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Bertinoro International Summer School of Natural Computation - BNC 2008
University Residential Center - Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena), Italy
September 20-27, 2008
The International Summer School of Natural Computing is devoted to disseminate the various branches of Natural Computing. The school will gather leading specialists from several horizons lecturing and discussing on the achievements and perspectives both fundamental and applied, non excluding junior scientists and PhD students.
List of topics: Self-Organizing Systems; DNA, BioMolecular and Chemistry Computing; Artificial Immune Systems; Metabolic Systems and Artificial Biochemistry; Bio-Inspired Robotics; Rule-Based Modeling of Biochemical Systems; Synthetic Biology for Natural Computing vs. Synthetic Biology for Bioengineering.
The school is interdisciplinary in nature, and can be seen both as a School for advanced students, and as a Workshop for researchers. Leading world-renowned researchers in various research areas of Natural Computing will hold tutorials on their subject area, while new ideas will be presented in poster sessions, discussions and short seminars. The school is structured in lectures in the morning and poster/seminar sessions and informal discussion in the afternoon.
Students in different area of computer science, natural sciences and mathematics are particularly encouraged to apply. Accepted students may submit a poster and/or a seminar to present their recent research activities.
The main goal of this International school is to develop the mutual interaction between specialists from natural computing scientists and biologists. For the students, the prime objective is to learn state-of-art methodologies, algorithms and problems in Natural Computing.
The School is supported by BiCi with its Leonardo Melandri Program, University of Cambridge and University of Catania.
"Modeling aging within bacterial populationu sing a probabilistic p-calculus", Bruno Apolloni, University of Milan, Italy
"Biological-inspired Robotics", Paolo Arena, University of Catania, Italy
"Genetic networks underlying neural stem cell behaviour", Andrea Brand, University of Cambridge, UK
"Molecules as Automata", Luca Cardelli, Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK
"Nature-Inspired Approach applied to Game Theory", Vincenzo Cutello, University of Catania, Italy
"Formal Methods, Concurrency and Rule-based Modeling in System Biology (part 4/4)", Troels Damgaard, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
"Formal Methods, Concurrency and Rule-based Modeling in System Biology (part 2/4)", Vincent Danos, CNRS, Universite Denis Diderot, France
"Executable Models for Synaptic Plasticity", Pierpaolo Degano, University of Pisa, Italy.
"Formal Methods, Concurrency and Rule-based Modeling in System Biology (part 1/4)", Walter Fontana, Harvard University, USA
"Perspectives in synthetic Biology", Jim Haseloff, University of Cambridge, UK
"Formal Methods, Concurrency and Rule-based Modeling in System Biology: Simulation and Causality in rule based modeling of bio molecular pathways (part 3/4)", Jean Krivine, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau Cedex, France
"Systems Biology: Combining Formal and Statistical Approaches", Pietro Liò, University of Cambridge, UK
"Mathematical Aspects of Information Storage", Lakshminarayanan Mahadevan, Harvard University, USA
"Metabolic Systems", Vincenzo Manca, University of Verona, Italy
"Combinatorial optimization by natural processes, with a special eye to ants", Vittorio Maniezzo, University of Bologna, Italy
"DNA Computing", Giancarlo Mauri, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy
"Optimization and Design using Nature-Inspire Computing", Giuseppe Nicosia, University of Catania, Italy
"The BlenX programming language: a biology encoder", Corrado Priami, Microsoft Research - University of Trento CoSBi, Italy
"Natural Computation", Grzegorz Rozenberg, Leiden University, The Netherlands
"Engineering Immunity: From Natural and Artificial Immune Systems", Jon Timmis, York University, UK.
"Body and Cognition in Organismal Architectures: from Organelles to Embryo", Luca Zammataro, Cnr, Italy
Seminars There will be several seminars complementing the topics treated in the course.
"TBA", Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
"TBA", Tammy Cheng, University of Cambridge, UK
"TBA", Eric Yu-En Lu, University of Cambridge, UK
"Bio-inspired and spatial abstractions for pervasive computing", Marco Mamei, University of Modena, Italy
"A spatial model and simulator for metabolic pathways", Emanuela Merelli, University of Camerino, Italy
Registrations Close: July 16th, 2008 (*entended* deadline)
The registration fee for the School is 990 Euro (resp. 1190 Euro) and includes all local expenses from the evening of Saturday September 20th to morning on Saturday September 27th including
* all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner),
* on-site lodging in double-occupancy (resp. single) rooms,
* all Courses,
* Lecture Notes,
* Coffee Breaks,
* Computer rooms and Internet Connection,
* Social Tour to Bologna, and
* Social Tour to Ravenna.
Attendance is limited to 60 students (M.Sc students, Ph.D. students, Post-Doc) and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. All applicants must complete a Registration Form by Wednesday, July 16th 2008. After this is complete, they should pay, following the instructions, as soon as possible, and before July 30th, 2008 (Applications are considered complete only after the payment has been received). The form is available on the official web site. Follow instructions from the form, in order to complete the registration. You will receive a confirmation email.
The *extended* registration deadline is: Wednesday July 16th, 2008
Past this deadline, the Bertinoro Center will accept registrations on a space availability basis. For any questions regarding registration, accomodations, accompanying persons, etc. please contact Eleonora Campori at ecampori at ceub.it.
For any question please send email to bnc at dmi.unict.it
Best Regards, Mario Pavone - Publicity Chair
-- Dr. Mario Pavone (PhD) Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics and Computer Science University of Catania V.le A. Doria 6 - 95125 Catania, Italy tel: 0039 095 7383038 fax: 0039 095 330094 Email: mpavone at dmi.unict.it http://www.dmi.unict.it/mpavone ------------------------------------------------
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