The 6th International Workshop on Hybrid Systems and Biology (HSB 2019) will take place on the 6th and 7th April 2019 in Prague, co-located with ETAPS 2019.
HSB centres on dynamical models in biology, with an emphasis on both hybrid systems (in the classical sense, i.e., mixed continuous/discrete/stochastic systems) and hybrid approaches that combine modelling, analysis, algorithmic and experimental techniques from different areas.
Hybrid systems and approaches are essential to the understanding of complex living systems, which are characterized by stochasticity and heterogeneous spatiotemporal scales. These methods are crucial also for the design and analysis of artificial biochemical systems (e.g., engineered bacteria or molecular machines) and of medical cyber-physical systems such as pacemakers and infusion pumps. The complexity of such models makes their formal analysis challenging, and even their simulations are often impractical, calling for appropriate model abstractions and scalable analysis methods.
HSB aims at bringing together researchers from different disciplines interested in applying these methods to the study of structure, dynamics, and control mechanisms of living systems.