7th Workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms

July 29th, 2019 in Toronto, Canada

Co-located with PODC 2019

We are excited to announce the 7th workshop on Biological Distributed Algorithms (BDA). BDA is focused on the relationships between distributed computing and distributed biological systems and in particular, on analysis and case studies that combine the two. Such research can lead to better understanding of the behavior of the biological systems while at the same time developing novel algorithms that can be used to solve basic distributed computing problems.


Invited speakers [more coming soon!]

- Danny Forger, U Michigan [website]
- Joel Levine, U Toronto [website]
- William Ryu, U Toronto [website]
- Jared Saia, UNM [website]

Call for presentations

We solicit submissions of extended abstracts describing recent results relevant to biological distributed computing. We especially welcome extended abstracts describing new insights and / or case studies regarding the relationship between distributed computing and biological systems even if these are not fully formed. Since a major goal of the workshop is to explore new directions and approaches, we especially encourage the submission of ongoing work. Selected contributors would be asked to present, discuss and defend their work at the workshop. Submissions should be in PDF and include title, author information, and a 4-page extended abstract. Shorter submissions are also welcome.

Please use the following EasyChair submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bda2019

Note: The workshop will not include published proceedings. In particular, we welcome submissions of extended abstracts describing work that has appeared or is expected to appear in other venues.

Important Dates:
May 6, 2019 - Extended abstract submission deadline, 23:59 AoE time
May 29, 2019 - Decision notifications
July 29, 2019 - Workshop

Program Committee

Ziv Bar-Joseph - CMU
Anna Dornhaus - University of Arizona
Ila Fiete - MIT
Amos Korman - CNRS and University of Paris Diderot
Nancy Lynch - MIT
Melanie Moses - UNM
Calvin Newport - Georgetown
Merav Parter - Weizmann Institute
Ted Pavlic - ASU
Andrea Richa - ASU

PC Chairs

Yuval Emek - Technion
Saket Navlakha - Salk Institute