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Re: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.

From: Rick Riolo
Subject: Re: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 13:28:20 -0400 (EDT)

hi steve,

steve bankes was as swarmfest 1999 i think,
so you probably met him there.

he gives a very good talk, so if you
could get him, i suggest you do so.

- r

Rick Riolo                           address@hidden
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On Thu, 4 May 2006, Steve Railsback wrote:

> Date: Thu, 04 May 2006 09:17:49 -0700
> From: Steve Railsback <address@hidden>
> Reply-To: SwarmFest 2006 Organizers list <address@hidden>
> To: SwarmFest 2006 Organizers list <address@hidden>
> Subject: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.
> OK, my email seems to work again now and Greg is pushing us to get some
> things settled.
> 1. Speakers: This is where we are farthest behind. Greg says that
> NAACSOS has recruited two speakers, one of whom would be on the day
> (Friday) that overlaps with us. They are Les Gasser (U. Illinois;
> http://www.isrl.uiuc.edu/~gasser/) and Steve Banks (I have to confess
> I'm spacing on who he is).
> **
> What do people think of asking 3-4 not-so-famous people in various
> domains to give a longer talk about their work and the state of the art
> in their field?
> *Gary An informally agreed to do it for biomedicine;
> *I would like to do it for ecology (if that's not too self-serving);
> *Perhaps Steve Lansing (anthropologist; partly because he's one of the
> few SFI faculty actively interested in ABM);
> *Perhaps an economist like Leah Tesfatsion
> *Other suggestions please!
> **
> 2. Registration and abstract submittal: We need to get people
> registering, as the deadline is May 20. I will send out another
> announcement, and I have updated the Swarm web site.
> The deadline for abstract submittal is later than the registration
> deadline, but we can promise people to approve their submittal before
> May 20 if they request (if they need approval before registering and
> making travel plans).
> 3. Classes: Which classes are when should be settled out soon. Mike
> North and Bill Rand should be reporting in soon with the results of
> their negotiation over when Repast and NetLogo classes are. Paul Johnson
> (who is now on the SwarmFest email list) offered to teach Swarm, and I
> think that should be on Sunday.
> 4. Overall schedule: Greg, are you making a schedule with everything on
> it, or should I start one? Maybe we should just put it on your
> conference web site.
> Steve
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