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Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry

14/05/2018 - 16/05/2018, Barcelona, Spain
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Welcome from the Chairs

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. Moreover, participants are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to Entropy Special Issue "Entropy: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry".

Special Issue Submission deadline: 30 June 2018 (Submission is already open!)
Papers presented at the conference will be granted a 50% discount!

Please feel free to download our Conference Poster . For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please take a look at our brochure for Entropy 2018.

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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 Modarres
University of Maryland
College Park, MD, USA

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

Dr. Pierre Baudot
CNRS
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
CNRS
Paris, France

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. Dick Bedeaux
NTNU
Trondheim, Norway

Prof. Dr. Jean-François Bercher
ESIEE
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

Instructions for Authors

The conference "Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry" will accept abstracts only.
Abstracts accepted will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference. Papers based on the accepted abstracts can be published in the special issue "Entropy: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry". Submission deadline: 30 June 2018, we strongly advice to prepare and submit the full paper to this special issue before the conference date. Papers presented at the conference will be granted a 50% discount in this special issue!
Please note that abstract submission and conference registration are two separate processes.
To register to attend the conference, please follow this link.
To present your research at the event
  • Create an account on Sciforum.net and follow the procedure to "Submit a New Abstract" in your User Home.
  • Indicate which thematic area is best suited for your research.
  • Submit an abstract in English - the word limits are minimum 150 words and maximum 300 words.
  • The deadline to submit your abstract is 23 February 2018. You will be notified by 16 March 2018 about the acceptance for poster presentation.
  • Upon submission, you can select if you wish to also be considered for oral presentation. Following assessment by the Chair, you will be notified by 16 March 2018 in a separate email whether your contribution has been accepted for oral presentation.
  • Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 16 April 2018.
Poster Information

Maximum poster size limited to 90x140cm, vertical orientation preferred. Please print your poster prior to the conference.

The Poster Sessions will be organized as follows:

  • Day 1: Coffee Breaks 1 & 2 – Posters from S1, S2 & S3
  • Day 2: Coffee Break 1 – Posters from S1, S2 & S3 // Coffee Break 2 – Posters from S4, S5 & S6
  • Day 3: Coffee Breaks 1 & 2 – Posters from S4, S5 & S6

It is suggested that all posters be on display during the whole conference. Presenters must be available at their posters for at least one coffee break (see above). If your availability does not match the suggested schedule, please leave a note on your poster board indicating when you will be at your poster (‘schedule notes’ will be available at the Registration Desk upon request).

The Registration Desk will be located right next to the Posters area. Staff will be available to assist you with the location of your poster and other on-site needs. Push pins, double-sided tape, and scissors will be available for your use. Additional supplies will not be available. If you have special needs for your poster presentation, bring those supplies with you to the meeting.

All posters must be removed by Wednesday at 18:00. After that time, they will be removed and recycled by the Conference staff.

Publication Opportunities
Other Information
Photographs and/or video will be taken during the conference.
By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the conference’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

Program

The detailed program of the 'Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry' conference in Barcelona is now available, please see below. Moreover, you can also download the Entropy 2018 Conference Book (last update 17 May 2018).

Program Structure

Monday 14 May 2018

Tuesday 15 May 2018

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Morning

Check-in

Program Overview and Introduction

Chairs: Ali Mohammad-Djafari and Miguel Rubi

S1. Physics: classical Thermodynamics and Quantum

S3. Geometrical science of information, topology and metrics

S5. Kullback and Bayes or information theory and Bayesian inference

Coffee Break
& Poster Session
(S1, S2 & S3)

Coffee Break
& Poster Session
(S1, S2 & S3)

Coffee Break
& Poster Session
(S4, S5 & S6)

S1. Physics: classical Thermodynamics and Quantum

S3. Geometrical science of information, topology and metrics

S6. Entropy in action (applications)

Lunch

Lunch /
20th Anniversary of Entropy

Lunch

Afternoon

S2. Statistical physics and Bayesian computation

S4. Maximum entropy principle and inference

S6. Entropy in action (applications)

Coffee Break
& Poster Session
(S1, S2 & S3)

Coffee Break
& Poster Session
(S4, S5 & S6)

Coffee Break
& Poster Session
(S4, S5 & S6)

Special Session
Fourier 250th Birthday: Geometric Theory of Thermodynamics

S4. Maximum entropy principle and inference

S6. Entropy in action (applications)

Conference Dinner

Closing Remarks &
Award Ceremony

Session Start

Monday 14 May 2018: 08:00 - 12:45 / 14:15 - 18:00
Tuesday 15 May 2018: 08:30 - 12:30 / 14:00 - 18:00 / Conference Dinner: 20:30
Wednesday 16 May 2018: 08:30 - 12:15 / 13:45 - 18:00

Detailed Program

Day 1: Monday 14 May 2018

08:00 Registration Desk Open (Check-in)
08:45 – 09:00 Opening Ceremony – Chairs: Ali Mohammad-Djafari and Miguel Rubi

Session 1. Physics: Classical Thermodynamics and Quantum
Part a.
Chairs: Ariel Caticha & Dick Bedeaux

09:00 – 09:30 Dick Bedeaux “Non-Isothermal Transport of Immiscible Fluids in a Porous Material: Surface and Line Contributions to Driving Forces”
09:30 – 09:45 Mark Masthay “Eigenstate–Specific Temperatures in Two–Level Systems: Potential Applications to Nanothermometry and the Negative Temperature Debate”
09:45 – 10:00 José Ortiz De Zarate “Casimir Effects on Giant Fluctuations”
10:00 – 10:15 Eugenio Vogel “Thermodynamics of Magnetism for Particles with Small Number of Elements”
10:15 – 10:30 Andrés Santos “Residual Multiparticle Entropy for a Fractal Fluid of Hard Spheres”

10:30 – 11:15 Coffee Break & Poster Session (S1, S2 & S3)
Chair: Miguel Rubi

Session 1. Part b. Physics: Information and Quantum Geometry
Chairs: Dick Bedeaux & Ariel Caticha

11:15 – 11:45 Ariel Caticha “From Information Geometry to Quantum Geometry”
11:45 – 12:00 Liliana Luca “Comparing Linear and Nonlinear Hydrodynamical Models for Charge Transport in Graphene Based on the Maximum Entropy Principle”
12:00 – 12:15 Ralf Eichhorn “Active Forcing as a Non-Equilibrium Environment for Brownian Motion: Fluctuation Theorem and Mutual Information”
12:15 – 12:30 Rodrigo de Miguel “Temperature-Dependent Spectra and the Thermodynamics of Small Systems”
12:30 – 12:45 Nicolai Friis “Gaussian Operations for Work Extraction and Storage” - Entropy 2018 Young Investigator Award Winner

12:45 – 14:15 Lunch

Session 2: Statistical Physics and Bayesian Computation
Chairs: Ercan Kuruoglu & Jean-Christophe Pesquet

14:15 – 14:45 David Wolpert “Fundamental Limits on the Thermodynamics of Circuits”
14:45 – 15:00 Karl Heinz Hoffmann “The Entropy Production Paradox for Fractional Diffusion”
15:00 – 15:15 Sergio Davis “Emergence of Tsallis Statistics as a Consequence of Invariance”
15:15 – 15:30 Natalya Denisova “Bayesian Approach with Local Regularization for Solving Reconstruction Problems“
15:30 – 15:45 Ricardo T Páez-Hernández “The Entropy of a Classical Ideal Gas Whose Distribution Speed Law Is a Stretched Exponential Function”

15:45 – 16:30 Coffee Break & Poster Session (S1, S2 & S3)
Chair: Kevin Knuth

Special session: Fourier 250th Birthday: Geometric Theory of Thermodynamics
Chairs: Frédéric Barbaresco & Ali Mohammad-Djafari

16:30 – 16:45 François Gay-Balmaz “A Variational Formulation for the Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of Open Systems”
16:45 – 17:00 Hiroaki Yoshimura “Dirac Structures, Interconnections, and Variational Formulations in Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics”
17:00 – 17:15 José Isidro “On the Contact Geometry and the Poisson Geometry of the Ideal Gas”
17:15 – 17:30 Luisberis Velazquez Abad “Riemannian Geometry of Fluctuation Theory: A Counterpart Approach of Information Geometry”
17:30 – 18:00 Frédéric Barbaresco “Geometric Theory of Information and Heat Based on Souriau Lie Groups Thermodynamics for Machine Learning”

Day 2: Tuesday 15 May 2018

Session 3: Geometrical Science of Information, Topology and Metrics
Part a. Entropy, Information Geometry and Quantum States

Chairs: Jun Zhang & Pierre Baudot

08:30 – 09:00 Ali Tahzibi “Hyperbolicity of High Entropy Measures”
09:00 – 09:30 Nina Amini “Non-Linear Filtering and Entropy Production”
09:30 – 09:45 Jan Naudts “Challenges in Non-Commutative Information Geometry”
09:45 – 10:00 Petr Jizba “Information Scan of Quantum States Based on Entropy-Power Uncertainty Relations”
10:00 – 10:15 Eun-jin Kim “Information Geometry in Classical and Quantum Systems”
10:15 – 10:30 Rainer Hollerbach “Far-From-Equilibrium Time Evolution between Two Gamma Distributions”

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session (S1, S2 & S3)
Chairs: David Wolpert

Session 3.
Part b. Entropy, Information Geometry, Topology and Metrics

Chairs: Ali Tahzibi & Nina Amini

11:00 – 11:30 Pierre Baudot “Topological Information Data Analysis: Statistical Physic of Complex Systems, Application to Genetic Landscapes”
11:30 – 12:00 Stefano Mancini “Hamilton-Jacobi Approach to Potential Functions in Information Geometry”
12:00 – 12:15 Michel Nguiffo Boyom “Jean-Louis Koszul and the Hessian Information Geometry”
12:15 – 12:30 Hiroshi Matsuzoe “Sequential Structures of Statistical Manifolds”

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch*
*13:20 – 13:50 Meet the Editors - Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Entropy

Session 4: Maximum Entropy Principle and Inference
Part a.
Chairs: Ali Mohammad-Djafari & Jean-François Bercher

14:00 – 14:30 Adom Giffin “Maximum Relative Entropy Parameter Estimation for a Dynamical System with Macroscopic and Microscopic Information Constraints”
14:30 – 15:00 Robert Niven “Maximum Entropy Analysis of Electrical, Water and Transport Networks”
15:00 – 15:15 Jun Zhang “Information Geometry Under Monotone Embedding”
15:15 – 15:30 William Bruce Sherwin “Entropy Unifies Ecology and Evolution”

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session (S4, S5 & S6)
Chair: Stefano Mancini

Session 4.
Part b.
Entropy, Information, Topology and Metrics
Chairs: Adom Giffin & Robert Niven

16:00 – 16:30 Jean-François Bercher “Properties and Inequalities for φ-entropies Derived from Inverse MaxEnt Problems”
16:30 – 17:00 Kevin Knuth “Entropy and Relevance among Questions”
17:00 – 17:30 Ercan Kuruoglu “In Search of the Optimal Genetic Code: ‘What does the Information Theory have to say about Evolution?”
17:30 – 17:45 Jan Korbel “Consistency of Maximum Entropy Principle for Generalized Entropies”
17:45 – 18:00 Stephan Weis “A New Signature of Quantum Phase Transitions from the Numerical Range”

18:00 Conference Group Photograph

20:30 Conference Dinner

Day 3: Wednesday 16 May 2018

Session 5: Kullback and Bayes or Information Theory and Bayesian Inference
Chairs: Stefano Mancini & Pierre Baudot

08:30 – 09:00 Jean-Christophe Pesquet “Optimizing with Divergences”
09:00 – 09:15 Peishi Jiang “Interactions of Information Transfer Along Separable Causal Paths”
09:15 – 09:30 Badr Albanna “How Much Information Is Shared by Three Variables? Principled Generalizations of the Mutual Information to Three or More Variables”
09:30 – 09:45 Frank Lad “The Duality of Extropy/Entropy, and the Completion of the Kullback Information Complex”
09:45 – 10:00 Jakob Knollmüller “Separating Diffuse from Point-Like Sources - a Bayesian Approach”

10:00 – 10:45 Coffee Break & Poster Session (S4, S5 & S6)
Chair: Ercan Kuruoglu

Session 6: Entropy in Action (Applications)
Part a.
Chair: Ali Mohammad-Djafari

10:45 – 11:15 Jose M. G. Vilar “Biophysical and Biomedical Applications of the Gibbs Entropy Postulate”
11:15 – 11:45 Olivier Rioul “On Minimum Entropy and Gaussian Transport”
11:45 – 12:00 Allison Goodwell “Temporal Information Partitioning Networks reveal ecohydrologic responses to rainfall pulses and drought”
12:00 – 12:15 Gordon Morison “Multiscale Weighted Permutation Entropy Analysis of the EEG in Early Stage Alzheimer Patients”

12:15 – 13:45 Lunch

Session 6. Part b.
Chairs: Ali Mohammad-Djafari & Paul Baggenstoss

13:45 – 14:15 David Reguera “Particle Manipulation and Sorting by Entropy”
14:15 – 14:45 Mohammad Modarres “Entropy as Indicator of Damage in Engineering Materials”
14:45 – 15:00 Marios Valavanides “Estimation of the Number Density of Configurational Microstates in Steady-State Two-Phase Flows in Model Porous Media”
15:00 – 15:15 Ishay Wohl “Fluctuation of Information Entropy Measures in Cell Image”

15:15 – 16:00 Coffee Break & Poster Session (S4, S5 & S6)
Chair: Jose M. G. Vilar

Session 6. Part c.
Chairs: David Reguera & Mohammad Modarres

16:00 – 16:30 Paul Baggenstoss “Maximum Entropy PDF Projection: Applications in Machine Learning”
16:30 – 16:45 Carlos Granero-Belinchon “A Kullback-Leibler Divergence Measure of Intermittency: Application to Turbulence”
16:45 – 17:00 Karsten Keller “Change-Point Detection Using the Conditional Entropy of Ordinalpatterns”
17:00 – 17:15 Simon Schultz Dynamical Entropy Measures to Diagnose Deficits in Mouse Spatial Exploration Behaviour"
17:15 – 17:30 Martin Goethe “Prediction of Protein Configurational Entropy (Popcoen)”
17:30 – 17:45 Alain Le Bot “Entropy in Statistical Sound and Vibration: From Macroscopic to Super-Macroscopic World”

17:45 – 18:00 Closing Remarks and Awards Ceremony

Registration Fees

Early Registration: until 23 March 2018

Academic 450 Euros
Student 250 Euros
Non-academic 700 Euros
Guest Editor/Board Member of Entropy 300 Euros
MDPI author/reviewer 350 Euros

Late Registration: 24 March - 16 May 2018 (Onsite registration also available)

Academic 550 Euros
Student 350 Euros
Non-academic 800 Euros
Guest Editor/Board Member of Entropy 400 Euros
MDPI author/reviewer 450 Euros

The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, participation in the conference dinner on 15 May 2018, conference bag and program book. Other dinners are not included and are left at the convenience of attendees.

Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by anyone of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 16 April 2018.

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited, once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Photographs and/or video will be taken during the conference. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the conference’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

Cancellation

Cancellation of paid registration is possible under the terms listed below:

> 2 months before the conference Full refund but 60 EUR are retained for administration
> 1 month before the conference Refund 50% of the applying fees
> 2 weeks before the conference Refund 25% of the applying fees
< 2 weeks before the conference No refund

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Address: Avinguda Diagonal, 643, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

Closest Metro Station: Palau Reial (Line 3)

How to get there:

Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia and is Spain's second largest city, with a population of over one and half million people (over five million in the whole province). This city, located on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, has a rich and diverse history, with its roots dating back to Roman times when it was a settlement called ‘Barcino’.

In 1992, Barcelona gained international recognition by hosting the Olympic games which brought about a massive upturn in its tourism industry. This had the effect of changing the city in ways that are still felt today, with neighborhoods that were renovated (and in some cases, leveled), updates to the public transportation system, and an intense focus on modern design, that permeates all aspects of life in Barcelona, from public buildings to something as simple as a park bench or an event poster. For visitors, this has translated into the very modern, yet incredibly old city you see now in the 21st century, where new elements work to both preserve and celebrate both the city’s heritage and origins.

Barcelona is similar to other large cosmopolitan European cities with plenty of outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums, and churches. The city is also very walkable, with an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations. The core center of town, focused around the Ciutat Vella ("Old City"), provides many opportunities for enjoyment for those looking to experience the life of Barcelona, while the beaches the city were built to provide locations for sun and relaxation during the long periods of agreeably warm weather.For a complete overview, see wikitravel.org.

Travel and Accomodation

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The city combines modern and historic architecture in a unique way. You can visit the official website of Barcelona Turisme for further information.

Visit Barcelona Turisme for further information about Barcelona


Accommodation

We want your stay in Barcelona during the conference to be as good as possible. With that in mind, we have agreed a 10% discount with several hotels to make your accommodation choice a bit easier.

We are delighted to announce that the following three hotels, located a step away from the conference venue, will offer a discounted price for all attendees to the Entropy 2018 conference:

  • Hotel Madanis: The Hotel Madanis offers 30 exclusive rooms where care has been taken to the last detail.
  • Hotel Madanis Liceo: Modern design care, excellent connections with all Barcelona, and services designed for your comfort.
  • Apartamentos Madanis: Tourist apartments for 1-5 people, fully equipped, offering guests the possibility to enjoy their visit to Barcelona with all the comforts.

Please add the discount code ‘entropy’ while making your reservation.

Atiram Hotels will also offer 10% discount on room booking:

  • Oriente Atiram, Alba Hotel and Meson Castilla Atiram: Located in Las Ramblas, have a fantastic central location, next to Plaza Catalunya and the famous Boqueria market, 25 minutes away (by metro) from the conference venue.
  • Arenas Atiram: The Arenas Atiram Hotel offers a highly personalized service together with very friendly, elegant facilities, only a few meters away from the conference venue.
  • Tres Torres Atiram: Located in the center of one of the best residential neighborhoods of Barcelona, next to the distinguished commercial and leisure districts Diagonal Avenue, 2 km away from the conference venue.

Please add the discount code ‘ENTROPY18’ while making your reservation.

Finally, the following hotels will also offer a 10% discount from 14 to 16 of May using the code ‘SERCOTELENTROPY18’ :

  • Hotel U232 offers great service and attention to detail and is located 20 minutes away by tram from the venue.
  • B-Hotel, is a modern hotel that offers comfort and design, located in Plaza España, 20 minutes away by metro from the conference venue.
  • 1898 Hotel is in an excellent location in the city centre 25 minutes away by metro from the venue.

To ensure availability, we encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible.

Getting to Barcelona

By Plane By Train

Once in Barcelona:

Public Transport (Bus & Metro): www.tmb.cat
Local Trains: www.fgc.cat

Public taxis can apply four types of fares in Barcelona. These fares must be visible inside the taxi, and are usually printed on a sticker over the window. Finally, the amount payable must be indicated on the taximeter.

Visa Requirements

Citizens of the EU and the EFTA

Citizens of EU and EFTA countries must present valid personal identification, an ID card or a passport. No visa is required.
Regardless of their citizenship, family members of EU and EFTA citizens must present a valid passport and they must have a specific residence permit from a Schengen country (no visa required). Otherwise a visa must be obtained.

For more information, see http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/Inicio.aspx.

EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

EFTA Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.

Schengen Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Citizens of the USA and Canada

A valid passport is required. No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days.

Third-Country Nationals

A valid passport is required and in some cases a visa must be obtained prior to entering Spain. For more information, check http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/RequisitosDeEntrada.aspx.

Travel Insurance

Subscription to an insurance plan to protect you from the high costs of illness or accident during your stay in Spain is a prerequisite for obtaining your visa. You should obtain adequate travel, health and accident insurance before you depart from your country. The organizers are not responsible for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to the congress participants.

Letter of Invitation

A letter of invitation can be requested during the registration process using the "comments" field. The letter will be sent to you by email once the registration fees has been received. Letters of invitation do not include responsibility of, and, do not imply any financial support from the conference organizers.

Conference Awards

The journal Entropy is inviting applications and nominations for the 2018 Young Investigator Prize and Travel Awards. The aim of these awards is to encourage and motivate young researchers and students in the field of entropy and information theory.

Applications and nominations will be assessed by an evaluation committee chaired by the Editors and composed of Editorial Board Members. The award ceremony will be hosted at Entropy 2018 conference, May 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

Travel Awards

Two travel awards will be granted to postdoctoral fellows or PhD students. Winners will be awarded 500 Swiss Francs with a certificate and a waiver of registration fees for Entropy 2018 Conference.

Candidates' Requirements:

  • Applicants must be postdoctoral fellows or PhD students involved in entropy/information theory research field.
  • The abstracts submitted by the applicants must be accepted for Entropy 2018 Conference.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  1. A brief description of current and future research.
  2. CV, including a complete list of publications.
  3. Nomination letter from his/her supervisor, research director or head of department.

Winners announcement of the 2018 Entropy Travel Awards (29 March 2018): The awards have been granted to PhD student Carlos Granero Belinchon at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France, and PhD student Peishi Jiang from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Young Investigator Award

The award will consist of:

  1. 2500 Swiss Francs;
  2. the book Probability Theory: The Logic of Science by Edwin T. Jaynes;
  3. a commemorative plaque;
  4. a waiver of registration fees and a talk for the conference “Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry.”

Requirements:

  1. The nominee should have contributed with outstanding research in the fields covered by the Entropy journal, click here to see details.
  2. The nominee should have received his/her PhD within the last eight years (by 31 December 2017), and not yet hold a permanent professorship.
  3. The nominee should be under 40 years old (by 31 December 2017).

Required application documents:

  1. CV (including date on which the PhD degree was awarded and a list of publications).
  2. Research description (up to two pages).
  3. Nomination letter from his/her supervisor, research director or head of department.

Winner announcement of the 2018 Entropy Young Investigator Award (27 March 2018): The award has been granted to Dr. Nicolai Friis, senior postdoc at the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria.

The award ceremony will be hosted at the conference.

Conference Dinner

We are glad to inform that the conference dinner will be held at Marina Bay, a cutting-edge restaurant specialised in Mediterranean cuisine which, in addition to its location in front of the Port Olympic of Barcelona, will make of your evening at the restaurant an experience to remember.

Marina Bay is located at Calle de la Marina, 19-21, only a few minutes away from one of one of Barcelona’s most emblematic must-sees, the famous Frank Gehry "Golden Fish" statue. You can easily reach the restaurant from the conference venue either by taxi or by Metro. If you were to choose the second option, the closest metro station is "Ciutadella/Vila Olimpica" on Line 4 (from the conference Venue, you can take the metro Line 3 at Palau Reial station, and change to Line 4 at Passeig de Gràcia station).

20th Anniversary of Entropy

Meet the Editors — Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Entropy with us!

The sponsoring journal Entropy is happy to invite the conference attendees to the journal's 20th anniversary celebration. On Tuesday, 15th May, attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the journal’s editors, including Editor-in-Chief, Kevin Knuth, to discuss, comment or ask any question related to the journal and editorial process.

We are looking forward to meeting you on 15 May, from 13:20 to 13:50, at the journal booth!

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