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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 



Nax and Pradelski will be giving talks at the 69th European Meeting of the Econometric Society

Heinrich Nax and Bary Pradelski will be giving talks on Evolutionary Game Theory on August 24th and 26th 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.   Read more 


Dirk Helbing will give a talk at the 2nd Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things

The talk Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things: Towards Smarter Societies will be part of the 22nd European Conference On Artificial Intelligence (ECAI2016), which will take place on August 30th, in The Hague, The Netherlands. Read more 


Dirk Helbing will participate in the public session on “Artificial Intelligence and Human Values”

The session will be part of the 22nd European Conference On Artificial Intelligence (ECAI2016) at Peace Palace, in The Hague, The Netherlands on September 1, 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


Irish Examiner: Highlighting the hidden danger of big data

For an Irish national newspaper Irish Examiner, Carlo Ratti and Dirk Helbing describe a world where we are inundated with so much information it is difficult to filter out the noise and discover the joys of serendipity. Read more 


Computerwelt: The Technology Symposium Alpbach - New Enlightenment

An Austrian IT magazine Computerwelt informed about the European Forum Alpbach and about Prof. Helbing's talk. Read more 


NRC: We are building a dictatorship of data

A daily Dutch newspaper NRC interviewed Prof. Dirk Helbing. "The idea that we could optimize entire countries or cities with help of big data in a good way is absurd, absolutely absurd," Helbing said. 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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