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19.04.2016 | COSS Professorship , Conferences and Workshops

The Nervousnet Hackathon already this Friday&Saturday!

22nd and 23rd of April, COSS hosts the first nervousnet Hackathon! Developers, entrepreneurs, data specialists, early adopters, end users and everybody else interested in building digital democracy together, join us for the first nervousnet Hackathon! Read more 

01.11.2015 | COSS Professorship

Delft University of Technology establishes Responsible Digital Innovation Programme directed by Prof. Dirk Helbing

Delft University of Technology appoints Dirk Helbing as professor for the new research programme "Engineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future" at the faculty of Technology, Policy and management. Read more 

19.10.2015 | COSS Professorship , Job Openings

Postdoc Position: Big Data, Social Mining, Data Science

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in the area of Big Data with a particular focus on Social Mining, in the context of the SoBigData project. Read more 



Take a look at Prof. Helbing's presentation: Citizen Science 2.0, Democracy 2.0 and Capitalism 2.0

Look at professor Dirk Helbing's presentation on the FuturICT blog: "Citizen Science 2.0, Democracy 2.0 and Capitalism 2.0: The Next Big Things after Superintelligence!"   Read more 


Prof. Helbing will give a talk at Future of Work conference, May 12, 2016, Zurich

Prof. Dirk Helbing will talk at the panel "Die Zukunft der Arbeit" at the at Future of Work conference organised by Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, 11:20, May 12, 2016, Zurich, Switzerland.  Read more 


Prof. Helbing will take part in the panel disscussion "Understanding Technology and the Science of Evolution" on April, 27 in Brussels

Professor Dirk Helbing will participate in a panel discussion with Telmo Pievani. It is part of the series: Digital Humanities- How to be Human In The Age of Technology. It will be held in Brussels, Palais de Beaux-Arts, Bertouille Rotunda on April  27 (Wed), 2016, 19:30.   Read more 

Recent publications

New: 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


NRC: A smart city or dataslurper?

A daily Dutch newspaper NRC quoted Prof. Dirk Helbing in its article on smart cities and growing amount of data owned by businesses and governments. Read more 


TicinOnline: No more waiting at traffic lights

Swiss-Italian online news portal TicinOnline covered the new research article "Revisiting Street Intersections Using Slot-Based Systems" by scholars at MIT, ETH and the Italian National Research Council. Read more 


HNGN: Self-Driving Cars Could Use 'Slot-Based' System To Reduce Traffic

Headlines & Global News wrote an article on so called slot-based system. This system has been initiated by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Swiss Institute of Technology and the Italian National Research Council.   Read more 



Big Data, Cloud & Co.: Der Geist ist aus der Flasche

Published in October 2014. Read more 


FuturICT Blog: Genie out of the bottle

An essay published on on October 3, 2014 Read more 

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