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|Posted: Tue Jul 21, 1992 6:41 pm
Subject: Conference announcement
MULTISCALE STOCHASTIC PROCESSES
MULTIFRACTALS and WAVELETS
March 29-31, 1993
Traditional techniques have shown to be insufficient for the study of
random phenomena with strongly localised events. New methods, like the
wavelet transform which acts like a mathematical microscope, and
multifractal analysis, which concentrates on local similarity scalings
and the self-similar structure of the supporting `fractal' sets have
recently been developed and may be well suited to describe and analyse
such localised structures. Localised events in complex signals often
exhibit multiscale and self-similar properties and/or may be distributed
about the space in a multiscale and self-similar fashion.
Different methods are appropriate for different phenomena, but for the same
phenomena different methods reveal different characteristic properties.
In particular, it is important to establish which aspects of interscale
non-linear dynamics can best be captured or described by which tools.
Many basic mathematical questions underlying these issues will be addressed
at the meeting. Special emphasis will be given to fluid mechanics,
particularly turbulence structure, but applications in other fields of
knowledge will also be included, and comparisons encouraged. Finally the
relevance and application of these methods and concepts to industrial
problems will be the object of a special session involving both industrial
and academic specialists who have had experience of these problems.
This conference follows the successful meeting held in December 1990, the
Proceedings of which are published this year.
The conference will be held under the auspices of the I.M.A. (U.K.), SIAM
and other U.S. agencies and in association with ERCOFTAC and SMAI (France).
Location: St Catherine's College, Cambridge, where accommodation will
be available for the participants.
Call for papers: Abstracts of papers are invited to be submitted to
the Organising Committee by 15 October 1992
Program: Presentations of papers will be either by poster or oral.
The conference will cover the following general topics:
- relationships between multiscale and multi - `fractal' structure;
self-similarity, space fillingness and scale invariance
- issues of interscale dynamics in highly non-linear dynamical systems
and relationships to structure and the stochastic nature of turbulence
- multiscale stochastic processes: modelling, estimation, identification
- the application of the wavelet transform and related techniques to the
- the application of the above issues, methods and concepts in the
improvement of technology
Confirmed Invited speakers: A. Arn R. Benzi, R. Kraichnan,
S.A. Orszag K.R. Sreenivasan
Jim Brasseur (Penn. State., U.S.), Patrick Flandrin (ENS, Lyon),
Julian Hunt (Met Off. Bracknell), Christos Vassilicos (DAMTP, Silver
Street, Cambridge, England CB3 9EW (JCV10@PHOENIX.CAMBRIDGE.AC.UK))
Note from the editor: this announcement is also available as a tex
file. You can retrieve it using anonymous ftp to maxwell.math.sc.edu,
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