Toward an interdisciplinary research agenda on digital media and human well-being

This European Commission project (May 2021 – Nov 2022) aims at synthesising the current understanding of the impact of digital media on human behaviour, seed and map a new interdisciplinary research community on this topic, scope for a research agenda, and issue recommendations for policy and future digital media design.

This proposal is led by an international consortium with the help of an interdisciplinary Advisory Group (AG) of renowned experts. It proposes a hybrid methodology based on the AG that acts both as catalyst and guide for a collaborative large-scale mapping of the state-of-the-art and challenges of that emerging field. This collective study is mediated by intelligent ICT tools.

During the project, the research community will be invited to give its input on the key challenges that should be supported by the EU in the next five years.

On the basis of this collaborative mapping of state-of-the-art and future challenges, the Advisory group will be in charge to recommendations to the European Commission for futur funding schemes in this domain.

The outputs of this project will be a propective roadmap for the EU and a cartography of the main actors and research areas related to Digital Media and Human Well-Being.

Contribute to the DIGEING Roadmap

Whether you have 5 minutes or an hour to spend, DIGEING offers you a unique opportunity to put your scientific vision in the forefront.

DIGIENG is collecting topics and challenges to built the community vision on future research on digital media and human well-being.  These contributions will be added to community’s vision map and will also serve as input to write the roadmap for the EU commission.

All these items will help the european commission to define future funding shemes in this domain.

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Project Coordinator : David Chavalarias, CNRS, Complex Systems Institute of Paris Île-de-France

Partners coordinators :

  • Guido Caldarelli, Professor in Theoretical Physics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
  • David Pearce, Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial.

Advisory board members

  • Beatrice de Gelder, Maastricht University. Expertise: Cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, Augmented and Virtual reality
  • Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, CNRS, head of the  Center for Internet and Society. Expertise: law, open data, digital commons, technology
  • Fosca Giannotti, Director of research of computer science at the Information Science and Technology Institute “A. Faedo” of the National Research Council, Pisa, Italy. Expertise: Privacy-Preserving Data Mining, AI Decision Making
  • Vittorio Loreto, Sony CSL & Sapienza University of Rome. Expertise : complexity science and its interdisciplinary applications
  • Andrzej Nowak,  Department of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Expertise : social psychology and group dynamics,
  • Richard Rogers, University Professor and holds the Chair in New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. Expertise : Digital Methods
  • Camille Roth, CNRS/CMB, Berlin, Expertise : socio-semantic networks, computational social sciences, sociology
  • Mel Slater, University of Barcelona, ICREA Research Professor. Expertise: Augmented and Virtual reality


This project is funded by the European Commission