The International Symposium on Non-equilibrium Dynamics (NeD-2011) will be held from 31 August to 3 September, 2011, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

The Symposium addresses the physics of strongly interacting systems far from equilibrium and their approach to equilibrium as relevant for the dynamics of the early universe and ultra-relativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions. The key topics include the basic descriptions of strongly interacting systems, in particular approaches based on Kadanoff-Baym equations and their solutions. Transport theoretical realizations in phase space as well as numerical studies in comparison to solutions of the on-shell Boltzmann equation and viscous hydrodynamics present a further focus. Another - associated topic - is the description of the parton-hadron phase transition within different concepts, i.e. hadron freeze-out or dynamical approaches on the basis of the Kadanoff-Baym equations. Here in particular the differences between hadronization in vacuum and in cold nuclear matter will be confronted with hadronization concepts in hot and dense systems, e.g. statistical hadronization and coalescence models of different sophistication.

The Symposium venue and accommodation of participants will be at the 'Candia Maris Resort & Spa Crete' in Heraklion.