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26.08.2016 | COSS Professorship , Job Openings

Student Assistant Postion: Human Interactions in Networked Virtual Environments

The Computer Graphics Laboratory is looking for a student assistant who can program in C++/C#, has experience in computer networking, artificial intelligence, and/or computer animation, and preferrably a prior experience with Unity game engine. Read more 

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 



"Big Data: Chance für die Demokratie!" is title of Prof. Helbing's talk in Zurich (CH), 27.11.16

Dirk Helbing will give a speech on the ETH Treffpunkt Science City "Erlebnissonntag" on 27. 11. 2016, at Zurich - Hönggerberg. Read more 


Prof. Helbing will give a talk at "Impact Robotisering" in Amsterdam (NL), 17.11.16

Professor Helbing will talk at the conference about impact of robotisation. It will take place at the Beurs van Berlage (Dutch stock exchange) Conference Center. Read more 


Prof. Dirk Helbing will participate at the workshop "The future of democracy" in Bologna (IT), 3.11.16

Dirk Helbing will deliver a talk The future of society in the digital age on November 3rd, 2016 in Bologna.   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


The Huffington Post Blog: We need a digital evolution - to improve our quality of life in the long term

Prof. Dirk Helbing and Stefan Klauser wrote an article for The Huffington Post Blog. "We need a differentiated and better participation of the population," they say.   Read more 

12.10.2016 How did social bots provoke Brexit

The latest interview with Prof. Dirk Helbing in a German version of Scientific American called Spektrum.  Read more 


InternetActu: How to accelerate innovation?

A French newsletter InternetActu published an article about Prof. Dirk Helbing and the limitations of innovation.   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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