While conferences managed to get through the pandemic by going online, interpersonal interactions between researchers came up short. It is therefore a pleasure to host this Information Theory and Tapas Workshop, where researchers can present the results of their research and discuss ideas in person and in an informal setting.

The core of this workshop are presentations by the following international experts in various areas of information theory (in alphabetical order):

  • Alex Alvarado (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Giuseppe Durisi (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Bernhard Geiger (Know-Center GmbH, Austria)
  • Robert Graczyk (Télécom Paris, France)
  • Albert Guillén i Fàbregas (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Hamdi Joudeh (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
  • Alfonso Martinez (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
  • Stefan Moser (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Ramji Venkataramanan (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Ligong Wang (CY Cergy Paris Université, France)

The program is intentionally kept light so as to foster interpersonal interactions.

The Information Theory and Tapas Workshop is also the closing event of the ERC Starting Grant “Information Theory for Low-Latency Wireless Communications (LOLITA)”. An important component of the workshop is therefore also the dissemination of results obtained during the course of the Starting Grant.

Last but not least, I would like to thank the European Research Council and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid for their financial support of this event.

I am looking forward to an exciting workshop!

Tobias Koch