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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 / IEEE SP Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the Benelux

Date: May 31 and June 1, 2018
Location: Enschede
Symposium website
Call for papers

Van der Meulen seminar 2018

Date: 12 April 2018
Location: University of Twente

Lecture series by Robert Calderbank

Prof. Calderbank is delivering a series of lectures at VUB, UGent, UCLouvain, KULeuven, and ULB on a rich set of subjects revolving around electrical engineering, applied mathematics and computer science.

Jan 18, Brussels: Remembering Shannon
Feb 15, VUB: Recent Developments in Quantum Computing
Mar 1, UGent: Enhancing Resolution in Undersampled Physical Imaging
Mar 22, UC Louvain: Golay, Heisenberg and Weyl
Apr 27, KU Leuven: 5G Wireless
May 3, ULB/VUB: Coding Theory and Computer Architecture
May 18, VUB: Data+

SITB 2017

At the SITB 2017, WIC secretary Ludo Tolhuizen congratulates Yuri Murillo and Jamal Amini with the best student paper award and the best student presentation award, respectively.

Kees Schouhamer Immink receives the IEEE Medal of Honor 2017

Kees Schouhamer Immink
Our member Kees Schouhamer Immink has received the IEEE Medal of Honor 2017! This is the highest distinction within the IEEE. Kees has received 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.