Entropy 2020: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century
Welcome from the Chair
The concept of entropy emerges initially from the scope of physics, but it is now clear that entropy is deeply related to information theory and the process of inference. Today, entropic techniques have found a broad spectrum of applications in all branches of science.
The conference will be organized into six sessions, which reflect the inter-disciplinary nature of entropy and its applications:
- Statistical Physics
- Information Theory, Probability and Statistics
- Quantum Information and Foundations
- Complex Systems
- Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications
The inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary nature of contributions from both theoretical and applied perspectives are welcome, including papers addressing conceptual and methodological developments, as well as new applications of entropy and information theory.
All accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings of the conference. Moreover, participants are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to Entropy Special Issue "Entropy: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century".
Special Issue Submission deadline: 30 October 2020
Papers presented at the conference will be granted a 30% discount!
The conference is sponsored by MDPI, the publisher of the open-access journal Entropy and follows the very successful meeting Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry held in May 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.
We very much look forward to seeing you at this exciting meeting in Porto.
Please feel free to download our Conference Poster.
- Ms. Yuejiao Hu
- Ms. Connie Xiong
- Ms. Stefanie Li
Email: entropy2020 [at] mdpi.com
- Professor J. A. Tenreiro Machado, Institute of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal, Website
- Professor Walter Lacarbonara, Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering , Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
- Professor Jose C. Principe, Computational NeuroEngineering Lab, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
- Prof. Dr. Gian Paolo Beretta, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
- Professor Geert Verdoolaege, Research Unit Nuclear Fusion, Department of Applied Physics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
- Prof. Dr. William B. Sherwin, Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Science, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia
- Prof. Dr. Ali Mohammad-Djafari, Former Research Director, CNRS, Paris, France
- Dr. Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
- Prof. Dr. Kevin H. Knuth, University at Albany (SUNY), Albany, NY, USA
- Prof. Dr. Miguel Rubi, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
- Prof. Dr. Philip Broadbridge, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
- Prof. Dr. Marcel Ausloos, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
- Dr. Remo Garattini, University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
- Prof. Dr. Nihat Ay, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
- Prof. Dr. Luca Gammaitoni, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
- Prof. Dr. Abraham Marmur, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
- Dr. Rosario Lo Franco, Università di Palermo, Italy
- Prof. Dr. Miguel A. F. Sanjuán, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain
- Nídia Caetano, Institute of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal
- Carlos Felgueiras, Institute of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal
- Ana Maria Madureira, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Porto, Portugal
- Luís M. Afonso, ISRC (Interdisciplinary Studies Research Center) , Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Porto, Portugal
- Alexandra M.F. Galhano, Institute of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal
- SESSION 1. Statistical Physics
classical, quantum, and relativistic statistical mechanics; kinetics theory; dynamical processes and relaxation phenomena; geometric applications to statistical physics; classical and quantum stochastic processes; combinatorial aspects of statistical physics and quantum field theory; quantum information and entangled states. Statistical physics of complex and disordered systems: biophysics, genomics, ecological and evolutionary systems, climate and earth models (including seismology); traffic flow; nonlinear time series analysis; big data analysis and algorithm problems; networks and graphs; random and fractal systems; pattern formation; collective phenomena in economic and social systems. Show all accepted abstracts (12)
- SESSION 2. Information Theory, Probability and Statistics
Shannon entropy; Kullback-Leibler divergence; channel capacity; source coding; channel coding; algorithmic complexity theory; algorithmic information theory; information–theoretic security; information geometry; Bayesian inference; information theoretic learning; deep learning. Show all accepted abstracts (18)
- SESSION 3. Thermodynamics
heat transfer; Carnot cycle; heat engine; thermodynamic temperature; entropy generation; Clausius equality/inequality; equilibrium/non-equilibrium thermodynamics; work availability; exergy; laws of thermodynamics. Show all accepted abstracts (26)
- SESSION 4. Quantum Information and Foundations
quantum foundations; quantum probability and non-Kolmogorov models; entanglement entropy; Eigenstate thermalization; quantum phase transitions; topological order; black hole information paradox; the holographic principle; quantum coherent transport; quantum coherence in biological phenomena. Show all accepted abstracts (9)
- SESSION 5. Complex Systems
complexity; nonlinearity; fractionality; nonlinear dynamics; fractional calculus; chaos; big data; networks; cybernetics; biology. Show all accepted abstracts (18)
- SESSION 6. Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications
signal processing and data analysis; entropy and complexity in biology; geosciences; environment; social network; economy and finance. Show all accepted abstracts (40)