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Re: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.

From: Paul Box
Subject: Re: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.
Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 10:01:00 +0930

I would have thought that there were people wishing to attend both, as in shopping around trying to decide which is most suited to what they want to do. However, sitting in both tutorials for 4+ hours may be overkill to that end.

Perhaps we should schedule a panel discussion, with users of each of several ABM platforms participating. It would be a great way to show the commonalities of ideas between different platforms, as well as highlighting any implications of using one platform over another. I believe that swarmfest and swarm.org overall are promoting that idea; a single discussion or session may make that point clear.

This could either be your proposed talk with Steve R. and Gary An et al, or it could be a separate event.

On 05/05/2006, at 9:20 AM, North, Michael wrote:


Bill and I will be presenting the same tutorials for NAACSOS and
SwarmFest.  People should only attend one of the offerings, unless they
want a review.


PS: I'm not really disturbed by offering Repast and Swarm at the same
time. It just seems to me that it might be nice to give people a chance
to learn as much as possible.

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Subject: Re: [Swarmfest2006] SwarmFest speakers, etc.

North, Michael wrote:

Bill and I discussed the timing issue in quite a bit of depth.  We
concluded that (1) we need three hours each to be able to cover the
content and (2) we want to collaborate and allow people to attend
all of
the tutorials.  We are probably early enough in the registration
processes to include offer the new times.  Using Saturday evening
the Swarm tutorial seems fine to me.

Are other people as undisturbed by teaching Swarm and Repast
concurrently as I am?

I don't think scheduling anything for Sunday evening is a good idea. I
think people are going to heading back to OHare to get home by Sunday

How about we let Paul J. decide when he wants to do Swarm, because his
schedule is also a major factor?

Bill/Mike: Are you intending both your Weds. and Sunday sessions to
cover the same material? Or will they be the beginners and then
classes? (I.e., should we encourage or discourage people from
both days?)

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