UK Nonlinear News, November 2003

ESF/INTAS Workshop Noisy Oscillators: Dynamics of Coupled Oscillatory and Complex Systems

10-13 December 2003


A ESF/INTAS Workshop on Noisy Oscillators: Dynamics of Coupled Oscillatory and Complex Systems will take place in Ljubljana, 10-13 December 2003. The URL is

Numbers are restricted, but there are still a few spare places. Anybody who would like an invitation should contact Peter McClintock.

Source: Peter McClintock

Patterns, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications

12th December 2003, University of Cambridge, UK

The last meeting this (calendar) year in the PANDA series will be held in DAMTP, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge on Friday 12th December 2003. Pedagogical seminars will be given by Chris Budd (Bath) and David Chillingworth (Southampton). There will also be a number of shorter contributions - prospective speakers should contact Jon Dawes ( Post-doctoral researchers and PhD students are warmly encouraged to attend, and to contribute talks.

Further details will appear on the page:

Source: Paul Matthews (

Workshop on Bifurcation Theory and Spatio-Temporal Pattern Formation in PDE

11-13 December 2003

Toronto, Canada

The Fields Institute will host a Workshop on Bifurcation Theory and Spatio-Temporal Pattern Formation in PDE from December 11 to 13, 2003, in Toronto. The Workshop will review progress in the past quarter-century in the development of equivariant bifurcation theory and the theory of mode interactions and deterministic chaos that has made possible a better understanding of spatio-temporal patterns in a wide variety of physical and biological contexts. Held in the context of The Fields Institute Thematic Program on Partial Differential Equations, this Workshop will provide an opportunity to meet, interact with and hear talks presented by internationally renowned researchers in the fields of Dynamical Systems, Bifurcation Theory and Pattern Formation.

The Workshop will be dedicated to Professor William Langford, one of the pioneering researchers in the field of bifurcation theory in Canada. It will recognise the scientific contributions of Professor Langford and acknowledge his service to the Canadian mathematical community on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

The Workshop is financially sponsored and hosted by The Fields Institute. Additional financial support has been provided by the National Science Foundation USA and the University of Guelph.

For registration information and other details, please visit the Workshop website

At this time, it is anticipated that graduate students attending the workshop will be eligible for some financial support. See web page for details.


2nd WSEAS International Conference on Non-Linear Analysis, Non-Linear Systems and Chaos

29-31 December 2003

Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece


The conference is composed by the following areas:


Source: Catherine Kyrtsou (

Dynamics Days 2004

2-5 January 2004

The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dynamics Days is an annual conference whose purpose is to gather a variety of researchers with overlapping interests in topics in nonlinear dynamics. About 150 people generally attend. Though the regular attendees are primarily in the fields of mathematics and physics, there are substantial contributions from biologists, chemists, ecologists, engineers, and geologists.

This year we are emphasising problems in which nonlinear dynamics and complexity plays a substantial role, including pattern forming systems (granular, chemical, fluid, biological), characterisation and control of nonlinear systems, structure of chaotic attractors, synchronisation of nonlinear systems, population dynamics, complexity in biology, and complex systems, broadly defined.

The conference is jointly hosted by Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University.

Invited Speakers

Further details can be found on the web page at

If you have further questions please contact Michele Thompson at or (919) 660-5321. Michele will make sure you are in touch with the appropriate person to respond to your inquiry.

Source: Earl Dowell

LMS Meeting on Mixing and Applications

8 January 2004

Imperial College London

The first of a series of three LMS-sponsored meetings on Mixing and its Applications will take place at the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London on 8 January 2004. The organising committee consists of Andrew Gilbert (Exeter), Peter Haynes (Cambridge), Jean-Luc Thiffeault (Imperial), and Stephen Wiggins (Bristol). The meetings aim to bring together mathematicians and physicists interested in mixing of passive and active tracers in fluids, both from a mathematical and a practical viewpoint. The invited speakers at this first meeting will be

Invited Speakers
Emmanuel Dufraine University of Warwick
Peter Haynes University of Cambridge
Greg King University of Warwick
Progress on connecting Eulerian and Lagrangian measures of transport in wavy Taylor vortex flow
Stephen Otto University of Birmingham
Feeding choanoflagellates and other animals with mixing
Mark Pollicott University of Manchester
Mixing in Ergodic Theory

For further details contact Jean-Luc Thiffeault (

Source: Jean-Luc Thiffeault (

Mathematics in Industry Study Group

26-30 January 2004

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Free registration to academic and problem solvers

Postgraduate student support available

Budget accommodation available

The Mathematics-in-Industry Study Group has been held in Australia annually since 1984. For 2004/5 they are to be held in New Zealand. Feedback from previous MISGs has been positive. 6 - 10 industrial (including the biological, financial industries) problems will be presented by industrial representatives - which will give you new challenges. Plenary sessions will be held

For further details contact:

Ms Nikki Luke
Ph: +64 9 414 0800 extension 41066\
Fax: +64 9 441 8136

Professor Graeme Wake
Director, MISG 2004/5 
Centre for Mathematics in Industry 
Massey University at Albany 
Mobile Tel: +64 (0) 25 418 247 

Source: Graeme Wake

Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics ANZIAM 2004 

1-5 February 2004

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

ANZIAM 2004 is a conference in the annual series of Applied Mathematics meetings, held by the ANZIAM (Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics) division of the Australian Mathematical Society.

The aim of the Conference is to bring together Applied Mathematicians from a broad variety of backgrounds. The Conference features invited plenary talks given by distinguished Applied Mathematicians from Australia and Overseas, in addition to contributed talks and possibly a poster session.

Contributed talks and posters by research students are very welcome, and continue to be a major component of annual ANZIAM conferences. There is a prize awarded for the best student talk, and is named in honour of the distinguished Australian mathematician Sir T.M. Cherry.

To date, the list of plenary speakers for ANZIAM 2004 is as follows:

It is a feature of these conferences that they are held away from large population centres, in areas of recreational interest. ANZIAM 2004 will be held in Australia's unique island state of Tasmania, in the lovely Southern city of Hobart, which is a city of about 200,000 people. The Hotel Grand Chancellor is located next to Constitution Dock in the heart of Hobart, which is the finishing point for the famous annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race. There are excellent restaurants within a short walk of the hotel, and sea-food is a speciality of the region. There will be a welcoming barbeque, and a free afternoon is planned. There are wineries, nature walks and the University's radio telescope all within half an hour's drive of the conference venue, so the region is ideally suited for accompanying partners and families.

Expressions of interest circulars and registration circulars are being mailed out to members of the Australian Mathematical Society during 2003, and the Conference Homepage is available at the address Delegates are encouraged to register online using this facility.

Source: Mark Nelson

First Winter School of the Spanish Network DANCE Recent Trends in Nonlinear Science

2-6 February 2004, Palma de Mallorca


S. Jaffard (Universite' de Paris XII)
Wavelet techniques for the local regularity of signals
V. Kaloshin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Mather theory and variational constructions of diffusing orbits in Hamiltonian systems
C. Simo' (Universitat de Barcelona)
What one can do to study a dynamical system numerically


Registration includes attendance, materials and lunch.

There will be a number of partial and full accommodation grants for young participants.

Note: The number of available places in the school is limited. Final admissions will be by the registration order.


This is the first winter school in Dynamical Systems of the recently created DANCE (Dina'mica, Atractores y Nolinealidad: Caos y Estabilidad) Spanish network.

This series of winter schools aims at training their participants both theoretically and in applications in the field of the nonlinear science; with the aim that theory and applications enforce each other.

This will be done in an atmosphere of informal discussion, interchange of ideas and critical discussion of results. Attention will be paid to the numerical and computational issues. These winter schools should help the basic training of young researchers, whilst opening new fields for senior ones. As a byproduct, the courses are planned to receive official recognition in some Spanish PhD programs.

If you are interested in receiving information from the network, you are welcome to subscribe to its mailing list: In order to do so, you need to fill the subscription form in Whenever you would like to send some information through this list, you can send an e-mail message to (which can be done only by members of the list).

Amadeu Delshams.

Summer School on Systems Biology

17-28 May 2004

Montreal, Canada

The Centre for Non-linear Dynamics is organising a summer school on Systems Biology, which will take place in Montreal during the last half of May 2004.

The first week will be a comprehensive introduction to the methods of non-linear science, ranging from difference equations to stochastic systems, and illustrated with classic applications in cardiology and neural signal propagation.

The second week will focus on molecular biology and genomics and will include modelling of biochemical pathways, microarray data analysis, and network inference. For more information please see:

Some financial support is available for attendees, who are encouraged to apply from both the physical and the life sciences. We would appreciate you bringing this to the attention of anyone who you think might be interested.

Source: Angelica Todireanu ( angelica.todireanu@MCGILL.CA).

Call for papers: Euromech Colloquium 457 on Nonlinear Modes of Vibrating Systems 

7-9 June 2004

Frejus, France

Scientific Scope:

The objective of the Colloquium is to bring together scientists to present and discuss recent developments on the concept of non linear mode for vibrating systems so as to settle down the problem in a more mature framework.

Main topics:

Short abstracts (300 words) are to be submitted by December 15th, 2003. Only electronic submission is accepted.

Abstract must be sent to both addresses and

Accepted electronic formats are PDF (Adobe Acrobat Reader), DOC (MS Word) or PS (Adobe Postscript).

Every abstract submitted to EUROMECH 457 will be reviewed by two scientific committee members independently.

The authors will receive notification of acceptance by February 15th, 2004.

Authors accepted presentation will send a 4 pages extended abstract by April 15 th, 2004.

Guidelines for editing and submitting an extended abstract can be downloaded from the colloquium web site.

A book of extended abstracts will be provided at the Colloquium.

Further details are available at 

Source: C.-H. Lamarque and B. Cochelin

7th Meeting on Current Ideas in Mechanics and Related Fields

15-18 June 2004, Portland State University, Oregon, USA

Like previous CIMRF meetings this symposium will be concerned with broadly understood applications of mathematics and mathematical techniques to mechanics. Although, the leading theme of this conference will be the mathematical methods (geometric, group theoretical, variational, PDEs) in mechanics of materials with special emphasis on representation and understanding the role of inhomogeneities, phase transitions, their creation and evolution, talks on current work in any area of mechanics will be accepted.

Plenary lectures will be given by Richard James (University of Minnesota) (unconfirmed), David Owen (Carnegie-Mellon), and Gareth Parry (University of Nottingham).

Call for Papers

These participants who would like to speak at the meeting are requested to send a one-page abstract (in TeX/LaTeX, both the source file and the dvi file) by e-mail to Serge Preston at , with a copy to Marek Elzanowski at, no later than April 15, 2004.


Those interested in attending this meeting, are kindly requested to submit as soon as possible a pre-registration form, which can be found at

Source: Marek Elzanowski

AIMS' fifth international conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations

16-19 June 2004

California State Polytechnic University, USA

AIMS' fifth international conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (40 miles east of Los Angeles), June 16 - 19, 2004.

Sponsors: American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Cal Polytech Pomona.

Topics: the conference covers all the major research areas in analysis and dynamics. Equally emphasised are real-world applications in terms of modelling and computations.

Description: The conference will provide a unique international forum for the international community of mathematicians and scientists working in analysis, differential equations, dynamical systems, and their applications to real world problems in the forms of modelling and computation. The aim of this conference is to bring together the worldwide senior experts and young researchers as well to this beautiful city, Pomona, CA, to report recent achievements, exchange ideas, and address future trends of research, in a relaxing but stimulating environment.

Format: There will be one-hour plenary talks, 30-minute special session talks, and 20-minutes contributed talks.

Plenary Speakers (tentative): Peter Bates, Peter Constantin, Mark Lewis, Fanghua Lin, Stanley Osher, Ka-kit Tung, Jean-Christopher Yoccoz

Organising Committee: Ioana Mihaila, Martin Nakashima, Claudia Pinter-Lucke, Stephen Wirkus, Weiqing Xie (Chair, 

Scientific Committee: Jerry Bona, Shouchuan Hu (Chair,,  Xin Lu (Coordinator:, Wei-Ming Ni, Mitsuharu Otani, Roger Temam, Kak Lay Teo.

Deadlines: Early registration and abstract submission: March 1, 2004.

Proceedings: The conference proceedings will be published by AIMS-Press.

Funding: Some limited funding from NSF is expected to support graduate students and young researchers.

Information: How to submit abstracts and register, housing, deadlines, plenary speakers, special sessions, and more details will be posted at For local information, contact Dr. W. Xie. To organise a special session, contact Dr. S. Hu.

If you are interested, we can help you become a host for a future conference in this series

Source: Shouchuan Hu

Coupled Map Lattices 2004

21st June - 2nd July 2004

Institut Henri Poincare, Paris

This two week meeting will essentially consist of a school and a forum on CML and related areas. This structure, which by no means will be a classical conference, has been chosen so as to improve the communication between participants.

The school is intended to provide the state of art in the theory of CML and selected related topics. Invited lecturers will present a didactic exposition of the major results.

Around this main stream, there will be discussion sessions on relevant open problems and/or more specific results related to the lecture topics. In order to give the opportunity the other participants to presents their results, there will also be poster sessions. This structure is aimed to let some flexibility during the meeting.

Special young researchers and students sessions consisting of short communications may also be organised.

Intended Topics

Invited Lecturers:
V. Afraimovich, P. Ashwin, L. Bunimovich, R. Coutinho, B. Ermentrout, M. Floria, P. Glendinning, E. Jarvenpaa, W. Just, R. MacKay, Y. Maistrenko, A. Pikovsky.

Further Details:

Source: Peter Ashwin (

Mathematics for Industry

21-25 June 2004

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

The 13th ECMI conference will take place from 21-25 June 2004 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The conference will be devoted to mathematical and statistical modelling, analysis and simulation of problems arising in a practical context. In particular the following application areas have been chosen: Aerospace, Electronic industry, Chemical technology, Life sciences, Materials, Geophysics, Financial mathematics, Water flow.

The conference is intended for mathematicians, statisticians, scientists and engineers, both from industry and academia. ECMI conferences have a long-standing tradition of bringing together researchers from various disciplines, who work on often only seemingly different disciplines. The transversality of mathematics makes it a versatile tool in a large variety of applications, in particular when using it in computational modelling.

On each of the main topics there will be invited lectures by distinguished researchers. Besides, the conference will have minisymposia on these topics, both invited and contributed ones. Moreover there will an opportunity to give a contributed paper and a poster. A topic will typically be concentrated to period of 1-2 days, to accommodate attendees with less available time. Herewith we invite you to submit proposals on a topic in line with the themes of the conference.

Minisymposia: A minisymposium has a slot of 2 hours and will typically consist of 4 speakers. A proposal should consist of a two page abstract, with names and affiliations of potential speakers. The details are left to the organiser/proposer.
Contributed papers: A contributed oral paper will have 20 minutes. A proposal should contain a one page abstract and include full address.
Posters: There will be a number of poster sessions throughout the week.

There will be refereed conference proceedings, to be published by Springer Verlag.

Invited Plenary Speakers Among the speakers who have already accepted an invitation are:
S. Bisgaard Amherst, MA & Amsterdam
A. Friedman Columbus, OH
R. Helmig Stuttgart
J. Hinch Cambridge
J. Hunt London
C. Rossow Braunschweig)
F. Ruggeri Milano
B. Schrefler Padova
B. Trowbridge Oxford
M. Waterman Los Angeles, CA

Submission of interest now
Deadline for submission of proposals for minisymposia January 30, 2004
Deadline for papers and posters February 25, 2004
Notification of acceptance March 25, 2004

For further information, please consult the web page:

ECMI 2004 Conference Secretariat
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
PO Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 40 2472753
Fax: +31 40 2442489

2004 Workshop on Coupled Problems, Processes, and Phenomena

30 June to 7 July 2004

Orlando (Florida), USA

The 2004 Workshop on Coupled Problems, Processes, and Phenomena (CPPP: Modelling, Control, and Analysis) is embedded into the Fourth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts (WCNA-2004) which will be held in Orlando (Florida), USA from June 30, 2004 till July 7, 2004.

This workshop will concentrate on problems related to modelling, control, and analysis of coupled nonlinear systems, phenomena, and processes. Many applied and engineering problems require dealing with coupled effects which are essential to a better understanding of complex systems behaviour. Appropriate tools to study such systems are based on systems of partial (deterministic and stochastic) differential equations expressing fundamental laws of physics. The workshop will focus on both physical coupling and algorithmic coupling, as well as on hybrid systems where continuous and discrete dynamics have to be treated concurrently.

Contributions to the Workshop on Coupled Problems, Processes, and Phenomena are welcome from mathematicians, scientists, and engineers to discuss new models, analysis, algorithm development, and applications of coupled systems, processes, and phenomena. At this stage, prospective contributors are invited to submit an abstract of their presentation to one of the organisers (Professor Roderick Melnik at (Denmark), Professor Ralph Smith at (USA), or Professor Meir Shillor at European authors are encouraged to send their abstracts to Professor Roderick Melnik. The abstract should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, telephone and fax numbers, as well as e-mail address. The deadline for the abstract submission is December 19, 2003.

For further information please contact CPPP Workshop organisers or see

Source: Roderick Melnik (

Gordon Research Conference on 

Oscillations & Dynamic Instabilities in Chemical Systems

18 - 23 July 2004

Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

The Gordon Research Conference on "Oscillations & Dynamic Instabilities in Chemical Systems" will be held July 18 - 23, 2004 at historic Bates College in scenic Lewiston, Maine

Information on the conference will always be available at 

Source: John A. Pojman (

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