2016 European School of Information Theory, April 4-8, 2016

2016 European School of Information Theory


ESIT 2016

April 4-8, Gothenburg, Sweden


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 (3 hour) 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.

This year topics include wireless networks, distributed-storage systems, fiber-optical systems, modern coding theory, and nonasymptotic Shannon theory. Tutorial lectures will be given by

  • Gerhard Kramer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Frank R. Kschischang, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Vijay Kumar, IISc Bangalore, India
  • Yury Polyanskiy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA
  • Henry D. Pfister, Duke University, NC, USA
  • Emanuele Viterbo, Monash University, Australia 

Applications of information theory in industry will be covered in a dedicated session sponsored by Ericsson. Finally, poster sessions will give the opportunity to the attendees to present their scientific work, obtain feedback, and initiate novel collaborations in a largely informal setting.


The venue of the school is the Department of Signals and Systems, Chalmers University of TechnologyHörsalsvägen 9-11, Gothenburg Sweden.

The organizing committee consists of Fredrik BrännströmGiuseppe Durisi, and Alexandre Graell i Amat, all from Chalmers University of Technology.

Call for Participation: [.pdf

Final Program: [.pdf]


Registration includes the 6 tutorial lectures, a visit to Ericsson facilities in Gothenburg on Wednesday, April 6, lunches and coffee breaks from Monday, April 4 to Friday, April 8, a welcome reception at Dicksonska Palatset (sponsored by the City of Gothenburg) on Monday, April 4, where 1st Deputy Lord Mayor Åse-Lill Törnqvist is the host, and a banquet on Thursday evening, April 7.

Early registration with IT Society student membership includes also accommodation in a shared room. See details below.

Registrants will be asked to provide a tentative title for their poster presentation.

Registration options:

  • Early registration for students with IEEE IT Society student membership [deadline: February 2, 2016]: 3000 SEK

Registration includes accommodation in a shared room (two persons in total) at SGS from Sunday, April 3 to Friday, April 8. Internet access is included. The SGS rooms are located at walking distance from Chalmers campus.

Note: this registration option is reserved to IEEE IT Society student members. You need to be an IEEE IT Society student member before registering; follow this link to become a member. Since the number of available rooms is limited, this registration option is available only to the first 70 students who will register.

  • Early registration for students without IEEE IT Society student membership and all other participants [deadline: February 2, 2016]: 3000 SEK

This registration option does not include accommodation.

  • Late registration [after February 2, 2016, deadline March 15]: 4000 SEK

This registration option does not include accommodation.

    The registration is closed! However, there might still be a possibility to register late. Please contact Fredrik Brännström for more information.


    Early registration with IEEE IT Society student membership includes accommodation.

    We recommend the following alternatives to the participants not using this registration option.

    • Affordable rooms and apartments can be booked at SGS
    • The following hotel is close to Chalmers campus: Quality Hotel Panorama



    Dr. Giuseppe Durisi

    Department of Signals and Systems

    Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

    [email protected]

    +46 31 772 18 02