Recurrence Plots and Cross Recurrence Plots

International symposium on recurrence plots

In 2005, a first international recurrence plot workshop was organised in Potsdam (Germany). It was a very successful event and most participants aggreed that a further workshop should be organised. In 2007 we had have the anniversary of 20 years since the introduction of recurrence plots by Eckmann in 1987. In its honour, a second recurrence plot workshop was held at the Centro per lo Studio dei Sistemi Complessi in Siena (Italy), at September 10-12, 2007. The success of these two workshops motivated to organise an international symposium on recurrence plots biyearly:

3rd symposium: August 26-28, 2009in Montreal, Canada
4th symposium: December 5-7, 2011in Hong Kong, China
5th symposium: August 14-16, 2013in Chicago, USA
6th symposium: June 17-19, 2015in Grenoble, France

The 7th Recurrence Plot Symposium 2017 will take place in São Paulo, Brazil at August 23-25, 2017.

The objective of the symposium is to exchange the knowledge of scientists working in the disciplines of time series analysis using recurrences. Significant progress has been made in the areas of data analysis by means of recurrences. Recurrence Plots (RPs) have been shown to be a very robust tool for the analysis of time series, and can cope with large amounts of noise and even nonstationarity. RPs have found applications in fields such as physiology (EEG, ECG), astrophysics, geophysics, meteorology, genetics and finance. Theoretical results show how closely RPs are linked to dynamical invariants like entropies and dimensions. It can be shown that the dynamics of a system can be captured in a recurrence plot and that it is possible to perform a synchronisation analysis by RPs. These practical and theoretical aspects are discussed during the symposium. Moreover, potential applications of RP-based methods for spatio-temporal data, image analysis, statistical tests etc. can be introduced.

Participants of the second international recurrence plot workshop in Siena, September 2007 (Photo: Chuck Webber).

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