2019 European School of Information Theory

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2019 European School of Information Theory

The 2019 European School of Information Theory (ESIT) will be held in the French Riviera during April 15-19. 


(Photo: Office de tourisme et des Congrès d’Antibes Juan-les-Pins, Antibes La vague © F. Trotobas)

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.

The scheduled tutorial lecturers for 2019 are:

Matthieu Bloch (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Deniz Gündüz (Imperial College London)

Tara Javidi (University of California, San Diego)

Mari Kobayashi (CentraleSupélec)

Ido Tal (Technion)


The School of 2019 will be held in the French Riviera. The lectures will be given in the new amphitheater at EURECOM in Sophia Antipolis. Housing will be provided in the beautiful town of Antibes, with convenient bus connections to EURECOM and to the airport of Nice Cote d'Azur.

Arriving by plane: the closest airport is Nice Cote d'Azur.

Arriving by train: connections to Antibes can be found at SNCF.

Click here for more travel information.


Registration includes housing in Antibes for five nights from Sunday 14 to Friday 19 April. 

There are only a few reserved hotel rooms left. Once they are filled, registration will be without housing.

To access the registration page, click here.   

Note that each student attendee is asked to present a poster, which could be about ongoing work. 

Code of Conduct and Ethics.

Technical Program

Abstracts of the lectures can be found here.

Monday, 15 April

09:00-12:30  Mari Kobayashi: Joint State Sensing and Communication

14:15-15:15  Luca Barletta: Information Rates for Phase Noise Channels

15:30-16:30  Poster Session 1

Tuesday, 16 April

09:00-12:30  Ido Tal: A Tutorial on Polar Codes

14:15-15:15  Elsa Dupraz: Design of Energy-Efficient LDPC Codes and Decoders

15:30-16:30  Poster Session 2

Wednesday, 17 April

09:00-12:30 Matthieu Bloch: Information-Theoretic Security

Thursday, 18 April

09:00-12:30  Deniz Gündüz: Joint Source and Channel Coding

14:15-15:15  Malcolm Egan: Stability and Sensitivity of the Capacity in Continuous Channels

15:30-16:30  Poster Session 3

Friday, 19 April

09:00-12:30  Tara Javidi:  Sequential Acquisition of Information

Organizing Committee

Paul de Kerret (Eurecom), General Chair

Ligong Wang (CNRS), Publicity

Claudio Weidmann (University of Cergy-Pontoise), Finance

Michèle Wigger (Télécom ParisTech), Technical Program