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

Location

This workshop took 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 was targeted at researchers and students with research interests in collective behavior and emergent phenomena in biology and its applications. The participants were organized into interdisciplinary teams according to their interests and complementary skills. Each team was tasked with exploring, analyzing and modeling original data sets provided by biologist attendees. The event was similar in spirit to a hackathon in computer science, with the goal of finding new ways to understand the provided biological data. Event organizers emphasized that the workshop was meant to involve active participation with attendees working together across disciplines to solve problems in current research. In addition, regular debriefing sessions continued throughout the three-day event of the workshop in order for each team to provide updates to and receive feedback from the rest of the participants of their progress.

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

Schedule and Supporting Media

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