It is the goal of the proposed workshop to clarify the crystalline and jammed states of
different soft-matter systems under the influence of driving:
(1) Which part of equilibrium-phase behavior carries over to the driven case, and what
phase transitions are destroyed by driving?
(2) Which transitions depend on the details of the driving?
(3) What novel non-equilibrium effects emerge purely due to driving?
These questions shall be discussed for experimental systems that are simple enough
to be modeled microscopically: colloidal suspensions, granular media, foams, and
complex (dusty) plasmas.
This workshop brings together researchers investigating different branches of soft
matter. Specific advantages of these different experimental systems shall be discussed;
and comprehensive theoretical descriptions are presented.