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22–25 September 2020 Entropy 2020: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century

Porto, Portugal

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.

30 August–4 September 2020 Symmetry 2020 - The 3rd International Conference on Symmetry

Beer Sheva, Israel

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the Symmetry 2020 - The 3rd International Conference on Symmetry, supported by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the MDPI journal Symmetry. The aim is to make this event a forum for discussion, knowledge exchange and fruitful interactions among participants in this exponentially growing field.

Stakeholders from academia and industry as well as from governments and research institutes are

welcome to join this event and share their findings on various topics related to symmetry, such as:

Physics and Symmetry

Chemistry and Symmetry

Biology and Symmetry

Mathematics, Computer Science and Symmetry

We are very enthusiastic about the 3rd International Conference on Symmetry and are relying on you to make it a successful event.

We look forward to meeting you in Beer Sheva!

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21–26 June 2020 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2020)

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Interested authors are encouraged to submit previously unpublished contributions in any area related to information theory, including but not limited to the following topic areas:

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Communication and Storage Coding
  • Coding Theory
  • Coded and Distributed Computing
  • Combinatorics and Information Theory
  • Communication Theory
  • Compressed Sensing and Sparsity
  • Cryptography and Security
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Deep Learning for Networks
  • Distributed Storage
  • Emerging Applications of IT
  • Information Theory and Statistics
  • Information Theory in Biology
  • Information Theory in CS
  • Information Theory in Data Science
  • Learning Theory
  • Network Coding and Applications
  • Network Data Analysis
  • Network Information Theory
  • Pattern Recognition and ML
  • Privacy in Information Processing
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Shannon Theory
  • Signal Processing
  • Source Coding and Data Compression
  • Wireless Communication

Researchers working in emerging fields of information theory or on novel applications of information theory are especially encouraged to submit original findings. The submitted work and the published version are limited to 5 pages in the standard IEEE format.

Information about when and where papers can be submitted will be posted on the conference web page. The paper submission deadline is Sunday, January 12, 2020, at 11:59 PM, Eastern Time (New York, USA).

Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Friday, March 27, 2020.

We look forward to your participation in ISIT 2020!

8–11 June 2020 Quantum Information and Probability: from Foundations to Engineering (QIP)

Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden

International conference devoted to quantum foundations, especially information and probability, including foundational questions of quantum engineering, at Linnaeus University in Växjö, June 8-11 , 2020. Arrival June 7, departure June 12, 2020 (the last conference day, June 11, will be the most intensive one, is planned to end at 18.30).

The QIP 2020 Conference is arranged by International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences (ICMM). Quantum information revolution has big foundational impact. We invite all kinds of contributions devoted quantum foundations, especially (but not exclusively) with coupling to quantum information, probability, and measurement theory.

15–19 June 2020 Quantum.Tech


Quantum.Tech Digital Week will be a “first of its kind” virtual event. The world’s first, and largest event bringing together industry, research institutions, government agencies, and investors whose primary goal is to drive forward the commercialisation of Quantum technologies.

The purpose of the Quantum.Tech Digital Week is to continue to drive forward the commercialisation of Quantum applications across industry, and to provide a global, annual meeting place for the Quantum ecosystem during these uncertain times.

Now, more than ever, is the time to pull Quantum out of the research lab, and onto the shop floor. Enterprises need to understand the current status of the Quantum landscape, explore potential applications, and benchmark against competitors in their market.

From June 15th – 19th, across a whole week (and 4 timezones!), you will be able to switch on your device and be in a room with all your Quantum colleagues from around the world.

You’ll be able to listen to inspiring Keynotes, vigorous panel debates, message with each other, ask questions to the world’s leading Quantum experts, learn about the most innovative Quantum start-ups, and set up one-to-one meetings with your colleagues, customers and suppliers.

Until it’s safe to meet face to face, join us for a week long online event with your quantum peers to continue networking, learning and advancing the commercial adoption of Quantum technologies.

Topics Include:

  • Current status of Quantum computing
  • Evaluation of different architectures
  • Machine learning; optimisation; simulation
  • International perspectives and investment
  • Sensing & metrology applications
  • Communications & cryptography, across QKD, PQC and RNG
  • Preparing a Quantum ready organisation

15–18 June 2020 The Tenth International Workshop on Applied Probability (IWAP2020)

Thessaloniki, Greece

IWAP2020 aims to bring together researchers and scientists working in the field of applied probability, sharing equally between methodology, involving also mathematics and statistics, and applications in diverse fields, such as physics, computer science, economics, engineering, biology, chemistry, and social and health sciences. In addition to research presentations, there will be ample networking opportunities throughout the event. Research presenters will be invited to submit for journal publication in a special issue of Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability. The venue of IWAP2020 — Porto Palace Hotel and Conference Center — is located near the harbor of the city, at walking distance from the city center.

28 June–1 July 2020 31st European Symposium on Applied Thermodynamics (ESAT 2020)

Paris, France

ESAT 2020 conference will be the 31st meeting in a series of applied thermodynamics conferences initiated in 1974 by Helmut Knapp.                             

The conference covers new experimental achievements, prediction of thermophysical properties of complex systems, molecular and statistical thermodynamics, molecular modeling and simulation and chemo-informatics, all of this in view of practical applications. The recent efforts in the various fields have resulted in models, methods, tools, insights and data that contribute substantially to industrial research and process/product design and development.

The conference offers unique opportunities to gain a state of the art overview of the various topics and to create new scientific interactions and collaborations. A strong contribution from industry is expected through the IUT workshop. In addition to plenary lectures, oral presentations in parallel sessions and poster sessions, we plan to propose pitches for young researchers, hold a round table discussion focused on a topic central to industry and encourage industrial stands.

29 June–3 July 2020 International Conference on Trends and Perspectives in Linear Statistical Inference (LinStat'2020)

High Tatras, Slovakia

LinStat'2020 is the follow-up of the LinStat series held in Bedlewo, Poland (2008, 2012, 2018), in Tomar, Portugal (2010), in Linkoping, Sweden (2014), and in Istanbul, Turkey (2016).

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together researchers sharing an interest in a variety of aspects of statistics and its applications as well as matrix analysis and its applications to statistics, and offer them a possibility to discuss current developments in these subjects. The conference will mainly focus on a number of topics. The topics that have been selected so far include estimation, prediction and testing in linear models, robustness of relevant statistical methods, estimation of variance components appearing in linear models, generalizations to nonlinear models, design and analysis of experiments, including optimality and comparison of linear experiments, and applications of matrix methods in statistics.

The work of young scientists is highly appreciated. The list of Invited Speakers is opened by the winners of the Young Scientists Awards of Linstat'2018. The Scientific Committee will award the best presentation and best poster. The awarded will be Invited Speakers at the next edition of LinStat.

6–10 July 2020 Molecular Simulation 2020: Present, Past and Future

Erice, Italy

This meeting will bring together old and new friends to discuss the state of the art, methods and current challenges in computer simulations, as well as reflect on the past, present and future of the field. The meeting will enable scientists from different generations to meet in an atmosphere that combines excellence and open discussions and will pave the way for new scientific advances and collaborations.

The conference is a special event on the occasion of Prof Michael Klein’s 80th birthday to highlight the vitality and future perspectives of the field, starting from his numerous important and remarkable contributions to chemistry, biophysics, materials science, and, in particular, computer simulation.

12–17 July 2020 40th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy methods in Science and Engineering

Graz, Austria

As it has for 40 years, the workshop will focus on the applications of Bayesian inference and the maximum entropy principle in regard to problems faced in science and engineering. 

The broadness of this topic is illustrated by presentations held in previous years which include fields such as astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, communications theory, climate studies, earth studies, particle physics, plasma physics robotics and social sciences.

The conference invites contributions on all aspects of probabilistic inference, including novel techniques and applications and work that sheds new light on the foundations of inference.

13–17 July 2020 SigmaPhi2020

Chania, Greece

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, stochastic optimal controletc.

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, nonlinear time-series analysis, novel data analysis tools, extreme events, tipping points, prediction, classification, etc.

Any area include several Sessions dealing with general aspects and applications. 

Workshops: Some workshops will cluster talks dedicated to special applications of statistical physics in physical and non-physical systems and will be organized as parallel events.

Poster Sessions: The Conference will also include some poster sessions.

20–24 July 2020 International Conference on Mathematical Analysis and Applications in Science and Engineering – ICMA2SC'20

Porto, Portugal

The conference aims to bring together researchers in every discipline of applied mathematics, science, engineering, industry, and technology, to discuss the development of new mathematical models, theories, and applications that contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge and practice.

We expect the authors to propose research including topics such as partial and ordinary differential equations, integer and fractional order equations, linear algebra, numerical analysis, operations research, discrete mathematics, optimization, control, probability, computational mathematics, amongst others.

The conference is designed to maximize the involvement of all participants and will present the state-of-the-art research and the latest achievements.

Main topics include:

Ordinary and partial differential equations: theory and applications;

Mathematical modelling involving time fractional ODEs and PDEs;

Integral equations and integral transforms;

Uncertainty quantification in mathematical modelling;

Control theory, optimization and their applications;

Probability, statistics and numerical analysis;

Inverse problems: modelling and simulation;

Computational methods in sciences and engineering;

Fractional dynamic systems and applications;

Fractional signals and systems;

Singularities analysis and integral representations for fractional differential systems;

Special functions related to fractional calculus;

Applications in biological systems and cancer dynamics;

Applications to electrical engineering, electronics, electromagnetism, electrochemistry, finance and economics, fractional earth science, image processing, robotics, automatic control, mechanics, viscoelasticity, thermal engineering;

History of fractional calculus.

6–9 September 2020 Australasian Genomic Technologies Association Conference (AGTA2020)

Novotel Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

The AGTA 2020 themes will encompass the newest and most exciting genome technologies available and their applications across basic, translational and clinical research. Many AGTA members are early adopters of genomic technology and associated computational platforms. ‘Omics approaches are transforming our understanding of multi-cellular organisms and the ways in which we implement genomic technologies into healthcare, agriculture and biotechnology. Long-read and single molecule sequencing involving nanopore, linked reads or spatial mapping are also exciting and rapidly evolving technologies with a range of applications across diverse fields from microbial ecology to clinical diagnostics. Nearly all of these genomics platforms have application for analysis of DNA, RNA and the epigenome. Furthermore, we recognise the potential use of genomic technologies for high-throughput functional screens involving RNAi or CRISPR technologies, as well as its potential to create large scale datasets requiring advanced high performance computing and cloud solutions. We expect AGTA 2020 to attract a diverse audience who will be eager to learn more about new genomic technologies and how these can be applied in their research.

16–19 September 2020 12th International Quantum effects in Biological Systems Workshop

Heraklion, Greece

Quantum biology is emerging as a promising synthesis of quantum science and technology with the complexity of biological systems. Quantum coherent effects in photosynthetic light harvesting and the radical-pair mechanism of biological magnetic sensing, tunneling effects in olfaction, coherent electron transport in biochemical reactions, biomimetic quantum technology for sustainable energy sources are only few of the directions explored by quantum biology.

The 12th QuEBS workshop aims to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers like quantum physicists, biologists, biophysicists and biochemists, physical chemists in order to communicate the latest findings in this exciting new field and promote scientific interactions.

21–24 September 2020 Stochastic Models and Experiments in Ecology and Biology

University of Venice, Venezia, Italy

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.

The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists with different backgrounds (maths, biology, physics and computing, theoreticians along with experimentalists), interested in macroecology, microbial ecology and evolutionary biology, to discuss important and recent research topics in these areas as well as exchange methods and ideas. The style of the conference will purposely be informal so as to encourage discussions.

27 September–1 October 2020 Third International Conference on High Entropy Materials

Berlin, Germany


  • alloy design
  • process development
  • high temperature and radiation
  • metallurgy and phase transformation
  • mechanical properties
  • physical, chemical and functional properties
  • materials characterization
  • simulation and modeling
  • high entropy ceramic, polymer, coating, composites
  • innovative applications

28 September–2 October 2020 17th Discussion Meeting on Thermodynamics of Alloys (TOFA 2020)

Bad Staffelstein, Germany

The 17th Discussion Meeting on Thermodynamics of Alloys (TOFA 2020) will provide an international forum for the worldwide community to meet, present and discuss fundamental and practical aspects of the thermodynamics of alloys.

Following the traditional scheme, TOFA 2020 will be a single-session conference comprised of invited lectures, oral presentations, a high-profile poster session and sufficient time and opportunities for discussions. The conference provides a place where early stage researchers and

experienced colleagues, experimentalists and theoreticians (including people from the CALPHAD community), as well as scientists focusing on fundamental questions and those working on application-related topics come together.

TOFA 2020 will continue the long-established series of biennial discussion meetings on thermodynamics that had started already more than 30 years ago in Vienna. After the preceding TOFA meetings 2016 in Brazil and 2018 in South Korea, the conference comes back to Europe and TOFA 2020 will take place at the Educational Center Kloster Banz near Bad Staffelstein and Bamberg, Germany. The cloister is situated in a remote place above the valley of the river Main. As a well-known educational center, it is an ideal place for conferences with its good infrastructure and relaxing atmosphere. In addition, being situated in the central part of Germany, it is easily accessible from Nuremberg, Munich and Frankfurt airports.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Experimental and theoretical thermodynamics

- New results and techniques

- Computational thermodynamics

- Thermodynamic properties derived from ab initio calculations

- Phase diagrams

- Phase transformations and kinetics, solid state diff usion

- Thermodynamics of low-dimensional systems

(surfaces and interfaces, nanomaterials)

- Thermochemistry of metallurgical processes

- Process simulation using thermodynamics

- Industrial applications of thermodynamics

11–13 October 2020 The 39th Conference “Operation Research – Methods & Applications” In honour of Professor Władysław Bukietyński ORMA 2020

Będlewo, Poland

This conference is under the patronage of Committee on Statistic and Econometrics Polish Academy of Sciences. ORMA2020 creates an opportunity to present experience, innovative solutions and to share the applications of OR in Poland and it is divided into four sections:

  1. Decision Making Support Systems
  2. Behavioural Operations Research
  3. IT Aspects of Operations Research
  4. Practical Issues – Case Studies

19–23 October 2020 Conference on Complex Systems (CCS)

Mallorca, Spain

Complexity, understood as the emergence of new macro properties from the interactions of basic components, is a pervasive characteristic in natural, artificial and social systems. The Conference on Complex Systems (CCS) is the biggest and most important annual meeting of the international complex systems community. It comes under the auspices of the Complex Systems Society. This edition, after successful events in Singapore , Thessaloniki (Greece) , Cancun (Mexico) and Amsterdam (Netherlands), will take place in the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Spain, organized by IFISC (CSIC-UIB).

24–27 October 2020 The International Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications (ISITA)

Kapolei, Hawai'i, USA

The International Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications (ISITA) is a leading conference on information theory. ISITA is a forum for interdisciplinary interaction, gathering leading researchers to discuss topics of common interest in the field of information theory. In 2020, ISITA marks the 30th anniversary of the first symposium.  It is also the return of the symposium to Hawai'i, where ISITA was first held in 1990, as well as in 2000 and 2012.

ISITA 2020 creates a setting for international exchange with the aloha spirit, to provide a place for individuals, especially students, to know the joy of research, and to share new results in information theory and its applications with the world.

The venue for ISITA2020 is Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Kapolei, Hawai'i on the island of Oahu. Aulani is a family-friendly hotel and resort which features numerous included amenities, such as a variety of swimming pools, slides and streams; the kids club Aunty's Beach House and 'ukulele lessons. Located on the scenic Ko Olina Beach, Aulani has easy access to kayaking, paddleboarding and snorkeling. The traditions of Hawai'i are celebrated with fireside storytelling, the luau and Hawaiian art and design throughout the resort. Aulani is 20 miles from Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

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