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06.01.2017 | COSS , COSS Professorship

Two new papers accepted for publication in AINA 2017.

Two papers from COSS have been accepted for publication in AINA 2017. Read more 

06.12.2016 | COSS , COSS Professorship

Big Data Study on spread of flu launched by COSS

In Switzerland, the start of the Christmas season once again marks the beginning of the flu season. Big data researchers at ETH Zurich are now investigating how people’s behaviour is related to the spread of flu. ETH Zurich staff and students can also participate in the study. Read more 

06.12.2016 | Awards , COSS

Akshay Uttama Nambi, Evangelos Pournaras and RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad nominated to the IE Technology News

Akshay Uttama Nambi, Evangelos Pournaras and RangaRao Venkatesha Prasad paper on  Temporal Self-regulation of Energy Demand has been nominated to the IE Technology News Read more 



Izabela Moise and Caleb M. Koch give a talk titled "How mass media shapes asylum acceptance rates" at ETH Zurich (CH) on 19.01.2017

As part of the event "NADEL Methods Days", Izabela Moise & Caleb M. Koch will be presenting joint work with E. Boudemagh, K. Donnay, and D. Helbing under the title “How mass media shapes asylum acceptance rates”. The talk will take place on January 19, 2017, from 09:00 to 11:00 in the CLD B 2 building.   Read more 


Professor Dirk Helbing participates in a panel discussion on complexity at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna (AT) on 2.2.2017

On the occasion of the Ignaz L. Lieben award ceremony, Professor Dirk Helbing will be participating in a panel discussion with leading complexity researchers at the Austrian Academy of Sciences on February 2nd , 2017. Read more 


Guest talk at COSS: "Stochastic games: some recent advances" by M. O. Barton will take place on 25.01.2017

The guest talk by Miquel Oliu Barto will be held on Wednesday 25, 2017, at 16:00 in the COSS Building CLU - room C1. Read more 

Prestigious publications

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


Futurezone : "A super intelligent system will not save the earth"

In an interview with Futurezone, Professor Dirk Helbing explains the effects digitization and technical advances may have on social and economic systems."A super intelligent system will not save the earth," says Professor Helbing.  Read more 


NZZ: A whole new game is starting

Prof. Dirk Helbing wrote a commentary for the prestigious Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung. "When 1 percent of citizens own 99 percent of the world, it cannot be good in the long run," he argues.  Read more 


Aargauer Zeitung: Big data and algorithms are the atomic bombs of the digital age

A Swiss regional newspaper Aargauer Zeitung cited Prof. Dirk Helbing.  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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