International Workshop


Dynamical Systems and Control
(Organized by former students of Zvi Artstein)

will be held

20-22 June, 2004

Haifa, Israel

This Workshop will be held at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology under the auspices of the Elisha Netanyahu Institute of Advanced Studies in Mathematics. It will follow an International Workshop on Variational Limits which will take place at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, 15-17 June, 2004.

Participants include: Zvi Artstein, Florin Avram, Nir Cohen, Arjen Doelman, Asen Dontchev, Tzanko Donchev, Elza Farkhi, Paul Fuhrmann, Yossi Greenberg, Michael Grinfeld, Per-Olof Gutman, Alexander Ioffe, Ilya Ioslovich, George Karakostas, Vladimir Levin, Izhak Lewkowitz, David Limebeer, Anders Lindquist, Elena Lytsin, Kazimierz Malanowski, Vladimir Maz'ya, Gjerrit Meinsma, Leonid Mirkin, Boris Mordukhovich, Felipe Pait, Boris Polyak, Franco Rampazzo, Anders Rantzer, Vered Rom-Kedar, Tomas Roubicek, Eugene Ryan, Hector Sussmann, Marius Tucsnak, Vladimir Veliov, Richard Vitale, Jack Warga, Peter Wolenski, Ezra Zeheb

Organizing Committee: Jacob Kogan (UMBC), Arie Leizarowitz (Technion), Gilead Tadmor (Northeastern University) and George Weiss (Imperial College)

For further information :
Sylvia Schur (Workshop Coordinator)
Department of Mathematics
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
32000 Haifa, Israel
Phone:     972 4 829 4278
Fax:         972 4 829 3388

Please make every effort to  ensure that your registration form reaches us before March 30, 2004.  The workshop will commence on the morning of Sunday, June 20, 2004, so participants should reach Haifa by Saturday evening. Lectures will be held from Sunday through Tuesday.
Registration Form

Talks - Abstracts
Invited speakers should let us have a title and short abstract of their talk. Talks will be 40 minutes each. Abstracts should be no longer than one page in length and can be sent either by e-mail in LaTeX/TeX, or typed and sent by mail (no larger than 14cm x 20cm) by March 30, 2004.

Airport arrival

 A "sherut" (shared taxi service) by the Amal Taxi Co. provides transport from Ben Gurion Airport direct to your hotel in Haifa. The cost is about $12.00, including service charges and the service is available at all times. However, it can cost more if there are not enough passengers. There is also a special taxi service to Haifa available at the airport for about $70.00 per taxi (at night the price is higher).

Transportation from your hotel to the airport on your departure usually can be arranged for about $12.00.

We have succeeded in obtaining hotel rooms for workshop participants at the Dan Panorama hotel at a very special price. The hotel is a comfortable four star hotel, very well situated and only a short walk to business and leisure centers, with striking views of Haifa Bay. (For rates please e-mail us and we will provide you with the details.) In order to benefit from these special workshop rates, kindly complete the registration form above and mail/email it so as to reach us no later than March 30, 2004. 
Currency exchange
Changing currency in Israel is expensive due to bank charges. We do not, however, recommend that you buy Israeli currency abroad. We suggest that you pay your hotel bill in foreign currency (which will also save you the 17% value added tax). We also advise you to limit your currency exchanges to a minimum as a bank charge is made on each exchange, in addition to the charge made for each traveller's check cashed.
Possibly the best way to save is through the use of a credit card. All major credit cards are widely accepted in Israel.

Climate and clothing
The weather in Haifa in June is hot with temperatures at about 30 degrees Celsius.  Humidity is moderate and there is very little chance of rain.  Light clothing and informal dress are recommended.

Workshop banquet
The workshop banquet will be held on Monday, June 21.  Please indicate on the registration form whether or not you wish to participate in the banquet

Workshop excursion
An excursion is planned for Saturday, June 19. A bus will leave the Dan Panorama Hotel for the Sea of Galilee where we will visit Tabgha and the Mount of Beatitudes. We will continue up to the recently built Domus Galilaeae Center with its impressive and original architectural design and its magnificent views of the Sea of Galilee and its surroundings. Our next stop will be on the Golan Heights, where we will visit the ancient synagogue at Katzrin.  After lunch at Kibbutz Hagoshrim we will tour the Nachal Hermon Nature Reserve, which is the source of the Banias, and the Banias waterfall. The bus will return to Haifa at about 19:00.