Moving2Gather 2017External

a workshop to gather statisticians and movement ecologists

Activity Overview

Type: Workshop
, Type: Conference
Start Date: December 18, 2017
End Date: December 20, 2017
Venue: Montpellier, France
Website: Moving2gather 2017 webpage
Contact: Laurence Vicens
E-mail: Laurence.Vicens [at]

Abstract submission deadline: October 31, 2017
Application/registration deadline: October 31, 2017

The workshop  Moving2Gather will take place in France in Montpellier (grande salle de réunion du Centre Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive) from December 18th to 20th 2017. This meeting aims at gathering ecologist, modelers and numerical analysts around the tools dedicated to movement ecology. Registration is free but mandatory.

Movement analysis has developed considerably in recent years through various networks and projects. A growing fluxes of tracking individual observations either in marine or in terrestrial systems for various species including humans (e.g. fisherman, picker) have been made possible through the broad development of electronic devices (e.g. Argos, GPS). This scientific dynamism has led to the organisation of the first Moving2Gather workshop in December 2015 (, bringing together ecologists, modellers, statisticians, probablilits and numerists to exchange on tools dedicated to trajectories analysis.  

This second Moving2Gather worshop will address the following objectives:

  • Increasing the interactions between research networks developing or using statistical tools dedicated to the analysis of trajectories;
  • Sharing the expertises and drawing up a state of art in trajectories modelling (Hidden Markov models, semi-hidden Markov models, Change point detection, random walks, Stochastic Differential Equations, etc.);
  • Listing the limits of current approaches (models and data acquisition) and future methodological developments required to
    • perform models validation
    • move from discret to continuous approaches
    • upscale analyses from individual-based to population-based approaches (within a group, between preys and predators, attraction/avoidance, etc.)

Keynote speakers include Roland Langrock of Bielefeld University, Jason Matthiopoulos of University of Glasgow, and Vincent Miele of LBBE - Lyon.

The event will be held mostly in French, but presentations and interventions in English are also welcome.

Workshop conveners (PathTIS Network): Simon Benhamou (CEFE), Nicolas Bez (IRD-Marbec), Simon Chamaillé (CEFE),  Maud Delattre (AgroParisTech - MIA 518 Morse), Marie-Pierre Etienne (AgroCampus Ouest), Stéphanie Mahévas (Ifremer-EMH)