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Dynamics Days 2017

Dynamics Days 2017

January 4-6, 2017

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
8777 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Contact: ddays2017@umd.edu

 

Overview | Registration | Abstract Submission | Instructions for Presenters | Travel Support

Hotel Information | Local Information | Schedule and Abstracts


Overview

Dynamics Days is an annual conference whose purpose is to gather a variety of researchers with overlapping interests in topics in nonlinear dynamics. The 2017 program will cover a broad range of topics, including pattern forming systems, characterization and control of networks, synchronization of nonlinear systems, and the dynamics of living systems. Presentation types will include 15-minute talks, posters, and a new format of Ignite-style 5-minute talks.

Important Dates

Abstract submission and registration open September 15, 2016
Deadline: Abstract submission and travel support requests November 1, 2016 November 7, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
Notification of abstract acceptance November 22, 2016
Deadline: Early conference registration November 25, 2016 November 28, 2016 at 11:59pm EST
Deadline: Conference rate hotel booking December 2, 2016
Deadline: Regular conference registration December 15, 2016
Deadline: Late-breaking abstract submission (poster only) December 15, 2016
Notification of late-breaking abstract acceptance December 20, 2016
Dynamics Days 2017 (On-site registration available) January 4-6, 2017 (Wed. 8am - Fri. 5:30pm)

Invited Speakers

Danielle Bassett (Penn) James Langer (UCSB) Eva-Maria Schoetz Collins (UCSD)
Zvonimir Dogic (Brandeis) David Levermore (UMD) Robin Selinger (Kent State)
Flavio Fenton (Georgia Tech) Yang-Yu Liu (Harvard) Woodrow Shew (Arkansas)
Christopher Jarzynski (UMD) Mason Porter (UCLA) Istvan Szunyogh (Texas A&M)
Juergen Kurths (Potsdam) Derek Richardson (UMD)  

Organized by Michelle Girvan (UMD) and Dan Lathrop (UMD)

Organizing committee: Enest Barreto (George Mason), Brian Hunt (UMD), Ed Ott (UMD), Wolfgang Losert (UMD), Lou Pecora (NRL), Raj Roy (UMD)

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Registration

Participant type

Early (by 11/28/16)

Regular (by 12/15/16)

Late/On-site (after 12/15/16)

Student/Postdoc $150 $175 $225
Other $250 $300 $375

Register by going HERE.

For on-site registration and check-in, the registration desk will be open on the following times:

Wednesday: 8:15am to 4:15pm (except noon to 1pm)
Thursday: 8:30am to 11:30am and 1pm to 1:45pm
Friday: 8:30am to 11:30am
Let us know if you plan to arrive outside of these times.

(You will use your credit card to pay. Payments will be processed by PayPal but you will not need a PayPal account. If you run into registrations issues, please email ddays2017@umd.edu for support)


Abstract Submission

(Regular abstract and Late-breaking abstract submissions are closed)

Presentation types: Contributed talks | Ignite talks | Posters

Contributed talks: These talks will be ~15 minutes long, and will give attendees full attention while presenting their research.

Ignite talks: These 5-minute talks, for which researchers submit that auto-advance at specified intervals, have been demonstrated by other conferences to be a successful vehicle for young researchers to present their results in a high-profile setting, and we are excited to add this element to our schedule.

Posters: These will be held in two sessions, and will allow for presenters to directly interact with colleagues and other participants.


Instructions for Presenters

Because the Dynamics Days community is so diverse, we find that the most successful presentations are those that are aimed for a broad scientific audience and do not assume field-specific technical background.

Contributed talks:

Contributed Talk sessions will be on Wednesday January 4, Thursday January 5, and Friday January 6. You will find your assigned session in your original Abstract acceptance email.

Contributed Talks will be 15 minutes long each, with 5 minutes for Q&A (total 20 minutes).

You will be able to use your own laptop for your presentation. Please let us know if you DO NOT plan to use your own laptop and send us your presentation as a pdf or PowerPoint file to us in advance of the conference by January 2, 2017 to ddays2017@umd.edu. Please use the subject line Dynamics Days 2017 - Ignite Talk Presentation Slides - Abstract [Abstract number found in the subject line and first line of your acceptance email].

Ignite talks:

Ignite Talk sessions will be on Wednesday January 4 and Thursday January 6. You will find your assigned session in your original Abstract acceptance email.

Ignite Talks will be 5 minutes long each, and slides will auto-advance. There will be 10 minutes for an open Q&A at the end of the session after all speakers have presented.

You will submit a pdf file to us by January 2, 2017 to ddays2017@umd.edu. Please use the subject line Dynamics Days 2017 - Ignite Talk Presentation Slides - Abstract [Abstract number found in the subject line and first line of your acceptance email]. The file must contain exactly 20 slides, which we will auto-advance at a rate of 1 slide every 15 seconds. We strongly encourage you to use duplicate slides or to use multiple slides for simple animations (e.g. adding individual points to a bulleted list), such that the equivalent number of slides for a traditional presentation would be no more than ten. Because we have seen that presenters sometimes try to pack in too much information when told they have 20 slides for 5 minutes, we recommend that you use duplicate slides and simple slide builds (e.g., slide N has just title, slide N+1 has a title and 1 bullet point, slide N+2 has a title and two bullet points, etc.) so that you are not trying to cover 20 completely different slides in 5 minutes.

Ignite talks within a given session will be back-to-back. There will be no introductions of each speaker. Speakers will be lined up next to the stage and ready to go as soon as the previous speaker is done.

Posters:

Posters Presentation sessions will be in the afternoon on Wednesday January 4 and in the morning on Friday January 6 in the Magnolia Ballroom. You will find your assigned session in your original Abstract acceptance email. For organization purposes, each poster board in the Magnolia Ballroom will have a poster number. This is not the number currently found in the conference schedule below. For your poster number, please refer to the final abstract booklet (found here) or schedule (found here), which you will pick up upon check-in at the conference.

Posters should be 45 inches x 45 inches or smaller. For the afternoon poster session on Wednesday, you will be expected to mount your poster by 1pm that day and take it down by noon the following day. For the morning poster session on Friday, you will be expected to mount your poster between noon and 5pm on Thursday and take it down by 5pm on Friday.


Travel Support

(Travel Support requests are now closed)

A limited number of travel support awards are available to young scientists to facilitate travel to Dynamics Days 2017.


Hotel Information

Dynamics Days 2017 will be held at

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel

8777 Georgia Avenue

Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Book by going HERE | Conference rate ($129) available until 12/02/16.

If you are looking to share a room, you can use the Dynamics Days 2017 Facebook group to help coordinate this.

 

 

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Local Information

Dining

Sheraton Silver Spring restaurant guide HERE.

Mobile-friendly restaurant listing HERE.

Transportation

Metro between DCA to Silver Spring:

Google Directions

$4.75 - Weekdays from opening to 9:30am and between 3:00pm and 7:00pm; from midnight until closing Friday and Saturday nights.

$3.60 - All other times.

Uber/Lyft estimates:

BWI to Sheraton Silver Spring: 30 miles - $40

DCA to Sheraton Silver Spring: 12 to 25 miles - $35

Dulles to Sheraton Silver Spring: 30 miles - $45

Taxi estimates:

BWI taxi info HERE - $75

DCA taxi info HERE - $40

Dulles taxi info HERE - $60

Super Shuttle estimates:

Between BWI and Sheraton Silver Spring: Shared - $37

Between DCA and Sheraton Silver Spring: Shared - $27 | Non-stop 1-3 passengers - $57

Between Dulles and Sheraton Silver Spring: Shared - $35 | Non-stop 1-3 passengers - $65

Hotel Parking

Parking at the hotel will be available at a rate of $5/day. To take advantage of this special conference rate, you will park at the hotel parking lot, where you will receive a parking stub.
Bring the stub to the conference registration desk to receive a voucher from us, and then take the stub and voucher to the hotel front desk to pay. You will have to do this every day you park at the hotel.

Schedule and Abstracts

Dynamics Days will run from 8:15am on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 until 4:50pm on Friday, January 6, 2017.

For on-site registration and check-in, the registration desk will be open on the following times:

Wednesday: 8:15am to 4:15pm (except noon to 1pm)
Thursday: 8:30am to 11:30am and 1pm to 1:45pm
Friday: 8:30am to 11:30am
Let us know if you plan to arrive outside of these times.

For a PDF abstract booklet, go HERE.

For a PDF schedule, go HERE.

For a mobile-friendly Google Calendar, go HERE. Tap on each event for details, like abstracts and Ignite talk orders.