|Sent on:||Thursday, September 15, 2011 12:18 PM|
Tom Black, one of our presenters on Sept 28, has started a new meetup group. FYI:
Universal Modeling is about building software to model the world.
Computational modeling is about finding the right abstractions, structures, and representations to model real-world phenomena, objects, and actions using software. In game development, it means modeling physics and interactions. In social networks, it's representing friends and "likes" in the social graph. For artificial intelligence, it's creating a picture of perceptions and decisions. In human systems, it's about modeling workflows and business processes to automate and optimize tasks.
This is an initiative to build open source software, platforms and tools, to build computational models of physical, biological, and human systems. We'll bring together academics, industry, professional developers, and hobbyists to explore and solve the most interesting and pressing challenges facing computer science, and how these technologies can be translated into new commercial ventures.