Special Issue "Statistical Theory and Modeling of Rare, Extreme Events: Entropy and Information Theory"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Theory, Probability and Statistics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Eun-jin Kim
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Guest Editor
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S3 7RH, UK
Interests: fluid dynamics; magnetohydrodynamics (MHD); plasma physics; self-organisation; non-equilibrium statistical mechanics; turbulence; solar/stellar physics; magnetic fusion; information theory; homeostasis in biosystems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rare, extreme events refer to those that occur rarely but have a significant impact when they occur. Examples include the sudden outbreak of devastating infectious diseases, solar flares, extreme weather conditions, flood, forest fire, etc. Such events often result from strong non-linear interactions across a wide range of different lengths and time scales, with the limited utility of conventional perturbative methods. Furthermore, rare events contribute to tails of a probabilistic distribution function while hardly affecting mean values or variance. These present the main challenge in the theory and modeling of rare, extreme events.

This Special Issue aims to present different approaches to address this challenge in a broad range of disciplines from the perspective of entropy and information theory. This will include the development of a new theory, applications to phenomena in nature, industry, society, medicine, and finances, as well as data analysis from these systems.

Dr. Eun-jin Kim
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Rare extreme event
  • Entropy
  • Information theory
  • Transfer entropy
  • Wavelet entropy
  • Multiscale entropy
  • Statistical physics
  • Large deviation theory
  • Extreme value theory
  • Probability distribution
  • Extreme principle
  • Entropy production
  • Turbulence
  • Quantum systems
  • Self-organization
  • Avalanches
  • Geometric frustration
  • Machine learning
  • Neural network
  • Deep learning
  • Spin systems
  • Magnetization

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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