Call for papers

(see also the PDF version of the call for papers).

Symposium topics

The symposium will be held on May 19 and 20, 2016 at Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve. It aims at sharing ideas, experiences and information on the following (or related) topics:

Shannon theory and applications of information theory Signal processing
Multi-user information theory Wired, wireless, ad hoc and sensor networks
Source, channel, and network coding, data compression Cooperation in networks
Cryptography and data protection Software defined radios and cognitive radios
Quantum information and quantum cryptography Optimization in signal processing
Biometrics and pattern recognition Localization and tracking
Speech/Audio/Video/Multimedia signal processing Signal detection and estimation

Abstract submission

The program committee is soliciting papers describing original work (work under review elsewhere can be submitted provided overlap with simultaneously submitted papers is clearly documented). Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a one-page abstract in pdf format (including names, affiliations and email addresses of the authors), by sending an e-mail to by March 24 April 8, 2016 (extended deadline) at the latest.

Each accepted paper will lead either to an oral presentation with discussion or to a poster presentation. The symposium will have on-line proceedings with a separate ISBN, and will feature a Best Student Paper award and a Best Student Presentation award.

Early submissions (first three abstracts) will be rewarded.

Full paper submission

After receiving an email confirming your abstract is accepted for oral or poster presentation, you need to register (this can be performed using the online form) and submit a full paper according to the full paper guidelines (see also this template if you use LaTeX). Please read those instructions carefully. A maximum of eight single-column A4 pages is allowed. Your paper will be submitted as a single PDF file, named after your submission number (see confirmation email), sent by e-mail to The deadline for the full paper submission is May 9, 2016.


A limited number of grants will be made available to MSc students who have an accepted paper at the symposium. A grant consists of the symposium registration fee, and at most 70 euro per night for accommodation for one or two nights (depending on distance). No travel costs will be reimbursed.

We currently accept no more applications to MSc student grants.If you want to apply for a grant, send an email to

Important dates

Extended deadline for one-page abstract submission April 8, 2016
Deadline for one-page abstract submission March 24, 2016
Notification of acceptance April 25, 2016
Early registration deadline May 2, 2016
Camera-ready papers due May 9, 2016
Symposium May 19-20, 2016


Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Details can be found on the venue page.

Contact information

SITB 2016 Organisation Committee
Jérôme Louveaux, François Glineur