13th Experimental Chaos and Complexity Conference (August 25-28, 2014)

13th Experimental Chaos and Complexity Conference (August 25-28, 2014)

The 13th Experimental Chaos and Complexity Conference will convene August 25-28, 2014 at the King’s College of the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, UK.

A Welcome/Networking Reception will be held on the evening of August 24th.

The University of Aberdeen is delighted to host this prestigious conference. The 13th Experimental Chaos and Complexity Conference will be a forum that brings together an international interdisciplinary group involving physicists, engineers, mathematicians, chemists, biologists, and neuroscientists focused on various aspects of experimental Chaos and Complexity. This meeting will focus on experimental approaches at the intersection of physics, engineering, neuroscience, chemistry, and biology.

A preliminary list of topics includes: neuronal dynamics, data analysis, dynamics in systems biology, extreme events, dynamical networks, quantum chaos, chemical dynamics, ecological systems, graphene, experimental control and pattern formation. Other fields falling within the general scope of the conference are welcome.

Abstract submission is now open

Please use this template: ECC_Abstract.pdf
We continue to accept abstracts until the late breaking abstract deadline on 15th June.


Registration is now open via the University Store


Early registration fees are:

  • standard rate: 310 GBP (early registration)
  • student rate: 210 GBP (early registration)

The deadline for early registration is 15th May 2014.

The fees for late registration are:

  • standard rate: 430 GBP
  • student rate: 310 GBP

The on-site registration fees are:

  • standard rate: 480 GBP (on-site registration)
  • student rate: 360 GBP (on-site registration)

Registration fee includes: welcome reception, poster reception, conference dinner, leisure activity, lunch vouchers, coffee and biscuits.


Currently confirmed invited speakers are:

  • Rosalind Allen (Edinburgh University, UK)
  • Alain Arneodo (University of Lyon, France)
  • Mark Chaplain (University of Dundee, UK)
  • David Christini (Cornell University, USA)
  • Itai Cohen (Cornell University, USA)
  • Jianfeng Feng (Warwick University, UK)
  • Ulrike Feudel (University of Oldenburg, Germany)
  • Karl Friston (University College London, UK)
  • Paul Glendinning (University of Manchester, UK)
  • Liang Huang (Lanzhou University, China)
  • Ying-Cheng Lai (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Tim Newman (University of Dundee, UK)
  • Hai-Peng Ren (Xi'an University, China)
  • Hugh Robinson (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Steven Schiff (Penn State University, USA)
  • Michael Shlesinger (US Naval Academy, Annapolis, USA)
  • Jens Timmer (University of Freiburg, Germany)


There is a wide variety of accommodation available in Aberdeen from 4 star hotels to cosy Bed and Breakfast Guest Houses. Here is a list of Bed and Breakfast Guest Houses that are close to the University:

Brentwood Villa Guest House (3 Crowns, highly commended)
560 King Street Aberdeen Tel. 01224 480633, http://www.brentwoodvillabandb.com

The Jays Guest House (2 Crowns, highly commended)
422 King Street Aberdeen Tel. 01224 638295, http://www.jaysguesthouse.co.uk

Arkaig Guest House (2 Crowns, highly commended)
43 Powis Terrace Aberdeen Tel. 01224 625444, http://www.arkaig.co.uk

Other accommodation options are available at the following links (please note they are not maintained by the organisers):

Important dates

  • January 2014 - Abstract submission opens
  • 1st April 2014 - First notification about the acceptance of abstracts
  • 15th May 2014 - Early bird registration closes
  • 15th June 2014 - Late breaking abstract submission closes