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30 June–5 July 2019 39th Workshop on Bayesian Methods and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering

Garching/Munich, Germany

Main topics of the workshop are the application of Bayesian inference and the maximum entropy principle to inverse problems in science, machine learning, information theory and engineering. Inverse and uncertainty quantification (UQ) problems arise from a large variety of applications, such as earth science, astrophysics, material and plasma science, imaging in geophysics and medicine, nondestructive testing, density estimation, remote sensing, Gaussian process (GP) regression, optimal experimental design, data assimilation and data mining.


20–22 April 2019 2019 8th International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology

Nice, France

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.

Keynote Speakers:
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


21–24 May 2019 Joint European Thermodynamics Conference (JETC 2019)

Barcelona, Spain

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.

The scope of the conference is rather broad and covers methods and concepts of equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics in all branches of physics, engineering, sciences and humanities.

For those interested in attending and presenting contributions please visit the ‘Registration form’ and ‘Abstract submission’ pages.


22 May–1 June 2019 Quantum 2019: From Foundations of Quantum Mechanics to Quantum Information and Quantum Metrology & Sensing

Turin, Italy

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.


18–21 June 2019 2nd Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry Conference (2nd JTACC+V4 2019)

Budapest, Hungary

In 2019 the journal JTAC is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Join and celebrate with us in Budapest.


The Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (JTAC) launched a new thermoanalytical conference series in 2017 which is coming to its upcoming episode next June.

The conference is aimed to be an international forum for presenting the latest results on the theory, methodology and applications of thermal analysis and calorimetry through plenary, invited and contributed lectures and posters.

The rock stars of this field will of course be with us and you will have a chance to meet:

  • Omid Mahian, Center for Advanced Technologies, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran
  • Wei-Ping Pan, Western Kentucky University, USA
  • György Pokol, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Jaroslav Sestak, New Technology - Research Centre, West Bohemian University, Czech Republic
  • Judit Simon, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • Joan Josep Sunol, Department of Physics, Universitat de Girona, Spain
  • and many others.

The event will take place at a newly rewamped 4-star wellness hotel on the River Danube: Danubius Hotel Helia a fully equipped conference hotel with all the facilities to host top quality professional events. If you’d like to unwind after scientific presentations, our wellness centre is the perfect spot.

We are extremely excited about this scientific birthday party! Make sure you book your place early on so you don’t miss this the conference.


2–6 September 2019 27th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2019

Coruña, Spain

EUSIPCO is the flagship conference of EURASIP and offers a comprehensive technical program addressing all the latest developments in research and technology for signal processing. EUSIPCO 2019 will feature world-class speakers, oral and poster sessions, plenaries, exhibitions, demonstrations, tutorials, and satellite workshops, and is expected to attract many leading researchers and industry figures from all over the world.

We invite the submission of original, unpublished technical papers on topics including but not limited to:

  • Audio and acoustic signal processing
  • Speech and language processing
  • Image and video processing
  • Multimedia signal processing
  • Signal processing theory and methods
  • Sensor array and multichannel signal processing
  • Signal processing for communications
  • Radar and sonar signal processing
  • Signal processing over graphs and networks
  • Nonlinear signal processing
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Compressed sensing and sparse modelling
  • Optimization methods
  • Machine learning
  • Bio-medical image and signal processing
  • Signal processing for computer vision and robotics
  • Computational imaging/ Spectral imaging
  • Information forensics and security
  • Signal processing for power systems
  • Signal processing for education
  • Bioinformatics and genomics
  • Signal processing for big data
  • Signal processing for the internet of things
  • Design/implementation of signal processing systems


3–6 December 2018 1st international workshop on Machine Learning for EEG Signal Processing (MLESP 2018)

Madrid, Spain


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
  • Neurofeedback
  • Biometrics with EEG data
  • Related applications

Important Dates:
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


25–29 November 2018 2018 IEEE Information Theory Workshop

Guangzhou, China

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.


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:

The deadline for submissions has been extended to August 31th. There is no conference fee. Further information about the Conference will be updated in the website.
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

Best regards,
The Organizing Committee of VIII CQF


9–11 October 2018 Physics and Ecology: Challenges at the Frontier—The XXXIV Scientific Meetings in the Mediterranean

Menorca, Spain

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 [email protected].


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.

Invited speakers:

  • 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)


17–21 September 2018 DICE2018 "Spacetime - Matter - Quantum Mechanics"

Castiglioncello, Italy

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.

We hope that the meeting finds your interest and look forward to meet you, your friends, or collaborators in Castiglioncello in September. Since attendance is limited, early registration (see homepage) is strongly encouraged.


5–7 September 2018 Quantum Technology International Conference 2018

Paris, France

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


25–31 July 2018 New Trends in Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics: Classical and Quantum Systems

Erice, Italy

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.


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.

Vojkan Jaksic
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee

Robert Seiringer, Chair
President of the International Association of Mathematical Physics, and Chair of the International Scientific Committee


17–18 July 2018 CNS*2018 Workshop on Methods of Information Theory in Computational Neuroscience

Seattle, WA, USA

Methods originally developed in Information Theory have found wide applicability in computational neuroscience. Beyond these original methods there is a need to develop novel tools and approaches that are driven by problems arising in neuroscience.
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.


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:


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

Gothenburg, Sweden

The anniversary 40th Stochastic Processes and their Applications SPA-2018 conference will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden from Monday 11th to Friday 15th of June 2018. The SPA Conferences are organised under patronage of the Bernoulli Society and can justifiably be regarded as the most important international scientific meeting on the theory and applications of stochastic processes.

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


17–19 May 2018 Second Workshop on Information Theory and the Earth Sciences

IHCantabria, Santander, Spain

The goals of this workshop are to promote the innovative use of Information Theoretic concepts in the service of discovery, modelling and decision-making in the Earth and Environmental Sciences and, through high level presentations and open discussion, to inspire evolutionary advances in the theories of modelling, learning, inference, and diagnostic evaluation.
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)?
The workshop is a continuation of the 2016 Workshop called “Information Theory and the Earth Sciences” held at the Schneefernerhaus, Germany, however participation in that previous workshop is not necessary, given that the objective of this follow-on workshop is to foster and develop continued growth and participation in the field.


14–16 May 2018 From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry

Barcelona, Spain

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.


5–7 April 2018 International workshop “Stochastic Modeling in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology”

Venice, 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. 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.


12–16 March 2018 Quantum Many-Body Systems Far From Equilibrium: Quench dynamics, thermalisation, and many-body localisation

Stellenbosch, South Africa

Recent progress in manipulating cold atoms and ions has brought the study of non-equilibrium behavior of isolated quantum systems into the focus of research. This has given rise to the development of novel theoretical concepts and numerical tools, but also led to a renewed interest in foundational questions. Important recent developments, like quench protocols, thermalisation in isolated quantum systems, as well as absence of thermalisation due to many-body localisation, will be in the focus of this workshop. We aim to bring together researchers from a variety of fields related to this topic, including quantum information, statistical physics, mathematical physics, cold atoms and condensed matter physics. The workshop schedule consists of several 45min talks per day, but leaves ample time for discussions.


11–14 December 2017 14th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Dynamical Systems Theory and Applications


The leading purpose of the Fourteenth International Conference "Dynamical Systems – Theory and Applications" is to confirm the continuous development as well as to strengthen the scientific recognition of the presented papers. Every two years, the DSTA Conference propagates some functional theoretical and practical applications in the wide range of popular branches of science. Our experience and observations allow us to suppose that also this year's meeting will be an unforgettable event staying in the memory of all participants for a long time.


11–13 December 2017 The 2nd International Biannual Symposium on "Complexity, Criticality & Computation" (C³ 2017)

Sydney, Australia

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.


7–9 November 2017 3rd conference on Geometric Science of Information (GSI2017)

Paris, France

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


26–28 October 2017 EmQM17 -- Towards Ontology of Quantum Mechanics and the Conscious Agent David Bohm Centennial Symposium

London, UK

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.


18–20 September 2017 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Small Systems

Rome, Italy

A challenging frontier in statistical physics concerns systems with a small number N of degrees of freedom, far from the thermodynamic limit: such an interest is motivated by the recent increase of resolution in the observation and in the manipulation of the micro-nano world. The peculiar feature of small systems is the relevance of fluctuations, which cannot be neglected. The study of fluctuations of thermodynamic quantities, such as energy or entropy, goes back to Einstein, Onsager and Kubo: more recently it has taken an acceleration with the establishing of new results in response theory and in the so-called stochastic thermodynamics. Such a turning point has received a great impulse from the study of systems which are far from thermodynamic equilibrium. Applications of the thermodynamics and statistical mechanics of small systems range from molecular biology to micromechanics, including, among others, models of nanotransport, of Brownian motors and of (living or artificial) self-propelled organisms.


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.


10–13 July 2017 International Work Conference on Bioinspired Intelligence

Funchal, Madeira Island

Many specifics of the bioinspired intelligence are not well addressed by the conventional models currently used in the field of artificial intelligence. The purpose of the work conference is to present and discuss novel ideas, work and results related to alternative techniques for bioinspired approaches, which depart from mainstream procedures. This conference is co-located with IoTGC and ES2DE and participant can follow all the conferences.


10–14 July 2017 SigmaPhi2017 - International Conference on Statistical Physics

Corfu, 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, 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.


9–14 July 2017 37th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2017)

Jarinu/SP, Brazil

For over 35 years, the MaxEnt workshops have explored the use of Bayesian and Maximum Entropy methods in scientific and engineering applications. The workshop invites contributions on all aspects of probabilistic inference, including novel techniques and applications, and work that sheds new light on the foundations of inference. In previous workshops, areas of application have included astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, communications theory, cosmology, climate studies, earth science, fluid mechanics, genetics, geophysics, machine learning, material science, medical imaging, nanoscience, source separation, thermodynamics (equilibrium and non-equilibrium), particle physics, plasma physics, quantum mechanics, robotics and social sciences. Bayesian computational techniques such as Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling have been regular topics, as are approximate inferential methods. Foundational issues involving probability theory and information theory, and the novel application of inference to illuminate the foundations of physical theories, have also been of keen interest.


12–16 June 2017 The International Society for Information Studies Summit 2017

Gothenburg, Sweden

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)

Växjö, Sweden

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.


21–25 May 2017 14th Joint European Thermodynamics Conference (JETC2017)

Budapest, Hungary

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.


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.


22–24 March 2017 JEEP 2017: 43rd Conference on Phase Equilibria

Barcelona, Spain

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya will have the honor of receiving the baton from the Université Paris Decartes to become an excellent place where researchers from academy and industry will put together their common interests. Topics from chemistry, pharmaceutics, materials science and engineering, physics and environment will be discussed close to the beautiful Barcelona seafront.


13–17 March 2017 Fifth Quantum Thermodynamics Conference (QTD5)

Oxford, UK

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.


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
Quantum Correlations
Geometrical Methods Applied to Quantum Theory
Violation of Bell Inequalities
Quantum Probabilities
Decoherence and Classical Limit
Quantum Computing
Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Contextuality
Quantum Indistinguishability
Quantum Logic
Algebraic Methods in Quantum Theory
Hidden Variable Theories
Non-linear Methods Applied to Quantum Theory
Foundations of Relativistic Quantum Mechanics


10–15 July 2016 Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering

Ghent, Belgium

For over 35 years, the MaxEnt workshops have explored the use of Bayesian and Maximum Entropy methods in scientific and engineering applications. The workshop invites contributions on all aspects of probabilistic inference, including novel techniques and applications, and work that sheds new light on the foundations of inference. In previous workshops, areas of application have included astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, communications theory, cosmology, climate studies, earth science, fluid mechanics, genetics, geophysics, machine learning, material science, medical imaging, nanoscience, source separation, thermodynamics (equilibrium and non-equilibrium), particle physics, plasma physics, quantum mechanics, robotics and social sciences. Bayesian computational techniques such as Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling have been regular topics, as are approximate inferential methods. Foundational issues involving probability theory and information theory, and the novel application of inference to illuminate the foundations of physical theories, have also been of keen interest.


6–10 June 2016 XXV Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics

Barcelona, Spain

The title of this forthcoming edition of the Sitges Conference will be "Nonequilibrium phenomena in confined systems". The Conference will take place in Barcelona from the 6th until the 10th of June 2016. We will have the participation of prominent researchers in the areas of physics, chemistry and biology working on confined systems in topics like: Diffusion and entropic transport in confined systems; Ion and polymer translocation; Phase transitions and chemical reactions in confined media; Forces induced by fluctuations in confined systems and Casimir effect; Confined active mater; Macromolecular crowding; Energy conversion in confinement.


1–2 April 2016 Information-Theoretic Methods of Inference

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.


28–30 October 2015 GSI 2015: Geometric Science of Information

Ecole Polytechnique, Paris-Saclay, France

As for GSI’13, the objective of this SEE Conference GSI’15, hosted by Ecole Polytechnique, 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 for deliberating emerging areas of collaborative research on “Information Geometry Manifolds and Their Advanced Applications”.


12–16 October 2015 Conference on Spatial Information Theory

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

COSIT was established in 1993, and aims to bring together scientists from different disciplines for an intensive exchange of research and ideas. The conference is a single-track meeting that focuses on recent, innovative and significant contributions in the domain of spatial information theory. COSIT 2015 will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.


19–24 July 2015 MaxEnt 2015

New York, USA

For 35 years the MaxEnt workshops have explored the use of Bayesian and Maximum Entropy methods in scientific and engineering applications. All aspects of probabilistic inference such as Techniques, Applications, and Foundations, are of interest. With the rapid growth of computing power, computational techniques such as Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling are of great interest, as are approximate inferential methods. Application areas include, but are not limited to: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Genetics, Geophysics, Medical Imaging, Material Science, Nanoscience, Source Separation, Particle Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Plasma Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science, Climate Studies, Engineering and Robotics. Foundational issues involving probability theory and information theory, and inference and inquiry are also of keen interest as there are yet many open questions.


13–17 July 2015 Thermodynamics and Nonlinear Dynamics in the Information age

Telluride Intermediate School, CO, USA

This conference aims at an exchange of ideas from researchers in Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences, Quantum Information and Quantum Technologies, Statistical Mechanics, Optimal Control Theory, and Nonlinear Dynamics.


14–19 June 2015 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory

Hong Kong

For more information please refer to the website.


20–22 May 2015 JETC 2015 13th Joint European Thermodynamics Conference

Nancy, France

For more information please refer to the website.


18–19 May 2015 Constructal Law & Second Law Conference 2015

Parma, Italy

The Constructal Law governs the phenomena of design and evolution in nature. The conference explores the unifying power of the Constructal Law and its applications in all the domains of design generation and evolution, from biology and geophysics to social organization, energy sustainability and security. The conference also covers the Second Law, and how the Constructal Law fits in thermodynamics. The Constructal Law and the Second Law are self-standing as first principles. Together, they empower science much more than the Second Law alone.


27–30 April 2015 7th International Exergy, Energy and Environment Symposium

Valenciennes, France

The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers from all countries, disciplines and applications of energy, exergy and environment and to promote the exchange of new ideas and techniques in the energy conversion and conservation in order to reach a best "energetic efficiency".


8–10 April 2015 NIMBioS Investigative Workshop Information and Entropy

NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Information theory and entropy methods are becoming powerful tools in biology, from the level of individual cells, to whole ecosystems, to experimental design, model-building, and the measurement of biodiversity. The aim of this investigative workshop is to synthesize different ways of applying these concepts to help systematize and unify work in biological systems.


23–27 February 2015 Workshop on Quantum Information and Thermodynamics

São Paulo, Brazil

The application of informational theoretic tools to the field had contribute a lot in order to increase our understand of the very basis of the theory, leading us to the extension of its laws to the quantum domain. How the macroscopic laws of thermodynamics emerge from the reversible quantum (and classical) dynamics? How to understand the thermalisation of a closed quantum systems? What are the relations between information, thermodynamics and quantum mechanics? How to investigate experimentally the thermodynamical behaviour of small quantum systems?


10 August–15 July 2014 The 15th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-15)

Kyoto, Japan

The 15th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-15) will be held on August 10-15, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. IHTC-15 is focused upon its important mission to foster international cooperation and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information. To pursue these aims, we invite forward-looking scientists, engineers, and researchers from all over the world.


7–12 July 2014 International Conference on Statistical Physics

Rhodes, Greece

The Conference is organized in the following three Areas to cover all the Topics of Statistical Physics.


6–11 July 2014 The 8th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference

Vienna, Austria

ENOC encompasses many diverse topics ranging from dynamical systems theory to different engineering applications, and collects scholars from theoretical and applied mechanics as well as from applied mathematics and physics, within an actually cross-disciplinary framework.


1 July 2014 2014 – 6th Ludwig Boltzmann Symposium Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

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.


29 June–4 July 2014 Entropy Methods, PDEs, Functional Inequalities, and Applications

Vancouver, Canada

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

Nottingham, UK

Quantum Roundabout is a student conference focused on the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, to be held between the 29th of June and the 3rd of July of 2014 at the School of Mathematical Sciences of The University of Nottingham. This event intends to bring together young researchers, working at the crossroad between applied mathematics and theoretical physics, into an enriching scientific interaction.


23–25 June 2014 International Conference on Fractional Differentiation and its Applications

Catania, Italy

The scope of the conference is to present the state of the art on fractional systems, both on theoretical and application aspects. The growing research and development on fractional calculus in the areas of mathematics, physics and engineering, both from university and industry, motivates this international event gathering and unifying the whole community.


22–26 June 2014 The Sixth International Conference on Evolving Internet INTERNET 2014

Seville, Spain

Tracks/ Topics:

- 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


28–31 May 2014 8th Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations

Trento, Italy

The European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO) aims at fostering interdisciplinary discussions among physicists, engineers, physiologists and clinicians about physiological states and transitions, regulatory mechanisms and clinical implications of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular oscillations in all their forms. The ESGCO meeting takes places every two years, and the 2014 meeting in Trento will follow the successful editions of 2010 in Berlin (Germany) and  2012 in Kazimierz Dolny (Poland).


19–21 May 2014 CSNDD 2014 - International Conference on Structural Nonlinear Dynamics and Diagnosis

Agadir, Morocco

The International Conference on Structural Nonlinear Dynamics and Diagnosis will be held in Agadir, Morocco, May 19-21, 2014. The conference will provide a forum where scientists from different branches of applied mechanics and mathematics working in nonlinear dynamics and structural systems can meet to share ideas and findings of their research on methods and applications. The meeting is also a forum to discuss the latest achievements, to exchange experience in theoretical, numerical and experimental techniques for solving problems in structural linear and nonlinear dynamics, diagnosis and control.


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
  • Metabolomics
  • Clinical Applications of HPLC
  • Food Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis


8–10 April 2014 MECO 39

Coventry University, England

The conference is the 39th in a series of meetings of scientists working in the domain of Statistical Mechanics and Condensed Matter Physics.


10–14 March 2014 12th Brazilian Meeting on Bayesian Statistics

Atibaia, Brazil

The Brazilian Meeting on Bayesian Statistics (EBEB) is in its twelfth edition. This series of meetings aims at strengthening the research on Bayesian methods and widening their application. It also provides an environment where Brazilian and international researchers collaborate, present their most recent developments and discuss on open problems. EBEB also allows graduate students to make contacts with experienced researchers. This year's meeting has a particular focus on discussing recent developments in the many viewpoints of Bayesian statistics, such as computational, theoretical, methodological and applied views.


3–7 March 2014 APS March Meeting

Denver, USA

for more information please have a look at the website.


16–20 February 2014 2014 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition

San Diego, CA, USA

The TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition brings together more than 4,000 business leaders, engineers, scientists and other professionals in the materials field for an outstanding exchange of technical knowledge leading to solutions in the workplace and in society. Please contact TMS at [email protected] with questions.


1 January–31 December 2014 The Info-Metrics Annual Prize in Memory of Halbert L. White, Jr.

The Info-Metrics Institute

The Info-Metrics Institute is pleased to announce the creation of the Halbert L. White, Jr. prize in memory of one of the Institute’s founding Board members who passed away on March 31, 2012.


13–16 October 2013 The 2013 IEEE SMC

Manchester, UK

The 2013 IEEE SMC will be held in Manchester, in the heart of England. This city offers a unique combination of both historical and modern aspects of British culture. The conference venue is located in downtown Manchester, near the railway station and business district. The 2013 IEEE SMC provides an international forum for both researchers and practitioners to report their latest innovations, summarize state-of-the-art in the field, as well as exchange ideas, results, and visions in all fields of systems engineering, cybernetics, and human-machine systems. Organized according to those three principal SMC areas, the conference calls for papers on the technical topics listed below. Contributions ranging from theoretical results to practical or industrial applications are strongly encouraged.


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.


30 August–3 September 2013 The International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB)

Copenhagen, Denmark

The International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB) is the main event for the systems biology community. The 14th International Conference on Systems Biology continues an annual series of conferences launched by the International Society of Systems Biology (ISSB) in Tokyo in 2000. It attracts scientists from all over the world. The conference brings together interdisciplinary researchers in order to advance biomedical research, health care, and drug development. 


17–18 August 2013 ICCRC 2013

Malé, Maldives

ICCRC is the main annual research conference aimed at presenting current research being carried out. Currently ICCRC 2013 will be held on 17 to 18 August 2013 in Male, Maldives. The idea of the conference is for the scientists, scholars, engineers and students from the Universities all around the world and the industry to present ongoing research activities, and hence to foster research relations between the Universities and the industry.
ICCRC 2013 is sponsored by International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology,and technical co-sponsored by IJOEE and JOACE Journal.


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.


22–29 June 2013 5th Warsaw School of Statistical Physics

Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

We are happy to announce the fifth session of the Warsaw School of Statistical Physics which will be held from June 22 to June 29, 2013 in the picturesque town of Kazimierz on the Vistula river.
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.


16–20 June 2013 Eighth World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (ExHFT-8)

Lisbon, Portugal

The World Conferences on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics have been taking place since 1988. Following successful conferences in Dubrovnik (1988, 1991), Honolulu (1993), Brussels (1997), Thessaloniki (2001), Matsushima (2005) and Krakow (2009), the Eighth World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (ExHFT-8) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 16 to 20 June, 2013.

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.


15–17 April 2013 Photo-initiated Quantum Molecular Dynamics

Nottingham, UK

Photochemistry and molecular photophysics have been highly active fields of research for more than half a century; however, during the last two decades synergistic advances in experimental technology and computational methodology have led to a renewed interest in understanding photochemistry and photophysics at the quantum level - photo-initiated quantum molecular dynamics. One of the grand challenges for the 21st century is to develop such a detailed understanding of energy flow in molecules, following the absorption of a photon, that we can begin to develop the knowledge and tools to control photochemistry.


9–14 February 2013 2014 Information Theory and Applications Workshop

San Diego, CA, USA

Monday and Tuesday will focus on information theory and communications, while Thursday and Friday will center on networking, computer science, machine learning, bioinformatics, signal processing, neuro science, and related disciplines. Several expository presentations will cover different aspects of neuro science and brain mapping.


17–20 December 2012 IMA 2012: 9th IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Signal

Birmingham, UK

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.


23–27 July 2012 2012 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop - Working with Exoplanet Light Curves

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.


15–20 July 2012 MaxEnt 2012: 32nd International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering

Munich, Germany

Traditional topics of the workshop are the application of the maximum entropy principle and Bayesian methods for statistical inference to diverse areas of scientific research. Practical numerical algorithms and principles for solving ill-posed inverse problems, image reconstruction and model building are emphasised. The workshop also addresses common foundations for statistical physics, statistical inference, and information theory.


2–6 July 2012 Natural/Unconventional Computing and Its Philosophical Significance

Birmingham, UK

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.


28 June 2012 WOSIS 2012: International Workshop on Security in Information Systems

Wrocław, Poland

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.


11–14 June 2012 Quantum Theory: Reconsideration of Foundations - 6

Växjö, Sweden

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.


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
This Conference will bring together Astrophysicists, Particle Physicists, Photon Scientists and Statisticians to present the current state of the art and examine options for the future.


4–6 November 2011 2011 IEEE International Conference on Information Theory and Information Security

Hangzhou, China

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


1–3 September 2011 Thermodynamics 2011

Athens, Greece

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


20 June–2 July 2011 Summer School of Thermodynamics

Rome, Italy

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.


17–20 October 2010 The International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications

Taichung, Taiwan

The International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications (ISITA), one of the major conferences in the information theory community, was founded in 1990 and has since been held every two years.


20–23 August 2010 FIS 2010 - Fourth International Conference on the Foundations of Information Science

Beijing, China

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.


2–6 August 2010 Information Geometry and its Applications

Leipzig, Germany

The third conference on Information Geometry and its Applications will be held on August 2-6, 2010, at the University of Leipzig in Germany. It is organized by the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, the Centro \"Vito Volterra\" of the University of Rome \"Tor Vergata\", the Mathematical Science Program at RIKEN, Japan, and the Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.


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.


4–9 July 2010 30th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximun Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering

Chamonix, France

For 30 years the MaxEnt workshops have explored the use of Bayesian and Maximum Entropy methods in scientific and engineering applications. All aspects of probabilistic inference, such as techniques, applications and foundations, are of interest. The workshop includes a one-day tutorial session, state-of-the-art lectures, invited papers, contributed papers and poster presentations. Selected papers by the program committee will be edited and published in a book.


14–17 June 2010 23rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation & Environmental Impact Of Energy Systems (ECOS2010)

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


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.


9–11 May 2010 103rd Statistical Mechanics Conference

Rutgers, The State University of OF New Jersey, USA

The theme of this meeting will be: Statistical Mechanics: From Nanomaterials to Social Structures. Here is a tentative partial list of speakers: Mark Alber, Phil Anderson, Eva Andrei, Eli Ben-Naim, Nihat Berker, Leonid Bunimovich, Curtis Callan, Roberto Car, Paul Chaikin, Arup Chakraborty, Lincoln Chayes, Bernard Chazelle, Eugene Chudnovsky, Pablo Debenedetti, Robert Ecke, Fereydoon Family, Jerry Gollub, Duncan Haldane, Tom Kennedy, Michael Kiessling, Robert Kohn, Paul Krapivsky, Herbert Levine, Mike Lipkin, Jon Machta, John Marko, David Nelson, Charles Newman, Michele Parinello, David Pine, Karen Rabe, James Sethna, Eugene Shakhnovich, David Vanderbilt, Victor Yakovenko and David Weitz.


13–15 April 2010 The fifth Conference on the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography

University of Leeds

Quantum computation, quantum communication, and quantum cryptography are subfields of quantum information processing, an interdisciplinary field of information science and quantum mechanics. TQC 2010 focuses on theoretical aspects of these subfields. The objective of the conference is to bring together researchers so that they can interact with each other and share problems and recent discoveries. The conference will be held from April 13-15, 2010, at the University of Leeds. It will consist of invited talks, contributed talks, and a poster session.


6–8 January 2010 ITW 2010

Cairo, Egypt

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.


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?"


11–16 October 2009 ITW 2009, Taormina

Taormina, Italy

The 2009 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW 2009) will take place in Taormina, Sicily, Italy.


28 June–3 July 2009 ISIT 2009

Seoul, Korea

The 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory will be held at COEX (Convention & Exhibition) in Seoul, Korea.


22–24 June 2009 JETC 10: Joint European Thermodynamics Conference

Copenhagen, Denmark

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.


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.


10–12 June 2009 ITW 2009: IEEE Information Theory Workshop on Networking and Information Theory

Volos, Greece

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.


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