Postponed: 2020 European School of Information Theory

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Postponed: 2020 European School of Information Theory

The 2020 European School of Information Theory will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, and is POSTPONED from May 25 - 29 to September/October 2020. Stuttgart is among the largest cities of Germany and is home of major companies such as Bosch, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche. Several airlines have direct flights to Stuttgart International Airport from different European cities and Stuttgart Main Station is a major hub of the European high-speed railroad system.

ESIT2020 will be postponed to a later date (most likely September/October 2020) due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Any updates will be posted on the school website (cf. link below).

The 2020 School

The annual European School of Information Theory (ESIT) is an educational event, organized by the IEEE Information Theory Society (ITSoc), that brings together graduate students, postdocs and researchers from institutes throughout Europe and beyond. Its objective is to provide participants with the opportunity (i) to learn from distinguished lecturers giving 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.


The 2020 school covers topics such as coding (polar and algebraic), machine learning, private information retrieval, and quantum information theory. The tutorial lectures are given by the following speakers:

Alexios Balatsoukas-Stimming (Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands)

Johan S H Rosenkilde (né Nielsen) (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

Jakob Hoydis (Nokia Bell Labs Paris-Saclay, France)

Sennur Ulukus (University of Maryland, USA)

Ayfer Özgür (Stanford University, USA, 2020 IEEE ITSoc Goldsmith Lecturer)

David Sutter (IBM Research Rüschlikon, Switzerland)