Special Issues

Entropy runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Integrated Cooling, Heating and Power Systems
edited by Jiangjiang Wang and Noam Lior
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4339
Keywords: Integrated energy system; Combined cooling; heating; and power system; System optimization; System integration; Energy management strategy; Energy plan; Thermodynamic analysis; Economic analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Information Theory in Computational Biology submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2706
Keywords: bioinformatics; biological networks; computational biology; gene expression and transcriptomics; heterogeneous data; human health; information theory; machine learning; omics; systems biology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Information Theory, Probability and Statistics)
Information Theory, Data Assimilation and Stochastics for Multiscale Nonlinear Systems
edited by , and Evelyn Lunasin
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2862
Keywords: complex multiscale nonlinear stochastic dynamical systems; ; uncertainty quantification; ; data assimilation; ; reduced-order models; ; parameterization; ; extreme events; ; Bayesian statistics; ; machine learning; ; theoretic analysis.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Information Theory, Probability and Statistics)
Statistical Methods for Medicine and Health Sciences
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4052
Keywords: Data analysis; Statistical methods; Statistical reporting; Data presentation; Epidemiology; Public health; Clinical research; Health care; Methodology; Publications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Computational and Statistical Physics Approaches for Complex Systems and Social Phenomena II
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1369
(This special issue belongs to the Section Statistical Physics)
Recent Advances of Entropy in Nanofluid Engineering
edited by and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 3373
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Entropy Algorithms Using Deep Learning for Signal Processing
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1111
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Formal Analysis of Deep Artificial Neural Networks submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 356
Keywords: ANN architectures and learning in approximation and complexity theories; Cost functions and constraints in information-theoretic learning algorithms for ANNs; Complexity of deep; recurrent; or quantum ANN learning; Information-theoretic principles for sampling and feature extraction; Analysis of learning based on information-theoretic methods (e.g.; information bottleneck approach) in deep; recurrent; or quantum ANNs; Applications of ANNs based on information-theoretic principles or quantum computing; Theoretical advances in quantum ANNs
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Entropy and Its Applications across Disciplines III submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1713
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Multiscale Entropy Approaches and Their Applications III submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 806
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 236
Keywords: entropy in non-equilibrium; irreversible thermodynamics; materials under extreme conditions; information entropy; microscopic and mesoscopic theory of non-equilibrium
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Information Theory and Uncertainty Analysis in Industrial and Service Systems
edited by Irad E. Ben-Gal, Parteek Kumar Bhatia and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 330
Keywords: information theory; uncertainty analysis; analytic systems; artificial intelligence; agent-based systems; machine learning; decision-making; stochastic optimization; probabilistic control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Statistical Signal Processing, Detection and Estimation: Dealing with the Data Deluge
edited by Todd K. Moon, and Rodrigo de Lamare
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1655
(This special issue belongs to the Section Signal and Data Analysis)
Types of Entropies and Divergences with Their Applications
edited by Nicusor Minculete and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3434
Keywords: Shannon entropy; Ré nyi entropy; generalized entropies; Tsallis divergence; Ré nyi divergence; Kullback– Leibler divergence; Jeffreys– Tsallis divergence; Jensen– Shannon– Tsallis divergence; Csiszá r f-divergence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Quantum Information in Quantum Gravity
edited by Charis Anastopoulos and Ntina Savvidou
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2966
Keywords: quantum gravity; entanglement; superpositions; decoherence; quantum cosmology; quantum information; black holes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Quantum Information)
Free Energy and Entropy Changes: From Molecular Dynamics Simulations to the Developing Theories of Small Systems
edited by Alessandro Sarracino, and Maciej Maciejczyk
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1667
Keywords: ensembles; free energy; work; mesoscopic systems; foundations; protein stretching; stochastic thermodynamics; absolute irreversibility; virial; non-equilibrium
(This special issue belongs to the Section Non-equilibrium Phenomena)
Heat-Powered Systems
edited by and
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 287
Keywords: heat engines; combined cycles; heat transfer; entropy generation; second law analysis; energy recovery
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Computational Imaging and Image Encryption with Entropy
edited by Xiaowei Li, Jian-Zhong Li and Yu Zhao
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2746
(This special issue belongs to the Section Complexity)
Quantum Regularization of Singular Black Hole Solutions
edited by
submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3427
Keywords: Manifest covariance; Hamiltonian theory of GR; Covariant quantum gravity; Quantum-modified Einstein field equation; Cosmological constant
(This special issue belongs to the Section Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Black Holes)
Application of Information Theory to Compact Astrophysical Objects
edited by Ilona Bednarek and Jacek Syska
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 265
(This special issue belongs to the Section Astrophysics, Cosmology, and Black Holes)
Current Trends in Quantum Phase Transitions
edited by Miguel A. Bastarrachea-Magnani
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3311
Keywords: Quantum phase transitions; Excited-state quantum phase transitions; Dynamical phase transitions; Critical phenomena; Nonequilibrium processes; Phase diagrams; Finite-size effects
(This special issue belongs to the Section Quantum Information)
Thermodynamics and Self-Organization in Living Systems
edited by
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 340
Keywords: thermodynamic analysis; bioenergetics; self-organization; thermodynamic coupling; thermodynamic buffering
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Phase Transition and Heat-Mass Transfer of Gas Hydrate in Sediment
edited by and
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2072
Keywords: natural gas hydrate; thermodynamics of gas hydrates; phase transition mechansm; heat and mass transfer; multiphase seepage in gas hydrate-bearing sediment; thermal-hydraulic-mechanical (THM) coupling process
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Machine Learning Ecosystems: Opportunities and Threats
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4205
Keywords: machine learning accountability; interpretability; fairness; privacy; data products; data governance; data-driven transformation; data-driven organizations
(This special issue belongs to the Section Complexity)
Zimányi School: Hydrodynamics and Thermodynamics in High Energy Particle and Nuclear Physics
edited by , László P. Csernai, , Fu-Hu Liu and Gabor Kasza
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 4828
Keywords: Hydrodynamics in high energy heavy ion; proton-ion and proton-proton collisions; Bose– Einstein correlations; Femtoscopy; Forward (small-x) processes in particle physics; Statistics in high energy heavy ion physics; Multiparticle production and collective phenomena; Properties of chemical and kinetic freeze-outs; Recent news and results from EIC; FAIR; J-PARC; LHC; NICA and RHIC
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Spatiotemporal Prediction and Simulation Methods at the Nexus of Statistical Physics, Spatial Statistics and Machine Learning submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1137
Keywords: complex space– time processes; non-gaussian; nonlinear dependence; big space– time data; statistical learning; deep learning neural networks; geostatistics; space– time correlations; applications of statistical physics to space-time prediction; climate change; entropy-based methods of causality analysis; space– time connectivity of complex systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Statistical Physics)
Entropy in Computational Fluid Dynamics III
edited by and
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4439
Keywords: Entropy and turbulent flows; Entropy generation in heat/mass transfer processes; Entropy generation in multiphase flows; Modeling and calculation of the entropy generation with high accuracy; Optimization with the second law of thermodynamics; Skin friction reduction and heat transfer enhancement; Optimization of gas turbines with the second law of thermodynamics; Entropy generation in biological and physiological flows; Entropy generation in nano- and micro-fluid flows; Entropy generation and transportation of aerosol particles
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Applications of Information Theory in Statistics
edited by
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3556
Keywords: estimation and testing; information theory; statistics; applications; Fisher information
(This special issue belongs to the Section Information Theory, Probability and Statistics)
Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions
edited by Carlos E. Fiore and Silvio C. Ferreira
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1707
Keywords: Nonequilibrium phase transitions; Absorbing-state phase transitions; Disordered systems; Spreading of COVID-19 pandemics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Non-equilibrium Phenomena)
Quantum Information and Quantum Simulation
edited by
submission deadline 21 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 367
(This special issue belongs to the Section Quantum Information)
Theoretical Physics and Quantum Information
edited by
submission deadline 21 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 96
Keywords: quantum information; theoretical physics; quantum entropy; quantum computing; quantum machine learning; black hole physics; quantum error correction; quantum decoherence
(This special issue belongs to the Section Quantum Information)
Thermal Analysis of Materials submission deadline 21 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3002
Keywords: temperature; polymer; material sample; material properties; thermal
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Vapor–Liquid Equilibrium and Chemical Thermodynamics submission deadline 22 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 376
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Networks and Systems in Bioinformatics
edited by
submission deadline 24 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4063
Keywords: bioinformatics; biological networks; systems biology; network modelling; complex systems; dynamic systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Entropy and Biology)
Distance in Information and Statistical Physics III
edited by
submission deadline 25 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3846
Keywords: relative entropies; Kullback– Leibler divergence; Jensen– Shannon divergence; f-divergence; fisher information; information geometry; Bregman divergence; nonequilibrium processes; states discrimination in quantum thermodynamics; nonequilibrium statistical mechanics; fluctuation theorems; second law of thermodynamics; irreversibility
(This special issue belongs to the Section Statistical Physics)
Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications submission deadline 27 Jun 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 8535
Keywords: iterative dynamics; ordinary differential equations; (evolutionary) partial differential equations; applications to physics (cosmology; quantum physics; matter theory; thermodynamics) and other sciences.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Complexity)
Fault Diagnosis Methods Based on Information Theory or Machine Learning: From Theory to Application
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1689
Keywords: fault detection and diagnosis; data and signal processing for diagnosis; statistical analysis and learning; fault and system modeling; detection methodologies for diagnosis; distance measures for diagnosis; estimation methodologies in fault diagnosis; fault isolation and classification; machine learning for fault diagnosis; deep learning for fault diagnosis; fault prognosis and RUL; application to engineering systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Dynamics and Entropy in Networked Systems
edited by Kang Hao Cheong
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1376
Keywords: complex system; complex network; nonlinear dynamics; information spread; entropy-based method; information theory; decision making; artificial intelligence; medical/healthcare; engineering applications; modeling and simulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Complexity)
Robust Methods in Complex Scenarios and Data Visualization
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 283
Keywords: regression; multivariate analysis; time series data; cluster discriminant analysis; data visualization; robust statistics; complex data
(This special issue belongs to the Section Signal and Data Analysis)
Information Theory and Coding for Wireless Communications
edited by Predrag Ivanis and Goran Djordjević
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3598
Keywords: Shannon theory; Wireless communication networks; Error correction coding; Physical layer security; Information processing theory
(This special issue belongs to the Section Information Theory, Probability and Statistics)
Physics-Based Machine and Deep Learning for PDE Models
edited by and Patrick Gallinari
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 994
Keywords: deep learning; machine learning; PDE; neural networks; uncertainty quantification; physics-inspired meta-models; Gaussian processes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Signal and Data Analysis)
Algorithmic Investment Strategies and Other Quantitative Finance Dilemmas with Focus on Information Theory submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 217
Keywords: algorithmic investment strategies; volatility modeling; quantitative finance; statistical learning; information theory; entropy; overoptimization dilemma; asset classes; machine learning; portfolio allocation; risk management; financial data analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Information Theory, Probability and Statistics)
Thermodynamic Optimization of Heat Devices, Stability and Control
edited by José Miguel Mateos Roco
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1245
Keywords: heat devices; fluctuations; stability; control parameters; thermodynamic optimization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Crystallization Thermodynamics submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 17 articles | Viewed by 23694
Keywords: crystal nucleation; crystal growth; general theory of phase transition; phase diagrams; prediction of properties of glass-forming melts; glass and glass transition; thermodynamics of nucleation; surface thermodynamics; surface energies in surfaces and interfaces
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Entropy in Fault Diagnosis
edited by , , , and Grigory Panovko
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 509
Keywords: entropy-based methods;   feature extraction;   deep learning;   fault diagnosis;   remaining useful life;   predictive maintenance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Complex Network Analysis in Econometrics submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 1266
Keywords: complex network; econometrics; information entropy theory; nonlinear time series; causality inference; economic system; financial market
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Coexistence of Complexity Metrics and Machine-Learning Approaches for Understanding Complex Biological Phenomena
edited by and Dimitrios S. Monos
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2379
Keywords: complexity metrics; generalized entropies; Tsallis q-triplet; Tsallis entropy; machine learning; phase space; biological complexity; coding DNA; non-coding DNA; genomics; evolutional biology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Entropy and Biology)
Finite Element Methods for the Navier-Stokes Equations and MHD Equations
edited by and Yinnian He
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 2929
Keywords: incompressible navier-stokes equations; incompressible MHD equations; finite element method; finite difference method; radial basis function; discontinuous galerkin method; machine learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Multidisciplinary Applications)
Free Volume in Thermodynamics submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 131
Keywords: free volume; void; hole; microvoid; distribution; polymers; glass transition; diffusion; self-diffusion; thermal fluctuations; activation processes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thermodynamics)
Spatiotemporal Complexity Analysis of Brain Function
edited by , Mostefa Mesbah and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 590
Keywords: complex dynamics; spatiotemporal complexity; neuroimaging; brain structure and function; diagnosis and prognosis of brain diseases; brain connectivity analysis; time series analysis; network analysis; numerical algorithms; machine learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section Complexity)
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