The FuturICT project aims to do so by developing new scientific approaches

FuturICT is a visionary project that wants science to catch up with the speed at which new problems and opportunities are arising in our changing world as consequences of globalization, technological, demographic and environmental change, and make a contribution to strengthening our societies’ adaptiveness, resilience, and sustainability.

The FuturICT project aims to do so by developing new scientific approaches and combining these with the best established methods in areas like multi-scale computer modeling, social supercomputing, large-scale data mining and participatory platforms.

The ultimate goal of the FuturICT 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.

Institutions, research groups and prospective funders from Europe or beyond which might be interested in joining and/or supporting FuturICT development are invited to contact the FLAG-ERA WP6 Leader, prof. Eugenio Guglielmelli (e.guglielmelli@unicampus.it) or the FuturICT Liaison Group Leader, (Rosaria Conte, rosaria.conte@istc.cnr.it) for more information on the ongoing research activities.