Communication Theory Symposium

Symposium Co-Chairs

Dr. Daniela Tuninetti
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Illinois at Chicago,

Dr. Holger Boche,
Department of Electrical Engineering
Berlin University of Technology,

Dr. Guosen Yue,
NEC Labs,


Scope and Motivation

The Communication Theory Symposium aims to provide the state-of-the-art research towards understanding the fundamentals of communication systems including that of wireless, mobile and wire-line communication systems. The symposium welcomes original research in the general areas of wireless and wire-line communication theory, with focus on physical-layer as well as certain higher-layer issues including source coding, channel coding, modulation, detection and estimation, joint source-channel coding, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, optical communication, cooperative communications, signal processing as applied to ad-hoc and sensor networks, information theory for mobile ad hoc networks, cognitive radios, advanced multiple access strategies, network information theory, network coding, and security. Research results on communication theory that impact other disciplines such as networking, genetics, bioinformatics, and quantum information processing are also encouraged.

Topics of Interest

The Communication Theory Symposium welcomes previously unpublished, original contributions in, but not limited to, the topical areas listed below. Papers dealing with fundamental problems associated with the topical areas and describing novel uses of communication theory and/or information theory to solve these problems are of special interest.

Topical areas:

  1. Adaptive Communications
  2. Channel Capacity
  3. Channel Coding
  4. Channel Estimation
  5. Coded Modulation
  6. Communication Theory in Sensor and Ad-Hoc Networks
  7. Communication Techniques for Biological Systems
  8. Cognitive Radios
  9. Cooperative Communications
  10. Cross Layer Design
  11. Compression, lossless and lossy
  12. Cryptography and data security
  13. Detection and Estimation
  14. Distributed Techniques
  15. Diversity and Fading Countermeasures
  16. Dynamic Spectrum Management
  17. Fiber Optical Communications and Free-Space Optical Communications
  18. Graphical Models in Communications
  19. Information Theory
  20. Interference Management, Cancellation, Avoidance
  21. Iterative Techniques for Communications
  22. Iterative Coding techniques, including Turbo codes and LDPC codes
  23. Joint Source/Channel Coding
  24. Machine learning for Communications
  25. Multi-carrier Systems
  26. Multiple Access Techniques
  27. Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Techniques
  28. Multiuser Systems and Techniques
  29. Network Coding
  30. Network Information Theory
  31. Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
  32. Power Control
  33. Quantum Communications
  34. Radio Resource Management
  35. Relay Assisted Communications
  36. Source Coding
  37. Space-time Coding and Processing
  38. Synchronization
  39. Security
  40. Signal Processing for Communications
  41. Spread Spectrum Communications
  42. Ultra-Wideband Communications