International Conference on Theory and Applications in Nonlinear Dynamics (ICAND2012)
Venue: The Westin Seattle
|Event Date/Time: Aug 26, 2012||End Date/Time: Aug 30, 2012|
|Registration Date: Jul 27, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jun 19, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: Aug 27, 2012|
A series of meetings on topics such as Stochastic Resonance, Experimental Chaos, and Neural Coding, have attempted to bring together researchers working in cutting-edge research in the field of applied nonlinear dynamics across various disciplines in science with emphasis in theory and methods. However, there has not been, to date, a meeting that brings together researchers who are actually attempting to apply and exploit this knowledge to fabricate devices that can operate more efficiently (e.g. without complicated circuits to, essentially, block the effects of the nonlinearity) and with lesser costs, while affording the promise of much better performance. Given the current explosion of ideas in areas as diverse as molecular motors, nonlinear filtering theory, noise-enhanced propagation, stochastic resonance and (perhaps most importantly) networked systems, the time is rather appropriate, particularly in this dawn of the era of nanotechnology, to have a meeting of researchers who are actually attempting to integrate some of the fundamental principles and methods of nonlinear dynamics into real devices.
The meeting is a continuation to the 2010 ICAND held in Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, 2007 ICAND, meeting held in Poipu Beach, Koloa (Kauai), Hawaii, USA, and the 2005 DANOLD (Device Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics) meeting, held in Catania, Italy. These meeting brought together researchers from physics, engineering, and biology who were involved in the analysis and development of applications that incorporate and, indeed, exploit the nonlinear behavior of certain dynamical systems. ICAND's focus is on the implementation of theoretical ideas into actual devices and systems. However, realizing that theoretical ideas and discoveries march to the beat of their own drum, the meeting will also feature some novel theoretical ideas that have not yet made it to the drawing board, but show great promise for future development of cutting-edge technologies.