[FOM] Kolmogorov complexity session
vladik at cs.utep.edu
Sun Dec 29 14:33:26 EST 2002
With the encouragement of the organizing committee, Isaak Kunin from the
University of Houston is organizing a special session on applications of
Kolmogorov complexity to physics and control at the IEEE sponsored
international conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, in August. If you are
interested please send him your title, name, affiliation, email, and extended
abstract (nor more than 2 pages) by January 14 (see details attached).
His email is kunin at uh.edu
As you can see from the attached text, this is a good time to visit St.
Peterburg, the city that celebrates its 300th anniversary.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "PHYSICS AND CONTROL" (PhysCon 2003)
August 20-22, 2003
SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
* St. Petersburg Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences
* St. Petersburg Group of Russian National Committee of Automatic
* St. Petersburg Informatics and Control Society
* Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering of RAS
* St. Petersburg State University
IN COOPERATION WITH
* The European Physical Society (EPS)
* The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM)
* The IEEE Control Systems Society
* The IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
* The EPS Interdivisional Group on Experimental Physics Control Systems
SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE:
During last decade there was tremendous growth of activities in the
scientific fields related to both Physics and Control theory:
nonlinear dynamics, chaos control and synchronization, micro- and
nanotechnologies, self-organization and complexity, etc. New horizons
were opened and new exciting applications emerged. Experts with
different background starting to work together need better mutual
understanding to achieve deeper insight into new problems and to
jointly discover new frontiers of science.
The Conference "Physics and Control" will be the first international
conference focusing on the borderland between Physics and Control
fields with emphasis on both theory and applications.
A major goal of the Conference is to bring together researchers from
different scientific communities and to gain some general and unified
perspectives in the studying of controlled systems in physics,
chemistry, biology and other natural sciences. Special sessions will
be devoted to control of oscillations and chaos to continue tradition
of the conferences "Control of Oscillations and Chaos" held in
St. Petersburg in 1997, 2000.
The topics for the Conference PhysCon 2003 include but are not limited
* Nonlinear dynamics and control;
* Quantum information and control;
* Molecular dynamics and control;
* Control of bifurcations, oscillations and chaos;
* Modeling and identification of physical systems;
* Complexity and adaptivity;
* Synchronization in micro- and macroworld;
* Self-organization and control of nanostructures;
* Microelectromechanical systems;
* Applications in science and technology (control of lasers, control
of plasma, beam control, control of turbulence, chaotic mixing,
control in chemistry, biology, medicine).
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
* The Nobel Laureat 2000 in Physics, Academician of RAS, Zh.ALFEROV
(Ioffe Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia),
* Academician of RAS, V.PESHEKHONOV (CSRI "Elektropribor",
H.ABARBANEL (Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of
California San Diego, USA)
F.T.ARECCHI (Dept of Physics, University of Florence, Italy)
S.BISHOP (Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, University College London,
I.BLEKHMAN (Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering,
D.BULFONE (Sinchrotrone Trieste, Italy)
G.CHEN (Center for Chaos Control and Synchronization, City University
of Hong Kong, China)
F.CHERNOUSKO (Institute for Problems of Mechanics, RAS, Moscow,
L.CHUA (Dept of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
University of California, Berkeley, USA)
W.DITTO (Applied Chaos Lab, Georgia Tech, USA)
A.DMITRIEV (InformChaos Lab, Institute of Radio Engineering and
Electronics, Moscow, Russia)
J.ENGELBRECHT (Dept of Mechanics and Appl. Math., Institute of
Cybernetics, Tallinn, Estonia)
A.FRADKOV (Institute for Problems of Mechanical Engineering,
P.FRANK (Dept of Measurement and Control, University of Duisburg,
H.HAKEN (Center for Synergetics, University of Stuttgart, Germany)
I.IPATOVA (Ioffe Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia)
T.KAPITANIAK (Faculty of Dynamics, Technical University of Lodz,
H.KIMURA (Dept of Math Engg and Information Physics, University of
J.KURTHS (Dept of Physics, University of Potsdam, Germany)
A.KURZHANSKI (Moscow State University, Russia)
G.LEONOV (St.Petersburg State University, Russia)
R.LEVIS (Dept of Chemistry, Wayne State Univeristy, USA)
S.LLOYD (Research Lab of Electronics, MIT, USA)
G.MILBURN (Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, University of
E.MOSEKILDE (Dept of Physics, Technical University of Denmark)
H.NIJMEIJER (Dynamics and Control, Dept Mech. Engineering, University
of Eindhoven, The Netherlands)
R.ORTEGA (Laboratory of Signals and Systems, SUPELEC, France)
D.OVSYANNIKOV (St.Petersburg State University, Russia)
K.PYRAGAS (Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Lithuania)
H.RABITZ (Dept. Chemistry, University of Princeton, USA)
Yu.RYABOV (St.Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics, RAS, Russia)
V.RYZHII (Computer Solid State Physics Lab, University of Aizu,
A.SHARKOVSKY (Institute of Mathematics, Kiev, Ukraine)
E.SONTAG (Rutgers Center for Systems and Control, Rutgers University,
O.STEPANOV (CSRI "Elektropribor", St.Petersburg, Russia)
R.SURIS (Ioffe Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia)
E.TROPP (St.Petersburg Scientific Center of Russian Academy of
L.VIOLA (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
V.YAKUBOVICH (St.Petersburg State University, Russia)
NATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
A.Fradkov(Chair), B.Andrievsky, A.Churilov, V.Shiegin, V.Smirnova,
SUBMISSION OF CONTRIBUTED PAPERS:
The Organizing Committee invites the prospective authors to submit
their full text draft papers (4-6 two-column pages) by January 15,
2002 to the Organizing Committee. All contributions will be subject to
The title should be followed by the authors' names, affiliations,
addresses (including FAX and E-mail address) and abstracts (60-100
words). Electronic submission in PDF or PS formats is preferable.
SUBMISSION OF INVITED SESSIONS PROPOSALS:
Authors are encouraged to organize invited sessions focused on topics
of special interest. The invited session proposal should contain the
letter from the organizer explaining the scope and importance of the
proposed theme. The list of 5-6 contributions including the title,
authors' full names, affiliations, e-mails and extended abstracts (1-2
pages) of each paper should be attached. The invited session proposals
should be submitted to the Organizing Committee by January 15,
2002. They will be reviewed according to standard procedures.
Deadline for submission: January 15, 2002.
Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2003.
Camera ready copy: May 15, 2003.
Conference: August 20-22, 2003.
English will be the official language of the Conference. No
simultaneous translation will be provided.
St. Petersburg (the former capital of Russia) with about 5 millions
inhabitants is often called "The Venice of the North" and recognized
as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Various guided tours
over St. Petersburg and suburbs including visits to Tsars' palaces and
museums will be organized during both the Conference days and the
weekends. The Conference will take place soon after celebration of the
300th anniversary of St. Petersburg and the city is expected to look
still more beautiful.
St. Petersburg is located in the mouth of Neva river near the Finnish
Gulf of the Baltic Sea. There are daily flights of major international
carriers to the International airport "Pulkovo" of St. Petersburg. It
also can be reached from Helsinki, Finland by plane (0.5 hours) or by
train (4 hours)
The Conference will take place in the Imperial Anichkov Palace - one
of the residences of the Tsars' family in several generations,
beautifully located in the historical center of the city.
ADDRESS OF ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
The Institute for Problems of Mechanical
61 Bolshoy ave. V.O.
199178, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
E-mail: info at physcon.ru
TENTATIVE PLENARY SPEAKERS:
Zhores ALFEROV (Ioffe Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia)
Herschel RABITZ (University of Princeton, USA)
James YORKE (University of Maryland, USA)
TENTATIVE INVITED TALKS:
Jan AWREJCEWICZ (Poland). "Modelling and simulation of non-smooth
Viacheslav BELAVKIN (UK). "Quantum filtering and feedback control"
Mario di BERNARDO (UK). "Bifurcations in Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems:
Theory and Applications"
Guanrong CHEN (City University of Hong Kong, China). "Chaotification
via feedback control: Theories, methods and applications"
Gustav GERBER (Germany). "Optimal Control of Molecular
Alexander GINEVSKY, Polina LANDA (Russia). "Control of Turbulence in
Jets by Acoustic Means"
Robert L. KOSUT (USA). "Adaptive Control of Quantum Computing and
Robert Levis (USA). "Combinatorial Photonics, Controlling Chemistry
with Tailored Strong Field Laser Pulses"
Alexander LOSKUTOV (Russia). "Control of dynamical systems and
suppression of chaos"
Marcus MOTZKUS (Germany). "Open and closed loop control of complex
molecules with shaped fs pulses"
Kestutis PYRAGAS (Lithuania). "Control of chaos via an unstable
time-delayed feedback controller"
Alexander SHARKOVSKY (Ukraine). "Ideal turbulence: definition and models"
Lorenza VIOLA, Seth LLOYD and Emanuel KNILL (USA). "Quantum Control
via Dynamical Decoupling: Achievements and Prospects"
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