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IUSSP Workshop: Uncertainty and Complexity of Migration




London, United Kingdom, 20-21 November 2018


Organised as a part of the ERC project on Bayesian Agent-Based Population Studies 

Under the auspices of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Populations

Public lecture event co-financed and co-organised by the University of Southampton


Venue: British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH, Tel: 020 7969 5200 

Tube: Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines), Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines)  



Migration is multidimensional, complex and uncertain.  These features, alongside with the underpinning agency of actors involved in migration, have been recently gaining prominence in academic literature.  These developments parallel the exploration of computer simulations as tools of enquiry for population processes.  There is a current need for a discussion on the potential and limits of such computational methods, on their knowledge and data requirements, and on the conditions for their usefulness for supporting migration policy.  The workshop will explore these topics and more, in order to identify the best ways of implementing the current cutting-edge research ideas in practice. 



1. To summarise the state of the art in addressing the complexity and uncertainty of migration through formal modelling, and present current research opportunities in this area


2. To discuss the best ways for modelling migration, directions for data collection, and conditions for making the modelling useful for policy support


Organiser: Jakub Bijak,