Workshop: Collective Information Processing, March 4-6th 2020

The international workshop

Collective Information Processing – From Sensory Inputs to Collective Behavior and Collective Decision Making.

will take place at the  March 4th-6th 2020, at the Campus Nord of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

The interdisciplinary, focused 2.5 day workshop welcomes researchers working on different aspects of collective animal behavior. It is meant to provide the opportunity for fruitful exchange and discussions on current developments and interdisciplinary challenges in in the field of collective behavior by bringing together scientist from behavioral biology, mathematical modeling and neuroscience. A specific emphasis of the workshop shall be on the role of individual sensing and cognition in social interactions and emergent group level behaviors.

Invited speakers:

Iain Couzin (Uni Konstanz / MPI Animal Behavior)
Guy Theraulaz (CNRS, Research Center on Animal Cognition, Toulouse)
Arianna Strandburg-Peshkin (Uni Konstanz / MPI Animal Behavior)
Nir Gov (Weizmann Institute)
Gonzalo Polavieja (Champalimaud Neuroscience Program)
Benjamin Judkewitz (Charité Berlin / BCCN Berlin)


The registration is open now. You can apply for the workshop until January 17th, 2020, using this online application form.

There is no participation fee but there is a limitation on the number of participants. Thus depending on the total number of interested participants a selection will be made based on the alignment with the workshop topic. In this case applications incl. active contribution (poster/talk) will be preferred. Furthermore talks may be transformed to poster contributions.

In case you need to apply for a visa and would wish a faster decision on your workshop application, please contact [pawel.romanczuk .at.] after filling out the application form.

Further information

Tentative Time Line:

  • Registrations opens – Mid December
  • Deadline for registration – Jan 17th, 2020
  • Confirmation of participation – Jan 31th, 2020
  • Workshop Begin – Morning, Wed, March 4th, 2020
  • Poster session – Late afternoon/evening, Wed, March 4th, 2020
  • Workshop End – Noon, Fri, March 4th, 2020

Invited/Plenary talks: 30mins + 10min discussion

Contributed talks: 15mins + 5min discussion

Poster: A0, portrait format

There will be limited opportunity to apply for (partial) travel support for students interested in active workshop participation (talk/poster).