Math, biology, physics and engineering come together

June 8 - 10, 2016, Uppsala University, Sweden

Focus of the workshop

Life is everywhere, connected and always in motion. Many diverse scientific fields thus have moving collective structures as a central object of study. This conference will bring together all those who observe, model and/or apply collective motion in their research. By connecting observational data with new modelling tools, network theory and exciting new advances in tracking and engineering, this meeting provides an opportunity for a deeper understanding of emergent structures of groups and the mechanisms behind them. This year the workshop will discuss the emergence of collective motion in cells, animals, humans and robots from both an experimental and a theoretical perspective. We hope that this will help promoting interdisciplinary research and the birth and exchange of new ideas.

Invited speakers

Irene Giardina (University of Rome, Italy)
Audrey Dussutour (Paul Sabatier University, France)
Charlotte Hemelrijk (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Roberto Di Leonardo (University of Rome, Italy)
Vincent Hakim (CNRS, France)
Jesse Silverberg (Harvard University, USA)
Marc Barthelemy (CEA-Saclay, France)
Sabine Hauert (University of Bristol, UK)
Simon Garnier (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)

Important dates


Abstract submission is now closed. Many thanks to all who submitted an abstract for Collective Motion 2016. If you would like to participate without a contribution please register before the 30th of April using the form below. If you have any question about the registration, please do not hesitate to contact our scientific committee:


Local information



Wenner-Gren Foundations
Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematics - CIM
Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University