fourth international symposium on recurrence plots Hong Kong Polytechnic University

December 5-7, 2011
Hong Kong

Recurrence plot symposium Hong Kong 2011.

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Important Note
The speakers have to upload their presentation to the computer in the lecture hall in advance of their talk (in the morning of the day of their talk). The time for the talk is 17 min, plus 3 min discussion.

Both MacOS and Windows machines will be available, installed with standard presentation software (PowerPoint, Acrobat, Preview, and Keynote). You may also bring your own computer or presentation device provided that it is fitted with the appropriate VGA output and that you are capable of installing and testing the machine prior to the scheduled session time.

The prefered size of the posters is A0 or ArchE portrait (i.e. higher than wide).

There are many small print-shops near the campus which will print your poster for a charge. Usually, the process (for a single poster) can be done immediately (or within a few hours). One such nearby company is "Rainbow Company" (


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The abstracts of the contributions are available in the abstract book.

Sunday, December 4th

18:00--21:00 Registration reception (with beer, soft drinks, nibbles)
Podium level of A-core (see map)

Monday, December 5th

8:30 Registration


9:00 Opening
9:05 Norbert Marwan:
Introduction Lecture Recent achievements in recurrence plot research

Methodological Aspects

9:30 Diogo C. Soriano:
Keynote Lecture Blind source separation and extraction using recurrence
10:15 Zahra Aryani, Behzad Babaei:
On the selection of radius threshold in recurrence quantification analysis
10:35 Coffee break
11:00 Vladislav B. Kiselev, Boris V. Kiselev:
Studying asymmetry in complex systems without using CRPs
11:20 Ricardo A. Rios, Rodrigo Fernandes de Mello:
Time series decomposition in terms of stochastic and deterministic components: an approach using recurrence plot and empirical mode decomposition
11:40 Dilip K. Bhattacharya, Sayan Mukherjee:
Fuzzy recurrence plot and its application in phase space analysis
12:00 Sayan Mukherjee, Sanjay Kumar Palit, Dilip K. Bhattacharya:
Application of recurrence plot to verify Taken's theorem in some dynamical systems
12:20 Thiago de Lima Prado, Paulo Paneque Galuzio, Ricardo Luiz Viana, Sergio Roberto Lopes:
Image processing using recurrence plots
12:40 Michael Small:
Welcome note
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Michael Small:
Recurrence networks for discrete data
14:20 Iliusi Vega:
Method for tuning the threshold for recurrence plots and its efficiency in recognizing different dynamical states through recurrence network analysis
14:40 Jan H. Feldhoff, Reik V. Donner, Jonathan F. Donges, Norbert Marwan, Jürgen Kurths:
On bi- and multivariate extensions of recurrence network analysis
15:00 Ruoxi Xiang, Xiaoke Xu, Michael Small:
Drawing links between time series and complex networks — Multiscale characterization on recurrence-based phase space networks constructed from time series
15:20 Yong Zou:
Are recurrence networks scale free?
15:40 Coffee break
16:15 David M. Walker, A. Tordesillas, A. Rechenmacher, S. Abedi:
Connecting the dots in networks of grain kinematics

Applications in Biological Systems I

16:35 Charles L. Webber, Jr.:
Assessing coupling strength between discrete events using cross recurrence quantifications
16:55 Christian Heinze, Udo Trutschel, David Sommer, Martin Golz:
Application of Recurrence Plots to long-term heart rate recordings for the analysis of circadian rhythmicity

Tuesday, December 6th

8:50 Welcome & miscellaneous announcements

Applications in Biological Systems II

9:00 Philippe Faure:
Keynote Lecture Recurrence plot analysis of symbolic sequence. Application to behavioral data
9:45 Daniel Angus, Andrew Smith, Janet Wiles:
Conceptual recurrence plots: Generating insights into effective doctor-patient consultations
10:00 Saritha Namboodiri, Chandra Verma, Pawan K. Dhar, Alessandro Giuliani, Achuthsankar S. Nair:
Sequence signatures of allosteric proteins towards rational design
10:20 Sonja Hermann, Dermot Power, Richard Reilly:
RQA — a means of predicting pressure relief movements in the prevention of pressure ulcers?
10:40 Coffee break
11:15 Xiang Li:
Analyses of electrocardiograph with the eyes of complex network theory: a snapshot
11:35 Dean Korosak, Andraz Stozer, Jurij Dolensek, Marko Gosak, Marko Marhl, Kousuke Yakubo, Marjan S. Rupnik:
Recurrence, visibility and correlation networks of calcium dynamics in pancreatic islets
11:55 Ralf F. A. Cox, Bianca Huurneman, F. Nienke Boonstra:
Temporal structure in the eye movements of 6- to 8-year-olds during crowded visual search
12:15 Lunch


14:00 Practical Tutorials
CRP Toolbox for Matlab, RQA Software
19:30 Social Event: TBA

Wednesday, December 7th

8:50 Welcome & miscellaneous announcements

Applications in Engineering

9:00 Maryam Tahmasebpour, Reza Zarghami, R. Sotudeh-Gharebagh, N. Mostoufi:
Characterization of gas-solid fluidized bed hydrodynamics by recurrence plot analysis
9:20 Dong Yang, Wei-Xin Ren:
Recurrence quantification analysis based operative nonstationarity assessment for structural ambient vibration signals
9:40 Mohammad Ali Sanjari:
Reliability of Recurrence Quantification Analysis Measures of Hand Drawings
10:00 Coffee break

Further directions

10:45 John Delos:
Keynote Lecture Recurrence spectroscopy: Classical orbits and quantum spectra
11:30 P. Bagavathi Sivakumar, V. P. Mohandas:
Recurrence plot and recurrence quantification analysis as a tool for determining determinism in time series data: An empirical study on Indian stock data
11:10 Poster Session
13:00 Lunch

Applications in Earth and Astrophysical Sciences

14:00 Yoshito Hirata, Kazuyuki Aihara:
Recurrence plots for point processes and their application to earthquakes
14:20 Alexander V. Glushkov, Olga Yu. Khetselius, Georgy P. Prepelitsa:
Studying and forecasting the atmospheric pollutants dynamics by using the non-linear prediction approach and recurrence plots method
14:40 Holger Lange:
Using recurrence quantification analysis for a detailed model-data comparison: the case of a water transport model
15:00 Closing
16:00 Excursion Victoria Peak


Methodological Aspects

Poster 1 Zahra Aryani:
Optimum Selection of Minimal Length of Line in Recurrence Quantification Analysis
Poster 2 Vladislav B. Kiselev:
Window Size Problem in Recurrence Quantification Analysis
Poster 3 Eulalie Joelle Ngamga, Norbert Marwan, Jonathan F. Donges, Jürgen Kurths:
Network approach for unvealing subtle transitions in dynamical systems
Poster 4 Aloys Sipers, Paul Borm, Ralf Peeters:
On the reconstruction of a signal from its unthresholded recurrence plot subject to disturbances

Applications in Engineering

Poster 5 Behzad Babaei, R. Zarghami, R. Sotudeh-Gharebagh:
Identification of Change in Particles Size in Fluidized Beds Using Recurrence Quantification Analysis
Poster 6 Alexander V. Glushkov, Viktor M. Kuzakon, Georgy P. Prepelitsa, Elena P. Solyanikova:
Studying interaction dynamics of the non-linear vibrational systems on the basis non-linear prediction approach and recurrence plots method (application to semiconductor quantum autogenerators)
Poster 7 Han Xiao, Yourong Li, Lv Yong:
The Gear's Fault Recognition Based on Recurrence Quantification Analysis and Gaussian Mixture Model
Poster 8 Washington C. de A. Costa, Silvana C. Costa, Vinicius J. D. Vieira, Benedito G. Aguiar Neto e F. M. de Assis:
Recurrence Quantification Analysis Applied to Pathological Voice Discrimination
Poster 9 Ondrej Kopacek, Jiri Kovar, Vladimir Karas, Zdenek Stuchlik:
Recurrence analysis and chaotic motion around Kerr black hole

Applications in Biological Systems

Poster 10 Shu Dai, James Keener:
Use noise to determine cardiac restitution with memory
Poster 11 Deshpande Rangaprakash:
Recurrence Quantification Analysis of Electroencephalogram and Heart Rate Variability data with applications
Poster 12 Ashish Kaul Sahib, N. Pradhan:
Understanding coupling and synchronization in EEG of epileptic discharge using recurrence analysis
Poster 13 Deshpande Narayana Dutt:
Application of Recurrence Quantification Analysis for the Study of Altered States of Consciousness
Poster 14 Junfeng Sun, Jijun Wang, Shanbao Tong:
Joint recurrence analysis on EEG signals of schizophrenia patiens in multiple frequency bands

Applications in Finance and Economics

Poster 15 Marieke van Rooij, Robert Mahoney:
Exploring non-linearities in decision-making: Recurrence patterns in Risky decisions