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Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry

location  14-16 May 2018

Faculty Geology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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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 papers 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 a special issue of the open access Journal Entropy. 

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. J. Miguel Rubi

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

Scientific Advisory Committee Members




Kevin Knuth

University at Albany (SUNY)

Albany, NY, USA

Frédéric Barbaresco

Thales Air Systems

Limours, France

Frank Nielsen

École Polytechnique

Palaiseau, France

Mohammad Modares

University of Maryland

College Park, MD, USA

Pablo Piantanida


Gif-sur-Yvette, France

Pierre Baudot


Pairs, France



Adom Giffin

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY, USA

Ali Tahzibi

 Universidade de São Paulo

São Carlos-SP, Brazil

Nina Amini


Paris, France



Dawn E. Holmes

University of California

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Confirmed Speakers


Ariel Caticha

University at Albany (SUNY)

Albany, NY, USA

David Wolpert

Santa Fe Institute

Santa Fe, NM, USA

 Robert Niven

University of New South Wales

 Sydney, Australia

Jean-Christophe Pesquet

University Paris-Saclay,

Pairs, France

Ercan Kuruoglu

Italian National Council of Research

Pisa, Italy

Giovanni Pistone

Collegio Carlo Alberto

Moncalieri, Italy

Jean-François Bercher


Paris, France

Paul Baggenstoss

Frauhnhofer FKIE

Wachtberg, Germany

Olivier Rioul

University Paris-Saclay

Paris, France


Jose M. Vilar

University of the Basque Country

Bilbao, Spain

Signe Kjelstrup


Trondheim, Norway

David Reguera

University of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain



Stefano Mancini

University of Camerino

Camerino, Italy





Conference Secretariat

Dr. Lucia Russo
Ms. Yuejiao Hu
Mr. Matthias Burkhalter

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

Sponsoring Opportunities

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

Tel. +34 936397662