Centro per lo Studio dei Sistemi Complessi Siena second international workshop on recurrence plots University of Siena
September 10-12, 2007  


active participitation and real workshop,
  • to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the introduction of recurrence plots
  • to bring together people currently involved in recurrence plot research
  • to get to know these people
  • to exchange knowledges and opinions
  • to enhance the publicity of RP based methods
  • theoretical background of RPs in the context of ergodic theory
  • better understanding and interpretation of RPs
  • to fathom future potentials in analysis of spatio-temporal data, image analysis, statistical tests etc.


  • introduction in recurrence plot based methods
  • historical overview about RPs, RQA, recent developments (CRPs, JRPs, dynamical invariants)

open session with free contributions

  • electronics
  • economics
  • physiology
  • molecular biology
  • astrophysics
  • climate
  • earth sciences (geophysics, palaeo-climate)
Practical workshop
  • demonstrations of methods, applications on data
  • comparisons of methods
  • your contribution is highly welcome!
Theoretical aspects, new developments
  • importance of recurrences
  • mathematical background
  • non-importance of embedding
  • UPOs
  • JRPs, synchronisation
  • dynamical invariants
  • noise
  • attractor reconstruction
  • recurrence times
Related methods
  • close return plots
  • contact maps
  • recurrence spectra
  • recurrence time statistics
  • dynamical time warping
Where to go to
  • perspectives
  • round table discussion