Metsovo, Greece, June 27 - July 1, 1999
Metsovo is a beautiful traditional village perched on the slopes of Pindos at an altitude of 1115 meters (3345 feet). It is in the region of Epirus, at a distance of 425 kilometers from Athens, 56 kilometers east of the airport of Ioannina. There are twelve comfortable family-owned hotels, two banks, many cafes, restaurants and taverns, an art gallery, ski lift, and a modern conference center. The climate in June is as close to perfect as it can be anywhere. Days are warm and dry with high temperatures in the eighties, with brilliant sunshine, while nights are cool with lows in the fifties.
The workshop will embrace the main themes of Information Theory, but will also place an emphasis on Communication Networks in an attempt to bring together researchers from both fields.
This workshop will follow on the heels of another IT Workshop in South Africa which will take place the preceding week (June 20 - June 25, 1999). The organizers of both workshops are coordinating their arrangements to provide complementary and mutually beneficial technical programs so as to enable all interested participants to attend both events. To this effect, it is noted that there is direct, non-stop service connecting Johannesburg and Athens that will facilitate linking the two venues.
Plenary Talks : P. Flajolet, J. Kieffer, and P. Varaiya.
|Role of IT in Multimedia (G. Seroussi, M. Weinberger)||Pricing in Networks (C. Courcoubetis, B. Prabhakar)|
|Role of IT in Networking (A. Ephremides, R. Rao)|
|Network Shannon IT (A. Lapidoth, Z. Zhang)||Source Coding (I. Kontoyiannis, N. Merhav)|
|IT and Queueing (V. Anantharam, D. Tse)||Fundamentals of Networks (L. Tassiulas)|
|Cryptography and Security (C. Cachin, H. Tilborg)||Coding and Communications (D. Forney, A. Vardy)|
Those interested in a presentation of recent results, are invited to submit electronically a one page ISIT style summary (click here for the itw99.sty file; click here for an example.tex file) by January 31, 1999 to Philippe Jacquet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leonidas Georgiadis, Philippe Jacquet,
Tony Ephremides (Advisor),
Local Arrangements: Niovi Pavlidou, Apostolos Traganitis.
Further Information: For futher information please contact either of the Co-Chairs:
Professor Leonidas Georgiadis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng.
Thessaloniki, 54006, GREECE
Fax: +(30 31) 996312
Professor Wojciech Szpankowski
Department of Computer Science
W. Lafayette, In 47907, USA
Fax: (765) 494 0739
This workshop is sponsored by IEEE Information Theory Society and INRIA, France. Additional funds are being requested from the National Science Foundation .