Second Call for Participation (note extended deadline for abstracts below)
5-6th July 2010
University of Stirling
Sponsored by EPSRC

Abstract submission deadline: 5 June, 2010
Notification of programme: 7 June, 2010
Registration deadline 5 June, 2010

Computational and mathematical modelling of biological systems is now
commonplace and indeed essential to many projects. A particular problem
faced by modellers is that of choosing the most appropriate scale, or
level of abstraction, for their model, especially given that there may
be different important features at each scale.  For example, in an
epidemiological model, we might wish to  describe the way in which
individuals interact. Alternatively, we might be more interested in the
analysis of population level features, making ordinary differential
equations more appropriate.  The aim of the workshop is to bring
together researchers working on techniques which allow exploration of
models spanning a range of scales, especially those in which the
different scales are rigorously related.  At Stirling, we are interested
in modelling techniques such as Process Algebra that allow large scale
properties to emerge from small scale behaviour. We would welcome
contributions using other techniques. We also particularly welcome
biologists interested in how this sort of modelling across scales can
help them understand their system.

Modelling and analysis of biological systems using process calculi
Federica Ciochetta (The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Center
for Computational and Systems Biology)

Data Driven Network Modelling for Epidemiology
Eiko Yoneki (Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge)

The workshop will be held at the Stirling Management Centre, in central
Scotland. The Centre is part of the University of Stirling campus, and
is easy to reach from most places in the UK. International connections
are available via nearby Glasgow and Edinburgh airports.

Registration is now open via Eventbrite:
The password for the event is "models".

Workshop Fees (including lunch both days, and dinner on the 5th)
Early Bird: (first 40) free!
Standard (non-student): £100
Standard (student): £80

Research students: There are 10 bursaries to support attendance,
covering conference fee, travel and accommodation costs. These will be
allocated on a first come, first served basis.

We have reserved accommodation at the Stirling Management Centre. Please
contact them directly, quoting ref: 48122, after you have registered to
book. SMC rooms: Bed and Breakfast at £35 per person per night. Double
en-suite bedroom (no single supplement). Visit their web site:
http://www.smc.stir.ac.uk/content/default.asp?page=s7, or call the sales
office (Mon-Fri 0900-1700) 01786 451712
Alternatively there are some slightly cheaper rooms in other campus
accommodation: Bed and Breakfast at £26.35 per person per night. Single
standard bedroom, with access to shared toilet and shower facilities. A
short walk from the conference venue. Please mail the organisers
(mmbs2010@cs.stir.ac.uk) to book these rooms stating your arrival date,
and departure date.

Participants are encouraged to present a contributed talk (30 minute
slots). Please submit an abstract when you register.

Please forward this message on to anyone who you think may be

Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you there

Organisers: Carron Shankland and Rachel Norman.