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Social Biomimicry: Insect Societies and Human Design
1820 February 2010, Tempe Campus, Arizona, USA
A pioneering collaboration among biologists, designers, engineers, and businesspeople, Social Biomimicry: Insect Societies and Human Design is a conference organized by graduate students and supported by the Frontiers in Life Sciences program at Arizona State University.  This conference will explore how the collective behaviour and nest architecture of social insects can inspire more efficient and sustainable solutions to human challenges in areas such as manufacturing, communications, transportation, and green building. Further details here.

Fifth International Conference on Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering
28-30 June 2010, Pisa, Italy
The Design and Nature Conference is to be reconvened in 2010 following the success of previous meetings, the first of which was held in Udine, Italy in 2002, followed by the second in Rhodes, Greece in 2004, a third in the New Forest, UK, in 2006, and the last one in the Algarve, Portugal in 2008. It is intended that the meeting will bring together researchers from
around the world working on a variety of studies involving nature and their significance for modern scientific thought and design. Registration details can be found here.

GEM'10 The 2010 International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Methods
July 12-15 July 2010, Las Vegas, USA
You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in the GEM conference proceedings (in printed book form; later, the proceedings will also be accessible online). Topics include Genetic programming, Artificial life, Swarm intelligence and optimization, Biologically inspired systems, Evolutionary strategies, Ant colony optimization- please refer to the conference website for a fuller list.

International Industrial Convention on Biomimetics
16-17 March 2011, Berlin, Germany
Please note re-scheduling from September 2009. The programme combines high-level plenary talks with six deepening sessions leaving a lot of time for discussion and networking activities.
The Sessions are dedicated to topics as:
- Sensors and signal processing
- Bio-inspired materials and self-x-mechanisms
- Energy Systems
- Fluid dynamics
- Functional surfaces and
- Robotics, motion systems and artificial intelligence.
An attendant exhibition completes the congress.

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