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Call for Papers: BIGSSS Summer School in Computational Social Science: Data-driven Modeling of Migration


BIGSSS invites junior researchers to apply for participation in the CSS summer school on data-driven modeling of migration.

Women are especially encouraged to apply!

The CSS summer schools serve as a research incubator aimed at fostering the use of data-driven methods in the social sciences and developing a contribution to the research fields of conflict, migration, and social cohesion.

The 2019 summer school focuses on migration research. During the summer school, eight teams of five people will work on a specific research project. Each team consists of three junior researchers and two senior experts/supervisors, with strong methodological expertise in CSS and in the field of migration research. Each team will work through the whole research process with the aim to prepare a manuscript for scientific publication.

Each project combines CSS methods with a research focus on migration. This involves data-driven modeling of migration and making use of simulation or prediction techniques. The projects may look, for example, into the consequences of migration and its relation to conflicts and social cohesion.


Please submit the following material in one pdf file by February 17, 2019:

• A letter of motivation for participation (1 page max),

• your CV,

• a preference ranking of at least three projects you would like to participate in,

• a brief explanation of your need of a travel grant if applicable. 

Instructions for submission can be found here.