The Fourth Workshop on Information Theoretic Methods in Science and Engineering (WITMSE) will be held in Helsinki, Finland, on August 7–10, 2011. The workshop will cover hot topics at the intersection of statistics, information theory, machine learning, and their applications. The technical program will include plenary lectures and invited talks.

WITMSE 2011 takes place right after the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT 2011), so that participants to ISIT can conveniently travel to Helsinki straight from St. Petersburg (see Travel and Location).


November 28
The WITMSE 2011 Proceedings are now available as a single PDF file.
August 1
Technical programme available.
N.B.: Due to a last minute cancellation, Antonio Galves' plenary talk will be given by Veronica Gonzalez-Lopez and Jesus Garcia.
July 18
Formatting instructions for submitting the abstracts were added under Author instructions.
July 9
Finally, Registration is open!
Early registration deadline postponed (again) to July 21. Thanks for your patience. :)
June 17
Hotel information available.
June 14
List of invited speakers (confirmed so far) is now available on the Programme page.
June 14
Registration and hotel information coming very soon!
Early registration deadline extended to July 14.

Important dates

Pre-reservation of hotel rooms expires July 14, 2011
Early registration deadline (extended) July 21, 2011
Abstract submission deadline July 26, 2011
Banquet registration deadline July 27, 2011
Workshop datesAugust 7–10, 2011

Plenary speakers

  • Mati Wax, Wavion Wireless Networks
  • Neri Merhav, Technion, Israel
  • Antonio Galves, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Veronica Gonzalez-Lopez and Jesus Garcia, State University of Campinas, Brazil


Honorary chair: Programme co-chairs: The workshop is hosted by the Department of Computer Science of the University of Helsinki, and by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, and is sponsored by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies and the Pascal Network of Excellence.

University of Helsinki HIIT TSV Pascal