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21–23 November 2018 VIII Conference on Quantum Foundations: Quantum Logic & Quantum Structures
Universidad CAECE, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The event will gather in a convivial atmosphere researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral and graduate students, interested in promoting debate around fundamental questions of quantum theory and applications.
We look forward to seeing you in the Conference, and we invite you to present a talk based on your research work. In order to participate, please send your proposal for Title + Abstract for evaluation (no more than 1000 words) using the online registration system:
In this opportunity, the invited speakers are:
- Dennis Dieks (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
- Roberto Giuntini (Università di Cagliari, Italy)
- Pedro Walter Lamberti (FAMAF)
- Ana Majtey (FAMAF-CONICET)
- Angel Luis Plastino (UNLP)
- Karl Svozil (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
- Fabricio Toscano (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- Steeve Zozor (Gipsa-Lab/CNRS, France)
A special issue of the journal Entropy will be published: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy/special_issues/logic_struct
The Organizing Committee of VIII CQF
25–29 November 2018 2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop
ITW 2018 solicits and welcomes original contributions on the frontiers of information theory, coding theory and their applications, as well as the frontiers with other fields such as data science, biology and signal processing. The conference structure consists of a daily plenary seminar followed by twoparallel paper sessions throughout the day.
Guangzhou, the third largest city in mainland China and known as the "Southern Capital", is renowned for the enterprising spirit and open-mindedness of its people throughout its history of over 2,000 years. The conference attendees will have an opportunity to sample a vibrant local culture and partake in some of the best Cantonese cuisine. The conference venue is the Sun Yat-sen University Kaifeng Hotel, located within the university campus where the attendees can explore many historic architectures and artifacts, including the famous Swacey Hall, Xing Pavilion, Scholar Archway and many others.
The conference provides many opportunities for informal interaction through social events, including the welcome reception on November 25, Pearl River night cruise on November 26, banquet at the Sky No. 1 Restaurant on November 27, and an excursion to Baiyun Mountain on November 28. A pleasant surprise awaits the attendees who stay at the conference through its final day.
We look forward to adding to the tradition of successful ITWs in the mainland, including ITW Beijing 1988 and Chengdu 2006. With appreciation and anticipation, we look forward to welcoming you in Guangzhou.
3–6 December 2018 1st international workshop on Machine Learning for EEG Signal Processing (MLESP 2018)
EEG signal processing involves the analysis and treatment of the electrical activity of the brain measured with Electroencephalography, or EEG, in order to provide useful information on which decisions can be made. The recent advances in signal processing and machine learning for EEG data processing have brought an impressive progress to solve several practical and challenging problems in many areas such as healthcare, biomedicine, biomedical engineering, BCI and biometrics. The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss the recent advances in machine learning for EEG signal analysis and processing. We are inviting original research work, as well as significant work-in-progress, covering novel theories, innovative methods, and meaningful applications that can potentially lead to significant advances in EEG data analytics. This workshop is an opportunity to bring together academic and industrial scientists to discuss the recent advances.
The topics of interest include but not limited to:
- EEG signal processing and analysis
- Time-frequency EEG signal analysis
- Signal processing for EEG Data
- EEG feature extraction and selection
- Machine learning for EEG signal processing
- EEG classification and clustering
- EEG abnormalities detection (e.g. Epileptic seizure, Alzheimer's disease, etc.)
- Machine learning in EEG Big Data
- Deep Learning for EEG Big Data
- Neural Rehabilitation Engineering
- Brain-Computer Interface
- Biometrics with EEG data
- Related applications
Oct. 7, 2018 (11:59 pm CST): Due date for full workshop papers submission
Oct. 27, 2018: Notification of paper acceptance to authors
Nov. 15, 2018: Camera-ready of accepted papers
Dec. 3-6, 2018: Workshops
20–22 April 2019 2019 8th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology
With ICFIT 2018 held successfully in Paris, France last year. 2019 8th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (ICFIT 2019) will be held once again in France in the city of Nice during April 20-22, 2019.
ICFIT is proud to host a global gathering of theorists and experts in advanced characterization techniques in the field of information technology, which brings researchers, practitioners, and scientists in discussion of the latest methods, research developments, and future opportunities.
Prof. Ben-Othman Jalel, University of Paris 13, France
Prof. Farid Meziane, University of Salford, UK
Assoc. Prof. Davy Monticolo, University of Lorraine, France
Topics include but not limited to:
- Algorithms,Artificial Intelligence,Automated Software Engineering
- Bioinformatics and Scientific Computing, Biomedical Engineering
- Compilers and Interpreters,Computational Intelligence, Computer Animation, Computer Architecture & VLSI, Computer Graphics & Virtual Reality, Computer Networks and security
- Data Communications, Data Compression;Data Encryption, Data Mining;Database Systems;Digital Library, Digital Signal and Image Processing
22 May–1 June 2019 Quantum 2019: From Foundations of Quantum Mechanics to Quantum Information and Quantum Metrology & Sensing
Quantum 2019 will be the ninth edition of this international conference attended by researchers
coming from all over the world (about 300 in the last editions).
Purpose of this workshop is to favour the exchange of ideas and discussion on last results among leading physicists working in the interconnected fields of Quantum Metrology- Sensing & Imaging, Quantum Information and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, in particular in the framework of quantum optics.
It is organized "ad memoriam" of our colleague and friend Carlo Novero who gave birth to this experimental research line in Turin.For more information please visit
9–13 June 2019 Quantum Information Revolution: Impact to Foundations (QIRIF)
Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
The conference Quantum Information Revolution: Impact to Foundations (QIRIF) is arranged by International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences (ICMM) at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. This is the jubilee 20th Växjö conference devoted to quantum foundations and applications of quantum theory, especially quantum information and probability. This conference is aimed to highlight and at the same time to question the foundational impact of the recent quantum information revolution and to enlighten recent novel contributions to quantum foundations, theory and experiment.
14–16 May 2018 From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry
One of the most frequently used scientific words, is the word “Entropy”. The reason is that it is related to two main scientific domains: physics and information theory. Its origin goes back to the start of physics (thermodynamics), but since Shannon, it has become related to information theory. This conference is an opportunity to bring researchers of these two communities together and create a synergy. The main topics and sessions of the conference cover:
Physics: classical Thermodynamics and Quantum
Statistical physics and Bayesian computation
Geometrical science of information, topology and metrics
Maximum entropy principle and inference
Kullback and Bayes or information theory and Bayesian inference
Entropy in action (applications)
The inter-disciplinary nature of contributions from both theoretical and applied perspectives are very welcome, including papers addressing conceptual and methodological developments, as well as new applications of entropy and information theory.
9–14 July 2017 37th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2017)
10–13 July 2017 International Work Conference on Bioinspired Intelligence
Funchal, Madeira Island
18–20 September 2017 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Small Systems
26–28 October 2017 EmQM17 -- Towards Ontology of Quantum Mechanics and the Conscious Agent David Bohm Centennial Symposium
Emergent quantum mechanics (EmQM) is a research program that explores the possibility of an ontology for quantum mechanics. The resurgence of interest in realist approaches to quantum mechanics, including deterministic and indeterministic ones, challenges the standard textbook view. For example, standard “no-go” theorems against the possibility of realist, i.e., ontologically-grounded, quantum mechanics are increasingly recognized as falling short of their stated aim. Recent work also indicates that traditional assumptions and theorems such as nonlocality, contextuality, free choice, and non-signalling, need not necessarily contradict the existence of certain quantum ontologies.
On the occasion of David Bohm’s 100th birthday, a symposium on emergent quantum mechanics will be held at the University of London, Senate House, on October 26 – 28, 2017 (www.emqm17.org). This special issue features expert views that critically evaluate the prospects and significance – for 21st century physics – of ontological quantum mechanics, an approach which David Bohm helped pioneer. In original de Broglie-Bohm theory, the mathematical formalism refers to hypothetical ontic elements (e.g., John Bell’s “beables”) such as the quantum potential. In the 21st century, realist quantum approaches often distinguish between ψ-epistemic and ψ-ontic ontological quantum theories. Unlike ψ-ontic theories, the ψ-epistemic theories do not view the wave function ψ as a state of reality. Nevertheless, both types of approaches posit – again – the possibility of an ontological foundation for quantum mechanics.
11–14 December 2017 14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Dynamical Systems Theory and Applications
11–13 December 2017 The 2nd International Biannual Symposium on "Complexity, Criticality & Computation" (C³ 2017)
What makes a system 'complex'? A system can be thought of as complex if its dynamics cannot be easily predicted, or explained, as a linear summation of the individual dynamics of its components. In other words, the many constituent microscopic parts bring about macroscopic phenomena that cannot be understood by considering a single part alone. There is a growing awareness that complexity is strongly related to criticality: the behaviour of dynamical spatiotemporal systems at an order/disorder phase transition where scale invariance prevails. Complex systems can also be viewed as distributed information-processing systems, particularly in the domains of computational neuroscience, health, bioinformatics, systems biology and artificial life. Consciousness emerging from neuronal activity and interactions, cell behaviour resultant from gene regulatory networks and swarming behaviour are all examples of global system behaviour emerging as a result of the local interactions of the individuals (neurons, genes, animals). Can these interactions be seen as a generic computational process? This question shapes the third component of our symposium, linking computation to complexity and criticality.
The C³ 2017 Symposium will cover a diverse range of theoretical and practical approaches to computational modelling of complex systems, including information theory, agent-based simulation, statistical physics, network theory, nonlinear dynamics, swarm intelligence, evolutionary methods, artificial life, computational epidemiology, computational neuroscience, and econophysics, among others.
12–16 March 2018 Quantum Many-Body Systems Far From Equilibrium: Quench dynamics, thermalisation, and many-body localisation
Stellenbosch, South Africa
5–7 April 2018 International workshop “Stochastic Modeling in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology”
Living systems are characterized by the emergence of recurrent dynamical patterns at all scales of magnitude. Self-organized behaviors are observed both in large communities of microscopic components - like neural oscillations and gene network activity - as well as on larger levels - as predator-prey equilibria to name a few. Such regularities are deemed to be universal in the sense they are due to common mechanisms, independent of the details of the system. This belief justifies investigation through quantitative models able to grasp key features while disregarding inessential complications. The attempt of modeling such complex systems leads naturally to consider large families of microscopic identical units. Complexity and self-organization then arise on a macroscopic scale from the dynamics of these minimal components that evolve coupled by interaction terms. Within this scenario, probability theory and statistical mechanics come into play very soon. Aim of the workshop is to bring together scientists with different background - biology, physics and mathematics - interested in stochastic models in ecology and evolutionary biology, to discuss issues and exchange ideas. A partial list of topics includes: stochastic population dynamics, branching processes, interacting particle systems and statistical mechanics models in ecology, robustness and adaptability of ecosystems, resilience and criticality of ecological systems, models and prediction of biodiversity, molecular evolution, and neuroscience.
The style of the workshop will be rather informal. The idea is to have the opportunity to freely share ideas and discuss. Talks will be organised in different thematic sessions, and we will have both colloquia and more technical presentations.
17–19 May 2018 Second Workshop on Information Theory and the Earth Sciences
IHCantabria, Santander, Spain
The workshop focus is on scientific sharing, discussion and debate and fun. The purpose is to foster collaboration among a growing community of Earth scientists who use or are interested in this broad and diverse mathematical theory. Topics presented in may include, but are not limited to the following:
•How to properly include in models the things we already know (e.g., all physical laws, and not just conservation of mass and energy, etc.).
- How to evaluate the usefulness and robustness of data and models for a given task in a generalized way (i.e., how to establish their task-relevant information content)
- How to evaluate the appropriateness of models given the data and the purpose (i.e., how to establish their generality, parsimony, flexibility, etc.)?
- How to evaluate the interplay of data-, model structure- and predictive “uncertainty” (i.e., the flow of information from data through models to decision-makers)?
- How to learn from the encounter of models and data (i.e., how to detect, diagnose and correct model structural errors)?
11–14 June 2018 Towards Ultimate Quantum Theory (UQT)
Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden
The conference Towards Ultimate Quantum Theory (UQT) is arranged by International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences (ICMM) at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. This is the 19th Växjö conference devoted to quantum foundations and applications of quantum theory, especially quantum information and probability. It is devoted to quantum foundations (including philosophical issues), experiment, and recently developed quantum technologies (with emphasize of their foundational aspects).
11–15 June 2018 The 40th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications
Plenary lectures will be given by:
* Francois Baccelli (Entropy lecture): François Baccelli is Simons Math+X Chair in Mathematics and ECE at UT Austin. His research is at the interface between Applied Mathematics (probability theory, stochastic geometry, dynamical systems) and Communications (network science, information theory, wireless networks). He is co-author of research monographs on point processes and queues (with P. Brémaud); max plus algebras and network dynamics (with G. Cohen, G. Olsder and J.P. Quadrat); stationary queuing networks (with P. Brémaud); stochastic geometry and wireless networks (with B. Blaszczyszyn). Before joining UT Austin, he held positions in France, at INRIA, Ecole Normale Supérieure and Ecole Polytechnique. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and part time researcher at INRIA.
* The other lectures: Mia Deijfen; Alison Etheridge (Levy lecture); Patricia Goncalves; Kurt Johansson; Olav Kallenberg; Davar Khoshnevisan (IMS lecture); Anna De Masi (IMS lecture); Mikhail Menshikov; Annie Millet; Asaf Nachmias; Jeffrey Steif (Doob lecture); Nike Sun
17–22 June 2018 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
Talisa Hotel in Vail, Colorado, USA
MDPI will be attending the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT).
ISIT is the premier international conference dedicated to the advancement of information theory and related areas. It brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners each year in the field of information theory to present and discuss new research results and perspectives on future developments relevant to all areas of information theory, including big data analytics, source and channel coding, communication theory and systems, cryptography and security, detection and estimation, emerging applications, networks, network coding/information theory, signal processing, and statistical/machine learning.
If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our stand. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit:
17–18 July 2018 CNS*2018 Workshop on Methods of Information Theory in Computational Neuroscience
Seattle, WA, USA
A number of researchers in computational/systems neuroscience and in information/communication theory are investigating problems of information representation and processing. While the goals are often the same, these researchers bring different perspectives and points of view to a common set of neuroscience problems. Often they participate in different fora and their interaction is limited.
The goal of the workshop is to bring some of these researchers together to discuss challenges posed by neuroscience and to exchange ideas and present their latest work.
The workshop is targeted towards computational and systems neuroscientists with interest in methods of information theory as well as information/communication theorists with interest in neuroscience.
23–28 July 2018 XIX International Congress on Mathematical Physics (ICMP 2018)
Montreal, QC, Canada
On behalf of the International Association of Mathematical Physics, the International Scientific Committee, and the Local Organizing Committee we invite you to participate in the XIX International Congress on Mathematical Physics to be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from July 23 to July 28. The International Congress of Mathematical Physics (ICMP), on its three year cycle, is the most important conference of the International Association of Mathematical Physics. The ICMP 2018 will be a major event, where new results and future challenges will be discussed, illustrating the richness and vitality of Mathematical Physics.
Following a tradition started in London in 2000, the ICMP 2018 will be preceded by the Young Researchers Symposium (July 20 and 21, 2018). Seven satellite meetings are being organized in Banff, Toronto, Montreal, and Perimeter Institute either before or after ICMP 2018.
We hope that you will be able to attend and contribute to the success of the meeting.
We are looking forward to see you in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2018.
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
Robert Seiringer, Chair
President of the International Association of Mathematical Physics, and Chair of the International Scientific Committee
25–31 July 2018 New Trends in Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics: Classical and Quantum Systems
The aim of this meeting is to bring together scientists interested in the challenging problems connected with the dynamics of out of equilibirum classical and quantum physical systems from both theoretical and experimental point of view, within an interdisciplinary context.
Specifically, three main areas of out-of-equilibrium statistical mechanics will be covered: long range interactions and multistability, anomalous diffusion, and quantum systems.
Moreover, the conference will be a discussion forum to promote new ideas in this fertile field of research, and in particular new trends such as quantum thermodynamics and novel types of quantum phase transitions occurring in non-equilibrium steady states, and topological phase transitions.
5–7 September 2018 Quantum Technology International Conference 2018
The growing ability to manipulate quantum systems is paving the way for a second quantum revolution and a number of initiatives worldwide have been formed to foster quantum technologies. These exciting novel applications are exploiting specific quantum properties which are not accessible with classical resources such as superposition and entanglement of individual quantum systems.
The objectives of the QTech conference is to present the latest developments of quantum technologies in the domains of quantum communication, computation, simulation, sensors and metrology, and their implementation using various platforms from atoms and ions to solid states, superconducting circuits and optics.
- Quantum information processing and computing
- Quantum simulation
- Quantum sensors and quantum metrology
- Quantum communication
- Fundamental science for quantum technologies
- Atom and ion trapping
- Superconducting circuits
- Quantum optics and non-classical light sources Solid states and hybrid systems
17–21 September 2018 DICE2018 "Spacetime - Matter - Quantum Mechanics"
We are pleased to announce the 9th International Conference DICE2018 "Spacetime - Matter - Quantum Mechanics", to be held at Castello Pasquini (Castiglioncello, Tuscany, Italy) September 17–21, 2018.
Topics for DICE2018 are defined by (but not limited to) overlapping interests in:
quantum foundations / information emergent spacetime / matter / symmetries quantum coherence from micro- to macroscopic new key experiments quantum mechanics interfacing with gravity quantum gravity / cosmology and high-energy physics.
8–10 October 2018 Quantum Cagliari 2018: Quantum Structures & Quantum Information Theory
University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
The event will gather in a convivial atmosphere researchers, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral and graduate students, interested in promoting debate around fundamental questions of quantum theory and applications.
Please, register and submit your contribution by completing this google form before June 15th.
- Juan Carlos Angulo (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
- Alexia Auffèves (Université Grenoble Alpes, France)
- Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara (Università di Firenze, Italy)
- Manuel Gadella (Universidad de Valladolid, Spain)
- Andrei Khrennikov (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
- Roberto Leporini (Università di Bergamo, Italy)
- Paolo Perinotti (Università di Pavia, Italy)
- Mariela Portesi (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
- Karl Svozil (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
- Paola Verrucchi (Università di Firenze, Italy)
- Steeve Zozor (GIPSA-Lab, France)
- Karol Życzkowski (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
9–11 October 2018 Physics and Ecology: Challenges at the Frontier—The XXXIV Scientific Meetings in the Mediterranean
The technological capacity to obtain and manage large volumes of data from biological systems should lead biology and, in particular ecology, towards a new theoretical sphere, increasingly grounded on principles and general mechanisms. In this transition, physics will play an essential role for its capacity for abstract and fundamental reasoning. This meeting aims to be a meeting point for researchers living in this stimulating frontier, so that they offer us their points of view and the keys that must mark these challenges for the future.
- Population and community dynamics (resilience, transitions, the logistic model, early-warning predictions, infectious diseases, diversity, environmental and climate-induced fluctuations)
- Ecological complex systems (collective phenomena, leadership, group formation, fusion-fission dynamics, information flows, movement patterns, ecological networks)
- Movement ecology (space use, exploration, migration, quantitative methods, conservation biology)
For further information, contact Daniel Campos firstname.lastname@example.org.
10–12 June 2009 ITW 2009: IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Networking and Information Theory
The 2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Networking and Information Theory will take place in Volos, Greece. Contributions spanning networks and other areas of information theory are particularly encouraged, and authors not ordinarily attending information theory conferences are especially welcome.
15–17 June 2009 Second International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies
UTT, Troyes, France
The second International Workshop in Sequential Methodologies will be held at the University of Technology of Troyes, Troyes, France, June 15-17, 2009. The workshop covers all aspects of sequential methodologies in mathematical statistics and information theory from theoretical developments in optimal stopping, sequential analysis, change detection to different applications in mathematical finance, quality control, clinical trials, signal and image processing, etc.
22–24 June 2009 JETC 10: Joint European Thermodynamics Conference
The Joint European Thermodynamics Conference celebrates its 10th anniversary. The intention for the conference is twofold, to provide a meeting ground for thermodynamicists from all of Europe and surroundings, and to show that thermodynamics is far from being a complete polished subject, useful only as a tool to evaluate chemical and thermal processes. On the contrary, thermodynamics is vibrant with new ideas and methods, receiving inspiration from other fields of science as well as providing inspiration to such other fields, e.g. general optimization theory, fluid dynamics, and ecological modeling. All kinds of thermodynamics are welcome at the conference.
28 June–3 July 2009 ISIT 2009
The 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory will be held at COEX (Convention & Exhibition) in Seoul, Korea.
11–16 October 2009 ITW 2009, Taormina
The 2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2009) will take place in Taormina, Sicily, Italy.
13–15 December 2009 102nd Statistical Mechanics Conference
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Hill Center, Room 114, NJ 08854, USA
The 102nd Statistical Mechanics Conference will take place at Rutgers University, December 13-15, 2009.
The theme of this meeting will be: "Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, and Fundamental Issues in Biology: Where do we stand?"
6–8 January 2010 ITW 2010
The 2010 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2010) will take place in Cairo, Egypt.
Its purpose is to be a forum for technical exchange among scientists and engineers working on fundamentals of information theory. The agenda are broad and will cover the diverse topics that information theory presently impacts.
University of Leeds
Rutgers, The State University of OF New Jersey, USA
12–18 June 2010 ISIT 2010
Austin, Texas, USA
The 2010 IEEE International Sysmposium on Information Theory will take place in Austin, Texas, USA .
Interested authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished contributions from a broad range of topics related to information theory.
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Topics: • Development, application and teaching of methods in: basic and applied thermodynamics; thermoeconomics and environomics; simulation, improvement and optimization of energy conversion systems; process design, analysis and integration of thermal and chemical systems; diagnostic and control of thermal systems; environmental impact and sustainability of energy systems • Relevant physical systems conventional and advanced power plants; polygeneration and district heating/cooling systems; new technologies in heat pumps, refrigeration and air conditioning; new technologies for electricity (co)generation; industrial process plants; energy storage; carbon capture and storage; hydrogen and natural gas technologies; biomass conversion systems; energy conversion systems for transportation; water desalination and treatment • Focus points technology, environmental and economical aspects of biofuels and other renewable energies (biomass, geothermal, thermal solar); fuel cells systems; heat pumps and Organic Rankine Cycles
19–23 July 2010 Statphys24 2010
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
The XXIV International Conference on Statistical Physics of the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) will be held in the Convention Centre, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, 19-23 July, 2010. This Conference series takes place every three years in a different continent to enhance the international relevance and visibility of the leading world event in the broad field of Statistical Physics and all its interdisciplinary developments.
Continuing the series of FIS Conferences (Madrid 1994, Vienna 1996, Paris 2005) a new venue will be held in Beijing 2010. In our times, an increasing number of disciplines are dealing with information in very different ways: from information society and information technology to communication studies (and related subjects like codes, meaning, knowledge, and intelligence), as well as quantum information, bioinformation, knowledge economy, network science, computer science and Internet, to name but a few. At the same time, an increasing number of scientists in the East and the West have been engaged with the foundational problems underlying this development, to such an extent that the integration of disciplines revolving around information seems an idea whose time has come. A new science of information can be envisaged that explores the possibilities of establishing a common ground, of constructing a new scientific perspective that connects the different information-related disciplines and provides a new framework for transdisciplinary research.
20 June–2 July 2011 Summer School of Thermodynamics
The 2011 Engineering Summer School of the University of Roma 1 La Sapienza (UDR1) offers credit courses, with lectures held entirely in English, for both Graduate Students and for eligible Senior year Undergraduates in Mechanical Engineering and related Natural Science or Physics programs. Foreign students from the EU and from UDR1 partner universities outside EU are invited to come to Roma for a 2 weeks period during which they will attend the UDR1 Summer courses. Erasmus exchange students may also participate, and are eligible for full credit.
27–29 June 2011 International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2011)
London, United Kingdom
The i-Society is a global knowledge-enriched collaborative effort that has its roots from both academia and industry. The conference covers a wide spectrum of topics that relate to information society, which includes technical and non-technical research areas. The mission of i-Society 2011 conference is to provide opportunities for collaboration of professionals and researchers to share existing and generate new knowledge in the field of information society. The conference encapsulates the concept of interdisciplinary science that studies the societal and technological dimensions of knowledge evolution in digital society. The i-Society bridges the gap between academia and industry with regards to research collaboration and awareness of current development in secure information management in the digital society.
4–7 July 2011 The 24th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems
Novi Sad, Serbia
Central theme: International and regional cooperation for sustainable development of energy systems: Needs, methodologies, technologies, accomplishments, plans, and potential. An important area of emphasis would be the rapidly developing region of South-Eastern Europe. Every effort would be made to encourage scientific, business, and personal connections between the South-East European energy community and its overall international complement.
11–15 July 2011 International Conference on Statistical Physics
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
The conference will cover all the topics of Statistical Physics: A) Foundations, theoretical aspects and mathematical formalism of statistical physics B) Connection with information theory and mathematical statistics C) Applications (classical and quantum physical systems, dynamical systems, transport theory etc) D) Application of statistical methods beyond physics (biophysics, econophysics, social systems, networks, traffic flow, etc) Format of the conference: The conference will be organized in sessions dealing with general aspects and fundamental problems of statistical physics. A special session will be organized under the auspices of the EPS-SNP (European Physical Society - Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division) Moreover some workshops and symposia will cluster talks dedicated to special topics. The conference will include also poster sessions devoted to general and special topics of statistical physics.
31 July–5 August 2011 International Symposium on Information Theory 2011
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Interested authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished contributions from a broad range of topics related to information theory, including (but not limited to) the following areas: Coding theory and practice Communication theory Compression Cryptography and data security Detection and estimation Information theory and statistics Information theory in networks Multi-terminal information theory Pattern recognition and learning Quantum information theory Sequences and complexity Shannon theory Signal processing Source coding Researchers working in emerging fields of information theory are especially encouraged to submit original findings.
1–3 September 2011 Thermodynamics 2011
The “Thermodynamics 2011” conference is the 22nd meeting in a series of thermodynamics conferences founded in the 1960s by John Rowlinson and Max McGlashan. It is the third time that the conference
will be held outside UK. It aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry from all over the world. The format of the conference is based on invited lectures, oral presentations, short presentations and posters. A number of awards will be given to recognized researchers and young scientists.
4–6 November 2011 2011 IEEE International Conference on Information Theory and Information Security
2011 IEEE International Conference on Information Theory and Information Security (ICITIS2011) will be held on November 4-6, 2011 in Hangzhou, China. This conference focuses on the state-of-the-art methodologies, high-level technologies, innovative applications and the latest research results in Information Theory and Information Security and will continue the tradition established by the International Workshop on Information Theory and Information Security, which aims to provide an international forum for researchers to present and discuss recent advances and novel techniques.Submission deadline: 31 July 2011
4–6 June 2012 Progress on Statistical Issues in Searches - A Conference Involving Statistical Issues in Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Photon Science
Menlo Park, CA, USA
Astrophysics, particle physics and X-ray laser photon science have all acquired or are planning new machines and telescopes that deliver unprecedented amounts of data to experiments that will produce exciting new discoveries. This conference is devoted to the statistical issues that arise in such experiments. There will be invited talks by scientists and statisticians in the three fields, as well as contributed papers. Important issues connected with both detecting signals of known character and searching for new discoveries include:
- Algorithms to implement automated and objective searches
- Discovery criteria and significance
- Accounting for false positives and negatives
- Computational efficiency
The Växjö series is the longest continuous series of conferences devoted to quantum foundations in the history of quantum mechanics. During previous conferences we were fortunate to have not only physicists (theorists as well as experimentalists), but also mathematicians and several philosophers discussing the foundations of quantum theory, especially in the light of recent developments of quantum information theory. Fundamental questions of quantum mechanics, especially information theory, quantum computing, cryptography and teleportation have continued to be central topics in this series of conferences. Besides the main conference block – General Questions of Quantum Foundations – special sessions will be organized.
28 June 2012 WOSIS 2012: International Workshop on Security in Information Systems
In this new edition of WOSIS, the traditional information systems security topics will remain but we want explicitly focus the workshop on one of the most important issues and currently considered as it is security in Cloud computing. Although there are many benefits to adopting cloud computing, there are also some significant barriers to adoption as is security followed by issues regarding compliance, privacy and legal matters. Security is the main obstacle for many organizations in their move to the cloud, related to risk areas such as external data storage, dependency on the “public” internet, multi-tenancy and integration with internal security. The objective of this new edition is to contribute to the study and analysis of solutions and approaches which help to achieve and facilitate the level of security needed for such distributed environments and that its adoption is not any problem for the society, administration and enterprise.
2–6 July 2012 Natural/Unconventional Computing and Its Philosophical Significance
The Symposium on Natural computing/unconventional computing and its philosophical significance is part of the AISB/IACAP World Congress 2012 in honour of Alan Turing.
15–20 July 2012 MaxEnt 2012: 32nd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering
Pasadena, CA, USA
This workshop will explore the use of exoplanet light curves to study planetary system architectures and atmospheres as well as to discover exomoons and ring systems. Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises to gain experience in working with Kepler and other transit light curves, and will also have the opportunity to present their own work through short presentations (research POPs) and electronic posters.
17–20 December 2012 IMA 2012: 9th IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Signal
Signal processing constitutes an important area for the application of mathematical concepts and techniques fuelled, for example, by developments in mobile communications, multimedia systems and digital TV.
The aim of the conference is to bring together mathematicians, statisticians and engineers with a view to exploring recent developments and identifying fruitful avenues for further research. It is hoped that the meeting will help to attract more mathematicians into this important and challenging field.
San Diego, CA, USA
15–17 April 2013 Photo-initiated Quantum Molecular Dynamics
16–20 June 2013 Eighth World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (ExHFT-8)
ExHFT-8 is being organized under the auspices of the Assembly of World Conferences on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. The goal of this conference is to provide a forum for the exposure and exchange of ideas, methods and results in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
22–29 June 2013 5th Warsaw School of Statistical Physics
Kazimierz Dolny, Poland
The School is primarily aimed at introducing young scientists to the most important areas of research in the vast field of statistical physics. To achieve this end we have invited distinguished scientists to give comprehensive, pedagogical and inspiring lectures bringing the state-of-the-art explanation of the theoretical ideas and currently studied topics. The diversified program of the School should be profitable to the PhD students, postgraduate researchers, and also to more experienced scientists who would like to get acquainted with a new field and contribute to discussions.
1–3 July 2013 The 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research
Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Mechanical Engineering research has been playing a vital role and has become indispensable for the growth of any nation. In this context, research activities are being carried out at the extremes and many problems are yet to be solved. Thus, the pursuit of mechanical studies continue to remain the most exciting and challenging areas in furthering the frontiers of knowledge.
International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Research is scheduled to be held during 1-3 July 2013 at Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. The Conference aims at bringing together a number of leading experts from all over the world on to a common platform to discuss and share their vision on the research activities in the frontier areas. This Conference provides an opportunity for information amongst researchers working in Academic Institutions / R&D organizations to present and publish their research findings in the Conference Proceedings and to interact with the experts.
17–18 August 2013 ICCRC 2013
ICCRC 2013 is sponsored by International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology,and technical co-sponsored by IJOEE and JOACE Journal.
30 August–3 September 2013 The International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB)
3–6 September 2013 Thermodynamics Conference 2013
University Manchester, UK
Thermodynamics is the cornerstone for many scientific and engineering disciplines including physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, petroleum engineering and materials science. It provides the basis for the design and optimization of new sustainable industrial processes and the development of advanced materials and products. The combination of experiments, theory and simulation allows scientists and engineers to study complex systems from the molecular all the way to macroscopic level. This conference is overseen by the Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The Thermodynamics 2013 conference is the 23rd meeting in a series of biennial thermodynamics conferences initiated in 1964 by Harold Springall, championed throughout the 1960s and 1970s by Max McGlashan and Sir John Rowlinson. It aims to bring together researchers from academia and industry from all over the world. The format of the conference is based on invited lectures, oral presentations, short presentations and posters. A number of awards will be given to recognised researchers and young scientists.
13–16 October 2013 The 2013 IEEE SMC
The Info-Metrics Institute
San Diego, CA, USA
Coventry University, England
11–15 May 2014 HPLC 2014, International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
New Orleans, USA
Look for an exciting program! You will discover new methods, preview emerging technologies, learn about the latest innovations, and experience new products and instrumentation related to all areas of liquid-phase separations.
Themes of Emphasis
- Microtechnologies in Separation Science
- HPLC vs. HPCE: Pros and Cons
- Clinical Applications of HPLC
- Food Analysis
- Environmental Analysis
28–31 May 2014 8th Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations
- Advanced Internet mechanisms
- Graph theory/topology/routing Internet support
- Internet security mechanisms
- Internet trust, security, and dependability levels
- Internet performance
- Internet AQM/QoS
- Internet monitoring and control
- Internet and wireless
- Internet and data streaming/mining algorithms
- Internet and sensor-oriented networks/algorithms
- Internet challenges
23–25 June 2014 International Conference on Fractional Differentiation and its Applications
29 June–4 July 2014 Entropy Methods, PDEs, Functional Inequalities, and Applications
From the current state of the art, we expect that the following emerging topics will play an important role in the scientific program of the workshop:
- generalizations of the entropy method to systems of evolution equations, especially in connection with cross-diffusion models in biology;
- entropy-based techniques to capture blow-up phenomena in mean-field equations with non-local interactions;
- evolution equations whose qualitative behaviour is related to the interplay between two different Lyapunov functionals, like in the success story of the Keller-Segel model;
- unifying approaches that foster the links between e.g.\ gradient flow structures and the theory of large deviations or concentration of measure, which are expected to have a significant impact on the foundation of the entropy method;
- discrete entropy methods, which is a novel line of research with some striking first results and many open problems, and with possible applications in numerical analysis.
29 June–3 July 2014 Quantum Roundabout
The date has not been announced yet.
The preparations for the 6th Ludwig Boltzmann Symposium to be held in 2014 in Tokyo are in progress.
10 August–15 July 2014 The 15th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-15)
23–27 February 2015 Workshop on Quantum Information and Thermodynamics
São Paulo, Brazil
8–10 April 2015 NIMBioS Investigative Workshop Information and Entropy
NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
27–30 April 2015 7th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium
For more information please refer to the website.
Telluride Intermediate School, CO, USA
19–24 July 2015 MaxEnt 2015
New York, USA
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
28–30 October 2015 GSI 2015: Geometric Science of Information
Ecole Polytechnique, Paris-Saclay, France
Clare College, Cambridge, UK
The objective of this Info-Metrics Institute workshop is to study new methods of statistical inference based on information-theoretic methods.
Info-metric and Information-Theoretic ideas are being applied in variety of disciplines, such as biology, ecology, economics, finance and physics (for examples see Fall 2014 conference celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Institute).
The Spring 2016 workshop focuses on the use of info-metric and information-theoretic ideas in the development and analysis of statistical models. The aims of the workshop are to provide a forum for the dissemination of new research in this area and also to stimulate discussion between researchers across fields.
6–10 June 2016 XXV Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics
10–15 July 2016 Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering
12–14 December 2016 VI Conference on Quantum Foundations
La Plata, Argentina
Since its origins, quantum theory posed deep questions with regard to the fundamental problems of physics. During the last few decades, the advent of quantum information theory and the possibility of developing quantum computers, gave rise to a renewed interest in foundational issues. Research in the foundations of quantum mechanics was particularly influenced by the development of novel laboratory techniques, allowing for the experimental verification of the most debated aspects of the quantum formalism.
The VI Conference on Quantum Foundations (http://www.lls-ceilap.com/events.html), to be held in December, 2016, in La Plata, Argentina, aims to gather experts in the field to promote academic debate on the foundational problems of quantum theory. This Special Issue captures the main aspects of this debate by incorporating a selected list of contributions presented at the conference. Researchers not attending the conference are also welcome to present their original and recent developments, as well as review papers, on the topics listed below. All contributions will be peer-reviewed.
Topics of the Special Issue:
Quantum Information Science
Quantum Statistical Mechanics
Information Measures in Quantum Theory
Geometrical Methods Applied to Quantum Theory
Violation of Bell Inequalities
Decoherence and Classical Limit
Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics
Algebraic Methods in Quantum Theory
Hidden Variable Theories
Non-linear Methods Applied to Quantum Theory
Foundations of Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
13–17 March 2017 Fifth Quantum Thermodynamics Conference (QTD5)
The Fifth Quantum Thermodynamics Conference takes place in Oxford from 13-17 March 2017 (suggested arrival on 12 March). The conference itself will be held at the Oxford Martin School with accommodation provided by St Edmund Hall.
The conference covers theory and experiments related to thermodynamics of quantum systems, information thermodynamics, thermalisation and equilibration, foundations of thermodynamics, and quantum heat engines.
22–24 March 2017 JEEP 2017: 43rd Conference on Phase Equilibria
10–13 April 2017 Non-Markovianity and Strong Coupling Effects in Thermodynamics
Bad Honnef, Germany
The goal of the workshop is to bring together experts from both communities in order to explore how thermodynamic and other fundamental laws govern the behaviour of small scale systems beyond the weak-coupling and Markovian approximation. This requires us to investigate questions of fundamental interest, but is also of vital practical interest in a world of growing power demand and increased (nano-) technological abilities.
A precise definition of strong coupling and non-Markovianity for open (quantum) systems. A meaningful definition of fundamental thermodynamic quantities (heat, work, internal energy, entropy, etc.) in the strong coupling and non-Markovian regime. Efficient theoretical methods to compute the (thermo) dynamics of open (quantum) systems. Finding and formulating the laws of thermodynamics as well as additional constraints beyond them. Extending the "average" framework to single, fluctuating trajectories in view of (quantum) stochastic thermodynamics. Presenting and analysing particular systems suitable for experimental implementation. The conference banner is attached.
21–25 May 2017 14th Joint European Thermodynamics Conference (JETC2017)
Methods and concepts of equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics appear in various areas of physics, engineering, sciences and humanities. This wide range of applicability is a source of inspiration, but also a cause of separation and divergence. The aim of this conference is to improve the interaction and pull together the various application areas and theoretical branches in order to develop a more powerful and more applicable discipline.
In Mini-Symposia various specific thermodynamic related topics are introduced by experts and discussed by the audience. The presentations of the participants are organized in Sessions, according to their topics. The interaction is enhanced also by poster sessions along the coffee breaks.
The JETC conferences were established in 1989 under the name Journées Européennes de Thermodynamique Contemporaine by ECAST, the European Center for Advanced Studies in Thermodynamics.
As it was desirable to enlarge the scope of the conferences and to unite thermodynamics across Europe, the conferences changed name in 2007 to Joint European Thermodynamics Conference while the acronym remained the same.
12–16 June 2017 The International Society for Information Studies Summit 2017
The conference is organized by the International Society for Information Studies IS4SI, with the Department of Applied Information Technology, belonging to both Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, as local organizer.
IS4SI is a biennial summit that gathers researchers from all over the world within information studies and related fields. It provides the meeting place for researchers from academia and industry, educators, societal stakeholders and others from a broad range of communities. Among others, the summit 2017 incorporates the FIS (Foundations of Information Science) 7th conference and the 3rd conference on the Philosophy of Information, The Difference that makes a Difference (DTMD) conference and International Forum on Ecology of Information Studies (IFEIS).
The IS4IS summits have their predecessors in conferences held in Beijing in 2010, and Moscow in 2013. The 2015 summit was hosted by Vienna University of Technology, while the next 2019 summit is planned at the University of California, Berkeley.
12–15 June 2017 Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Technology (FQMT)
International conference devoted to quantum theory, experiment and technology at Linnaeus University in Växjö, June 12-15, 2017. Arrival June 11, departure June 16.
The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Technology (FQMT) conference is arranged by International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences (ICMM) at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. This is the 18th Växjö conference devoted to quantum foundations and applications of quantum theory, especially quantum information. It is devoted to quantum foundations (including philosophical issues), experiment, and recently developed quantum technologies (with emphasize of their foundational aspects). The conference is supported by the Department of Mathematics, Linnaeus University and the Entropy journal.
10–14 July 2017 SigmaPhi2017 - International Conference on Statistical Physics
The Conference is organized in the following three Areas to cover all the Topics of Statistical Physics:
Area A: Foundations and Theoretical aspects of classical, quantum and relativistic statistical physics and thermodynamics. Mathematical aspects and methods, formalism, rigorous results, exact solutions, connections with the methods of high energy physics, string theory, mathematical statistics and information theory, information geometry, classical, quantum and relativistic transport theory, Boltzmann and Fokker-Planck kinetics, nonlinear kinetics, dynamical systems, relaxation phenomena, random systems, pattern formation, fractal systems, solitons, chaotic systems, strongly correlated electrons, soft quantum matter, mesoscopic quantum phenomena, fractional quantum Hall effect, low dimensional quantum field theory, quantum phase transitions, quantum information and entanglement, power laws, etc.
Area B: Applications to Physical Systems: quantum systems, soft condensed matter, liquid crystals, plasmas, fluids, surfaces and interfaces, disordered and glassy systems, percolation, spin glasses, structural glasses, jamming, critical phenomena and phase transitions,fluids and interfacial phenomena, molecular and ionic fluids, metastable liquids, hydrodynamic instabilities, turbulence, growth processes, wetting, surface effects, films, crystals, confined systems, surfaces and interfaces, chemical reactions, cold atoms, etc.
Area C: Applications to non-Physical Systems: Interdisciplinary applications of statistical physics, networks and graphs, applied networks, biophysics, genomics, environments, climate and earth models, seismology, linguistics, econophysics, social systems, traffic flow, algorithmic problems, complex systems, etc.
28 August–1 September 2017 Topological and Geometrical Structure of Information 2017
Luminy Marseille, France
TGSI2017 is dedicated to the geometrical and topological foundations of information theory. It will complement the 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2013 edition of "Geometric science of information" and "Information Geometry and its Applications IV", by focusing on the advances of entropy and information functions in probability, geometry, homology, algebra, category theory and their expression in physic and data analysis. There have been rapid recent developments in several different research communities in this connection, with little interaction between them, and one of the goals of the conference is to bring these communities in contact.
The conferences will review many of the new developments involving the interplay of information and algebraic and differential geometry, number theory, probability and homology. The conference will emphasize the richness and diversity of information approaches and principles that arose in mathematics, physics, and statistical data analysis (...), and will pursue at the same time the perspective of establishing a coherent theory. It emphasizes an active participation of young researchers to discuss emerging topics of collaborative research.
7–9 November 2017 3rd conference on Geometric Science of Information (GSI2017)
As for GSI’13 and GSI’15, the objective of this SEE Conference GSI’17, hosted in Paris, is to bring together pure/applied mathematicians and engineers, with common interest for Geometric tools and their applications for Information analysis. It emphasizes an active participation of young researchers to discuss emerging areas of collaborative research on “Information Geometry Manifolds and Their Advanced Applications”. Current and ongoing uses of Information Geometry Manifolds in applied mathematics are the following: Advanced Signal/Image/Video Processing, Complex Data Modeling and Analysis, Information Ranking and Retrieval, Coding, Cognitive Systems, Optimal Control, Statistics on Manifolds, Machine & Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Speech/sound recognition, natural language treatment, Big Data Analytics, etc., which are also substantially relevant for industry. The Conference will be therefore held in areas of priority/focused themes and topics of mutual interest with the aim to:
Provide an overview on the most recent state-of-the-art
Exchange mathematical information/knowledge/expertise in the area
Identify research areas/applications for future collaboration
Identify academic & industry labs expertise for further collaboration