Scope and aim

This international conference aims at presenting and discussing some of the less-explored issues, recent advances and prospects for future development in the physics of complex and non-linear systems. This includes also the viewpoint of applications in different challenging problems of natural and environmental sciences.

In the past three decades, the physics of complex systems has become one of the most interdisciplinary subjects of contemporary science. In particular, this field has penetrated into various areas of natural and even social sciences for the modeling of complex dynamics, data analysis, prediction, and monitoring purposes. In this field the researches are focused on the study of the behavior of systems that consist of many individual components and whose non-linear evolution cannot be guessed from the behavior of its components. It employs methods from statistical physics, nonlinear dynamics, stochastic processes, etc. and is currently exploring applications in biology, medicine, earth and environmental sciences, social sciences, economy and finance.

In particular, considerable progress was also made aside from applications in physics in particular in neuroscience and brain research (the brain is one of the most complex systems known), geosciences (earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, rogue or freak waves), epidemiology (forecast of epidemic spreading), etc.

The conference will be devoted to both, new developments in the basic science of complex and nonlinear systems, as well as new trends in its applications to specific areas of natural and environmental sciences. In addition, it aims at giving orientation to young researchers at the postdoctoral level, in particular from Central Asia.