Biowire09 - from Self-Organisation in Living Systems to Sensor and Wireless Networks

11-12 June, Cambridge


Following the series of workshops in Cambridge (2007), Hawthorne (2008),

Biowire09 aims to bring researchers in diverse fields together to exchange ideas and knowledge of complex systems such as living systems to large communication networks.

An important emerging properties of many complex systems is self-organisation, i.e.,

a self-organizing collective behavior difficult to anticipate from the knowledge of the agents' behavior. Examples of self-organized motions are in neuronal circuits, schools of fish, ants, flocks of birds, or herds of ungulate mammals, vehicle traffic on a highway, pedestrian crowds.

Biowire workshop brings researchers from Biology, System Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering, together to discuss how to develop new methodologies in both theoretical and systems aspects of wireless and sensor networks (or vice versa).

Thanks to our sponsors, the registration is free this year!

The Program is now online. We are now soliciting posters and demos for the workshop.

Topics of interest include:

  1. -Self-organisation and synchronisation in living systems

  2. -Homeostatic properties and design

  3. -Bio-inspired networks and robotics

  4. -Delay tolerant and sensor networks

  5. -Large scale data analysis and knowledge discovery

The submission site is now open and submission guidelines can be found here. After the workshop, selected posters and talks will be invited for publication in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science extended proceedings.

Finally, some useful information regarding travel and accommodation.


Pietro Lio    Jon Crowcroft    Richard Gibbens    Eric Yu-En Lu    Eiko Yoneki

Don Towsley    Dinesh Verma    Ananthram Swami    Tom McCutcheon   

Welcome to Biowire 2009