General Information


The main focus of the Workshop is to discuss problems and prospects in the area of complex system physics and its applications to broad spectrum of problems from physics, biology, natural disasters and social sciences with special focus on nonlinear evolution, extreme events, crise and critical phenomena.
Remarkable feature of the contemporary physics is the fact that it has become quite interdisciplinary area of science. This is happened mainly because of the progress in complex system physics and nonlinear dynamics. Indeed, by late 1990s application area of complex system physics and nonlinear dynamics have covered not only natural sciences but economy, finance, environmental and social sciences, too. In particular, methods and tools of complex system physics have been applied in such areas as neuroscience, epidemiology, economy, finance, seismology, environmental, medico-biological sciences and other non-physical disciplines. The main problem to be solved using the methods of nonlinear dynamics is the theoretical prediction of the evolution of a complex system. This makes nonlinear dynamics an important tool for solving many problems related to complex systems such as modeling of epidemics and diseases, disaster modeling and forecasting, evolution controlling, macroeconomics and finance modeling, chaos controlling and other complex processes in different natural, environmental and social systems. One of the most important applications nonlinear dynamics and statistical physics is exploring of complex networks that can be used as models of different natural and social systems. For example, studying complex phenomena in social systems using the complex network approach is becoming challenging problem which allows to predict conflicts and other critical events in society and social systems. Also, such applications have become subject of extensive studies in recently emerged area, so-called econophysics which uses statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics for modeling macroeconomic and financial systems. Another important issue in this context is modeling of conflicts, crises and wars using methods of the complex system physics. This challenging topic is of importance for prediction and preventing wars, social and political conflicts.
Different issues of the nonlinear dynamics and complex system physics will be subjects for the talks by invited speakers to be presented in plenary sessions. In keeping with such general motivation, the main purpose of the workshop is to focus on a variety of the less explored and newly appeared aspects of the complex system physics and nonlinear dynamics with special attention on nanoscience, economy, finance, biological systems,ecology, earthquakes and other natural disasters.The invited speakers will be concentrated on the following topics:
• Complex phenomena in low-dimensional nanoscale systems;
• Complex phenomena in energy storage and conversion;
• Nonlinear evolution equations, solitons and BEC;
• Nonequilibrium Quantum Dynamics;
• Quantum networks;
• Self-organized criticality in complex systems;
• Complexity in the earthquake dynamics;
• Econophysics;
• Modeling of crises, conflicts and critical events;
• Complex networks and their applications.
Many of the expected keynote speakers have worked on other aspects which are not explicitly represented in the above list of topics. These additional perspectives will be brought out in discussion panels which will intersperse groups of talks. The format has proved particularly useful in relating the topics, in a broader sense, to the interests of participants from NATO Partner, Global partner and Mediterranean dialog countries. This is fully in keeping with the additional mission of the workshop for encouraging the young scientists from these countries to participate and collaborate on these and other related topics.