We invite you to participate in Dynamics Days LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) 2018, the fifth such meeting, following those organized in Brazil (2010), Colombia (2012), Chile (2014), and Mexico (2016). On this occasion, the conference will be held in the beautiful city of Punta del Este, a peninsula located at the southernmost point in Uruguay, where the Río de la Plata river meets the Atlantic Ocean, and only an hour an a half away from the capital city, Montevideo.

Contributions are invited on experimental, computational, applied, and theoretical research in all areas related to non-linear dynamics, including (but not limited to), chaos, control theory, non-equilibrium statistical physics, complex networks and systems, computational methods, fluid dynamics, granular materials, neural dynamics, non-linear waves, pattern formation, quantum chaos, stochastic processes, and systems biology.

Since its beginnings, a key goal of the Dynamics Days LAC has been to promote cross-fertilization of ideas from different areas. In particular, the meeting is deliberately structured to encourage active participation from young scientists, through invited and contributed oral presentations or posters. On this occasion, there will be also thematic mini-symposia, ranging from brain networks, power grids and information technology, to smart cities and social networks.