Information Geometry and its Applications IV

June 12-17, 2016, Liblice, Czech Republic

About the Conference

The fourth conference on Information Geometry and its Applications will be held on June 12-17, 2016, at Liblice Castle in Czech Republic. It is organized by the Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The first three conferences took place in Pescara, Italy ( IGAIA I, 2002), Tokio, Japan ( IGAIA II, 2005), and Leipzig ( IGAIA III, 2010).

The conference is financially supported by Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Information Theory of Cognitive systems Group), Institute of Information Theory and Automation of Czech Academy of Sciences, and Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata.

The aim of the conference is to highlight recent developments within the field of information geometry and to identify new directions of research. To this end, the conference will bring together leading experts in the field. It will consist of invited talks and poster sessions representing theoretical work as well as work within one of the many application fields where information geometry plays a role.

The number of participants is limited (~100) because of capacity of the conference venue.

Confirmed invited speakers

Shun-ichi Amari

This event honours the numerous scientific achievements of Shun-ichi Amari on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Shun-ichi Amari

Poster session

The participants are invited to present a poster. The scientific committee will decide based on an abstract. The book of abstracts will be published prior to the conference. Please, highlight your intention to present an abstract in the registration form and after the registration, please upload it.

Dates and deadlines

  • April 14, 2016 - registration deadline
  • April 15, 2016 - notification of acceptance
  • April 30, 2016 - registration deadline for participants without accommodation in the conference hotel
  • May 30, 2016 - early payment deadline
  • May 15, 2016 - abstract (upload)
  • June 13th, 2016 - looking forward to meeting you in Liblice

Preliminary programme

See the very preliminary programme of the conference.



  • foundational geometric structures for information geometry
  • infinite-dimensional information geometry
  • non-commutative information geometry
  • relation between information geometry and algebraic statistics
  • statistical inference

Application fields

  • neural networks
  • cognitive systems
  • computational and systems biology
  • mathematical finance
  • statistical mechanics
  • quantum information and quantum statistics
  • string theory and cosmology
  • applications to statistical modelling

Programme Committee



Organizing Committee