News, Expectations and Trends in Statistical Physics, NEXT-SigmaPhi
  3rd International Conference
13-18 August 2005, Kolymbari CRETE

Scope and Topics

Committees

Invited Speakers

Topical Workshops

Program and Abstract Booklet (NEW!)

Proceedings

Orthodox Academy of Crete

Deadlines


Registration

Location

Accomodation

Transportation

Sponsors





Scope and topics

An intense activity has been modifying and improving our understanding of statistical phys ics, extending its applicability considerably. 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 of the 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 dealing with general aspects and fundamental problems of statistical physics.
Moreover the Conference will include the following Topical Workshops :

Information Theory 

Physics of Networks

Physics of Risks & Econophysics

Stochastic Dynamics





PROGRAM




FINAL PROGRAM





ABSTRACT BOOKLET





LIST OF PRESENTATIONS





POSTER
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Last update: 11.07.2005




Committees
Conference Chair
G. Kaniadakis (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Organizing Committee
 
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)

Advisory Committee  

S.Abe (University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan)
M.Ausloos (Liege University, Belgium)
E.G.D.Cohen (Rockefeller University, N.Y.,USA)
A. Coniglio (Napoli University, Italy)
L. Delli Gatti (Università Cattolica, Italy)
D.J. Evans (Canberrra National Univ., Australia)
M. Gallegati (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)
P. Giaquinta (Messina University, Italy)
C. Gruber (Ecole Polyt. Fed. de Lausanne, Switzerland)
P. Hanggi (Augsburg University, Germany)
A. Hansen (Norw. Univ. of Science and Tech., Trondheim, Norway)
P. Harremoes (Copenhagen University, Denmark)
H. J. Haubold (Wien UN Outer Space Affairs, Austria)
A. Holevo (Moscow University, Russia)
J. Kertesz (Tech. Univ. of Budapest, Hungary)
J .L. Lebowitz (Rutgers University, Piscataway, USA)
F. Marchesoni (Università degli Studi di Camerino, Italy)
G. Morris (Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
D. Mukamel (Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel)
J. Naudts (Antwerpen University, Belgium)
G. Parisi (La Sapienza University, Roma, Italy)
L. Pietronero (Roma University La Sapienza, Italy)
A. Plastino (La Plata University, Argentina)
P. Quarati (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
L. Reggiani (Lecce University, Italy)
P. Richmond (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)
G. Rodgers (Brunel University United Kingdom)
M. San Miguel (Univ. Illes Balears, Spain)
D. Saad (Aston University, UK)
L. Schimansky-Geier (Humboldt-Univ., Berlin, Germany)
H. E. Stanley (Boston University, USA)
A. Stella (Padova University, Italy)
B. Tadic ( J. Stefan Institute Ljubljana, Slovenia)
F. Topsoe (Copenhagen University Denmark)
C. Tsallis (Rio de Janeiro CBPF, Brazil)
C. Van den Broeck (Diepenbeck University, Belgium)
I. Vajda (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague)


Invited Speakers

 

INVITED LECTURES

T. Arimitsu (Japan)
T. Biro (Hungary)
C. Beck (UK)
Z. Burda (Poland)
P. H. Chavanis (France)
P. Ditlevsen (Denmark)
S. N. Dorogovtsev (Portugal)
A. Erzan (Turkey)
M. Gallegati (Italy)
L. Gammaitoni (Italy)
Z. Gingl (Hungary)
G. Gonnella (Italy)
D. H. E. Gross (Germany)
A. Lawniczak (Canada)
M. H. Lee (USA)
N. Macris (Switzerland)
M. Marsili (Italy)
G. Morriss (Australia)
A. Motter (USA)
P. Quarati (Italy)
E. Ravasz (USA)
A. Robledo (Mexico)
S. Ruffo (Italy)
S. Solomon (Israel)
H. Suyari (Japan)
P. Talkner (Germany)
S. Thurner (Austria)
R. Toral (Spain)
Z. Toroczkai (USA)
H. Touchette (Canada)
R. Wijngaarden (Nederland)

KEYNOTE LECTURES

L. Borland (USA)
T. Dauxois (France)
S. Flach (Germany)
N. Gupte (India)
J. Naudts (Belgium)
H. Park (Korea)
C. Pennetta (Italy)
A. Plastino (Argentina)
A. Rapisarda (Italy)
P. Richmond (Ireland)
A. Stella (Italy)
X. Zotos (Greece)

TUTORIAL LECTURES

M. Ausloos (Belgium)
F. Marchesoni (Italy)
B. Tadic (Slovenia)
F. Topsoe (Denmark)

PLENARY LECTURES

E.G.D.Cohen (USA)
D. J. Evans (Australia)
P. Hanggi (Germany)
F. Izrailev (Mexico)
D. Mukamel (Israel)
G. Parisi (Italy)
L. Pietronero (Italy)
H. Takayasu (Japan)
C. Tsallis (Brazil, USA)





Deadlines


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


Topical Workshops

INFORMATION THEORY

Organizers: Flemming Topsøe and Peter Harremoes,
Department of Mathematics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The goal is to bridge the gap between the mathematical side and the physical side of information theory. The workshop will deal with

A tutorial introducing the above topics is also planned. Background material on information theory can be found in the Chapter: Classical Information Theory of the 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 material. Other contributions will deal with more specialized subjects but all have information theory and the objects of this theory as a common denominator.

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.


STOCHASTIC DYNAMICS

Organizers: Fabio Marchesoni, Department of Physics, University of Camerino,
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 applications.

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, researchers aim at minimizing noise effects as much as possible. However, it became clear lately that noise in out-of-equilibrium nonlinear systems can in fact 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.


Abstracts


An abstract (no longer than 2500 characters) should be submitted by 31 March 2005 to NEXT-SigmaPhi@polito.it Please use the following subject: Abstract Submission 'Presenting Author Name'
The abstract should be written in LateX (a sample abstract file can be downloaded here ).
Both .tex and .pdf files of the abstract should be submitted. 




Proceedings


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:

Physica A, Volume 305, Issue: 1-2, (2002) .

Physica A, Volume 340, Issue: 1-3, (2004) .



Proceedings of the NEXT-SigmaPhi 2005 Conference:

Physica A, Volume 365, Issue: 1, (June 1, 2006)
Proceedings in the arXiv

European Physical Journal B, Volume 50, No. 1-2, (March I-II 2006)
Proceedings in the arXiv


Registration


The registration fee for Participant includes:
1. Admission to all scientific sessions, Conference Kit, Abstract Booklet, Proceedings of the conference
2. Welcome Reception
3. Lunches
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
2. Lunches
3. Social dinner
4. Coffee breaks
The registration fee is 250 €




IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Please register sending the following  information by email:


First name:  
Last name(s):
Affiliation :
Department :
Country :
State :
ZIP code :
City :
Address :
Telephone :
Fax :
E-mail :
Registration fees for the NEXT-SigmaPhi Conference are as follows :

Full registration fee: 400 Euro

PhD Student registration fee: 330 Euro

Accompanying person registration fee: 250 Euro

    
Only for PhD students, please complete these fields :
PhD thesis title :
Supervisor :


Payment of registration fees can be made by bank transfer to :

NEXT-SigmaPhi Conference - Dip. Fisica - Politecnico di Torino
BANK NAME: UNICREDIT BANCA S.p.A. - Agenzia Politecnico 8060
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 000002551101    ABI: 02008    CAB: 01160
SWIFT CODE (BIC): UNCRITB1AG0
IBAN: IT51N0200801160000002551101
BANK ADDRESS: via Enrico D'Ovidio 5, I-10129 Torino, ITALY



Location


The Meeting will take place at the Conference Center of the

Orthodox Academy of Crete

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.


Accomodation



Single room  700 € (after June 30, 2005)
Double room  450 € (after June 30, 2005)
Double room with accompanying person  900 € (after June 30, 2005)

A deposit of EURO 150 per person per room is required to guarantee the reservation.

The quotes refer to 6 nights, and include:

-lodging
-breakfast
-dinners
-transfer from/to Chania airport (on 12 and on 18 August).
After 15 May 2005 accomodation is not guaranteed!
There is only a limited number of rooms for each option:
rooms will be thus reserved on a "first come, first served" basis.

Reservation is guaranteed only for registered people after the registration fee and a deposit of 150 € per person per room have been received.


Transfer from/to Chania Airport

Shuttle bus transfers from and to Chania Airport will be arranged on 12 and 18 August (4 transfers per day). The bus transfer will be available exclusively:
- for a minimum number of 10 registered participants
- upon reservation by email


Please download here the transfer timetable TRANSFER SCHEDULE: TIMETABLE

To book your bus transfer:

Please send an email to NEXT-SigmaPhi@polito.it with subject: CHANIA transfer NEXT-SIGMAPHI, specifying: (i) flight number, (ii) airline and (iii) arrival/departure time. Transfers will be reserved on a "first come, first served" basis.

Room reservation form


Please book your room sending the following information by email to NEXT-SigmaPhi:

First name:
Last name:
Affiliation :
Department:
Country:
State:
ZIP code:
City:
Address:
Telephone:
Fax:
E-mail:
Accompanying person's name:
Arrival date:
Departure date:

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 :

NEXT-SigmaPhi Conference - Dip. Fisica - Politecnico di Torino
BANK NAME: UNICREDIT BANCA S.p.A. - Agenzia Politecnico 60
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 000002551101    ABI: 02008    CAB: 01160
SWIFT CODE (BIC): UNCRITB1AG0
IBAN: IT51N0200801160000002551101
BANK ADDRESS: via Enrico D'Ovidio 6, I-10129 Torino, ITALY


Transportation

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


Sponsors

              Politecnico di Torino                             I.N.F.M                             UniversitÓ di Cagliari                             I.N.F.N                             UniversitÓ di Catania                             FacoltÓ di scienze - Catania              
Physics Department
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
I.N.F.M Physics Department
UniversitÓ di Cagliari, Italy
I.N.F.N Physics and Astronomy
Dep.UniversitÓ di Catania, Italy
I.N.F.N

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