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Entropy 2020: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century

06/05/2020 - 08/05/2020, Porto, Portugal
Abstract Submission
12th January 2020
Acceptance Notification
3rd March 2020
Early Bird Registration
6th March 2020
Covering Author Registration
6th April 2020

entropy, Information Theory, Quantum Information, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics
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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
  • Thermodynamics
  • 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.

    Please feel free to download our Conference Poster.

    Conference Secretariat

    Ms. Yuejiao Hu
    Ms. Caitlin Sheng
    Ms. Stefanie Li

    Sponsoring Opportunities

    For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact [email protected].

    Conference Chairs

    Professor J. A. Tenreiro Machado

    School of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal, Website

    DETAILS

    J. A. Tenreiro Machado graduated with ‘Licenciatura’ (1980), PhD. (1989) and ‘Habilitation’ (1995), in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto. During 1980-1998 he was Professor at the Deptartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Porto. Since 1998 he joined the School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Portugal, where he presently is Principal Coordinator Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering. He published over 98 chapters in international books, 345 papers in international journals, 364 papers in international conferences. Editor of 14 books, Guest-Editor of 39 special issues in journals. Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics, Associate Editor of Nonlinear Dynamics (Springer), Communications Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (Elsevier), Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis (de Gruyter), Journal of Vibration and Control (Sage), Entropy (MDPI), Int. J. of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation (de Gruyter).

    Bio
    J. A. Tenreiro Machado graduated with ‘Licenciatura’ (1980), PhD. (1989) and ‘Habilitation’ (1995), in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto. During 1980-1998 he was Professor at the Deptartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Porto. Since 1998 he joined the School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Portugal, where he presently is Principal Coordinator Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering. He published over 98 chapters in international books, 345 papers in international journals, 364 papers in international conferences. Editor of 14 books, Guest-Editor of 39 special issues in journals. Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics, Associate Editor of Nonlinear Dynamics (Springer), Communications Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (Elsevier), Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis (de Gruyter), Journal of Vibration and Control (Sage), Entropy (MDPI), Int. J. of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation (de Gruyter).

    Conference Committee

    Professor Walter Lacarbonara

    Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering , Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

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    Professor Jose C. Principe

    Computational NeuroEngineering Lab, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

    DETAILS

    Prof. Dr. Gian Paolo Beretta

    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

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    Professor Geert Verdoolaege

    Research Unit Nuclear Fusion, Department of Applied Physics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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    Prof. Dr. William B. Sherwin

    Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Science, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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    Prof. Dr. Ali Mohammad-Djafari

    Former Research Director, CNRS, Paris, France

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    Conference Organizers

    Nídia Caetano

    School of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal

    DETAILS

    https://lepabe.fe.up.pt/n_caetano.html

    Introduction

    https://lepabe.fe.up.pt/n_caetano.html

    Carlos Felgueiras

    School of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal

    DETAILS

    https://sciprofiles.com/profile/274316

    Introduction

    https://sciprofiles.com/profile/274316

    Ana Maria Madureira

    Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Porto, Portugal

    DETAILS

    https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=xdJRkREAAAAJ&hl=en

    Introduction

    https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=xdJRkREAAAAJ&hl=en

    Invited Speakers

    Prof. Dr. Kevin H. Knuth

    University at Albany (SUNY), Albany, NY, USA

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    Entropy: A New Vision and Perspective

    Talk
    Entropy: A New Vision and Perspective

    Prof. Dr. Miguel Rubi

    University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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    Prof. Dr. Philip Broadbridge

    La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

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    Shannon entropy as a diagnostic tool for applied partial differential equations

    Talk
    Shannon entropy as a diagnostic tool for applied partial differential equations

    Prof. Dr. Marcel Ausloos

    University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

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    Entropy measures, paths from disorder to order and forecasting. The case of time filtered entropies

    Talk
    Entropy measures, paths from disorder to order and forecasting. The case of time filtered entropies

    Dr. Remo Garattini

    University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

    DETAILS

    Prof. Dr. Nihat Ay

    Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

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    Dr. Ginestra Bianconi

    Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

    DETAILS

    Prof. Dr. Luca Gammaitoni

    Dipartimento di Fisic, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy

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    Minimum energy consumption for computing devices: the role of entropy

    Talk
    Minimum energy consumption for computing devices: the role of entropy

    Prof. Dr. Abraham Marmur

    Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

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    Conference Program

    Program Structure

    Wednesday 6 May 2020

    Thursday 7 May 2020

    Friday 8 May 2020

    Morning

    Check-in

    Program Overview and Introduction
    Chair: Professor J. A. Tenreiro Machado

    S1. Statistical Physics

    S3. Thermodynamics

    S5. Complex Systems

    Coffee Break

    Coffee Break

    Coffee Break

    S1. Statistical Physics

    Conference Group Photograph

    S3. Thermodynamics

    S5. Complex Systems

    Lunch & Free Workshop

    Lunch & Poster Session A

    Lunch & Poster Session B

    Afternoon

    S2. Information Theory, Probability and Statistics

    S4. Quantum Information and Foundations

    S6. Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications

    Coffee Break

    Social Events

    Coffee Break

    S2. Information Theory, Probability and Statistics

    Best Posters Presentations

    S6. Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications

    Awards Ceremony
    & Closing Remarks

    Wednesday 6 May 2020: 08:00–13:00 / 15:00–18:10

    Thursday 7 May 2020: 08:45–12:30 / 14:30–17:50 / Conference Dinner: 20:00

    Friday 8 May 2020: 08:45–12:30 / 13:30 Awards Ceremony & Closing Remarks

    Registration

    The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, conference bag and program book.

    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.

    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 6 April 2020. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.

    Authors with multiple contributions: Please note that one author registration will cover only ONE accepted contribution. Authors presenting more than 1 contribution during the event will be charged 50 euro per additional abstract (e.g., 1 author with 2 abstracts: registration fee + 50 euro; 2 authors with 3 abstracts: 2 registration fees + 50 euro; etc.)

    Certificate of Attendance: Upon request, the participants of the event will receive an electronic Certificate of Attendance by email once the event is concluded.

    Conference Dinner: A Gala Dinner will be served on Tuesday, 7th May. Please note that the conference fee does not include this social event. Therefore, if you plan to attend the dinner, please make sure you select this extra when registering to the conference (Price per person: €30). Other social/networking events to be announced soon!

    Early Regular
    Student 300.00 EUR 400.00 EUR
    Post-Docs 400.00 EUR 500.00 EUR
    PIs & Senior Scientists 450.00 EUR 550.00 EUR
    Editorial Board Members/Guest Editors of Entropy 350.00 EUR 450.00 EUR
    Early price valid until: 06/03/2020  

    Cancellation policy

    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

    Disclaimer
    In the unlikely event that MDPI shall deem it necessary to cancel the conference, all pre-paid registration fees will be reimbursed. MDPI shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.

    Beware of Unauthorized Registration and Hotel Solicitations
    Note that Sciforum is the only official registration platform to register to Entropy2020, and that we are not associated with any hotel agency. While other hotel resellers and travel agencies may contact you with offers for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with Entropy2020 or Sciforum. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.

    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.

    Payment methods

    Wire transfer, Credit card


    Instructions for Authors

    The conference "Entropy 2020: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century" 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: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century". Submission deadline: 12 January 2020, 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 30% 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 12 January 2020. You will be notified by 3 March 2020 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 3 March 2020 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 6 April 2020.

    Poster Information
    Maximum poster size limited to 84,1 x 118,9 cm, 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

    · All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on Sciforum.net and published in a Conference Report in the journal Entropy.
    · Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to our special issue "Entropy: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century", in the journal Entropy.
    · This themed collection is closely aligned with the scope of the event. The submission deadline for this special issue is 30 October 2020. The conference participants will be granted a 30% discount on the publishing fees.
    · Entropy is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), MathSciNet (AMS), Inspec (IET), Scopus and other databases, and has an Impact Factor of 2.305 (Journal Citations Reports, 2017).

    Other Information

    Photographs and/or video will be taken during the conference

    By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers 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.

    Venue, Travel and Accommodation

    The School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP/IPP) is located in the city of Porto, Portugal. ISEP is one of the biggest and most known engineering schools of Portugal, with more than 6000 students and 500 faculty members.

    One of the top schools of technology in Portugal, ISEP has been pioneering education and research in Engineering since 1852. The goal is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development, by creating and transmitting applied knowledge. As future engineers, we believe our students can produce creative solutions for present or upcoming challenges, becoming agents of global progress.

    ISEP offers a wide range of programs in different fields of Engineering. With more than 6000 students, we believe each one is unique and has the ability to excel. Our job is simply to channel their potential with the spirit of entrepreneurship, team work, out-of-box thinking and technical expertise, key competences for a successful international career.

    The School is also a trademark of Porto. This modern European city, known for its beauty, booming cultural agenda and strong traditional roots, is the Portuguese academic capital. Porto is also known for the friendly and cosmopolitan environment, which helps explain the large attraction of international students.

    Along with renowned institutions, such as MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), ISEP is a member of the international consortium CDIO (Conceive - Design - Implement - Operate) and has more than a hundred partnerships within the European Space of Higher Education.

    Located alongside the Douro River, Porto is one of the oldest European centres and the gateway for a journey across the natural and cultural diversity of the region. Three times winner of the Best European Destination Porto combines ancient monuments like the Sé Catedral do Porto, Igreja de São Francisco and Torre dos Clérigos with new and modern buildings like Casa da Música and Fundação de Serralves. Portus Cale, as Porto was once known, is the city that gave Portugal its name. From its sky-high miradouros (lookouts), the city center - classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO – makes for a perfect postcard, as well as the view from the Cableway that runs over the downtown. These pictures are of course complemented by the Douro, and a cruise up this river will allow you to see Porto in a whole new way. You'll be able to stroll through the riverside at Ribeira with a great view of Gaia and the Port Wine Cellars, the green trails of Parque da Cidade (the biggest urban park in Portugal) or the gardens of Serralves and Palácio de Cristal.

    The iconic Casa da Música and Coliseu, the white and blue tile-covered S. Bento Station, the mysterious Lello Bookstore, the antique Majestic Café or even the imposing Avenida dos Aliados, are also essential stopping points for a well-rounded touristic experience of the city. The nightlife is also an option for those interested in it, with taverns, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs filling the beautiful city center with a myriad of smells from our best traditional cuisine, offering a more inviting setting to organize casual talks and dinners between all the attendees boosting relationships all-around. In the end, one cannot help but be enchanted by Porto’s breathtaking natural beauty, the richness of its heritage and architecture, its gastronomy and excellent wine and its charming hospitable people.

    In 2012 and 2014, Porto was distinguished with the prestigious title of Best European Destination.

    Besides this title, Porto has other ones in its most recent history. The city was also highlighted by Lonely Planet has one of the top 10 best value cities in 2017, and earlier in 2015, was also elected by USA Today readers as the Best Under-the-radar Romantic Destination.


    VENUE

    The conference will take place in the "Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP)". For more information see: https://www.isep.ipp.pt/

    Address:

    Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP) - Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431 4249-015 Porto, Portugal

    https://goo.gl/maps/VCV2gxYicLFYKeuc7

    Travel and Accommodation

    The listed hotels are strategically located close to the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto or the city center. The D subway line connects directly the city center with ISEP (Pólo Universitário) in about 15 min.

    Some hotel suggestions in the city center:

    For additional information, please visit: https://www.timeout.com/porto/hotels

    Hotels near ISEP campus

    Ibis Porto São João*** - https://secure.accorhotels.com/store/index.html#/en/rooms?dateIn=2018-11-14&adults=2&origin=accorhotels&hotelCode=3227&domainId=https:%2F%2Fwww.accorhotels.com&children=&nights=1

    Hotel Beta Porto**** - https://www.belverhotels.com/beta-porto-hotel.html

    Eurostars Oporto Hotel **** - http://www.eurostarsoporto.com/

    Axis Porto Business & SPA Hotel **** - http://www.axishoteis.com/en/Axis-Porto-Business-Spa/Hotel.aspx

    More Information

    You can find more information on these websites:

    http://www.visitporto.travel/Visitar/Paginas/default.aspx

    http://www.portotourism.com/

    https://www.visitportugal.com/en

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCOS97q_Yb4

    https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/travel-guide/porto/

    https://wikitravel.org/en/Porto

    http://visitportoandnorth.travel

    Getting to Porto

    http://www.porto-tourism.com/how-to-get-to-porto.html

    By plane

    Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport https://www.aeroportoporto.pt/pt/opo/home is located on the north outskirts of Porto, about 11 kilometers from the center of the city.

    By train

    In north Portugal, Porto is the most important railway hub of all the cities. It is services by two main train stations: Estação de São Bento and Estação de Campanhã.

    Please visit Comboios de Portugal https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en

    By bus and by car

    There are several companies and motorways.

    Please see: http://www.infraestruturasdeportugal.pt/rede/rodoviaria/mapa-da-rede

    Metro

    There is a metro connection to the airport, train stations and ISEP.

    Please visit: https://www.metrodoporto.pt/

    Visa

    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.

    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

    No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days. However, a passport valid for at least 3 months beyond your date of departure is required (6 months recommended). Portuguese government regulations may require a return or on-going ticket or proof of funds.

    Other Countries

    A valid passport is required and in some cases a visa must be obtained prior to entering Portugal. For more information, check this link.

    Conference Awards

    The journal Entropy is inviting applications and nominations for the conference awards. The aim of these awards is to encourage and motivate young researchers and students in relevant fields.

    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 2020 conference, May 2020, Porto, Portugal.

    The Awards
    Best Oral Presentation Award
    500 CHF + Certificate
    Best Poster Award
    400 CHF + Certificate
    Terms and Conditions:

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