Mathematical models for interacting dynamics on networks

Many physical, biological, chemical, financial or even social phenomena can be described by dynamical systems. It is quite common that the dynamics arises as a compound effect of the interaction between sub-systems in which case we speak about coupled systems. This Action shall study such interactions in particular cases from three points of view:

  • the abstract approach to the theory behind these systems,
  • applications of the abstract theory to coupled structures like networks, neighbouring domains divided by permeable membranes, possibly non-homogeneous simplicial complexes, etc.,
  • modelling real-life situations within this framework.

The purpose of this action is to bring together leading groups in Europe working on a range of issues connected with modelling and analysing mathematical models for dynamical systems on networks. It aims to develop a semigroup approach to various (non-)linear dynamical systems on networks as well as numerical methods based on modern variational methods and applying them to road traffic, biological systems, and further real-life models. The Action also explores the possibility of estimating solutions and long time behaviour of these systems by collecting basic combinatorial information about underlying networks. 

Funded by: The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), CA18232.

Selected publications: Synthesis of Hand Clapping SoundsSound in Multiples: Synchrony and Interaction Design using Coupled-Oscillator Networks