First Circular & Call for Papers
In continuation of a very successful series of 5 conferences in Europe and overseas, we invite you to participate in Diffusion Fundamentals VI, scheduled for August 23rd – 26th, 2015 in Dresden/Germany.


As a ubiquitous process of random movement, ranging from molecular up to macroscopic and even cosmic scales, diffusion is key to spreading phenomena in quite diverse areas. Bringing together scientists from disciplines as different as archaeology, ecology, epidemics, ethnology, linguistics and sociology with biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers, Diffusion Fundamentals VI is scheduled to highlight the astonishingly similar patterns of spreading phenomena in Humanities, Natural Sciences and Engineering.


 Confirmed Invited Speakers
 Dirk Brockmann
 (Humboldt University Berlin)
 Frank Cichos
 (University of Leipzig)
 Marc-Olivier Coppens
 (University College London)
 Joaquim Fort
 (University of Girona)
 Albrecht Fritzsche
 (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
 Russel Gray
 (MPI Human History, Jena)
 Detlef Gronenborn
 (University of Mainz)
 Shlomo Havlin
 (Bar-Ilan University)
 Anne Kandler
 (City University London)
 Rainer Klages
 (Queen Mary University of London)
 Rajamani Krishna
 (University of Amsterdam)
 Klaus Kroy
 (University of Leipzig)
 Ingolf Kühn
 (Helmholtz Center Halle)
 Michael Leitner
 (Technical University Munich)
 Philipp Maass
 (University of Osnabrück)
 Hernán Makse
 (City College of New York)
 Christoph Neinhuis
 (Technical University of Dresden)
 Charles Nicholson
 (NYU Langone Medical Center)
 William (Bill) S. Price
 (University of Western Sydney)
 Manfred Wendisch
 (University of Leipzig)



The conference will comprise invited talks and two extended poster sessions. "Best Poster Awards" are scheduled for posters highlighting particularly impressively the impact and beauty of interdisciplinarity in diffusion research.
Poster abstract submission will open in February, 2015. Accepted abstracts shall be published, together with short versions of the invited plenary talks, in the conference proceedings appearing as a special volume of the Diffusion-Fundamentals Online Journal.



In recent years Dresden has evolved as an internationally recognized center for materials research and technology. The presence of 3 Max-Planck-Institutes, 2 Leibniz-Institutes, 11 Fraunhofer-Institutes, one Helmholtz-Center, and the Technical University with appr. 30,000 students renders the location as a focal point for interdisciplinary cooperation. The Elbe River and the gently rolling landscape between Sächsische Schweiz and Meissen determine the nature in which Dresden is embedded with its architectural attractiveness, natural beauty and charming atmosphere. The climate is equally beneficial to the development of the arts and to viniculture. At the same time Dresden is a modern city with the flair of the former Saxon residence, simply a place with lifestyle. Dresden is famous for its baroque architecture (e.g. the Zwinger, Frauenkirche), its theaters (e.g. Semperoper), museums, festivals and events.


 Travel and Accommodation

The City of Dresden, capitol of Saxony is located in the eastern part of Germany, close to the City of Prague. On account of its airport, Dresden is easily accessible. The German railway network links Dresden with all major German and European destinations. Furthermore, the city possesses ideal connections by road and river, both with its immediate surroundings and with more distant destinations.
Accommodation has to be directly reserved by the participants. A list of suitable hotels will be made available at the conference website. Early booking is highly recommended.


 Important Dates
 February 2015
 2nd Circular 
 Begin of registration and abstract submission
 May 31st  Early payment deadline 
 June 15th  Abstract submission deadline 
 July 31st
 Final Announcement 
 Final acceptance of poster contributions 
 Late payment deadline 
 August 12th  Cash payment registration deadline 
 August 23rd – 26th  Diffusion Fundamentals VI 


The conference fee is subject to changes depending on the additional sponsorship we may receive. Please check the conference fees when registering at the conference website. The fee will include all catering during the conference comprising the conference dinner and the conference excursion.
Conference Fee
Early Payment,
until May 31st, 2015
Late Payment,
until July 31st, 2015
Register by August 12th, 2015,
cash payment on arrival
Full Delegate 250 € 300 € 350 €
Student/PhD Student  150 € 200 € 250 €


 Local Organization
  • Jürgen Caro, Cornelia Breitkopf, Eike Brunner, Grit Kalies, Stefan Kaskel, Christoph Neinhuis, Lutz Schiffer, Hans Wiesmeth
 Scientific Committee
  • Jörg Kärger, Armin Bunde, Jürgen Caro, Christian Chmelik, Gero Vogl
 Diffusion-Fundamentals Advisory Board
  • Dezsö L. Beke, Lajos Kossuth University, Debrecen, Hungary
  • Stefano Brandani, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Armin Bunde, Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany
  • Jürgen Caro, University of Hannover, Germany
  • Alan Chadwick, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
  • Christian Chmelik, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Frank Cichos, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Marc-Olivier Coppens, University College London, UK
  • Gerhard Ertl, Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Germany
  • Dieter Freude, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Petrik Galvosas, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Roger Gläser, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Farida Grinberg, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Paul Heitjans, University of Hannover, Germany
  • Jörg Kärger, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Yossi Klafter, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Klaus Kroy, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Alfred Leipertz, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Andreas Mandelis, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Graeme Murch, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia
  • Jean Philibert, Université de Paris-Sud, France
  • William S. Price, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  • Douglas M. Ruthven, University of Maine, Orono, USA
  • Michael J. Saxton, University of California, Davis, USA
  • Gunter Schütz, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Boris B. Straumal, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • Doros Theodorou, Athens, University of Patras, Greece
  • Rustem Valiullin, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Ilpo Vattulainen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Gero Vogl, University of Vienna, Austria
  • George H. Weiss, Center for Information Technology Maryland, Bethesda, USA

 We are happy to announce that the Diffusion Fundamentals VI conference will be supported by:

Technical University Dresden
Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Bruker Biospin
Chemiewerke Bad Köstritz GmbH
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
Förderverein der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig e.V.
Gesellschaft von Freunden und Förderern der TU Dresden e.V.
Rubotherm GmbH
Vereinigung von Förderern und Freunden der Universität Leipzig e.V.