Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established in 1969 with the aim to bring development to the Negev, a desert area comprising more than 60% of the country. Today, Ben-Gurion University is a major center for teaching and research, with campuses in Beer-Sheva, including the Marcus Family Campus, as well as in Eilat and Sede Boqer. More than 19,000 students are enrolled in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management and the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies. In keeping with its mandate, Ben-Gurion University plays a key role in promoting industry and education in the Negev. BGU is part of the global community, with researchers sharing internationally their expertise in such fields as hi-tech, bio-tech, medicine, arid zone agriculture, solar energy, water resource management, nanotechnology and more. The University anticipates exciting challenges in innovative fields of research and hopes to bring new opportunities to Beer- Sheva and the Negev while continuing its pursuit of academic excellence and expanding its contribution to the community. The Department of Information Systems Engineering at BGU is the largest information systems school in Israel. It includes research groups of recognized excellence at the international level. BGU will participate in the SmartSociety project through the Artificial Intelligence Research Group at Ben-Gurion University (AIRG@BGU), which serves as the center of AI-related research occurring at BGU.
Role in the Project
BGU will lead WP5, and will contribute to WP2, WP6 and WP10. BGU will coordinate project activities on the design of incentive schemes for HDA-CASs. It will also contribute to the development of computational models for SmartSociety, and to the design of effective coordination mechanism at the social level.