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31.05.2016 | COSS Professorship , Job Openings

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc in the area of Computational Social Science

Do you have excellent mathematical and computational skills, English language skills, social skills, and international experience? Apply now for this new, interesting and challening position.   Read more 

27.05.2016 | 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 



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 


Prof. Helbing will be the key speaker at the NWO-MVI Conference in Amsterdam

The title of the conference is Responsible Innovation: Societal challenges and solutions . Dirk Helbing will deliver the key talk On the ethical and social dilemmas of Big Data for Smart Cities at 10:30am on June 10th, 2016. Read more 


Dirk Helbing will give a keynote talk at TA16 conference in Vienna

The topic of the international conference is Smart New World – Was ist "smart" an smarten Technologien? Prof. Helbing will deliver a talk named Die Notwendigkeit von Demokratie 2.0 und Kapitalismus 2.0 für unser Überleben on May 30th, 2016. 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


Focus: Amok in Munich - Why did panic suddenly cover the city

A German weekly news magazine Focus interviewed Prof. Dirk Helbing. Read more 


Ars Technica: Can we trust peer review? New study highlights some problems

A technology news and information website Ars Technica published an article on the new research paper by Stefano Balietti, Robert L. Goldstone, and Dirk Helbing. Read more 


Merkur: What does the amok mean for Oktoberfest

A German newspaper Merkur published an article on consequences of the amok, which occured in Munich in July 2016. Dirk Helbing explained how does a panic situation appears and what can be done to prevent it. 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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