Short notice: Talk by Chris Blum on "Swarm Intelligence and Hybrid Metaheuristics" 17th Sept Manchester

Swarm Intelligence and Hybrid Metaheuristics
by Prof Christian Blum (http://www.ehu.es/cs-ikerbasque/blum/)

Abstract: The fields of swarm intelligence and hybrid metaheuristics are briefly introduced. Moreover, two application examples from the speakers' current/recent work are presented for each of the two main topics. Concerning swarm intelligence, the application examples will focus on recent work on self-synchronization found in colonies of ants and self-desynchronization to be observed in populations of Japanese tree frogs. Concerning hybrid metaheuristics, the application examples deal with combinations of metaheuristics with linear integer programming techniques.

*2pm* in *Lecture Theatre 1.3*, Computer Science, University of Manchester


Workshop on Modelling Routines 25th Nov 2014, Manchester

Guest speaker will be Professor Alan Warde, of the University of Manchester's Sustainable Consumption Institute.

Venue: the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.
MMUBS Building 

More details (when we know them) at: http://modellingroutines.wordpress.com

A free MOOC on "Complexity and Uncertainty" starting Sept 15 2014

Wander Jager, University of Gronigen, NL writes:

Over 9000 students have registered for our MOOC on complexity and
uncertainty. We expect this free MOOC to be a nice introduction in the
field for many interested people. I kindly ask you to share the following
link to inform potential participants...we start on September 15.