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Re: [Swarmfest2006] [Fwd: Re: SwarmFest invitation]

From: Paul Johnson
Subject: Re: [Swarmfest2006] [Fwd: Re: SwarmFest invitation]
Date: Fri, 26 May 2006 10:15:01 -0500
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I'm not an organizer, but can I suggest:

Get the Notre Dame professor who wrote the book "Linked", Albert-Laszlo Barabasi <http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books&field-author-exact=Albert-Laszlo%20Barabasi&rank=-relevance%2C%2Bavailability%2C-daterank/103-5922364-6305449> . That would be awesome. Even if SF were not in ND, I'd say get him.

For other people to invite who are very close by, think of U. of Michigan people. I have met Rick Riolo several times, but I've never heard him talk about his research or about the U Mich center on complexity. I'd suggest you ask him to talk either about a project or perhaps even something more general like "my decades of experience in complexity and modeling". If he wants to talk about university affairs, creating a center, running a simulation lab, or whatever, I think it would be interesting. Of course, at U Mich there are many other really famous people, Robert Axelrod, Cohen, etc.


Greg Madey wrote:
Yes ... so far we have Gary an on Friday and you on Saturday as invited speakers. Greg

On May 25, 2006, at 4:29 PM, Steve Railsback wrote:

Greg- Did you get this word from Tim K.?

Steve R.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: SwarmFest invitation
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 16:22:28 -0700
From: Tim Kohler <address@hidden>
To: Steve Railsback <address@hidden>
References: <address@hidden>

Hi Steve. So I've had a chance to talk this over with my wife. The
verdict is not good; I had forgotten that she has professional travel
(to New orleans, of all places) already scheduled at that same time, so
I inescapably draw kid duty here during SwarmFest. I do greatly
appreciate the invitation. Maybe I can make it next year. In any case,
I hope you have a pleasant and productive meeting.

With best wishes,

Tim Kohler, Professor
Faculty Graduate Coordinator, Archaeology
Anthropology, WSU
Pullman, WA  99164-4910
(509) 335-2698

On May 18, 2006, at 1:54 PM, Steve Railsback wrote:

Hello Dr. Kohler,

I am contacting you on behalf of the Swarm Development Group; I am working on organizing this year's SwarmFest (22-24 June). You may not remember, but we met at an early SwarmFest and one of your former grad students helped get my fish modeling work in Swarm off the ground.

This year we are trying to invite a small number of people who have made productive use of agent-based models in a variety of fields to give featured talks. An update on the Village Project was always a highlight of the early SwarmFests, so I am hoping we could entice you or a colleague to come do another update. We can provide up to an hour speaking slot, or if you would be willing, the after-dinner talk at our banquet.

This year SwarmFest overlaps with the North American Association for Computational Social & Organizational Sciences conference, and will be at Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana. We may be able to find a little bit of travel money if you need it.

The conference site is: http://www.nd.edu/~swarm06/index.html

Thanks very much,

Steve Railsback
(I will be on vacation May 19-24; if you need a response during that period, please forward it to this email: address@hidden and one of the other organizers will help you.)

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