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Digital Futures HiSS project Workshop series – SESSION 1 (of 3)

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Sep 06

Date and time: 6 September 2021, 17:00 – 19:30 CEST (11:00 – 13:30 EDT)
Speaker: See program below – SESSION 1 (of 3)
Title: Digital Futures HiSS project Workshop series
Zoom: Link will be provided to registered participants

From smart to intelligent cities: A human-social choice?

Smart cities of a digitalised society are envisioned as cyber-physical-human systems of sustainable economic growth that enhance human wellbeing. The grand challenge for designing and developing smart cities is to achieve mutually beneficial interactions between cyber and human systems where machines learn from humans and humans learn from machines. Theories of human behaviour are traditionally context-dependent, specialised in economics, education, games, social interactions, management, etc. Smart cities, as cyber-physical-human systems, set a new context for modelling and understanding human-social behaviour at different levels – from neuro-cognition of individual choices to collective decisions and emergence in social networks at multiple time scales.

A series of Workshops for Digital Futures project Humanizing the Sustainable Smart City (HiSS) are planned during 2021-2025 with the overriding question: How do we effectively combine human-social decisions/choices on individual, societal and institutional levels, to support the development and design of smart cities?
We welcome faculty from all partners of Digital Futures.

Please register for the workshop here:

Workshop format: Online


Each session is 2.5 hours. Following a short introduction, three presentations of 30 min each (including 5 min immediate questions) would be followed by a 1-hour discussion. The following sessions are scheduled with confirmed speakers:


6 September, 17:00 – 19:30 CEST (11:00 – 13:30 EDT)Interactional Intelligence: Social Networks and the Sustainable-Smart City. Social interactions, consumption in particular resource/energy use. What kind of experiments/data do we need to better understand choices/ decisions in a smart city context from individual to societal levels?



13 September, 17:00 – 19:30 CEST (11:00 – 13:30 EDT)Reflective Intelligence: Individual Decision Making to Navigate the Sustainable-Smart City. Individual preferences and choices; basic social interactions; utilities and social norms; confidence and control. Which of the existing theories for human choices/decisions are suitable in the sustainable smart city context?



20 September, 17:00 – 19:30 CEST (11:00 – 13:30 EDT)Neuro-cognition: Neural perspective of individual choices and human-social behaviour. Decision-making, cognitive architectures, long- and short-term memory, learning and risk-taking. How to reconcile a neurocognitive perspective of individual goal-directed behaviour with interactive socio-economic decision-making to explain human-social choices in a smart city context?


  • Prof. Jerome Busemeyer, Univ of Indiana
  • Prof. Alan Safney, Radboud University
  • Prof. Scott Huettel, Duke University

For more information or questions, please contact Vladimir Cvetkovic, Professor, Resources, Energy and Infrastructure at KTH, Co-PI of research project Humanizing the Sustainable Smart City (HiSS) at Digital Futures.