Seminar in honor of Kees Schouhamer Immink

Kees Schouhamer Immink (Turing Machines Inc) received the 2017 IEEE Medal of Honor on May 25, 2017, in San Francisco, CA, USA, "for pioneering contributions to video, audio, and data recording technology, including compact disc, DVD, and Blu-ray". In order to celebrate the unique fact that this award was bestowed upon a member of the Benelux information theory community, a seminar in honor of Kees was held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on June 16, 2017. The venue was the beautiful Sociëteit KR&ZV "De Maas" (Royal Maas Yacht Club). The seminar, which was preceded by a lunch and followed by a reception and dinner, attracted 45 participants. It was organized by Han Vinck, Jos Weber, and Peter de With, and sponsored by the Shannon Foundation, the IEEE Benelux Chapter on Information Theory, and the Werkgemeenschap voor Informatie- en Communicatietheorie (WIC). Presentations were given by The slides are available via the seminar website. An interview with Kees appeared in the May 2017 issue of IEEE Spectrum.

10th Asia-Europe Workshop on Concepts in Information Theory

The AEW10 was held in Boppard, Germany, on June 21-23, 2017.
The WIC sponsored this event.

WIC Symposium 2017

38th WIC Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux / 7th joint WIC IEEE SP Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the Benelux.
Date: May 11 and 12, 2017.
Location: Delft, The Netherlands.
Keynote speakers: Kees Schouhamer Immink (recipient of the 2017 IEEE Medal of Honor) and Lieven Vandenberghe (UCLA).

Midwinter Meeting 2017

Topic: Quantum Computation and Communication.
Date: Februari 16, 2017.
Location: Zwarte Doos, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
The talks can be found here.

Schalkwijk Symposium

Seminar on the occasion of of Piet Schalkwijk's 80th birthday.
Date: November 16, 2016.
Location: van Trierzaal, TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
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For a report of this event see page 25 of the December 2016 IEEE IT Society Newsletter, which can be found here.

Van der Meulen Seminar 2016

The 6th van der Meulen Seminar was held on Thursday September 15, 13:30-18:00, at TU Eindhoven. The topic was "Information Theory and Fiber Optic Communication".

WIC Symposium 2016

The SITB 2016 was held in Louvain-la-Neuve on May 19 and 20. The best student presentation award was won by Jean-Francois Determe for his talk Noise Stabilization with Simultaneous Orthogonal Matching Pursuit. The best student paper award went to Linear Cryptanalysis of Reduced-Round Speck by Daniel Bodden and Tomer Ashur.

Shannon Centenary

The Benelux Shannon Centenary Symposium was held in Eindhoven on April 13, 2016. The speakers were Kees Immink, Wolter Lemstra, Jaap Haartsen, Jan van der Meer, Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen.

WIC Midwintermeeting 2016

The WIC Midwintermeeting 2016 on Big Data and Data Analytics was held on Februari 1 in Eindhoven. The programme can be found here .

WIC Symposium 2015

The SITB 2015 was held in Brussels on May 6 and 7, 2015. The proceedings can be found here.

2015 European School of Information Theory

ESIT 2015 was held in Zandvoort on April 20-24, 2015. [Website]

WIC Symposium 2014

The SITB 2014 was held in Eindhoven on May 12 and 13, 2014. The proceedings can be found here.

Midwintermeeting on Signals in Space

The WIC Mid-Winter Meeting 2014 on Signals in Space was held on February 7 in Eindhoven.

WIC Symposium 2013

The SITB 2013 was held in Leuven on May 30 and 31, 2013. The proceedings can be found here.

Midwintermeeting on Cybersecurity

The WIC Mid-Winter Meeting 2013 on Cyber Security was held on February 5 in Eindhoven. Renowned lecturers gave tutorial presentations. The announcement, program, list of participants, and presentations can be found here.

WIC Symposium 2012

The SITB 2012 was held in Boekelo, the Netherlands, on May 24 and 25, 2012. The proceedings can be found here.