This minisymposium will take place on June 18th 11:4015:30 at the 9th European Conference on
Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ECMTB 2014) in Gothenburg. Abstract: Selfpropelled particle models are increasingly used for modelling everything from cells and slime mould to bird flocks and fish schools. The remarkable property of these models is that simple rules at the individual level produce complex collective patterns at the level of the group. Mathematical analysis of these models has proceeded in a number of ways. Small numbers of particles (i.e. two or three) can be analysed via dynamical systems. Very large numbers of particles (i.e. infinite) can be treated using a continuum approximation. But a biologically relevant problem is explaining why groups of 100 or so particles produce particular complex shapes. The aim of this symposium is to start to think of ways of addressing this problem in a rigorous manner. Schedule (preliminary): Wednesday June 18^{th} 11:4012:00 Daniel Strömbom (Uppsala) Introduction to SPPmodels and description of the problem. 12:0012:20 Raluca Eftimie (Dundee) Bifurcation dynamics in models for selforganised biological aggregations. 12:2012:40 Christian Yates (Oxford) Spatial "selfpropelled particle" and nonspatial "reactionnetwork" models explain locust swarm cohesion. 12:4013:00 Pawel Romanczuk (IGB Berlin) Swarming at Mesoscopic Scales  The role of fluctuations. Lunch break 14:0014:20 Maksym Romenskyy (Uppsala) Statistical properties of fish schools. 14:2014:40 Richard Mann (Uppsala) Collective decisionmaking: a causal entropic approach. 14:4015:00 Kolbjörn Tunström (Chalmers) Last minute reflections on challanges in collective motion. 15:0015:30 Discussion. Organizers: Daniel Strömbom strombom@math.uu.se, Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University. David Sumpter david@math.uu.se, Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University.

Minisymposium at ECMTB 2014
Underordnade sidor (7):
Christian Yates
Daniel Strömbom
Kolbjörn Tunström
Maksym Romenskyy
Pawel Romanczuk
Raluca Eftimie
Richard Mann