Benefits of Membership

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The Information Theory Society connects researchers and engineers around the world through publications, workshops and symposia, and related service activities.

The IEEE Information Theory (IT) Society Field of Interest is the processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, and the foundations of the communication process. It specifically encompasses theoretical and certain applied aspects of coding, communications and communications networks, complexity and cryptography, detection and estimation, learning, Shannon Theory, and stochastic processes. The IT Society has over 3000 members worldwide who share professional interests in areas including coding theory; signal processing; communication and computer networks; communication theory; complexity and cryptography; detection and estimation theory; non-parametric estimation, classification, and neural networks; Shannon theory; and source coding.

As an active professional in Information Theory and related areas, you will want to enjoy all of the privileges afforded by the IT society to its members, including:

  • Print and/or web subscription to the monthly IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, which is widely considered to be the most highly regarded journal in Information Theory. Society membership includes complete access to the entire digital library covering all issues of the Transactions since it began in 1953!
  • The IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter, a quarterly publication which provides timely information on activities in Information Theory and related areas. Interesting and informative sections include tutorials, President's Column, Conference Calendar, Golomb's Puzzle Column, Historian's Column, New Books, prize announcements, and reports from various workshops/symposia.
  • A worldwide network of IT Chapters offering a continuous program of technical and professional meetings.
  • Special rates to conferences, workshops and symposia sponsored by the IT Society, including the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory and IT Workshops .

The Board of Governors and Members of the IT Society encourage you to join the Society, participate in our events and committees, and contribute to the IT community and the continued evolution of our field.