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Reverse EngiNeering of sOcial Information pRocessing

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691152

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 314 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 273 500

Coordinated by:

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

Objective

In today's world, access to information is a decisive factor advancing industry, society and even culture. It is therefore of great importance to understand why and how some information (e.g. some memes) spreads virally with great ease, while other is met with disinterest and omission. Uncovering the reasons may allow promoting important information, like warnings about cyber-attacks, while stifle harmful rumors, such as vaccines causing autism. The aim of the project is to treat the vast complexity of such information dynamics in social systems by involving researchers in social sciences, journalism, computing, data mining and complexity science.
The Project’s objectives are:
- discovery and reverse-engineering the mechanisms of information spreading in social media, such as dynamics of news releases, blog and internet for posts, Twitter messages, e-mails etc.,
- training and exchange of knowledge between partners in different domains coming from Warsaw University of Technology, Jozef Stefan Institute, Wroclaw University of Technology and leading world universities Stanford University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Nanyang Technological University,
- bidirectional knowledge transfer between academia and media industry (Slovenian Press Agency) by exposing researchers to real-life problems and giving business access to innovative methods and tools for information analysis.

The project will be based on three pillars: data acquisition, data mining/machine learning and complex systems modeling. The specific problems addressed will include understanding rules of and predicting information spreading in different media and about different topics, finding information sources and uncovering hidden information channels.

The secondments will accelerate individual careers of involved researchers, especially early stage ones. The project will lay foundations for long-term collaboration by strengthening existing links between partners and creating new ones.

Coordinator

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Address

Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa

Poland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 508 500

Participants (3)

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 301 500

POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 346 500

SLOVENSKA TISKOVNA AGENCIJA DOO

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 117 000

Partners (10)

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY

United States

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

United States

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY

Singapore

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

United States

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

United States

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

United States

University of Notre Dame du Lac

United States

AUTONOMOUS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL BANKING INSTITUTE

Russia

ITMO UNIVERSITY

Russia

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY

Australia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 691152

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2016

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 314 000

  • EU contribution

    € 1 273 500

Coordinated by:

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland