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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

AEW11 - 2019

11'th Asia-Europe Workshop on Concepts in Information theory.
A Tribute to Hiro Morita (UEC, Chofu, Japan).
Date: July 3-5, 2019.
Location: Royal Maas Yacht Club, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Symposium 2019

40th WIC / IEEE SP Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux
(SITB 2019)

Date: May 28 and 29
Location: KU Leuven Ghent Technology Campus
[Call for papers]

Peter de With elected into Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen

WIC honorary member Peter de With has been elected a member of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities) of Haarlem. The KHMW was established in 1752 by seven distinguished burghers of the city of Haarlem, in order to promote science (in the broadest sense, including the 'arts'). It is the oldest learned society in the Netherlands and is constituted as a dual body comprising approximately 380 science promoters and about 480 scholars, drawn from the natural sciences, the humanities and the social sciences.
Peter de With is full professor of the Video Coding and Architectures group in the Department of Electrical Engineering at TU Eindhoven. He is an international expert on video compression and video and image analysis for health, surveillance and multimedia. Peter has been active in R&D of algorithms and systems design for about 35 years. He is a former chairman of the WIC.
February 9, 2019.

Symposium 2018

The WIC / IEEE SP Symposium on Information Theory and Signal Processing in the Benelux was held on May 31 and June 1, 2018 in Enschede.
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.