RTU participates in the international FP7/H2020 FLAG-ERA project FuturICT 2.0

Distance Education Learning Center and The Department of Modeling and Simulation of the Riga Technical University (RTU) and in association of Cēsis Branch of the RTU, under the guidance of the professor, LZA academician Yuri Merkuryev, participate in the international scientific research project FuturICT 2.0 “Large-scale experiments and second generation simulations future ICT “.

FuturICT 2.0 is an international scientific research project implemented under the ERA-NET (ERA / Net-LAC) Program 7.
The aim of the project is to bring together representatives of social sciences and information and communication technologies and to develop a vision and guidelines for the sustainable development of future information technologies, while respecting the social challenges, the growth of global and rapid data, the development of modern and active research methods and technologies, and the growing role complexity, which requires diverse, labor-intensive and unified solutions. As a result of the project, a conceptual approach would be created that would address the challenges faced by the digital society.Twelve partners from seven European countries: Italy, Switzerland, France, Latvia, Romania, Belgium and Estonia participate in the FuturICT 2.0 project.

The project’s leading partner is the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology, the National Research Council, Rome, Italy.
The constant increase in the amount of raw information (Big Data), the development of new information processing and visualization technologies, as well as the requirements for user-perception-oriented information and the expansion of the democratization process of the society, give rise to a conflict situation where quality technological development is no longer possible without respecting the influence of social factors.

One of the signs is the delay in the introduction of the Future Internet, where there is still no consensus among the social partners and engineers. There is a lack of a unified concept of development, supported by both the social group and the main drivers of technical sciences.