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
- 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.
For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact [email protected].
Professor J. A. Tenreiro Machado
School of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal, Website
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).
Professor Walter Lacarbonara
Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering , Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Professor Jose C. Principe
Computational NeuroEngineering Lab, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Prof. Dr. Gian Paolo Beretta
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Professor Geert Verdoolaege
Research Unit Nuclear Fusion, Department of Applied Physics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Prof. Dr. William B. Sherwin
Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Science, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Prof. Dr. Ali Mohammad-Djafari
Former Research Director, CNRS, Paris, France
School of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal
School of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal
Ana Maria Madureira
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Porto, Portugal
Prof. Dr. Kevin H. Knuth
University at Albany (SUNY), Albany, NY, USA
Entropy: A New Vision and Perspective
Prof. Dr. Miguel Rubi
University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Prof. Dr. Philip Broadbridge
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Shannon entropy as a diagnostic tool for applied partial differential equations
Prof. Dr. Marcel Ausloos
University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
Entropy measures, paths from disorder to order and forecasting. The case of time filtered entropies
Dr. Remo Garattini
University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Prof. Dr. Nihat Ay
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Dr. Ginestra Bianconi
Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
Prof. Dr. Luca Gammaitoni
Dipartimento di Fisic, Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Minimum energy consumption for computing devices: the role of entropy
Prof. Dr. Abraham Marmur
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Wednesday 6 May 2019
Thursday 7 May 2019
Friday 8 May 2019
Program Overview and Introduction
S1. Statistical Physics
S5. Complex Systems
S1. Statistical Physics
Conference Group Photograph
S5. Complex Systems
Lunch & Free Workshop
Lunch & Poster Session A
Lunch & Poster Session B
S2. Information Theory, Probability and Statistics
S4. Quantum Information and Foundations
S6. Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications
S2. Information Theory, Probability and Statistics
Best Posters Presentations
S6. Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications
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
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!
|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|
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
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.
Wire transfer, Credit card
Instructions for Authors
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.
· 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.
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
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.
· 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).
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.
The conference will take place in the "Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP)". For more information see: https://www.isep.ipp.pt/
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP) - Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431 4249-015 Porto, Portugal
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:
- Intercontinental Porto Palácio Cardosas ***** - http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/porto/prtha/hoteldetail/
- Hotel Infante Sagres ***** - hotelinfantesagres.pt
- Hotel Tiara Park Atlantic Porto ***** - http://www.tiara-hotels.com/en/park-atlantic-porto
- Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira **** - http://www.hotelcarrisportoribeira.com/
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
You can find more information on these websites:
Getting to Porto
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.
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.
There is a metro connection to the airport, train stations and ISEP.
Please visit: https://www.metrodoporto.pt/
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.
A valid passport is required and in some cases a visa must be obtained prior to entering Portugal. For more information, check this link.
SESSION 1. Statistical Physics
classical, quantum, and relativistic statistical mechanics; kinetics theory; dynamical processes and relaxation phenomena; geometric applications to statistical physics; classical and quantum stochastic processes; combinatorial aspects of statistical physics and quantum field theory; quantum information and entangled states.
Statistical physics of complex and disordered systems: biophysics, genomics, ecological and evolutionary systems, climate and earth models (including seismology); traffic flow; nonlinear time series analysis; big data analysis and algorithm problems; networks and graphs; random and fractal systems; pattern formation; collective phenomena in economic and social systems.
SESSION 2. Information Theory, Probability and Statistics
Shannon entropy; Kullback-Leibler divergence; channel capacity; source coding; channel coding; algorithmic complexity theory; algorithmic information theory; information–theoretic security; information geometry; Bayesian inference; information theoretic learning; deep learning
SESSION 4. Quantum Information and Foundations
quantum foundations; quantum probability and non-Kolmogorov models; entanglement entropy; Eigenstate thermalization; quantum phase transitions; topological order; black hole information paradox; the holographic principle; quantum coherent transport; quantum coherence in biological phenomena