Simulating Refugee Movements: Where Would You Go?

@inproceedings{Groen2016SimulatingRM,
  title={Simulating Refugee Movements: Where Would You Go?},
  author={Derek Groen},
  booktitle={ICCS},
  year={2016}
}
The challenge of understanding refugee movements is huge and affects countries worldwide on a daily basis. Yet, in terms of simulation, the challenge appears to have been largely ignored. I argue that we as researchers can, and should, harness our computational skills to better understand and predict refugee movements. I reflect on the computational challenges of modelling refugees, and present a simulation case study example focused on the Northern Mali Conflict in 2012. Compared to UNHCR data… CONTINUE READING
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