The Ninth International Conference on Guided SelfOrganisation (GSO2018) : Information Geometry and Statistical Physics  March 26  28, 2018 Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

The Ninth International Conference on Guided SelfOrganisation (GSO2018) : Information Geometry and Statistical Physics
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March 26  28, 2018
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
The goal of Guided SelfOrganization (GSO) is to leverage the strengths of selforganization (i.e., its simplicity, parallelization, adaptability, robustness, scalability) while still being able to direct the outcome of the selforganizing process. GSO typically has the following features:
(i) An increase in organization (i.e., structure and/or functionality) over time;
(ii) Local interactions that are not explicitly guided by any external agent;
(iii) Taskindependent objectives that are combined with taskdependent constraints.
GSO2018 is the 9th conference in a biannual series on GSO. Recent research is starting to indicate that information geometry, nonequilibrium statistical physics in general, and the thermodynamics of computation in particular, all play a key role in GSO. Accordingly, a particular focus of this conference will be the interplay of those three topics as revealed by their relationship with GSO.
The following specific topics are of special interest:
 informationdriven selforganisation
 complex systems and networks
 nonequilibrium statistical physics
 nonextensive statistical mechanics
 physics of information and computation
 information dynamics
 generalised entropies
 generalised relative entropies
 alpha geometry and alpha statistics
 constraints and maximum entropy principle
 informationgeometric aspects of FokkerPlanck and Kolmogorov equations
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Date and Location
March 26  28, 2018
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
Germany
see travel instructionsOrganizing Committee
 Nihat Ay MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences Leipzig (Germany)
 Mikhail Prokopenko University of Sydney (Australia)
Program Committee
 Nihat Ay, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (Germany)
 Domenico Felice, Università degli Studi di Camerino, Camerino (Italy)
 Carlos Gershenson, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Computer Sciences Department, Mexico City (Mexico)
 Paolo Gibilisco, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Facoltà di Economia, Roma (Italy)
 Daniel Polani, University of Hertfordshire, Department of Computer Science, Hatfield (United Kingdom)
 Mikhail Prokopenko, University of Sydney, Sydney (Australia)
 Richard Spinney, University of Sydney, Sydney (Australia)
 Justin Werfel, Harvard University, Cambridge (USA)
 Larry Yaeger, Google Inc., San Francisco (USA)
 G. Çiğdem Yalçın, İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul (Turkey)
Administrative Contact
Antje Vandenberg
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leipzig