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10–13 April 2017 Non-Markovianity and Strong Coupling Effects in Thermodynamics

Bad Honnef, Germany

The goal of the workshop is to bring together experts from both communities in order to explore how thermodynamic and other fundamental laws govern the behaviour of small scale systems beyond the weak-coupling and Markovian approximation. This requires us to investigate questions of fundamental interest, but is also of vital practical interest in a world of growing power demand and increased (nano-) technological abilities.

A precise definition of strong coupling and non-Markovianity for open (quantum) systems. A meaningful definition of fundamental thermodynamic quantities (heat, work, internal energy, entropy, etc.) in the strong coupling and non-Markovian regime. Efficient theoretical methods to compute the (thermo) dynamics of open (quantum) systems. Finding and formulating the laws of thermodynamics as well as additional constraints beyond them. Extending the "average" framework to single, fluctuating trajectories in view of (quantum) stochastic thermodynamics. Presenting and analysing particular systems suitable for experimental implementation. The conference banner is attached.

http://www1.itp.tu-berlin.de/we.heraeus640/

21–25 May 2017 14th Joint European Thermodynamics Conference (JETC2017)

Budapest, Hungary

Methods and concepts of equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics appear in various areas of physics, engineering, sciences and humanities. This wide range of applicability is a source of inspiration, but also a cause of separation and divergence. The aim of this conference is to improve the interaction and pull together the various application areas and theoretical branches in order to develop a more powerful and more applicable discipline.

In Mini-Symposia various specific thermodynamic related topics are introduced by experts and discussed by the audience. The presentations of the participants are organized in Sessions, according to their topics. The interaction is enhanced also by poster sessions along the coffee breaks.

The JETC conferences were established in 1989 under the name Journées Européennes de Thermodynamique Contemporaine by ECAST, the European Center for Advanced Studies in Thermodynamics.

As it was desirable to enlarge the scope of the conferences and to unite thermodynamics across Europe, the conferences changed name in 2007 to Joint European Thermodynamics Conference while the acronym remained the same.

http://jetc2017.hu/

12–16 June 2017 The International Society for Information Studies Summit 2017

Gothenburg, Sweden

The conference is organized by the International Society for Information Studies IS4SI, with the Department of Applied Information Technology, belonging to both Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, as local organizer.

IS4SI is a biennial summit that gathers researchers from all over the world within information studies and related fields. It provides the meeting place for researchers from academia and industry, educators, societal stakeholders and others from a broad range of communities. Among others, the summit 2017 incorporates the FIS (Foundations of Information Science) 7th conference and the 3rd conference on the Philosophy of Information, The Difference that makes a Difference (DTMD) conference and International Forum on Ecology of Information Studies (IFEIS).

The IS4IS summits have their predecessors in conferences held in Beijing in 2010, and Moscow in 2013. The 2015 summit was hosted by Vienna University of Technology, while the next 2019 summit is planned at the University of California, Berkeley.

http://is4si-2017.org/

12–15 June 2017 Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Technology (FQMT)

Växjö, Sweden

International conference devoted to quantum theory, experiment and technology at Linnaeus University in Växjö, June 12-15, 2017. Arrival June 11, departure June 16.

The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics and Technology (FQMT) conference is arranged by International Centre for Mathematical Modelling in physics, engineering and cognitive sciences (ICMM) at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. This is the 18th Växjö conference devoted to quantum foundations and applications of quantum theory, especially quantum information. It is devoted to quantum foundations (including philosophical issues), experiment, and recently developed quantum technologies (with emphasize of their foundational aspects). The conference is supported by the Department of Mathematics, Linnaeus University and the Entropy journal.

https://lnu.se/en/fqmt/

9–14 July 2017 37th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering (MaxEnt 2017)

São Carlos, Brazil

For over 35 years, the MaxEnt workshops have explored the use of Bayesian and Maximum Entropy methods in scientific and engineering applications. The workshop invites contributions on all aspects of probabilistic inference, including novel techniques and applications, and work that sheds new light on the foundations of inference. In previous workshops, areas of application have included astronomy and astrophysics, chemistry, communications theory, cosmology, climate studies, earth science, fluid mechanics, genetics, geophysics, machine learning, material science, medical imaging, nanoscience, source separation, thermodynamics (equilibrium and non-equilibrium), particle physics, plasma physics, quantum mechanics, robotics and social sciences. Bayesian computational techniques such as Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling have been regular topics, as are approximate inferential methods. Foundational issues involving probability theory and information theory, and the novel application of inference to illuminate the foundations of physical theories, have also been of keen interest.

http://www.gis.des.ufscar.br/meetings/2017maxent/index.php

10–14 July 2017 SigmaPhi2017 - International Conference on Statistical Physics

Corfu, Greece

The Conference is organized in the following three Areas to cover all the Topics of Statistical Physics:

Area A: Foundations and Theoretical aspects of classical, quantum and relativistic statistical physics and thermodynamics. Mathematical aspects and methods, formalism, rigorous results, exact solutions, connections with the methods of high energy physics, string theory, mathematical statistics and information theory, information geometry, classical, quantum and relativistic transport theory, Boltzmann and Fokker-Planck kinetics, nonlinear kinetics, dynamical systems, relaxation phenomena, random systems, pattern formation, fractal systems, solitons, chaotic systems, strongly correlated electrons, soft quantum matter, mesoscopic quantum phenomena, fractional quantum Hall effect, low dimensional quantum field theory, quantum phase transitions, quantum information and entanglement, power laws, etc.

Area B: Applications to Physical Systems: quantum systems, soft condensed matter, liquid crystals, plasmas, fluids, surfaces and interfaces, disordered and glassy systems, percolation, spin glasses, structural glasses, jamming, critical phenomena and phase transitions,fluids and interfacial phenomena, molecular and ionic fluids, metastable liquids, hydrodynamic instabilities, turbulence, growth processes, wetting, surface effects, films, crystals, confined systems, surfaces and interfaces, chemical reactions, cold atoms, etc.

Area C: Applications to non-Physical Systems: Interdisciplinary applications of statistical physics, networks and graphs, applied networks, biophysics, genomics, environments, climate and earth models, seismology, linguistics, econophysics, social systems, traffic flow, algorithmic problems, complex systems, etc.

http://www.sigmaphi.polito.it/

28 August–1 September 2017 Topological and Geometrical Structure of Information 2017

Luminy Marseille, France

TGSI2017 is dedicated to the geometrical and topological foundations of information theory. It will complement the 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2013 edition of "Geometric science of information" and "Information Geometry and its Applications IV", by focusing on the advances of entropy and information functions in probability, geometry, homology, algebra, category theory and their expression in physic and data analysis. There have been rapid recent developments in several different research communities in this connection, with little interaction between them, and one of the goals of the conference is to bring these communities in contact.

The conferences will review many of the new developments involving the interplay of information and algebraic and differential geometry, number theory, probability and homology. The conference will emphasize the richness and diversity of information approaches and principles that arose in mathematics, physics, and statistical data analysis (...), and will pursue at the same time the perspective of establishing a coherent theory. It emphasizes an active participation of young researchers to discuss emerging topics of collaborative research.

http://forum.cs-dc.org/topic/361/tgsi2017-presentation-organisation-abstract-submission

7–9 November 2017 3rd conference on Geometric Science of Information (GSI2017)

Paris, France

As for GSI’13 and GSI’15, the objective of this SEE Conference GSI’17, hosted in Paris, is to bring together pure/applied mathematicians and engineers, with common interest for Geometric tools and their applications for Information analysis. It emphasizes an active participation of young researchers to discuss emerging areas of collaborative research on “Information Geometry Manifolds and Their Advanced Applications”. Current and ongoing uses of Information Geometry Manifolds in applied mathematics are the following: Advanced Signal/Image/Video Processing, Complex Data Modeling and Analysis, Information Ranking and Retrieval, Coding, Cognitive Systems, Optimal Control, Statistics on Manifolds, Machine & Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Speech/sound recognition, natural language treatment, Big Data Analytics, etc., which are also substantially relevant for industry. The Conference will be therefore held in areas of priority/focused themes and topics of mutual interest with the aim to:

Provide an overview on the most recent state-of-the-art

Exchange mathematical information/knowledge/expertise in the area
Identify research areas/applications for future collaboration
Identify academic & industry labs expertise for further collaboration

https://www.see.asso.fr/gsi2017

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