IZS 2014 Conference Program

Tuesday, February 25

16:00 – 18:00 Registration desk open

Wednesday, February 26

07:30 Registration desk opens
08:25 Opening address
08:30 – 09:30   Keynote Lecture by Alon Orlitsky (UCSD)
Coffee break
10:00 – 12:00 Session 1: Shannon Theory
Lunch break
13:20 – 15:00 Session 2: Invited Session on Advances in Shannon Theory
Coffee break
15:30 – 16:50 Session 3: Invited Session on Coding Theory
Short break
17:00 – 17:40 Session 4: Secrecy

Thursday, February 27

08:30 – 09:30   Keynote Lecture by Rüdiger Urbanke (EPFL)
Coffee break
10:00 – 12:00 Session 5: Coding Theory
Lunch break
13:20 – 14:40 Session 6: Invited Session on Information Theoretic Approaches to
Database Management
Coffee break
15:10 – 17:10 Session 7: Wireless Communications
19:00 – end Conference Banquet at Restaurant Belvoirpark

Friday, February 28

08:30 – 09:30   Keynote Lecture by Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford University)
Coffee break
10:00 – 12:00 Session 8: Relaying and Information
Lunch break
13:20 – 15:00 Session 9: Invited Session on Sparse Signal Processing and Coding
Coffee break
15:30 – 16:50 Session 10: Invited Session on Information Rates and Coding for Networks

All talks are 20 min.

Keynote Lecture (Wednesday 08:30 – 09:30)

  • Learning for Big Domains: The Art of the Doable
    Alon Orlitsky (UCSD)

Session 1: Shannon Theory (Wednesday 10:00 – 12:00)
Chaired by Shlomo Shamai

  • A Rate-Splitting Approach to Fading Multiple-Access Channels with Imperfect Channel-State Information
    A. Pastore, T. Koch, J. R. Fonollosa

  • Expurgated Random-Coding Ensembles: Exponents, Refinements and Connections
    J. Scarlett, L. Peng, N. Merhav, A. Martinez, A. Guillén i Fàbregas

  • Second-Order Rate of Constant-Composition Codes for the Gel'fand–Pinsker Channel
    J. Scarlett

  • An Alternative Coding Theorem for Posterior Matching via Extrinsic Jensen–Shannon Divergence
    T. Javidi, M. Wigger, M. Naghshvar

  • Duality with Linear-Feedback Schemes for the Scalar Gaussian MAC and BC
    S. Belhadj Amor, Y. Steinberg, M. Wigger

  • Analysis of Mismatched Estimation Errors Using Gradients of Partition Functions
    W. Huleihel, N. Merhav

Session 2: Advances in Shannon Theory (Wednesday 13:20 – 15:00)
Invited Session by Tsachy Weissman

  • On an Extremal Data Processing Inequality for Long Markov Chains
    T. Courtade, J. Jiao, T. Weissman

  • The Likelihood Encoder
    P. Cuff

  • Universal Decoding for Arbitrary Channels Relative to a Given Class of Decoding Metrics
    N. Merhav

  • Equivalent Formulations of Hypercontractivity Using Information Measures
    C. Nair

  • Capacity of Binary Symmetric POST Channels
    H. H. Permuter, H. Asnani, T. Weissman

Session 3: Coding Theory (Wednesday 15:30 – 16:50)
Invited Session by Jean-Claude Belfiore

  • Unshared Secret Key Cryptography
    S. Liu, Y. Hong, E. Viterbo

  • Some Constructions of Storage Codes from Grassmann Graphs
    F. Oggier

  • Lattice Gaussian Coding for Capacity and Secrecy: Two Sides of One Coin
    C. Ling, J.-C. Belfiore

  • Measuring the Growth of Inverse Determinants Sums of a Family of Quasi-Orthogonal Codes
    R. Vehkalahti, L. Luzzi

Session 4: Secrecy (Wednesday 17:00 – 17:40)
Chaired by Ashish Khisti

  • Constrained Colluding Eavesdroppers: An Information-Theoretic Model
    M. Mirmohseni, P. Papadimitratos

  • Broadcast Channel with Receiver Side Information: Achieving Individual Secrecy
    O. O. Koyluoglu, Y. Chen, A. Sezgin

Keynote Lecture (Thursday 08:30 – 09:30)

  • But what about non-standard channels?
    Rüdiger Urbanke (EPFL)

Session 5: Coding Theory (Thursday 10:00 – 12:00)
Chaired by Hans-Andrea Loeliger

  • Energy Limits of Message-Passing Error Control Decoders
    C. Schlegel, C. Winstead

  • Low Complexity Decoding for Punctured Trellis-Coded Modulation over Intersymbol Interference Channels
    F. Schuh, J. B. Huber

  • An Efficient Length- and Rate-Preserving Concatenation of Polar and Repetition Codes
    M. Seidl, J. B. Huber

  • Sierpinski Prefactors in the Guruswami–Sudan Interpolation Step
    C. Senger

  • Improved Decoding of Partial Unit Memory Codes Using List Decoding of Reed–Solomon Codes
    S. Puchinger, A. Wachter-Zeh, M. Bossert

  • Cyclic Codes over the Matrix Ring M_2(F_p) and Their Isometric Images over F_{p^2}+uF_{p^2}
    D. F. Falcunit, V. P. Sison

Session 6: Information Theoretic Approaches to Database Management (Thursday 13:20 – 14:40)
Invited Session by Deniz Gunduz

  • Databases for Biometric Identification
    F. Willems

  • Information Theoretic Analysis of Storage, Identification, and Reconstruction in Noisy Data Management Systems
    E. Tuncel

  • Compression for Similarity Queries
    A. Ingber, T. Courtade, I. Ochoa, T. Weissman

  • Upper and Lower Bounds on the Reliability of Content Identification
    G. Dasarathy, S. C. Draper

Session 7: Wireless Communications (Thursday 15:10 – 17:10)
Chaired by Johannes Huber

  • On the Fluctuation of Mutual Information in Double Scattering MIMO Channels
    Z. Zheng, L. Wei, R. Speicher, R. Müller, J. Hämäläinen, J. Corander

  • OFDM vs. Single Carrier Modulation — an Achievable Rate Perspective
    Y. Carmon, S. Shamai, T. Weissman

  • Noncoherent Decision-Feedback Equalization in Massive MIMO Systems
    R. F. H. Fischer, M. Bense

  • The Anti-Diversity Concept for Secure Communication on a Two-Link Compound Channel
    J. J. Boutros, V. Dedeoglu, M. Bloch

  • Almost Linear Complexity Methods for Delay-Doppler Channel Estimation
    A. Fish, S. Gurevich

  • Simulation of Birth-Death Dynamics in Time-Variant Stochastic Radio Channels
    M. L. Jakobsen, T. Pedersen, B. H. Fleury

Keynote Lecture (Friday 08:30 – 09:30)

  • Shannon meets Nyquist: Capacity and Rate Distortion under Low-Rate Sampling
    Andrea Goldsmith (Stanford University)

Session 8: Relaying and Information (Friday 10:00 – 12:00)
Chaired by Michael Gastpar

  • Asymmetric Compute-and-Forward with CSIT
    J. Zhu, M. Gastpar

  • Topological Interference Management with Alternating Connectivity: The Wyner-Type Three User Interference Channel
    S. Gherekhloo, A. Chaaban, A. Sezgin

  • Modify-and-Forward for Securing Cooperative Relay Communications
    S. W. Kim

  • Optimized Noisy Network Coding for Gaussian Relay Networks
    R. Kolte, A. Özgür, A. El Gamal

  • Sequential Transmission of Markov Sources over Burst Erasure Channels
    F. Etezadi, A. Khisti

  • Information Loss and Anti-Aliasing Filters in Multirate Systems
    B. C. Geiger, G. Kubin

Session 9: Sparse Signal Processing and Coding (Friday 13:20 – 15:00)
Invited Session by Olgica Milenkovic

  • Model-based Sketching and Recovery with Expanders
    V. Cevher

  • Energy Allocation in Compressed Sensing of Non-uniformly Sparse Signals
    W. Dai

  • Noisy Boolean Compressed Sensing and Error-Correcting Codes
    A. Mazumdar

  • Communications over Sparse Channels: Fundamental Performance Limits and Practical System Design
    P. Schniter

  • Semi-Quantitative Group Testing
    O. Milenkovic

Session 10: Information Rates and Coding for Networks (Friday 15:30 – 16:50)
Invited Session by Alex Grant

  • Twelve Short Schemes for Index Coding
    Y.-H. Kim

  • Constrained Entropy Maximisation
    T. H. Chan, A. Grant

  • On Capacity, Cooperation, and the Edge Removal Problem
    M. Effros

  • The Modulo-Lattice Output is a Sufficient Statistic
    R. Zamir