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Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets

Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
In Africa, necessity is the mother of invention and social media sites are not just for sharing photographs and gossip (RT @FuturICT: Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets http://t.co/StSQQqJv...
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The anti-crisis project: Thinking our way to a better future

The anti-crisis project: Thinking our way to a better future | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
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1 Billion EUR to Unleash the Power of Information

1 Billion EUR to Unleash the Power of Information | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it

Target goals of the FuturIcT Knowledge Accelerator

 

A Living Earth Simulator. The development of systems able to simulate global-scale systems involving the interactions of up to 10 billion agents providing an experimental system on which whole Earth explorations would be possible.

Crisis Observatories. The development of laboratories running massive data mining and computing systems to detect possible crises, such as bubbles or crashes in financial or housing markets, gain advance warning of critical shortages in, say, oil, water, or food, develop ways to identify potential wars and social unrest, emerging epidemics, environmental instabilities and so on.

Global System Dynamics and Policy: Another aspect of the project will necessarily focus on the difficult issue of how information coming out of the crisis observatories or other data-intensive centres for social science can be made most helpful to decision makers.

These few topics only begin to illustrate the diverse range of ambitious goals articulated in the proposal, which is available in full at:

http://www.futurict.eu

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HPCwire: Living Earth Simulator: The Ultimate HPC Big Data Application

HPCwire: Living Earth Simulator: The Ultimate HPC Big Data Application | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it

The European Union (EU) is pledging 1 billion euros on a set of advanced computer technologies, including a supercomputing network, for predicting the future. But in this case, it's not about forecasting climate change, finding marauding asteroids, or the determining the ultimate fate of the universe. Rather it is specifically designed to forecast social and economic events, in particular crisis events.

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What Sociologists Say About Big Data - Datanami

What Sociologists Say About Big Data - Datanami | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
Social science has already found results regarding the internet and the people who use it which would be useful to big data research.
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7th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems

7th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it

"Scope:
The main themes of IWSOS 2013 are from the fields of techno-social systems and networks-of-networks with their unique and complex blend of cognitive, social, and technological aspects. We will analyse how these systems self-organize, acquire their structure, and evolve. Thus, we aim to advance our understanding of such key infrastructures in our societies and, more generally, of these sorts of self-organizational processes in nature.

 

We are further interested in learning how to engineer such self-organizing networked systems to have desirable properties including dependability, predictability, and resilience in the face of the inevitable challenges that they face.

 

Building on the success of its predecessors, this multi-disciplinary workshop aims to bring together leading international researchers from complex systems, distributed systems, and communication networks to create a visionary forum for discussing the future of self-organization in networked systems. We invite the submission of manuscripts that present original research results on the themes of self-organization in techno-social systems and networks-of-networks.

 

Key Topics:

The workshop scope includes, but is not limited to, the following topical areas of self-organizing systems:

• Citizen Science
• Control and control parameters of self-organizing systems
• Decentralized power management in the smart grid
• Design and analysis of self-organizing and self-managing systems
• Evolutionary principles of the (future, emerging) Internet
• Inspiring models of self-organization in nature and society
• Methods for configuration and management of large, complex networks
• Phase transitions in self-organizing systems
• Risks and limits of self-organization
• Robustness and adaptation in self-organizing systems
• Security and safety in self-organizing networked systems
• Self-organization in complex networks such as peer-to-peer, sensor, ad-hoc, vehicular, and social networks
• Self-organization in socio-economic systems
• Self-organization in techno-social systems
• Self-organized communication systems
• Self-organized social computation
• Self-organizing group and pattern formation
• Self-organizing information dissemination and content search
• Self-organizing mechanisms for task allocation, coordination and resource allocation
• Self-organizing multi-service networks and multi-network services
• Self-protection, self-configuration, diagnosis, and healing
• Social, cognitive, and semantic aspects of self-organization
• Structure, characteristics, and dynamics of self-organizing networks
• Techniques and tools for modelling self-organizing systems
• The human in the loop of self-organizing networks
• Tools to quantify self-organization
• User and operator-related aspects of man-made self-organizing systems

 

Important dates:

Submission deadline: November 18, 2012
Notification of acceptance : January 15, 2013
Camera-ready papers due: February 3, 2013
Conference dates: May 9 – 10, 2013

 

Papers:

IWSOS 2013 invites the submission of manuscripts that present original research results which have not been previously published and are not currently under review by another conference or journal. Any previous or simultaneous publication of related material should be explicitly noted in the submission. All papers must be submitted in PDF format. Submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the international technical program committee and judged on originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and correctness.
The Springer “LNCS Proceedings” style should be used for submission. Templates for LaTeX and Word are available at http://tiny.cc/qiohy.
Full papers should describe original research results. Submissions should be full-length papers up to 12 pages using the LNCS style (including figures, references, and a short abstract).
Short Papers should be position papers, challenging papers, and papers presenting first results. Short papers are up to 6 pages using the LNCS style (including figures, references, and a short abstract).

Paper submission through EDAS system

 

Proceedings:

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must attend IWSOS 2013 to present the paper.
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FuturICT FET Flagship Proposal Submission October 2012 | FuturICT FET Flagship

FuturICT FET Flagship Proposal Submission October 2012 | FuturICT FET Flagship | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it

Executive Summary: FuturICT FET Flagship Proposal final submission Oct 2012, 

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歐盟建超級電腦測未來 - 國際 - 新聞頻道 - 新浪網

歐盟建超級電腦測未來 - 國際 - 新聞頻道 - 新浪網 | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
科幻小說中可預知未來的超級電腦,可能成為現實。歐盟擬撥款10億歐元(約104億港元),資助歐洲研究人員建造「地球實况模擬器」,利用最先進超級電腦分析龐大...
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Big Data Will Transform Financial Industry, Warns TomorrowToday | ClickZ

Big Data Will Transform Financial Industry, Warns TomorrowToday | ClickZ | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
The rise of big data channeled through smartphones that make social media mobile and ubiquitous, is transforming the way financial institutions will do business...

 

"All this collected social media data does have the potential to predict the future, at least in the realm of political policymaking, according to Holdt. That is evident in the work of Prof. Dirk Helbing, chair of sociology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, who specializes in modeling and simulations. The project he is leading, the FutureICT Knowledge Accelerator and Crisis Relief System, is in the running for a 1 billion euro grant from the European Commission. The system, as Holdt described it, would simulate everything at once and answer tough policy questions concerning economics, culture, epidemiology, technology, agriculture and other fields."

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Avoiding future stock market crashes: 'Diversification effect' that protects portfolio of shares disappears during general slump

Avoiding future stock market crashes: 'Diversification effect' that protects portfolio of shares disappears during general slump | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
A 72-year study of the Dow Jones could help avoid the kind of stock market crash that struck the world economy in 2008.
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Dirk Helbing recieves Golden Idea Award in Zurich

Dirk Helbing has recieved the „Golden Idea Award 2012"by IDEE-SUISSE® -- Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Ideen- und Innovationsmanagement for his project: «S...
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Programme européen "EFT Flagships": le projet FuturICT (EPFZ)

Programme européen "EFT Flagships": le projet FuturICT (EPFZ) | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
Il reste deux semaines aux Ecoles polytechniques fédérales de Lausanne et Zurich pour terminer leur dossier "EFT Flagships" - ambitieux projet-pilote pour la recherche et l'innovation à l'échelle européenne.
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Predicting Customers' (Unedited) Behavior

Predicting Customers' (Unedited) Behavior | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
The promise of Big Data is the first truly objective way to gauge how people behave.
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PLEASE SIGN PETITION - Secure the EU research budget - for a future-oriented Europe!

PLEASE SIGN PETITION - Secure the EU research budget - for a future-oriented Europe! | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
Secure the EU research budget for a future-orientated Europe! Sign petition&invite others to join.
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1小时等于67亿人320年 最快超算模拟心脏-科技频道-和讯网

1小时等于67亿人320年 最快超算模拟心脏-科技频道-和讯网 | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it

再如,欧盟斥资14亿美元开展FuturICT计划,预测地球未来。也许在将来不久,世界末日的预言将有超级计算机给出,FuturICT计划中将建立一套名为“Living Earth Simulator(LES,动态地球模拟)”的超级计算机系统,按此前的计划,LES将在2022年开始正式工作,预测地球社会动态及经济趋势,尤其是全球性的危机事件。

 

全文总结:宏观到宇宙起源,微观到病毒研究,甚至是预测未来,超级计算机不仅仅是一个国家的科技发展水平的代表象征,其实际应用也是十分重要的一环,大气气候海洋等数据量比较大的领域,超级计算机发挥的作用毋庸置疑,再如最大的天文望远镜,其对超级计算机的要求也是十分的苛刻。而且,与人类日常生活息息相关的流感病毒,也需要借助超级计算机研究,因此才会有诸多国家企业致力于超级计算机的研究。

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Nicholas Christakis on manipulating social networks to effect positive change (Wired UK)

Nicholas Christakis on manipulating social networks to effect positive change (Wired UK) | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
By understanding the connections within social networks we can understand how to use network interventions to effect positive change, argued Harvard social scientist Nicholas Christakis at Wired 2012...
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Social Supercomputing Is Now

Social Supercomputing Is Now | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
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Predicting Economic Crises with Econophysics

Predicting Economic Crises with Econophysics | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it

Predicting Economic Crises with Econophysics

Do physicists have better tools than economists or financial experts for predicting economic crises? Mainstream economists largely failed to forecast the sub-prime mortgage bubble, the ensuing financial crisis, and its global impact on world economy, which has now even challenged Europe's economic, political and social systems. A handful of physicists working on economic problems – in the small but rapidly growing field of "econophysics" – have done better.

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FuturICT: Executive Flagship Proposal 23 October 2012

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Die revolutionäre Idee des Professors: Der Verkehr steuert die Ampeln

Die revolutionäre Idee des Professors: Der Verkehr steuert die Ampeln | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
Dirk Helbing hat ein neues Verkehrsleitsystem entwickelt. Es verkürzt die Wartezeiten an Ampeln und vermeidet Staus. Die Neuheit schont die Umwelt – und die Nerven.
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FuturICT

FuturICT scientist Suzy Moat at the Citizens Cyberscience Summit Feb 17, 2012...

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Professor Tobias Preis's research could lead to the end of… | WBS

Professor Tobias Preis's research could lead to the end of… | WBS | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
A 72-year study of the Dow Jones could help avoid the kind of stock market crash that struck the world economy in 2008.
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Portfolio Adviser: Is there a way to end stock market crashes?

Portfolio Adviser: Is there a way to end stock market crashes? | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
Academics studying a 72-year stretch of the Dow Jones claim they have found a way to end the kind of stock market crash that struck in 2008.
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The Network Crisis

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Projet FuturICT, interview de Guillaume Deffuant, chercheur à l'IRSTEA

Projet FuturICT, interview de Guillaume Deffuant, chercheur à l'IRSTEA | FuturICT In the News | Scoop.it
Interview de Guillaume Deffuant, chercheur à l’IRSTEA (l’Institut National de Recherche en Science et Technologie pour l’Environnement et l’Agriculture), un des coordinateur du projet FuturICT, piloté depuis l’EPFZ.
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