Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Dynamical Systems 2012

Orthodox Academy of Crete (Greece)

July 8, 2012 – July 15, 2012

The NEEDS organising committee members were very sad to learn that Prof. Andrei Zelevinsky died last Wednesday, the 10th of April 2013.


Titles of presentations are now available online

NEEDS 2012 Programme con be found under Conference Schedule, on the right.

Moni Gonia Monastery

The XIXth edition of the NEEDS conference series will be held at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, in Kolymvari, Chania (Crete, Greece), from July 8 to July 15, 2012. We are delighted that NEEDS 2012 will be hosted again in Crete, where the first edition took place in the Summer 1980, and thirteen years after the last time it was held there.

As the previous editions, the workshop will have an interdisciplinary character; it aims to bring together both experts and young researchers encouraging cross disciplinary interaction in the pleasant atmosphere of the Orthodox Academy of Crete.

The conference will focus on the following topics:

  • Integrable systems (including quantum and discrete) and applications
  • Dynamical systems: Hamiltonian systems and dynamics in the complex domain
  • Nonlinear waves, soliton equations and applications
  • Nonlinear ODEs including Painleve' equations and isomonodromic deformations
  • Symmetries and perturbative methods in the classification of integrable PDEs
  • Infinite dimensional Lie algebras and integrable systems
  • Orthogonal polynomials, random matrix theory
In addition to the general program, the afternoon sessions will generally be organised in mini-workshops on the following specialized topics:
  1. MW1: Solitary waves in applications (coordinator: Mark Ablowitz)

  2. MW2: Tropical geometry and ultradiscrete integrable systems (coordinator: Rei Inoue)

  3. MW3: Cluster algebras and integrability (coordinator: Michael Shapiro)

  4. MW4: Dispersive Shock Waves: mathematical and physical aspects (coordinator: Stefano Trillo)

Conference Information