2018 IEEE European School of Information Theory (ESIT), May 7-11

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2018 IEEE European School of Information Theory (ESIT), May 7-11

The 2018 edition of the IEEE European School of Information Theory (ESIT), organized by Enrico Paolini (University of Bologna), Gianluigi Liva (German Aerospace Center), and Georg Böcherer (Technical University of Munich), will be held Bertinoro (Italy) from May 7th to May 11th, 2018. The venue will be the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro.

The European School of Information Theory (ESIT) is an annual educational event, organized by the IEEE Information Theory Society, for graduate students from institutes throughout Europe and beyond. The objective of the school is to provide the students with the opportunity (i) to learn from distinguished lecturers by attending long-format tutorials, (ii) to present their own work to obtain feedback and to start up collaborations, (iii) to hear about applications of information theory in industry, and (iv) to participate in a stimulating and inviting forum of scientists.

Topics of the school include Shannon Theory, coding theory, source coding, applied probability and multi-user communications, among others. The scheduled tutorial lectures are:

Holger Boche (Technical University of Munich)

Marco Chiani (University of Bologna)

János Körner (University La Sapienza, Rome)

Olgica Milenkovic (University of Illinois)

Emre Telatar (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne)

Richard Wesel (University of California, Los Angeles)

Moe Z. Win (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


The final program of the school will be available soon.


Poster session

One of the goals of the European School of Information Theory is to promote interaction and collaboration among students. To this end, all students are required to present their work in a poster presentation. Students who have just started their doctoral studies and have not yet obtained publishable results may also present the topic chosen for their thesis (including state-of-the-art and preliminary results).



Registration will be open soon. Registration includes access by the named registrant to the technical program, the welcome reception, self-service lunches, social dinner and lodging at the school location in either single or double room.



This year's school is taking place in Bertinoro, a small historical Italian town located in the Emilia-Romagna (Italy). Bertinoro is a medieval village immersed in the typical landscape of the Appennini foothills. Just at one hour drive from the international airport of Bologna, Bertinoro is surrounded by renowned wineries. The venue of the school is the University Residential Centre of Bertinoro hosted in the castle of Bertinoro (http://www.ceub.it/). A shuttle service to/from Bologna airport will be operated to facilitate the arrival of the guests.


Organizing committee

Enrico Paolini (University of Bologna, e.paolini@unibo.it)

Georg Böcherer (Technical University of Munich, georg.boecherer@tum.de)

Gianluigi Liva (German Aerospace Center, gianluigi.liva@dlr.de)