Extreme Events: Theory, Observations, Modeling, and Prediction (EXEV08)

Venue: Palma de Mallorca, IFISC, UIB Campus

Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Event Date/Time: Nov 10, 2008 End Date/Time: Nov 14, 2008
Registration Date: Sep 10, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 10, 2008
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The workshop will address the current state of research of extreme events to stimulate new work in this field. The talks will cover a wide range of issues related to extreme events in complex systems, such as listing systems and model classes where evidence for extreme events exists, presenting current statistical tools for the characterization of extreme events including temporal and spatial correlations, and highlighting examples where a detailed understanding of underlying mechanisms has been achieved. This will be completed by the issue of prediction and predictability, of scoring and evaluating predictions, and control of extreme events, as well as considerations about the discrepancy between physical impact of some event and societal impact.

List of invited speakers (confirmed):

Alvaro Corral (Barcelona), Katie Coughlin (London), Chris Ferro (Exeter), Michael Ghil (Paris), Peter Grassberger (Calgary),
Jose M. Gutierrez (Santander), Victor Homar (Mallorca), Neil Johnson (Miami), Juergen Kurths (Potsdam), Juan M. Lopez (Santander), Bruce Malamud (London), Esteban Moro (Leganes), Edward Ott (Maryland), Joachim Peinke (Oldenburg), Jean-Francois Pinton (Lyon), Sidney Redner (Boston), Lenny Smith (London), Sorin Solomon (Jerusalem), Didier Sornette (Zurich), Raul Toral (Mallorca)