Special Issue "Evaluation of Systems’ Irregularity and Complexity: Sample Entropy, Its Derivatives, and Their Applications across Scales and Disciplines"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Dr. Anne Humeau-Heurtier
Laboratoire Angevin de Recherche en Ingénierie des Systèmes (LARIS), University of Angers, IUT, GEII Department, 4 boulevard Lavoisier, BP 42018, 49016 Angers cedex, France
Interests: entropy; multiscale entropy; nonlinear analysis; empirical mode decomposition; biomedical data
Based on information theory, a number of entropy measures have been proposed since the 1990s to assess systems’ irregularity: Approximate entropy, sample entropy, permutation entropy, intrinsic mode entropy, dispersion entropy, to cite only a few. Among them, sample entropy has been used in a very large variety of disciplines, for univariate and multivariate data. However, improvements of the sample entropy algorithm are still proposed because sample entropy is unstable for short time series, may be sensitive to the parameter values, and can be too time consuming for long data.
At the same time, it is worth noting that sample entropy does not take into account the multiple temporal scales inherent to complex systems. It is maximized for completely random processes and is used only to quantify the irregularity of signals on a single scale. This is why analyses of irregularity—with sample entropy or its derivatives—at multiple time scales have been proposed to assess systems’ complexity.
This Special Issue invites contributions that present new and original research based on the use of sample entropy or its derivatives. Studies applying sample entropy or its derivatives on a single scale or on multiple scales, as well as applications on any kind of time series, are welcome. Furthermore, manuscripts summarizing the most recent state-of-the-art of this topic will also be considered.
Prof. Anne Humeau-Heurtier
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- entropy measure
- interdisciplinary applications
- sample entropy
- multiscale entropy