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ESIT 2017 Madrid

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. In this school, the students have the opportunity to learn from distinguished lecturers by attending long-format tutorials, to present their own work to obtain feedback and to start up collaborations, and to participate in a stimulating and inviting forum of scientists. To promote interaction and collaboration, 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.

Topics of the ESIT 2017 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)


This year's school will take place in Madrid, Spain, a city offering historical sites, sprawling museums and traditional restaurants where tourists and locals meet alike. The school venue is the Marqués de Villafranca Palace, headquarters of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering, located in the historical center of Madrid. It is easily accessible by public transportation, and there are several accommodation and dinning options nearby.

Organizing committee

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


Registration fee includes access to the technical activities and social program.  Registration at an advanced rate can be done before April 7, 2017. 
The registration platform is accessible in the school’s website:


Dr. Tobias Koch,
Dept. of Signal Theory and Communications, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés, Spain



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