The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 195, Issue 1, pp 69–100

From social simulation to integrative system design


DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2011-01402-7

Cite this article as:
Helbing, D. & Balietti, S. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. (2011) 195: 69. doi:10.1140/epjst/e2011-01402-7


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

    Develop strategies to build up social simulation capacities.

  2. 2.

    Suggest ways to build up an “artificial societies” community that aims at simulating real and alternative societies by means of supercomputers, grid or cloud computing.

  3. 3.

    Derive proposals to establish centers for integrative systems design.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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