UK Nonlinear News, May 1996

Workshop on Nonlinear Control
and Control of Chaos

17 - 28 June 1996: ICTP Trieste, Italy

Directors:
Eyad Abed (University of Maryland, College Park)
Hilda Cerdeira (ICTP, Trieste)
Celso Grebogi (University of Maryland, College Park)
This will be the first international forum focused on the subject of control of nonlinear phenomena in dynamical systems, and will bring together researchers from various fields. The recent surge of activity in the control of nonlinear dynamics is due to the perception that techniques for control of phenomena such as chaos and bifurcations can result in improved performance and operability in systems of various types. This work is already showing tremendous potential for applications in physics, chemistry, engineering and medicine.

A major goal of the Workshop will be to achieve a general and unifying perspective of the control of nonlinear dynamical behaviour. This perspective will aid researchers currently working in the area as well as those interested in the field whose experience may be in one of the application areas or in control theory. A classification of work in this field into broad categories and determination of connections among these categories will be sought. This classification will address fully the control of chaos, an area that has received great attention of late. Relationships between control of chaos, control of bifurcations, and traditional robust and nonlinear control theory will be investigated.

There is much to be gained from an integrated comparative examination of nonlinear dynamic control problems as they arise in these various applications. Application areas to be addressed in the Workshop include: lasers, electric power systems, jet engines, chemical processes, mechanical systems, secure communications, medicine, satellite dynamics, flight dynamics, thermal convection and fluidized beds. During the Workshop, lectures will be presented in the mornings and shorter presentations and informal discussions will be held in the afternoons. Participants are encouraged to send their abstracts for selection.

Tentative list of speakers:

E. Abed, University of Maryland; T. Arecchi, Università di Firenze; W. Ditto, Georgia Institute of Technology; C. Grebogi,University of Maryland; E.J. Kostelich, Arizona State University; J.Levine,Ecole Normale Supérieure des Mines; F. Moon, Cornell University; N. Nijmeijer, University of Twente; K. Showalter, West Virginia University; H. Troger, Technische Universitaet, Wien.

The Workshop is open to scholars from all countries which are members of the United Nations, IAEA or UNESCO. Participation is limited, and selection will be restricted to those with relevant research experience. As a rule, travel and subsistence expenses of the participants are borne by the home institution. However, some funds are available for a limited number of people from developing countries. Some funds from the European Commission are also available for young researchers, who are residents or nationals of countries of the European Economic Area. As scarcity of funds allows travel to be granted only in a few exceptional cases, every effort should be made by candidates to secure support for their fares from their home country. English will be the official language of the Workshop. There is no registration fee.

Sponsors: European Commission (EC), ICTP, SISSA.


Participation Form

This "Request for Participation" form, (also obtainable via e-mail: smr960@ictp.trieste.it, typing "get announcement" on the subject line, or via the Gopher Server: gopher.ictp.trieste.it) should be completed, signed and posted, to reach the ICTP not later than 15 March 1996.

                Workshop on Nonlinear Control and Control of Chaos
                                   I.C.T.P.
                                P.O. Box 586
                            I-34100 Trieste, Italy
TELEPHONE: (40) 2240540 CABLCENTRATOM TELEX: 460449 APH I TELEFAX  (40) 224531

                        WORKSHOP ON NONLINEAR CONTROL
                            AND CONTROL OF CHAOS
                             17 - 28 June 1996

To be completed (typed or in block letters) and returned, no later than 15
March 1996 to:

                        Workshop on Nonlinear Control
                                I.C.T.P.
                              P.O. Box 586
                       I-34100  Trieste,  Italy

Name:  __________________________________        Nationality:  _________________
  (Surname/family name)      (First names)

Date of birth:  _________  Country of permanent residence:  ____________________
          (year - month - day)                            (specify for how long)

Highest university degree: _________________ From: _____________________________

Institution (full name & address):  ____________________________________________

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Telephone No.  ________________Telefax No. ________________ Telex No.  _________

Electronic Mail:
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Research interests:

-  Keyword description of your current scientific activities:
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-  Sketch your current research work with full reference to published
papers on the subject relevant to the
    Workshop*  (if you have not done research on this area, please state
clearly the reasons for wishing to
    attend, as well as your professional level).

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* )  Attach any information you may feel is relevant for selection (this
however should not exceed 6
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(Important:  Please note that very few grants are available, and preference
in selecting participants will be given to eligible candidates who can
guarantee travel coverage by own local sources) [#].

 Please tick as appropriate:

   -   I can definitely find complete travel funds from local sources   _____

   or

   -   I  can definitely find half my travel funds from local sources   _____

I am requesting financial support from the ICTP for:

  -  Half travel  __     -  Full travel  __    -  Living allowance     __

I am NOT requesting financial support from the ICTP     __

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[#]     Candidates from European Economic Area countries are requested to
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                        EUROPEAN COMMISSION  (CEC)
                   Human Capital and Mobility (HCM) Grant

        The International Centre for Theoretical Physics gratefully
acknowledges support from the CEC, to help young scientists from the
European Economic Area to participate in the Workshop on Nonlinear Control
and Control of Chaos.  Upon receipt of the appropriate application form,
the ICTP will submit your name for some financial assistance.  The outcome
of selection for grants will be known only close to the time of the event
and, should you be one of those selected for support, we shall let you know
immediately.  The decision of the selection committee will be communicated
to all candidates.  Please read the following carefully.

Who is eligible for support?

        *       citizens of one of the following countries:

       Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal,
Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom;

        *       or persons resident and working in research in one of the
above                 countries for at least one year.

        If you comply with the above requisites, you may be eligible for a
grant under the CEC, Human Capital and Mobility Programme.

        Please complete the relevant application form, to be found on the
following pages, and return it together with our Registration and
Accommodation Form to the address indicated.

         Do not send the request to the CEC!

I wish to apply for a Human Capital and Mobility grant to attend:

Title of Workshop:

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Current or projected research activities and motives for wishing to attend
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Do you or your research group hold a grant from which Workshop
participation could be funded?
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Have you applied for a grant for this purpose from any other body?

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If yes, what result?

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EW/mc/17.05.93

Scientific publications of applicant (no more that 5, your best or most recent)
(Give title of paper, journal, volume and page numbers, authors)
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Estimated costs of travel to Workshop (using most economical air or second
class train fare)
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     FROM               TO           Means of   Return/Single       COST
                                     Support
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I declare the above truthful and sincere, that I do not expect to be funded
for Workshop participation from other sources except as above, and that if
awarded a grant by the Workshop organisers, I will not cover any expenses
from more than one funding source.

Signed...............................  Date ...................

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(Optional) Comments on benefit of participation from Supervisor, Department
Head, etc.

Name: ..................... Institution: ......................................

Position: ................... Relation with applicant: ........................

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