8th International Conference on Unsolved Problems on Noise
Gdańsk University of Technology, Gdańsk, 9-13 July 2018
Random fluctuations, and its effect on systems, have always been an interdisciplinary subject that has attracted some of the best scientists in the world. The noise is not only a hindrance to signal detection, but a valuable source of information (not present on the signal) about the full behavior of a system.
Since its first edition in 1996, the aim of the UPoN conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers working on the use of noise, fluctuations and variability in different research fields, where they can present and discuss their scientific problems which do resist solutions and discuss together in a fruitful atmosphere.
Not only solutions are expected in the conference, but also questions revolving around UNSOLVED PROBLEMS on NOISE are encouraged:
"If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask." [Albert Einstein]
The conference tradition dictates that in order to be accepted each proposal (oral or poster papers) has to be reviewed using double-blind refereeing process by the Scientific Committee.
We had originally planned a single-session meeting to favor cross-fertilization from different disciplines. However, due to the great interest, we needed to expand the conference to a two-sessions meeting.
Noise is starting to look altogether friendlier and more useful for getting a deeper understanding of physical, biological, financial, etc systems than it was in earlier times.