International Conference PhysCon 2003
August 20-22, 2003, Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA
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Call for Participation
Final program
Registration and Hotels
Visa Information
Information for Authors
Travel Information
Social Program
Conference Committees and Reviewers

PhysCon 2003 Photogallery
Saint Petersburg - The Venice of the North
Conference venue - Imperial Anichkov Palace
300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg


Prof. A.Fradkov
The Institute for Problems of
Mechanical Engineering
61 Bolshoy ave. V.O.
199178, St.Petersburg,
Ph: +7(812)321-4766,
Fax: +7(812)321-4771

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The printed version of Physcon 2003 Proceedings (ISBN: 0-7803-7939-X) is now available from the IEEE and the electronic version is available from the IEEE online publications database IEEExplore at
Two papers presented at PhysCon 2003 but not appeared in the Proceedings due to a confusion have been published in the electronic journal RUSYCON (Russian Systems and Control Archive) at The papers
"Chaos control of nonlinear current oscillations in semiconductor heterostructures" by E. Schoell, A. Amann, J. Schlesner, J. Unkelbach, W. Just,
and "Time delayed feedback control of chaos by spatio-temporal filtering"
by A. Amann, E. Schoell , N. Baba, W. Just
can be downloaded from
PHYSCON 2003 PROCEEDINGS. Printed version of Physcon 2003 Proceedings (ISBN: 0-7803-7939-X) will be available from the IEEE ( in a few months. Meanwhile, a limited number of both printed and electronic (CD-ROM, ISBN: 0-7803-7940-3) versions are available from organizers.

Contact organizers at
The title of the Proceedings for references:
2003 International Conference "Physics and Control" Proceedings. Eds. A.L.Fradkov and A.N.Churilov. St.Petersburg, Russia, 2003.

The Proceedings consist of four volumes entitled:
V.1. Physics and Control: General Problems and Applications (pp.1-352)
V.2. Control of Oscillations and Chaos (pp.353-709)
V.3. Control of Microworld Processes. Nano- and Femtotechnologies (pp.710-1051)
V.4. Nonlinear Dynamics and Control (pp.1052-1381)
Each volume has table of contents and author index for all volumes. The table of contents can be downloaded here.
NEW: PhysCon 2003 Photogallery has been posted.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
The first International Conference "Physics and Control" (PHYSCON'03) is now a part of history. It was a success, with more than 230 participants from 32 countries. 92 participants came from outside of Russia, including 18 from USA, 12 from Germany, 8 from Ukraine, 5 from Japan, 5 from Italy. 244 papers have been published in four volumes of the Proceedings, 206 talks of 253 included into the preliminary program were presented, including 7 plenary, 23 invited and 32 poster talks. The Final Report that will be posted soon along with the Conference Photo Gallery.
At the closing ceremony it was decided to continue our activities and to organize next "Physics and Control" Conference in 2-3 years.
Besides, many participants expressed the wish to have a website with Physics-and-Control-related information: news, conferences, publications, virtual round table, links to other sites, etc. PHYSCON'03 Organizing Committee would be happy to expand this website ( to a portal, containing various information and links, including website of the next PhysCon Conference. An initiative group coordinating further activities has been created on the basis of PhysCon IPC. We invite you to visit our website again and find further information.

Many thanks to all the participants for their coming!
We will be really happy to meet you in Saint Petersburg again.

PHYSCON'03 Organizing Committee
ATTENTION: The emergency phone number of Sergey Migush (person in charge of meeting people in the airport) has changed. New phone numbers for emergency cases are +7-905-219-5440 or 8-905-219-5440.
- Participants are welcome to brink their books and promotional materials for the Book Exhibition.
- On arrival to Pulkovo airport look for a person with the sign "PHYSCON'03"
if you provided Organizers with your flight information.
TRAVEL TIPS. Some tips for visitors (especially those visiting St.Petersburg for the first time) may be useful.

- How to get to the CONFERENCE HOTELS:
"Rus", Oktyabrskaya", "Moskva","Nauka"
- How to get to the CONFERENCE VENUE: Anichkov Palace
- MAP of the St.Petersburg center (downtown)
- Yahoo! WEATHER FORECAST for St. Petersburg

To see other travel tips click here
SPEAKER INFORMATION. Multimedia projectors will be available upon request (on first come-first served basis). Please contact Organizers.
Plenary talks will be allotted 40 min + 5 min for discussion.
Invited talks will be allotted 35 min + 5 min for discussion.
Talks at regular and invited sessions will be allotted 15 min + 5 min for discussion. Posters talks material should be placed within vertically oriented space 600mm by 840mm.

TRAVEL INFORMATION. The Conference will be held at the “Anichkov Dvorets” (Anichkov Palace), 39, Nevskiy ave., 190011, Saint Petersburg, Phone: +7(812)310-4395 (From August 19 to August 22).
The “Anichkov Palace” can be reached by metro (subway): “Nevskiy Prospect”/“Gostiny Dvor” (exit to Sadovaya str.). To facilitate transportation from the conference hotels "Oktyabrskaya", "Rus", "Moskva", the local area map will be posted soon.
The registration desk will be open
on Monday, August 18, 16:00-18:00 - Anichkov Palace (Department of Science);
on Tuesday, August 19, 15:00-19:00 - Anichkov Palace (Main Building).
on August 20, 21, 22: 9:00-16:00 - Anichkov Palace (Main Building).

SIGHTSEEING TOURS. A number of sightseeing tours are organized for the Conference participants and accompanying persons. PRICES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGES if the amount of attendees is not sufficient. Individual tours are available upon request at the Registration desk.
Survey bus tour over Saint-Petersburg (free of charge for fully registered
participants): August 19, 16:00-19:00
Waterbus tour "Over rivers and channels": August 21, 18:15-19:30
The Hermitage ($15): August 21, 22: 10:00-13:00
Russian Museum (Russian Icon and Russian art) ($12): August 20, 15:00-17:00
Bus tour to Peterhof ($30): Aug. 23, 10.00-16.00
Bus tour to Pushkin ($35): Aug.22, 10.00-16.00.
Preliminary program is updated.
NEW HOTEL INFORMATION:To provide most convenient accomodation for PhysCon 2003 participants, rooms in two hotels located closely to the Conference venue in the center of the city have been reserved.

Hotel "Oktyabrskaya" (***, USD90 single/130 double) Located in the historical center of St. Petersburg, at the crossing of Nevsky and Ligovsky prospects within a walking distance (10 min or one bus stop) from the Anichkov Palace (Conference venue). The historical building serves as the hotel since 1851. The Hotel offers comfortable rooms for one or two persons as well as Delux and Semi-Delux rooms. All the rooms have bath and lavatory, telephone, satellite TV, refrigerator. At the service for guests are restaurants, bars, cafe, billiard-room, snack bar, conference hall, business center, post office, shops, exchange office, plain and train tickets, hair dressing, solarium. Buffet breakfast is included.

Hotel "Rus" (***, USD60 single/90 double) is located in a quiet street, 20 min by foot or 10 min by tram from the Conference venue. Only a limited number of rooms are available.

Most Russian participants will live in the budget hotel of Russian Academy of Sciences located near metro station "Udelnaya" (7 metro stops from the Conference venue).

Note that rates may be subjected to changes (hotels extend the "high season" period due to hign demand in this city celebration year).

The confirmation of registration/hotel reservation letters are being distributed today. Those not registered please inform us about your plans before July 15. Otherwise the Organizers will not be able to guarantee the accomodation
ATTENTION Physcon 2003 participants: Confirmation letters for registration and hotel reservation will be distributed next week. Hotel maps and transportation tips wıll be posted on the web at the same time.
Sorry for the delay caused by clarifying the hotel situation which is hard during this special year.
The PhysCon03 preliminary program including all regular and poster sessions has been posted.
Corrections and comments are welcome.

See you in Saint Petersburg in August!
The PhysCon03 preliminary program will be posted within a few days.
The 300 year of St. Petersburg jubilee week will start on May, 27. The highlights of the jubilee celebrations will be broadcasted day and night by web-cameras placed in the center of St. Petersburg at Malaya Sadovaya street, Nevsky Prospect and on the roofs of the Hermitage and the Russian National Library.
The Physcon 2003 participants are welcome to virtually take part in the 300 year jubilee of St. Petersburg numerous events, including aquacade and laser show in the delta of the Neva river, meetings of President Vladimir Putin with the leaders of the countries, etc. See at

Note that after the jubilee new fascinating attractions will be open for public, e.g. restored from ruins Konstantinovsky palace (temporary residence of the President Putin), legendary Amber Chamber at Yekaterininsky Palace of Tsarskoe Selo , etc. So make your plans to stay extra time in St.Petersburg and to see its old and new sights. More information will be available in June-July.
ATTENTION of foreign participants:
According to new requirements of Russian Foreign Ministry, to apply for visa support letter we need to mention additionally the following data:

1. Place of birth.
2. Department/Division of your Employer.
3. We need to supply the title page of your passport, containing the word "PASSPORT"
and the name of the country (passports
of some countries do not contain it at the information page).

Make sure you provide us with all the data to speed up issuing the visa support letter.

The visa support letters will be ready by the end of May, if the data were received by us before May 1.

Organizing Committee
-Enter the page "Information for authors" of menu.
-Then click to

- Then login with your PIN and password to your virtual office, where you find reviewers' comments (if any) and the buttons to upload your paper.

Do not hesitate to contact Organizers at in the case of any problems.
NOTE for Word using authors:
For the title of the paper the 18 point size bold font is recommended, while the authors’names and addresses should be written in the 12 point size font. The Authors' guide is updated accordingly.
The distribution of the acceptance/rejection letters has been completed. The authors who were not notified please contact
The joint IPC-NOC meeting took place on March 13 where the acceptance/rejection decisions were taken. The total number of submissions exceeded our expectations. Finally, more than 330 papers from 35 countries were submitted and almost 300 of them were included into the preliminary program. More than 20 invited talks and 12 invited sessions are planned where leading experts in the field will be lecturing. Now the Organizers are preparing to distribute acceptance letters. The Authors are kindly asked to be patient: the letters will be sent in a few days, hopefully on March 17-18. All the information on Registration, Accomodation, Visa; Information for Authors, Travel Information and Social Program will be provided.

It is my pleasure to thank the IPC members, Associate Editors and Reviewers for their time and contributions ensuring high quality of the Conference technical program.

Alexander Fradkov,
PhysCon 2003 NOC Chairman

The reviewing of the papers submitted to PhysCon 2003 is about to be completed. The results will be announced soon. The total number of submissions exceeded our expectations: more than 300 papers from 34 countries were submitted. We are doing every effort to get two independent reviews for each one. We appreciate work of our Associate Editors and Reviewers who are working hard to finish reviewing in time. The names of Associate Editors and Reviewers will be announced in the Conference program.

Zhores ALFEROV (Ioffe Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia)
Herschel RABITZ (University of Princeton, USA)
James YORKE (University of Maryland, USA)

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
Guanrong CHEN (City University of Hong Kong, China) "Chaotification via feedback control: Theories, methods and applications"
Gustav GERBER (Germany) "Optimal Control of Molecular Femtochemistry" .
Alexander GINEVSKY, Polina LANDA Russia) "Control of Turbulence in Jets by Acoustic Means."
Robert L. KOSUT (USA) "Adaptive Control of Quantum Computing and Information Systems"
Robert LEVIS (USA) "Combinatorial Photonics, Controlling Chemistry
with Tailored Strong Field Laser Pulses"
Alexander LOSKUTOV (Russia) "Control of dynamical systems and suppression of chaos"
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"
Alexander SHARKOVSKY (Ukraine) "Ideal turbulence: definition and models"
Lorenza VIOLA, Seth LLOYD and Emanuel KNILL (USA) "Quantum Control via Dynamical Decoupling: Achievements and Prospects". Sites: Physcon home Album
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