Thanks to advances in locational technologies, data storage, social media, and open government, the aspects of human life that can be traced back through diverse digital footprints is ever increasing. Thanks to advances in computing power and software tools, social scientists now have the resources to engage with these digital footprints in innovative ways. The creation of new (big) datasets, many of them geo-referenced, has the potential to affect many fields, from business and industry to government to research. However, their adoption by regional scientists so far has been relatively moderate. In order to expand debate and attention around new sources of (big) data, we are proposing sessions including papers that:
If you are interested in contributing with a paper presentation, please register for the meeting and submit a 2000 to 5500 character abstract through the online system. Once submitted, send the presentation identification number, or PIN, to Dani Arribas-Bel (D.Arribas-Bel@bham.ac.uk) or David Folch (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible, but no later than June 20th. 2014.