2004 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory

Sunday, June 27 - Friday, July 2, 2004
at the Chicago Downtown Marriott, Chicago, IL USA

General Co-Chairs
Daniel J. Costello, Jr.
Bruce Hajek

Program Co-Chairs
Frank Kschischang
David Tse

International Liaisons
Johannes Huber
Raymond Yeung


Finance
Dilip V. Sarwate

Graphic Artist
Starla Carpenter

Local Arrangements
Randall Barry
Michael Honig

Publications
Michael Fitz
Oscar Takeshita

Publicity
Ralf Koetter
Andrew Singer

Tutorials
Venu Veeravalli

Spouses Program
Barbara Blahut
Lucretia Costello
Mishie Laneman
Elizabeth Scheid
Eileen Tanner

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Note: The program includes roughly 570 papers out of 958 papers submitted. Attendees traveling from outside the US should address the US travel visa requirements as soon as possible.

The on-site registration, all technical sessions, and the Tuesday Awards luncheon will be on the fifth floor of the Marriott. The welcoming reception with modest refreshment will take place on the ninth floor deck of the Marriott, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, June 27. Pre-conference tutorials will be on Sunday, the IT Society awards luncheon will be on Tuesday beginning at 12:50 a.m., Wednesday afternoon will be free, and the banquet will be Thursday, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.. in the Grand Ballroom at the tip of Navy Pier, with a 45 minute entertainment program provided by Second City Chicago. See Excursions and Diversions for a description of exursions Monday and Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon. A companions' get together is scheduled for each weekday morning, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., in the Water Tower Room on on the tenth floor.

Plenary speakers

Robert J. McEliece (Shannon Lecture)
Persi Diaconis
Ueli Maurer
Tom Richardson
Martin Vetterli

Pre-Conference Half-Day Tutorial Sessions -- Sunday, June 27

These intensive 3.5 hour sessions (including a half-hour break) are perfect for researchers who want intermediate level introductions to some of the most promising recent developments in the broad area of information theory, from experts in the field. These optional sessions provide a refresher course in the fundamentals, give an overview of recent progress, and point to future opportunities. Separate registration is required. See the registration form for details. On-site conference registration opens at 8 a.m. on the fifth floor of the Marriott.
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tutorial 1: Ueli Maurer on Cryptography
Tutorial 2: Brendan Frey on Iterative Algorithms with Applications in Sensory Processing, Multiple Sequence Analysis and Machine Learning
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tutorial 3: Giuseppe Caire / Hesham El Gamal / Mohamed Oussama Damen on Space-Time Coding
Tutorial 4:Gilles Brassard on Quantum Information Processing