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Entropy 2021: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century

05/05/2021 - 07/05/2021
Abstract Submission
24th February 2021
Acceptance Notification
24th March 2021
File Submission
21st April 2021
Covering Author Registration
7th April 2021

Entropy, Information Theory, Quantum Information, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics
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Announcement on 15 January 2021

In light of the unprecedented circumstances, and the uncertainty due to the travel restrictions imposed by different countries, the Organizing Committee has made the decision to hold the conference virtually, from 5 to 7 May 2021. The submission deadlines and registration fees have been updated accordingly. You can refer to the "Instructions for Authors" and "Registration"at the conference website for more information.

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 June 2021
    Papers presented at the conference will be granted a 200 CHF 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.

    We very much look forward to your participation.

    Please feel free to download our Conference Poster.

    Conference Secretariat

    Ms. Yuejiao Hu
    Ms. Connie Xiong
    Ms. Stefanie Li

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    Conference Chairs

    Professor J. A. Tenreiro Machado

    Institute 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

    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

    Dr. Ginestra Bianconi

    Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

    Invited Speakers

    Prof. Dr. Kevin H. Knuth

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

    DETAILS

    Entropy: A New Vision and Perspective

    Talk
    Entropy: A New Vision and Perspective

    Prof. Dr. Miguel Rubi

    University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    Prof. Dr. Philip Broadbridge

    La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

    DETAILS

    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

    DETAILS

    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

    Prof. Dr. Nihat Ay

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

    Prof. Dr. Luca Gammaitoni

    Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy

    DETAILS

    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

    Dr. Rosario Lo Franco

    Università di Palermo, Italy

    DETAILS

    Topological control of noisy entanglement preparation through entropic spatial indistinguishability

    Talk
    Topological control of noisy entanglement preparation through entropic spatial indistinguishability

    Prof. Dr. Miguel A. F. Sanjuán

    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

    DETAILS

    Basin Entropy: A new Method to Measure Unpredictability in Physical Systems

    He received a Bachellor Degree in Physics by the University of Valladolid, Spain, in 1981, where he was granted the Outstanding Graduation Honor for Undergraduated Studies, and a PhD Degree by the National University at a Distance (UNED), Madrid, Spain in 1990, on Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. Professor of Physics at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain. He is the Director of the Research Group in Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos and Complex Systems. Author of numerous publications in research journals, and of several books. He is Associate Editorial Board Member of several international journals in Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. He has given invited lectures in many universities in Spain, Europe, USA, Canada, China, Japan, India, Australia, South America and Africa. He has been a Visiting Research Associate of the Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology of the University of Maryland, the University of Tokyo, Visiting Research Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, Visiting Professor in Kaunas Technological University, Lithuania, and Guest Professor of Lanzhou University and Zigong University, China. Fellow de la Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at the University of Tokyo. In 2017, he was a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Maryland. He is currently the Editor General of the Spanish Physics Society. He is a Corresponding Member of the Spanish Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, and a Regular Member of the Academia Europaea-The Academy of Europe.

    Talk
    Basin Entropy: A new Method to Measure Unpredictability in Physical Systems
    Bio
    He received a Bachellor Degree in Physics by the University of Valladolid, Spain, in 1981, where he was granted the Outstanding Graduation Honor for Undergraduated Studies, and a PhD Degree by the National University at a Distance (UNED), Madrid, Spain in 1990, on Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. Professor of Physics at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain. He is the Director of the Research Group in Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos and Complex Systems. Author of numerous publications in research journals, and of several books. He is Associate Editorial Board Member of several international journals in Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. He has given invited lectures in many universities in Spain, Europe, USA, Canada, China, Japan, India, Australia, South America and Africa. He has been a Visiting Research Associate of the Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology of the University of Maryland, the University of Tokyo, Visiting Research Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, Visiting Professor in Kaunas Technological University, Lithuania, and Guest Professor of Lanzhou University and Zigong University, China. Fellow de la Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at the University of Tokyo. In 2017, he was a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Maryland. He is currently the Editor General of the Spanish Physics Society. He is a Corresponding Member of the Spanish Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, and a Regular Member of the Academia Europaea-The Academy of Europe.

    Conference Organizers

    Nídia Caetano

    Institute 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

    Alexandra M.F. Galhano

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

    DETAILS

    Vitor Cunha

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

    DETAILS

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vitor_Cunha

    Introduction

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vitor_Cunha

    Luís Afonso

    Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, ISRC (Interdisciplinary Studies Research Center), Porto, Portugal

    DETAILS

    Carlos Felgueiras

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

    DETAILS

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carlos-Felgueiras

    Introduction

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carlos-Felgueiras

    Conference Program

    A preliminary program will be uploaded soon.

    Registration

    The registration fee for Oral Presentation participants is €100 per participant, and the fee for Poster Presentation (just shown in a slide show & as a downloadable single slide) participants is €50 per participant. Those attending without any submissions will be charged €25 per participant; this is an optional fee, but is necessary if you wish to join live sessions during Entropy 2021. The authors (Invited speakers, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation) will not pay an extra fee for the live sessions.

    Finally, only registered authors will be able to apply for the Conference Awards, and the 200 CHF discount on the publication fees for the special issue "Entropy: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century", in the journal Entropy.

    Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fee has been paid. Registration by at least one author per paper, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover participation and publication of any submission. Covering Author registration deadline is 7 April 2021. Your abstract and submission will be withdrawn if you do not complete the registration by this date.

    Authors with multiple contributions: Please note that one author registration will cover 3 accepted contributions at most.

    When registering, please provide us with your institutional email address. This will accelerate the registration process. If you are registering several people under the same registration, please do not use the same email address for each person, but their individual institutional email addresses. Please note that, submission and registration are two different processes. During registration, if possible, use the same email address you used to submit your abstract(s). Otherwise, leave us a comment in the registration form, providing the email address used during the submission process.

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

    Registration Options
    Regular Supported documents
    Student (Disabled) 400.00 EUR Scanned copy or photograph of your current student ID card
    Post-Docs (Disabled) 500.00 EUR
    PIs & Senior Scientists (Disabled) 550.00 EUR
    Editorial Board Members/Guest Editors of Entropy (Disabled) 450.00 EUR
    Non-Academic (Disabled) 750.00 EUR

    Registration Options
    Start date - End date Price
    Oral presentation (Video presentation in case of connection problems of the authors) 22/01/2021-05/05/2021 100.00 EUR
    Poster presentation (just shown in a slide show & as a downloadable single slide) 22/01/2021-05/05/2021 50.00 EUR
    Live online session (attendance only) 22/01/2021-05/05/2021 25.00 EUR

    Free Registration Options
    Waived Fees: Invited Speakers

    Cancellation policy

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

    > 2 months before the conference

    Full refund but bank fees are retained

    > 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

    Generic information

    The Entropy 2021: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century will accept:

    1. An abstract (150–300 words) in English
    2. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author will be invited to submit a poster presentation or video presentation before 21 April 2021. Please upload the Poster PDF in the field "Presentation PDF (optional)", the video in the field "Presentation video (mp4 / webm / ogg - max 250Mb) (optional)" and PPT in the field "Presentation PPT (optional)". Please also upload a copy of the accepted abstract as word in the field "Original files".
    3. About Oral presentation:
      The slot for Oral presentation is 15 min. We would advise to prepare your presentation to a maximum of 10-12 min to leave at least 3 min for Q&A. The video of your presentation should be saved in mp4 format – this will be used in case of bad connection.

    4. About Poster presentation:

      We would recommend to:

      (1) prepare one single Poster that should be A0 size, vertical – it can then be made available as a PDF printable document. There are no restrictions / template available. Thus, authors can choose the font type and size that better shows your research. We would also recommend to include a header – about 15 cm height with logos (corresponding to the Conference name, Title of the poster and Authors’ names, and your affiliation(s).

      (2) prepare 2 or 3 slides that can be commented by you and saved as a video presentation or a short video – mp4 format. Anyway, this must not exceed 2-3 min to play.

      Poster example presented at another conference with the main idea.

    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 24 February 2021. You will be notified by 24 March 2021 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 24 March 2021 in a separate email whether your contribution has been accepted for oral presentation.
    • After the short abstract is accepted, you could submit a poster presentation or video presentation before 21 April 2021.
    • Please note that only the submitting users have rights to upload the poster/video presentation (Log in, then click on My Submissions on the upper-right corner of the window, and then upload the poster/video presentation).
    • Note: 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 7 April 2021.
    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 June 2021. The conference participants will be granted a 200 CHF discount on the publishing fees.
    • Entropy is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), MathSciNet (AMS), Inspec (IET), Scopus, PubMed and other databases, and has an Impact Factor of 2.494 (Journal Citations Reports, 2019).

    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 Awards
    Entropy Best Oral Presentation Award
    500 CHF + Certificate
    Entropy Best Poster Award
    400 CHF + Certificate
    Wolfram Awards
    Wolfram Research will donate award letters for a year of Wolfram|One and Wolfram|Alpha Pro, with a value of $375 per award letter to best student poster and best student oral presentation. These letters allow the student award winners to download their technology and use it freely for one year.

    Sponsors and Partners

    Sponsoring Opportunities

    For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please take a look at our brochure for Entropy 2021 and contact [email protected].

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