2017 European School of Information Theory

Name 2017-ESIT

2017 European School of Information Theory
May 8-11, 2017, Madrid, Spain

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.

Topics of the school include Shannon Theory, coding theory, source coding, sequential analysis and applied probability, among others. The scheduled tutorial lectures are:


Spatially coupled LDPC codes: from theory to practice
Daniel J. Costello, Jr. (University of Notre Dame)

Channel reliability: from ordinary to zero-error capacity
Marco Dalai (University of Brescia)

Fundamental limits in asynchronous communication
Aslan Tchamkerten (Telecom ParisTech)

Information-theoretic signal processing
Ram Zamir (Tel Aviv University)

The final program of the school is now available. You can check it via the following link:
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Poster session

One of the goals of the European School of Information Theory is to promote interaction and collaboration among students. To this end, all students are required to present their work in a poster presentation. Students who have just started their doctoral studies and have not yet obtained publishable results may also present the topic chosen for their thesis (including state-of-the-art and preliminary results).
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Registration is now open. Registration includes access by the named registrant to the technical program, the welcome reception, the banquet and coffee breaks during the school.
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This year's school is taking place in Madrid, Spain, a city offering sprawling museums, traditional restaurants and bars where tourists and locals meet alike. The venue of the school is the Marqués de Villafranca Palace, headquarters of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. This historical site is located in the historic center of Madrid, where there are several accommodation and dinning options and it is easily accessible by public transportation.

Real Academia de Ingeniería
Calle Don Pedro 10
28005 Madrid



Organizing committee

Tobias Koch (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Alfonso Martínez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Pablo M. Olmos (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
Gonzalo Vazquez-Vilar (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)