News Story

FuturICT FET Flagship: open access special issue

Simon Buckingham Shum, Tuesday 11 December 2012
KMi News Image

KMi is part of the FuturICT FET Flagship project submission, to develop a science of global, socially interactive systems. An open access journal special issue marks the scientific agenda that this 10 year project has mapped out...

The European FET Flagships competition has the following mission:

FET Flagships are ambitious large-scale, science-driven, research initiatives that aim to achieve a visionary goal. The scientific advance should provide a strong and broad basis for future technological innovation and economic exploitation in a variety of areas, as well as novel benefits for society.

KMi's John Domingue and myself, together with Design Faculty's Jeff Johnson, are part of the FuturICT project, which recently submitted its proposal for the first 30months of a 10 year research programme (PDF).

FuturlCT is a FET Flagship project using collective, participatory research, integrated across the fields of ICT, the social sciences and complexity science, to design socio-‐inspired technology and develop a science of global, socially interactive systems. The project will bring together, on a global level, Big Data, new modelling techniques and new forms of interaction, leading to a new understanding of society and its co-‐ evolution with technology. It will place Europe at the forefront of a major scientific drive to understand, explore and manage our complex, connected world in a more sustainable and resilient manner.

Today sees the publication of an open access special issue to accompany the proposal. Within the special issue, you'll find a fascinating set of contributions from European scientists who set out a 10 year research agenda within their fields: what are the really tough problems? There are also visionary position papers outlining the kind of socio-technical infrastructure that FuturICT will investigate, and a foregrounding of the ethical dimensions that human Big Data and Analytics always raise.

Related Links:

Latest News

 

View by

Jobs

Research Assistant / Associate - Data Science

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£28,695 - £37,394
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract for 24 months

We are looking for a researcher to work on a new EU funded project the European Data Science Academy (edsa-project.eu) which aims to bridge the current data science skills gap through three main activities: • Demand analysis: using data mining tools scrutinizing thousands of job descriptions and technology blogs to gain a thorough understanding of the skills required in industry (which will...

Research Assistant / Associate (Urban Data Mining)

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£28,695 - £37,394
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st December 2016

On 1st January 2014 The Open University (OU) launched MK:SMART, an OU-led consortium of local and national partners engaged in a £16m Smart City, Big Data initiative which will develop innovative solutions to support economic growth in Milton Keynes. Central to the project is the creation of a state-of-the-art ‘MK Data Hub’ which will support the acquisition and management of vast amounts...

Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£28,695 - £37,394
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 30th September 2016

Linked Open Data is a highly successful technology for promoting the sharing and use of data via the Web. A number of major players are now using Linked Data technology including: Google, Yahoo, BBC, US and UK Governments, Microsoft and Facebook. Less clear is how one can build applications on top of this ever-growing data in a well-engineered, maintainable and re-usable fashion. Over the last...

Studentships

Studentship applications are currently available in KMi, read more and learn how to apply.

Deadline for applications: 13 April 2015

Tweets

CONTACT US

Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1908 653800

Fax: +44 (0)1908 653169

Email: KMi Support

COMMENT

If you have any comments, suggestions or general feedback regarding our website, please email us at the address below.

Email: KMi Systems and Development Team