Claude Elwood Shannon 100th Birthday Celebration

Claude Elwood Shannon was born on April 30, 1916. The German Information Theory Society Section Chapter, together with Prof. Han Vinck and the Chair of Communications Engineering (LNT), is organizing a Claude Elwood Shannon 100th Birthday Celebration at the Heinz Nixdorf Museum in Paderborn, Germany on May 3-4, 2016

Please click here and follow the instructions to register. The standard registration fee is 200 Euro, and the student registration fee is 100 Euro. A ticket for one day is 100 Euro for Tuesday (no banquet) and 50 Euro for Wednesday.

Program

Tuesday, May 3
9:00Registration
9:45Welcome to the Heinz Nixdorf Museum
10:00Frans Willems, University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Shannon Multi-User Information Theory
10:45Coffee break
11:15Ingo Althöfer, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Shannon, Chess, Go, and Breakthrough Research in Technology Companies
12:00Lunch break (lunch available at the museum bistro)
13:30Christof Paar, Bochum University, Germany
Shannon and Cryptography
14:15Jochen Viehoff, Heinz Nixdorf Museum, Paderborn, Germany
Discovering Shannon's Toys - From the First Encounter to the Exhibition "Codes and Clowns"
14:45

Session on Shannon and My Research

Kees Immink, Turing Machines Inc.
Shannon and Constrained Sequences

Rudolf Mathar, RWTH Aachen
Some Fundamental Channels and Their (Unknown) Capacity

Holger Boche, Technical University of Munich
Quantum Information Theory

Stephan ten Brink, University of Stuttgart
EXIT Charts and Shannon's Limit

16:05Tea break and museum tour (included with the registration)
19:30Reception and Buffet Dinner (included with the standard registration) at the Welcome Hotel

Wednesday, May 4
9:00

Session on Shannon and My Research

Giuseppe Caire, Technical University of Berlin
From Coded Modulation to Multiuser MIMO

Petar Popovski, Aalborg University
What Information Theory Tells Us About Communication Protocols

Giuseppe Durisi, Chalmers University
My Path Through Information Theory: From Double Asymptotics to Finite Blocklength

10:00Emre Telatar, EPFL, Switzerland
Shannon's Mathematical Theory of Communication
10:45Coffee break
11:15Joachim Hagenauer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Shannon and Genetics
12:00Sergio Verdú, Princeton University, USA
The Life of Claude Elwood Shannon
13:00Lunch and departure

Lunch, Dinner, Social Program

  • Lunch on May 3
  • Dinner on May 3 at the Welcome Hotel (not included in the student registration)
  • Museum tour on May 3

Directions

Registration

The standard registration fee is 200 Euro, and the student registration fee is 100 Euro. (The student registration does not include the dinner.) For single days, the registration fee is 100 Euro for Tuesday (no banquet) and 50 Euros for Wednesday. Please click here and follow the instructions to register.

Hotel

A contingent of rooms has been reserved at the Welcome Hotel, which is in walking distance from the Nixdorf Museum. Please make your reservation (single € 92,00 - double € 127,00 including breakfast) before April 5th using the keyword “Shannon100”.

Further information

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