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XIV Arrábida meeting

Caminhos da Complexidade


Convento da Arrábida, Portugal    (How to arrive)

July 1-3, 2013                                                                                                                                              

Statistical dynamics of complex systems

Statistical mechanics concepts are becoming a powerful tool for the identification of behavioural patterns in complex systems. By providing a link between the detailed microscopic and the aggregated macroscopic properties of a complex system, they capture the emerging information and identify the quasi-stationary evolution of behavioural patterns.  An important mathematical discipline in this endeavour is the theory of stochastic processes which not only describes systems with incomplete information as also,  through stochastic representations, provides a tool to compute the behaviour of both random and deterministic systems. The workshop will attempt to cover the state of the art in these domains and explain how the concepts may be experimentally validated on several natural systems.


Invited Speakers




T. ARAUJO (ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal)

M. C. CARVALHO (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

I. M. GAMBA (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

R. V. MENDES (Complexity Sciences Institute, Portugal)


S. Banisch (Bielefeld University, Germany)
F. Bonnetto (Georgia Tech, USA)
L. Caffarelli (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
E. Carlen (Rutgers University, USA)
S. Caprino (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
M. C. Carvalho (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
E. Dolera (University of Pavia, Italy)
R. Esposito (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
I.  M. Gamba (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
C. Liverani (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
R. Marra (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
R. V. Mendes (Complexity  Sciences Institute, Portugal)
P. Morrison (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
E. Ben-Naim (Los Alamos, USA)
E. Orlandi (University of Roma Tre, Italy)
M. J. Oliveira (Universidade Aberta de Lisboa)
M. Pulvirenti (University of Rome la Sapienza, Italy)
A. J. Soares (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
B. Wennberg (Chalmers Institute, Sweden)










This program is partially supported by  University of Texas at Austin-Universities in Portugal  Co-Lab initiative.