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Intensive Research Programme on Advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics

Feb 01, 2016 to May 01, 2016
Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
J. Tomás Lázaro (Organizing committee)
Tere Martínez-Seara (Scientific committee)
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This program will take stock of recent advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics and where the field is going. As a general theory of how switches, impacts, and other discontinuities affect dynamical systems, Nonsmooth Dynamics has always been strongly informed by applications. By bringing theoretical and practical insights together at a time of rapidly growing interest, we will try to solve some major outstanding problems in an intensive but open forum.

The Foundations theme will discuss fundamental theory, from its basic assumptions, to breakthroughs in bifurcation theory and novel behaviour at singularities. Particular attention will be paid to how these impact existing and future numerical methods, focussing on the open challenges in developing a theory of nonsmooth dynamics that is fully relevant to real world systems.

The New Directions theme we will bring together many applications and models, solving specific problems and at the same time seeking common methods and ideas. We will ask how nonsmooth dynamics can best contribute to forming new and better models of real world dynamics. There will be no restriction on the applications of interest, but they will certainly include climate, economics, life sciences, networks, chemical reactions, mechanics of rigid bodies, and control electronics.




Organizing Commitee


Mike Jeffrey

University of Bristol

Alessandro Colombo

Politecnico di Milano

J. Tomás Lázaro

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Josep M. Olm

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


Scientific Commitee




Bernard Brogliato

INRIA Grenoble

Jaume Llibre Saló

Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona

Tere Martínez-Seara

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Gerard Olivar Tost

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Petri Piiroinen

National University of Ireland Galway

Enrique Ponce Núñez

Universidad de Sevilla

Marco Antonio Teixeira

Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Nathan van de Wouw

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Scientific events  




Conference on "OpenProblems in Nonsmooth Dynamics", 1-5 February, 2016


3 short courses on 1. Nonsmooth networks, 2. The complementarity approach applied, 3. The Filippov approach and beyond   (dates to be posted) 


Workshop on Climate Modeling, March 28 to April 1, 2016 

Workshop on "NonsmoothDynamics, the way forward"  25-29 April, 2016