Welcome to the 2015 Munich Workshop on Coding and Modulation (MCM 2015)!

On July 30-31, 2015, the TUM Institute for Communications Engineering (LNT) is organizing a 2015 Munich Workshop on Coding and Modulation (MCM 2015).

The mission of the MCM 2015 is to bring together researchers from the fields of code design, digital communication, and information theory for in-depth discussions on how to achieve high rate and reliable communication over noisy channels. The workshop consists of invited technical talks, coffee breaks for discussions, and a social program to network and to enjoy summertime in Munich. The workshop will be held at the Institute for Communications Engineering, Technische Universität München.

We look forward to seeing you in Munich!

Gianluigi Liva, Georg Böcherer, Gerhard Kramer

Confirmed Participants

  • Erdal Arıkan (Bilkent University)
  • Rüdiger Urbanke (EPFL)
  • Johannes Huber (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
  • Michael Lentmaier (Lund University)
  • Guido Montorsi (Politecnico di Torino)
  • Rami Zamir (Tel Aviv University)
  • Jean-Claude Belfiore (Telecom ParisTech)
  • Joseph Jean Boutros (Texas A&M University at Qatar)
  • Giuseppe Caire (TU Berlin)
  • Rick Wesel (UCLA)
  • Marco Baldi (Universita Politecnica delle Marche)
  • Mark Flanagan (University College Dublin)
  • Enrico Paolini (University of Bologna)
  • Jossy Sayir (University of Cambridge)
  • Stephan ten Brink (University of Stuttgart)
  • Robert Fischer (University of Ulm)
  • Albert Guillen i Fabregas (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  • Gottfried Ungerböck
  • Gianluigi Liva, Stephan Pfletschinger (DLR)
  • Georg Böcherer, Joachim Hagenauer, Gerhard Kramer (TUM)


  • Non-binary LDPC and Turbo codes
  • Spatially coupled codes
  • Polar codes
  • Lattice codes
  • Decoding for short block lengths

With a special emphasis on

  • Approaching capacity
  • High-order modulation
  • Signal shaping
  • Error correction on practical channels


  Thursday July 30
9:50 Welcome
10:00-11:00 Session chair: Gianluigi Liva
10:00 Giuseppe Caire: Applications and (some) new results on Compute and Forward
10:30 Rüdiger Urbanke: Spatial coupling as a proof technique
11:00 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Session chair: Balazs Matuz
11:30 Rick Wesel: Incremental redundancy and feedback at finite blocklengths
12:00 Michael Lentmaier: Threshold Saturation for Spatially Coupled Turbo-like Codes over the Binary Erasure Channel
12:30 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Session chair: Gerhard Kramer
14:00 Rami Zamir: Multilevel coded modulation and lattice construction D

Jean-Claude Belfiore: Lattice codes: A theta series perspective

15:00 Gottfried Ungerböck: Improved burst-error correction by joint decoding of interleaved RS codes
15:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Session chair: Roy Timo
16:00 Guido Montorsi: Analog Digital Belief Propagation and some of its applications
16:30 Albert Guillen i Fabregas: Mismatched Decoding and Bit-Interleaved Coded Modulation
17:00 Georg Böcherer: Probabilistic Amplitude Shaping for Higher-Order Modulation
19:00 Dinner Spatenhaus
  Friday July 31
9:00-10:00 Session chair: Youlong Wu
9:00 Robert Fischer: Combination/interaction of coded modulation and precoding in MIMO systems
9:30 S. Cammerer, S. ten Brink: Two-channel model for wavelike convergence of tail-biting SC-LDPC codes
10:00 Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Session chair: Bernhard Geiger
10:30 Marco Baldi: Efficient most reliable basis decoding of short block codes
11:00 Johannes Huber: Polar Coded Modulation: a Tutorial
11:30 Erdal Arikan: Combined coding and modulation with polar codes
12:00 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Session chair: Shirin Saeedi
13:30 Enrico Paolini: On optimum decoding of certain product codes
14:00 Mark Flanagan: Low-density lattice coded relaying with joint iterative decoding
14:30 Coffee break
14:45-15:45 Session chair: Georg Böcherer
14:45 Stephan Pfletschinger: Code-aided frame synchronization
15:15 Jossy Sayir: Non-linear constraints for frame synchronisation
16:30-18:00 Social Program Lenbachhaus: A visual journey through time
17:30 Beergarden

Poster Presentations

During the coffee breaks, everybody is invited to have a look at current research of DLR and TUM. The following posters will be presented:



The technical sessions are open to all who are registered. Please register by sending an Email to mcm2015@lnt.ei.tum.de until latest July 15. We have a limited number of slots for the lunches. We will assign these slots on a first-come first-served basis. Please send an Email to mcm2015@lnt.ei.tum.de, and please state which events (sessions / lunch Thursday / lunch Friday  / beer garden) you would like to join. We look forward to seeing you at MCM 2015!

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