Data-Driven Modeling of Collective Behavior and Emergent Phenomena in Biology (DDM-Bio): June 5-7, 2017

Location

This workshop will take place at SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Description

Collective behavior and emergent phenomena often arise in complex adaptive systems. Understanding the mechanisms that underlie such processes is simultaneously challenging and important to developments in engineering, technology, and advancing basic knowledge in the science of biological systems.  This collaborative workshop is targeted for researchers and students with research interests in collective behavior and emergent phenomena in biology and its applications. The participants will be organized into interdisciplinary teams according to their interests and complementary skills. Each team will be tasked with exploring, analyzing and modeling original data sets provided by biologist attendees. The event will be similar in spirit to a hackathon in computer science, with the goal of finding new ways to understand the provided biological data. We emphasize that the workshop is meant to involve active participation with attendees working together across disciplines to solve problems in current research. In addition, regular debriefing sessions will be organized throughout the 3 days of the workshop in order for each team to provide updates to and receive feedback from the rest of the participants on their progress.

The workshop will be limited to about 40 participants and funding support priority will be given to U.S. based researchers.

Schedule and Supporting Media

More information will be provided as details become available

Monday, June 5, 2017
SAMSI, RTP

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:00-9:30 Opening remarks and participant self-introductions
9:30-10:30 Initial project descriptions by working groups
10:30-10:45 BREAK
10:45-12:00 Group Breakouts
12:00-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-4:30 Group Breakouts
4:30-5:30 Working Group project progress reports

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
SAMSI, RTP

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:00-10:45 Group Breakouts
4:30-5:30 Working Group project progress reports
11:00-12:00 Group Breakouts
12:00-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-4:30 Group Breakouts
4:30-5:30 Working Group project progress reports

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
SAMSI, RTP

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:00-10:45 Working Group project progress reports
10:45-11:00 BREAK
11:00-12:00 Continue Writing Session
12:00-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-2:30 Working Group project progress reports
2:30-3:00 Closing Remarks

Questions: email ddm-bio@samsi.info