MPE 2013+ Workshop on Modeling Food Systems

April 21 - 22, 2018
Washington, DC

Hans Kaper, Georgetown University, hans.kaper at
Hans Engler, Georgetown University, engler at
Presented under the auspices of the National Science Foundation grant for the DIMACS Special Program: Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+.
Workshop Announcement

The objective of this workshop is to explore opportunities for applied mathematicians and computational scientists to develop and analyze mathematical models of food systems. Here, "food system" refers to the entire set of activities by which calories and nutrients are grown, harvested, traded, processed, transported, stored, sold, prepared and eventually become the food we consume. Attendance is open to any researcher interested in learning about food security and food systems and in developing tools to explore a safe and just nutritional space for humanity.

The workshop will meet for a full day on Saturday and one-half day on Sunday. Saturday afternoon will be set aside for a virtual session, where attendees can participate remotely. Participants are expected to be engaged in research activities during the workshop, with follow-up interactions after the workshop.

Limited funds are available to support travel and lodging.

Applications to Participate and for Financial Support: Applications must be submitted online and will be reviewed as they are received. A link to the online application is available here. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2018, or until all slots are filled.

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