Future Policy Modeling (FUPOL)

WP5 - Advanced Visualization

Dear Visitor,
please note that the project is already over and the listed demonstrators may not work correctly by the time due to changes on partners’ or other web API's. The work will continued on a couple of the here mentioned prototypes/demonstrators, please check therefore our eGovernment topic website on:

FUPOL is funded under objective 5.6 of the FP7 work program aiming at ICT solutions for governance and policy modeling. The objective targets research focusing on development of advanced ICT tools for policy modeling, prediction of policy impacts, development of a new governance models and collaborative solving of complex societal problems.

Based on the above the FUPOL consortium has elaborated a comprehensive approach to further advance the research and development in simulation, policy process modeling, semantic analysis and visualization. The scientific approach is based on complexity science. It aims at reducing the complexity through a comprehensive policy spiral design lifecycle approach deemed appropriate for complex societal problems.

Building on the current political environment and the public sector collective data, it will enable all stakeholders to better forecast and understand future trends. While the approach and the technologies itself are generic and can be used in any policy domain, the project will focus on urban policy challenges since the majority of the world´s population is living in urban areas.





Intelligent Visualizations in FUPOL

Researchers of the Competence Centre Information Visualization and Visual Analytics analyze and develop in FUPOL innovative solutions for the graphical representation of heterogeneous political impact factors. Thereby technologies will be developed which support the decision-making process using several sources of information, e.g. statistical data, social networks or regulatory and legal conditions, to support both, the adequate processes and their impacts. The research focuses on the development of a framework for the semantics visualization of the whole policy lifecycle, based on the SemaVis technology.


Social Media Analysis:

Explorative Open Knowledge Analysis:

Simulation Result Visualization:

Evaluation Based Prototyping:



Fraunhofer IGD
Fraunhoferstraße 5
64283 Darmstadt

Dirk Burkhardt
Fon: +49 (0) 61 51/1 55-578
Fax: +49 (0) 61 51/1 55-139

Kawa Nazemi
Fon: +49 (0) 61 51/1 55-556
Fax: +49 (0) 61 51/1 55-139