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Call for 2021 Information Theory Society Award Nominations
We look forward to receiving nominations from all members for the following Information Theory Society awards. Please note the deadlines to nominate.
Jan 13, 2021
Jacob Ziv Awarded IEEE Medal of Honor
Jacob Ziv has received the most prestigious award of the IEEE, the IEEE Medal of Honor.
Jan 6, 2021
"How Claude Shannon Invented the Future" in Quanta Magazine
David Tse writes about not only Claude Shannon's impact on communications, but also on how his work illustrates the importance of top-rate science. Read David's article in Quanta Magazine.
Dec 24, 2020
Call for 2021 Information Theory Society Award Nominations
We look forward to receiving nominations from all members for the following Information Theory Society awards. Please note the deadlines to nominate.
Dec 22, 2020
Good News! IEEE Student Membership Dues Are Now 50% Off
Attention Students! IEEE now offers a discounted dues option for all student and graduate student members. Simply enter promotion code FUTURE50 when you join or renew to receive 50% off your student membership!
Dec 22, 2020
CFP: JSAIT Special Issue on Coded Computing (Feb 15 deadline)
The intersection of information theory and computing has been a fertile ground for novel, relevant intellectual problems. Recently, coding-theoretic techniques have been designed to improve performance metrics in distributed computing systems. This has generated a significant amount of research that has produced novel fundamental limits, code designs, and practical implementations. The set of ideas leveraged by this new line of research is collectively referred to as coded computing. This special issue will focus on coded computing, including aspects such as tradeoffs between reliability, latency, privacy, and security. Specific topics of interest include:
Dec 10, 2020
Bridge to the Faculty Postdoc Position at ECE, University of Illinois Chicago
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) will be recruiting a Bridge to the Faculty (B2F) Scholar with start date on August 16, 2021.
Dec 9, 2020
JSAIT Sixth Call for papers: Special Issue on Coded Computing
JSAIT Sixth Call for papers: Special Issue on Coded Computing. Papers due Feb. 15, 2021.
Nov 27, 2020
Now Running: European School of Information Theory
The 2020 IEEE European School of Information Theory (based in Stuttgart, Germany) is currently running as a virtual event. It is still accepting registrations and registration is free for members of the Information Theory Society.
Nov 26, 2020
Call for Nominations for Executive Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory
The IEEE Information Theory Society (ITSoc) invites nominations for the position of Executive Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory for an 18-month term, starting on July 1, 2021. It is expected that the Executive Editor (EE) will subsequently transition to Editor-in-Chief (EiC) on January 1, 2023, for an additional 18-month term, ending on June 30, 2024.
Nov 18, 2020
Submit to Information-Theoretic Cryptography
Submit papers to the conference on Information-Theoretical Cryptography (ITC). Deadline Feb 1, 2021.
Nov 1, 2020
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 https://www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy/special_issues/massive_access
Sep 23, 2020

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