2019 European School of Information Theory

2019 European School of Information Theory


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 for the school has closed. For any further requests, please contact us at the email address below.

Code of Conduct and Ethics.

Technical Program

Abstracts of the lectures can be found here.

Monday, 15 April

08:45-09:00  Opening Ceremony

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

Special note: On Thursday, 18 April, at 16:30 (immediately after the poster session), Dr. Paul Vixie will give a talk at Eurecom on "Past, Present, and Future on DNS Resolution." Please register here if you would like to attend. (This talk is not part of the School.)

Social Events

Monday evening - Aperitif on the beach

We shall have a drink and some snacks during 18:30-20:30, on Plage de la Salis, at the restaurant Casa Gianni, 52 Boulevard James Wyllie, Antibes.

If weather is good, we may play beach volleyball in front of the restaurant!

Wednesday afternoon - Guided tours in Nice

We shall organize two 2-hour guided tours in Nice, starting at 14:00 and 16:00, respectively, at Place Massena, near the fountain.

There will be a shuttle bus for those who wish to go to Nice directly after the lecture.

Registration is required for the tours and for the bus.

Wednesday evening - Banquet

The conference banquet will be at the restaurant La Favola, 13 Cours Saleya, Nice. It will start at 19:30.

Two shuttle buses leaving at 22:30 and 23:30, respectively, will bring participants from the restaurant back to Antibes.

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


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