International Conference PhysCon 2005
August 24-26, 2005, Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA
Call for Participation
Preliminary Program
Final Program (in PDF)
Registration and Hotels
Visa Information
Information for Authors
Travel Information
Social Program
Conference Committees and Reviewers

Submission site

PhysCon 2005 Photogallery
Saint Petersburg - The Venice of the North
Conference venue - Imperial Anichkov Palace

Official Travel Agent:
Monomax Ltd


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

Call for Participation

Views of St.Petersburg

Dear Colleagues and Guests,

It is our honor and pleasure to invite you to participate in the International Conference "Physics and Control" (PhysCon 2005) to be held on August 24-26, 2005 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The Conference "Physics and Control 2005" will be the second international conference focusing on the borderland between Physics and Control with emphasis on both theory and applications. The first Conference "Physics and Control 2003" (St.Petersburg, 20-22 Aug. 2003) was a success with about 250 participants from 33 countries.

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 will do our best to create a friendly atmosphere for work and rest, encourage new personal contacts and exchange of ideas. 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 2005.

On behalf of the IPC and NOC for PhysCon 2005,
Vladimir Peshekhonov Alexander Fradkov


In cooperation with:

Cosponsored by:


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).

Conference Venue

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 23 to August 26, 2005): +7(812) 310-43-95

Program highlights:


Guanrong CHEN (City Univ. of Hong Kong, China)
"Controlling bifurcations"

Felix L. CHERNOUSKO (Inst. for Problems in Mechanics, Moscow, Russia)
"Control of Multibody Systems in Resistive Media"

Oleg G.FILATOV (Efremov Inst. Electrophysical Apparatus, St.Petersburg, Russia) and Valentin P.SMIRNOV (Kurchatov Institute of Nuclear Neergy, Moscow, Russia)
"Status of ITER Project"

Katsuhisa FURUTA (Center of Human Adaptive Mechatronics, Tokyo Denki University, Japan)
"Control of Pendulum"

Hermann HAKEN (Center for Synergetics, Univ. of Stuttgart, Germany)
"Synergetics: some recent developments"

Michele PAVON (University of Padova)
"Controlling the relative entropy evolution for classical, thermodynamical and quantum systems"


Vadim S. ANISCHENKO (Saratov State Univ, Russia)
"Mixing and autocorrelation function decay in chaotic systems"

Mario di BERNARDO (University of Naples Federico II, Italy and University of Bristol, UK)
"Bifurcations and chaos in nonsmooth dynamical systems: analysis and control"

Lazar FRIEDLAND (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
"From the pendulum to Rydberg atoms and planetary dynamics: Autoresonant formation and control of coherent nonlinear states"

Andre PREUMONT (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
"Some topics in active vibration control"


Plasma Modeling and Control in Tokamaks
Organizers: V.A.Belyakov, D.A.Ovsyannikov

Beam Control.
Organizer: D.A.Ovsyannikov

Multiparameter Stability and Control Problems in Physics: Singularities, Bifurcations, Non-Conservativeness - I, II
Organizers: A. P. Seyranian and O. N. Kirillov

Complex networks, analysis, synchronization and Control
Organizers: M. di Bernardo and G. Chen

Working Language

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.

Registration and visa

Advance registration is recommended. The Registration form 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, 2005. 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 summer is a hot tourist season in Saint Petersburg, you are recommended to make your hotel reservation. 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 2005 Conference.


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 24 till August 26.


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.

Cancellation Policy

The registration fee will be refunded less a handling fee of US$35,- upon a written request received before July 5, 2005 (postmarked). After this date there will be no refund but you will receive the Proceedings CD-ROM by mail.

Social program:

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. Sites: Physcon home Album
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