Mobile Tartu 2014

Mobile Data, Geography, LBS

1-3 July 2014 in Tartu, Estonia


The aim of the conference is to discuss theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects of research using mobile data – derived from mobile phone or crowd-sourced social media – and explore practical applications of this data in geography and planning.

Mobile Tartu 2014 proposes special sessions on urban studies, social media, emergency management and LBS business models.

The conference is accompanied by an international PhD seminar “Mobile Methods in Mobility Studies” on 1-2 July which is co-organized by the Doctoral School in Economics and Innovation.

Target Groups

The conference and PhD seminar targets researchers and doctoral students working on or interested in theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects of mobile positioning, mobile phones and crowd-sourced social media. Those interest in the topic of mobile research from other fields architects, city planners, mobile operators, emergency management analysts and ICT firms are also welcome to contribute.

Call for Research Papers

-28 February – deadline for submitting abstracts up to 300 words

     (send to
–    15March – acceptance notifications
–    20 June – deadline for submitting a full paper

A special issue(s) in a scientific journal cited in ISI Web of Science is planned to publish. The journal will be selected after receiving papers. The papers from Mobile Tartu 2008, 2010 and 2012 were published in the Journal of Urban Technology, the Journal of Location Based Services and Environment and Planning B.

After conference recommendation: Highlight of Estonian Culture, 26th Estonian Song and Dance Celebration

4-6 July 2014, Tallinn. BOOK YOUR TRIP EARLY!!!

Contacts of the organising committee:

Head of organising committee: prof. Rein Ahas


Phone: +372-7-375077

Chair of Human Geography

University of Tartu

Vanemuise St. 46

51014 Tartu


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