May 15 – 17, 2008
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Europe/Stockholm timezone


The workshop is organized within the framework of the one-month Nordita program running in the month of May 2008, with additional support from the KTH ACCESS Linnaeus Center . The workshop will take place at the premises of NORDITA in Stockholm, Sweden.

Content and scope

Statistical physics has recently applied been to understanding, analysis and design of large distributed information systems. These range from decoding algorithms (Belief Propagation) and phase transitions and typical-case hardness in combinatorial optimization problems to content distribution and dynamical phenomena on the Internet, to the modelling of distributed agent systems - Peer-to-Peer networks, auction mechanisms and more.

Format and practicalities

Registration for the PhysDIS workshop is separate from registration/application for the longer PhysDIS program. There are grants for Nordic participants, the deadline for application is February 29th, 2008.

Confirmed participants include

Danny Bickson, HUJI, Israel
Magnus Boman, KTH, Sweden
Axel Brandenburg, NORDITA, Sweden
Mads Dam, KTH, Sweden
György Dan, KTH, Sweden
Neil Gershenfeld, MIT
Meesoon Ha, KAIST, South Korea
Seif Haridi, SICS and KTH, Sweden
Alex Hartmann, Osnabruck, Germany
Petter Holme, KTH, Sweden
Chin-Kun Hu, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Johan Håstad, KTH, Sweden (Saturday May 17)
John Hertz, NORDITA, Sweden
Karl Johansson, KTH, Sweden
Petteri Kaski, HIIT, Finland
Scott Kirkpatrick, MIT, MA and HUJI, Israel
Supriya Krishnamurthy, SICS and KTH, Sweden
Joachim Krug, Cologne, Germany
Florent Krzakala, Paris, France
Luis Lafuente, MIT, MA
Satya Majumdar, Orsay, France
Mats Nordahl, Stockholm
Paolo Muratore-Ginanneschi, Helsinki, Fínland
Pekka Orponen, TKK, Finland
Luca Peliti, Naples, Italy
Federico Ricci-Tersenghi, Rome, Italy
Heiko Rieger, Saarbrucken, Germany
Bart Selman, Cornell, NY
Jeremy Stribling, MIT, MA
Olav Tirkkonen, TKK and Nokia, Finland
Massimo Vergassola, Pasteur, France
Bing-Hong Wang, Hefei, China
Haijun Zhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Riccardo Zecchina, Torino, Italy
Lenka Zdeborova, Orsay, France

Previous meetings in this series

This NORDITA workshop follows upon a 2007 Statphys 23 satellite meeting, for which the program and list of attendees is available, and further a planned 2008 Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics China (KITPC, Beijing, China) event CDInfos0803, for which the registration closed July 15, 2007.

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