Washington DC
7-9 Oct 2024
NetMob is the primary conference on the analysis of mobile phone datasets in social, urban, societal and industrial problems.
Main Event
NetMob 2024 runs on a flexible format: a single track of short contributed talks, a simplified submission procedure, and the possibility to present early results or work submitted elsewhere. We welcome all contributions that deal with the analysis of mobile phone datasets. This includes but is not limited to analyses of CDRs, xDRs, mobile location data, Wi-Fi usage, mobile app data, social media content, etc.
Submission format
  • Authors are invited to submit two-page abstracts (including figures, tables and references).
  • Submissions should include the title, author(s), affiliation(s) and email address(es) on the first page.
  • Electronic submission of manuscripts in PDF format is required
Important dates
  • Submission website opening: June 1, 2024
  • Submission deadline: June 30, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: July 21, 2024
  • Conference: October 7-9, 2024
Data Challenge

Colocated with NetMob 2024, we are launching the NetMob 2024 Data Challenge. The NetMob 2024 Data Challenge seeks to foster competition centered on extracting and utilizing insights from mobility data. Beyond academic progress, the goal of this year’s challenge is to cultivate a global environment where enthusiasm for analyzing mobility data can thrive alongside practical development objectives. Specifically, it targets countries in the Global South, aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participants are encouraged to focus on one of the following three topics in their proposals:

  • Increase understanding of how to derive population density from mobility data samples.
  • Assess the impact of climate conditions or climate-related hazards on human mobility patterns.
  • Identify various applications of mobility-based metrics to inform public policy.
Challenge format
  • Admitted participants shall submit two-page extended abstracts in PDF format including title, author(s), affiliation(s) and email address(es) on the first page, describing their preliminary results from the dataset analysis by July 8.
  • Selected participants will be invited to submit by 16 September a final report consisting of: a complete document without page limits that will be kept confidential, and used to select the challenge awardees as well as to take a final decision on whether the work will be presented at the conference as a talk or a poster; and, 2-page summary of the work that will appear in the public NetMob 2024 Book of Abstracts.
Importante dates
  • Challenge launch: May 13, 2024
  • Abstract submission opening: June 3, 2024
  • Abstract submission deadline: July 8, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: July 22, 2024
  • Final report deadline: September 16, 2024
  • Presentation in the conference: October 7, 2024
When and Where

NetMob 2024 will take place on 7-9 Oct 2024 at the Preston Auditorium located inside The World Bank Group MC building in Washington, DC. U.S.A.

The World Bank Group MC building visitor entrance: 752 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Conference dates: October 7-9, 2024
The World Bank Group MC building
752 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA
Steering Committee
Vincent Blondel
Vincent Blondel

University of Louvain

Leo Ferres
Leo Ferres

IDSUDD, ISI Foundation & Telefónica

Marco Fiore
Marco Fiore

IMDEA Networks Institute & Net AI

Vanessa Frias-Martinez
Vanessa Frias-Martinez

University of Maryland

Renaud Lambiotte
Renaud Lambiotte

University of Oxford

Program Committee
Albert Ali Salah, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Bruno Lepri, FBK Foundation, Italy
Carlee Joe-Wong, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Enrique Frias-Martinez, Universidad Camilo Jose Cela, Spain
Giovanna Miritello, Vodafone, UK
Giulia Pullano, Georgetown University, US
János Kertész, Central European University, Vienna
Katarzyna Wac, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Luca Pappalardo, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Luca Vassio, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Marta Gonzalez, Berkeley, US
Mirco Musolesi, University College London, UK
Mori Korokawa, KDDI Research, Japan
Ruben Cuevas Rumin, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Stefania Rubrichi, Orange Innovation, France
Takahiro Yabe, NYU, US
Tassos Noulas, Firefly, US
Veena Mendiratta, Northwestern University, US
Yoshihide Sekimoto, University of Tokio, Japan
Zbigniew Smoreda, Orange Innovation, France
Local Organizers
Sveta Milusheva
Sveta Milusheva

The World Bank

Trevor Monroe
Trevor Monroe

The World Bank

Wenlan Zhang
Wenlan Zhang

The World Bank