ELC International Meeting on ''Inference, Computation, and Spin Glasses'' (ICSG2013), Sapporo, Japan

A satellite meeting of STATPHYS 25, Seoul, Korea


The close relationship between probability-based inference and statistical mechanics of disordered systems has been noted for some time. This relationship has provided researchers with a theoretical foundation in various fields of information processing for analytical performance evaluation and construction of efficient algorithms based on message-passing or Monte Carlo sampling schemes. The objective of this meeting is to offer a forum where concerned researchers can assemble and exchange information on the latest results and newly established methodologies, and discuss future directions of the interdisciplinary studies between statistical mechanics and information sciences.

Topics to be highlighted include: Information and communication, Combinatorial optimization problems, Bioinformatics, Quantum information, Spin glasses, Other issues in research on disordered systems and information sciences


July 28-30, 2013


Conference Hall (July, 28th) & Centennial Hall (29th, 30th), Hokkaido University , Sapporo, Japan ( access , flights between Seoul and Sapporo )


Programme sheet


No registration fee is required, but we would like to ask your kind understanding on the followings:

Link to ICSG2013 Registration Form

List of Invited Speakers:

To invited speakers: Information about paper submission

Erik Aurell (KTH, Sweden)
Stefan Boettcher (Emory University, USA)
Zdzislaw Burda (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Misha Chertkov (LANL, USA)
Amin Coja-Oghlan (Goethe University Frankfurt/Main, Germany)
Helmut Katzgraber (ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Texas A&M University, USA)
Shuji Kijima (Kyushu University, Japan)
Florent Krzakala (ESPCI ParisTech, France)
Remi Monasson (Ecole Normale Superieure, France)
Masayuki Ohzeki (Kyoto University, Japan)
Guilhem Semerjian (Ecole Normale Superieure, France)
Kazutaka Takahashi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Koujin Takeda (Ibaraki University, Japan)
Hideaki Shimazaki (RIKEN BSI, Japan)
Synge Todo (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Masaki Yamamoto (Seikei University, Japan)
Yukiko Yamauchi (Kyushu University, Japan)
Muneki Yasuda (Yamagata University, Japan)
Francesco Zamponi (Ecole Normale Superieure, France)
Lenka Zdeborova (CEA/Saclay, France)
Haijun Zhou (ITP-CAS, China)

Poster Presentations:

List of poster presentations


Koji Hukushima (The University of Tokyo)
Jun-ichi Inoue (Hokkaido University)
Yoshiyuki Kabashima (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Toshiyuki Tanaka (Kyoto University)
Osamu Watanabe (Tokyo Institute of Technology)


icsg2013-office [at] sp [dot] dis [dot] titech [dot] ac [dot] jp


Graint-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas ``Exploring the limits of computation (ELC)''

Link to the Main Conference:

STATPHYS 25, Seoul, Korea, July 22-26, 2013