Pattern Formation by Dynamic Systems and Pattern Recognition

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

  • Hermann Haken
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

  3. Temporal Patterns: Laser Oscillations and Other Quantum-Optical Effects

  4. Pattern Formation in Fluids

  5. Turblulence and Chaos

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. K. Tomita
      Pages 90-97
  6. Pattern Recognition and Pattern Formation in Biology

  7. Pattern Recognition and Associations

  8. Pattern Formation in Ecology, Sociology, and History

  9. General Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. A. C. Newell
      Pages 244-265
    3. A. Pacault, A. Marchand
      Pages 289-303
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 305-308

About these proceedings


This book contains the manuscripts of the papers delivered at the International Sym­ posium on Synergetics held at SchloB Elmau, Bavaria, Germany, from April 30 until May 5, 1979. This conference followed several previous ones (Elmau 1972, Sicily 1974, Elmau 1977). This time the subject of the symposium was "pattern formation by dynam­ ic systems and pattern recognition". The meeting brought together scientists from such diverse fields as mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history as well as experts in the fields of pattern recognition and associative memory. When I started this type of conference in 1972 it appeared to be a daring enter­ prise. Indeed, we began to explore virgin land of science: the systematic study of cooperative effects in physical systems far from equi~ibrium and in other disciplines. Though these meetings were attended by scientists from quite different disciplines, a basic concept and even a common language were found from the very beginning. The idea that there exist profound analogies in the behaviour of large classes of complex systems, though the systems themselves may be quite different, proved to be most fruitful. I was delighted to see that over the past one or two years quite similar conferences were now held in various places allover the world. The inclusion of prob­ lems of pattern recognition at the present meeting is a novel feature, however.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik der Universität StuttgartStuttgart 80Fed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67482-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67480-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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