Call for Nominations for the 2021 Padovani, Goldsmith and Distinguished Lecturers
The submission deadline is (extended to) November 15, 2020.
Oct 21, 2020
Registration for ISITA 2020 Is Now Open
Register now for the International Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications (ISITA2020), held as a virtual symposium October 24–27. Plenary talks are held live by Zoom. Presentation videos are on-demand, and Gather is used for online chat and discussions.
Oct 20, 2020
IEEE SPS 2020 PROGRESS (PROmotinG DiveRsity in Signal ProcESSing) Workshop
The IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) is launching PROGRESS - an initiative aiming to motivate and support women and under-represented minorities to pursue academic careers in signal processing.
Oct 8, 2020
Joy Thomas Has Passed Away
Joy Thomas, co-author of the seminal textbook "Elements of Information Theory" passed away on September 28, 2020 at the age of 57. Joy's career has included stints at IBM T J Watson Research Center and Google, and co-founding of two successful Silicon Valley companies.
Oct 6, 2020
Extension of Deadline for JSAIT Special Issue
The deadline for submission of papers for JSAIT's fifth issue (on Sequential, Active, and Reinforcement Learning) has been extended to Oct 15, 2020.
Sep 28, 2020
ITW 2020 - Deadline Extended to Oct. 20
In response to a number of requests, the submission deadline for ITW 2020 has been extended to Oct. 20, 2020. Notifications are postponed to Dec. 20. Virtual participation to the conference will be guaranteed for safety reasons related to the COVID pandemic.
Sep 25, 2020
Call for Papers: Entropy Special Issue on Information-Theoretic Aspects of Non-Orthogonal and Massive Access for Future Wireless Networks
The open-access journal Entropy is arranging a special issue on “Information-Theoretic Aspects of Non-Orthogonal and Massive Access for Future Wireless Networks.” The submission deadline is April 1, 2021. For more information on the scope and publication process, please see
Sep 23, 2020
IT Society Is Now on LinkedIn
The IEEE Information Theory Society now has a LinkedIn page. Follow our page to get the latest news and events from the IT Society in your LinkedIn feed.
Sep 8, 2020
ITW 2020: Upcoming Paper Submission Deadline
The 2020 IEEE Information Theory Workshop (ITW) will be held in Riva del Garda from 11–15, April 2021. Plenary speakers include Andrea Montanari, Andreas Krause, Emina Soljanin, Gabor Lugosi, Giuseppe Caire and Nina Balcan. Paper submission is currently open and the submission deadline is September 30. Virtual participation to the conference will be guaranteed for safety reasons related to the COVID pandemic.
Sep 7, 2020
Postdoctoral Research Fellow ‐ Science of Information
The Center for Science of Information (CSoI) invites applications for its CSoI Postdoctoral Research Fellows program to work with Wojtek Szpankowski, CSoI Director. CSoI seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on broad intersections of information theory, machine learning, combinatorics, and design and analysis of algorithms.
Aug 14, 2020
JSAIT Privacy and Security of Information Systems Deadline Extension to Aug. 15
The deadline for paper submissions to JSAIT's special issue on Privacy and Security of Information Systems has been extended to August 15. This is a hard deadline.
Jul 28, 2020
Message to Transactions Authors: Citation of Journal Versions
Authors of accepted papers in the Transactions are requested to make sure that papers which are cited in your accepted paper as preprints on arXiv or as conference papers are replaced by their corresponding publications in the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (or any other journal, if available).
Jul 17, 2020
Jorma J. Rissanen Has Passed Away
Jorma J. Rissanen passed away on May 9, 2020. Dr. Rissanen was a renowned information theorist with seminal contributions in source coding and was the 2009 Shannon Award winner of the IEEE Information Theory Society.
Jul 13, 2020
Call for Papers: Special Issue on Information Theory and Signal Processing in Machine Learning
The journal Entropy is arranging a Special Issue on "The Role of Signal Processing and Information Theory in Modern Machine Learning". Submission deadline: 30 November 2020
Jul 9, 2020
2020 Information Theory Society Paper Award Winners
The recipients of the 2020 Information Theory Society Paper Award are: Emmanuel Abbe, Afonso S. Bandeira, Georgina Hall “Exact Recovery in the Stochastic Block Model” and Elchanan Mossel, Joe Neeman, Allan Sly, “Consistency Thresholds for the Planted Bisection Model”.
Jul 1, 2020
Alon Orlitsky Named 2021 Claude E. Shannon Award Winner
Alon Orlitsky wins the Claude E. Shannon award for consistent and profound contributions to the field of information theory. He will deliver his Shannon lecture at ISIT 2021.
Jun 25, 2020
Free Online Screening of the Shannon Movie — Friday, June 26 / Streaming June 26-28
You have two opportunities to watch the Shannon movie The Bit Player this weekend: through Zoom on Friday, June 26, at 11:10 am Pacific Time and on Vimeo June 26–28.
Jun 24, 2020
Robert M. Gray Named Recipient of the 2020 Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award
The Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award of the IT Society has been instituted to honor an individual who has shown outstanding leadership in, and provided long-standing, exceptional service to, the Information Theory community.
Jun 23, 2020

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