Call for Participation
Dear Colleagues and Guests,
It is our honor and pleasure to invite you to participate in the
International Conference "Physics and Control" (PhysCon 2003)
to be held on August 20-22, 2003 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The Conference "Physics and Control" will be the first international conference
focusing on the borderland between Physics and Control fields with emphasis
on both theory and applications.
A major goal of the Conference is to bring together researchers from
different scientific communities and to gain some general and unified
perspectives in the studying of controlled systems in physics, chemistry,
biology and other natural sciences. We hope that the Conference will help experts
in control theory to get acquainted with new interesting problems, and help experts
in physics and related fields to know more about tools of the modern control theory.
It turned that PhysCon 2003 has attracted a large interest of different scientific
communities. More than 330 papers were submitted from 35 countries, and almost 300
are included into the preliminary program. 12 invited sessions have been organized.
We will do our best to create a friendly atmosphere for work and rest, encourage new
personal contacts and exchange of ideas. The year 2003 has a special meaning for
Saint Petersburg: the 300th Anniversary of the city will be celebrated in May.
The events dedicated to the Anniversary will take place during the whole year
and a lot of tourists and guests are expected. We wish the participants
to enjoy the historical sites and the amenities of this city,
including the masterpieces of the Hermitage and the Russian Museum,
the Royal palaces, charming suburbs, picturesque islands and embankments.
Make your plans to stay over the weekend to attend various sightseeing tours
The Symposium will be held in the beautiful
"Anichkov Palace", located in the historical part of the city, one of the
residences of the Tsars' family in several generations.
Looking forward to meeting you in Saint Petersburg in August 2003.
On behalf of the IPC and NOC for PhysCon 2003,
| Vladimir Peshekhonov
In cooperation with:
Saint Petersburg is located in the mouth of the Neva River near the Finnish Gulf of the Baltic Sea. There are daily flights of major international carriers to the International airport
"Pulkovo" of Saint Petersburg. It also can be reached from Helsinki, Finland by plane (0.5 hours) or by train (4 hours).
You can reach Saint Petersburg:
- by plane
- via Saint Petersburg International Airport (Pulkovo II), Saint Petersburg is directly connected to the most of the European capitals;via Saint Petersburg Domestic Airport (Pulkovo I), Saint Petersburg is 50 minutes flight from Moscow. In Moscow you can get to the domestic airport Sheremetevo I by the bus # 851 or shuttle bus from the subway station "Rechnoy Vokzal", by the shuttle from the subway station "Airport" or by the shuttle from the Moscow International Airport Sheremetevo II.
- by train
- Saint Petersburg is 8 hours from Moscow by train from the railway station "Leningradskiy Vokzal" (by subway get off at "Komsomolskaya" stop).
The Conference will be held in the beautiful
"Anichkov Dvorets"(Anichkov Palace), located in the historical part of the city, and one of the residences of the Tsars' family in several generations.
ADDRESS: 39, Nevskiy ave., 190011, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Phone(active from August 19 to August 22, 2003): +7(812) 310-43-95
CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS:
Zhores ALFEROV (Ioffe Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia, Nobel Laureat 2000 in Physics)
Herschel RABITZ (University of Princeton, USA)
James YORKE (University of Maryland, USA)
Yuri ASTROV (Russia) "Semiconductor-gas discharge electronic devices: stability, patterns and control"
Jan AWREJCEWICZ (Poland). "Modelling and simulation of non-smooth mechanical systems"
Viacheslav BELAVKIN (UK). "Quantum filtering and feedback control"
Mario di BERNARDO (UK). "Bifurcations in Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems: Theory and Applications"
Martin BERZ and Kyoko MAKINO (USA) "Validation of Transfer Maps using Taylor Models"
Guanrong CHEN (China). "Chaotification via feedback control: Theories, methods and applications"
John CLARK, T.J.TARN and D.G.LUCARELLI (USA) "Geometric Control of Quantum Systems"
Alexander DMITRIEV, Andrey PANAS, Konstantin ZAKHARCHENKO (Russia)
"Principles of Direct Chaotic Communications"
Gustav GERBER (Germany). "Optimal Control of Molecular Femtochemistry"
Alexander GINEVSKY, Polina LANDA (Russia). "Control of Turbulence in Jets by Acoustic Means"
Eleonora KOLTSOVA (Russia). "Nonlinear processes and control of chaos in chemical technology".
Robert L. KOSUT (USA). "Adaptive Control of Quantum Computing and Information Systems"
Isaak KUNIN (USA). "Physics, Control, and Kolmogorov Complexity"
G. Kurizki, A.G. Kofman, T. Arecchi, G.Mantica (Israel-Itali). "Dynamical Control of Decay and Decoherence in Complex Quantum Systems"
Robert LEVIS (USA). "Combinatorial Photonics, Controlling Chemistry with Tailored Strong Field Laser Pulses"
I. LEYVA, Enrico ALLARIA, S. BOCCALETTI and F. Tito ARECCHI (Italy)
"Competition of synchronization domains in arrays of chaotic homoclinic systems"
Alexander LOSKUTOV (Russia). "Control of dynamical systems and suppression of chaos"
Konstantin A. LURIE, Suzanne L. WEEKES (USA). "New Advances in the Theory of Dynamic Materials"
Marcus MOTZKUS (Germany). "Open and closed loop control of complex molecules with shaped fs pulses"
Kestutis PYRAGAS (Lithuania). "Control of chaos via an unstable time-delayed feedback controller"
Yurij SENICHEV (Germany). "Control of momentum-compaction factor in synchrotron with a "resonant" lattice"
Alexander SEYRANYAN (Russia). "Theory of Parametric Resonance: New Results"
Alexander SHARKOVSKY (Ukraine). "Ideal turbulence: definition and models"
Lorenza VIOLA, Seth LLOYD and Emanuel KNILL (USA). "Quantum Control via Dynamical Decoupling: Achievements and Prospects"
"THEORY OF MOLECULAR AND QUANTUM CONTROL"(Organizers: S.Lloyd, H.Rabitz, A.Fradkov)
"EXPERIMENTAL CONTROL OF MOLECULAR SYSTEMS"(Organizers: H.Rabitz, A.L.Fradkov)
"QUANTUM MEASUREMENT, FILTERING AND QUANTUM FEEDBACK CONTROL"(Organizer: V.Belavkin)
"GEOMETRIC AND OPTIMAL CONTROL METHODS FOR QUANTUM DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS"(Organizers: C.Altafini, U. Boscain)
"CONTROL AND SYNCHRONIZATION IN CHAOTIC SYSTEMS"(Organizers: J.Kurths, S. Boccaletti)
"CONTROL OF CHAOS BY PERIODIC PERTURBATIONS"(Organizer: A.Yu.Loskutov)
"ANTI-CONTROL OF CHAOS: THEORIES, METHODS, AND APPLICATIONS"(Organizer: G.Chen)
"BEAM MODELING, CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION"(Organizers: M.Berz, D.A.Ovsyannikov)
"PLASMA MODELING AND CONTROL IN TOKAMAKS"(Organizers: D.A.Ovsyannikov, V.A.Belyakov)
"OPTIMAL ISOLATION OF MECHANICAL DISTURBANCES"(Organizers: N.N.Bolotnik, D.V.Balandin)
"STABILITY AND CONTROL PROBLEMS IN MECHANICS: NON-CONSERVATIVENESS,
BIFURCATIONS, SINGULARITIES"(Organizers: A.P.Seyranyan, O.N.Kirillov)
"CHAOS AND RHYTHM: PRODUCTION AND PERCEPTION OF SPEECH"(Organizer: O.P.Sklyarov)
English will be the official language of the Conference. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
Conference Proceedings containing full texts of the accepted papers will be published as both CD-ROM and hard copy.
Copyright of the papers will be held by the IEEE. Proceedings on CD-ROM and conference program with abstracts volume
will be distributed among the participants at the Registration desk. Additionally, hard copy of the Proceedings (4 volumes) can be ordered
(see registration form).
Registration and visa
Advance registration is recommended. The
should be completed and returned, together with the payment, to the Organizing Committee. Please use separate copy of the form for each participant, make copies if necessary.
Please note that the entrance visa for visiting Russia is required
for most countries. For issuing the visa please send us your
personal data (see Visa application form) by e-mail and
PHOTOCOPIES OF YOUR PASSPORT AND PASSPORTS OF ACCOMPANYING PERSONS
by FAX +7-812-321-4771 as soon as possible but not later than on
May 15, 2003. Then the Organizers will arrange the formal visa support letter
which should be submitted to the appropriate Russian Consulate
along with your application for Russian visa.
Since a lot of tourists and guests are expected in the year 2003 in Saint Petersburg due to the 300th anniversary of the city,
you are recommended to make your hotel reservation.
form is enclosed. This form should be completed and returned before May, 15 to Organizing Committee. A number of rooms have been booked
in Saint Petersburg hotels for the PhysCon 2003 Conference. Transportation from the hotels to Symposium site will be provided by shuttle bus.
Luxury hotels "Europe" and "Sheraton-Nevskii Palace" within walking distance from the Symposium venue will be available
Lunch tickets will be available at the registration desk. There are also a number of restaurants, coffee shops and snack bars within walking distance from the "Anichkov Palace". Ask site map at the registration desk.
Free Internet Access
Free Internet access will be provided to participants from August 19 till August 22.
The electricity is supplied at 220V, 50 Hz in Russia.
The organizers do not accept responsibility for any personal injury, damage or loss of property which may occur in connection with this Conference. All participants are advised to arrange travel insurance before departure from their home countries.
The registration fee will be refunded less a handling fee of US$35,- upon a written request received before July 5, 2003 (postmarked). After this date there will be no refund but you will receive the Proceedings CD-ROM by mail.
St. Petersburg (the former capital of Russia) with about 5 millions inhabitants is often called
"The Venice of the North" and recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Various guided tours over St. Petersburg and suburbs including visits to Tsars' palaces and
museums will be organized during both the Conference days and the weekends.
The Conference will take place soon after celebration of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg
and the city is expected to look still more beautiful.