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Workshop Announcement

Adaptivity in nonlinear dynamical systems

20 - 23 September 2022

at the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)


The topic of this interdisciplinary, hybrid workshop are adaptive nonlinear dynamical systems where we want to highlight adaptivity as a widespread feature of natural and artificial complex systems. 

Please register  here  until 4 September 2022.


A widespread feature of natural and artificial complex systems is their adaptivity. Dynamical networks with adaptive couplings appear in various real-world systems such as power grid, social, and neural networks, and they form the backbone of many control strategies and machine learning algorithms. There is lively interest in modelling real-world adaptive systems as well as pushing forward the boundaries of feedback control and artificial learning. In spite of the exhilarating innovation drive in each of the related scientific fields, little attempts have been undertaken, so far, to facilitate the cross-pollination between the different disciplines. This workshop aims to make the first step in breaking the barriers between different scientific communities and bring together researchers from a wide range of backgrounds including physics, biology, engineering, mathematics, social science and musicology. The workshop serves as a platform for young and senior researchers to embark on partnerships for interdisciplinary research. The workshop will be organized as a hybrid event with a mixture of virtual and in-person talks.

  • registration opening:     from now on
  • registration closure:      4 September 2022
  • registration:                   click here 

Conference format: 

  • You are free to choose a virtual participation via Zoom or a physical participation at PIK. 
  • The workshop language is English.
  • The venue address is:
    • Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Building A56, conference hall 
    • Telegrafenberg A56, 
    • 14473 Potsdam
    • Germany


Rico Berner (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin),

Sarah Loos (University of Cambridge) and

Jakub Sawicki (Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research)


Please find further information on the program and the list of invited speakers here.

Scientific contribution:

If you wish to make a scientific contribution by presenting a poster or giving a talk, you are welcome to apply of that. Please use the corresponding text box in the course of registration on this page. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 4 September 2022 

Hotels nearby: 

We would like to point out that a trade fair (Innotrans) is taking place in Berlin during this period, which will unfortunately also place a heavy demand on hotel capacity in Potsdam. This means that cheap room rates are very difficult to find during this period. We recommend that you use the booking portal for business travellers www.hrs.de to find out about availability and prices in Potsdam.

Hotels close to the PIK are (sorted by distance (ascending)):
- B&B Hotel am Hbf Potsdam (https://www.hotel-bb.com/de/stadt/hotels-potsdam)
- Mercure Hotel Potsdam (https://www.mercure-potsdam.com/)
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Potsdam (https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/de/de/potsdam)
- NH Hotel Potsdam (https://www.nh-hotels.de/hotel/nh-potsdam)
- Hotel am Brandenburger Tor (https://www.hotel-brandenburger-tor.de)
- MAXX by Steigenberger Sanssouci Potsdam (www.potsdam.steigenberger.de)

Directions to PIK: 

Please find further information on how to reach us, here.