Friday, October 21, 2016

 6:00pm Informal Dinner Get Together – Meet at Sanctuary Restaurant and Wine Bar in the DoubleTree Hotel

Saturday, October 22, 2016

 8:30 –  9:00 Registration – coffee
 9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Address
Crowd Dynamics: Exploring Patterns in Crowdsourced Crisis Mapping
Jen Ziemke Co-founder of the CrisisMappers Network

Jen Ziemke, (Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison), is Co-Founder & Co-Director of the International Network of Crisis Mappers, Co-Curator of the International Conference on Crisis Mapping (ICCM) series &  Associate Professor of International Relations at John Carroll University. Jen has a deep and almost unexplainable interest in conflicts, wars, patterns, and whether the analysis of these kinds of data can tell us something (however small) about war. She carried out a comprehensive data-driven study of the Angolan civil war. For this project, she coded and geo-referenced some 10,000 battle and massacre events spanning all 41 years of this war using hundreds of sources and a detailed exhumation of Portuguese-language newspaper archives. Her 2008 dissertation From Battles to Massacres details this work.  Jen serves as Co-Founder & Co-Director of the International Network of Crisis Mappers, the world’s largest and most active international community of experts, practitioners, policymakers, technologists, researchers, journalists, scholars, hackers and skilled volunteers engaged at the intersection between humanitarian crises, technology and rapid mapping. Reuters AlertNet named Crisis Mapping one of its Top 20 Big Ideas in 2011. She also manages and hosts an international conference event, the ICCM, held in Manila (2016),  New York (2014), Nairobi (2013), the World Bank (2012), Geneva (2011), Harvard (2010), and Cleveland (2009). She also served as a Crisis Mapping and Early Warning Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and was named a 2013 recipient of the University of Michigan’s LSA Humanitarian Service Award, presented annually by the Dean to 3 living alumni in recognition of their work. She teaches courses on conflict processes, African politics, research methodology, international security, and international relations, as well as courses on crisis mapping and new media. Jen received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Political Science) and undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She was a Peace Corps volunteer on the Namibian side of the Angolan border from 1997-1999. Jen has hitchhiked 20,000 miles in over a dozen African countries and has lived and worked in various places around the world.

10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:45
Session I: Featured Workshop Paper
The Particle Swarm Paradigm is a Particle Swarm
       James Kennedy
10:45 – 11:45
Session II: Applications
Practical Multi-Agent Systems(MAS) for Commercial Systems
      Ryan May     
Asset Allocation with Swarm/Human Blended Intelligtence
      Lauren Christopher, et. al.
11:45 – 1:30 Lunch on your own
 1:30 – 3:00
Session III: Online Human Swarming
Crowds vs. Swarms a Comparison of Intelligence
    Louis Rosenberg, David Baltaxe, and Niccolo Pescetelli
Demonstration of UNU software
Name of second paper
 3:00 – 3:15 Break
 3:15 – 4:15
Session IV: Cultural Algorithms
Using Common Value Auction in Cultural Algorithm to Optimize Problem Solving
Anas Al-Tirawi
Cultural Algorithms TDB
Robert Reynolds
 4:15 Travel to John Carroll University
 5:00 – 5:30
Human Swarm Sudoku Event @ John Carroll University
 5:30 – 7:00
Dinner/Discussion of Blended Intelligence 
 7:00 Travel back to Workshop Hotel

Sunday, October 23, 2016

  9:00 – 10:00
Session V: 
Doyle Graves
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:15
Session VI: Human/Swarm Experience 
11:00 – 12:30
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch on your own
  2:00 – 3:30
Session VII: Swarm Problem Solving II 
Human Fitness Functions
       Lauren A. Christopher, et. al.
Humans in the GPU Swarm: A Proposal
       Brandon Shafer, et. al.
Experiencing Multiple Levels of Emergence – A Game Designed to Illustrate Both the Agent and Collective Perspective
       Daniel W. Palmer, et. al.