Mobile Tartu 2024 Conference


Mobile Tartu 2024 includes two parallel in-person events:

  • PhD School on June 11-14, 2024
  • International Conference on June 12-14, 2024 

Participation in the PhD School also includes the International Conference.

The Mobility Lab of the University of Tartu welcomes you to the 9th Mobile Tartu Conference!

Mobile Tartu Conference focuses on mobile big data analytics for just and sustainable societies. The conference series connects a strong community of mobility researchers, both early career researchers and leading scholars, as well as professionals from public and private sectors to discuss the latest research and applications in human mobility and mobile big data.

The conference features keynote speeches, panel discussions, paper sessions, and a rich social programme with vibrant discussions about the conceptual, methodological, and empirical aspects of measuring mobility with the help of mobile big data and understanding related socio-spatial and human-environmental interactions. The conference also includes a PhD School with lectures, poster sessions, and hands-on workshops on mobile big data applications for understanding human mobility.

The special themes of Mobile Tartu 2024 will be: 

  • mobility justice and socio-spatial inequalities,
  • mobile big data analytics to inform climate change adaptation and crises preparedness,
  • methodological advances, including AI-aided solutions in human mobility research.

Beyond the special themes, we invite a broad range of contributions on human mobility and mobile big data analytics based on mobile phone, social media, GPS, or mobile applications data, discussing the following (but not limited to):

  • Measuring and understanding human mobility with mobile big data
  • Socio-spatial and environmental inequalities and human wellbeing
  • Social networks, digital technology, and spatial mobility
  • Associations between disasters/interruptions and spatial (im)mobility
  • Multi-local living and cross-border mobilities
  • Domestic and international tourism
  • Urban sustainability and liveability, sustainability transitions
  • Spatial and transport planning, urban governance, and smart cities
  • Official statistics
  • Data privacy, surveillance, and ethics
  • Open data, methods, and research practices
  • Tools and applications based on mobile big data


People enjoying atmosphere

Mobile Tartu 2022 at the Oecologicum. Photo courtesy: Hanna Maran