Midwinter Meeting 2020Date: March 3.
Location: Zwarte Doos, TU Eindhoven.
Topic: Optical wireless communication for 6G networks.
[Summary of the event, by students]
The speakers were Maxim Kuschnerov (Huawei Munich), Alex Alvarado (TU/e), Konrad Banaszek (Univ. Warsaw), Jean-Paul Linnartz (Signify & TU/e), Marco Zuniga (TU Delft) and Ton Koonen (TU/e).
8th van der Meulen SeminarDate: December 13, 2019.
Location: TU Eindhoven, Atlas 6.225.
Topic: Neural networks in communication systems.
WIC / IEEE SP Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the BeneluxThis SITB was the 40th anniversary of the WIC Symposium!
Date: May 28+29, 2019.
Location: KU Leuven in Gent.
In a special series of keynotes Han Vinck, Peter de With and Jos Weber presented the history of the WIC.
There was also a special session "Searching life-critical information, early computer-aided detection of cancer".
The best student paper award was won by Simon Geirnaert
for "Expected Switching Time: a Markov Chain Based Performance Metric to
Evaluate Auditory Attention Decoding Algorithms", joint work with
T. Francart and A. Bertrand.
The best student presentation award was won by Miao Sun, for "Atrial Activity Extraction Based on Graph-Time Signal Processing", joint work with E. Isufi, N.M.S. de Groot, and R.C. Hendrik.
Midwinter Meeting 2019Date: January 25
Location: Corona hall, Luna building, TU Eindhoven
Topic: Compressive sensing: hype or hope?
WIC / IEEE SP Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the Benelux
Date: May 31 and June 1, 2018
Y.C. Gültekin (TU/e) won the student best paper award "On constellation shaping for short block lengths", joint work with W.J. van Houtum and F.M.J. Willems. Jinaqio Cheng (ULB) won the best student presentation award for "Wireless channel modelling for low-altitude UAV Networks in Urban Environments", joint work with Ke Guan and Francois Quitin.
The social event was a guided tour at the Grolsch brewery.
Van der Meulen seminar 2018
Date: 12 April 2018
Location: University of Twente
Lecture series by Robert Calderbank
Prof. Calderbank has given 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:
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+
MidWinter Meeting 2018Topic: Deep learning.
Date: January 24, 2018.
Location: Zwarte Doos, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Seminar in honor of Kees Schouhamer ImminkKees 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
- Han Vinck (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany): Four myths about Kees Immink
- John Watkinson (Run Length Limited, UK): Impact of Kees Immink’s work on digital data- video- and audio recording
- Hiroshi Kamabe (Gifu University, Japan): Immink Codes for Phase Change Memory
- Ronald Aarts (Philips Research and Eindhoven University of Technology, NL): Kees and his channel coding for CD
- Peter de With (Eindhoven University of Technology, NL): In the beginning ..... there was Justesen
- Dirk Van Hertem (KU Leuven, Belgium and Chairman of the IEEE Benelux Section): The IEEE and its Medal of Honor
- Jos Weber (Delft University of Technology, NL): Kees Immink: his current work, his importance to the Benelux IT Community, and his UJ Honorary Doctorate
10th Asia-Europe Workshop on Concepts in Information TheoryThe AEW10 was held in Boppard, Germany, on June 21-23, 2017.
The WIC sponsored this event.
WIC Symposium 201738th 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 University Science Center, The Netherlands.
Keynote speakers: Kees Schouhamer Immink (recipient of the 2017 IEEE Medal of Honor) and Lieven Vandenberghe (professor at UCLA).
There were 44 contributions, mostly by researchers from various universities in the Benelux countries, but also from the companies NXP, Philips, and CycloMedia, and from universities in Denmark, Sweden, and Switzerland. These were presented to an audience of about 70 participants, either orally or via a poster, and are all documented in the proceedings (available via http://w-i-c.org/proceedings/ or http://cas.tudelft.nl/sitb2017/program.html).
WIC secretary Ludo Tolhuizen congratulates Yuri Murillo and Jamal Amini with their award.
Yuri Murillo (KU Leuven) was the winner of the best student paper award for his paper
"An autonomous decision making flooding contention scheme based on spatial correlation",
co-authored with Fernando Rosas and Sofie Pollin.
Jamal Amini (TU Delft) was the winner of the best student presentation award
for the poster presentation of his paper “Rate-Constrained Beamforming in Binaural Hearing Aids”,
co-authored with Richard Hendriks, Richard Heusdens, Meng Guo, and Jesper Jensen.
Six grants were provided to MSc students, covering their registration fees and hotel costs.
The social event was a guided tour in the TU Delft Botanical Garden, which was also the site of the conference dinner.
We thank the keynote lecturers for accepting our invitation, all authors for their contributions to the scientific program, all participants for their presence, the Gauss Foundation for sponsoring the best student paper award, Antoon Frehe for the website support, and Minaksie Ramsoekh for the secretarial support.- Richard Heusdens and Jos Weber (symposium organizers)
Midwinter Meeting 2017Topic: Quantum Computation and Communication.
Date: Februari 16, 2017.
Location: Zwarte Doos, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
The talks can be found here.
Schalkwijk SymposiumSeminar on the occasion of of Piet Schalkwijk's 80th birthday.
Date: November 16, 2016.
Location: van Trierzaal, TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
For a report of this event see page 25 of the December 2016 IEEE IT Society Newsletter, which can be found here.