Collective Motion and Swarm Behaviour Workshop

organised by ANZIAM Mathematical Biology Special Interest Group
as a satellite meeting to ANZIAM 2013

Friday, 8 February, 2012, 9.30am – 4pm
University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW
Room TBC

This workshop is for anyone with an interest in the mathematics of collective motion and swarm behaviour, whether of vertebrates, insects, robots, cells or groups of any other sort of individuals. The workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for students and researchers with an interest in collective behaviour to see a range of modeling and measurement techniques applied to a number of different systems.

The workshop will commence with a series of talks on different aspects of collective behaviour. Speakers include Zoltan Neufeld (Queensland) and Matt Simpson (QUT) on collective motion in cells, Jerome Buhl (Sydney) on collective motion in locusts and other animals and Bernd Meyer (Monash) on generic rules and swarm behaviour in engineering and IT.

In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to give short informal presentations about their current work. There will be plenty of time for questions, discussions and interactions. One of the aims of the workshop is to promote contacts and to build networks among mathematicians, biologists, statisticians, computer scientists, engineers and anyone else who is interested in collective behaviour.

Registration: To register, please contact Mary Myerscough ( before Friday 25 January, 2013. Please indicate whether you want to present a short talk about your current work.

The cost of the workshop is $40 per person and $10 for students to cover lunch and morning and afternoon tea. This will be collected on the morning of the workshop.

The timing of the workshop allows participants to travel from Sydney by train and to return to Sydney in time to catch domestic flights leaving from around 7.30pm or 8.30 for people who stay for afternoon tea and post-workshop drinks.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Myerscough.

Updated: 21 Jan 2013