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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
Magdalena Caubergh, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Pavel Gurevich, Institut für Mathematik
Tomás Lázaro, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Dmitry Rachinskii, University of Texas
​Josep Sardanyés, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
Elena Shchepakina, Samara University
Vladimir Sobolev, Samara University
Scientific Program Committee   
Michela Eleuteri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Armengol Gasull, Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona
Amalia Ivanyi, University of Pecs
Dorothee Knees, Weierstrass Institute
Alexander Mielke, Weierstrass Institute  
Michael Ruderman, University of Agder
Alexandru Stancu, Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza
Sergey Tikhomirov, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Augusto Visintin, University of Trento        
Ciro Visone, University of Sannio
David Alonso Giménez, Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes
Lluís Alsedà i Soler, Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
Inma Baldomà, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
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
Gemma Huguet Casades, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Sabine Klapp, Technische Universität Berlin
Pavel Krejcí, Institute of Mathematics AS CR
Eduardo Liz, 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
Horacio Rotstein, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Eckehard Schöll, Technische Universität Berlin
Mikhail Semenov, Voronezh State University
Elena Shchepakina, Samara University
Vladimir Sobolev, Samara University
Augusto Visintin, University of Trento
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.
Application form
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​
The deadline for submitting the pdf file for your extended abstract is September 7th.
The submission requires using the template we have sent to the participans (if you don't have it, please send an email to For the reviewing process you only need to send the pdf file. Once your contribution is accepted by the editors you will be kindly asked to provide the corresponding tex file.
There will also be proceedings of the meeting consisting of full papers that will be published in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series. For your information, the proceedings of the previous editions can be found on the following links:
Early bird Registration fee (before April 2nd, 2018)
​              Senior ​          80€
              Students* ​          60€
Regular registration fee (from April 2nd, 2018)
              Senior ​         180€
              Students*          135€
* Undergraduate and postgraduate students
(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
September 7th, 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


​Honorary Steering Committee​
Eric Benoît, Université de La Rochelle
Rod Cross, University of Strathclyde
Mihai Dimian, Stefan cel Mare University
Leonid Kalachev, University of Montana
Pavel Krejčí, Institute of Mathematics AS CR
Isaak Mayergoyz, University of Maryland     
Michael P. Mortell, University College Cork
Robert O’Malley, University of Washington
Sergei Sazhin,  University of Brighton
Elena Shchepakina, Samara University
Vladimir Sobolev, Samara University
Jürgen Sprekels, Weierstrass Institute