Sunday, April 17, 2016

[DMANET] BDA 2016 --- last call for presentations (notice the travel awards for students and postdocs)

The 4th Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA 2016)
Co-located with PODC 2016. July 25, 2016 in Chicago, IL USA

We are excited to announce the 4th workshop on Biological Distributed
Algorithms (BDA). The aim of the workshop is to foster collaborative research
between biologists and distributed computing theory researchers, with the hope
of producing better understanding of the behavior of distributed biological
systems, as well as new ideas for design of algorithms for engineered or
computational networks.

BDA 2016 will include presentations 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,

This is a one-day workshop.

We solicit submissions of extended abstracts describing recent results
relevant to biological distributed computing. We especially welcome extended
abstracts describing new insights and / or case studies regarding the
relationship between distributed computing and biological systems even if
these are not fully formed. Since a major goal of the workshop is to explore
new directions and approaches, we especially encourage the submission of
ongoing work. Selected contributors would be asked to present, discuss and
defend their work at the workshop. By default, the submissions will be
evaluated for either oral or poster presentation, though authors may indicate
in their submission if it should be only considered for one of the
presentation types. Submissions should be in PDF and include title, author
information, and a 4-page extended abstract. Shorter submissions are also
welcome, particularly for poster presentation.

Please use the following EasyChair submission link:

Note: The workshop will not include published proceedings. In particular, we
welcome submissions of extended abstracts describing work that has appeared or
is expected to appear in other venues.

Support for students and postdocs
To encourage the participation of researchers at the early stages of their
career, the NSF has generously granted us with the means to provide financial
support for student and postdoc participants. Specifically, for each accepted
(oral or poster) presentation, we will reimburse the registration fee and
at least $350 of additional travel expanses (the exact amount will be
determined later
on but it is expected to be higher) of one student/postdoc author.

April 25, 2016 – Extended abstract submission deadline
May 25, 2016 – Decision notifications
July 25, 2016 – Workshop

Bernard Chazelle - Princeton
Melanie Moses - UNM
Konrad Kording - Northwestern

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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