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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.

https://sciforum.net/conference/Entropy2018-1

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.

http://swites.ihcantabria.com/

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

http://spa2018.org

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.

http://lizier.me/joseph/conferences/201807-CNS2018-ITW/

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

https://icmp2018.org/

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. Topics: 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

http://premc.org/conferences/qtech-quantum-technology/

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.

http://osiris.df.unipi.it/~elze/DICE2018.html

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