Program of the SYNCHRO-2002 Meeting

September 22-28, 2002, Saratov, Russia

8.00-9.00  Breakfast

13.00-14.00  Lunch

19.00-20.00  Dinner


Sunday, Sept 22.  Arrival day
19.00 Welcome Party in "Volzhskie Dali"


Monday, September 23

Morning session

9.00-9.15 Opening (Vadim Anishchenko)

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Vadim Anishchenko

9.15-9.45  Werner Ebeling (Germany)  
           Synchronization of Stochastic Motions
           in Swarms of Active Brownian Particles

9.45-10.15 Vladimir Nekorkin (Russia)
           Synchronization, desynchronization and replication 
           in active discrete systems

10.15-10.45 Lutz Schimansky-Geier (Germany)
            Noise Induced Phenomena in Excitable Media

10.45-11.15 Coffee Break

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Martin Hasler

11.15-11.45 Leonid Shilnikov (Russia)
            Mathematical problems of the classical theory of synchronization

11.45-12.15 Vladimir Belykh (Russia)
            Attractors and Synchronization

12.15-12.45 Tomasz Kapitaniak (Poland)
            Low-dimensional chaos in high-dimensional phase space

Afternoon session

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Peter McClintock

15.30-16.00 Arkady Pikovsky (Germany)
            System size resonance

16.00-16.30 Ulrich Parlitz (Germany)
            From interrelations to synchronization

16.30-17.00 Coffee Break

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Bernardo Spagnolo

17.00-17.20 Igor Belykh (Switzerland)
            Persistent clusters in lattices of coupled nonidentical 
            chaotic systems 
17.20-17.40 Eireen Neumann (Germany)
            Slow-fast dynamics in Josephson junctions 
17.40-18.00 Olexander Popovich (Ukraine)
            Hierarchical Cluster Splitting in a System of Coupled Maps
18.00-18.20 Alexander Laserson (Russia)
            Dynamical Chaos in Electron Devices. How it Works.

Chairman: Dr. Alexey Pavlov

20.00-22.00 Poster session


Tuesday, September 24

Morning session

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Lutz Schimansky-Geier

9.15-9.45 Peter Tass (Germany)
          Development of demand-controlled deep brain stimulation
          techniques based on stochastic phase resetting

9.45-10.15 Hans Braun (Germany)
           Neuronal Encoding with Chaotic and Stochastic Oscillations: 
           Synchronization and Resonance Phenomena

10.15-10.45 Peter McClintock (UK)
            Interactions within the cardiovascular system

10.45-11.15 Coffee Break

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Jack Hudson

11.15-11.45 Ralph Andrzejak (Germany)
            A comparison of different surrogate techniques in 
	    combination with nonlinear interdependence measures
11.45-12.15 Stefano Boccaletti (Italy)
            Noise-induced synchronization and coherence resonance 
            of homoclinic chaos
12.15-12.45 Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo (Spain)
            Entrainment and synchronization in coupled semiconductor

Afternoon session

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Arkady Pikovsky

15.30-16.00 Sergey Kuznetsov (Russia)
            Critical phenomena and universality for phenomena of 
            break-up of generalized synchronization

16.00-16.30 Andrew Osbaldestin (UK)
            Renormalization in quasiperiodically forced systems

16.30-17.00 Coffee break

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Hans Braun
17.00-17.20 Alexander Balanov (UK)
            Phase synchronization from 1-D time series
17.20-17.40 Aneta Stefanovska (Slovenia)
            Interactions between cardiovascular oscillations
17.40-18.00 Ekaterina Zhuchkova (Russia)
            System of interacting oscillators as a model of cardiac 

Chairman: Dr. Alexey Pavlov

20.00-22.00 Poster session


Wednesday, September 25

Morning session

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Ulrich Parlitz

9.15-9.45 Jack Hudson (USA)
          Collective dynamics of populations of electrochemical

9.45-10.15 Martin Hasler (Switzerland)
           Temporal Signal Classification by Synchronization with 
           a Chaotic System

10.15-10.45 Jan Freund (Germany)
            Synchronization in Stochastic Systems

10.45-11.15 Coffee Break

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Peter Tass

11.15-11.45 Harald Engel (Germany)
            Wave dynamics in active media with nonlocal spatial

11.45-12.15 Grigory Osipov (Russia)
            Synchronization of coupled rotators

12.15-12.45 Alexander Neiman (USA)
            Oscillation, noise and synchronization in sensory neurons

14.30-19.00 Excursion to Saratov and the Volga River

20.00 Conference Dinner


Thursday, September 26

Morning session

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Werner Ebeling

9.15-9.45 Wolfgang Weidlich (Germany)
          Sociodynamics - A Systematic Approach to Mathematical
          Modelling in the Social Sciences            

9.45-10.15 Udo Erdmann (Germany)
           Collective motion with interacting Active Brownian particles

10.15-10.45 Yury Romanovsky (Russia)
            A Model of Oscillations of Subglobal Molecules with
            Anomalous Quality Factor

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Jose Mateos

11.15-11.45 Vladimir Shalfeev (Russia)
            Synchronization of chaotic ocsillations in ensemble of 
            phase systems 

11.45-12.15 Alexander Dmitriev (Russia)
            Information transmission and transformation in chaotic 
            synchronization process of 2D maps         

12.15-12.45 Dmitry Postnov (Russia)
            Noise-induced Oscillations and Phase Multistability in
            Small Ensembles of Biological Oscillators

Afternoon session

Chairman: Dr. Stefano Boccaletti

15.20-15.50 Astero Provata (Greece)
            Local Oscillations and Fractality in the 
            Lattice-Lotka-Volterra and Lattice-Limit-Cycle Models   

15.50-16.20 Bernardo Spagnolo (Italy)
            Noise Induced Phenomena in Sea Fish Population Dynamics   

16.20-16.50 Coffee Break

Chairman: Dr. Astero Provata

16.50-17.20 Tatjana Vadivasova (Russia)
            Synchronization in ensembles of oscillators with noise and 
            regular excitation 

17.20-17.40 Andrey Polovinkin (Russia)
            Stochastic Dynamics of Singled-out and Coupled Excitable 

17.40-18.00 Nikolai Agudov (Russia)
            Noise delayed decay of unstable states: theory versus 
            numerical simulations

20.00 - Presentation of new books (Weidlich, Pikovsky, Schimansky-Geier,
        Postnov, Ebeling, Romanovsky) and journals 


Friday, September 27

Morning session

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo

9.15-9.45  Jose Mateos (Mexico)
           Current Reversals and Synchronization in Chaotic Ratchets

9.45-10.15  Giovanni Giacomelli (Italy)
            Experimental Investigation of Stochastic Phase 
            Synchronization in Vertical-Cavity Lasers

10.15-10.45 Leonid Melnikov (Russia)
            Mode-locking in lasers: nonlinear dynamics of ultra-short

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

Chairman: Prof.Dr. Tomasz Kapitaniak

11.15-11.45 Michael Rosenblum (Germany)
            Locking-based frequency measurement and synchronization of
	    complex system

11.45-12.15 Michael Zaks (Germany)
            Unstable periodic orbits as mediators in synchronization 
12.15-12.45 Alexander Kuznetsov (Russia)
            Multi-parameter picture of transition to chaos
12.45-13.00 Andrey Pankratov (Russia)
            Nonlinear systems under noise subjected to strong periodic 
            driving: resonant activation and suppession of noise            

13.05-13-20 Closing (L.Schimansky-Geier, A.Pikovsky, A.Neiman)

Afternoon session

15.30-17.30 Aqua Park (Part 1)

18.00 Dinner

18.30-20.30 Aqua Park (Part 2) 

21.00-24.00 Barbecue & Beer


Saturday, Sept. 28  Departure day