Research days: Communication in swarms

The biannual Research Days, established by Lakeside Labs and the University of Klagenfurt in 2008, will be held as a three-day interdisciplinary workshop in Klagenfurt from July 09–11, 2019. This year’s focus is communication in swarms.

Invited speakers

  • Heiko Hamann, University of Lübeck: Together everyone achieves more! On swarm performance and interference
  • Alcherio Martinoli, EPFL: Communication in swarms: Forms, strengths, and limitations
  • Sofie Pollin, KU Leuven: Sense and avoid technology for enabling swarms

Swarms cooperate without any central control and act according to simple and local behavior. Only through their interactions, a collective behavior can emerge to solve complex tasks. Reliable communication is an important requirement for swarms to work effectively. It can either be explicit (exchange of messages) or implicit (reaction on stigmergy) and may be extended to human-machine interaction.

One of the key-success factors of the Research Days is the intense group work with a small number of participants. The event is a great opportunity to exchange research ideas, to initiate collaborations, and plan joint projects. Notable results from previous Research Days have been research collaborations, joint papers, conference special sessions, and proposals for European projects. Seats are limited; register as soon as possible. Further information on registration, agenda, and housing can be found at

Update: Videos from the event