2014 National Academies NAKFI Conference: Collective Behavior

GDELT creator Kalev Leetaru will be attending the 2014 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Conference "Collective Behavior: From Cells to Societies" this November at the National Academies headquarters in Irvine, CA.

The conference's vision statement is closely aligned with the vision and goals of the GDELT Project and we are incredibly honored and excited to be a part of a second NAKFI conference!

The NAKFI conference on social behaviors is intended to initiate a new synthesis of the regulation, dynamics and evolution of social behavior from microbes to metazoans.  The conference will help forge a dynamic research community out of scientists, engineers and doctors using disparate approaches to a common problem: how and why do molecules, cells and organisms communicate with each other and modify their activities based on these communications?  This NAKFI conference will bring together physician-scientists defining the molecular mechanisms and consequences of signaling in cell-cell communication; evolutionary biologists and ecologists studying dynamic spatial and temporal interactions of complex communities from biofilms to animal groups; quantitative and theoretical experts predicting and modeling social networks; and engineers and applied systems specialists harnessing community organization for the development of useful medical products and bioremediation strategies.