Events

FuturICT: Socially Interactive Information Technologies for a Sustainable Future

29 March 2011

Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Venue: Fogg Lecture Theatre, G.E. Fogg Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS

Introduction
In response to the European Flagship call, FuturICT is a previously unseen multidisciplinary international scientific endeavour which proposes a10 year 1 billion EUR program. It intends to unify scientists across Europe and use the power of information to explore social life on earth and everything it relates to. This project has the potential to lift our knowledge of social and economic systems providing powerful new ways to manage challenges that make the modern world so difficult to predict.

All Welcome
This event will be of particular interest to Academics and Industry who would like to be involved in interdisciplinary collaboration and funding in this important area.
For more information: www.futurict.ethz.ch/FuturIcT

Programme
4.30pm              Welcome words
Evelyn Welch, Vice-Principal (Research and International Affairs)
Jeremy Kilburn, Vice-Principal and Executive Dean (Science and Engineering)

4.40pm             The FuturICT Flagship: Socially Interactive Information Technologies for a Sustainable Future
Professor Dr Dirk Helbing, scientific coordinator of FuturICT
The talk will include the following areas:
• Understanding and managing complex, global and socially interactive systems
• Facilitating a symbiotic co-evolution of ICT and society
• Addressing planetary-scale challenges and opportunities
5.40pm             Drinks reception

To register, email Sandra Rogat – s.rogat@qmul.ac.uk