This workshop, organized by Jan Korbel together with Stefan Thurner and Petr Jizba, will take place at the CSH Vienna.
The aim of this workshop is to discuss the question to what extent and how methods from information theory and (non-equilibrium) statistical physics can boost the understanding of complex dynamical multilevel systems. We want to fathom the limits of usefulness of thermodynamics for complex systems, and discuss if there are fundamental limits to a statistical theory of complex systems.
In particular we would like to focus in two questions:
(1) What is the use of entropies for complex, driven and out-of-equilibrium systems and networks? What must a thermodynamics of complex systems be able to do?
(2) How can we use information geometry in complex systems? Is information theory in the context of complex systems more than just a framework? Can we compute things that we could not do otherwise? Can we use information geometry for a classification of complex and out-of-equilibrium systems? What is the aim of such a classification?