UK Nonlinear News, November 2003

LMS Scheme 3 meeting on Mathematics in Medicine and Biology 

18 February 2004, Loughborough University

The 1st meeting in the LMS Scheme 3 "Mathematics in Medicine and Biology" will take place at Loughborough University on Wednesday February 18th.

The program is as follows:

There will also be an evening meal at a local Loughborough restaurant. There is no registration fee to attend, but please contact John Terry ( if you are planning to come, in order that enough refreshments are available. Financial support of the LMS is gratefully acknowledged.

Source: John Terry <

One Day Ergodic Theory Meeting

26 March 2004, University of Surrey

This is part of a series of collaborative meetings between Liverpool University, Manchester University, Queen Mary, and Surrey University, supported by a Scheme 3 grant from the London Mathematical Society.

The invited speakers are: 

Oscar Bandtlow (Nottingham) TBA
Michael Field (Houston) Stability of rapid mixing for hyperbolic flows 
Sebastien Gouezel (Paris) Decay of correlations for nonuniformly expanding maps

Further details can be found on the web-page at 

If you have further questions, please contact Ian Melbourne at or 01483 689643

Source: Ian Melbourne <

Workshop on Analysis and Continuation of Bifurcations 

19-21 May 2004, Seville

This meeting is organized by the Research Group on Dynamical Systems in Engineering of the Department of Applied Mathematics of the Engineering School of the University of Seville. It continues a series of informal and lively meetings organized by W. Govaerts and Y. Kuznetsov (in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Gent) and by A. Champneys, B. Krauskopf, H. Osinga and S. Wiggins (in Bristol). The focus is on the continuation and analysis of local and global bifurcations in:

The workshop will take place at the engineering school in Sevilla and we are trying to arrange a block reservation at a nearby Hotel for all the participants. The idea is to arrive on Wednesday and leave Saturday or Sunday (for the flights). The sooner we know the number of participants the better.

Please visit the web page 

or send a message to for further information.

Source: Jorge Galan Vioque <>

8th Experimental Chaos Conference 

14-17 June 2004, Florence, Italy

The Experimental Chaos Conference is a biennial meeting that focuses on the forefront of experimental work in the field of chaos and nonlinear dynamics. Our primary sponsor has been and continues to be Dr. Michael F. Shlesinger, Chief Scientist for Nonlinear Science, US Office of Naval Research. This distinctive meeting attracts an international mix of researchers from a broad range of fields. Since the first meeting in 1991, the conference has continued to flourish. The 8th Experimental Chaos Conference will be held from 14-17 June 2004 in Florence. 

Included Topics: 


See the web site: or contact Lou Pecora:

The deadline for abstracts is extended to 29 Feb. 2004.

Source: Louis M. Pecora <>

Symmetries and Integrability of Difference Equations: EuroConference on Analytic Difference Equations, Special Functions and Quantum Models on the Lattice

19-24 June 2004, Helsinki, Finland.

Chair: Jarmo Hietarinta (FI, Turku University, FI)

Vice-Chair: Frank Willem Nijhoff (NL, Leeds University, UK)



This meeting is the second in a series of two devoted to discrete systems and their integrability and symmetries (the first took place in Giens, France, 2002). This second conference will emphasise linear and nonlinear special functions, associated quantum problems and geometry.

The topics covered in this meeting will include: 

Financial support

A certain number of grants will be available for young researchers - 35 or under - who are nationals of a Member State of the European Union or of an Associated State and who are active inside or outside these Member or Associated States at the time of the event. Associated States are: Bulgaria, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Applications from female researchers are encouraged.

Deadline for applications: 19 March 2004.

Scientific programme, application form and practical information are accessible on-line via 

Source: Corinne Le Moal <

3rd International School on Topics In Nonlinear Dynamics (Discrete Dynamical Systems and Applications)

7-9 July 2004, Urbino, Italy

The 3rd International School TOPICS IN NONLINEAR DYNAMICS: "Discrete Dynamical Systems and Applications", organized by the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity (SICC) in cooperation with the Group of dynamicists of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Urbino, is primarily oriented to young researchers and PhD students interested in the theory and applications of nonlinear discrete dynamical systems represented by iterated maps.

Aim of the school is to cover both introductory and advanced topics. The basic theory and the methods of local and global analysis of discrete dynamical systems are introduced through examples and are applied to the modelling of dynamical systems arising in Physics, Economics and Biology.

The topics of the school are


For information and applications, visit the website 

Source: Laura Gardini <

ICMS Workshop on Mathematical Issues in Nonlinear Optics: Guided Waves in Inhomogeneous Nonlinear Media

18-24 July 2004, Edinburgh

As part of the 2004 programme of the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh, the above workshop is being held, using premises at Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh in addition to the ICMS rooms at 14 India Street.

The meeting will include surveys of recent analytical and numerical advances for optical systems far from the NLS regime; identification of phenomena and theory likely to be important to near-future developments; provision of plentiful opportunity for interaction and discussion allowing focus on problems of practical and mathematical importance, for example: Travelling, accelerating and breathing pulses, spatial bound states and multi-bump bound states; stability and bifurcation analysis; waves and pulses in materials with micro-structure, nanostructure and photonic band-gaps; vector solitons, gap solitons and embedded solitons; dissipative solitons; competing nonlinearities; gratings and dispersion-managed systems.

The format will include around 20 one-hour lectures, around 15 30-minute talks and opportunities for display and discussion of posters and software.

The Workshop is being held with funding from E.P.S.R.C., from EPFL, Lausanne, from The Edinburgh Mathematical Society and from the ICIAM 99 Fund. Although space is limited and so attendance is by invitation only, participation by younger researchers is encouraged. Intending participants should contact Professor David Parker (, including a short summary of relevant research interests.

Around 50 participants are expected, including many leading international experts in the field. Provisional speaking acceptances include: 

Source: David Parker <>

8th International Workshop on Variable Structure Systems (VSS'04) 

6-8 September 2004, Vilanova i la Geltru (Spain) 

VSS'04 is the eighth in a series of biannual workshops bringing together researchers in the VSS area to discuss and share the latest developments in theoretical and application aspects of variable structure systems.

The workshops will be held at the Engineering School of Vilanova i la Geltru, a small town on the Mediterranean coast, 50 km south of Barcelona, a zone well known for both its cultural attractions and its beaches.

Subject areas

Technical presentations concerning mathematical formulation, design principles, application studies and engineering design issues of VSS and VSS-related methodologies are solicited.

Important dates

Submissions should be sent as attached PDF files to 

Please provide full information about the contact author in the body of the message. Papers should be formatted preferably in LaTeX using the IEEE transactions class (ieeetran.cls, version V1.6b) or similar.

For any inquiry about the workshop, please feel free to contact

Dr. Enric Fossas
Institute of Control and Industrial Engineering 
Technical University of Catalonia 
Diagonal 647, 11a. pl. 
Barcelona 08028 

Phone: +34 934017779
Fax: +34 934016605 

More information will be provided in the website 

Source: Gerard Olivar <>

EPSRC Summer School on Cell adhesion and migration: the interface with tissue engineering

6-10 September 2004, University of Nottingham.

The second of two Summer Schools on "Cell adhesion and migration: the interface with tissue engineering" is being run by the Centre for Mathematical Medicine at the University of Nottingham from 6-10 September 2004. This interdisciplinary event will provide students from a range of backgrounds with an overview of the background biology, experimental and modelling techniques, and practical applications of tissue engineering. Financial support for suitably qualified graduate students will be available from EPSRC.

See for further details.

Closing date for registration: 1 June 2004

Source: O.E. Jensen <

5th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems 

8-10 September, 2004 K.U. Leuven, Belgium. 

The objective of this IFAC workshop is to bring together specialists in the field of control of time-delay systems. High level contributions on the many aspects of this research area, ranging from theory over numerics to various applications, are awaited. Contributions on related domains (e.g. control of uncertain systems, 2D and nD systems, tele-operated control systems) will be considered with great interest, provided they contain relations with time-delay systems. In order to provide a joint forum for and create interaction between specialists in control and numerical mathematics, and to increase industrial participation, special attention will be paid to:

Plenary Speakers


Submissions should be done electronically using the procedure available at the conference web-site. 


Source: Wim Michiels <>

Piecewise Smooth Dynamical Systems: Analysis, Numerics and Applications 

13-16 September 2003, University of Bristol 

The second international workshop of the Bristol Centre for Applied Nonlinear Mathematics, funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Research Council (EPSRC), will be focused on "Piecewise Smooth Dynamical Systems: Analysis, Numerics and Applications". The meeting will take place in Bristol from 13th to 16th September 2004.

The main aim of this meeting is to encourage and stimulate interaction and debate between researchers working on the analysis, control and applications of piecewise smooth dynamical systems. We especially want to foster links between experimentalists and theoreticians. Young researchers are particularly encouraged to participate in the meeting and present a short talk or poster. The meeting will be highly informal in nature; experts in the field will discuss current challenges and open problems with plenty of time for questions and discussions, following the highly successful model of the Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos meeting we organized in Bristol in 2001, and the first Bristol Centre for Applied Nonlinear Mathematics workshop, on Delay Equations and their Applications.

Invited speakers (confirmed):

The Bristol Centre for Applied Nonlinear Mathematics is a £1.1 million EPSRC critical mass research centre and one of the largest mathematics projects ever funded in the UK. It has five scientific themes which provide the mathematical technologies for dynamic substructuring of engineering systems.

For more details, and to register, please visit and bookmark the conference website at 

The closing date for registrations is Friday 30th April 2004.

Source: Martin Homer <

Advanced Summer School on Nonlinear Waves in Fluids: Recent advances and modern applications

September 20-24 2004, CISM, Udine, Italy


Although nonlinear waves occur in nearly all branches of physics and engineering, there is an amazing degree of agreement about the fundamental concepts and the basic paradigms. To a large extent this has arisen due to the pervasiveness of the soliton concept, demonstrated by the ubiquity of such model equations as the Korteweg-de Vries equation and the nonlinear Schrodinger equation. The aim of this week-long course is to present the basic paradigms of nonlinear waves in fluids, describe how these paradigms have been built on and developed emphasising the most recent work, and how the modern theory is used to understand and inform observations and numerical simulations.

Course Outline

The lectures will cover asymptotic methods of derivation of canonical evolution equations, such as those belonging to the Korteweg-de Vries type, the wave packet equations developed from the nonlinear Schrodinger model, the resonant wave interaction equations and the Zakharov kinetic equations, descriptions of the basic solution techniques, both analytical and numerical, of these evolution equations, and the most relevant and compelling modern applications. These themes are interlocked, and this will be demonstrated throughout the lecture series. The lectures will focus on applications in fluids, with a strong emphasis on inviscid flows, and a bias towards geophysical applications. The course will be composed of 4 days of lectures, followed by a 1/2-day workshop session.


For further details go the CISM web site: and follow links from Activities.

Source: Roger Grimshaw <

Self Organization in Nonequilibrium Systems

24-25 September 2004, Belgrade, Serbia

An international conference on nonlinear dynamics Self-organization in Non-equilibrium Processes will be held from 24-25th September 2004 as the satellite of the 7th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry Physical Chemistry 2004 (September 21-23, 2004).

All details can be found at 

Source: Vilmos Gaspar <

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