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Re: [Swarmfest2008] Proposal(s) for Presentation

From: Miles Parker
Subject: Re: [Swarmfest2008] Proposal(s) for Presentation
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:47:41 -0400

Excellent -- thanks Gary.

Miles T. Parker
Metascape, LLC
"Extraordinary Tools for Extraordinary Science"

On Apr 15, 2008, at 4:24 AM, Gary An wrote:
Hi MIles,

I've penciled you in for the Chemoscape talk on Monday, May 12 (you will have 15 minutes for that one). The MetaABM talk will be on Tuesday, May 13, and we will have some space after the conference on Tuesday for a MetaABM tutorial (I'll post that on the Swarmfest website and in a new mailing to the list tomorrow). You need to make your hotel reservations prior to April 30 to get the Swarmfest rate. Let me know if you have any questions/concerns.


On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 6:12 PM, Miles Parker <address@hidden> wrote:

Please find here three proposed activities for Swarmfest 2008. For proposal 1 I can also develop a poster if that would be appropriate. Let me know if you need the abstract edited down. I hesitate to include the third, but it does seem very relevant to the conference focus.

Miles T. Parker
Metascape, LLC
"Extraordinary Tools for Extraordinary Science"

Proposal 1: (~40 minutes)

"metaABM: Coordinating Complexity"

Over the last decade, we've developed a strong understanding of how to represent Agent Based Models. At the same time, powerful new Model Driven Software Development tools have emerged. It is time to move to a higher level of representation for ABMs. metaABM defines and supports a new architecture for designing, sharing and executing ABMs and includes graphical, easy to use tools for model development and powerful code generators for Simphony and Ascape implementations, with more to come. metaABM seeks to address a critical need for a common hub enabling developers of ABM tools to collaborate rather than compete, and allowing researchers to exchange and compose models. It inherently and transparently enables model generalization and inference and high-performance, scalable applications. We'll discuss all of this, give a demo of metaABM capabilities, and provide a sneak-preview of upcoming related technologies.

Proposal 2: (~1-2 hours, following conference)

"metaABM Tutorial"

It is impossible to really understand a tool without getting a look under the hood. We'll provide a detailed tour of the metaABM toolset while creating a working customizable model within an hour or two. Participants can bring or plan to share a relatively recent computer with a CD drive and wireless connection. No Java experience is required, though some familiarity with the Eclipse Development Environment would be very helpful.

Proposal 3: (10-15 minutes)

"Chemoscape: Signal Transduction in Bacterial Chemotaxis"

Chemoscape seeks to demonstrate the general potential of Agent-Based Models for exploring signal gain and the role of receptor type and cooperation in response to environment. Agents represent cytoplasmic proteins within E. Coli cells, each governed by a set of rules representing current biological knowledge about protein roles and interactions. We have observed properties matching observed processes, including adaptation, high signal gain, and wide dynamic range. As the presenter is not a biomedical researcher, we'll focus on software and methodological issues that have motivated and enabled this research.

(Miles Parker presenting work of Jameson Miller, himself, Robert B. Bourret, and Morgan C. Giddings; all other authors at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill )
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