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4th International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications



  21 November-1 December 2017

Welcome from the Chair of the 4th ECEA

You are cordially invited to participate in the 4th International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications. Building on the success of the past three events in this sequence, the conference is designed to bring together researchers working in the field, to present and discuss their recent contributions, without needing to leave the comfort of their home.

Conserved quantities such as energy, and monotonic quantities such as entropy, are fundamental to our understanding of high-dimensional dynamical systems. Since the foundations of irreversibility were laid in 19th century thermodynamics, and the conceptual analogy between statistical mechanics and information theory (both classical and quantum) was made in the 20th century, inter-related concepts of entropy have been fruitfully applied to a large and expanding list of fields, including economics, biology, computer science, operations research using maximum entropy estimates, linguistics and the social sciences.

The conference will be organized into six sessions, which reflect the inter-disciplinary nature of entropy and its applications:

  • Section A
  • Statistical Physics: Statistical Mechanics, Irreversibility, Fluctuation Theorems, Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Distributions, Phase Transitions, Stochastic Systems, Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics, Population Dynamics and Genetics
  • Section B
  • Information and Complexity: Simplicity and Complexity, Shannon Entropy, Kullback–Leibler Divergence, Channel Capacity, Alternative Entropies, Coding, Operations Research, Forecasting, Symmetry Breaking, Similarity
  • Section C
  • Thermodynamics in Materials: Chemical thermodynamics, the Second Law, Free Energy, Enthalpy, Self-Organization, Biochemical Networks, Nano-Scale Physics, Molecular Theory of Fluids
  • Section D
  • Quantum Information and Foundations: Quantum Foundations, Quantum Probability and non-Kolmogorov Models, Quantum-Like Models in Cognition, Decision Making, Psychology, Social and Political Science, Economics and Finances, Bell's Inequality, Quantum Nonlocality, Contextuality, Pure and Mixed States, Superposition, De-coherence, Quantum Computing, Born Rule and Generalizations, Causality and Randomness, Role of Conscious Observer
  • Section E
  • Machine Learning: Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Cybernetics, Robotics, Man–Machine Interfaces, Bio-mimic Algorithms
  • Section F
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology: Evolution of Stars, Gravitating Systems, Black Holes, The Universe
  • Section P
  • Posters: 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.


Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Philip Broadbridge

Editorial Board of the Journal Entropy

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
La Trobe University, Melbourne

Section Chairs

Dr. Antonio M. Scarfone (Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy)
Prof. Dr. Miguel Rubi (Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)
Prof. Dr. Raúl Alcaraz Martínez (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain)
Dr. Dawn E. Holmes (University of California, Oakland, CA, USA)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Gorban (University of Leicester, Leicester, UK)
Dr. Andriy Olenko (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)
Prof. Dr. Leslie Glasser (Curtin University, Perth, Australia)
Prof. Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano (University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
Prof. Dr. Andrei Khrennikov (Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden)
Dr. Michael J. Way (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, USA)


Scientific Advisory Committee Members

Prof. Anne Humeau-Heurtier (University of Angers, Angers cedex, France)
Dr. Takuya Yamano (Kanagawa University, Kanagawa, Japan)
Prof. Dr. Carlo Cattani (Engineering School (DEIM) University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy)
Dr. Renaldas Renaldas Urniezius (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
Dr. Robert Niven (The University of New South Wales at ADFA, Canberra, Australia)


Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Geert Verdoolaege

     Dr. Cemal Basaran

Prof. Dr. Andrea Puglisi

      Dr. Joseph Lizier

 Prof. Dr. Karsten Keller

    Dr. Karoline Wiesner

Prof. (em.) Ingo Müller

        Dr. Wolf Weiss

Prof. Dr. Mikhail Prokopenko

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Connie Xiong
Ms. Cecilia Yang
E-mail: ecea@mdpi.com or entropy@mdpi.com