3rd International Electronic and Flipped Conference on Entropy and Its Applications 1-10 November 2016
Welcome from the Chair of the Forum
You are cordially invited to participate in the 3rd International Electronic and Flipped Conference on Entropy and Its Applications. This event is designed to bring together researchers working in the field to present and discuss their recent contributions, without the need to travel.
The field of entropy-related research has been particularly fruitful in the past few decades, and continues to produce important results in a vast range of fields spanning all branches of the sciences, engineering, social sciences, economics / finance and the humanities. We welcome your contributions on theoretical insights into the entropy concept and on information theory, and on practical applications of the maximum entropy method in any field.
This year, we will also make every effort to facilitate interaction and the exchange of ideas during the conference period. All presenters will be asked to prepare an audio or video of their presentation. This will be uploaded onto the conference platform in advance, for viewing by others during the conference period - possibly one of the first “flipped mode” conferences in the world! We will also schedule an online discussion period for each presentation. We will announce further details of the technological requirements and schedule in due course.
The conference will be organized into six sessions, which reflect the inter-disciplinary nature of entropy and its applications:
- Section A
Physics and Engineering: Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, Reversibility, Quantum Mechanics, Black Hole Physics, Maximum Entropy Methods, Maximum Entropy Production, Evolution of the Universe
- Section B
Information Theory: Shannon Entropy, Kullback-Leibler Divergence, Channel Capacity, Alternative Entropies, and Applications
- Section C
Complex Systems: Self-Organization, Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics, Simplicity and Complexity, Networks, Symmetry Breaking, Similarity
- Section D
Chemistry and Biology: Chemical Networks, Energy, Enthalpy, Maximum Entropy Methods, Biological Networks, Evolution, DNA and RNA, Diversity
- Section E
Machine Learning and Systems Theory: Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Cybernetics, Robotics, Man–Machine Interfaces, Causality
- Section P
Posters: In this section, posters can be presented stand-alone, i.e., without an accompanying proceedings paper or conference presentation. Posters will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. However, posters will not be added to the proceedings of the conference.
Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference, and selected/extended papers will be considered for publication in Entropy with a 20% discount off the APC. Entropy is an open access publication journal of MDPI in the field of entropy and information theory.
Abstract Submission: 18 September 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 30 September 2016
Submission of Full Paper and Poster/Presentation: 20 October 2016
Conference Open: 1-10 November 2016
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Third e-Conference on Entropy!
The University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia
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Robert Niven has a BSc (Hons) in chemistry and geology and a PhD in civil and environmental engineering, both from The University of New South Wales, Australia. He is a long-standing Editorial Board Member and reviewer for Entropy (since 2007), and was Chair of the MaxEnt 2013 conference in Canberra, Australia. Over the past decade, Dr Niven has developed new theoretical perspectives into the entropy concept based on combinatorial reasoning, and has also pioneered new applications of the maximum entropy method for the analysis of dissipative non-equilibrium systems, fluid flow systems, dynamical systems and flow networks. This research has been recognized by a number of international fellowships and awards, including Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship (2006), Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship, Denmark (14 months, 2007‑08); Endeavour Executive Award (2010), Isaac Newton Institute Visiting Fellowship (2010), CNRS Fellowship, France (2011) and Invited Professor, Institut PPrime / Région Poitou-Charentes, France (11 months, 2014). His most recent research interests include the maximum entropy analysis of turbulent flow systems, graphical systems and urban flow networks, including distributed power generation, water distribution and vehicular systems
- Section A