Conference on Complex Systems (CCS2016)
Satellite Session on Swarming Systems


In the frame of the international Conference on Complex Systems 2016 held in Amsterdam (19-22 September 2016), a Satellite Session dedicated to Swarming Systems is organized on Monday 19 September 2016 afternoon.

Final Program:

Time Title Authors


Less is more? New approaches for swarm control and inference Roderich Gross (The University of Sheffield)
14:45 Analysis and Design of Self-Organizing Heterogeneous Swarm Systems Hiroki Sayama (Binghamton University, State University of New York)
15:05 Failure is the nominal operation mode for swarms (of drones): reasons and consequences Serge Chaumette (Bordeaux Computer Science Research Laboratory (LaBRI), University of Bordeaux)
15:25 Excess of Social Behavior Reduces the Capacity to Respond to Perturbations David Mateo, Roland Bouffanais (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
15:45 Coffee Break


Waves of agitation in starling flocks, a model Charlotte Hemelrijk, Lars Zuidam Van and Hanno Hildenbrandt (University of Groningen)
16:45 Diversity of individual moves and robustness in collective animal groups Hisashi Murakami, Takayuki Niizato, Yukio-Pegio Gunji (Kanagawa University, University of Tsukuba, Waseda University)
17:05 Regulatory mechanism in leaf­cutter ant foraging cycles Thomas Bochynek, Martin Burd, Bernd Meyer (Monash University)
17:25 Influence of interaction network topology on the dynamical response of swarming systems Roland Bouffanais (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
17:45 Concluding Remarks
17:55 END

About this Satellite Session:
Swarming systems are paradigmatic complex systems. They represent one of nature’s most sophisticated realizations in terms of collective action and operation. As scientists, we are only starting to unlock the secrets of the awe-inspiring dynamics and displays of biological swarms. As engineers, we envision a future filled with specifically-designed artificial swarms performing complex tasks with astonishing effectiveness, robustness and flexibility. Analyzing swarming behaviors, devising decentralized swarm algorithms, and designing artificial swarm robotics require a thorough overarching understanding of the very many facets of swarms. This scientific endeavor is truly interdisciplinary in essence, as elements from biology, physics, network science, complexity theory, control theory, information theory, computer science, and robotics are necessary.
This CCS Satellite Session is aimed at bringing together scientists and engineers working on swarming systems at the intersection of all these fields. By emphasizing the connections between all these disciplines, this Satellite Session will seek a holistic approach towards the design and control of swarming systems.

How to participate:
Please submit a title and half-page abstract to the Satellite Organizers: Prof. Roland Bouffanais and Dr. David Mateo.

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