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CRM > English > Activities > Curs 2015-2016 > Murphys-HSFS 2016 Workshop
Murphys-HSFS 2016 Workshop
General Information
Dates: June 13 to 17, 2016


Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona, and the Collaborative Research Center 910, Berlin are pleased to announce the joint international multidisciplinary workshop MURPHYS-HSFS-2016. The workshop, devoted to mathematical theory and applications of the multiple scale systems and systems with hysteresis, will take place at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, in a beautiful suburb of Barcelona, June 13 to 17, 2016.
MURPHYS 2016 (Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis) is the 8th workshop that continues a series of biennial conferences focused on multiple scale phenomena, singular perturbations, phase transitions and hysteresis phenomena occurring in mathematical, physical, economical, engineering and information systems. The previous workshops were held in Cork, Ireland (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008); Pechs, Hungary (2010); Suceava, Romania (2012) and Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin (2014).   
HSFS (Hysteresis and Slow-Fast Systems) is the follow-up of a workshop organized in the framework of the Collaborative Research Center 910, Berlin. HSFS focuses on reaction-diffusion equations with hysteresis, systems with different temporal and spatial scales, and applications to self-organizing nonlinear systems. The previous workshops were organized in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany (2011) and Berlin, Germany​ (2014).
Important dates
Early bird registration fee: April 30th, 2016

Registration deadline: June 1st, 2016
 Deadline for submission of extended abstracts and contributed papers: August 1st, 2016 
General information

Main topics of MURPHYS-HSFS-2016 include (but are not limited to):

  • - hysteresis phenomena

  • - multiple scale systems

  • - self-organizing nonlinear systems

  • - rate-independent systems and energetic solutions

  • - spatially discrete systems

  • - singular perturbations

  • - noise and fluctuations in systems with memory

  • - phase transitions

  • - stochastic and coherence resonances

  • - applications to physical, chemical, biological, microbiological, economical, and engineering sciences such as: elasto-plasticity and mechanical structures, damage processes, magnetic materials, photonics and optoelectronics, energy storage systems, hydrology, biology, semiconductor lasers, shock phenomena in economic modelling, and other. New areas of application are particularly welcome.
The participation of young scientists and in particular post-docs as well as PhD and post-graduate students is strongly encouraged. The reduced registration fees are applied to students.
Andrei Korobeinikov, CRM
Mathieu Desroches, INRIA Sophia Antipolis Centre, Paris
Pavel Gurevich, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Michael P. Mortell, University College Cork, Ireland
Dmitry Rachinskii, University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Elena Shchepakina, Samara State Aerospace University, Samara, Russia
Sergey Tikhomirov, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Science, Germany
Invited speakers
​Lluís Alsedà, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica 

Markus Bär, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Berlin, Germany   

Martin Brokate, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

Valentin Butuzov, the Moscow State University

Gary Friedman, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA 

Armengol Gasull, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Sabine Klapp, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany           

Nikolai Nefedov, the Moscow State University

Michael P. Mortell, University College Cork, Ireland 

Dmitrii Rachinskii, University of Texas, Dallas, USA

Sergei Sazhin, University of Brighton

Eckehard Schöll, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany       

International steering committee

E. Benoit (France), M. Brokate (Germany), R. Cross (UK), K. Dahmen (USA), M. Dimian (Romania), M. Eleuteri (Italy), G. Friedman (USA), P. Gurevich (Germany), A. Ivanyi (Hungary), L. Kalachev (USA), O. Klein (Germany), D. Knees (Germany), P. Krejcí (Czech Republic), I. Mayergoyz (USA), M.P. Mortell, (Ireland), A. Neishtadt (UK), R. O’Malley (USA), N. Popovic (UK), D. Rachinskii (USA), S. Sazhin (UK), E. Shchepakina (Russia), V. Sobolev (Russia), S. Tikhomirov (Germany), A.Visintin, Italy, C. Visone (Italy)
  Scientific program committee
T. Alarcón (Spain), A. Amann (Ireland), Z. Balanov (USA), M. Brøns (Denmark), D. Davino (Italy), M. Eleuteri (Italy), D. Flockerzi (Germany), V. Goldshtein (Israel), R. Iyer (USA), C. Kuehn (Austria), I. Mayergoyz (USA), O. Makarenkov (USA),  A. Mielke (Germany), P. O’Kane (Ireland), R. O’Malley (USA), A. Pimenov (Germany), M. Ruderman (Norway), V. Sobolev (Russia), T. Soboleva (New Zealand),  J.  Sprekels (Germany), A. Stancu (Romania), M. Thomas (Germany), A. Visintin (Italy)
Extended abstracts

At the end of this event, the CRM will be offering the possibility to publish Extended Abstracts to complete its Extended Conference Abstracts (ECAs) series. This publication emanates from scientific events hosted at the CRM, with the aim of quickly spreading new achievements and helping a fluent update of the state of the art. More information​

Registration fees:

​Early bird fee: 180 euros
Students fee:  80 euros
​Regular fee (after the deadline April 30th, 2016): 220 euros
Registration fee covers conference materials, cost of publications, coffee breaks and a conference dinner.

For enquiries please contact Ms. Núria Hernandez at or Andrei Korobeinikov at
On the campus: The organizers suggest to book a room in Hotel Campus (65 euros per day with breakfast) or a studio-type apartment in Vila Universitaria (400 euros per week for a twin room, no breakfasts provided) link

There also are a number of hotels in Barcelona (see here), just 30 min from the campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona by a FGC train.
The organizers are happy to acknowledge financial support by AGAUR of Generalitat de Catalunya, Collaborative Research Center 910: Control of self-organizing nonlinear systems (Germany), the Samara State Aerospace University (Russia) and Centre de Recerca Matemàtica.