The Ninth International Conference on Guided Self-Organisation (GSO-2018) : Information Geometry and Statistical Physics


All talks will be held in the Leibniz-Saal (E1 05),
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Inselstraße 22).

Monday, March 26, 2018
09:00 - 09:15Welcome Coffee & Registration
09:15 - 09:30Welcome Address
09:30 - 10:30Jan Naudts(Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium)
Deformed exponential families in statistical physics and beyond
10:30 - 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:30Harsha Kallumadatil Velluva(Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, India)
Some Information Inequalities for Statistical Inference
11:30 - 12:00Tatsuaki Wada(Ibaraki University, Japan)
On the canonical distributions of the thermal particles in a weakly confining potential
12:00 - 13:00Lunch buffet at the institute
13:00 - 14:00Atsumi Ohara(University of Fukui, Japan)
Behavioral analysis of certain nonlinear diffsion equations via information geometry
14:00 - 14:30Coffee & Tea
14:30 - 15:00G. Çiğdem Yalçın(Istanbul University, Turkey)
Entropies associated with attractors at transitions to chaos in low-dimensional nonlinear dynamics
15:00 - 15:30Hiroshi Matsuzoe(Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
Hessian structures on deformed exponential families II
15:30 - 16:00Frederic Barbaresco(THALES, France)
Souriau-Fisher Metric and Higher Order Extension
16:00 - 17:30Poster Session (with Coffee & Tea)
List of the posters with abstracts
19:30Conference dinner (à la carte and on individual payment)
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
09:15 - 09:30Welcome Coffee
09:30 - 10:30Dorje Brody(Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
Information loss in phase transitions
10:30 - 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:30Mikhail Prokopenko(The University of Sydney, Australia)
On thermodynamic efficiency of collective computation
11:30 - 12:00Ramil Nigmatullin(University of Sydney, Australia)
Thermodynamic Interpretation of Information Geometric Curvature
12:00 - 13:00Lunch buffet at the institute
13:00 - 14:00Ariel Caticha(University of Albany, USA)
Entropic Dynamics: from Information Geometry to Quantum Geometry
14:00 - 14:30Coffee & Tea
14:30 - 15:00Claudius Gros(Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
Self-organized limit cycles and chaotic attractors in the sensorimotor loop of simulated and real-world robots
15:00 - 15:30Alberto Robledo(Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico)
Self-organization conducted by the dynamics towards the attractor at the onset of chaos
15:30 - 16:00Hiroki Suyari(Chiba University, Japan)
α-divergence appeared as rate function in large deviation estimate
16:00 - 17:30Poster Session (with Coffee & Tea)
List of the posters with abstracts
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
09:15 - 09:30Welcome Coffee
09:30 - 10:30David Wolpert(Santa Fe Institute, USA) (joint work with Artemy Kolchinsky)
Fundamental limits on the thermodynamics of circuits
10:30 - 11:00Coffee & Tea
11:00 - 11:30Richard Spinney(University of Sydney, Australia)
Relating information dynamics and stochastic thermodynamics
11:30 - 12:00Martin Biehl(Araya Inc., Tokyo, Japan)
Free energy, empowerment, and predictive information compared
12:00 - 13:00Lunch buffet at the institute
13:00 - 14:00Antonio Maria Scarfone(Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi (ISC - CNR), Italy)
What about statistical physics of asymptotical scale free distributions?
14:00 - 14:30Coffee & Tea
14:30 - 15:00Georg Martius(Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany) (joint work with Cristina Pinneri)
Towards controlled self-organized behavioral exploration
15:00 - 15:30Luigi Malagò(Romanian Institute of Science and Technology, Romania)
Second-order Information Geometry on a Parametric Exponential Family
15:30 - 16:00Nihat Ay(Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Germany)
On the Natural Gradient for Deep Learning
16:00 - 16:30Coffee & Tea
16:30 - 17:30Closing Address
Giovanni Pistone(Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy)
Information Geometry: finite vs infinite sample space

Date and Location

March 26 - 28, 2018
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstraße 22
04103 Leipzig
see travel instructions

Organizing Committee

Nihat Ay
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leipzig (Germany)

Mikhail Prokopenko
University of Sydney (Australia)

Program Committee

  • Nihat Ay, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (Germany)
  • Domenico Felice, MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig (Germany)
  • Carlos Gershenson, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Computer Sciences Department, Mexico City (Mexico)
  • Paolo Gibilisco, Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata", Facoltà di Economia, Roma (Italy)
  • Daniel Polani, University of Hertfordshire, Department of Computer Science, Hatfield (United Kingdom)
  • Mikhail Prokopenko, University of Sydney, Sydney (Australia)
  • Richard Spinney, University of Sydney, Sydney (Australia)
  • Justin Werfel, Harvard University, Cambridge (USA)
  • Larry Yaeger, Google Inc., San Francisco (USA)
  • G. Çiğdem Yalçın, İstanbul Üniversitesi, İstanbul (Turkey)

Administrative Contact

Antje Vandenberg
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
Leipzig (Germany)
Contact by Email

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