SOPS 2014 co-located with SODA 2014

NSF Workshop on Self-organizing Particle Systems

January 8, 2014 — Hilton Portland & Executive Tower — Portland, Oregon, USA

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The goal of this NSF sponsored workshop is to bring together people from the theory and practice of self-organizing physical and biological systems in order to report on recent advances in this area and to identify directions for interdisciplinary research that will help shape the future of the field. The one-day meeting will consist of several invited talks around four major research areas, namely

It will take place on January 8, 2014 in Portland, Oregon, USA, and is co-located with the ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA 2014). Information concerning the location is available on the SODA 2014 webpage.

Invited Speakers

Bernard Chazelle (Princeton University)
Nikolaus Correll (University of Colorado Boulder)
Eric Klavins (University of Washington)
John Reif (Duke University)
Andréa W. Richa (Arizona State University)
Rebecca Schulman (Johns Hopkins University)
Erik Winfree (California Institute of Technology)
Mark Yim (University of Pennsylvania)


Andréa W. Richa (Arizona State University)
Christian Scheideler (University of Paderborn)


Zahra Derakhshandeh (Arizona State University)
Robert Gmyr (University of Paderborn)
Stefan Schmid (TU Berlin / T-Labs)