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Future Directions in Spatial Demography
December 12–13, 2011
Travel days: Sunday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 14
Although spatial thinking and the use of new forms of geospatial data have grown rapidly in the social sciences, their implementation in the demographic sciences has lagged. This meeting will bring together specialists from demographic and health research, spatial statistics, and GIScience to discuss challenges and new directions for spatial demography. The objective will be to identify and define gaps in current knowledge regarding innovations in geospatial data and spatial statistical methods, including the integration of data and models. An overarching goal will be to prioritize a research agenda to enhance the science of spatial demography in population and health research.
This 2-day specialist meeting is organized by the Center for Spatial Studies (http://spatial.ucsb.edu) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Population Research Institute (http://www.pop.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU). The meeting will include invited plenary presentations by experts on the state of the science of spatial demography, emergent geospatial data and measurement issues, and spatial modeling. Smaller breakout sessions will facilitate intellectual exchange on the core conceptual, data-related, and methodological issues that arise from the plenary sessions.
Based on an open call for applications, approximately 30 researchers will be invited to participate in the meeting. The organizing committee is chaired by Michael F. Goodchild (UCSB), Donald Janelle (UCSB), and Stephen Matthews (PSU).
*NICHD 5R25 HD057002-04. See http://www.csiss.org/GISPopSci
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