Special Issue "Entropy and Cardiac Physics"


A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Niels Wessel
Institut für Physik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 10099 Berlin, Germany
Website: http://cvp.physik.hu-berlin.de/CV.html
E-Mail: wessel@physik.hu-berlin.de
Interests: data analysis and modeling of cardiovascular signals; nonlinear time series analysis and prediction; coupling and synchronization analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We aim to present novel techniques, approaches and applications of entropy in the interdisciplinary field of cardiac physics. As such, we hope to welcome contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including all sciences: engineering and medicine. By presenting the most current research in this area, we hope to foster new collaborations and increase dissemination of ideas, as well as to emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary work.

In this way, we expect to encourage and facilitate the emergence of new tools and methods to help further understanding of the cardiovascular system.

Ultimately, the goal must be to establish our techniques in medical practice to help to prolong and enhance the life of millions suffering from cardiac malaises and diseases.

For this special issue we welcome submissions related to the use of entropy measures in cardiac physics. We envisage contributions that aim at clarifying the benefit of using entropy in cardiac physics, in order to demonstrate its profound impact on this field. In addition, we hope to receive original papers illustrating the wide variety of applications of entropy-based methods in cardiac physics.

Dr. Niels Wessel
Guest Editor


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  • biomedical signal processing
  • time series analysis
  • modeling
  • nonlinear dynamics
  • heart rate variability
  • blood pressure analysis
  • medical physics
  • biomedical engineering
  • coupling analysis
  • synchronization analysis
  • prediction

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p. 4839-4854
by , , , , Jr, , , ,  and
Entropy 2014, 16(9), 4839-4854; doi:10.3390/e16094839
Received: 11 July 2014; in revised form: 20 August 2014 / Accepted: 1 September 2014 / Published: 5 September 2014
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Entropy 2014, 16(7), 4032-4043; doi:10.3390/e16074032
Received: 19 May 2014; in revised form: 2 July 2014 / Accepted: 8 July 2014 / Published: 17 July 2014
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