Disaster, Response, and Recovery
FuturICT: New Science and Technology for a More Resilient and Sustainable Future
Friday, May 25, 2012,
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM
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-socioeconomic systems. In turn, insights from these models will inform the development of a new generation of socially adaptive, self-organized ICT systems.
Dirk Helbing in the news: Scientific American (Dec 2011).