Forwarded by John Sterman <jsterman@MIT.EDU>
>Subject: Workshop "Economic Dynamics from the Physics Point of View"
> Please distribute this announcement to interested collegues.
> We apologize for multiple postings!
>From March 27 until March 30, 2000, an international workshop on
> ECONOMIC DYNAMICS FROM THE PHYSICS POINT OF VIEW
>will be held at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, which is located close to
>The workshop intends to give an overview of the application potential of
>physical methods to economic subjects.
>Basically, the workshop concentrates on two main problems:
>(i) the analysis of economic data, in order to detect scaling laws and
> correlations, and other characteristic interdependencies;
>(ii) the investigation of microscopic models which mimic economic
> systems based on non-linear interactions of a large number of
>Hence, the topics relevant to the conference include:
>* time series analysis of economic data,
>* microscopic modelling of financial markets,
>* stochastic models of socio-economic interactions,
>* evolution and chaos in economic systems,
>* statistical dynamics of decision processes.
>The particular emphasis on dynamic micro-models intends to provide
>insights into economic interactions, which may eventually explain the
>complex dynamics in the data observed.
>The scientific program is coordinated by:
>Frank Schweitzer Dirk Helbing
>Invited Speakers of the workshop include:
>Jean-Philippe Bouchaud (Saclay, France)
> Financial Markets: From Data Analysis to Risk Control
>Werner Ebeling (Berlin, Germany)
> Stochastic Models of Innovation Dynamics
>Gustav Feichtinger (Vienna, Austria)
> Threshold Behaviour in Intertemporal Decision Processes
>Serge Galam (Paris, France)
> Random Field Ising Model for Rational Group Decision Making
>Janusz Holyst (Warsaw, Poland)
> Chaos Control in Economics Systems
>Hans-Walter Lorenz (Jena, Germany)
> Nonlinear Dynamical Economics and Chaotic Motion
>Thomas Lux (Bonn, Germany)
> Multi-Agent Simulation of Financial Markets
>Andrzej Nowak (Warsaw, Poland)
> Spin Glass and Cellular Automata Models of Decision Making
>Joachim Peinke (Oldenburg, Germany)
> Signatures of Turbulence in Financial Markets
>Kim Sneppen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
> Self-Organization of Value and Demand
>Sorin Solomon (Jerusalem, Israel)
> Microscopic Description of Stock Markets
>H. Eugene Stanley (Boston, USA)
> Time-Series Analysis in Econophysics
>Dietrich Stauffer (Cologne, Germany)
> Percolation Models of Financial Market Dynamics
>Wolfgang Weidlich (Stuttgart, Germany)
> Master Equation Approach to Decision Making and Economic Dynamics
>Gerard Weisbuch (Paris, France)
> Hits and Flops: Application of Percolation Theory
>Ulrich Witt (Jena, Germany)
> Unsteady Coordination of Economic Flows - A New Approach
> to Aggregate Economic Fluctuations and Cycles
>Yi-Cheng Zhang (Fribourg, Switzerland) (* not yet confirmed)
> The Minority Game and Trading Behavior
>The workshop will be sponsored by the WE Heraeus Foundation, thus
>there will be no conference fee, and accomodation in the Physics
>Center is for free.
>If you are interested in attending the workshop, you can find
>information about participation and submission of contributions at the
>website of the workshop:
>The deadline for applications for participation is December 31, 1999.
>We are looking forward to seeing you in Bad Honnef in the picturesque
>Frank Schweitzer and Dirk Helbing.
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