Imperial College London > Talks@ee.imperial > Featured talks > The FuturICT Flagship: Creating Socially Interactive Information Technologies for a Sustainable Future

The FuturICT Flagship: Creating Socially Interactive Information Technologies for a Sustainable Future

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

  • UserDirk Helbing, ETH Zurich, Clausiusstrasse 50, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland
  • ClockWednesday 02 February 2011, 11:00-12:30
  • HouseGabor Room 611, EEE.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Shahareen Hilmy.

The ultimate goal of the FuturICT flagship project is to understand and manage complex, global, socially interactive systems, with a focus on sustainability and resilience. Revealing the hidden laws and processes underlying societies probably constitutes the most pressing scientific grand challenge of our century and is equally important for the development of novel robust, trustworthy and adaptive information and communication technologies (ICT), based on socially inspired approaches.

Integrating ICT , Complexity Science and the Social Sciences will create a paradigm shift, facilitating a symbiotic co-evolution of ICT and society. Data from our complex globe-spanning ICT system will be leveraged to develop models of techno-socio-economic systems. In turn, insights from these models will inform the development of a new generation of socially adaptive, self-organized ICT systems.

FuturICT as a whole will act as a Knowledge Accelerator, turning massive data into knowledge and technological progress. In this way, FuturICT will create the scientific methods and ICT platforms needed to address planetary-scale challenges and opportunities in the 21st century. Specifically, FuturICT will build a sophisticated simulation, visualization and participation platform, called the Living Earth Platform. This platform will power Crisis Observatories, to detect and mitigate crises, and Participatory Platforms, to support the decision-making of policy-makers, managers, and citizens.

This talk is part of the Featured talks series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.


Changes to Talks@imperial | Privacy and Publicity