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Guy Theraulaz

Dr. Guy Theraulaz
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Member of Team CAB : Collective Animal Behaviour


Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, CNRS UMR 5169, Université Paul Sabatier, 118, route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse Cedex 04


Research area:

Swarm Intelligence in natural and artificial systems, Self-organization in biological systems, Collective Behaviors and Collective Intelligence in animal and human societies, Computational and Systems Biology

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Education

  • Born in 1962, Rumilly, France
  • 1983-1985 Master degree in Behavioural Neurosciences, University of Provence, Marseille, France
  • 1986-1987 DEA (Diplôme d’études approfondies) in Neurosciences, University of Provence, Marseille, France
  • 1987-1991 Ph.D. in Neurosciences and Animal Behaviour, University of Provence, Marseille, France, Dissertation title: Morphogenesis and self-organized behaviors: an introduction to Swarm Intelligence. Supervisor: Dr. J. Gervet
  • 2002 Habilitation Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, Dissertation title: Morphogenesis and Collective Intelligence in Social Insects

Research experience

  • 1991 Postdoc (CNRS, Cognisciences Program), Université Libre de Bruxelles, Service de Chimie-Physique, Unit of Theoretical Behavioural Ecology, Belgium
  • 1992 Postdoc (CNRS, Cognisciences Program), University of California Riverside, College of Engineering, USA (January 1992–May 1992); Santa Fe Institute, USA (June 1992–September 1992)
  • 1992-2004 CNRS Research Fellow at UMR 5550, Laboratoire d’éthologie et psychologie animale, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • 2004-2009 CNRS 2nd Class Research Director at UMR 5169, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France
  • 2009-present CNRS 1st Class Research Director at UMR 5169, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Teaching

  • Courses at the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse:
    1. Collective Intelligence in Natural and Artificial Systems, Master in Neurosciences, Behavior and Cognition (since 1999)
    2. Distributed Cognition, Master in Animal Cognition (1999-2002)
  • Course at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and University Claude Bernard Lyon I, Master Biosciences; A complex systems approach to collective animal behavior (2008)
  • Course at École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, A complex systems approach to collective animal behavior (2008)
  • Invited Professor at the Interdisciplinary College, Focus Theme on Cooperation, Günne at Lake Möhnesee, Germany. Swarm Intelligence (2008)
  • Invited Professor at the Summer School on Collective Robotics, Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal. Collective Behaviour in Groups of Insect-like Robots (2007)
  • Invited Professor at SUPELEC (Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité) at Rennes, France. Collective Intelligence in Natural and Artificial Systems (1996-2002)
  • Invited Professor at Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL), Computer Department, post-graduate course in bio-inspired computer science on Swarm Intelligence: “Computer Science and Biology” (1997)
  • Assistant Professor at Université de Provence in Marseille: Mathematical analysis and data processing in behavioral sciences, Multivariate data analysis in biology (1990-1991)

Award and honors

  • Bronze Medal of the CNRS in 1996

Organization of conferences, workshop and symposia

  • Organisation du workshop Tackling Complexity in Biological Systems: From Data to Computational models, “Morphogenesis and Computational Modeling”, avec M. Suzanne (LBCMCP, CNRS UMR 5088). Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, 2 Octobre 2015.
  • Organisation du workshop Tackling Complexity in Biological Systems: From Data to Computational models, “Collective motion across biological scales”, avec O. Cuvier (LBME, CNRS UMR 5099) et G. Fichant (LMGM, CNRS UMR 5100). Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, 3 Juin 2015.
  • Organisation du workshop “Fluid Mechanics of Collective Behavior across Scales”, avec P. Koumoutsakos (Computational Science and Engineering Laboratory, ETH Zurich). Fondation Garbald, Castasegna, Suisse, 22-26 Septembre 2014
  • Organisation du workshop “Interaction Networks and Collective motion in swarms, flocks and crowds”, avec S. Fortunato (Department of Biomedical Engineering and Computational Science, Aalto). Open Innovation House, Espoo, Finlande, 26-28 Mai 2014
  • Organisation du workshop “Interaction and Collective Movement Processing”, avec M. Buchin (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), L. Giuggioli (University of Bristol) et M. van Kreveld (Utrecht University). Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Schloss Dagstuhl, Wadern, Allemagne, France, 23-28 Mars 2014
  • Organisation du workshop “Modelling Economics and Social Phenomena”, avec A. Blanchet, P. Seabright et C. Sire. Toulouse School of Economics, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France, 18 Décembre, 2013
  • Co-Président de la conférence BIONETICS 2012, 7th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems, Lugano, Switzerland, 10-11 Décembre, 2012
  • Organization of the International workshop "Collective Motion in Biological Systems: from Data to Models", with A. DEUTSCH and T. VICSEK, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, November 5-9, 2012
  • Organization of the International workshop "Collective behavior in active agent systems", with L. BLANC-FERAUD, P. DEGOND, X. DRUART, M. HAENLIN & F. PLOURABOUE, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, November 16-17, 2011
  • Organization of the International workshop "Collective behavior in active agent systems", with L. BLANC-FERAUD, P. DEGOND, X. DRUART, M. HAENLIN & F. PLOURABOUE, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, November 16-17, 2010
  • Organization of the International workshop "Statistical Physics and Biology of Collective Motion", with A. DEUTSCH and T. VICSEK, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, November 7-11, 2010
  • Organization of the International workshop "Modeling complex dynamics in biological systems", with P. DEGOND, M. HAENLIN, M. MANGUI & F. PLOURABOUE, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, June 7-9, 2010
  • Organization of the International workshop “From insect nest to human architecture : Engineering principles of innovation in swarm-made architectures“, with R. SOLE and P. KUNTZ, European Centre for Living Technologies, Venice, Italy, September 23-25, 2009. Featured in New Scientist, February 21, 2010: For sustainable architecture, think bug
  • Organization of the first autumn school on Systems Biology “Data analysis and modeling methods for the investigation of individual and collective motion in biological systems“, Aspet, France, October 19-24, 2008
  • Organization of the symposium Analysis and computational modeling of individual and collective motion in animal groups with S. BENHAMOU and P. DEGOND, Toulouse, May 9-10, 2007
  • Organization of the symposium “Collective structures in social insects” with C. DETRAIN at the European IUSSI Meeting, Berlin, Germany, September 25-28, 2001
  • Organization of the Journées de Rochebrune, “Evolution, randomness and organization constraints in morphogenesis”, Rochebrune, Haute-Savoie, France, March 20-24, 1995
  • Organization of the Workshop “Self-organization and behavior” with R. CAMPAN, INRA, Castanet-Tolosan, France, November 28-30, 1994
  • Organization of the symposium “Swarm Intelligence in Natural and Artificial Systems” with P. BOURGINE, Second European Congress on Systems Science, Praha, Czech Republic, October 3-10, 1993
  • Organization and chairman of the Swarm Intelligence session, Third Conference on Artificial Life, Santa Fe, NM, USA, June 1992
  • Organization of the symposium “Swarm Intelligence” with J.L. DENEUBOURG, First European Conference on Artificial Life, “Toward a practice of autonomous systems”, Paris, France, December, 11-13, 1991

Projects coordination

  • Team Leader of TRANSCOMIGR, Collective lymphocyte migration, project funded by ANR Grant N° ANR-13-BSV1-0031-02 (2014-2017)
  • Project Leader of DYNABANC, Etude expérimentale et modélisation des mécanismes impliqués dans la réponse collective d’un groupe de poissons à une perturbation locale, project funded by the Scientific Council of the University Paul Sabatier (2011-2013)
  • Team Leader of PEDIGREE, Pedestrian Groups : Emergence of collective behaviour through experiments, modelling and simulation, project funded by ANR Grant N° ANR-08-SYSC-015 (2009-2011)
  • Project Leader of MESOMORPH, Social insects nests as 3D networks: morphogenesis and structural designs, project funded by ANR Grant N° BIOSYS06_135051 (2006-2010)
  • Local coordinator of LEURRE, "Artificial Life Control in Mixed-Societies" european project n°: IST-2001-35506 (2002-2005)
  • Project Leader of “Collective morphogenesis and role of interactions between building patterns and air flows in ant colonies” project funded by the Programme Physico-chemistry of complex matter (2001-2003)
  • Project Leader of “Distributed control of collective actions in animal and human societies” project funded by the Programme Cognitique (2001-2003)
  • Project Leader of “Collective intelligence in natural and artificial systems” projectfunded by the Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique “Sciences de la Cognition” (1999-2000)
  • Local coordinator of “Designing and testing self-organized multi-agent systems including models of social insects activities” project funded by the Conseil Régional Midi Pyrénées (1997-1998)
  • Project Leader of “Individual algorithms and collective intelligence in natural and artificial systems” project funded by the Groupement d’Intérêt Scientifique “Sciences de la Cognition” (1997-1998)
  • Project Leader of “Computational modeling of collective construction processes with lattice swarms” project funded by the Conseil Régional Midi Pyrénées (1995)

Membership in editorial boards of scientific journals

  • Associate Editor of Advances in Complex Systems (1998-2006)
  • Associate Editor of Interaction Studies (since 2004, Vol.5, No.1)
  • Associate Editor of Swarm Intelligence (since 2007, Vol.1, No.1).

Invited conferences

  • Complexity, Criticality, and Computation (C3) Research Camp, Charles Perkins Centre and Research Cluster for Complex Systems, University of Sydney, 30 Novembre-4 Décembre 2015 — Emergent coordination and collaboration in swarms and flocks (three invited lectures).
  • Complexity, Criticality, and Computation (C3) International Biannual Symposium, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, 26-27 Novembre 2015 — Computational analysis and modeling of 3D stigmergic construction in ant colonies (conférence invitée).
  • 7th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence Technologies and Applications, Madrid, Espagne, 21-23 Septembre 2015 — Collective information processing in fish schools: from data to computational models (keynote).
  • International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Applications 2014 ’Crowd Dynamics’, Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences (MIMS), Tokyo, Japon, 10-12 Janvier 2015 — From individual to collective information processing in fish schools (keynote).
  • 7th International Workshop on Guided Self-Organization, University of Freiburg, Allemagne, 16-18 Decembre, 2014 — From individual to collective information processing in fish schools (keynote).
  • Workshop Fluid Mechanics of Collective Behavior across Scales, Fondation Garbald, Castasegna, Suisse, 22-26 Septembre 2014 — A bottom-up approach to investigate collective swimming in fish schools (Invited Conference).
  • 4th International Conference on Complex Systems and Applications, Normandie University, Le Havre, 23-26 Juin 2014 — Secrets of Swarm Architecture: Deciphering Construction Rules in Ant Colonies (Invited Conference).
  • Ki-Net Conference on Collective Behavior: Macroscopic versus Kinetic Descriptions, Imperial College, London, Grande-Bretagne, 19-23 Mai 2014. — From individual to collective information processing in fish schools (Invited Conference).
  • Faculté de l’Environnement Naturel, Architectural et Construit, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Cycle de conférences autour de l’oeuvre de Patrick Berger, Architecte, 30 Avril 2014. — L’art de la construction chez les insectes sociaux (Invited Conference).
  • Centre de Culture Scientifique, Trechnique et Industrielle du Lot, Carrefour des Sciences et des Arts, Les Sciences au Dessert, 1er Avril 2014. — L’intelligence collective des insectes sociaux, invited lecture (Invited Conference).
  • Wyss Institute, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA, 6 Mars 2014. — Secrets of Swarm Architecture: Deciphering Construction Rules in Ant Colonies (Invited Conference).
  • Pole Culture, Salle Le CAP - Université Toulouse 3 - Paul Sabatier, 25 Février 2014. — Comment l’intelligence collective émerge chez les insectes sociaux (Invited Conference).
  • Forum Nîmois – Charles Gides, Nîmes, 30 Janvier 2014. — Comment l’intelligence collective émerge chez les insectes sociaux (Invited Conference).
  • 17ème Colloque de Biologie de l’Insecte, Montpellier, 7-9 octobre 2013. — Modélisation de la construction du nid chez les fourmis (Invited Conference).
  • 23ème Festival d’Astronomie de Fleurance (Gers), Vème marathon des sciences, Complexité et émergence, Les sciences face à la complexité du monde, 3 Août 2013. La complexité et l’organisation chez les insectes sociaux (Invited Conference): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q_6-RE-ArY
  • Okinawa Integrative Biology Course, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japon, 15-29 Mai 2013. — Experimental and modeling approaches to collective behavior in groups of organisms (two invited lectures).
  • Journée des nouveaux entrants de l’INSB, Institut du cerveau et de la moelle épinière, Paris, 28 Mars 2013. — Des fourmis aux foules : une approche interdisciplinaire des comportements collectifs (Invited Conference).
  • Journées Electriques, autour de l’installation La ruche à sons, Médiathèque Pierre Amalric, Albi, 13 Mars 2013. — L’intelligence collective des insectes sociaux (Invited Conference).
  • Sixth IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-organizing Systems, Lyon, 10-14 Septembre 2012. — Secrets of swarms architects: Understanding construction dynamics in ant colonies (keynote talk).
  • Summer School "Prospects in Theoretical Physics Program, Computation and Biology", Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA, July 9-20, 2012. — Distributed coordination and collaboration in animal societies (two invited lectures)
  • Opening seminar of the Groningen Center for Social Complexity Studies, Center for Information Technology, Groningen, Netherlands, June 15, 2012. — Secrets of swarms architects: understanding construction dynamics in ant colonies (keynote talk)
  • Workshop on active particles, Ecole Normal Supérieure de Lyon, Lyon, France, May 9-10, 2012. — Deciphering interactions in fish schools (invited talk)
  • Workshop on Open problems between micro and macro in systems of agents and particles, Institute for Complex Molecular System, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands, April 18-20, 2012. — Emergent coordination in fish schools and human crowds (invited talk)
  • Workshop Ethological and sociological approaches to crowd behavior, Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse, France March 30, 2012. — Emergent coordination in human crowds (invited talk)
  • First International Workshop on Dynamic Systems, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France, December 12, 2011. — Ant nests as dynamic structures (keynote talk)
  • Conférence "Coopération Multi-agents pluridisciplinaire", Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, 26-27 September 2011. — Collective Intelligence in Social Insects.
  • Workshop "Collective Dynamics and Pattern Formation in Active Matter Systems", Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Allemagne, 12-16 Septembre 2011. — A three-dimensional model of ant-nest construction.
  • Conférence "Swarm Intelligence and Critical Behavior", Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University, Allemagne, 22-24 Mars 2011. — Coordination mechanisms and collective motion in fish schools.
  • Workshop "Insect Self-organization and Swarming", Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Columbus, 14-18 Mars 2011. — Swarms as smart architects: understanding construction dynamics in ant colonies.
  • AAAS Annual Meeting, Washington Convention Center, Washington, 18 Février 2011. — Spatial self-organization in human crowds.
  • Workshop "Models for collective behavior in animal group"s, The Graduate Center of The City University of New-York, Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, New-York, 15 Février 2011. — Deciphering interactions that make swarms smart.
  • Workshop "Experimental approaches to collective behavior in groups of organisms", The Graduate Center of The City University of New-York, Initiative for the Theoretical Sciences, New-York, 15 Février 2011. — Experimental approaches to collective behavior in groups of organisms.
  • Workshop "Des corps et des animaux entre technologie et nature : Animalité et robotique", Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Paris, 26 Novembre 2010. – L’intelligence collective des insectes sociaux, un modèle pour la robotique ?
  • Seventh International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Bruxelles, Belgique, 8-10 Septembre 2010. – Emergent coordination in fish schools and human crowds.
  • 23rd Annual Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents, Saint-Malo, 31 Mai-2 Juin 2010. – Deciphering interactions that make swarms smart.
  • Journées de Rencontre Recherche-Industrie Systèmes Complexes, Intelligence Sociale: Nouvelles compréhensions, Nouveaux outils, CNRS, Paris, France, February, 5 2010. — L’intelligence collective des insectes sociaux.
  • Workshop on Engineering principles of innovation in swarm-made architectures, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Venice, Italy, September 23-25, 2009. — Stigmergic algorithms.
  • Workshop on Engineering principles of innovation in swarm-made architectures, Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, Venice, Italy, September 23-25, 2009. — From insect nests to human architecture.
  • Conférence "Morphogenesis in Living Systems", Université Descartes Paris 5, Paris, France, May 14-16, 2009. — Morphogenesis and large-scale properties of nests architectures in social insects.
  • Workshop "Pattern formation and ecosystem function", Institut des Systèmes Complexes, Paris, France, April 16-17, 2009. — From individual behavior to self-organized patterns.
  • Journée IA embarquée, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France, April 7, 2009. — Modèles biologiques et artificiels d’intelligence en essaim.
  • Self-organization and dynamics of active matter, Workshop on statistical physics of systems far from equilibrium in condensed matter and biology, IHP-Centre Emile Borel, Paris, France, January 26-30, 2009. — Self-organization in social insects.
  • Journées FREMIT, Programme Pluri-Formations de Recherche en Mathématiques et Informatique de Toulouse, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, December 8-9, 2008. — Dynamiques complexes et auto-organisation dans les sociétés d’insectes.
  • Colloque "Origines de la vie : Auto-organisation et/ou Evolution biologique ?", Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, October 3, 2008. – L’auto-organisation chez les insectes sociaux. (lien: http://www.diffusion.ens.fr/index.php?res=conf&idconf=2112)
  • Interdisciplinary College 2008 on Cooperation, Günne at Lake Möhnesee, Germany, March, 7-14 2008. — From natural to artificial swarm intelligence.
  • 2nd ISCV Thematic Workshop "Biologically-Inspired Computing", Valparaiso Complex Systems Institute, Valparaiso, Chili, December 3-7, 2007. — Self-organization in biological systems.
  • 2nd ISCV Thematic Workshop "Biologically-Inspired Computing", Valparaiso Complex Systems Institute, Valparaiso, Chili, December 3-7, 2007. — Swarm Intelligence in natural and artificial systems.
  • Mathematical Models of Traffic Flow, Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques, Marseille-Luminy, France, October 28- November 1, 2007. — The organization of traffic in ant colonies.
  • European Conference on Complex Systems 2007, Dresde, Germany, October 1-6, 2007. — Biological Principles of Swarm Intelligence. (lien: http://videolectures.net/eccs07_theraulaz_bps/)
  • EAIA’07, Summer School on Collective Robotics, Lisboa, Portugal, August 27-31, 2007. — Collective Behaviours in Groups of Insect-like Robots.
  • Colloque "Systèmes Complexes en Sciences Humaines et Sociales", Cerisy, France, May 26 Mai–June 2, 2007. — Les déplacements collectifs dans les sociétés animales et humaines.
  • 11ème Journées de Gerland, Systèmes Complexes et Biologie, ENS Lyon, France, December 11-12, 2006. — Les comportements collectifs complexes chez les insectes sociaux : mécanismes et modèles.
  • Nature Inspired Smart Information Systems, 2nd Annual Symposium (NISIS 2006), Puerto de la Cruz, November 29–December 1, 2006, Tenerife, Spain. — Swarm Intelligent Systems: How Social Insects Provide Solutions to Complex Problems.
  • From Animals to Animats 9, The Ninth International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB 2006), Roma, Italy, September 25-29, 2006 — The biological principles of swarm intelligence.
  • Conference "Potentials of Complexity Science for Business, Governments and the Media", Collegium Budapest, Hungary, August, 2006. — How group size influence the organization of work in social insects and human communities.
  • Workshop "Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization", (NICSO 2006), Granada, Spain, June 29-30, 2006. — The biological principles of swarm intelligence.
  • Conférences de la Cité des Sciences et de l’industrie, Paris, France, December 13 2005. — Emergence de l’Intelligence Collective.
  • 6th International Workshop "Engineering Societies in the Agents World", (ESAW’05), Kusadasi, Aydin, Turquie, October 26–28 2005. — Stigmergic patterns and distributed information processing in social insects.
  • Summer Research Institute, EPFL, Lausanne, Suisse, July 12, 2005. — The Adaptive Properties of Small and Large-scale Structure of Self-organized Networks in Ants.
  • 6ème Journées « Complexités » Dynamiques adaptatives, Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris, Institut Henry Poincaré, April 14, 2005. — Les comportements collectifs des insectes sociaux.
  • Conference "Evolucion de Redes Complejas", CosmoCaixa, Musée des Sciences, Barcelona, Espagne, March 2, 2005. — Self-organized networks in social insects.
  • Workshop "Converging Technologies and Information technology, Future working trends of NBIC Technologies in Spain and Europe", Casa Convalescència. Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Espagne, March 1, 2005. — Swarm intelligent systems.
  • Conférence "Physics in Signal and Image Processing", (PSIP 2005), ENSEEIHT, Toulouse, February 1, 2005. From natural to artificial swarm intelligence: Social insects provide solutions to complex optimization problems.
  • Colloque "Art et biotechnologies", Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, October 5-8, 2004. — Insectes sociaux : conception par assemblage.
  • Conférence "Développer l’intelligence collective", The Boston Consulting Group, Paris, June 11, 2004. — Insectes sociaux : comportements individuels et prouesses collectives.
  • Conférence "Diversité biologique et sol : de la biologie du comportement de la macro-faune du sol au fonctionnement des sols", Centre Armoricain de Recherche en Environnement, Rennes, April 1, 2004. — Modélisation des processus de formation de structures spatiales chez les fourmis.
  • 2nd International Workshop on the Mathematics and Algorithms of Social Insects, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, December 15-17, 2003. — Can we control self-organized aggregation and pattern formation in cockroaches?
  • Xème Congrès International de l’Association des Chercheurs en Activités Physiques et Sportives, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, October 30-November 1, 2003. — Auto-organisation des groupes.
  • Winter School on Complex Systems, Institut des Systèmes Complexes, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, December 9-13, 2002. — Self-organized processes in social insects.
  • Conference “Patterns and collective decisions in animal societies”, Fondation Les Treilles, Tourtour, France, August 27 Août-September 1, 2002. — Pattern formation by local activation and long-range inhibition in social insects.
  • Nobel Symposium on “Self-Organization”, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Suède, August 25-27, 2002. — Self-organized pattern formation in social insects. (lien: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_organizations/nobelfoundation/symposia/medicine/ns121/index.html)
  • Ecole thématique interdisciplinaire CNRS-INRA, “Information et Forme en Biologie”, Berder, France, March 17-23, 2002. — Morphogenèse chez les insectes sociaux.
  • Conference "From Worker to Colony: Understanding the Organisation of Insect Societies", Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Université de Cambridge, Grande-Bretagne, December 7-8, 2001. — Some aspects of morphogenesis in social insects.
  • Conference of the European Science Foundation, Theoretical Biology Adaptation Program, Tihany, Hongrie, September 5-11, 2001. — Turing-like structures in experimental ant colonies.
  • Workshop “The limits to Self-organization in Biological Systems”, Center for Advanced Studies in the Space Life Sciences, J. Erik Johnson Woods Hole Center of the National Academy of Sciences, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Etats-Unis, May 11-13, 2001. — Turing-like structures in ant colonies.
  • Conférence IRD & Laboratoire ECOMAR, Saint-Denis, La Réunion, April 5, 2001. — Structures de Turing chez les fourmis.
  • Colloque "Invariants & Variabilité dans les Sciences Cognitives", Action concertée incitative Cognitique, Ministère de la Recherche, Paris, France, November 27-28, 2000. — Origine et fonction de la variabilité chez les insectes sociaux.
  • Conférence du Laboratoire de Stratégie de l’Armement, “La robotisation et la place de l’homme dans les systèmes”, Centre des Hautes Etudes de l’Armement, Meudon La Forêt, June 8-9, 2000. — Applications de l’Intelligence en essaim aux systèmes robotisés.
  • Atelier Cognitique “Invariants et variabilité”, Paris, MENRT, March 16-17, 2000. — Dynamique d’allocation de tâche et variabilité comportementale chez les insectes sociaux.
  • 1er Congrès de l’Association Francophone d’Ethologie, d’Ecologie et d’Evolution, Rennes, August 31-September 3, 1999. — Structures spatio-temporelles chez les fourmis.
  • Workshop “Self-organization and the evolution of social behavior”, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New-Mexico, Etats-Unis, April 26-30,1999. — Self-organization models of colony organization in social insects.
  • Créativité & Informatique, Rencontres Musicales Pluridisciplinaires, Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon, March 19, 1999. — Intelligence collective chez les insectes sociaux, modélisation informatique et conception de systèmes artificiels.
  • Conférence "Entretiens de la Cognition", Hôtel Chinagora, November 26, 1998. — Algorithmes individuels et intelligence collective dans les systèmes naturels et artificiels.
  • Conférence "Avignon Numérique", Université d’Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse, July 23, 1998. — Morphogenèse collective chez les insectes sociaux.
  • Workshop “The Interplay of Ultimate Causes and Proximate Determinants of Animal Sociality”, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New-Mexico, Etats-Unis, January 24, 1998. — Self-organization and Evolution.
  • Workshop “The Interplay of Ultimate Causes and Proximate Determinants of Animal Sociality”, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New-Mexico, Etats-Unis, January 20, 1998. — Self-organization in social insects.
  • Ecole “Modèles Physiques et Mathématiques de la Cognition”, Chamonix, September 17, 1997. — Modèles d’intelligence collective chez les insectes sociaux: auto-organisation et mécanismes alternatifs de coordination des activités bâtisseuses.
  • Conférence “Coordination d’activités collectives dans les systèmes multi-agents: aspects dynamiques et modèlisation”, Groupe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Processus Interactifs Complexes, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Université Henri Poincaré-Nancy I, December 4, 1996. — Modèles biologiques de coordination d’activités collectives: l’exemple des constructions chez les insectes sociaux.
  • Conférence “Intelligence Distribuée et Décision Collective”, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Association Internationale pour le Développement de la Recherche Interdisciplinaire, Lyon, September, 26, 1996. — Modèles biologiques d’intelligence distribuée.
  • Conference “Self-organization and alternative scripts”, Fondation des Treilles, June 3-9, 1996. — How coordination emerges in the collective building activity of social insects ? — The role of self-organisation and alternative scripts in collective building.
  • Conférence “Genèse dynamique des formes et des rythmes”, rencontre organisée par l’Institut non-linéaire de Nice/Sophia Antipolis, Avignon, October 7, 1995. — Constructions collectives chez les insectes sociaux : modélisation et simulation.
  • Workshop on Multi-Agent Simulation Systems, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, Nouveau-Mexique, June, 16-19, 1994. — Designing Complex Architectures with Lattice Swarms: Learning from Collective Building in Social Insects.
  • NATO Advanced Study Institute, The Ethological Roots of Culture, (dir.: GARDNER A.), Cortona, Italy, June 21-July 3, 1992. — Swarm Intelligence in Social Insects and the Emergence of Cultural Swarm Patterns.
  • IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Philadelphia, (Pennsylvanie), September 5-7, 1990. — Swarm Intelligence in Wasps Colonies : an exemple of task assignment in multi-agents systems.


Publications

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