From social data mining to forecasting socio-economic crises


DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2011-01401-8

Cite this article as:
Helbing, D. & Balietti, S. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. (2011) 195: 3. doi:10.1140/epjst/e2011-01401-8


The purpose of this White Paper of the EU Support Action “Visioneer”(see is to address the following goals:
  1. 1.

    Develop strategies to quickly increase the objective knowledge about social and economic systems.

  2. 2.

    Describe requirements for efficient large-scale scientific data mining of anonymized social and economic data.

  3. 3.

    Formulate strategies how to collect stylized facts extracted from large data set.

  4. 4.

    Sketch ways how to successfully build up centers for computational social science.

  5. 5.

    Propose plans how to create centers for risk analysis and crisis forecasting.

  6. 6.

    Elaborate ethical standards regarding the storage, processing, evaluation, and publication of social and economic data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ETH Zurich, CLUZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Santa Fe InstituteSanta FeUSA

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