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10th Jagna International Workshop: Uncovering Patterns in the Evolution and Structure of Natural and Social Phenomena

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10th Jagna International Workshop: Uncovering Patterns in the Evolution and Structure of Natural and Social Phenomena
10th Jagna International Workshop: Uncovering Patterns in the Evolution and Structure of Natural and Social Phenomena

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Jan 08, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jan 11, 2024, 4:00 PM

RCTP, CVIF, Jagna, Bohol, Philippines

About the event

Natural and social phenomena possess underlying patterns in their evolution and structure. Discovering the rules and laws that govern these phenomena often entails uncovering patterns found in the massive data they generate which may be in the form of a time series or more general sequences of data. The analysis for a huge volume of data is often facilitated by recent developments in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning leading to a deeper understanding. Mathematical formulations of emerging patterns can also provide added insights. The Workshop aims to tackle these issues by bringing together mathematicians, data scientists, natural and social scientists for an interdisciplinary cross-fertilization of ideas, methods, and techniques.

The Workshop is the 10 th in a series organized by the Research Center for Theoretical Physics (RCTP) Central Visayan Institute Foundation. The informal nature of the Jagna Workshop series is meant to foster active interaction among speakers and participants, and to encourage graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to get insights from invited lecturers so that viable research targets may be clearly defined. There will also be sessions for oral and poster presentations by the participants.


Wolfgang Bock (Linnaeus University, Sweden)

Vincent R. Daria (Australian National University, Australia)

Martin Grothaus (TU Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Tyll Krüger (Wrocław University of Science a Technology, Poland)

Christopher Monterola (Asian Institute of Management, Philippines)

Sithi V. Muniandy (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia)

Benjamin E. Rubin (UC Berkeley, USA)

Yutaka Shikano (Gunma University, Japan)

Hyunjin Shim (Ghent University Global Campus, South Korea)

Georgiy Shevchenko (Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine)

José Luís da Silva (Universidade da Madeira, Portugal)

Joshua P. Torres (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Roland G. Winkler (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany)


Christopher C. Bernido (RCTP, Jagna)

Jinky B. Bornales (MSU–Iligan Inst. of Technology)

Reinabelle Reyes (Univ. of the Philippines, Diliman)

Alfilgen Sebandal (RCTP, Jagna)


Samahang Pisika ng Visayas at Mindanao

College of Science, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Physics Department, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology

Physics Department, Central Mindanao University

Physics Department, Visayas State University


The Research Center for Theoretical Physics is located in the small coastal town of Jagna in the southern part of the island province of Bohol. Situated in the Central Visayas Region of the Philippines, this island is known for its white beaches, snorkeling and diving sites, the Tarsier, Chocolate Hills, scenic rivers, as well as its rich cultural and historical heritage. The town of Jagna has a port which connects it to several neighboring provinces by sea. Jagna is 74 km (1.5 hrs-drive) from Panglao International Airport in Bohol. There are direct daily flights to Panglao from South Korea, and several domestic flights from Manila. Fastcrafts and ferries also travel several times daily from Cebu to Tagbilaran (63 km from Jagna). Manila and Cebu are international gateway cities.


Register participation at the latest by 25 November 2023. The Workshop is limited to 70 participants. Registration for the Workshop is US $100 (or PhP 5500) which includes the conference materials, lunch and refreshments for 3 days of scientific sessions. Participants who wish to contribute a paper or poster should submit their Abstract by 7 November 2023 for review to the following email address: Please indicate clearly your affiliation. 


Arrangements will be undertaken for a printed copy and on-line publication of the Proceedings of the Workshop. Instructions to contributors on the preparation and submission of a pdf file of their manuscripts will be given once these are finalized.


There are pension houses near the workshop site. Room rates per night range from US $25 to US $40 (Exchange rate: US $1 ≈ PhP 55). More upscale places (starting from US $70) are around a half-hour drive away from the Workshop venue.


Reservations and arrangements can be facilitated by the organizers for those who plan an extended stay before or after the Workshop, either for leisure, or for seminars and discussion sessions. A few hills in the town are within easy hiking distance. Small beach resorts are also nearby. Popular beach resorts and PADI dive centers are on Panglao Island (18 km southwest of

Tagbilaran City) and in the peninsular town of Anda (90 km east of Tagbilaran City, or 27 km east of Jagna). A Google search can yield a wide spectrum of hotels and pension houses.

For more information contact the Organizers at:

Research Center for Theoretical Physics

Central Visayan Institute Foundation, Jagna, Bohol 6308, Philippines

E-mail: ; Phone: (63-38) 411-2371

Mobile Phone: +63-920-945-7357

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