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24.05.2017 | COSS , Conferences and Workshops

International Workshop on Data-driven Self-regulating Systems

The 3rd International Workshop on Data-driven Self-regulating Systems (DSS 2017) will be held along with the 11th IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO). SASO is part of the Foundations and Applications of Self* Systems (FAS*). Read more 

05.04.2017 | COSS Professorship , Job Openings

Student Assistant Position: Web Development

We are looking for two student assistants who would support us in web development.  Read more 

01.03.2017 | COSS Professorship , Job Openings

Student Assistant Position: Digital media and Administration

We are looking for a perfectionistic student assistant who would support us in web content management, social media presence, small graphic design tasks, video cutting, and other administrative work such as organizing and running workshops.  Read more 



COSS members Duca, Koch and Nax speak at “Human Dimensions of Environmental Risks” Conference of ETH Zurich in Ascona (CH) 21-26.05.2017

Stefano Duca, Caleb M. Koch and Heinrich Nax will be speaking at the International Conference at the Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF) of ETH Zurich, Monte Verità, Ascona.The conference is titled Human Dimensions of Environmental Risks and will be taking place from May 21-26, 2017   Read more 


Heinrich Nax gives a talk at Lund University (SWE) on 15.05.2017

Heinrich Nax gave a talk titled "Learning in contests and games of substitutes and complements: theory and evidence" on Monday, 15th  of May, 2017 at 13.15 at Lund University, Sweden.   Read more 


Professor Helbing participates in podium discussion in Mannheim (DE) on how digitalization threatens our freedom on 21.06.2017

Professor Dirk Helbing will be taking part in a podium discussion in German language: "SWR2 Forum: Diktatur 2.0 - Wie die Digitalisierung unsere Freiheit bedroht"  on the 21st  of June, from 18:00 to 19:00 at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Germany. The threat that digitalization poses to freedom and privacy will be discussed. Read more 

Selected publications

Richard P. Mann and Dirk Helbing (2017) Optimal incentives for collective intelligenceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS).

Stefano Balietti, Robert L. Goldstone, and Dirk Helbing (2016). Peer review and competition in the Art Exhibition Game. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 201603723.

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

Media Responses


Blick: Burkhalter mobilized against cyber warriors

The Swiss daily newspaper Blick  published an article on the efforts of Switzerland and the Swiss politician Didier Burkhalter towards an international law against cyberwarfare. The article stresses the need for such laws by mentioning Professor Dirk Helbing's opinion on how digital weapons are just as dangerous as any other kind, yet not sufficiently regulated. Read more 


The Conversation: A simple reward system could make crowds a whole lot wiser

Richard Mann wrote for the media outlet,The Conversation, an article discussing the work he and Professor Dirk Helbing did in their recent paper "Optimal incentives for collective intelligence", and their proposed incentive scheme that rewards accurate minority predictions. Read more 


PC-Welt: Social Bots: This is how users are manipulated in the social networks

PC-Welt magazine, one of the oldest German-language computer magazines, interviewed Professor Dirk Helbing. In the interview, he discussed how fake news, social bots and opinion robots are used to manipulate us through social media. 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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