Pattern Formation by Dynamic Systems and Pattern Recognition

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Synergetics at Schloss Elmau, Bavaria, April 30 – May 5, 1979

Springer Series in Synergetics, Vol. 5

1979, Springer-Verlag Berlin, ISBN 3-540-09770-8




Prof. Dr. Hermann Haken

Institut fŸr Theoretische Physik der UniversitŠt Stuttgart

Pfaffenwaldring 57/IV

D-7000 Stuttgart 80, Fed. Rep. of Germany





Part I: Introduction


H. Haken: Pattern formation and pattern recognition – an attempt at a synthesis



Part II: Temporal patterns: laser oscillations and other quantum-optical effects


R. Bonifacio, L.A. Lugiato (Istituto di Fisica dellÕUniversitˆ, I-20133 Milano): Atomic cooperation in quantum optics: superfluorescence and optical bistability


F.T. Arecchi (Universitˆ di Firenze, and Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, I-50127 Firenze): Experimental aspects of transition phenomena in quantum optics


S.T. Dembinski (Institute of Physics, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun, Poland): Laser with saturable absorber



Part III: Pattern formation in fluids


F.H. Busse (Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024): Patterns of convection in plane layers and spherical shells


V. Degiorgio (Centro Informazioni Studi Esperienze, I-20090 Milano): Laserlike approach to the dynamics of the Rayleigh-BŽnard and the soret-driven instabilities


Gollub, J.P., S.V. Benson (Physics Dept., Haverford College, Haverford, PA 19041): Phase locking in the oscillations leading to turbulence



Part IV: Turbulence and chaos


H. Mori, H. Fujisaka (Dept. of Physics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812, Japan): A simplified theory of intermittent fully-developed turbulence


K. Tomita (Dept. of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan): Chaos and its description



Part V: Pattern recognition and pattern formation in biology


W. Reichardt (Max-Planck-Institut fŸr Biologische Kybernetik, D-7400 TŸbingen): Figure-ground discrimination by the visual system of the fly


J.D. Cowan, G.B. Ermentrout (Dept. of Biophysics and Theoretical Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637): A theory of drug induced visual hallucination patterns


L. Glass (Dept. of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, H3G 1Y6, Quebec): Physiological mechanism for the perception of random dot


H. Meinhardt (Max-Planck-Institut fŸr Virusforschung, D-7400 TŸbingen): Similarities between pattern formation and pattern recognition


R. Larter, S. Schmidt, P. Ortoleva (Dept. of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405): Electrical effects in nonlinear physico-chemical systems


P.H. Richter (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139): Patterns in the immune system


E.E. SelÕkov (Max-Planck-Institut fŸr ErnŠhrungsphysiologie, D-4600 Dortmund, and Institute of Biological Physics of the USSR, Academy of Sciences, 142292 Pushchino, USSR): The oscillatory basis of cell energy metabolism



Part VI: Pattern recognition and associations


K.S. Fu (School of Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, W Lafayette, IN 47907): Recent advances in syntactic pattern recognition


U. Grenander (Division of Applied Mathematics, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912): Abduction of semantic patterns


T. Kohonen (Dept. of Technical Physics, Helsinki University of Technology, SF-02150, Espoo 15): Representation and processing of associations using vector space operations



Part VII: Pattern formation in ecology, sociology and history


S.A. Levin (Section of Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853): Non-uniform stable solutions to reaction-diffusion equations: applications to ecological pattern formation


A. Gierer (Max-Planck-Institut fŸr Virusforschung, D-7400 TŸbingen): Socioeconomic inequalities: adaptation and application of a theory of biological pattern formation


A. Nitschke (UniversitŠt Stuttgart, D-7000 Stuttgart): Systems and changes of systems in history



Part VIII: general approaches


A.C. Newell (Clarkson College of Technology, Potsdam, NY 13676): Bifurcation and nonlinear focusing


Keizer, J. (Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Arthritis Metabolism and Digestive Diseases, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD 20205): Thermodynamics of nonequilibrium processes


K. Kawasaki (Dept. of Physics, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812, Japan): Growth of fluctuations in thermodynamically unstable systems


A. Pacault, A. Marchand (Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, and UniversitŽ de Bordeaux I, F-33405 Talence Cedex): Evolution of systems: time scaling and scaling factors