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Launch Smart Systems Future Center

The launch of the Smart Systems Future Center – an initiative of LIACS, the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, and Constable Research B.V., took place on 24th April 2014 at the Living Lab of the The Hague Centre for Innovation. A program for approximately 80 participants include presentations about the impact of big data in daily life (by Prof. dr. Jaap van den Herik), the next generation of Future Centers (by Dr. Paul Iske, Head of the Innovation Centre of ABN AMRO), how space can influence behaviour and creativity (by Ernst de Lange, director of Future Center “De Werf”), and an international perspective on the Innovation Dialogue (By Hank Kune of the Future Center Alliance). The second part of the program was an interactive sessions in which participants explored opportunities for further developing the Smart Systems FC.

As described in the program material Everything is a System, “Smart Systems will soon be everywhere. Smart Systems control the car you (still) drive and the planes you fly. Smart Systems trade on the stock market, will diagnose your illness and design sustainable buildings…They are capable of describing and analysing a situation, and taking decisions based on the available data in a predictive or adaptive manner, thereby performing smart actions (source: Wikipedia). Here we include larger (social and economic)systems up to an including whole value chains, using systems currently known as ‘big data’.

“The Future Center aims at bringing together (potential) clients and users of smart technology, with suppliers and developers; as well as technical scientists and researchers, with policy makers; as well as social and human scientists, bien etonné de se trouver ensemble with for instance philosophers, economists and biologists meeting artists.”

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