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Timetable (ICBW03)

The Mathematics of Social Insects

Friday 7th December 2001 to Saturday 8th December 2001

Friday 7th December 2001
09:00 to 09:45 Registration
Session: The Mathematics of Social Insects
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09:45 to 10:00 Welcome and introduction
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10:00 to 11:00 N Franks ([Bristol])
From simple rules of thumb to collective intelligence
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11:00 to 11:30 Coffee and Registration
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11:30 to 12:30 Some aspects of morphogenesis in social insects
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12:30 to 13:30 Lunch at the Newton Institute
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13:30 to 14:00 Poster Viewing
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14:00 to 14:30 From individual to collective behaviour in nest site selection by the ant Leptothorax albipennis
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14:30 to 14:50 Automated observation and modelling of social insect colonies
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14:50 to 15:10 A graphic computer model which generates realistic brood patterns found in social hornet (Vespa) colonies despite using simple rules
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15:10 to 15:30 Nest's morphongenesis resulting from fingering
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15:30 to 16:00 IUSSI AGM
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15:30 to 16:30 Poster viewing and Tea
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16:30 to 17:30 W Tschinkel ([Florida])
Ant nest architecture: a record of collective action
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17:30 to 18:30 Wine Reception
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Saturday 8th December 2001
09:00 to 10:00 Do social insects self-organise?
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10:00 to 10:20 M Myerscough ([Sydney])
Are individual differences important in colony-wide organisation in honey bees
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10:20 to 10:42 Multilevel organisation of insect societies: the need to identify and model the organs and tissues of superorganisms
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10:40 to 11:00 A Sendova-Franks ([West of England])
Random walk models of worker sorting in ant colonies
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11:00 to 11:30 Coffee
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11:30 to 12:00 Small-scale vegetation patterns, individual behaviour and swarm formation in the desert locuts
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12:00 to 12:20 Gregariousness and the division of labour in ant societies
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12:20 to 12:40 Colony size, polydomy, production and the division of labour in colonies of the ant Leptothorax albipennis
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12:40 to 13:00 Clean bees: modelling hygenic behaviour in honey bees
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13:00 to 14:00 Lunch at the Newton Institute
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14:00 to 15:00 Choosing a new home: how the scouts in a honey bee swarm make a unanimous decision
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15:00 to 15:30 Tea
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15:30 to 16:00 Ant colony optimization for difficult optimization problems
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16:00 to 16:20 Collective optimization: the artificial ants way
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16:20 to 16:40 The organisation of traffic on army ant trails
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16:40 to 17:00 F Saffre ([BTexact Technologies])
``Anelosimus artificius" a virtual social spider to swarm the World- Wide-Web?
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17:00 to 17:15 Closing remarks
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17:15 to 00:00 To the Pub for refreshments
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