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Entropy 2021: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century

Part of the From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry series
5–7 May 2021

Entropy, Information Theory, Quantum Information, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics
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Entropy 2021 has been a success!

We would like to thank our chair, organizers, speakers, sponsors, and all the attendees for making this a great meeting.

See you at the next edition!

Welcome from the Chair

The concept of entropy emerges initially from the scope of physics, but it is now clear that entropy is deeply related to information theory and the process of inference. Today, entropic techniques have found a broad spectrum of applications in all branches of science.

The conference will be organized into six sessions, which reflect the inter-disciplinary nature of entropy and its applications:

  • Statistical Physics
  • Information Theory, Probability and Statistics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Quantum Information and Foundations
  • Complex Systems
  • Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications

    The inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary nature of contributions from both theoretical and applied perspectives are welcome, including papers addressing conceptual and methodological developments, as well as new applications of entropy and information theory.

    All accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings of the conference. Moreover, participants are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to Entropy Special Issue "Entropy: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century".

    Special Issue Submission deadline: 30 June 2021
    Papers presented at the conference will be granted a 200 CHF discount!

    The conference is sponsored by MDPI, the publisher of the open-access journal Entropy and follows the very successful meeting Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry held in May 2018 in Barcelona, Spain.

    We very much look forward to your participation.

    Please feel free to download our Conference Poster.

    Conference Secretariat

    Ms. Yuejiao Hu
    Ms. Connie Xiong
    Ms. Stefanie Li

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    Conference Chairs

    Institute of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal, Website

    J. A. Tenreiro Machado graduated with ‘Licenciatura’ (1980), PhD. (1989) and ‘Habilitation’ (1995), in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto. During 1980-1998 he was Professor at the Deptartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Porto. Since 1998 he joined the School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Portugal, where he presently is Principal Coordinator Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering. He published over 98 chapters in international books, 345 papers in international journals, 364 papers in international conferences. Editor of 14 books, Guest-Editor of 39 special issues in journals. Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics, Associate Editor of Nonlinear Dynamics (Springer), Communications Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (Elsevier), Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis (de Gruyter), Journal of Vibration and Control (Sage), Entropy (MDPI), Int. J. of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation (de Gruyter).

    Conference Committee

    Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering , Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

    Computational NeuroEngineering Lab, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

    Research Unit Nuclear Fusion, Department of Applied Physics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

    Evolution & Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological Earth and Environmental Science, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    Former Research Director, CNRS, Paris, France

    Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

    Invited Speakers

    University at Albany (SUNY), Albany, NY, USA

    Entropy: A New Vision and Perspective

    University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

    Shannon entropy as a diagnostic tool for applied partial differential equations

    University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

    Entropy measures, paths from disorder to order and forecasting. The case of time filtered entropies

    University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

    Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

    Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy

    Minimum energy consumption for computing devices: the role of entropy

    Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

    Università di Palermo, Italy

    Topological control of noisy entanglement preparation through entropic spatial indistinguishability

    Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

    Basin Entropy: A new Method to Measure Unpredictability in Physical Systems
    He received a Bachellor Degree in Physics by the University of Valladolid, Spain, in 1981, where he was granted the Outstanding Graduation Honor for Undergraduated Studies, and a PhD Degree by the National University at a Distance (UNED), Madrid, Spain in 1990, on Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. Professor of Physics at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain. He is the Director of the Research Group in Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos and Complex Systems. Author of numerous publications in research journals, and of several books. He is Associate Editorial Board Member of several international journals in Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. He has given invited lectures in many universities in Spain, Europe, USA, Canada, China, Japan, India, Australia, South America and Africa. He has been a Visiting Research Associate of the Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology of the University of Maryland, the University of Tokyo, Visiting Research Professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, Visiting Professor in Kaunas Technological University, Lithuania, and Guest Professor of Lanzhou University and Zigong University, China. Fellow de la Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at the University of Tokyo. In 2017, he was a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Maryland. He is currently the Editor General of the Spanish Physics Society. He is a Corresponding Member of the Spanish Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, and a Regular Member of the Academia Europaea-The Academy of Europe.

    Conference Organizers

    Nídia Caetano

    Institute of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal


    Alexandra M.F. Galhano

    Institute of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal


    Vitor Cunha

    Institute of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal


    Luís Afonso

    Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, ISRC (Interdisciplinary Studies Research Center), Porto, Portugal


    Carlos Felgueiras

    Institute of Engineering (ISEP), Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Porto, Portugal


    Conference Program

    The detailed conference program of Entropy 2021: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century is available below. Please be aware that times indicated in the program are in GMT+1 (Western European Time). Moreover, you can download the Conference Proceedings Book inluding all abstracts at the following link (last update 18 May 2021):

    Entropy 2021 Conference Proceedings Book

    Program Structure

    Wednesday 5 May 2021

    Thursday 6 May 2021

    Friday 7 May 2021


    Opening Ceremony

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications
    (Part 1)

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications (Part 4)

    Session 5 - Complex Systems
    (Part 2)

    Session 2 - Information Theory, Probability and Statistics
    (Part 1)

    Session 4 - Statistical Physics (Part 1)

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications (Part 6)

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications
    (Part 2)

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications
    (Part 5)

    Session 5 - Complex Systems
    (Part 3)

    Posters Discussion (1A & 1B)

    Session 5 - Complex Systems
    (Part 1)

    Lunch break


    Session 3 - Quantum Information and Foundations

    Session 2 - Information Theory, Probability and Statistics
    (Part 2)

    Session 6 - Thermodynamics

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications
    (Part 3)

    Session 4 - Statistical Physics
    (Part 2)

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications
    (Part 7)

    Posters Discussion
    (2A & 2B)

    Closing Remarks
    Awards Ceremony

    General Schedule

    Wednesday 5 May 2021: 08:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
    Thursday 6 May 2021: 08:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00
    Friday 7 May 2021: 08:00 – 13:00 / 14:00 - 18:00

    Detailed Program

    Please be aware that times indicated in the program are in GMT+1 (Western European Time).

    Day 1: Wednesday 5 May 2021

    08:00-08:15 Opening Ceremony
    08:15-08:45 Philip Broadbridge (Invited Speaker): Pushing the thermodynamics/information analogy: Entropy behaviour of PDEs

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications (Part 1)

    Chair: Nídia Caetano & Didier Leibovici

    09:00-09:15 William Bruce Sherwin: Do Entropic Biodiversity Methods Outcompete Alternatives?
    09:15-09:30 Ivan Kennedy, Migdat Hodzic: Action and entropy in heat engines: An action revision of the Carnot cycle
    09:30-09:45 Noor Al-Qazzaz, Mohannad Sabir, Sawal Ali, Siti Anom Ahmad, Karl Grammer: Electroencephalogram Brain Mapping for revealing the emotional changes over the brain regions using Entropy biomarker

    Session 2 - Information Theory, Probability and Statistics (Part 1)

    Chair: Miguel A. F. Sanjuan & Gil Ariel

    10:00-10:15 Monika Pinchas, Hagar Turgeman: A Novel Technique for Achieving the Approximated ISI at the Receiver for a 16QAM Signal sent via a FIR Channel based only on the Received Information and Statistical Techniques
    10:15-10:30 Ronit Bustin: On the CTW-based Entropy Estimator
    10:30-10:45 Second Bwanakare: On Superstar-Generalized Statistical Regression
    10:45-11:00 Gil Ariel: Estimating differential entropy using recursive copula splitting

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications (Part 2)

    Chair: William Bruce Sherwin & Ivan Kennedy

    11:15-11:30 Anastasiia Bakhchina, The sample entropy of inter spike-intervals as a possible measure of relations between neuronal activity and individuum behaviour
    11:30-11:45 Karsten Keller, Tim Gutjahr, Ordinal pattern based analysis: From change probabilities to asymmetries
    11:45-12:00 Yair Neuman, Yochai Cohen, Max Entropy through Natural Interactions
    12:00-12:15 Marina Barulina, Dmitry Kondratov, Modeling the sensing element of pressure nanosensors as simply supported size-dependent rectangular plate

    12:15-13:00 Posters Discussion (Part 1)

    Chair: Geert Verdoolaege & Claudiu Vinte

    Download from the links below the list of posters being discussed on 5 May from 12:15 - 13:00. Please note that posters will be discussed in two separate parallel sessions:

    - Poster Discussions Session 1A
    - Poster Discussions Session 1B

    13:00-14:00 Lunch break

    14:00-14:30 Rosario Lo Franco (Invited Speaker): Robust entanglement preparation through spatial indistinguishability quantified by entropic measure

    Session 3 - Quantum Information and Foundations

    Chair: Rosario Lo Franco & Stephan Weis

    14:45-15:00 Ofir Flom, Asher Yahalom, Haggai Zilberberg, Lawrence Horwitz, Jacob Levitan, Tunneling as a Source for Quantum Chaos
    15:00-15:15 Ilya Spitkovsky, Stephan Weis, Analysis of generalized Gibbs states
    15:15-15:30 Thomas Dittrich, Óscar Rodríguez, Quantum chaos and quantum randomness—paradigms of quantum entropy production

    15:45-16:15 Kevin H. Knuth (Invited Speaker): Entropy: The Evolution of a Concept

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications (Part 3)

    Chair: Yair Neuman & William R. Cannon

    16:30-16:45 Santiago Gómez-Guerrero, Miguel García-Torres, Gustavo Sosa-Cabrera, Emilio Sotto-Riveros, Christian Schaerer-Serra: Classifying dengue cases using CatPCA in combination with the MSU correlation
    16:45-17:00 Edgar Olivares Mañas, Richard Donovan: Correlating the entropy of a fluid with live collective behaviors.
    17:00-17:15 Andres Orozco, Juan Ugarte, Catalina Tobón: Cross recurrence quantification analysis as a tool for detecting rotors in atrial fibrillation: an in silico study
    17:15-17:30 Andrés García-Medina, Network Analysis of Multivariate Transfer Entropy of Cryptocurrencies in Times of Turbulence
    17:30-17:45 Givanildo Nascimento-Jr, Cristopher Freitas, Osvaldo Rosso, André Aquino: Causal Entropy-Complexity Plane with Multivariate Probability Distribution
    17:45-18:00 Alexej Parchomenko, Dirk Nelen, Jeroen Gillabel, Karl Vrancken, Helmut Rechberger, Electrification of the passenger car fleet and its effect on resource use – a Statistical Entropy Analysis perspective

    Day 2: Thursday 6 May 2021

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications (Part 4)

    Chair: Walter Lacarbonara & Ivan Kennedy

    08:00-08:15 Bilena Almeida, Mohamed Bahrudeen, Vatsala Chauhan, Cristina Palma, Ines Baptista, Suchintak Dash, Vinodh Kandavalli, Andre Ribeiro: Information Entropy of Single-Gene Expression Responses During Genome Wide Perturbations
    08:15-08:30 Jesús Malo: Information flow in Color Appearance Neural Networks
    08:30-08:45 Claudiu Vinte, Marcel Ausloos, Titus Furtună: The Intrinsic Entropy as Substitute for the Market Volatility of Underlying Securities

    09:00-09:30 J. Miguel Rubi (Invited Speaker), Entropic transport in confined soft-matter and biological systems

    Session 4 - Statistical Physics (Part1)

    Chair: Eugenio Vogel & Asher Yahalom

    09:45-10:00 Frank Lad: A stunning realisation: the touted defiance of Bell's inequality by quantum probabilities derives from a mathematical error
    10:00-10:15 Alberto Megías, Andrés Santos: Kullback-Leibler Divergence of a Freely Cooling Granular Gas of Inelastic Hard Disks and Spheres
    10:15-10:30 Jan Korbel, Simon Lindner, Rudolf Hanel, Stefan Thurner, Thermodynamics of systems with emergent molecule structures

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications (Part 5)

    Chair: Philip Broadbridge & Claudiu Vinte

    10:45-11:00 Renata Rychtáriková, Georg Steiner, Gero Kramer, Michael Fischer, Dalibor Štys: Application of Rényi entropy-based 3D electromagnetic centroids to segmentation of fluorescing objects in tissue sections
    11:00-11:15 Didier Leibovici, Christophe Claramunt, Shaun Quegan, Evaluating spatial and temporal fragmentation of a categorical variable using new metrics based on entropy: example of vegetation land cover
    11:15-11:30 Miguel Garcia Torres, Federico Divina, Francisco A. Gómez Vela, José Luis Vázquez Noguera, A Fast Multivariate Symmetrical Uncertainty based heuristic for high dimensional feature selection
    11:30-11:45 Kranti Navare, Karl Vrancken, Karel Van Acker, Statistical entropy analysis to evaluate cascading use of wood

    Session 5 - Complex Systems (Part1)

    Chair: Nihat Ay & Adam Gadomski

    12:00-12:15 Thomas Tarenzi, Marta Rigoli, Raffaello Potestio: Information routing in proteins: the case of a therapeutic antibody
    12:15-12:30 Tim Gutjahr, Karsten Keller, Conditional permutation entropy as a measure for the complexity of dynamical systems
    12:30-12:45 Raffaello Potestio, Representation and information in molecular modelling
    12:45-13:00 Matthew Morena, Kevin Short: Chaotic Entanglement: Entropy and Geometry

    13:00-14:00 Lunch break

    14:00-14:30 Miguel Sanjuán (Invited Speaker), Basin Entropy: A new Method to Measure Unpredictability in Physical Systems

    Session 2 - Information Theory, Probability and Statistics (Part 2)

    Chair: Geert Verdoolaege & Gil Ariel

    14:45-15:00 Themis Matsoukas: Thermodynamics Beyond Molecules: Statistical Mechanics of Probability Distributions and Stochastic Processes
    15:00-15:15 Themis Matsoukas: Entropy, Statistical Thermodynamics and Stochastic Processes
    15:15-15:30 Santiago Gómez-Guerrero, Gustavo Sosa-Cabrera, Miguel García-Torres, Inocencio Ortiz-Samudio, Christian Schaerer-Serra: Multivariate Symmetrical Uncertainty as a measure for interaction in categorical patterned datasets
    15:30-15:45 Pedro Pessoa, Felipe Costa, Ariel Caticha, Entropic dynamics on Gibbs statistical manifolds
    15:45-16:00 Shayan Hundrieser, Marcel Klatt, Axel Munk: Entropic Optimal Transport on Countable Spaces: Statistical Theory and Asymptotics
    16:00-16:15 Francisco J Valverde-Albacete, Carmen Peláez Moreno: Informational harmoniums

    Session 4 - Statistical Physics (Part 2)

    Chair: Miguel Rubi & Eugenio Vogel

    16:30-16:45 Oscar Negrete, Francisco Peña, Patricio Vargas, Eugenio Vogel, Gonzalo Saravia, New parameters and extensive methodology to describe the three phase transitions in the q-states clock model
    16:45-17:00 Alma Mendez, The fundamental diagram in vehicular traffic
    17:00-17:15 Guillermo Chacón-Acosta, Entropy production of reaction-diffusion systems under confinement

    17:15-18:00 Posters Discussion (Part 2)

    Chair: Federico Fogolari & Nikos Karayiannis

    Download from the links below the list of posters being discussed on 6 May from 17:15 - 18:00. Please note that posters will be discussed in two separate parallel sessions:

    - Poster Discussions Session 2A
    - Poster Discussions Session 2B

    Day 3: Friday 7 May 2021

    Session 5 - Complex Systems (Part 2)

    Chair: Adam Gadomski & Nataliya Stankevich

    08:00-08:15 Nataliya Stankevich, Different scenarios leading to hyperchaos development in radiophysical generators
    08:15-08:30 Adam Gadomski, Walking down over the spatiotemporal scales in a particular nonequilibrium-thermodynamics dissipative phenomenon called friction
    08:30-08:45 Miguel Herranz, Pablo Ramos, Katerina Foteinopoulou, Nikos Karayiannis, Manuel Laso, Simulation Studies of Entropy-Driven Crystallization in Athermal Chain Packings in the Bulk and Under Confinement

    09:00-09:30 Nihat Ay (Invited Speaker), Information Geometry & Complexity Science

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications (Part 6)

    Chair: Andre Ribeiro & Karsten Keller

    09:45-10:00 Frank van Ruitenbeek, Jasper Goseling, Wim Bakker, Kim Hein, Shannon entropy and hydrothermal processes
    10:00-10:15 Arnas Survyla, Benas Kemesis, Renaldas Urniežius, Entropy Measure for Planning, Prediction and Online Estimation in Biotechnological Processes
    10:15-10:30 Silvin Knight, Louise Newman, John O'Connor, Rose Anne Kenny, Roman Romero-Ortuno, Approximate entropies of resting state continuous neurocardiovascular physiological signals are associated with physical frailty in older adults
    10:30-10:45 Antonio Davalos, Meryem Jabloun, Olivier Buttelli, Philippe Ravier, On the Implementation of Downsampling Permutation Entropy variants in the detection of Bearing Faults in Rotatory Machines

    11:00-11:30 Remo Garattini (Invited Speaker), Aspects of Gravity's Rainbow in Black Hole Entropy

    Session 5 - Complex Systems (Part 3)

    Chair: Nikos Karayiannis & Nataliya Stankevich

    11:45-12:00 Carlotta Langer, Nihat Ay: Complexity as causal information integration
    12:00-12:15 Miguel Aguilera, S. Amin Moosavi, Hideaki Shimazaki: An information geometry approach for unifying mean field theories of asymmetric kinetic Ising systems
    12:15-12:30 Stanisław Niepostyn: Entropy in Software Architecture
    12:30-12:45 Roberto Menichetti, On the search of minimum information loss in coarse-grained modelling of biomolecules

    12:45-13:45 Lunch break

    13:45-14:15 Abraham Marmur (Invited Speaker), The mathematical state of equations of state

    Session 6 - Thermodynamics

    Chair: Abraham Marmur & Federico Fogolari

    14:30-14:45 Federico Fogolari: Conformational and translational-rotational entropy from molecular ensembles
    14:45-15:00 Róbert Kovács, Patrizia Rogolino: Analysis of the nonlinear Maxwell-Cattaneo-Vernotte equation
    15:00-15:15 Julian Gonzalez-Ayala, Alejandro Medina Dominguez, Jose Miguel Mateos Roco, Antonio Calvo Hernández: Stability under limited control in weakly dissipation cyclic heat engines.
    15:15-15:30 R. Leticia Corral-Bustamante: The Entropy of Supermassive Black Holes during its Evaporation Time
    15:30-15:45 Gian Paolo Beretta: The fourth law of thermodynamics: every nonequilibrium state is characterized by a metric in state space with respect to which its spontaneous attraction towards stable equilibrium is along the path of steepest entropy ascent

    Session 1 - Entropy in Multidisciplinary Applications (Part 7)

    Chair: Kevin H. Knuth & William R. Cannon

    16:00-16:15 Xavier Zamora, Angel Cuadras, Entropy Measurements with Infrared Sensors
    16:15-16:30 Ellis Scharfenaker, Quantal Response Statistical Equilibrium: A New Class of Maximum Entropy Distributions
    16:30-16:45, Juan Ugarte, Catalina Tobón, Antonio Mendes Lopes, Jose Tenreiro Machado, The atrial resting potential distribution within a fibrotic zone and its effects on the conduction on non-fibrotic zones: A simulation study
    16:45-17:00 William R. Cannon, Sam Britton, Mark Alber: Cracking the Code of Metabolic Regulation in Biology using Maximum Entropy/Caliber and Reinforcement Learning

    17:30-18:00 Closing Remarks & Awards Ceremony

    Event Gallery

    List of accepted submissions (133)

    Id Title Authors Presentation Video Presentation Pdf
    sciforum-029325 Confined Polymers as Self-Avoiding Random Walks on Restricted Lattices , , , , , Video Thumbnail Poster PDF Show Abstract
    sciforum-029156 A Model-Based Reinforcement Learning Approach for a Rare Disease Diagnostic Task , , N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract
    sciforum-029276 On Conditional Tsallis Entropy

    , ,

    Submitted: 09 Jan 2020

    Abstract: Show Abstract
    , , N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract
    sciforum-030038 Predicting Human Responses to Syllogism Tasks Following the Principle of Maximum Entropy


    Submitted: 02 Feb 2020

    Abstract: Show Abstract
    , N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract
    sciforum-030222 The Entropy Universe , , , , , , N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract


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    1. An abstract (150–300 words) in English
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    • The deadline to submit your abstract is 24 February 2021. You will be notified by 24 March 2021 about the acceptance for poster presentation.
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    Publication Opportunities
    • All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on and published in a Conference Report in the journal Entropy.
    • Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to our special issue "Entropy: The Scientific Tool of the 21st Century", in the journal Entropy.
    • This themed collection is closely aligned with the scope of the event. The submission deadline for this special issue is 30 June 2021. The conference participants will be granted a 200 CHF discount on the publishing fees.
    • Entropy is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), MathSciNet (AMS), Inspec (IET), Scopus, PubMed and other databases, and has an Impact Factor of 2.494 (Journal Citations Reports, 2019).

    Event Awards

    The journal Entropy is inviting applications and nominations for the conference awards. The aim of these awards is to encourage and motivate young researchers and students in relevant fields.

    Applications and nominations will be assessed by an evaluation committee chaired by the Editors and composed of Editorial Board Members.

    The Awards
    Entropy Best Oral Presentation Awards

    Number of Awards Available: 6

    One best oral presentation in each one of the six topics, each winner will receive 100 CHF and a certificate.
    Entropy Best Poster Awards

    Number of Awards Available: 6

    One best poster presentation in each one of the six topics, each winner will receive 50 CHF and a certificate.
    Wolfram Awards

    Number of Awards Available: 10

    Wolfram Research will donate 10 award letters for a year of Wolfram|One and Wolfram|Alpha Pro, with a value of $375 per award letter to best student poster and best student oral presentation. These letters allow the student award winners to download their technology and use it freely for one year.

    Sponsors and Partners

    Sponsoring Opportunities

    For information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please take a look at our brochure for Entropy 2021 and contact [email protected].



    Media Partners