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4th International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications

21/11/2017 - 01/12/2017
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21 November-1 December 2017

Welcome from the Chair of the 4th ECEA

You are cordially invited to participate in the 4th International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications. Building on the success of the past three events in this sequence, the conference is designed to bring together researchers working in the field, to present and discuss their recent contributions, without needing to leave the comfort of their home.

Conserved quantities such as energy, and monotonic quantities such as entropy, are fundamental to our understanding of high-dimensional dynamical systems. Since the foundations of irreversibility were laid in 19th century thermodynamics, and the conceptual analogy between statistical mechanics and information theory (both classical and quantum) was made in the 20th century, inter-related concepts of entropy have been fruitfully applied to a large and expanding list of fields, including economics, biology, computer science, operations research using maximum entropy estimates, linguistics and the social sciences.

The conference will be organized into six sessions, which reflect the inter-disciplinary nature of entropy and its applications:

  • Section A
  • Statistical Physics: Statistical Mechanics, Irreversibility, Fluctuation Theorems, Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Distributions, Phase Transitions, Stochastic Systems, Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics, Population Dynamics and Genetics
  • Section B
  • Information and Complexity: Simplicity and Complexity, Shannon Entropy, Kullback–Leibler Divergence, Channel Capacity, Alternative Entropies, Coding, Operations Research, Forecasting, Symmetry Breaking, Similarity
  • Section C
  • Thermodynamics in Materials: Chemical thermodynamics, the Second Law, Free Energy, Enthalpy, Self-Organization, Biochemical Networks, Nano-Scale Physics, Molecular Theory of Fluids
  • Section D
  • Quantum Information and Foundations: Quantum Foundations, Quantum Probability and non-Kolmogorov Models, Quantum-Like Models in Cognition, Decision Making, Psychology, Social and Political Science, Economics and Finances, Bell's Inequality, Quantum Nonlocality, Contextuality, Pure and Mixed States, Superposition, De-coherence, Quantum Computing, Born Rule and Generalizations, Causality and Randomness, Role of Conscious Observer
  • Section E
  • Machine Learning: Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Cybernetics, Robotics, Man–Machine Interfaces, Bio-mimic Algorithms
  • Section F
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology: Evolution of Stars, Gravitating Systems, Black Holes, The Universe
  • Section P
  • Posters: Posters can be presented stand-alone, i.e., without an accompanying proceedings paper or conference presentation. Posters will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. However, posters will not be added to the proceedings of the conference.

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference, and selected/extended papers will be considered for publication in Entropy with a 20% discount off the APC. Entropy is an open access publication journal of MDPI in the field of entropy and information theory.

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Philip Broadbridge

Editorial Board of the Journal Entropy

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
La Trobe University, Melbourne
Australia

Section Chairs

Dr. Antonio M. Scarfone (Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy)
Prof. Dr. Miguel Rubi (Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)
Prof. Dr. Raúl Alcaraz Martínez (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain)
Dr. Dawn E. Holmes (University of California, Oakland, CA, USA)
Prof. Dr. Alexander Gorban (University of Leicester, Leicester, UK)
Dr. Andriy Olenko (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)
Prof. Dr. Leslie Glasser (Curtin University, Perth, Australia)
Prof. Giacomo Mauro D'Ariano (University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy)
Prof. Dr. Andrei Khrennikov (Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden)
Dr. Michael J. Way (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, USA)

Scientific Advisory Committee Members

Prof. Anne Humeau-Heurtier (University of Angers, Angers cedex, France)
Dr. Takuya Yamano (Kanagawa University, Kanagawa, Japan)
Prof. Dr. Carlo Cattani (Engineering School (DEIM) University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy)
Dr. Renaldas Renaldas Urniezius (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
Dr. Robert Niven (The University of New South Wales at ADFA, Canberra, Australia)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Geert Verdoolaege

Dr. Cemal Basaran

Prof. Dr. Andrea Puglisi

Dr. Joseph Lizier

Prof. Dr. Karsten Keller

Dr. Karoline Wiesner

Prof. (em.) Ingo Müller

Dr. Wolf Weiss

Prof. Dr. Mikhail Prokopenko

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Connie Xiong
Ms. Cecilia Yang
E-mail: ecea@mdpi.com or entropy@mdpi.com

Call for Papers

The section Chairs and the scientific committee members are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 4th International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications and to invite each researcher working in this exciting field of science to share his/her recent results with his/her colleagues around the world.

The conference will be organized into six sections, which reflect the inter-disciplinary nature of entropy and its applications. It will cover a wide range of aspects, please see the details in each section.

Researchers are invited to provide a short abstract on line at http://www.sciforum.net/login from now until 20 October 2017. Acceptance will be notified within a week after submission of the abstract. Then the author(s) will be asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a slide show (PPT) (or a video) using the template provided by the conference (see Instructions for Authors). All accepted submissions will be displayed online, at https://sciforum.net/conference/ecea-4, for discussion during 21 November–1 December 2017.

Accepted papers will be published in the Journal Proceedings. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Entropy Special issue with 20% discount of the APC charges.

The Scientific Committee looks forward to receiving contributions in response to this call and will be glad to provide any further information to interested parties. Questions may be addressed to the Entropy editorial office at ecea@mdpi.com or entropy@mdpi.com.

We thank you in advance for your attendance of this conference and look forward to a stimulating exchange.

Conference Chairs


Prof. Dr. Philip Broadbridge
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Philip Broadbridge

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P.Broadbridge@latrobe.edu.au

Instructions for Authors

Submission

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with www.sciforum.net, and using the "Start New Submission" function once logged into system.

    1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-250 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 6 October 2017.
    2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 4th International Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications. All authors will be notified by 20 October 2017 about the acceptance of their abstract.
    3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 3 November 2017.
    4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on https://sciforum.net/conference/ecea-4 for discussion during the time of the conference 21 November–1st December 2017.
    5. Accepted papers will be published in the Journal Proceedings. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Entropy Special issue with 20% discount of the APC charges.
Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (including figures, tables and references). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Video Presentations
Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer (ecea@mdpi.com) to get to know more about the procedure. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!
Presentation of Posters
Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.
Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.sciforum.net/login by registering and logging in to this website.

Accepted File Formats

  • MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the 4th Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.

Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications Microsoft Word template file

  • LaTeX: Ensure to send a copy of your manuscript as a PDF file also, if you decided to use LaTeX. When preparing manuscripts in LaTeX, please use the MDPI LaTeX template files.

Electronic Conference on Entropy and Its Applications LaTeX template file

Manuscript Preparation
  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Entropy should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.
Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (33)

Title Authors Poster Submitted Abstract
Using the entropy generation analysis in flow boiling conditions for enhanced heat transfer techniques : Micro-fin tube Mohammad Ali Abdous Shahriyar Holagh Masood Shamsaiee Mohsen khoshzat Hamid Saffari N/A 21 Aug 2017 Show
Zeeman effects on the entanglement of non-equilibrium finite-spin systems Koichi Nakagawa N/A 22 Aug 2017 Show
GUP Modified Phase-Space and Thermodynamics Self-Consistency Asmaa Shalaby