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Special Issue "Entropy, Utility, and Logical Reasoning"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2015).
Tel. +1 217 265 7578
Interests: entropy; probability theory; utility theory; Bayesian analysis; decision making; maximum entropy methods
Two major achievements in science were published immediately after the Second World War and have significantly changed our understanding of uncertainty and the rules of logical reasoning: Shannon’s entropy measure (Shannon 1948) and von Neumann-Morgenstern’s utility theory (von Neumann and Morgenstern 1947). At the time, both concepts appeared to be significantly different, and were taught independently in different fields. However, the merger of both entropy and utility has introduced powerful new methodologies for characterizing preferences with partial information, inferring adversary preferences, identifying rules of logical reasoning for individuals and groups, and providing new interpretations for numerous areas in physics, engineering, artificial intelligence, and the arts and sciences.
In this special issue on “Entropy, Utility, and Logical Reasoning” we seek contributions that will shed further light on the merger of utility and entropy and their connections with the rules of thought and logical reasoning. The scope of the contributions will be very broad to include philosophical discussions, theoretical derivations and solutions to practical problems. Papers highlighting new interpretations, connections, and dualities between entropy and utility using functional equations are especially welcome.
Prof. Dr. Ali E. Abbas
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 1600 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.
- logical reasoning
- decision analysis
- game theory
- bayes rule
- machine learning
- data mining
- functional equations