The main conference on the scientific analysis
of mobile phone datasets


In this year edition, NetMob will host a one-day school and 3 days hackathon. The school+hackathon is mainly intended for students willing to get a crash course on mobile phone data analysis and a hands-on training during the hackathon. This is a great opportunity for students to get the most of NetMob


April 8-10

We are planning a very exciting edition for NetMob 2015. The conference will take place at the Media Lab at MIT on April 8 - 10, 2015. April 10 will be a full day special session on the results obtained for the Orange D4D challenge. We hope to see you there and look forward catching up with the latest developments in mobile phone dataset analysis.

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April 10 - Orange D4D Challenge

Building on the success of the previous edition, NetMob will host an special event and award session for the new 'Data for Development Senegal' Challenge on mobile phone dataset analysis. Check for more details




The availability of mobile phone datasets has opened the possibility to improve our understanding of how humans communicate, socialize, move around cities, mobilize, etc. Netmob is the primary conference in the analysis of those datasets in social, urban, societal and industrial problems.


The 2015 edition of NetMob will take place at the Media Lab at MIT in a conference format similar to that of the previous editions: one track of short contributed talks, a simplified submission procedure, no proceedings (except for a book of abstracts), and the possibility to present recent results or results submitted elsewhere.


Call for Submissions: 1st September 2014
Submission deadline: 30th January 2015
Notification of acceptance: February 2015
Registration opening: 1st October 2014
Deadline for early registration: 15th March 2015
Conference: April 8-10, 2015

Call for Abstracts

The conference format is flexible: one track of short contributed talks, a simplified submission procedure (abstracts only), and the possibility to present recent results or results submitted elsewhere. All contributions that deal with the analysis of mobile phone datasets are welcome. Contributions to the D4D challenge should use the challenge track.

Questions about the abstracts:

  • What format is preferible? text/pdf are preferred.
  • What is the expected length of the abstract? we expect a 1-2 pages extended summary/abstract of your contribution. Here is an example of it submitted to previous editions.
  • Is this the D4D Challenge track? Nope, this is the scientific track of the NetMob 2015 conference. But yes!, you can submit a contribution to NetMob 2015 in addition to your a contribution to the to the D4D Challenge.
Deadline Extended!

Abstract submission deadline: January 30th 2015.

Submit your contribution (text/pdf) at


Registration is now open! Early registration ends up 15th March 2015.

NetMob 2015 Organizers

Esteban Moro


Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain).

Vincent Blondel


Professor of Applied Mathematics at Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Also Recteur de l'UCL

Alex 'Sandy' Pentland


Director of the Human Dynamics Laboratory and Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program at MIT

Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye


Graduate student at MIT Media Lab and privacy researcher

Program Committee

Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
Rein Ahas, University of Tartu, Estonia
Francesco Calabrese, IBM Research, Ireland
Manuel Cebrián, NICTA, Australia
Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University, USA
Vittoria Colizza, INSERM, France
Massimo Colonna, Telecom Italia, Italia
Nicolas Decordes, Orange, France
Kenth Engø-Monsen, Telenor, Norway
Pedro Ferreira, Carnegie Mellon University, US
Vanessa Frias-Martinez, University of Maryland, US
Enrique Frias-Martinez, Telefonica Research, Spain
Marta Gonzales, MIT, US
Bruno Gonçalves, Aix-Marseille Université, France
János Kertész, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Gautier Krings, Real Impact Analytics, Belgium
Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur, Belgium
Rubén Lara, Mobily, Saudi Arabia
David Lazer, Northeastern University, US
Sune Lehmann, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Miguel Luengo, UN Global Pulse, US
Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge, UK
Veena Mendiratta, Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent, US
Giovanna Miritello, Zed, Spain
Mirco Mucolesi, University of Birmingham, UK
Jukka-Pekka Onnela, Harvard University, US
Dino Pedreschi, Università di Pisa, Italia
Daniele Quercia, Yahoo Labs, Spain
Pablo Rodriguez, Telefónica Research, Spain
Jari Saramäki, Aalto University, Finland
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zbigniew Smoreda, Orange Labs, France
Pål Sundsøy, Telenor, Norway
Pedro Zufiría, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


NetMob 2013

May 2-3, 2013
Media Lab at MIT (Cambridge, MA)
NetMob 2013 program (3MB)
NetMob 2013 Book of abstracts (176 pages, 40MB)
Netmob 2013 had a special session on the D4D Orange challenge on mobile phone dataset analysis
The D4D book (850 pages, 122MB) contains copies of all the submissions to the D4D challenge that have been selected for NetMob. It is a unique source of information of what can be achieved with mobile phone datasets for countries development.

NetMob 2011

October 10-11, 2011
Media Lab at MIT (Cambridge, MA)
Co-located with the Third IEEE Conference on Social Computing
NetMob 2011 Book of abstracts (127 pages, 16MB)

NetMob 2010

May 11, 2010
Media Lab at MIT (Cambridge, MA)
Co-located with the International Conference on Network Science
NetMob 2010 Book of abstracts (81 pages, 5.5 MB)


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