About the Conference

The last decade has witnessed a rapid development and extension of methods for analysing data, and modeling and predicting complex systems. Many examples represent the strong interactive and fruitful exchange between the scientific communities, which usually gather on more disciplinary and special conferences. Moreover, in the last (almost) three years the possibilities of exchange were hampered by COVID19 pandemic. The virtual meetings are helpful to partly cover the gap but are not a suitable replacement, because the social interactions are very limited in the virtual space. Therefore, with a strong interdisciplinary focus, the conference brings together leading scientists with senior and young researchers who deal with nonlinear dynamics, complex systems, machine learning, and their applications for data analysis and modeling in different disciplines. Moreover, the conference, organised on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Prof. Jürgen Kurths, provides a platform to exchange ideas, knowledge, and new aspects on research in these fields and to allow young researchers to catch up to the frontiers in this research.

The event will take place at the Einstein Campus in Potsdam (Telegraphenberg), close to the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), March 15–17, 2023. Although, the conference will be organised as an on-site event and the participants will be strongly motivated to join in person, we will provide a virtual participation for some exceptional cases. In the event of increasing concerns due to a new COVID19 wave, the conference will be postponed to another timing of minimal COVID19 risk.

The conference programme will cover three days with nine (plus one) sessions. Five of them will consist of three oral presentations (for 15 invited keynote talks in total) and four sessions are reserved for minisymposia. An additional session will be reserved for poster presentations.

The social programme at March 16th will provide an opportunity to meet former colleagues and alumni of the group of Prof. Kurths. If you would like to contribute to the social programme, please let us know until January 15th.

Invited speakers

  1. Sudeshna Sinha (IISER Mohali): Chaos and Noise in the aid of Logic
  2. Ginestra Bianconi (Queen Mary University London): Dynamics of higher-order networks
  3. R. I. Sujith (Indian Institute of Technology Madras): Complex system approach to investigate and mitigate thermoacoustic instability in turbulent combustors
  4. Deniz Eroglu (Kadir Has University Istanbul): Recurrences: fingerprints of dynamics – a journey from low dimensional systems to climate networks
  5. Jean-Pierre Eckmann (Université de Genève, Switzerland): The predictive power of theoretical biology
  6. Peng Ji (Fudan University Shanghai): Asymptotic scaling of signal propagation in complex networks
  7. Ulrike Feudel (University of Oldenburg): Multistability and tipping: Critical transitions in complex systems
  8. Veronika Stolbova (ETH Zürich): Complex networks in financial systems
  9. Elizabeth Cherry (Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta): Machine-learning approaches for predicting cardiac voltage dynamics
  10. Kira Rehfeld (University of Tübingen): Climate variability from the last Glacial to the Anthropocene: Knowns, Unknowns and Future Challenges
  11. Celso Grebogi (University of Aberdeen): Recent achievements in studying ecological networks
  12. Yong Xu (Northwestern Polytechnical University Xi'an): Early warning and suppression of noise-induced critical transitions
  13. Ying-Cheng Lai (Arizona State University): Deficiency of deterministic modeling and data-based causal analysis of complex dynamical systems
  14. Rajarshi Roy (University of Maryland): Counting single photons - analysis of data from avalanche photodetectors and optoelectronic oscillators
  15. Matjaž Perc (University of Maribor): Nonlinear data analysis and the visual arts
  16. Henk Dijkstra (Utrecht University): Tipping of the Atlantic Ocean Circulation

We have the opportunity to contribute to a focus issue in Chaos on "Nonlinear dynamics, synchronization, and networks: Dedicated to Jürgen Kurths' 70th birthday". Contributions will be invited. If you are interested (and have not yet been invited), let us know.

Organizing Committee

Dr. Norbert Marwan (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)
Dr. Aneta Koseska (Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar, Bonn)
Dr. Jobst Heitzig (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research)