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Invited plenary talks: 35min+5min discussion
Plenary talks: 25min+5min discussion
Contributed talks: 15min+5min discussion


09:30 – 09:40am Welcome & Opening (Pawel Romanczuk)
09:40 – 10:20am David Bierbach Robofish – A biomimetic fish-like robot for the study of collective behavior
10:20 – 10:40am Valerio Sbragaglia: Harvesting-induced evolution of collective behavior in a fish
10:40 – 11:00am Winnie Poel: Individual and collective encoding of risk in animal groups
11:00 – 11:30am Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:10pm Iain Couzin: The Geometry of Decision-Making
12.30 – 14:00pm Lunch break
14:00 – 14:40pm Nir Gov: Emergent problem solving behavior during collective transport by ants
14:40 – 15:00pm Benjamin Wild: Social networks through time - Individuality in a colony of honey bees
15:00 – 15:20pm Fernando Wario Vazquez: Motion dynamics of pre-dance trajectories in honey-bees
15:20 – 15:40pm Taeyeong Choi: Why Individual Tracking? Temporal Phase Prediction on Insect Society in Crisis using Global Visuals
15:40 – 16:00pm Leo Epstein: Learning an interpretable representation of Physarum polycephalum's behavioural ecology
16:00 – 16:30pm Coffee Break
16.30 – 18:30am Poster Session


09:30 – 10:10am Ariana Strandburg-Peshkin: Communication and collective behavior in animal societies
10:10 – 10:30am Thejasvi Beleyur: How does jamming affect collective behaviour in echolocating bats?
10:30 – 11:30pm Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:10am William Warren: A Visual Model of Collective Motion in Human Crowds
12:10 – 12:30am Renaud Bastien: A Model of Movement Based on Vison
12.30 – 14:30pm Lunch break
14:30 – 15:00pm Mehdi Moussaid: Individual and collective response to nonstationary threats
15:00 – 15:20pm Jonathan Donges: Caring for the future can turn tragedy into comedy for long-term collective action under risk of collapse
15:20 – 15:40pm Dylan H. Morris: A Social Dilemma of Sociality and Collective Processing
15:40 – 16:00pm Madalina Vlasceanu: Collective Belief Update and Synchronization in Social Networks
16:00 – 16:30pm Coffee Break
16.30 – 17:00pm Cristian Huepe: Relating Emerging Collective Dynamics to Interaction Network Structures
17:00 – 17:20pm Tanja Kaiser: Minimal Surprise - Evolving Swarm Behaviors with an Intrisic Driver
17:20 – 17:40pm Pascal Klamser: Collective Predator Response: Group vs. Individual Optima and Criticality
17:40 – 18:00pm Mari Kawakatsu: Evolutionary dynamics of polarization and cooperation in group-structured populations?


09:30 – 10:10am Gonzalo de Polavieja: Modelling animal interactions as the sensorimotor transformation compatible with a desired global behavior
10:10 – 10:30am Wataru Toyokawa: Collective rescue: social reinforcement learning promotes adaptive behavioural-shift in risky decision-making
10:30 – 10:50am Daniel Cooney: PDE Models of Multilevel Selection and the Evolution of Cooperation
10:50 – 11:20am Coffee Break
11:20 – 12:00am Benjamin Judkewitz: Tiny brain but rich behavior in the singing fish D. translucida
12:00 – 13:00pm Concluding Session with open discussion
13:00 pm End of Workshop

Poster Session, Wednesday 4th, 16:30-18:00

Eneko Aspillaga: Unveiling the behavioural variability and social structure of wild fish populations using high resolution acoustic telemetry
Juliane Lukas: Waving at the enemy: the adaptive anti-predator behavior of two extremophile poeciliids
Adrian Palacios Munoz: Dissection of social interactions during male-male courtship behavior in D. melanogaster
Eduardo Sampaio: Disentangling multi-partner effects on decision-making and cognition in interspecific collaborative hunting between octopus (Octopus cyanea) and fishes
Benjamin Wild: Social networks through time - Individuality in a colony of honey bees
Claudia Winklmayr: Wisdom Of Stalemates
Yinong Zhao: The full phase diagram of a simple alignment model and the validity of Toner-Tu Theory