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.
The deadline for abstracts is extended to 29 Feb. 2004.
The focus of this meeting will be on the application of mathematical
tools from numerical analysis and modelling to the dynamics and
learning within a single neuron with branched dendritic structure.
Some financial support is available, in particular for PhD and
This meeting is supported by the ICIAM99 fund (administered by the LMS).
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.
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.
This meeting is the 2nd international conference on Nonlinear Dynamics
organised by the Mathematics Division of
the National Centre for Theoretic Sciences (NCTS) of Taiwan.
For more information, please visit to the website
The third edition of the
Jornades d'introducciÓ als sistemes dinÀmics (JISD2004),
will be held from June 28 to July 3, 2004 at the
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), in Barcelona.
The JISD2004, as well as the Doctoral Programme in Applied Mathematics,
is supported by a Spanish grant "Mencion de calidad en programas
de doctorado", and there will be some grants for tuition.
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 final PANDA (Pattern Formation, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications)
meeting of the year will be held on Thursday July 8th 2004 in the
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Surrey.
|Bjorn Sandstede ||Surrey|
|Spiral waves, and (some of) their instabilities|
|Growing global invariant manifolds|
Contributed research talks follow in the afternoon. If you would like
to speak please contact
with a title.
Postdocs and research students are warmly encouraged to attend, especially
as speakers, and will be given preference in financial support.
Further details, including programme and travel information can be found on:
For further information contact
9th July 2004, Exeter
The third LMS Meeting in this series will take place on the 9th July at the
University of Exeter. Invited speakers include Peter Ashwin (Exeter), Andrew
Bassom (Exeter), Matt Finn (Nottingham), Andrew Stuart (Warwick) and Christos
Vassilicos (Imperial). Any research students or postdoctoral researchers
interested in speaking or giving a poster should contact
Andrew Gilbert, from whom more
information about the meeting may be obtained.
14-26 July 2004, Patras and Ancient Olympia, GREECE
Theme of the Summer School Conference
Complexity, or the "study of complex systems", has emerged out the need to
under stand complicated problems of the Natural and Social Sciences. In
recent years, efforts to solve s uch problems have concentrated upon the use
of analytical and numerical methods of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems,
Chaos Theory and Fractal Geometry.
Aims of the Summer School & Conference
- Identify the various properties, which are common to many different
complex systems now under study in the Natural and Social Sciences.
- Teach the fundamental principles of Complexity derived from the fields of
Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos and Fractals to selected graduate students
from different countries.
- Encourage the cooperation among scientists working on the theory and
applications of complex systems in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry,
Biology and Economics.
Conference web site:
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 (D.F.Parker@ed.ac.uk),
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:
- Mark Ablowitz (Boulder)
- Alejandro Aceves (Albuquerque)
- Nail Akhmediev (Canberra)
- Antonio Ambrosetti (Trieste)
- John Arnold (Glasgow)
- Marino Badiale (Turin)
- Vieri Benci (Pisa)
- Jared Bronski (Madison)
- Alan Champneys (Bristol)
- Demetrios Christodoulides (Orlando)
- Gadi Fibich (Tel Aviv)
- Ildar Gabitov (Tucson)
- Philip Holmes (Princeton)
- David Hutchings (Glasgow)
- Chris Jones (Raleigh)
- Bill Kath (Evanston)
- Yuri Kivshar (Canberra)
- Yuji Kodama (Ohio State)
- Nathan Kutz (Seattle)
- Peter Miller (Ann Arbor)
- George Papanicolaou (Stanford)
- Philip Russell (Bath)
- Bjorn Sandstede (Ohio State/ Surrey)
- Mordechai Segev (Haifa)
- Eric Sere (Paris-Dauphine)
- Noel Smyth (Edinburgh)
- George Stegeman (CREOL, Orlando)
- Dmitri Skryabin(Bath)
- Stefano Trillo (Ferrara)
- William Troy (Pittsburgh)
- Vadim Zharnitsky (Urbana-Champaign)
- H.-S. Zhou (Wuhan)
Source: David Parker <D.F.Parker@ed.ac.uk>
2-12 August 2004, Durham
The meeting will concentrate on topological solitons and other
extended structures, and their relevance and applications in physics
The meeting will take the form of a LMS-type Symposium. Hence there
will be some talks, but there will also be plenty of time for
discussion and reflection. The latter will include panel discussions
on applications of topological solitons, in the form of short
contributions from participants (chosen by the 'chairs') followed by discussion
on what can be done and why, what is useful and what is not
etc. The plan is to have three such sessions - one on applications
in biology, one on particle physics and astrophysics applications, and
one on applications in solid state and condensed matter physics.
It is hoped that at the end of the Symposium all participants will have
a clearer understanding on where the field is going, and what applications are
If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact
W.J. Zakrzewski or
R.S. Ward at Durham.
11-13 August 2004, Lima, Peru.
The seminar will be held from August 11-13, 2004 at the main campus of
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, PERU. The intention is to
promote theoretical approaches and mathematical tools in biology and
medicine within a South American context and to facilitate the development
of new technologies in applications relevant to our necessities.
The first announcement and call for papers with more specific information
is available at:
8-21 August 2004, Leicester UK
- algorithms for force evaluation, integration, and sampling;
- methods for structure prediction and conformation dynamics;
- Determination of reaction paths and free energy profiles;
- modelling of force fields and implicit solvents
- multiscale techniques for quantum-classical and classical-elastic
Following on the earlier meetings in this series (Kansas 1994, Berlin
York 2000), AM3 comes for the first time to the UK in 2004. The
speaker list is being
finalised and will include leading researchers drawn from the
chemistry, computer science, mathematics and molecular biology
meeting is a cooperative activity of the Society for Industrial and Applied
Mathematics' Life Sciences Activity Group. This is an excellent
opportunity for the
UK mathematics community to connect with an important application
modellers working in a variety of areas are discovering the importance
molecular-level aspects, and related particle formulations such as
hydrodynamics are proving useful in fluid dynamics simulation. The
focus of this
series of meetings is on bimolecular models.
Further information regarding this meeting (including preliminary
is available on the conference website:
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.
Technical presentations concerning mathematical formulation, design
principles, application studies and engineering design issues of VSS and VSS-related
methodologies are solicited.
- Submission deadline (full papers): April 30th, 2004.
- Communication of acceptance: May 31st, 2004.
- Camera-ready submission: June 30th 2004.
Submissions should be sent as attached PDF files to email@example.com
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.
Phone: +34 934017779
Fax: +34 934016605
More information will be provided in the website http://anduril.eupvg.upc.es/vss04
Source: Gerard Olivar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
The afternoon of 8 September will be set aside for a half-day meeting on
Mathematical Biology, supported by the LMS.
for further details.
Closing date for registration: 1 June 2004
Source: O.E. Jensen <Oliver.Jensen@nottingham.ac.uk>
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:
numerical methods for time-delay systems
applications, emphasising delay effects in telecommunication
S. Drakunov (Tulane University)
R. Srikant (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
G. Stepan (Budapest University of Technology and
Submission of a manuscript: March 15, 2004
Submission of an invited session proposal: March 15,
Submissions should be done electronically using the procedure
available at the conference web-site.
Source: Wim Michiels <Wim.Michiels@cs.kuleuven.ac.be>
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
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 organised in Bristol in 2001, and the first Bristol Centre for
Applied Nonlinear Mathematics workshop, on Delay Equations and their
Invited speakers (confirmed):
- Karl Popp (Universit„t Hanover, Germany)
- Manfred Morari (ETH Z’rich, Switzerland)
- Erik Mosekilde (Technical University of Denmark)
- James Yorke (University of Maryland, USA)
- Harry Dankowicz (Virginia Tech, USA)
- Arne Nordmark (KTH, Sweden)
- Yuri Kuznetsov (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
- Lawrence Virgin (Duke University, USA)
- Enric Fossas (Technical University of Catalonia, Spain)
- Mikael Johansson (KTH, Sweden)
- Chris Budd (University of Bath, UK)
- Marian Wiercigroch (University of Aberdeen, UK)
- Vladimir Babitsky (Loughborough University, UK)
- Zhanybai Zhusubalyiev (Kursk State Technical University, Russia)
- Fabio Dercole (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
- Soumitro Banerjee (Indian Institute of Technology, India)
The Bristol Centre for Applied Nonlinear Mathematics is a ú1.1 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 http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/anm/workshop-b/
The closing date for registrations is Friday 30th April 2004.
Source: Martin Homer <Martin.Homer@bristol.ac.uk>
13-18 September 13-18 2004, Vietri sul Mare (Salerno),
Speech processing is basic to the study of a very broad range of
interesting problems, including audio and video communication
technologies, speech acoustics and analysis, speech recognition and
synthesis, speech coding, and general communication theory.
The aim of this school is to present the facts and the theories of
nonlinear speech processing and the last findings reported in the field
thus providing a background for further studies in the many related fields.
- Speech Coding;
- Speech Synthesis;
- Speaker Identification and Verification;
- Speech Recognition;
- Speech Enhancement.
Further details can be found at
20-24 September 2004, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras, Portugal)
The School is organised by the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC), and
it is endorsed by the Centro Internacional de Matematica (CIM). It is
aimed at students and early postdocs interested in research at the
interface between mathematics, biology and medicine. Topics include
population dynamics and genetics, ecology, epidemiology, immunology and
developmental biology. Applicants should send a short CV and a letter of
motivation by the 16 July to the contact below.
|Rafael Bravo|| University of Alcama, Spain|
|Jacob Koella|| Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France|
|Gil McVean|| University of Oxford, UK|
|Graham Medley|| University of Warwick, UK|
|Markus Owen|| University of Loughborough, UK|
|Alan Perelson|| Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA|
|Lee Segel|| The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel|
Further details and application forms at the MBM2004 website:
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.
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.
- Roger Grimshaw
- Frederic Dias
- Jacques Vanneste
- Oliver Buhler
- Vladimir Zeitlin
- Guoxiang Huang.
For further details go the CISM web site: http://www.cism.it
and follow links from Activities.
Source: Roger Grimshaw <R.H.J.Grimshaw@lboro.ac.uk>
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 http://www.ffh.bg.ac.yu/dfhs/konferencije/Publication1.htm
Source: Vilmos Gaspar <email@example.com>
7-9 October 2004, Brussels, Belgium
The International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry
wish to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Henri Poincaré
by organizing an international symposium on historical and current
aspects of his scientific legacy.
This Symposium will be held at Brussels next October 8-9, 2004. This
event is organized
in close collaboration with the two Brussels Universities (ULB and VUB).
For more information, see
(under activities 2004).
There is no registration fee but because of organisational purposes,
we urge participants to register by sending an e-mail to
Ms. Isabelle Juif.
21-23 October 2004, Frejus, France
We are please to announce the meeting "Hamiltonian Systems,
Control and Plasma Physics" which will be held from October 21 to 23,
2004 in Frejus (Mediterranean coast, France). This meeting is a
satellite meeting of the 12th International Congress on Plasma Physics
held in Nice from October 25 to 29, 2004.
Scope of the meeting
To report and discuss the recent advances in Control of
transport in Hamiltonian systems with applications in plasma physics and
related fields. The meeting will focus on theoretical contributions as
well as experimental set-ups and results. Four point de vue / review
talks per day, short communications, and a poster session will be
More information, list of speakers and registration details are
available on the web page
24-28 January 2005, Massey Univesity at Albany, Auckland,
This is being organised by the Centre for Mathematics in Industry, Massey
University, Auckland, New Zealand.
It immediately precedes the annual Applied Mathematics
Conference: ANZIAM2005, in Napier, NZ.
Industries who wish to present a problem are invited to contact the Director.
All mathematicians invited to attend free.
This the key conference in the UK offering a regular forum to present
academic research on developments in computational mechanics. Each year
the meeting is held in a different UK University. The aim is to report
on a wide range of research activities in the areas of nonlinear
deformable solids and structures, fluid flow, bio, geo and
thermo-chemical numerical analysis. The 2005 conference will focus on
identifying (i) novel algorithms for solving highly non-linear problems
(pseudo code is encouraged in the papers), (ii) applications taking
advantage of multi-processor computing systems and high-end
visualisation techniques and (iii) cross-disciplinary research; with a
special interest in studies embracing the work of physicists and
Authors are invited to submit short (4-page) papers to Dr Roger Crouch
(e-mail address given below) by the 1st March 2005; preferably written
using LaTeX (format to be supplied by R Crouch). The authors of the best
5 papers will be invited to extend their work into a fuller paper to be
published (after peer review) in a special issue in the international
journal Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering.
Presentation of original work from postgraduate students and research
assistants/associates, in the process of completing their PhD, is
At the Sheffield conference, a representative from EPSRC will be
invited to help advise on the strategy for Computational Mechanics
research in the UK. A fuller web-page giving further details of the
meeting will go live in the summer of 2004. If anyone requires more
information at this stage, please contact
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