Category Archives: Publications

From Quantum Cognition to Quantum Opinion Dynamics
In Quantum Cognition, the mathematical formalism of Quantum Mechanics is applied to ideas. Surprisingly, this approach models idea manipulation better than, for example, fuzzy logic. However, it has been applied to individual minds up to now. In a conference paper, Daniele Vilone and Mario Paolucci present the quantum extension of one of the simplest opinion…
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Publication: Peer Review or Reputation?
Scientific publications are produced at a staggering pace. Researchers select what to read also thanks to journal prestige and paper reputation, which is conveyed by social media, and amounts to a virtual reputation system. In this paper, Francesco Grimaldo, Mario Paolucci and Jordi Sabater-Mir compare by simulation the performance of reputation and peer review. They…
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Publication: IOT Privacy-Utility Trade-Offs
The pervasiveness of the Internet of Things results in vast volumes of personal data being generated by smart devices such as smart phones, wearables and other embedded sensors. This data is often transferred to centralised computational systems for processing. This paper by Thomas Asikis and Evangelos Pournaras examines the inherent trade-off between the utility of…
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Finance 4.0 Concept
Finance 4.0 Concept - WP3 Interim Report (M12) February 2018 This report discusses the "Finance 4.0" concept, a multi-dimensional incentive system to manage complex systems and promote a circular sharing economy to create a high quality of life for more people with fewer resources. Marcus M. Dapp, Stefan Klauser, and Mark Ballandies Download the report…
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Project deliverables
The FuturICT 2.0 team is proud to release the following list of deliverables at the end of year one. The ones for public release can be downloaded: FLAG-ERA JTC2016 Project Periodic Report FuturICT2.0_DEF D1.1 Call for ICTSS Projects (M9) D1.3 Report on the ICTSS Virtual Social network of ICTSS projects (M12) D3.1 Report on Long-Term…
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Publication: Early Signals of Trending Rumor Event in Streaming Social Media
Publication: Early Signals of Trending Rumor Event in Streaming Social Media In this study, we propose a mechanism for identifying early signals of trending rumor events (i.e. controversial emerging topics) in streaming social media. The pattern, combining features of both user's attitude and information diffusion, is applied in the sliding windows of social media data…
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Publication: Quantifying Heterogeneity in Financial Data
The Detrending Moving Average (DMA) algorithm can be implemented to estimate the Shannon entropy of a long-range correlated sequence which will be shown to be of particular relevance for its significance in finance. The entropy is written as the sum of two terms corresponding respectively to power-law (ordered) and exponentially (disordered) distributed blocks (clusters). Interestingly,…
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Publication: Participation and Privacy Perception in Virtual Environments: The Role of Sense of Community, Culture and Gender between Italian and Turkish
Publication: Participation and Privacy Perception in Virtual Environments: The Role of Sense of Community, Culture and Gender between Italian and Turkish This research examines the relationship between our sense of community, participation and privacy in the online era. Using data from survey respondents in Italy and Turkey, the paper explores whether these perceptions differ according…
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