Workshop on
"Methods for Self-Organizing Distributed Systems (MeSoDiSy)"

Oct 5-7, 2015, Laubusch (50km north of Dresden)

The development, design, and investigation of self-organizing distributed systems, multi-agent systems, robot teams and swarms requires a certain tool set. During recent years this tool set has been extended to a rich basket of methods originating in computer science, mathematics, biology, physics, sociology, etc. These methods are either used to support the designer of self-organizing distributed systems or to help in the investigation of self-organizing distributed systems. Hence, the objective of applying these methods are different as the idea is either to define an engineering approach or to gain novel insights into important underlying principles. The link between these diverse methods is that they are applicable to a common class of problems across fields, such as social networks, artificial and natural swarms, robot teams, collective behavior, solid state physics, plant behavior, etc.

In this workshop we want to give an overview over available methods, try to define a collection of methods with high potential for general applicability, and get inspired by an interdisciplinary approach.

start: Oct 5, early afternoon
end: Oct 7, noon

conference hotel at a beautiful location 50km north of Dresden, Germany
address: Hauptstraße 14, 02991 Lauta

single room: 45 EUR + tax / double room: 35 EUR + tax
booking via or by e-mail: Ms Ilka Kurpat (

registration fee: 270 EUR (incl. tax)
payment: you will receive an invoice that needs to be paid till Sep 1 (payment options: bank transfer or PayPal).

submission of abstract:
August 9, 2015

Yara Khaluf (Ghent University,
Heiko Hamann (Univ. of Paderborn,

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