ITW 2015


Yossef Steinberg Ram Zamir Jacob Ziv

Welcome to ITW 2015 from the General co-Chairs:

Welcome to ITW 2015 in Jerusalem!

This workshop continues a long tradition of information theory meetings in Israel since the 1960′s, including ISIT 1973 in Ashkelon and ITW 1996 at the Technion, Haifa.

The conference venue, Mishkenot Sha’ananim, is a peaceful location in the historic Montefiore neighborhood, overlooking the old city of Jerusalem from the city center.
The beautiful views from the Mishkenot terrace will surely inspire both speakers and participants.

In ITW 2015 we promise you an interesting technical program, consisting of 130 talks in information theory and neighboring fields, as well as a rich and exciting social program in Jerusalem and outside.
On the technical side we shall have 5 morning plenary talks, followed by two parallel sessions, consisting of a total of 75 contributed papers and 50 invited talks. The program features also a historic session, organized by Tony Ephremides, consisting of a panel of distinguished senior members of our society.

Outside the ITW technical program, we shall have on Monday a late afternoon walk to the old city of Jerusalem.
On Wednesday everyone is invited to a full-day trip (after enjoying the morning plenary by Abbas El Gamal), featuring the wonders of the Dead Sea and the Judean Desert, a visit to the Masada historic site, and a dinner in a Bedouin camp. Thursday’s evening banquet will be held in the Israel Museum restaurant, and will include a short guided tour of the museum highlights. And if you stay till the very last talk on Friday afternoon, then we invite you to join us for a farewell party on the terrace.

We anticipate an interesting and exciting event and wish you an enjoyable stay in Jerusalem!

The general co-chairs,

Yossi Steinberg, Rami Zamir and Jacob Ziv

The Information Theory Workshop (ITW) is an international conference on advances broadly related to the transmission, storage, processing and manipulation of information.

ITW 2015 will be held in Jerusalem, Israel in the spring of 2015. Workshop dates:

April 26-May 1, 2015

ITW 2015 is organized in cooperation with the IEEE Information Theory Society.

The conference will take place in Mishkenot Sha’ananim, located in Jerusalem, facing the Old City wall and offers a spectacular view of the Tower of David, the Old City walls and the Judean Desert.

The venue is a conference center and guesthouse, within walking distance from the famous King David hotel and the landmark of the Montefiore Windmill at the Yemin Moshe neighborhood.


Mishkenot Sha’ananim

About the proceedings

The papers selected for presentation at ITW 2015 will be included in the workshop’s proceedings. The proceedings will be submitted to IEEExplore (IEEE approval pending).

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: October 24, 2014 October 31, 2014 (23:59:59pm PDT)
  • Acceptance notification: January 10, 2015
  • Final paper submission: March 1, 2015 (23:59:59pm PDT)


Original contributions in information and coding theory are solicited. The scope of topics is broad, with emphasis on the following themes:

IT and CS
• Learning, universal coding, empirical design
• Interactive communication, protocols
IT and Networks
• Single-letter characterization and structured codes
• Network Coding
IT and Estimation/Signal Processing
• Wiener Estimation for coding
• sparse processing
Codes for special applications
• Lattice codes
• Memory systems, distributed storage