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CRM > English > Activities > Curs 2017-2018 > MURPHYS-HSFS-2018: INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP ON multiple scale systems, systems with hysteresis and trends in dynamical systems
MURPHYS-HSFS-2018: INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP ON multiple scale systems, systems with hysteresis and trends in dynamical systems


General Information 
Dates: May 28th to June 1st, 2018.
Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona, and the Collaborative Research Center 910, Berlin, are pleased to announce the joint international multidisciplinary workshop MURPHYS-HSFS-2018. The workshop, devoted to mathematical theory and applications of the multiple scale systems, systems with hysteresis and trends in the dynamical systems theory, will take place at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, in a beautiful suburb of Barcelona, May 28 to June 1, 2018.
MURPHYS 2018 (Multi-Rate Processes and Hysteresis) is the 9th workshop that continues a series of biennial meetings focuses on multiple scale phenomena, singular perturbations, phase transitions, hysteresis phenomena and open problems in dynamical systems theory. 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). The 8th workshop was held in Barcelona in 2016.   
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), Berlin, Germany (2014) and Barcelona, Spain (2016).
Main topics of MURPHYS-HSFS-2018 include (but are not limited to):
· hysteresis phenomena
· multiple scale systems
· nonlinear systems in general
· self-organizing systems
· rate-independent systems and energetic solutions
· spatially discrete systems
· singular perturbations
· switched and multistable systems
· phase transitions
· periodic orbits and bifurcation theory
· piecewise differential equations
· experimental dynamical systems
· applications of the above mentioned to physical, chemical, biological and economical sciences, engineering and medicine

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, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona
Josep Sardanyés, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Barcelona
Magdalena Caubergh, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Pavel Gurevich, Institut für Mathematik, Berlin, Germany
Tomás Lázaro, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
Dmitry Rachinskii, University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Elena Shchepakina, Samara University, Samara, Russia
Vladimir Sobolev, Samara University, Samara, Russia
Scientific Program Committee   
Michela Eleuteri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Armengol Gasull, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Amalia Ivanyi, University of Pecs, Hungary
Dorothee Knees, Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, Germany
Alexander Mielke, Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, Germany      
Michael Ruderman, University of Agder, Norway
Alexandru Stancu, Al. I Cuza University, Iasi, Romania
Sergey Tikhomirov, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig
Augusto Visintin, University of Trento, Italy         
Ciro Visone, University of Sannio, Italy
David Alonso Giménez, Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes
Lluís Alsedà i Soler, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica   
Markus Bär, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Martin Brokate, Technische Universität München
Alan Champneys, University of Bristol
Mathieu Desroches, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt Research Centre
Ernest Fontich, Universitat de Barcelona
Jean-Pierre Françoise, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Antoni Guillamon Grabolosa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Sabine Klapp, Technische Universität Berlin
Pavel Krejcí, Institute of Mathematics AS CR
Eduardo Liz Marzán, Universidad de Vigo
Jaume Llibre, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Peter De Maesschalck, Universiteit Hasselt
Tere Martínez-Seara, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Michael P. Mortell, University College Cork
Nikolay Nefedov, Moscow State University
Lidia Nefedova, Moscow State University
Eckehard Schöll, Technische Universität Berlin
Elena Shchepakina, Samara University
Vladimir Sobolev, Samara University
This list is automatically updated
Contributed talks and poster session
If you wish to give a contributed talk or present a poster, please submit the following form before May 1st, 2018.
Resolutions will be sent by May 7th, 2018. 
Please note that submitting a proposal does not exempt the applicant from having to register to the activity.
Aplication form (TBP)
Extended Abstracts (up to 4 pages long) of oral and poster presentations will be published in the CRM 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​
Full papers will also be published as proceedings of the meeting in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series. The proceedings of the previous editions can be found on the following links:
Detailed information will be given during the workshop.
Early bird Registration fee (before April 2nd, 2018)
​              Senior ​          80€
              Students ​          60€
Regular registration fee (from April 2nd, 2018)
              Senior ​         180€
              Students          135€
(Register button at the bottom right)
Registration fee covers conference materials, cost of publications, coffee breaks and a conference dinner
For enquiries please contact Ms. Alba Tomàs Novo at or Andrei Korobeinikov at
Refund policy:
The registration fee depends on the date of the payment.
Cancellations received 1 month before the start of the activity will incur in an administrative fee of 50of the total amount.
Cancellations received less than one month prior to the start of the activity are not refundable.​
 Important Dates
April 1st, 2018: Early bird registration deadline
May 1st, 2018: Regular registration deadline / Deadline for submission of title and abstract of your contribution
May 7th, 2018: Resolution contributed talks
August 15th, 2018: Deadline for submission of extended abstracts and contribution papers
The EMS offers some travel grants to young mathematicians from less-favoured regions within the geographical area of EMS membership for presenting results at conferences or attending courses, or for research stays in foreign countries, normally up to a maximum of 900 euros in each case or 500 euros for trips within Europe.
Eligible researchers should use this online form​ in order to apply for travel grants.
On campus: The organizers suggest to book a room in Hotel Campus or a studio-type apartment in Vila Universitaria (400 euros per week approximately for a twin room, no breakfasts provided). See here
There also are a number of hotels in Barcelona, just 30 min from the campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona by a FGC train. See here


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.
​Honorary Steering Committee​
Eric Benoît, Université de La Rochelle, France
Rod Cross, University of Strathclyde, UK
Mihai Dimian, Stefan cel Mare University, Suceava, Romania
Leonid Kalachev, University of Montana, Missoula, USA
Pavel Krejčí, Institute of Mathematics AS CR, Praha, Czech Republic
Isaak Mayergoyz, University of Maryland, College Park, USA      
Michael P. Mortell, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Robert O’Malley, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Sergei S Sazhin,  University of Brighton, UK
Jürgen Sprekels, Weierstrass Institute, Berlin, Germany