Conference Program


Pdf-versions of the Conference Program, the List of Posters and the Full Conference Booklet (2 MB) can be found in the downloads section of the conference website. The transparencies presented during the pre-school will also be available there. A Springer textbook with the oral conference contributions is scheduled to appear in December 2016.


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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Pre-School "Fundamentals of Diffusion and Spreading"
12:30 – 14:30
Lectures, part 1: Diffusion Step by Step
Armin Bunde (University of Giessen, Germany), Jörg Kärger (University of Leipzig, Germany)
14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 17:00
Lectures, part 2: Diffusion Applications
Jürgen Caro (University of Hanover, Germany), Gero Vogl (University of Vienna, Austria)


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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Welcome Party and Evening Lecture
16:00 Opening of Registration
17:30 – 18:30 Welcome party with refreshments and fingerfood, Part 1
18:30 – 19:15
Hans Joachim Meyer (Minister for Higher Education, Research and Culture of Saxony (ret.))
Evening lecture: A global Language or a World of Languages
- introduced by Hans Wiesmeth (TU Dresden, Vice-President of SAW, Germany) -
19:15 – 20:30 Continuation of welcome party


Monday, August 24th, 2015

Morning Session
Chairs: Grit Kalies (Dresden), Douglas M. Ruthven (Orono)
09:00 – 09:15
Hans Müller-Steinhagen (Rector of TU Dresden, Germany)
Opening of Diffusion Fundamentals VI
- introduced by Jörg Kärger (University of Leipzig, Germany) -
09:15 – 09:55
Rajamani Krishna (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Uphill Diffusion
09:55 – 10:35
Philipp Maass (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
Diffusive Transport in Non-Equilibrium Steady States
10:35 – 11:05 Coffee break
Chairs: Handan Tezel (Ottawa), Petrik Galvosas (Wellington)
11:05 – 11:45
William S. Price (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
NMR Versatility
11:45 – 12:55
Tandem Lecture
Klaus Kroy (University of Leipzig, Germany): Hot Brownian Motion: Theory
Frank Cichos (University of Leipzig, Germany): Hot Brownian Motion: Experiment
12:55 – 14:30
Lunch break
(during lunch break: meeting book contributors, room 201)
Afternoon Session
Chairs: Gero Vogl (Vienna), Fabian Jacobs (Bautzen)
14:30 – 15:10
Anne Kandler (City University London, UK)
Analysing Language Shift: The Example of Scottish Gaelic
15:10 – 15:50
Russel Gray (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany)
Expansion of Language Families
15:50 – 16:20 Coffee break
Chairs: Murray A. Moinester (Tel Aviv), Dieter Freude (Leipzig)
16:20 – 17:00
Joaquim Fort (University of Girona, Spain)
The Neolithic Transition: Diffusion of People or Diffusion of Culture?
17:00 – 18:10
Tandem Lecture
Detlef Gronenborn (University of Mainz, Germany) and
Carsten Lemmen (Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht, Germany)
The Expansion of Farming as Seen from Archaeology and Related Disciplines
18:10 – 21:00
Poster session I with beer and fingerfood
(optional: continuation meeting book contributors, room 201)


Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Morning Session
Chairs: Alfred Leipertz (Erlangen), Armin Bunde (Giessen)
09:00 – 09:40
Dirk Brockmann (Humboldt University Berlin, Germany)
Epidemics Spreading
09:40 – 10:20
Shlomo Havlin (Bar-Ilan University, Israel)
Spreading of Failures in the Internet and in Power Grids
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break
Chairs: Sabina Hrabetova (New York), Michael J. Saxton (Davis)
10:50 – 11:30
Hernán Makse (City College of New York, USA)
A New Class of Superspreader: From Twitter, Cities and the Brain
11:30 – 12:10
Charles Nicholson (NYU Langone Medical Center, USA)
Brain Structure Revealed by Diffusive Spread of Molecules
12:10 – 14:30
Poster Session II with Lunch
(during lunch break: short meeting Diffusion Fundamentals Advisory Board, room 201)
Afternoon Session
Chairs: Helmut Mehrer (Münster), Rustem Valiullin (Leipzig)
14:30 – 15:10
Michael Leitner (Technical University Munich, Germany)
Dispersal in Plants and Animals: Modelling
15:10 – 15:50
Martin Schnittler (University of Greifswald, Germany)
Spore Dispersal in Lower Organisms: From Model Assumptions to Reality
15:50 – 17:00
Tandem Lecture
Christoph Neinhuis (Technical University of Dresden, Germany)
Anita Roth-Nebelsick (State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart, Germany)
Transport Systems in Living Organisms
Free time for an individual walk through Dresden
19:30 – 23:00 Conference dinner in the restaurant Pulverturm
(located in the historical centre of Dresden next to Frauenkirche)


Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Morning Session
Chairs: Wilfried Konrad (Tübingen), Hans Wiesmeth (Dresden)
09:00 – 09:40
Albrecht Fritzsche (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
Spreading Innovations
09:40 – 10:20
Manfred Wendisch (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Diffusion Processes in Atmospheric Physics
10:20 – 10:50 Coffee break
Chairs: Cornelia Breitkopf (Dresden), Boris B. Straumal (Moscow)
10:50 – 11:30
Rainer Klages (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
Search for Food of Birds, Fish and Insects
11:30 – 12:10
Søren Wichmann (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Language Migration: Empirical Data and Modelling
12:10 – 12:25
Boris Bokstein (National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Moscow, Russia)
Short presentation of and invitation to Diffusion Fundamentals VII in Moscow 2017
12:25 – 13:05
Marc-Olivier Coppens (University College London, UK)
Nature-Inspired Transport Optimization
13:05 Final Remarks, Quick Lunch
15:00 Optional: Guided walk through the City of Dresden
(meeting point: tram stop "Synagoge", reached by lines 3 and 7)


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Poster Presentations


All posters remain on display in the foyer, Monday - Wednesday for continuous viewing. We kindly ask the presenting authors for their presence during the corresponding sessions:

  • authors of posters with odd numbers during session I (Monday, 18:10 - 21:00)
  • authors of posters with even numbers during session II (Tuesday, 12:10 - 14:30)
Poster abstracts may be found online in volume 24 of the Diffusion-Fundamentals online journal.


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Title and Authors


Mortal creepers searching for a target

E. Abad, D. Campos, V. Méndez, S.B. Yuste and K. Lindenberg


Reduction of p-Nitrophenol to p-Aminophenol over Supported Monometallic Catalysts as a Model Reaction for Mass-Transfer Investigations

M. Al-Naji, M. Goepel, A. Roibu and R. Gläser


Adsorption and Desorption Studies of Lysozyme by Thermosensitive Fe3O4- PNIPAM Nanocomposite via Fluorescence Spectroscopy

E. Alveroglu, N. İlker, A. Gökçeören and K. Koç


Evaluation of CO2 diffusion on aluminum based metal organic frameworks

D. Angı, A. Güneş Yeresikli, F. Çakıcıoğlu-Özkan


Current fluctuations in boundary driven diffusive systems

T. Becker, K. Nelissen and B. Cleuren


Diffusion at tilt grain boundaries in polycrystalline porous materials

J.S. Bhatt and M.-O. Coppens


Ultra-slow diffusion in processes with preferential relocations to places visited in the past

D. Boyer and I. Pineda


Application of Maxwell-Stefan equations to characterize silicalite membranes

D. Carter, B. Kruczek and F.H. Tezel


On the geometrical description of effective diffusion in confined environments: two-dimensional case

G. Chacón-Acosta, A. A. García-Chung and L. Dagdug


The effect of crystal diversity of nanoporous materials on mass transfer studies

J. Cousin Saint Remi, A. Lauerer, G. Baron, C. Chmelik, J. Denayer and J. Kärger


Spread of virus infections

V.L. de Rioja, J. Fort and N. Isern


Composite fuel cell materials studied by MAS PFG NMR diffusometry and MAS NMR spectroscopy

N. Dvoyashkina, D. Freude, C.F. Seidler, M. Wark and J. Haase


Study of the self-diffusion coefficient in the water-methanol binary mixture from the hydrogen bonding viewpoint using DOSY NMR

E. Fadaei and M. Tafazzoli


A 2D system of hard needles: event oriented molecular dynamics

M.E. Foulaadvand, A. Saiidi and M. Yarifard


Water adsorption kinetics and diffusion in dense SAPO-34 layers on porous aluminium fibre structures - macroscopic measurements by a Volumetric Differential Pressure Step Method

G. Füldner and A. Velte


Diffusion of CO2 in 5Å-zeolites by Frequency Response - Impact of assumed adsorption mechanisms

M. Galinsky and C. Breitkopf


On the geometrical description of the effective diffusion in confined environments: 3D channels

A.A. Garcia-Chung, G. Chacón-Acosta and L. Dagdug


Chaotic diffusion in periodic lattices with repulsive potentials

S. Gil, J. Solanpää, T. Hämälainen, E. Räsänen and R. Klages


Diffusion in MOFs: The surface barrier phenomenon

L. Heinke


Dynamic Light Scattering for the Determination of Thermal and Mutual Diffusivities of Liquids with Dissolved Gases in Chemical and Energy Engineering

A. Heller, T.M. Koller, M.H. Rausch, A. Leipertz and A.P. Fröba


On the asymptotic behavior of distributions of work performed on diffusion particles in time-varying potentials

V. Holubec, D. Lips, A. Ryabov, P. Chvosta and P. Maass


A model of anomalous extracellular diffusion: source location matters

J. Hrabe, F. Xiao, R. Colbourn and S. Hrabetova


Diffusive spread of substance through brain extracellular space in in vitro model of sleep and awake brain states

S. Hrabetova, A. Sherpa and F. Xiao


Fronts of language replacement

N. Isern and J. Fort


Computer modeling of atomic clusters formation in grain boundaries

A. Itckovich and B. Bokstein


Anomalous diffusion with heterogeneity in view of superstatistics

Y. Itto


Effective diffusion coefficient in one-dimensional heterogeneous solids: a comparison of continuous and discrete lattice models

J.R. Kalnins, E.A. Kotomin and V.N. Kuzovkov


Stories from the interior of porous materials - recorded by NMR

W. Kittler, H. Liu, F. Zong, S. A. Hertel, M. Nogueira d'Eurydice, X. Wang, P. Hosking, M. C. Simpson, T. A. Kuder, F. Laun, M. Hunter, S. Obruchkov and P. Galvosas


Phase transitions in driven single-file diffusion of suspended particles

J. Kurzhals, M. Dierl and P. Maass


Diffusion-controlled kinetics of metallic colloid formation in irradiated Al2O3, MgO and NaCl crystals

V.N. Kuzovkov, E.A. Kotomin, A.I. Popov and R. Vila


Diffusion and self-assembly of charged nanoparticles in polar media: a competition between short-range and long-range interactions

V.N. Kuzovkov, G. Zvejnieks and E.A. Kotomin


4 Coupled compartments - an analytical solution for diffusion and reaction kinetics

W. Larisch


Interference and IR-Microscopy for Studies of Nanoporous Materials: An Insightful View on Intracrystalline Molecular Transport

A. Lauerer, C. Chmelik, J. Haase and J. Kärger


Calibration of the diffusion coefficients of the FCS standard Rhodamine 6G (Rh6G) in aqueous solutions

G. Majer and K. Zick


Testing the (time)1/4 quartic root Diffusion Law of Ceramics Rehydroxylation

M. Moinester, E. Piasetzky and J. Kärger


Transport of isopropanol in H-ZSM5 by impedance spectroscopy

T.Q. Nguyen, M. Glorius and C. Breitkopf


Investigating the relationship between social learning efficiency and the diffusion of innovations

J. Ounsley, K. Laland and G. Ruxton


Steady-state multicomponent gas diffusion in conical tubes and pores

F. Pille, J. Thöming and T. Veltzke


Diffusion and molecular exchange in hollow core-shell silica nanocapsules

A. Pochert, D. Schneider, J. Haase, M. Lindén and R. Valiullin


Modelling language shift in Carinthia, Austria

K. Prochazka and G. Vogl


Kinetics of dissolution of liquid Pb nano-inclusions attached to a dislocation in aluminum

S.I. Prokofjev, E. Johnson and U. Dahmen


Ragweed: diffusional spread and pollen load

R. Richter, M. Leitner and G. Vogl


Dehydration diffusion of B(OH)4-sodalite investigated by micro-Raman spectroscopy on single crystals and combined TG/IR on powders

C.H. Rüscher, F. Kiesel, A. Schulz, L. Schomborg and J.C. Buhl


Diffusion Limitations and Effectiveness Factor of Mesoporous and Hierarchically Structured Catalysts for SCR-DeNOx

E. Saraci, R. Arndt, J. Kullmann, D. Enke, T.-A. Meier, D. Belder, M.-O. Coppens and R. Gläser


Diffusion coefficient as a function of mass for globular macromolecules

M.J. Saxton


Collective dynamics in a multi-filament actin bundle

J. Schnauß, T. Golde, C. Schuldt, B. U. S. Schmidt, M. Glaser, D. Strehle, C. Heussinger and J. Käs


Fluctuation dissipation theorem and Onsager coefficients in driven diffusion systems

B. Siemer, V. Holubec, P. Chvosta and P. Maass


Dynamics of Linear and Cyclic Chains in Two Dimensions

A. Sikorski and P. Polanowski


Modelling the geographical origin of rice cultivation in Asia using the Rice Archaeological Database

F. Silva, C.J. Stevens, A. Weisskopf, C. Castillo, L. Qin, A. Bevan and D.Q. Fuller


Reaction fronts and ambipolar chemical diffusion in oxide crystals

M. Sinder, Z. Burshtein and J. Pelleg


Adsorptive heat transformation with SAPO-34: diffusion of working fluids water, methanol and ethanol

T. Splith, C. Chmelik, F. Stallmach, S.K. Henninger, G. Füldner, P.D. Kolokathis, E. Pantatosaki and G.K. Papadopoulos


Disentangling Sources of Anomalous Diffusion

F. Thiel, F. Flegel and I.M. Sokolov


Monitoring the interplay between diffusion and reaction during catalytic conversion in nanoporous materials

T. Titze, C. Chmelik, J. Kullmann, L. Prager, E. Miersemann, R. Gläser, D. Enke, J. Weitkamp and J. Kärger


Multicomponent gas diffusion in conical tubes

T. Veltzke, L. Kiewidt and J. Thöming


The application of inverse gas chromatography to investigate diffusion resistance in FCC catalysts

D. Wallenstein, C.M. Fougret, S. Brandt and U. Hartmann


Optimization of bifunctional catalysts in the presence of diffusion limitations, by using a single particle model and a fixed bed model

G. Ye and M.-O. Coppens


Diffusion across the Interface of an Liquid-Liquid System

T. Zeiner


A local composition model for the prediction of mutual diffusion coefficients in binary liquid mixtures from tracer diffusion coefficients

Q. Zhu, G.D. Moggridge and C. D'Agostino


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