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The WIC is a professional organization that aims at coordinating and stimulating the work of professionals in the field of Information and Communication Theory in the Benelux (i.e. Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) and Germany.

The WIC organizes an annual two-day technical symposium where researchers from Industry and Universities from Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Germany meet and discuss their current research results and interests. The WIC also organizes MidWinter Meetings of a tutorial nature on current topics in its field.

News and upcoming events

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.
Registration is now open.
We have an exciting program with Kees Schouhamer Immink (recipient of the 2017 IEEE Medal of Honor) and Lieven Vandenberghe (UCLA) as keynote speakers.
The deadline for registration is April 24.
We hope to see you in Delft!
Best regards,
Richard Heusdens and Jos Weber (organizers)

10th Asia-Europe Workshop on Concepts in Information Theory

The AEW10 will be held in Boppard, Germany, on June 21-23, 2017.
The WIC is sponsoring this event.

Seminar in honor of Kees Schouhamer Immink

Special seminar to celebrate his 2017 IEEE Medal of Honor.
Date: June 16.
Venue: Sociëteit KR&ZV "De Maas", Rotterdam.

Kees Schouhamer Immink receives the IEEE Medal of Honor 2017

Kees Schouhamer Immink
Our member Kees Schouhamer Immink will receive the IEEE Medal of Honor 2017! This is the highest distinction within the IEEE. Kees is receiving the medal "for pioneering contributions to video, audio, and data recording technology, including compact disc, DVD, and Blu-ray". Our sincere congratulations to Kees!
Kees is the President of Turing Machines Inc., Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has been an active WIC member since the early days in the 1980's, serving as a board member and organizer of symposia.
On behalf of the WIC Board,
Jos Weber (chairman)

2016 IEEE Chapter of the Year Award for the Benelux IT Chapter

In Barcelona, at ISIT 2016, the IEEE Benelux Chapter on Information Theory received the 2016 Chapter of the Year Award. See page 15 and 16 of the IEEE ITS newsletter.

Frans Willems appointed as professor

Frans Willems has been appointed as professor in information theory and its applications at TU Eindhoven, as of March 1, 2016. On behalf of the WIC, the board congratulates Frans with this appointment.