On behalf of both organizing and scientific committees, it is a great pleasure to welcome all delegates, representatives and participants from around the world to MAXENT 2014 conference. The thirty-Fourth International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering will be held in France organized by SEE ( under the auspices of « Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) », « École supérieure d'électricité (SUPÉLEC) » and « Université Paris Sud (UPS), Orsay». MAXENT 2014 also benefits from scientific support of SMF (Société Mathématique de France:, and financial sponsoring from Jaynes foundation.

Proceedings of MaxEnt 2014 will be published by AIP (American Institute of Physics).

MDPI Entropy publication is an editorial partner to publish long papers issue from MaXent 2014 Tutorial, Invited and selected authors in special issue on "Information, Entropy and their Geometric Structures". All other interested authors are invited to submit their long papers in this Special Issue :

MaxEnt 2014 will take place in Château Le Clos Lucé ( the last residence of Leonardo Da Vinci, in Amboise at the heart of Loire Valley Castles, labeled by UNESCO as World heritage. Le Clos Lucé is at proximity of King Francis the First Amboise Castle, apex of the French Renaissance and of Vouvray wines vineyards and cellars. Let us express all our thanks to the Clos Lucé Castle and Saint Bris Family for hosting this event in this historical place.

MaxEnt 2014 strives to present Bayesian inference and Maximum Entropy methods in data analysis, information processing and inverse problems from a broad range of diverse disciplines: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Geophysics, Medical Imaging, Molecular Imaging and genomics, Non Destructive Evaluation, Particle and Quantum Physics, Physical and Chemical  Measurement Techniques, Economics and Econometrics.

This year special interest will be Geometrical Sciences of Information / Information Geometry and their link with classical subjects of MaxEnt workshops which are Entropy, Maximum Entropy and Bayesian inference in sciences and engineering. The focus will be more on using these concepts in generic Inverse problems, multidimensional and multi components Time Series Analysis and Spectral Estimation, Deconvolution and Source Separation, Segmentation, Classification and Pattern Recognition, X-ray, Diffractive, Diffusive and Quantum Tomographic Imaging.

Specifically this year, MaxEnt 2014 technical program is covering topics and highlights in the domain of “Geometric Science of Information” including Information Geometry Manifolds of structured data/information and their advanced applications. These topics addresses inter-relations between different mathematical domains like shape spaces (geometric statistics on manifolds and Lie groups, deformations in shape space,…), probability/optimization & algorithms on manifolds (structured matrix manifold, structured data/Information, …), relational and discrete metric spaces (graph metrics, distance geometry, relational analysis,…), computational and hessian information geometry, algebraic/infinite dimensionnal/Banach information manifolds, divergence geometry, tensor-valued morphology, optimal transport theory, manifold & topology learning, ….

Papers are presented in Tutorials, Keynotes, Oral and Poster sessions.  Publications will be presented and testify the world wide interest for topics covered by MaxEnt. After Sunday Tutorials:

each day, we will have keynote presentations by international experts and in particular this year we have the following invited:

  • On the Structure of Entropy” by Prof. Mikhail GROMOV (Abel Prize, IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette, France)
  • Topological forms of information” by Prof. Daniel BENNEQUIN (member of  l'Institut Mathématique de Jussieu, Denis Diderot University, Paris, France)
  • The entropy-based quantum metric” by Prof. Roger BALIAN (Member of French Academy of Sciences, Scientific Consultant of CEA, France)
  • Duhem’s abstract thermodynamics” by Prof. Stefano BORDONI (associate professor of logic, philosophy and history of science, Bologna University, Italy)

We would like to acknowledge all the Organizing and Scientific Committee members for their hard work, in evaluating submissions. We also give our thanks to authors and co-authors, for their tremendous effort and scientific contribution.

General chairs of MaxEnt 2014

Ali Mohammad-Djafari

Research Director at CNRS

Laboratoire des signaux et systèmes (L2S)


3 rue Joliot-Curie, 91192 Gif-sur-Yvette
SEE/SMF MaxEnt General Chair
President of SEE Club ISIC « Ingéniérie des Systèmes d'Information et de Communications » (
SEE Emeritus Member, Ampere Medal 2007
Aymé Poirson Prize 2014 from French Academy of Sciences
Senior Scientist & Advanced Studies Manager, Thales Air Systems

About SEE

SEE (Société de l'Electricité, de l'Electronique et des TIC – Society for Electricity, Electronics and ICT) is a nonprofit scientific and technical organization mainly active in France and by extension in French-speaking countries. It aims at gathering and animating a community of persons and organizations concerned by Science and Technologies in the fields of Energy, Electronics and Communications to foster the progress of both theoretical approaches in these fields and  new applications in the main sectors of Economy (Energetic transition, new Transportation challenges, Health and silver Economy, Digital life, etc.).

The two main vectors of action of  SEE are the organization of S&T events (like MAXENT) and the publication of 2 periodic reviews (REE and 3EI). SEE has strong actions shared with “sister” Societies like IEEE.

SEE General Secretary
SEE Emeritus Member




Groupes / audience: