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IC2S2 Conference Virtual Keynote: “Societies are complex systems. So, how to manage them?”

July 17 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

To kick off the IC2S2 conference being held right here at the University of Pennsylvania, we warmly invite you to join us for Dirk Helbing’s (ETH Zurich) Virtual Keynote address “Societies are complex systems. So, how to manage them?, to be given at 1 pm ET / 7 pm CET on Wednesday, July 17th. The talk will be at this Zoom link:


You do not have to register to attend the virtual keynote. However, if you wish to attend the in-person sessions, please register by Wednesday, July 3rd at: https://ic2s2-2024.org/register

Dirk Helbing

Professor of Computational Social Science, ETH Zürich

Dirk Helbing is Professor of Computational Social Science at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences at ETH Zurich and affiliate of its Computer Science Department. Furthermore, he is member of the external faculty of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna.

In January 2014, Prof. Helbing received an honorary PhD from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Shortly later, he was also affiliate professor at the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at TU Delft for some years, where he led the PhD school in “Engineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future“.

Dirk Helbing started as a physicist. With his diploma thesis, he initiated the area of pedestrian, crowd, and evacuation modeling and simulation. During his PhD and habilitation in physics, he helped to establish the fields of socio-, econo- and traffic physics. He was also co-founder of the Physics of Socio-Economic Systems Division of the German Physical Society (DPG).

The work of Prof. Helbing is documented by hundreds of media reports and publications, among them more than 10 papers in Nature, Science, and PNAS. He won various prizes, including the Idee Suisse Award. He co-founded the Competence Center for Coping with Crises in Complex Socio-Economic Systems (CCSS), the Risk Center, the Institute for Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP), and the Decision Science Laboratory (DeSciL). While coordinating the FuturICT initiative (external pagewww.futurict.eu), he helped to establish data science and computational social science in Europe, as well as global systems science.


July 17
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Computer and Information Science
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