8th workshop on
Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA)

July 26-30, 2021 (exact date TBA), Virtual Event.
In conjunction with PODC 2021.

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 algorithms that can be used to solve basic distributed computing problems.

Call for presentations

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.

Submit Abstract

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.

Important Dates:
May 6, 2021  23:59 AoE time
May 29, 2021 – Decision notifications
July 26-30, 2021 – Workshop

Invited Speakers

Coming Soon!

Program Committee

Anna Dornhaus

University of Arizona

Yuval Emek


Amos Korman

CNRS and University of Paris Diderot

Saket Navlakha


Calvin Newport


Merav Parter

Weizmann Institute


All attendees must register through the registration website of PODC 2021.

Register Here
Early registration deadline ends June 30th