A Stream on “Multifractals”
as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Physics
23-26 July 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences

The Physics Unit of ATINER, will hold a Stream on “Multifractals”as part of the 6th Annual International Conference on Physics, 23-26 July 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Sciences.

Three decades ago, multifractals were a major breakthrough in nonlinear sciences by providing a general framework to understand, analyse, and simulate fields that are extremely variable over a wide range of space-time scales, i.e., to decipher some order (cosmos) in the apparent disorder (chaos). Due to the ubiquity of this problem, multifractals quickly diffused across scientific domains (and beyond, e.g., cultural activities) with almost no exception, both in theory and application levels. Multifractals became thus one of the most interdisciplinary concepts.

This fast diffusion has helped to diversify their use, but also might have privileged their specialised applications vs the necessary interdisciplinary confrontation to develop them to their full extent by better evaluating what are the obstacles to overcome (e.g., at formalism level), the generalisations to proceed, especially in relation with somewhat neighbouring concepts (e.g., complex networks), as well as to better share the successes and new domains to be explored (e.g. resilience of complex systems).

Therefore, we believe it is timely to have an in-depth discussion on the multi-faceted development of multifractals across scientific disciplines. Athens is presumably the most suitable place to pursue this discussion on the duality of cosmos and chaos.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by 11 June 2018 to: Dr. Daniel Schertzer, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor & Chair “Hydrology for Resilient Cities”, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER & Honorary Professor, University of Stirling, UK (  

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