Upcoming joint event EC2017 & FENS2017 will be held at University of Warsaw


Please, feel warmly invited to participate in the joint conferences: 13th Econophysics Colloquium & 9th Polish Symposium on Physics in Economy and Social Sciences, which are held at Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw 5-7 July 2017   Warsaw, Poland.

Attention: the mobile version of this page, containing more informations, has address:   http://www.ec2017.org/


Physics, economics, sociology, mathematics, and computer science are fields of science which, as a result of cross-fertilisation, have created the multi-, cross-, and interdisciplinary areas of science and research such as econophysics and sociophysics, thriving in the last two and a half decades. They use knowledge, methodologies, methods and tools of physics for modeling, explaining and forecasting economic and social phenomena and processes. The (thirteenth) Econophysics Colloquium (EC2017) jointed with (ninth) Polish Symposium on Physics in Economy and Social Sciences (Polish acronym FENS2017) is a meeting on these new areas bringing together physicists, economists, market practitioners, and researchers from many other fields. This meeting has among speakers some of the most influential reserachers in the area of econophysics and inspiring very active practitioners. It provides an opportunity to discuss, from various points of view, the socio-economical reality. This is extremely important at the present turbulent time, when reality is characterized by unusually high volatility making a major impact on our everyday life.

The list of previous Econophysics Colloquia (EC), containing detailed informations, are located on the webpage: Econophysics Colloquia . EC started at 2005 in Canberra (Australia) and in subsequent years were held in the following locations: Tokyo (Japan 2006), Ancona (Italy 2007), Kiel (Germany 2008), Erice (Italy 2009), Taipei (Taiwan 2010), Vienna (Austria 2011), Zürich (Switzerland 2012), Pohang (Korea 2013), Kobe (Japan 2014), Prague (Czechia 2015), São Paulo (Brazil 2016). Selected papers of these Econophysics Colloquia were published, e.g., in Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications Vol. 370, Issue 1, Pages 1-162 (1 October 2006) .

The FENS  Symposia, partially inspired by Econophysics Colloquia, contributed to build of the Polish econo- and sociophysics society. The current Symposium FENS is a continuation of the previous eight symposium editions that were held in  Warsaw (2004)   ,   Krakow (2006)   ,   Wroclaw (2007)   ,   Rzeszow (2009)   ,   Warsaw (2010) ,   Gdansk (2012)  ,  Lublin (2014)  , and Rzeszów (2015) selected papers of which were published in  Acta Physica Polonica B   and in  Acta Physica Polonica A

We have great pleasure to announce that the forthcoming joint event that is, 13th Econophysics Colloquium 2017 (EC2017) and 9th Symposium on Physics in Economy and Social Sciences 2017 (FENS2017) will take place in Warsaw, Poland.

Frame aims

  • Presentation of  methodologies, theories, methods and models developed in physics, mathematics, and computer science that can be successfully applied in economics and social sciences. 
  • Meeting of people representing different scentific fields who are interested in multi-, cross-, and interdisciplinary cooperations.
  • Strengthening the interaction between the academia and the industry, including business people, bank representatives, insurance institutions, IT companies, and the stock exchange.
  • Popularization of the relatively new, quickly developing fields of multi-, cross-, and interdisciplinary sciences like econophysics and sociophysics among graduate students, Ph.D. students, and anyone interested in such subjects.


Conference programme covers  traditionally  the applications of methodologies, theories, modeling,  methods, techniques and algorithms  from physics, mathematics, informatics, and natural sciences to socio-economic problems. The topics of the EC2017 & FENS2017 provide an overview of the scientific interest of econo- and sociophysics communities; they contain but they are not restricted to:

Multi-, cross- and interdisciplinary programme

  • Financial time series: equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics  analysis
  • Fractal and multifractal effects in real data
  • Random matrix theory and its applications
  • Algorithmic trading
  • Thermodynamic formalism in economic research
  • Nonextensive effects on  financ ial markets
  • The role of extreme and superextreme events
  • Risk management and risk contagion vs  portfolio analysis; f inancial engineering
  • Models of market dynamics, in particular agent-based ones, in micro- and macroscales
  • S tructure and behavior of economical and social networks
  • Complex adaptive systems in economical and social phenomena and processes
  • Conflicts' dynamics
  • Modeling of changes of the opinions and innovation spreading
  • Complex systems and their applications: networks in economics and social sciences
  • Game theories
  • Computing in economics and social sciences

The conference will take place in parallel sessions.  All presentations and posters will be placed on this webpage  the same way as it took place at the 8 FENS 2015 in Rzeszów, Poland ( http://science24.com/event/fens2015/ ) In closing the conference there will be a round table discussion at which all are welcome.

Plenary speaker (confirmed)

H. Eugene Stanley (Boston University)

Invited Speakers (confirmed)


  • Marcel Ausloos (University of Leicester),  SME investment best strategies
  • Sonia R. Bentes (Universitário de Lisboa),  Modelling the asymmetric behaviour of stock market volatility: New evidence
  • Ladislav Kristoufek (Charles University in Prague),  Fractal methods for fractional cointegration
  • Mateusz Pipień (Cracow University of Economics),  Some recent advances in empirical analyses of economic cycles
  • Christophe Schinckus (University of Leicester; RMIT University, Vietnam),  Duhemian Econophysics vs Popperian Economics
  • Rafał Weron (Wrocław University of Technology),  Probabilistic forecasting in energy markets: Why? When? How?
  • Fabrizio Lillo (Scuola Normale Superiore),  Systemic risk due to fire sale spillover and portfolio overlaps
Financial markets & microstructures
  • Dariusz Grech (University of Wrocław),  Asymmetry of price returns - analysis and perspectives from non-extensive statistical physics point of view
  • Vygintas Gontis (Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Vilnius University, Lithuania),  The first passage time statistics as empirical test of observed long-range memory in the financial markets
  • Thomas Lux (Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel & Universitat Jaume I), Estimation of Agent-Based Models of Financial Markets: A State-Space Approach
  • Silvio Queirós (Brazilian Center for Research in Physics),  The not so stylised shapes of financial markets: Intraday profiles of returns and trading volume
  • Wei-Xing Zhou (East China Universiuty of Science and Technology),   Diagonal effect in the Chinese stock market
  • Stanisław Drożdż (Institute of Nuclear Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences & Cracow University of Technology), Volatility correlations in narrative
  • Janusz Hołyst (Warsaw University of Technology),  Hierarchical Partitions of Social Networks Between Rivaling Leaders
  • Jãnos Kertesz (Central European University & Budapest University of Technology and Economics),  Multiplex Modeling of the Society
  • Krzysztof Kułakowski (AGH University of Science and Technology),  Paradox of integration - a computational model
  • Tobias Preis (University of Warwick),  Sensing human activity using online data
  • Peter Richmond (The University of Dublin),  On the relationship between income, fertility rates and the state of democracy in society
  • Boris Podobnik (University of Rijeka),  Estimating the tipping point of right-wing populism in response to unbalanced immigration
  • Enrico Scalas (University of Sussex),  Stylised models for the distribution of wealth
  • Sitabhra Sinha (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai),  Is it rational for Homo Economicus to be "nice" to others ? The co-action solution resolves social dilemmas
  • Zbigniew Struzik (Tokyo University),  Should we (try to) understand life?
  • Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron (Wrocław University of Technology),  Conformity in numbers: How to validate social agent-based models


  • Shlomo Havlin (Bar-Ilan University), Cascading Failures and Recovery in Networks: applications to finance
  • Rosario N. Mantegna (Palermo University & Central European University),   Bootstrap validation of proximity based networks
  • Misako Takayasu (Center for TDB-Advanced Data Analysis and Modeling Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan),  Network Fragility of Business Firms


  • Tiziana Di Matteo (King's College London),  Multiscaling: real source and consequence
  • Hideki Takayasu (Sony Computer Science Laboratory & Meiji University), Large Fluctuations of Commodity Sales
  • Arkadiusz Orłowski (Warsaw University of Life Sciences & Polish Academy of Sciences),  Methods of machine learning and pattern recognition with applications to econophysics


Scientific Committee (confirmed)

  • Tomaso Aste (University College London)
  • Marcel Ausloos - Mentor of Round-Table Discussion (University of Leicester)
  • Dariusz Grech (University of Wrocław)
  • Shlomo Havlin (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Janusz Hołyst (Warsaw University of Technology)
  • Ryszard Kutner – Chairman of Conference (University of Warsaw)
  • Rosario N. Mantegna (Central European University & Palermo University)
  • Tiziana Di Matteo (King's College London)
  • Maciej Nowak (Jagiellonian University)
  • Arkadiusz Orłowski (Warsaw University of Life Sciences & Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Silvio Queirós (Brazilian Center for Research in Physics)
  • Peter Richmond (The University of Dublin)
  • Enrico Scalas (University of Sussex)
  • Christophe Schinckus (University of Leicester)
  • Didier Sornette (ETH Zürich)
  • Zbigniew Struzik (Tokyo University)
  • Katarzyna Sznajd-Weron (Wrocław University of Technology)

Organizing Committee (confirmed)

  • Marysia Duczymińska (Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw)
  • Tomasz Gubiec (Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw)
  • Jarosław Klamut (Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw)
  • Ryszard Kutner – Chairman of Conference (Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw)
  • Tomasz Raducha (Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw)
  • Mateusz Wiliński (Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw)


The competition for the best doctoral, master's or bachelor's thesis

The aim of the competition is to encourage young followers to present their paper at the conference FENS 2017.

Who may report the paper?

The paper may submit its author. The notification of the paper by the supervisor or reviewer is also possible.

What should the application contain?

Reporting the paper one should send the text of this paper within  June   5, 2017 in PDF format (Adobe Acrobat) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) describing the advantages of the paper at the following address: erka@fuw.edu.pl

The submitted papers will be presented on the poster session.



During the registration the participant enters in the form an  abstract in English only . It is possible to correct them on-line till March 15 , 2017 .

The following rules must be applied:

  • the length of the abstract is limited to 2000 characters, including spaces and formatting (approx. 1 page A4 ),
  • only Latin and Greek letters are allowed,
  • within formatting only upper and lower indices are permitted,
  • header information of abstract (title, authors, affiliations) may not be repeated in the text of the abstract,
  • the abstract should be submitted on-line (you can use copy/paste from your text editor),
  • the abstract is displayed in the browser in the final form (WYSIWYG) and must be verified/corrected on-line by the author, because the Organizers will not make interference in the text.

The authors will be informed about acceptance of their contributions by April  15, 2017 . All accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings of Abstracts which will be available at the beginning of the Conference. 

A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of abstracts is available on the Instructions for Authors page ( here ).


The language of the conference presentations will be English. About the time of occurrence, including discussions, the organizers will decide on the basis of abstracts (20 to 45 minutes). Participants have at their disposal:

  • a projector with a computer and the software "Adobe AcroReader", "MS PowerPoint" and "OpenOffice"
  • a transparency projector  
  • a traditional whiteboard
  • a laser pointer


Selected conference papers will be published as regular articles in Acta Physica Polonica A (belonging to the JCR )

Deadlines and fees

Important Dates:

March 15, 2017   March 20, 2017
•    Deadline for submission of abstracts 

April 15, 2017 
•    Notification of abstract acceptance 

May 15, 2017 
•    Deadline for  the early fee payment

•    Deadline for  the registration

July 5-7, 2017    
•    Conference

Conference fees:

Payment before May 15, 2017

The early conference fees:

  • regular participant fee: 1600 PLN (~360 EUR)
  • graduate student and PhD student fee: 800 PLN  (~180 EUR)

Payment between May 15, 2017 and June 15, 2017

The late conference fees:

  • regular participant fee: 2200 PLN (~500 EUR)
  • graduate student and PhD student fee: 1100 PLN (~250 EUR)

The Organizing Committee realizes that the full conference fee may be prohibitive for some participants. Since it is the scientific criteria only that should matter and since we appreciate taking part in the conference, we would like to offer such participants a reduced fee. However, the number of reduced fees and their amount are strongly limited by the conference budget. Applications for the reduced fee should be send by e-mail to the Organizing Committee ( erka@fuw.edu.pl ).

The conference fee can be reduced if conference will be granted by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.  

Participant fee includes:

  • conference documentation including Conference Proceedings of Abstracts
  • cost of printing of conference materials (but not postconference ones)
  • hotel accommodation
  • organization expenses
  • coffee breaks with small refreshment
  • lunches
  • banquet in a restaurant
  • excursion on July 8, 2017 (if it comes to fruition)

Method of payment :

Please pay the conference fee in our favour to:

Polskie Towarzystwo Fizyczne, ul. Hoża 69, 00-681 Warszawa,
REGON: 000809167

NIP: 526-23-85-038

Domestic bank transfer

Account No.: 70 1030 0019 0109 8503 3002 6721

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A.
ul. Senatorska 16
00-923 Warszawa

Details of payment (in bank transfer title please enter): EC2017&FENS2017, `Name and Surname'


Foreign bank transfer

Account No.: IBAN: PL70 1030 0019 0109 8503 3002 6721


Bank Handlowy w Warszawie S.A.
ul. Senatorska 16
00-923 Warsaw, Poland

Details of payment (in bank transfer title please enter): EC2017&FENS2017, `Name and Surname'


Please let the organizers know about your payment by e-mail with subject: 'PAYMENT OF CONFERENCE FEE EC2017&FENS2017 to erka@fuw.edu.pl

Please send the participant data to invoice by e-mail to   erka@fuw.edu.pl   if the invoice is required. 


EC2017 & FENS2017 take place at the Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw, address: L. Pasteur Str. 5, 02-093 Warsaw.

From the airport and central rail station there are

1)  bus no. 175 to stop-bus Banach-Hospital (takes about 20 min., price  no more than 2 euros) and next a few minutes walk

2)  taxi to L. Pasteur Str. 5 (takes about 15 min., price no more than 10 euros).


City Hotels

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION concerning HOTEL IBIS Budget Warsaw Reduta (it does not apply to invited speakers)

As in Warsaw it is very difficult to find inexpensive and sufficiently comfortable hotels during the conference period, the Organizers reserved in Hotel IBIS Budget Warsaw Reduta (see below):

- 30 single rooms (125 PLN/room)

- 45 double rooms (140 PLN/room)

- 10 triple rooms (180 PLN/room)

We strongly advice to make the personal reservation as soon as possible (even before abstract acceptance). The reservation can be made only by email for address: h7148-fo@accor.com  to Mr. Tomasz Zięba – Front Office Manager and should contain in the title the name of our conference `EC2017&FENS2017'. The breakfast is included only on request. The reservation confirmation, containing its number, please send to address: erka@fuw.edu.pl

The favored method of payment is the bank transfer.

Account No. for the domestic bank transfer:

Orbis S.A.              

Hotel Ibis Budget Warszawa Reduta

Ul. Bitwy Warszawskiej 16a, 02-366 Warszawa


Nr 19 1840 0007 2211 8040 0815 2219

Account No. for the foreign bank transfer:

Orbis S.A.

Hotel Ibis Budget Warszawa Reduta

Ul. Bitwy Warszawskiej 16a, 02-366 Warszawa


PL19 1840 0007 2211 8040 0815 2219


Confirmation of payment (containing the name and surname of participant) please send to the address: erka@fuw.edu.pl

Attention: after May 15, 2017 unpaid reservations will be canceled!

This special offer is not visible on the hotel webpage:

Hotel IBIS Budget Warsaw Reduta

Other recommended inexpensive hotels

Hotel IBIS Warsaw Reduta

Hotel Novotel Warsaw Airport

University Hotels: `Sokrates', `Hera'


Ryszard Kutner email: ryszard.kutner@fuw.edu.pl