Welcome to the Bertinoro Workshop on Communications and Coding (BCC) 2016!

The Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering 'Guglielmo Marconi' at the University of Bologna and the TUM Chair of Communications Engineering (LNT) are organizing a 2016 Bertinoro Workshop on Communications and Coding (BCC 2016). The workshop will be held at the Centro Residenziale Universitario di Bertinoro on May 19 and 20, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you in Bertinoro!
Enrico Paolini, Roy Timo, Gerhard Kramer

Confirmed Participants

  • Ahmed Elzanaty, Andrea Giorgetti, Anna Guerra, Enrico Paolini, Gianni Pasolini (University of Bologna)
  • Georg Böcherer, Berhard Geiger, Gerhard Kramer, Roy Timo, Youlong Wu (TUM)
  • Luca Barletta (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Alexandre Graell i Amat (Chalmers University)
  • Gianluigi Liva (DLR)

Topics of interest

  • Shannon theory
  • Coding and modulation
  • Compressed sensing and random matrix theory
  • Localization
  • Information-theoretic models and inference
  • Markov processes
  • Information-theoretic secrecy

Program Thursday, May 19

9:10 Marco Chiani, Welcome

Gerhard Kramer, "Capacity Bounds for Diamond Networks'' 

10:00 Georg Böcherer, "Experimental Information Theory: Achievable Rates from Measurements"
10:40 Coffee Break
11:00 Gianni Pasolini, "Secret Information of Wireless Multi-Dimensional Gaussian Channels"
11:40 Ahmed Elzanaty, "Analysis of the Restricted Isometry Property for Compressed Sensing: an Approach Based on Random Matrix Theory"
12:20 Luca Barletta, "The S-Aloha Capacity: Beyond the e-1 Myth" 
13:00 Lunch
14:10 Gianluigi Liva, "Successive cancellation decoding of product codes"
14:50 Alexandre Graell i Amat, "A Deterministic Construction and Density Evolution Analysis for Generalized Product Codes''
15:30 Coffee Break
15:50 Youlong Wu, "Coding scheme for multicast network with and without feedback"
16:30 Enrico Paolini, "Efficient Evaluation of the Weight Spectral Shape of Nonbinary Protograph LDPC Codes"
17:10 End of Technical Sessions
19:30 Dinner

Program Friday, May 20

9:00 Berhard Gieger, "ZEIT fuer Markov-Ketten'' 
9:40 Roy Timo, "An Information-Theoretic Approach to Caching"
10:20 Coffee Break
10:40 Andrea Giorgetti, "Model Order Selection Based on Information Theoretic Criteria: Design of the Penalty and Applications to Statistical Signal Processing"
11:20 Anna Guerra, "Single-Anchor Position and Orientation Bounds: Fundamental limits using Millimeter-Wave Massive Arrays"

End of Workshop


Directions to the Centro Residenziale Universitario di Bertinoro can be found here

Further Information

Supported by

  • The Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering 'Guglielmo Marconi', University of Bologna
  • The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation