Our conference aims at creating a novel viewpoint in the frontiers of information science and statistical mechanics, on the initiative of the young generation: a possible integration of information science on large dynamical problems and key ideas of statistical mechanics for out-of-equilibrium systems.
Going beyond the successful encounter of classical information science and equilibrium statistical mechanics, we shall gather and discuss recent techniques and ongoing developments of the two branches of science, both dealing with large and dynamically evolving systems.
Some key concepts will be
(1) information thermodynamics,
(2) stochastic processes with feedback control,
(3) modelling and experiments on fluctuating processes far from equilibrium,
(4) glassy systems and dynamic heterogeneity,
(5) machine learning and adaptations in dynamical situations,
(6) dynamics of complex networks,
(7) applications to life science and real-world problems.

As a STATPHYS25 satellite meeting, this conference will be the first international attempt of a series of workshops "Young Scientists Meeting on Statistical Physics and Information Processing" inspired by the same motivation, which have been organized by part of the committee and held so far in Japan with great success.
The present conference extends this stream to the world, providing an international occasion for young active researchers and experienced broad-minded scientists to exchange their ideas over the countries and disciplines, in the hope of forming this new direction of information science and statistical mechanics.


The conference will be held on Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyoto University, Japan.
How to get there?
You can find the way from main airports in Japan to the conference place at LinkIconYITP web page.

Date: 11. 7. 2013-14. 7. 2013


Organizing committee
Masayuki Ohzeki (Kyoto University)
Takahiro Sagawa (Kyoto University)
Kazumasa A Takeuchi (University of Tokyo)
Muneki Yasuda (Tohoku University)
Local Organizer:
Yu Wanatane (Kyoto University)

Program Committee
Jun Ohkubo (Kyoto University)
Tomoyuki Obuchi (Osaka University)
Yuki Sughiyama (University of Tokyo)
Information Science:
Takehisa Hasegawa (Tohoku University)
Muneki Yasuda (Tohoku University)

Advisory committee
Yoshiyuki Kabashima (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Shin-ichi Sasa (Kyoto University)
Masaki Sano (University of Tokyo)
Kazuyuki Tanaka (Tohoku University)
Toshiyuki Tanaka (Kyoto University)


Prior to this workshop, a series of meetings were held in Japan by young scientists working around statistical physics and information sciences, to provide places and times for interdisciplinary discussions by young people, with the aim of inspiring wider and deeper perceptions in themselves.
The first meeting of the series was held at Tokyo in March 2010, and was mainly consisting of students. The second one was planned to be held at Tokyo in March 2011, but was canceled due to a serious disaster, the Great East Japan Earthquake. Instead, a small meeting was held at Osaka, to express our indomitable will and to encourage peers all over the Japan.
The third one was held at Kyoto in March 2012 with the support of Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, and became a big conference consisting of not only students but also many professional researchers. The success of this conference promotes further challenge of this series. The fourth meeting is going to be held in December 2012 at Tohoku University, to have wider communications with other disciplines including complex networks, applied mathematics, and mathematical finance.
Part of the committee of this STATPHYS25-satellite workshop are who have managed the above four meetings, thus in a sense this satellite can be regarded as the fifth one in the series. We expect further expansions and possibilities of the series in this workshop.


Our conference will be held with the support from:

Yukawa Institute of Theoretical Physics
The Kyoto University Foundation
Support Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology Research, Foundation
"Nowcast and Forecast on Highway Traffic Conditions by Fusing Various Transport Data", Intensive Research Projects in
Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University.