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:
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.
Registration for the school has closed. For any further requests, please contact us at the email address below.
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.)
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.
Paul de Kerret (Eurecom), General Chair
Ligong Wang (CNRS), Publicity
Claudio Weidmann (University of Cergy-Pontoise), Finance
Michèle Wigger (Télécom ParisTech), Technical Program