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Joint Kickoff Meeting of the graduate schools "MuSAMA" and "dIEM oSiRiS"

Understanding Adaptive Multi-Component Systems: Applications in Biology and Ubiquitous Computing

Taking place November 9-10, 2006

University Aula / FhG Rostock


Systems which are able to organize themselves from an ensemble of individual components and that show coherent behavior with respect to the changing demands of an external environment are becoming increasingly important. Biological systems exhibit this capability e.g. during stem cell differentiation or responses of the immune system.


Ubiquitous computing needs this capability in order for the "smart appliances" embedded into the user's environment to provide spontaneous and coherent assistance. Understanding the various strategies that can be used by multi-component systems to provide "self-X" capabilities is therefore an essential part for both research areas. Clearly, there is a highly interesting middle-ground between biology and smart environments.


The two new graduate programs "dIEM oSiRiS" (Integrative Development of Modeling and Simulation Methods for Regenerative Systems) and "MuSAMA" (Multimodal Smart Appliance Ensembles for Mobile Applications) will investigate adaptive multi-component systems from the perspectives of regenerative medicine and smart environments, respectively. With this international kick-off Workshop, we want to emphasize the common ground of these two research areas, in order to initiate a fruitful and synergetic cooperation between the scientific disciplines involved.

Thursday, Nov 9 (University of Rostock, Auditorium)

13:00-13:05 Welcome Address Thomas Strothotte (President of the University of Rostock, Germany)
13:05-13:15 Opening, Goals of Workshop Adelinde Uhrmacher & Thomas Kirste (University of Rostock, Germany)
13:15-14:00 Hierarchical Graph Maps James Abello (Rutgers University, USA)
14:00-14:45 Break & Discussion
14:45-15:15 Modularity at the Cellular Level Herbert Sauro (Keck Graduate Institute, USA)
15:15-15:45 Exchange, standards and databases Lena Strömbäck (Linköping University, Sweden)
15:45-16:15 Break & Discussion
16:15-16:45 Organic Computing Hartmut Schmeck (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
16:45-17:30 Discussion
18:00- open Visit of Rostock and social event (Ratskeller)

Friday, Nov 10 (Fraunhofer Institute, Lecture Hall)

09:00-09:30 Functionality Sharing in Open Environments Birgitta König-Ries (University of Jena, Germany)
09:30-10:00 Overview: MuSAMA & dIEM oSiRiS Adelinde Uhrmacher & Thomas Kirste (University of Rostock, Germany)
10:00-10:30 Break & Discussion
10:30-11:00 Ambient Intelligence and Appliance Ensembles: Controlling the Invisible Computer Thomas Kirste (University of Rostock, Germany)
11:00-11:30 Individual-based approaches for modeling and simulation adhoc network scenarios and biological systems Adelinde Uhrmacher (University of Rostock, Germany)
11:30-12:15 Artificial Biochemistry Luca Cardelli (Microsoft Research, UK)
12:15-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:30 A Game-Theoretical Approach to the Analysis of Microbial Metabolic Pathways Stefan Schuster (University of Jena, Germany)
14:30-15:00 Sensor Networks Dirk Timmermann (University of Rostock, Germany)
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:00 Closing Discussion , "Top Ten Challenges of Self-X" Brainstorming
18:00-open Visit of Warnemünde and social event


Thursday, Nov 9:

University of Rostock, Universitätsplatz 1, Auditorium


Friday, Nov 10:

Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Joachim-Jungius-Straße 11, Lecture Hall




gefördert von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft