Be prepared for an anniversary edition in the beautiful city of Ghent.


The symposium aims at sharing ideas, experiences and information on the following (or related) topics:

Shannon theory and applications of information theory
Wired, wireless, ad hoc and sensor networks
Source, channel and network data compression
Quantum information and quantum cryptography
Cooperation in networks
Multi-user information theory
Biologically inspired algorithms
Cryptography and data protection
Pattern recognition
Signal processing
Speech/Audio/Video/Multimedia signal processing
Signal and information processing over networks
Sensor array and multi-channel processing
Signal detection and estimation
(Deep) learning in signal processing
Biomedical signal processing and biometrics
Software defined radios and cognitive radios
Localization and tracking


The program committee is soliciting papers describing original research results. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract in pdf-format. Each accepted abstract will lead to either an oral presentation with discussion or a poster presentation. Moreover, a full paper or the abstract (as chosen by the authors) will appear in the online proceedings with ISBN. Work under review elsewhere can be submitted provided overlap with simultaneously submitted papers is clearly documented.

  • Awards:       The symposium features “Best Student Paper” (donated by the Gauss foundation) and “Best Student Presentation” awards.
  • Grants:         A limited number of grants is available to MSc students with an accepted paper.
  • Website:       Further information can be found on
  • E-mail:          Don’t hesitate to send us your questions on


A limited number of grants is available to MSc students with an accepted paper at the symposium. Grants include a registration fee waver and partial coverage of accommodation costs. Requests for a grant should be made when submitting the one-page abstract.


  • April 7, 2019   April 14, 2019           Deadline for submission of one-page abstract.
  • April 28, 2019         Notification of acceptance.
  • May 12, 2019          Deadline conference registration..
  • May 20, 2019          Deadline camera ready papers.
  • May 28-29, 2019    Symposium.


The symposium is organized by KU LEUVEN-ESAT: Liesbet Van der Perre, Sofie Pollin (co-chairs WIC) and Alexander Bertrand (co-chair IEEE SPS) under the auspices of the Werkgemeenschap voor Informatie- en Communicatietheorie (WIC) and of the IEEE Benelux Signal Processing Chapter and supported by the IEEE Benelux Information Theory Chapter.