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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 

17.05.2016 | COSS , COSS Professorship , Conferences and Workshops

The 2nd International Workshop on Data-driven Self-regulating Systems

at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO) in Augsburg (DE) on the 12.09.2016.   Read more 



Nax and Pradelski will be giving talks at the 69th European Meeting of the Econometric Society

Heinrich Nax and Bary Pradelski will be giving talks on Evolutionary Game Theory on August 24th and 26th 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.   Read more 


Prof. Helbing will discuss the topic "What does the system know about our behavior" at arts exhibition in Basel

The event "Bits and Bites: Was weiss das System über unser Handeln?" will take place in Basel, August 24th at 6:30 P.M. Prof. Helbing and Lozano-Hemmer will discuss topics such as the existence of cameras, tracking systems, and biometric measurements methods.   Read more 


Professor Helbing will participate in the Forum Alpbach in August

Dirk Helbing will discuss topics of Complexity and the New Enlightenment in a panel discussion with Albert-László Barabasi, Roberta Sinatra, and Stefan Thurner. The panel will take place on August 25th, 16:30 – 17:45. 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


AFR: Innovation relies on both big data and embracing counter-intuitive ideas

Carlo Ratti and Dirk Helbing published an opinion article in The Australian Financial Review. Read more 


Project Syndicate: The Hidden Danger of Big Data

"Decentralized decision-making can create synergies between human and machine intelligence through processes of natural and artificial co-evolution," Dirk Helbing and Carlo Ratti wrote in their latest piece. Read more 


The Huffington Post: How to make democracy work in the digital age

Dirk Helbing and Stefan Klauser wrote a piece for The Huffington Post's Contributor platform.   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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