Opendata, web and dolomites


Bringing CItizens, Models and Data together in Participatory, Interactive SociaL EXploratories

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Project "CIMPLEX" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 4˙206˙875 €
 EC max contribution 3˙450˙625 € (82%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.2.2. (FET Proactive)
 Code Call H2020-FETPROACT-2014
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-01-01   to  2017-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
3    UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART DE (STUTTGART) participant 577˙625.00
5    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 360˙000.00
6    KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM HU (BUDAPEST) participant 323˙000.00
7    FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER IT (TRENTO) participant 198˙750.00


 Project objective

We propose visionary research to develop modeling, computational, and ICT tools needed to predict and influence disease spread and other contagion phenomena in complex social systems. To achieve non-incremental advances we will combine large scale, realistic, data-driven models with participatory data-collection and advanced methods for Big Data analysis. In particular we will go beyond the one-dimensional focus of current approaches tackling one aspect of the problem at a time. We will interconnect contagion progression (e.g. epidemics) with social adaptation, the economic impact and other systemic aspects that will finally allow a complete analysis of the inherent systemic risk. We will develop models dealing with multiple time and length scales simultaneously, leading to the definition of new, layered computational approaches. Towards policy impact and social response we will work to close the loop between models, data, behavior and perception and develop new concepts for the explanation, visualization and interaction with data and models both on individual and on collective level. We will cast the fundamental advances into an integrated system building on widely accepted open ICT technologies that will be used and useful beyond the project. As a tangible ICT outcome directed at facilitating the uptake and impact of the project, we will implement “Interactive Social Exploratories” defined as interactive environments which act as a front-end to a set of parameterizable and adjustable models, data analysis techniques, visualization methods and data collection frameworks. In summary, we aim to (1) produce fundamental theoretical, methodological and technological advances (2) mold them into a broadly usable ICT platform that will be a catalyst for producing, delivering, and embedding scientific evidence into the policy and societal processes and (3) evaluate the system empirically with policy makers and citizens focusing on the concrete problem of epidemic spreading.


List of deliverables.
Final ICT System Documents, reports 2019-01-09 15:33:42
Workshop with Policy Makers III Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-01-09 15:33:42
Workshop with Policy Makers II Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-02-12 12:39:17
Second generation approaches Documents, reports 2019-02-12 12:39:12
Workshop with Policy Makers I Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-03-07 16:27:43
Advanced Concepts for Human/Society Centered Technologies Documents, reports 2019-02-12 12:39:03

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of CIMPLEX deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Riccardo Guidotti, Giulio Rossetti, Dino Pedreschi
Audio Ergo Sum: A Personal Data Model For Musical Preferences
published pages: 51-66, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-50230-4_5
2017 Giulio Rossetti, Dino Pedreschi, Fosca Giannotti
Node-centric Community Discovery: From static to dynamic social network analysis
published pages: 32-48, ISSN: 2468-6964, DOI: 10.1016/j.osnem.2017.10.003
Online Social Networks and Media 3-4 2019-05-29
2016 Giulio Rossetti, Luca Pappalardo, Salvatore Rinzivillo
A novel approach to evaluate community detection algorithms on ground truth
published pages: 133-144, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-30569-1_10
2017 Qian Zhang, Kaiyuan Sun, Matteo Chinazzi, Ana Pastore y Piontti, Natalie E. Dean, Diana Patricia Rojas, Stefano Merler, Dina Mistry, Piero Poletti, Luca Rossi, Margaret Bray, M. Elizabeth Halloran, Ira M. Longini, Alessandro Vespignani
Spread of Zika virus in the Americas
published pages: E4334-E4343, ISSN: 0027-8424, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1620161114
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114/22 2019-05-29
2017 M. Saeedian, N. Azimi-Tafreshi, G. R. Jafari, J. Kertesz
Epidemic spreading on evolving signed networks
published pages: , ISSN: 2470-0045, DOI: 10.1103/physreve.95.022314
Physical Review E 95/2 2019-05-29
2017 Andrea Guazzini, Ayça Saraç, Camillo Donati, Annalisa Nardi, Daniele Vilone, Patrizia Meringolo
Participation and Privacy Perception in Virtual Environments: The Role of Sense of Community, Culture and Gender between Italian and Turkish
published pages: 11, ISSN: 1999-5903, DOI: 10.3390/fi9020011
Future Internet 9/2 2019-05-29
2017 Giulio Rossetti, Luca Pappalardo, Dino Pedreschi, Fosca Giannotti
Tiles: an online algorithm for community discovery in dynamic social networks
published pages: 1213-1241, ISSN: 0885-6125, DOI: 10.1007/s10994-016-5582-8
Machine Learning 106/8 2019-05-29
2016 Jianxi Gao, Baruch Barzel, Albert-László Barabási
Universal resilience patterns in complex networks
published pages: 307-312, ISSN: 0028-0836, DOI: 10.1038/nature16948
Nature 530/7590 2019-05-29
2017 Piero Poletti, Roberto Visintainer, Bruno Lepri, Stefano Merler
The interplay between individual social behavior and clinical symptoms in small clustered groups
published pages: , ISSN: 1471-2334, DOI: 10.1186/s12879-017-2623-2
BMC Infectious Diseases 17/1 2019-05-29
2017 János Török, János Kertész
Cascading collapse of online social networks
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-17135-1
Scientific Reports 7/1 2019-05-29
2017 Rafael Prieto Curiel, Steven Bishop
Modelling the fear of crime
published pages: 20170156, ISSN: 1364-5021, DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2017.0156
Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science 473/2203 2019-05-29
2017 Fumiko Ogushi, János Kertész, Kimmo Kaski, Takashi Shimada
Enhanced robustness of evolving open systems by the bidirectionality of interactions between elements
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-07283-9
Scientific Reports 7/1 2019-05-29
2018 Giulio Rossetti, Letizia Milli, Salvatore Rinzivillo, Alina Sîrbu, Dino Pedreschi, Fosca Giannotti
NDlib: a python library to model and analyze diffusion processes over complex networks
published pages: , ISSN: 2364-415X, DOI: 10.1007/s41060-017-0086-6
International Journal of Data Science and Analytics 2019-05-29
2018 Letizia Milli, Giulio Rossetti, Dino Pedreschi, Fosca Giannotti
Information Diffusion in Complex Networks: The Active/Passive Conundrum
published pages: 305-313, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72150-7_25
Proceedings Complex Networks 2019-05-29
2017 Giulio Rossetti
$text{RD}small{text{YN}}$ : graph benchmark handling community dynamics
published pages: 893-912, ISSN: 2051-1310, DOI: 10.1093/comnet/cnx016
Journal of Complex Networks 5/6 2019-05-29
2015 Zhongyuan Ruan, Gerardo Iñiguez, Márton Karsai, János Kertész
Kinetics of Social Contagion
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.115.218702
Physical Review Letters 115/21 2019-05-29
2016 Deokjae Lee, S. Choi, M. Stippinger, J. Kertész, B. Kahng
Hybrid phase transition into an absorbing state: Percolation and avalanches
published pages: , ISSN: 2470-0045, DOI: 10.1103/physreve.93.042109
Physical Review E 93/4 2019-05-29
2017 Diána Knipl, Toby Davies, Peter Baudains
A spatial model for conflict incorporating within- and between-actor effects
published pages: 517-533, ISSN: 0378-4371, DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2017.04.017
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 483 2019-05-29
2016 Márton Karsai, Gerardo Iñiguez, Riivo Kikas, Kimmo Kaski, János Kertész
Local cascades induced global contagion: How heterogeneous thresholds, exogenous effects, and unconcerned behaviour govern online adoption spreading
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/srep27178
Scientific Reports 6/1 2019-05-29
2017 Richard P. Mann, Olivia Woolley-Meza
Maintaining intellectual diversity in data science
published pages: 1-10, ISSN: 2451-8492, DOI: 10.3233/DS-170003
Data Science 2019-05-29
2017 Giulio Rossetti, Letizia Milli, Fosca Giannotti, Dino Pedreschi
Forecasting success via early adoptions analysis: A data-driven study
published pages: e0189096, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189096
PLOS ONE 12/12 2019-05-29
2017 Alexey Medvedev, Janos Kertesz
Empirical study of the role of the topology in spreading on communication networks
published pages: 12-19, ISSN: 0378-4371, DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2016.11.109
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 470 2019-05-29
2016 Valerio Capraro; Francesca Giardini; Daniele Vilone; Mario Paolucci
Partner selection supported by opaque reputation promotes cooperative behavior
published pages: 589-600, ISSN: 1930-2975, DOI:
Judgment and Decision Making Vol 11, Issue 6 2019-05-29
2017 A. Li, S. P. Cornelius, Y.-Y. Liu, L. Wang, A.-L. Barabási
The fundamental advantages of temporal networks
published pages: 1042-1046, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aai7488
Science 358/6366 2019-05-29
2018 Luca Pappalardo, Filippo Simini
Data-driven generation of spatio-temporal routines in human mobility
published pages: , ISSN: 1384-5810, DOI: 10.1007/s10618-017-0548-4
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 2019-05-29
2017 Herr, Dominik; Reinhardt, Jan; Krüger, Robert; Reina, Guido; Ertl, Thomas
Immersive Visual Analytics for Modular Factory Layout Planning
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2017 John S Brownstein, Shuyu Chu, Achla Marathe, Madhav V Marathe, Andre T Nguyen, Daniela Paolotti, Nicola Perra, Daniela Perrotta, Mauricio Santillana, Samarth Swarup, Michele Tizzoni, Alessandro Vespignani, Anil Kumar S Vullikanti, Mandy L Wilson, Qian Zhang
Combining Participatory Influenza Surveillance with Modeling and Forecasting: Three Alternative Approaches
published pages: e83, ISSN: 2369-2960, DOI: 10.2196/publichealth.7344
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 3/4 2019-05-29
2017 Rafael Prieto Curiel, Sofía Collignon Delmar, Steven Richard Bishop
Measuring the Distribution of Crime and Its Concentration
published pages: 1-29, ISSN: 0748-4518, DOI: 10.1007/s10940-017-9354-9
Journal of Quantitative Criminology 33/3 2019-05-29
2017 Valentina Marziano, Andrea Pugliese, Stefano Merler, Marco Ajelli
Detecting a Surprisingly Low Transmission Distance in the Early Phase of the 2009 Influenza Pandemic
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-12415-2
Scientific Reports 7/1 2019-05-29
2017 Deokjae Lee, Wonjun Choi, J. Kertész, B. Kahng
Universal mechanism for hybrid percolation transitions
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-06182-3
Scientific Reports 7/1 2019-05-29
2016 Giulio Rossetti, Luca Pappalardo, Riivo Kikas, Dino Pedreschi, Fosca Giannotti, Marlon Dumas
Homophilic network decomposition: a community-centric analysis of online social services
published pages: , ISSN: 1869-5450, DOI: 10.1007/s13278-016-0411-4
Social Network Analysis and Mining 6/1 2019-05-29
2017 Carl E Koppeschaar, Vittoria Colizza, Caroline Guerrisi, Clément Turbelin, Jim Duggan, W John Edmunds, Charlotte Kjelsø, Ricardo Mexia, Yamir Moreno, Sandro Meloni, Daniela Paolotti, Daniela Perrotta, Edward van Straten, Ana O Franco
Influenzanet: Citizens Among 10 Countries Collaborating to Monitor Influenza in Europe
published pages: e66, ISSN: 2369-2960, DOI: 10.2196/publichealth.7429
JMIR Public Health and Surveillance 3/3 2019-05-29
2017 María Pereda and Daniele Vilone
Social Pressure and Environmental Effects on Networks: A Path to Cooperation
published pages: , ISSN: 2073-4336, DOI: 10.3390/g8010007
Games 8(1) 2019-05-27
2016 Dennis Thom, Robert Kruger, Thomas Ertl
Can Twitter Save Lives? A Broad-Scale Study on Visual Social Media Analytics for Public Safety
published pages: 1816-1829, ISSN: 1077-2626, DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2511733
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 22/7 2019-05-27
2015 Grüninger, Jürgen; Klouche, Khalil; Slusallek, Philipp; Lischke, Lars; Jacucci, Giulio; SCHMIDT, Albrecht
Interaction techniques for wall-sized screens
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces - ITS \'15. New York : ACM, 2015. - ISBN 978-1-4503-3899-8 1 2019-05-27
2016 Daniele Vilone, Timoteo Carletti, Franco Bagnoli Andrea Guazzini
The Peace Mediator effect: Heterogeneous agents can foster consensus in continuous opinion models
published pages: 84–91, ISSN: 0378-4371, DOI: 10.1016/j.physa.2016.06.082
Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications Volume 462 2019-05-27
2016 Rafael Prieto Curiel, Steven Richard Bishop
A metric of the difference between perception of security and victimisation rates
published pages: 1-15, ISSN: 2193-7680, DOI: 10.1186/s40163-016-0060-y
Crime Science 5/1 2019-05-27
2016 Christopher M. Wray, Steven R. Bishop
A Financial Market Model Incorporating Herd Behaviour
published pages: e0151790, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151790
PLOS ONE 11/3 2019-05-27
2015 Luca Pappalardo, Filippo Simini, Salvatore Rinzivillo, Dino Pedreschi, Fosca Giannotti, Albert-László Barabási
Returners and explorers dichotomy in human mobility
published pages: 8166, ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9166
Nature Communications 6 2019-05-27
2016 Marco Ajelli, Stefano Merler, Laura Fumanelli, Ana Pastore y Piontti, Natalie E. Dean, Ira M. Longini, M. Elizabeth Halloran, Alessandro Vespignani
Spatiotemporal dynamics of the Ebola epidemic in Guinea and implications for vaccination and disease elimination: a computational modeling analysis
published pages: , ISSN: 1741-7015, DOI: 10.1186/s12916-016-0678-3
BMC Medicine 14/1 2019-05-27
2016 Halloran, M. Elizabeth; Fumanelli, Laura; Carraro, Dante; Vespignani, Alessandro; Putoto, Giovanni; Pastore y Piontti, Ana; Longini, Ira M.; Parlamento, Stefano; Ajelli, Marco; Merler, Stefano; Dean, Natalie E
Containing Ebola at the Source with Ring Vaccination
published pages: , ISSN: 1935-2735, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005093
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10(11) 2019-05-27
2016 Rafael Prieto Curiel, Steven Bishop
A measure of the concentration of rare events
published pages: 32369, ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/srep32369
Scientific Reports 6 2019-05-27
2016 Francesca Giardini, Daniele Vilone
Evolution of gossip-based indirect reciprocity on a bipartite network
published pages: 37931, ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/srep37931
Scientific Reports 6 2019-05-27
2015 Marco Ajelli, Stefano Parlamento, David Bome, Atiba Kebbi, Andrea Atzori, Clara Frasson, Giovanni Putoto, Dante Carraro, Stefano Merler
The 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in Pujehun, Sierra Leone: epidemiology and impact of interventions
published pages: , ISSN: 1741-7015, DOI: 10.1186/s12916-015-0524-z
BMC Medicine 13/1 2019-05-27
2016 Diána Knipl
Stability criteria for a multi-city epidemic model with travel delays and infection during travel
published pages: 1-22, ISSN: 1417-3875, DOI: 10.14232/ejqtde.2016.1.74
Electronic Journal of Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations 74 2019-05-27
2015 Lars Lischke, Dominik Weber, Scott Greenwald
Pervasive Interaction Across Displays
published pages: 12-15, ISSN: 1536-1268, DOI: 10.1109/MPRV.2015.77
IEEE Pervasive Computing 14/4 2019-05-27
2016 Natalia Andrienko, Gennady Andrienko, Salvatore Rinzivillo
Leveraging spatial abstraction in traffic analysis and forecasting with visual analytics
published pages: 172-194, ISSN: 0306-4379, DOI: 10.1016/
Information Systems 57 2019-05-27
2017 Diána Knipl, Gergely Röst, Seyed M. Moghadas
Population dynamics of epidemic and endemic states of drug-resistance emergence in infectious diseases
published pages: e2817, ISSN: 2167-8359, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2817
PeerJ 5 2019-05-27
published pages: 91-115, ISSN: 0218-3390, DOI: 10.1142/S0218339016500054
Journal of Biological Systems 24/01 2019-05-27
2017 Daniela Perrotta, Antonino Bella, Caterina Rizzo, Daniela Paolotti
Participatory Online Surveillance as a Supplementary Tool to Sentinel Doctors for Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance in Italy
published pages: e0169801, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169801
PLOS ONE 12/1 2019-05-27
2016 Constanze Ciavarella, Laura Fumanelli, Stefano Merler, Ciro Cattuto, Marco Ajelli
School closure policies at municipality level for mitigating influenza spread: a model-based evaluation
published pages: , ISSN: 1471-2334, DOI: 10.1186/s12879-016-1918-z
BMC Infectious Diseases 16/1 2019-05-27
2016 Clamer, Valentina; Dorigatti, Ilaria; Fumanelli, Laura; Pugliese, Andrea; Rizzo, Caterina
Estimating transmission probability in schools for the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in Italy
published pages: , ISSN: 1742-4682, DOI: 10.1186/s12976-016-0045-2
Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 13(1) 19 1 2019-05-27
2017 Lucas Böttcher, Olivia Woolley-Meza, Dirk Brockmann
Temporal dynamics of online petitions
published pages: e0178062, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178062
PLOS ONE 12/5 2019-05-27

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