Tuesday, 31 January 2012

FutureICT Crime Exploratory

As part of a much larger European funding initiative, the FutureICT project is proposing to use ICT, Complexity Science and the Social Sciences to understand and manage complex, global, socially interactive systems, with a focus on sustainability and resilience. One project in particular, the Crime Exploratory, is highly relevant as it aimed to set up a pan-European crime modelling and data mining observatory, under the EU Collaborative projects and Coordination and Support Actions (CPCSA) funding stream.

Andy Evans recently attended the first CrimeExploratory meeting in Rome to present our work, and got to hear a series of interesting talks from crime modellers from across Europe, including discussions of the financial systems of organised crime, datamining of human trafficking data, and the tricky problem of modelling morality. The talks should be available on the project website soon.

Monday, 23 January 2012

New research website

I've just made a new website for my research: http://nickmalleson.co.uk/

I will continue to update this blog with crime simulation information though as soon as the project starts up again (shouldn't be long..). In the meantime I have been re-building the simulation from the ground up (e.g. the RepastCity project is a highly simplified version used for teaching urban modelling)