Fundamentals of Collective Adaptive Systems
Goals: The FOCAS project is a
coordination action which aims to integrate, coordinate and help
increase visibility to research carried out in the FOCAS FET Proactive
Initiative and in research fields related to collective adaptive
systems. FOCAS will also provide a positive interface between scientists
and the science-aware public, showing how research into collective
adaptive systems can impact on society.
The integrating role that the FOCAS coordination action will play includes:
joint meetings, workshops and inter-project discussions to help improve
communication between the FOCAS-funded research projects, sharing ideas
between people and projects.
collaboration between research fields and between researchers, in its
events and activities which can help identify new and emerging research
horizons for European researchers by initiating key collaborative
ventures with researchers and research networks especially in North
America and Asia.
research successes, conferences and relevant events via a hyper-media
web portal, newsletters, e-bulletins, video documentaries and via the
FOCAS online Reading Room with feature stories in the FOCAS Magazine and
links to relevant articles in science journals.
a new generation of researchers for collective adaptive systems and
helping train them in summer schools and short-courses.
public visibility for FOCAS research, and its expected societal impact
in an accessible manner via a participative website, the FOCAS magazine
and in well-informed debates at public events.
an open participatory framework which helps to define the research
landscape for collective adaptive systems, which identifies the centres
of research activities, and anticipates potential for future research.
Status: started 1st March 2013
Newsletters: FoCAS Newsletter
More information: http://cordis.europa.eu