issue of a peer-reviewed journal. As an expert / project leader you have approximately 50 percent of the time to freely structure and supervise your team. You will also give a lecture or a hands-on workshop for all participants.
Application deadline: November 30, 2018
For more information visit our call or directly apply here. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
The summer school receives generous funding from the Volkswagen Foundation as part of its program
International Research in Computational Social Sciences. It was preceded by a summer school on
conflicts in Bremen (Germany) in 2018 and will be followed by a summer school on social cohesion in
Groningen (Netherlands) in 2020.
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: http://rocs.hu-berlin.de/
Stay tuned for our upcoming call for experts and supervisors in October 2018 and for participants in January 2019!