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KI-Net Conference Announcement

Collective Behavior: Macroscopic versus Kinetic Descriptions

May 19 - 23, 2014

Imperial College
Department of Mathematics

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Imperial College   CSCAMM   European Commission   Royal Society   Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council


Nonlinear nonlocal aggregation/diffusion equations are basic macroscopic models in many collective behaviour applications such as bacterial chemotaxis, swarming, and computational neuroscience, to name a few. Kinetic modelling is being derived in these applications to include a mesoscopic level of description bridging the microscopic to the macroscopic scales. This workshop will serve to foster the interaction between modellers and mathematicians interested in these applications.

In this conference we will also honor Eitan Tadmor's 60th birthday.


This workshop will focus on highlighting recent developments of mathematical analysis tools and methods, design of suitable numerical schemes, and numerical simulation in some selected new applications of the field of nonlinear nonlocal aggregation/diffusion and kinetic Partial Differential Equations. Among the numerous areas of applications, we will concentrate particularly on some examples which can be identified, at the modelling stage, as systems made out of a large number of "individuals" which show a "collective behaviour" and how to obtain from them "averaged" information. The behaviour of individuals can be typically modelled via stochastic/deterministic ODEs from which one obtains mesoscopic and/or macroscopic descriptions based on mean-field type PDEs leading to kinetic and/or continuum model systems. The interplay between the aggregation/interaction behaviour (nonlocal, nonlinear), the transport phenomena, and the diffusion, is the main goal of analysis of this workshop.



José A. CarrilloImperial College London, Department of
Alina ChertockNorth Carolina State University, Department of
Pierre DegondImperial College London, Department of
Marco Di FrancescoUniversity of Bath, Department of Mathematical
Eitan TadmorUniversity of Maryland,


Michael R. Abdel-MalikEindhoven University of Technology
Pedro Aceves SanchezUniversity of Vienna
Giacomo AlbiTechnische Universität München
Jonathan Ben-ArtziImperial College London
Adrien BlanchetUniversité Toulouse 1 Capitole
Emeric BouinEcole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Marc BriantUniversity of Cambridge
Maria BrunaUniversity of Oxford
Vincent CalvezÉcole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
José A. CarrilloImperial College London
Emako CasimirUPMC, LJLL
Ludovic P. CesbronUniversity of Cambridge
Jialing ChenUniversity of Dundee
Alina ChertockNorth Carolina State University
Young-Pil ChoiImperial College London
Esther S. DausVienna University of Technology
Pierre DegondImperial College London
Ron DeVoreTexas A&M University
Marco Di FrancescoUniversity of Bath
Raluca EftimieDundee University
Amit EinavCambridge University
Bjorn EngquistThe University of Texas at Austin
Yekaterina EpshteynUniversity of Utah
Irene M. GambaUniversity of Texas at Austin
Alexander GorbanUniversity of Leicester
Zhenlin GuoUniversity of Dundee
Piotr GwiazdaPolish Academy of Sciences
Jan HaskovecKAUST
Sabine HittmeirAustrian Academy of Sciences
Franca HoffmannUniversity of Cambridge
Thomas J. HoldingUniversity of Cambridge
Yanghong HuangImperial College London
Pierre-Emmanuel JabinUniversity of Maryland
Ansgar JüngelVienna University of Technology
Axel KlarTechnische Universität Kaiserslautern
Alexander KurganovTulane University
Hailiang LiuIowa State University
Philip K. MainiOxford University
Armando MajoranaUniversity of Catania
Stephan MartinImperial College London
Alpár Richárd MészárosUniversity of Paris-Sud
Sébastien MotschArizona State University
Stephen PankavichColorado School of Mines
Francesco Saverio PatacchiniImperial College London
Benoît PerthameUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie
Jan PeszekUniversity of Warsaw
Rene PinnauTU Kaiserslautern
Cristobal QuininaoCollege de France
Gael RaoulCNRS
Francesco RicciImperial College
Christian RinghoferArizona State University
Juan D. RodriguezUniversity of Texas at Austin
Delphine SalortUniversité Paris VII, France
Matheus C. SantosImperial College London
Stefan SchuchniggVienna University of Technology
Giovanni SenaImperial College London
Joerg SixtSpringer London
Agnieszka Swierczewska-GwiazdaUniversity of Warsaw
Endre SüliUniversity of Oxford
Eitan TadmorUniversity of Maryland
Changhui TanRice University
Guy TheraulazUniversité Paul Sabatier
Giuseppe ToscaniUniversity of Pavia
Jonathan TouboulCollège de France, Paris
Lara TrussardiTechnical University of Vienna
Hui YuRWTH Aachen University
Nicola ZamponiVienna University of Technology (Austria)
Mattia ZanellaUniversity of Ferrara
Gleb ZhelezovUniversity of Arizona


A limited amount of travel and local lodging is available for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to attend the full program, especially for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.


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Funding provided by the NSF through the KI-net Grant.