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Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry


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Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry

One of the most frequently used scientific words, is the word “Entropy”. The reason is that it is related to two main scientific domains: physics and information theory. Its origin goes back to the start of physics (thermodynamics), but since Shannon, it has become related to information theory. This conference is an opportunity to bring researchers of these two communities together and create a synergy. The main topics and sessions of the conference cover: 

  • Physics: classical thermodynamics and quantum
  • Statistical physics and Bayesian computation
  • Geometrical science of information, topology and metrics
  • Maximum entropy principle and inference
  • Kullback and Bayes or information theory and Bayesian inference
  • Entropy in action (applications)

The inter-disciplinary nature of contributions from both theoretical and applied perspectives are very 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. A selection of invited and contributed talks presented during the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for Entropy Special Issue: 

Entropy: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry

Special Issue Submission deadline: 30 June 2018 (can be submitted before the conference date)

Papers presented at the conference will be granted a 50% discount!


Relevant Special Issue: Probabilistic Methods for Inverse Problems (deadline: 30 January 2018, Editor: Prof. Dr. Ali Mohammad-Djafari)

Sponsored By

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Ali Mohammad-Djafari

Research Director at CNRS, L2S, CentraleSupélec, Univ. Paris Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Local Chair

Prof. Dr. Miguel Rubi

Department of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Barcelona, Spain

Scientific Advisory Committee Members




Prof. Dr. Kevin Knuth
University at Albany (SUNY)
Albany, NY, USA

Prof. Dr. Frédéric Barbaresco
Thales Air Systems
Limours, France

Prof. Dr. Frank Nielsen
École Polytechnique
Palaiseau, France

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Modares
University of Maryland
College Park, MD, USA

Prof. Dr. Pablo Piantanida
Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Dr. Pierre Baudot
Pairs, France



Dr. Adom Giffin
Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY, USA

Prof. Dr. Ali Tahzibi
 Universidade de São Paulo
São Carlos-SP, Brazil

Dr. Nina Amini
Paris, France



Dr. Dawn E. Holmes
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Confirmed Speakers


Prof. Dr. Ariel Caticha
University at Albany (SUNY)
Albany, NY, USA

Prof. Dr. David Wolpert
Santa Fe Institute
Santa Fe, NM, USA

 Prof. Dr. Robert Niven
University of New South Wales
 Sydney, Australia

Prof. Dr. Jean-Christophe Pesquet
University Paris-Saclay,
Pairs, France

Prof. Dr. Ercan Kuruoglu
Italian National Council of Research
Pisa, Italy

Prof. Dr. Giovanni Pistone
Collegio Carlo Alberto
Moncalieri, Italy

Prof. Dr. Jean-François Bercher
Paris, France

Dr. Paul Baggenstoss
Frauhnhofer FKIE
Wachtberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Olivier Rioul
University Paris-Saclay
Paris, France

Prof. Dr. Jose M. Vilar
University of the Basque Country
Bilbao, Spain

Prof. Dr. David Reguera
University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Dr. Stefano Mancini
University of Camerino
Camerino, Italy




Prof. Dr. Dick Bedeaux

Trondheim, Norway




Conference Secretariat

Lucia Russo
Yuejiao Hu
Matthias Burkhalter

E-mail: entropy2018@mdpi.com
Tel. +34 936397662

Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact Antonio Peteira.
E-Mail: antonio.peteira@mdpi.com

Tel. +34 936397662