Portrait of Prof. Rüdiger Urbanke. Source: EPFL

Claude E. Shannon Award for 2023

The IEEE Information Theory Society is pleased to announce that Rüdiger Urbanke is the recipient of the Claude E. Shannon award for consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory.

Venue for ITW 2022 in Mumbai

ITW 2022

The 2022 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW) is planned as a hybrid conference, with the in-person component to be held in Mumbai, India during November 6-9, 2022.

JSAIT Cover Art March 2022

JSAIT Issue on Future Communication Systems

The March 2021 issue of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Information Theory is on "Information Theoretic Foundations of Future Communication Systems".

Photo from ISIT 2019

Information Theory Society

The IEEE Information Theory Society is the premier professional society dedicated to the advancement of the mathematical underpinnings of information technology for the benefit of humanity. Information theory encompasses the processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, and the foundations of the communication process.

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The Student and Outreach Subcommittee plans student and outreach activities at symposia and workshops.
ITSoc Elections start on August 23, 2022.
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The IEEE Information Theory Society Newsletter connects our members and is published four times a year.  Beginning with the March 2022 issue, the Newsletter is online only.

Upcoming Events

The Information Theory Society's upcoming conferences, workshops and schools


Videos of ISIT 2022 Plenary Lectures Are Now Available

Videos of the ISIT 2022 plenary lectures, including the Shannon Lecture, are available to IT…

Aug 3, 2022
Rüdiger Urbanke Named Recipient of the 2023 Claude E. Shannon Award

The IEEE Information Theory Society is pleased to announce that Rüdiger Urbanke is the recipient of…

Jun 30, 2022
Pravin Varaiya has died

Pravin P. Varaiya died on June 10th at his home in Berkeley, CA at the age of 81.

Jun 20, 2022
2022 ITSoc Chapter of the Year Announced!

The UK and Ireland Section Chapter has been named the 2022 Chapter of the Year.

Jun 13, 2022


29-30 Aug, 2022
ISTC Workshop 2022

A special "International Symposium on Topics in Coding" (ISTC) Workshop will be organized…

19-23 Sep, 2022
Turin, Italy
WiOpt 2022

WiOpt 2022 will be held in person in Turin, Italy, September 19--23, 2022.

26-28 Sep, 2022
Austin, TX
2022 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security

2022 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security will take place hybrid in Austin TX,…

Jobs Board

Postdoc Position in Semantics-Aware Goal-Oriented Communications
Linköping University, Sweden

There is an open postdoc position in semantics-aware goal-oriented communications at Linköping…

Aug 3, 2022
PhD and Postdocs Positions in Communication and Information Theory at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

We have multiple vacancies for PhD students and Postdocs in communication & information theory…

Jul 20, 2022
Quantum Information Theory Postdocs
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Open postdoc position in quantum information theory at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology…

May 28, 2022

Recent Journal Issues

IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

The IEEE Transactions on Information Theory publishes papers concerned with the transmission, processing, and utilization of information.


Research In Information Theory

Selected papers on information theory from our journals and conferences