The second retreat of the research cluster “self-organizing systems” took place on October 6 and 7, 2014, in Pörtschach.


The main goals were as follows:

  • Familiarize with the software tool NetLogo for modeling self-organizing systems
  • Review the work done so far in selforg.aau and discuss and plan future activities.


Christian Bettstetter, Wilfried Elmenreich, Kirsten von Elverfeldt, Glenda Garcia-Santon, Pasquale Grippa, Mihnea Hristea, Andreas Kercek, Norbert Reichmann, Peter Mandl, Martina Umlauft, Vladimir Vukadinovic, Friederike Wall.


Software developed in the group work


09:30 Opening and overview (Bettstetter)
09:45 NetLogo Tutorial, Part 1 (Umlauft)
11:00 Break and Checkin
11:15 NetLogo Tutorial, Part 2 (Umlauft)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 NetLogo Group Work: Topic collection (Bettstetter)
14:30 NetLogo Group Work
17:30 Break
19:00 Dinner
21:00 Leisure activity: Walk (optional)


09:00 NetLogo Group Presentations:

  • Consensus (Kercek, Bettstetter, Grippa, Vukadinovic)
  • Debris flows (Elmenreich, von Elverfeldt)
  • BZ reaction (Reichmann, Hristea,Umlauft)
10:30 Checkout and Break
11:00 NetLogo Group Presentation:

  • Pesticides drift (Garcia-Santon, Mandl)
11:30 Feedback round
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Review and outlook of selforg.aau,
Planning of next workshops (Bettstetter)
14:30 End