8th workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA)

July 29-30, 2021 , 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 15, 2021 — Extended abstract submission deadline

June 5, 2021 – Decision notifications

July 29-30, 2021 – Workshop

Invited Speakers

 

 

Dave Ackley

University of New Mexico

 

George Bassel

University of Warwick

 

Josh Bongard

UVM

 

Anne Condon

UBC

 

Michael Levin

Tufts

 

Dana Randall

Georgia Tech

 

Program Committee

 

 

Anna Dornhaus

University of Arizona

 

Yuval Emek

Technion Co-chair

 

Ila Fiete

MIT


Amos Korman

CNRS and University of Paris Diderot


Frederik Mallmann-Trenn

King’s College London


Saket Navlakha

CSHL Co-chair


Calvin Newport

Georgetown


Merav Parter

Weizmann Institute

 

Registration

 

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


Early registration deadline ends June 30th