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The 4th Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA 2016)
Co-located with PODC 2016. July 25, 2016 in Chicago, IL USA
http://www.snl.salk.edu/~navlakha/BDA2016/
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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,
attention).

This is a one-day workshop.

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SUBMISSIONS
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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. Submissions should be in PDF and include
title, author information, and a 4-page extended abstract.

Please use the following EasyChair submission link:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bda20160

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

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

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INVITED SPEAKERS [PRELIMINARY; MORE TO COME!]
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Bernard Chazelle - Princeton
Melanie Moses - UNM

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE
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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
http://ie.technion.ac.il/~yemek/

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