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Monday, 31 October 2011 - Sunday, 06 November 2011

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The FuturICT flagship proposal intends to unify hundreds of the best scientists in Europe, with the support of all the Irish universities, in a ten year 1 billion EUR program to explore social life on earth and everything it relates to. The FuturICT flagship proposal will produce historic breakthroughs and provide powerful new ways to manage challenges that make the modern world so difficult to predict, including the financial crisis. 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 paradigms. We think that 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-organised ICT systems. The event aims to make the public aware of the Irish involvement in this cutting-edge research.

Category: Research
Time: 08:30 - 14:30
Venue : Dublin City Council Offices, Wood Quay Venue
Contact: Prof. Petra Ahrweiler
Audience: All welcome

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