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

2nd Recurrence Plot Workshop

In 2007 we have the anniversary of 20 years since the introduction of recurrence plots by Eckmann in 1987. In its honour, a second recurrence plot workshop will be held at the Centro per lo Studio dei Sistemi Complessi in Siena (Italy), at September 10-12, 2007.

The objective of the workshop is the exchange of knowledge of scientists working in the disciplines of time series analysis and/or recurrences. Significant progress has been made in the areas of data analysis by means of recurrences. Recurrence Plots (RPs) have been shown to be a very robust tool for the analysis of time series, and can cope with large amounts of noise and even nonstationarity. RPs have found applications in fields such as physiology (EEG, ECG), astrophysics, geophysics, meteorology, genetics and finance. Theoretical results show how closely RPs are linked to dynamical invariants like entropies and dimensions. It can be shown that the dynamics of a system can be captured in a recurrence plot and that it is possible to perform a synchronization analysis by RPs. These practical and theoretical aspects will be discussed in the workshop. Moreover, potential applications of RP-based methods for spatio-temporal data, image analysis, statistical tests etc. will be explored.

Participants of the second international recurrence plot workshop in Siena, September 2007 (Photo: Chuck Webber).

A first international recurrence plot workshop was organised in Potsdam (Germany). The web site of this very successful event is still available at ws2005.

Organisational and scientific committee

Angelo Facchini (CSC, Department of Information Engineering, University of Siena)
Norbert Marwan (Nonlinear Dynamics Group, Institute of Physics, University of Potsdam)
Marco Thiel (Centre for Applied Dynamics Research, King's College, University of Aberdeen)
Antonio Vicino (CSC, Department of Information Engineering, University of Siena)
Holger Kantz (Max Planck Institute for the physics of complex systems, Dresden)
Joseph Zbilut (Department of Molecular Biophysics & Physiology, Rush University)
Chiara Mocenni (CSC, Department of Information Engineering, University of Siena)

Further information about recurrence plots

» www.recurrence-plot.tk



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