Information theory has a very large range of applications. However, the use of established information-theoretic techniques usually relies on the i.i.d. assumption, which demands that certain processes (e.g., the use of a communication channel) can be repeated an arbitrary number of times identically and independently of the other invocations. In order to overcome this limitation, researchers have recently started to devise a more general theory of information, which enables the study of arbitrary, structureless settings.
Although this generalised theory is still under development, it has already found a variety of applications, ranging from cryptography and communication theory to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers who work on various approaches to this general theory of information and their applications.
VenueLecture Theatre MR2
Centre for Mathematical Sciences
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB3 0WB
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