Tuesday, July 28, 2015

[DMANET] BDA 2015 --- call for participation

The 3rd Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA 2015)
August 18-19, 2015 in Boston, MA USA

We are excited to announce the third workshop on Biological
Distributed Algorithms (BDA). BDA is focused on the relationships
between distributed computing and distributed biological systems and
in particular, on analysis and case studies that combine the two. Such
research can lead to better understanding of the behavior of the
biological systems while at the same time developing novel
computational algorithms that can be used to solve distributed
computing problems.

BDA 2015 will include invited and contributed presentations, as well
as open discussions, on distributed algorithms related to a variety of
biological systems, with special attention to communication and
coordination in insect colonies (e.g. foraging, navigation, task
allocation, construction) and networks in the brain (e.g. learning,
decision-making, attention).

Please register for the conference at http://bda2015.eventbrite.com/.
Early registration (by Aug 10) is $100. Late registration is $150.

Invited talks
Yehuda Afek, Tel Aviv University: Faster task allocation by idle ants
Ziv Bar-Joseph, CMU: Belief propagation in bacterial food search
Spring Berman, Arizona State: Control and Estimation Techniques for
Adaptive Robotic Swarms
Jennifer Fewell, Arizona State: Division of labor: the organization
and self-organization of work
Istvan Karsai, East Tennessee State: Organization of work via the
"common stomach" in social insects
Simon Garnier, NJIT: An ant bridge too far
Deborah Gordon, Stanford: Distributed algorithms in ant colonies:
nestmate recognition and highway systems
Pankaj Mehta, BU: Learning from collective behavior in Dictyostelium populations
Nir Shavit, MIT and Tel-Aviv University: Connectomes on Demand?
Les Valiant, Harvard: A computational model and theory of cortex

Please refer to our website at
http://www.snl.salk.edu/~navlakha/BDA2015/ for the complete schedule.

32 Vassar Street - Building 32-D463 (star conference room)
Cambridge, MA 02139

Ziv Bar-Joseph, CMU
Anna Dornhaus, University of Arizona
Yuval Emek, Technion (co-chair)
Amos Korman, CNRS and University of Paris Diderot
Nancy Lynch, MIT
Saket Navlakha, Salk Institute (co-chair)

Yuval Emek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Industrial Engineering and Management
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
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