Tuesday 28 May 2019
9:30 - 10:15            Registration and energizing welcome drink
10:15 - 10:30          Opening of the SITB2019
10:30 - 11:00          Keynote 1
11:00 - 12:20          Oral Session 1
12:20 - 13:15          Lunch
13:15 - 13:45          Keynote 2
13:45 - 14:00          Break
14:00 - 15:20          Oral Session 2
15:20 - 16:20          Poster Session 1
16:20 - 16:50          WIC General Assembly
16:50 - ...                 Social Event and Dinner
Wednesday 29 May 2019
9:00 - 9:30              Coffee
9:30 - 10:30            Special Session 1
10:30 - 10:45          Break
10:45 - 11:15          Special Session 2
11:15 - 12:35          Oral Session 3
12:35 - 13:15          Lunch
13:15 - 13:45          Keynote 3
13:45 - 15:15          Poster Session 2
15:15 - 15:30          Break
15:30 - 16:50          Oral Session 4
16:50 - ...                 Closure, Awards & Drinks

Oral sessions

A detailed timetable with the different speakers and topics can be found here: SITB2019 Program.

Special Session

Dr. Peter Bossuyt
(UZ Leuven)
Dr. Efstratios Gavves
(Univ. of Amsterdam)
Joost van der Putten
(TU Eindhoven)
Fons van der Sommen
(TU Eindhoven)
Dr. R.J. Jorn Beukinga
(UMC Groningen)

Dr. Peter Bosssuyt (UZ Leuven): "When the computer takes over: clinicians view on Computer-Aided Detection"
Dr. Efstratios Gavves (Univ. of Amsterdam): "Computer Analysis on Medical Images"
Ir. Joost van der Putten and Dr. Fons van der Sommen (TU Eindhoven): "White light Endoscopy Deep learning concepts"
Dr. R.J. Jorn Beukinga (UMC Groningen): "F-FDG PET Radiomics Analysis in Esophageal Cancer"

Keynote Speakers

Jos Weber (TU Delft )
WIC Chairman 2006-present
Peter de With (TU Eindhoven)
WIC Chairman 2001-2006
Han Vinck (University of Duisburg-Essen)
WIC Chairman 1998-2001

Prof. Jos Weber (Delft University of Technology)

“Channel Coding in the Benelux.”

Channel coding techniques form essential ingredients in data storage and communication systems, because of their ability to offer protection against errors that may occur during storage or transmission. In this presentation, a brief history of channel coding is sketched. In the context of the celebration of the 40th WIC Symposium on Information Theory in the Benelux, some channel coding results from the WIC community will be highlighted. Also, two of the presenter’s current research topics will be introduced: (i) erasure coding for distributed storage and (ii) detection and decoding techniques for channels suffering from gain and/or offset mismatch.

Prof. Han Vinck (University Duisburg-Essen)

“Information theory and Memory systems.”

As this is a jubileum edition of the SITB symposium, historical notes on the Dutch founding fathers of the WIC are given as an introduction. The more theoretical part of this talk discusses the development of coding strategies for modern memory systems, in which there is an interesting relation between the coding for memories with defects from the 60s, coding for write-once memories (WOM), and coding for modern memory systems like flash, phase change and magnetic RAM.

Prof. Peter H.N. de With (Eindhoven University of Technology)

“Flying through WIC Benelux history: from video coding towards image analysis”

Video source coding and compression were important when the WIC emerged and during its first decades of existence. Over the years, video analysis has not only augmented significantly, but also found its widespread use in many application fields. This presentation will highlight key developments of this period and provide examples of interesting video/image coding architectures and/or concepts that were presented on past WIC symposia. The lecture will end with examples of recent work from the presenter's research group in video analysis and the breakthrough that has happened with Deep Learning. One of the conclusions is that selective use of signal transformation has appeared to be of high value and importance for both discussed fields.