Mini-Workshop: Dynamics of Stochastic Systems and their Approximation
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Period21 Aug - 27 Aug 2011
The aim of this workshop was to bring together specialists in the area of stochastic dynamical systems and stochastic numerical analysis to exchange their ideas about the state of the art of approximations of stochastic dynamics. Here approximations are considered in the analytical sense in terms of deriving reduced dynamical systems, which are less complex, as well as in the numerical sense via appropriate simulation methods. The main theme is concerned with the efficient treatment of stochastic dynamical systems via both approaches assuming that ideas and methods from one ansatz may prove beneficial for the other. A particular goal was to systematically identify open problems and challenges in this area.