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Ongoing Research Projects

ChronoPilot - ChronoPilot

Time frame: Sept. 21, 2021 - Sept. 20, 2025
Funding sources: EC - H2020
Partner organisations: Ghent University, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lübeck
Participants: BOTEV, Jean (Principal Investigator)


The ChronoPilot project aims to investigate time perception in individuals and groups of humans, as well as in hybrid systems consisting of humans and machines, such as software agents and robots. ChronoPilot will explore the different dimensions of time perception, and develop a time modulation toolkit capable of improving both …

DELICIOS - An integrated approach to study the delegation of decision-making to autonomous agents in socio-technicalsystems

Time frame: Nov. 1, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2023
Funding sources: FNR - INTER
Partner organisations: Ghent University, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Participants: BOTEV, Jean (Principal Investigator), SUN, Ningyuan (Doctoral Candidate)


In this age of ubiquitous digital interconnectivity, we may envisage that humans will increasingly delegate their social, economic or data-related transactions to an autonomous agent, for reasons of convenience or complexity. Although the scientific knowledge to create such systems appears to be available, this transformation does not appear to become …






    Journal Article

  • Socially-Sensitive Systems Design, Bellman Kirstie, Botev Jean, Hildmann Hanno, Lewis Peter R., Marsh Stephen, Pitt Jeremy, Scholtes Ingo, Tomforde Sven. In: IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE.