|Funding||EU FP7-ICT-2011.9.12, CSA|
|Consortium||Edinburgh Napier University*, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine|
|Role||Proposer, WP lead, Project partner|
The FoCAS project is a coordination activity and aims to integrate, coordinate, and increase the visibility of research within the FoCAS FET Proactive Initiative and in research areas related to collective adaptive systems. FoCAS provides a positive interface between science and the science-interested public and demonstrates how research on collective adaptive systems can impact society.
The integrating role of the FoCAS coordination activity includes:
Broadening horizons for European researchers by initiating important collaborations with researchers and research networks, particularly in North America and Asia.
Publication of research successes, conferences, and relevant events through a hyper-media web portal, newsletters, e-bulletins, video documentaries, and through the FoCAS online reading room with articles in the FoCAS magazine and links to relevant scientific articles.
Stimulate a new generation of collective adaptive systems researchers and assist in their training through summer schools and short courses.
Expanding the public visibility of FoCAS research and its expected societal impact in accessible ways through a participatory website, FoCAS magazine, and in well-informed debates at public events.
Provide an open participatory framework that helps define the research landscape for collective adaptive systems, identifies centers of research activity, and anticipates the potential for future research.