An intense activity has been modifying and improving our
understanding of statistical phys ics, extending its applicability
Important developments relating equilibrium and nonequilibrium
statistical physics, classical and relatistivic kinetic theory,
classical and quantum dynamical systems, information theory have produced a new
understanding of the properties of complex systems requiring in many
cases the extension of the Boltzmann-Shannon formalism. The main goal
third edition of the conference News, EXpectations and Trends in
Statistical Physics (NEXT-SigmaPhi) is to aggregate senjor and young
researchers, to synthesize the results of recent activities in order to
identify and address future perspectives in the field.
The program will include the following topics:
Fundamental concepts: Boltzmann statistical mechanics, generalized entropies and distributions in statistical physics and information theory Generalized statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, nonextensive theory, kinetic theory, fluctuations, relaxation phenomena, random processes, dynamical systems, chaos, turbulence, long-range interactions and small systems.
Applications: Information theory, Optimization Techniques, Econophysics, Risk, Networks, Traffic Flows, Biology, Sociology, Seismology, Astrophysics, Particle and Nuclear Physics, Plasma and Condensed Matter.
Format: The Conference will be organized in Sessions
with general aspects and fundamental problems of statistical physics.
Moreover the Conference will include the following Topical Workshops :
Physics of Networks
Physics of Risks & Econophysics
A. Carbone (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
P. Damianou (Cyprus University, Nicosia, Cyprus)
A. Devoto (Cagliari University, Italy)
D. Ellinas (Polytechnic of Crete, Chania, Greece)
M. Lissia (Cagliari INFN, Italy)
R. Mantegna (Palermo University, Italy)
G. Mezzorani (Cagliari University, Italy)
A. Provata (Athens, Democritos NRC, Greece)
A. Rapisarda (Catania University, Italy)
L. Rondoni (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
S. Ruffo (Firenze University, Italy)
G. Tsironis (University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece)
INVITED LECTUREST. Arimitsu (Japan)
KEYNOTE LECTURESL. Borland (USA)
M. Ausloos (Belgium)
F. Marchesoni (Italy)
B. Tadic (Slovenia)
F. Topsoe (Denmark)
PLENARY LECTURESE.G.D.Cohen (USA)
15 November 2004: list of invited talks
22 December 2004: 1st call for abstracts
31 March 2005: abstract submission deadline
30 April 2005: abstract acceptance notification
30 May 2005: preliminary conference program (published on the web site)
30 June 2005: deadline for discounted Registration Fee and Hotel rates
15 July 2005: last day for registration
31 July 2005: final Conference program (published on the web site)
13 - 18 August 2005: Conference
30 September 2005: deadline for manuscript submission
Organizers: Flemming Topsøe and Peter Harremoes,
Department of Mathematics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
A tutorial introducing the above topics is also
planned. Background material on information theory can be found in the Chapter:
Classical Information Theory
Handbook on the Phylosophy of the Information
(via this link you also find other relevant material).
This will allow
some presentations to relate findings to the background
Other contributions will deal with more specialized subjects but all
have information theory and the objects of this theory as a common
The workshop will take from 1 to 3 half-days.www.math.ku.dk/~topsoe/ www.math.ku.dk/~moes/
PHYSICS OF NETWORKS
Organizer: Bosiljka Tadic,
Theoretical Physics Department, J. Stefan Institute, Ljubljana
In the recent years networks invaded all sciences. The complex networks geometry is a basis for rich phenomena and emergent properties, offering a prospective field for new theoretical concepts and research methods.
The Workshop on "Networks" as part of the International Conference NEXT Sigma Phi 2005 will focus on several aspects of current Statistical Physics Research on Complex Networks. The emphasis is on the interplay between different approaches and understanding universal properties of real -world networks. The following general topics will be considered
(1) Trends in Theory of Networks
(2) Modeling Network Topology, Function & Processes
(3) Real-World Networks and Complex Systems Dynamics
and will cover recent activity in theory of evolving networks and
graphs, ensembles of networks, spectra and self-organized networks, the
interplay of stochastic processes and topology of the network
substrate, and application to real data such as earth-quakes, gene
expressions, financial data and social interactions, and complex
systems dynamics which can
be represented as a network problem.
A tutorial dealing with the introductory concepts is also planned mainly addressed to the beginner researchers in the field. Background material for the tutorial part of the workshop will be post on the NEXT2005-homepage by the end of March 2005. The workshop will take from 1 to 3 half-days with approximately 10-20 speakers.Further info at: www-fl.ijs.si/~tadic/WS05.html
PHYSICS OF RISKS & ECONOPHYSICS
Organizer: Marcel Ausloos,
University of Liege, Belgium
The quantitative analysis and planning of risk is becoming a matter of priority to the management and control of different social, biological and technological systems as finance, food lines, virus spreading in humans and electronic networks, flood and landslides, traffic in the air, on the sea and on hard ground, climate in general, rupture of materials, economy disruption (strikes or machine failure) and many others.
Past performances of systems showing different degrees of randomness, ranging (but not including) from the fully stochatics to the deterministic, might help to envisage, quantify and assessing the possibility of their predictability.
The Workshop on the "PHYSICS OF RISKS & ECONOPHYSICS" will offer a perspective on new theoretical models, tools and application. The Workshop as part of the International Conference NEXT- SigmaPhi 2005 will, in particular, allow to exchange and spread the above ideas from Statistical Mechanics foundamentals to the other research and application fields mainly including Networks, Biophysics, Stochastic Dynamics, Information and Communication Theory.
The workshop will take from 1 to 3 half-days with approximately 10-20 speakers.
A tutorial dealing with the introductory concepts is also planned mainly addressed to the young researchers in the field. Background material for the tutorial part of the workshop will be post on the NEXT2005-homepage by the end of March 2005.
Organizers: Fabio Marchesoni, Department of Physics, University
Lutz Schimanski-Geier, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Due to the upcoming centenary of Einstein's 'miracle year' in 2005,
numerous activities, exhibitions, and conferences are presently being
prepared worldwide on Brownian motion and related topics. At variance
with such large events, the organizers of this Workshop intend to
gather at NEXT2005 a small number of qualified experts from different
areas of natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, medicine to
discuss in a more relaxed and technical format on the state of the art
of Brownian motion and its future cross-disciplinary developments and
Particular attention will be devoted to a new view that has been
developing in recent years. Traditionally, noise related to microscopic
Brownian motion degrades the information contained in the system
response, destroys temporal and spatial patterns. Hence, in most cases,
at minimizing noise effects as much as possible. However, it became
clear lately that noise in out-of-equilibrium nonlinear systems can in
act in the opposite way: Noise can be exploited to magnify certain
properties of the nonlinear system response, thus realizing new ordered
behaviours or enhancing signal transmission. Transport in ion-channels,
synchronization/coherence in chemical and biological extended systems,
virus propagation, forecasting protocols are just a few examples that
illustrate the subtle beneficial synergy between noise and nonlinearity.
A tutorial dealing with the introductory concepts is also planned mainly addressed to the beginner researchers in the field. Background material for the tutorial part of the workshop will be post on the NEXT2005-homepage by the end of March 2005. The workshop will take from 1 to 3 half-days with approximately 10-20 speakers.
The invited talks and the contributions, accepted after standard referral process, will be published
in the Proceedings of the Conference,
as a special issue of the European Journal of Physics B and of the Physica A.
Editors: G. Kaniadakis, A. Carbone, M. Lissia.
The submission of a paper implies that it represents original work not previously published and not considered for publication elsewhere.
A copy of the Proceedings will be sent to every registered participant.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 30 September 2005. Details concerning manuscript length will be given during the Conference.
Proceedings of the previous editions of the Conference are available at:
Proceedings of the NEXT-SigmaPhi 2005 Conference:
The registration fee for Participant includes:
1. Admission to all scientific sessions, Conference Kit, Abstract Booklet, Proceedings of the conference
2. Welcome Reception
4. Gala Dinner
5. Coffee Breaks
The registration fee is 400 €
PhD Student registration fee is 330 €
The registration fee for Accompanying Person includes:
1. Welcome Reception
3. Social dinner
4. Coffee breaks
The registration fee is 250 €
Please register sending the following information by email:
ZIP code :
Registration fees for the NEXT-SigmaPhi Conference are as follows :
Full registration fee: 400
PhD Student registration fee: 330 Euro
Accompanying person registration fee: 250 Euro
Only for PhD students, please complete these fields :
PhD thesis title :
The Meeting will take place at the Conference Center of the
located in Kolymbari in the Chania Prefecture of Crete (Greece), about 40 Km far from the Chania Airport and about 30 Km far from the center of Chania.
The quotes refer to 6 nights, and include:
Reservation is guaranteed only for registered people after the registration fee and a deposit of 150 € per person per room have been received.
Reservation is guaranteed only for registered people after the registration fee and a deposit of 150 € per person per room have been received.Payment can be made by bank transfer to :
The Third International Conference NEXT Sigma Phi will be held at
the Orthodox Academy of Crete (Greece).
The Academy is located on the North-West coast of Crete, a beach resort about 2 Km far from the town of Kolymbari and 35 Km far from the Chania Airport
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
UniversitÓ di Cagliari, Italy
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Dep.UniversitÓ di Catania, Italy