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Wednesday, 6 November – 15:30-17:00 – Ballroom 6D

Session C

Onward!: Panel: Biologically Inspired Software

Walter Fontana
Santa Fe Institute, walter@santafe.edu
Jeffrey O. Kephart
IBM, kephart@us.ibm.com
Dave West
New Mexico Highlands University, dwest@cs.nmhu.edu

Both biologists and computing researchers need metaphors and concepts to understand how complex, large systems work, even if that understanding is merely statistical or otherwise non-predictive. This panel explores the question of furthering computing and organizing computations by looking at the concepts found in biology, used by biologists, and required by biologists.

Attendee background

Participants should be ready to think outside the box.