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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
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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

    Dr. Lucia Russo
    Ms. Yuejiao Hu
    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

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    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

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    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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    Conference Organizers


    Nídia Caetano

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

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    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

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    Introduction

    https://sciprofiles.com/profile/274316


    Ana Maria Madureira

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

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

    Dr. Remo Garattini

    University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

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    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

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    Conference Program

    Program Structure

    Wednesday 6 May 2019

    Thursday 7 May 2019

    Friday 8 May 2019

    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

    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.

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