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26.08.2016 | COSS Professorship , Job Openings

Student Assistant Postion: Human Interactions in Networked Virtual Environments

The Computer Graphics Laboratory is looking for a student assistant who can program in C++/C#, has experience in computer networking, artificial intelligence, and/or computer animation, and preferrably a prior experience with Unity game engine. Read more 

22.08.2016 | COSS Professorship , Conferences and Workshops

Register for the first blockchain and IoT summer school co-organized by COSS!

Are you studying in a field related to computer science / engineering / mathematics? Do you want to be among the first people worldwide to profit from top-notch hands-on free education in Blockchain and Internet of Things? Read more 

03.08.2016 | COSS Professorship , Conferences and Workshops

Register for the conference Build Peace. Tickets are available now

How can we use technology, arts and research for peace, towards transformation? This is the core question of the conference, which will take place on September 9 - 11, 2016 in Zürich, Switzerland. Read more 



Prof. Helbing will discuss "Dateninfrastruktur der Zukunft - öffentlich oder privat?" in a panel by Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, in Berlin

Discussion is organised by a leading German Think-Tank focused on Digital Revolution. It will take place in Berlin (Germany) on October, 18 at 6:30 pm.   Read more 


Dirk Helbing will participate in the FFI Symposium of Friedrich Funder Institut in Vienna

The talk "Was bleibt übrig nach der digitalen Revolution" will take place in October 10th, 2016, at 18:00 in Vienna, Austria. Prof. Helbing will be the keynote speaker at the symposium on digitalization of society. Read more 


Prof. Dirk Helbing will participate at the workshop The future of democracy in Bologna, Italy

Dirk Helbing will deliver a talk The future of society in the digital age on November 3rd, 2016 in Bologna.   Read more 

Recent publications

Dirk Helbing and Evangelos Pournaras. (2015). Build Digital Democracy. Nature 527: 33-34.

Heinrich H. Nax, Matjaž Perc, Attila Szolnoki and Dirk Helbing. (2015). Stability of cooperation under image scoring in group interactions. Scientific Reports 5: 12145.

Lucas Böttcher, Olivia Woolley-Meza, Nuno A.M. Araujo, Hans J. Herrmann and Dirk Helbing. (2015). Disease-Induced Resource Constraints Can Trigger Explosive Pandemics Scientific Reports 5: 16571

Maximilian Schich, Chaoming Song, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Alexander Mirsky, Mauro Martino, Albert-László Barabási and Dirk Helbing. (2014). A network framework of cultural history. Science 345(6196): 558-562.

Media Responses


ORF: Dimensions - The world of science

The Austrian national public service broadcaster ORF interviewed Prof. Dirk Helbing and Stefan Thurner. Read more 


Der Standard: What would Kant say about the ban of burqa

An Austrian national daily broadsheet newspaper Der Standard covered the European Forum Alpbach and the talk by Prof. Helbing.   Read more 


FAZ: Big Data in hands of a little man

A prestigious German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, also known as the FAZ, asked Prof. Helbing about his opinion on digitalization of society and personal data management. Read more 



Behavioural Control or Digital Democracy? - A Digital Manifesto

An english version of the Digital Manifesto: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Big Nudging, and Cybernetic Society: Is the automation of society coming? A joint appeal to secure freedom and democracy. Read more 


Why we need democracy 2.0 and capitalism 2.0 to survive

Read an article published in about opportunities stemming from growth of data-driven societies.   Read more 


A Digital World To Thrive In

Professor Dirk Helbing discusses how the Internet of Things can make the "invisible hand" work and societies thrive. Read more 


Books published by Prof. Dirk Helbing The Automation of Society is Next: How to Survive the Digital Thinking Ahead - Essays on Big Data, Digital Revolution, and Participatory Market Social Quantitative Sociodynamics
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