March 21-22, 2013
Potsdam, Germany

Nonlinear Data Analysis and Modeling: Advances, Applications, Perspectives
Conference on the occasion of Prof. Jürgen Kurths' 60th birthday.

Important Note
Presentations should be uploaded to the presentation computer in the lecture hall at the earliest of your convenience but not later than the last break before the session of presentation. The time for the talk is 25 min + 5 min discussion.

Both MacOS and Windows machines will be available, installed with standard presentation software (PowerPoint, Acrobat, Preview, and Keynote). You may also bring your own computer or presentation device provided that it is fitted with the appropriate VGA output and that you are capable of installing and testing the machine prior to the scheduled session time.

The prefered size of the posters is A0 or ArchE portrait (i.e. higher than wide).


Download Programme and Abstract Booklet (pdf, 6.7MB)

GSDP Symposium
From Synchronisation to Networks of Networks

Thursday, March 21

13:00-13:10 Welcome note
Alexey Zaikin, University College London, UK:
Coupling, Synchronization and Noise in AGNLD
Changsong Zhou, Hong Kong Baptist University, China:
Quantitative analysis and modeling of interacting human activities
Stefano Boccaletti, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy:
Scales and topology emerge spontaneously from synchronization of adaptive networks
14:40-15:10 Shlomo Havlin, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel:
From Single Network to Network of Networks
15:10-15:30 Coffee break
Arkady Pikovsky, University of Potsdam, Germany:
Reconstructing oscillator networks from multivariate data
Ljupco Kocarev, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Skopje, Macedonia:
Influence of the network topology on epidemic spreading
Elbert Macau, National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil:
Isochronal Synchronization in Complex Network with Propagation Delay
Grigory Osipov, Nizhny Novgorod University, Russia:
Sequential activity in neuronal networks
17:30-22:00 Poster session with wine, beer, and bretzels

Complex Natural Systems: From Cardiology to Climate

Friday, March 22

9:00-9:30 Mamen Romano, University of Aberdeen, UK:
Ribosome traffic dynamics in gene expression regulation
Klaus Lehnertz, University of Bonn, Germany:
Nonlinear dynamics and complex networks in epilepsy
Reinhold Kliegl, University of Potsdam, Germany:
Nonlinear cognitive science
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
Niels Wessel, Humboldt-University at Berlin, Germany:
The Heart of/in Physics
Ruedi Stoop, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland:
A complete dynamical systems based model of the peripheral auditory system
12:00-12:30 Holger Kantz, MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems Dresden, Germany:
Surprises when comparing data based to model based predictions
12:30-13:00 Friedrich-Wilhelm Gerstengarbe, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany:
The complete non-hierarchical cluster analysis to describe climate changes
13:00-14:00 Lunch

Advances and Perspectives of Complex Systems Science

Friday, March 22

14:00-14:30 Lutz Schimansky-Geier, Humboldt-University at Berlin, Germany:
Stochastic Models for Active Particles
14:30-15:00 Guenther Ruediger, Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam, Germany:
Why do newborn neutron stars rotate so slowly? — Magnetic instabilities in the laboratory
15:00-15:30 Leonard Smith, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK:
Unpopular Essays of Jürgen Kurths: Practicalities and Predictability
15:30-16:00 M. Lakshmanan, Bharathidasan University Tiruchirapalli, India:
Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics to Spintronics: STNOs and Microwave Generation
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-16:45 Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany:
Unifying Complexity and Climate-Change Research
16:45-17:15 Celso Grebogi, University of Aberdeen, UK:
Conductance Fluctuations in Graphene Systems: The Relevance of Classical Dynamics
17:15-17:45 Kazuyuki Aihara, University of Tokyo, Japan:
Complex Systems Modelling for Personalised Medicine
Michael Ghil, ENS Paris, France:
Boolean delay equations, networks and damage propagation
18:15-18:45 Reception opening


Friday, March 22
starting 18:45

Location: Foyer in building H

Poster session

Thursday, March 21

Poster session with wine, beer, and bretzels
Location: Foyer in building H

1 F. Feudel Convection patterns in a spherical fluid shell under microgravity conditions
2 P. Carl A General Circulation Model en route to chaos
3 Jan Schumann-Bischoff, Stefan Luther, and Ulrich Parlitz Optimization based state and parameter estimation employing automatic differentiation
4 Peter Menck, Jobst Heitzig, Norbert Marwan, Jürgen Kurths How Basin Stability Complements the Linear-Stability Paradigm
5 Frank Selten and Wim Wiegerinck Supermodels: Dynamically Coupled Ensembles of Imperfect Models
6 A. Zakharova, A. Feoktistov, T. Vadivasova, E. Schoell Coherence resonance and stochastic synchronization in a nonlinear circuit near a subcritical Hopf bifurcation
7 Pooja Rani Sharma, Manish Dev Shrimali, Awadhesh Prasad, and Ulrike Feudel Controlling bistability by linear augmentation
8 Peng Ji Cluster Explosive Synchronization in a Power Grid model
9 C. R. Hens, R. E. Amritkar, U. Feudel, S. K. Dana Extreme multistability in coupled oscillator
10 H. Mancini Confined Flows Synchronization and Control in Thermo-Convective Systems
11 Sergey Astakhov, Naoya Fujiwara, Artem Gulay and Jürgen Kurths The Andronov -- Hopf bifurcation in a system of two phase oscillators with asymmetrical repulsive coupling.
12 Bernd Blasius Marine bioinvasion in the network of global shipping connections
13 S. Rüdiger, C. Schmeltzer Population firing rate in networks with degree correlations
14 Lavneet Janagal, Sumantra Sarkar and P. Parmananda Synchronization in an ensemble of spatially moving oscillators
15 D. Maza, L. Pugnaloni, R. Arevalo, I. Zuriguel Granular packing and complex networks
16 Serhiy Yanchuk Patterns in lattices of delay coupled neurons
17 Xiaojuan Sun, Qishao Lu, and Jürgen Kurths Neuronal dynamics in a network of subnetworks
18 Reik V. Donner, Jonathan F. Donges, Yong Zou, Norbert Marwan, Jobst Heitzig, Jürgen Kurths A complex network perspective for time series analysis of dynamical systems
19 A. Schlemmer, U. Parlitz, and S. Luther Detecting spatiotemporal patterns in excitable media using node communities
20 M.V. Ivanchenko and T.V. Laptyeva Localization and wave propagation in nonlinear random and incommensurate lattices
21 Gorka Zamora-Lopez and Tiago Pereira Modelling network dynamics: when do collective dynamics reflect the underlying connectivity?
22 Stefan Schinkel, Gorka Zamora-Lopez, Olaf Dimigen, Werner Sommer and Jürgen Kurths Reconstruction of time-evolving functional brain networks using order patterns
23 Yong Zou, Michael Small, Zonghua Liu, Jürgen Kurths A complex network perspective on the maxima/minima correlations of the solar cycles from time series
24 Norbert Marwan, Gorka Zamora-Lopez Prof. Juergen Kurths world of publications
25 A. Rheinwalt, N. Marwan, J. Kurths, P. Werner and F.-W. Gerstengarbe Boundary effects in network measures of spatially embedded networks
26 Nora Molkenthin, Kira Rehfeld, Norbert Marwan, Jürgen Kurths Networks from Flows — From Dynamics to Topology
27 Rajat Karnatak, Ulrike Feudel, Gerrit Ansmann, Klaus Lehnertz Extreme events in excitable systems: Two coupled units
28 Ulrich Parlitz, Hiromichi Suetani, Stefan Luther Parameter and state identification using ordinal patterns
29 G Ambika, K P Harikrishnan and R Misra Characterising Hyperchaotic Attractors using nonlinear data analysis
30 Jakob Runge, J. Heitzig, V. Petoukhov, N. Marwan, and J. Kurths Quantifying causality from time series of complex systems
31 Linda Sommerlade, Malenka Mader, Wolfgang Mader, Jens Timmer and Björn Schelter Optimal detection of interactions in nonlinear dynamical systems: A study based on cross-spectral analysis
32 J. F. Donges, R. V. Donner, M. H. Trauth, N. Marwan, H. J. Schellnhuber, J. Kurths Nonlinear detection of paleoclimate-variability transitions possibly related to human evolution
33 George Balasis, Reik V. Donner, Jonathan F. Donges Towards a unified study of extreme events using universality concepts
34 Schaefer L, Torick A, Matuschek H, Holschneider M, Bittmann F Synchronization of myofascial oscillations of M. triceps brachii during isometric interaction
35 A. Torick, L. Schaefer, D. Lehmann, T. Behnke, H. Matuschek, M. Holschneider, F. Bittmann Mechanomyography (MMG) -- Measuring and data processing -- An overview
36 Gerson Florence, Erich T. Fonoff, Jürgen Kurths, Manoel J. Teixeira, Koichi Sameshima A Computational Analysis Concerning the Transition to Different Levels of Neuronal Excitability Induced by Electrical Stimulation
37 E. J. Ngamga, C. Geier, K. Lehnertz and J. Kurths Evaluation of predictive skills of recurrence-based measures of complexity on epileptic EEG recorded data
38 Hans A. Braun, Aubin Tchaptchet, Christian Finke, Svetlana Postnova, Martin T. Huber Determinism, Randomness and the Relations between Neuronal Membrane Potentials, Ion Currents and Ion Channel Dynamics
39 Veronika Stolbova and Jürgen Kurths Analysis of extreme rainfall over the Indian subcontinent: insights from complex networks perspective
40 Naoki Itoh Application of singular spectrum transformation to Kenyan precipitation
41 Michael Flechsig, Thomas Nocke Sensitivity, Uncertainty and Visual Analysis in Climate Sciences
42 Kira Rehfeld, Norbert Marwan, Bedartha Goswami, Sebastian F.M. Breitenbach, Jürgen Kurths Paleoclimate networks: a concept meeting central challenges in the reconstruction of paleoclimate dynamics
43 Cristina Masoller Learning about Interacting Networks in Climate: the LINC project
44 Milan Palus Nonlinear multiscale dynamics of the atmosphere and climate: Cross-frequency interactions in the air temperature
45 Peter Read, Alfonso Castrejon-Pita, Irene Moroz, Scott Osprey, Kylash Rajendran A Chorus of the Winds: phase-synchronized behavior between atmospheric inter annual and intra-seasonal oscillations
46 Handorf, Dörthe and Dethloff, Klaus Shortcomings of current climate and Earth system models in reproducing Northern Hemisphere atmospheric teleconnection patterns - A comparison of the CMIP5 and the CMIP3 ensembles
47 Miguel A. Bermejo and Manfred Mudelsee Does Climate Have Heavy Tails?
48 P. Carl Synchronous motions across the instrumental climate record
49 A. Müller, M. Riedl, J. F. Krämer, T. Penzel, H. Bonnemeier, J. Kurths, N. Wessel Steps to a coupling analysis of transient cardiovascular dynamics
50 P. Van Leeuwen, D. Geue, M. Thiel, S. Lange, D. Cysarz, M.C. Romano, J. Kurths, D. Grönemeyer Fetal maternal heart rate entrainment under controlled maternal breathing
51 J. Gieraltowski, D. Hoyer, U. Schneider, Jan J. Zebrowski Fetal development assessed by Multiscale Multifractal Analysis of heart rate variability
52 Sabrina Camargo, Maik Riedl, Jürgen Kurths, Niels Wessel Diminished heart beat nonstationarities in congestive heart failure
53 Stefan Luther Low-energy control of electrical turbulence in the heart
54 David Hansmann IRTG 1740 — Dynamical Phenomena in Complex Networks: Fundamentals and Applications

Social Programme

Thursday, March 21

Guided tour on Telegrafenberg
Meeting point: TBA