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, sequential analysis and applied probability, among others. The scheduled tutorial lectures are:
The final program will be published when available.
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 is now open. Registration at an advanced rate can be done before March 31, 2017.
This year's school is taking place in Madrid, Spain, a city offering sprawling museums, traditional restaurants and bars where tourists and locals meet alike. The venue of the school is the Marqués de Villafranca Palace, headquarters of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. This historical site is located in the historic center of Madrid, where there are several accommodation and dinning options and it is easily accessible by public transportation.
Real Academia de Ingeniería
Calle Don Pedro 10
Alfonso Martínez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Tobias Koch (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Pablo M. Olmos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Gonzalo Vazquez-Vilar (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)