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September 09, 2008

Workshop: Flows and Networks in Complex Media

For folks interested in flows of stuff on networks (e.g., traffic flows like cars or internet packets), this sounds like a great workshop. I don't recognize many names on the list, but the two I do (Dirk Helbing and Sid Redner) are excellent.

Institute for Pure & Applied Math (IPAM) Workshop on Flows and Networks in Complex Media (ADN)

April 27 - May 1, 2009 at IPAM on UCLA's campus (Los Angeles, USA)

Organizers: M. C. Carvalho (GA Tech), Karl Kempf (Intel), Stephan Mischler (U, Paris IX), Benedetto Piccoli (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and Christian Ringhofer (AZ State).

Description: This workshop will be directed towards particle flows in complex topologies, either given in the form of networks and graphs, or in the form of random or quasi - periodic media. The aim of the workshop will be to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers in different areas such as traffic flow simulation, supply chain management and physical flows in random media. These areas share a number of common challenges and require therefore the usage of similar mathematical toolboxes. These challenges include the incorporation of the stochasticity of the flow and the topology into averaged macroscopic models via appropriate homogenization methods, the existence of intermediate regimes, consisting only of a limited number of cars, clients or particles, and the resulting need to develop hybrid modeling tools linking particle and discrete event simulation models to macroscopic fluid equations.

posted September 9, 2008 09:34 AM in Conferences and Workshops | permalink


This looks like it's much more about complex media than about networks. I recognize several applied mathematicians from the list. Get ready to see lots of homogenization...

Posted by: Mason at September 9, 2008 03:59 PM

Ah, homogenization, how I love thee.

I won't be attending this workshop, but it's still nice to know that there'll be a little interaction between applied math people and mathy complex systems people (like Dirk and Sid).

Posted by: Aaron at September 10, 2008 12:54 AM