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Digital Demography

Chair (s) 
Emilio Zagheni (Max Planck Institute for demographic Research)
Francesco Billari (Bocconi University)
Monica Alexander (University of Toronto)
Dennis Feehan (UC Berkeley)
Ridhi Kashyap (University of Oxford)
Mejova Yelena (ISI Foundation)
Diego Ramiro Fariñas (IEGD-CCHS Spanish National Research Council (CSIC))
Ingmar Weber (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
Council Liaison 
Thomas LeGrand (University of Montreal)
IUSSP Secretariat 
Paul Monet (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP))
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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. The new 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.


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


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