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)

Tentative Time Line:

  • Registrations opens – Mid December
  • Deadline for registration – Jan 15th, 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

Further information

A link to the workshop/registration website will be posted here soon.

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).