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Authors should begin preparing their virtual presentation video now. Instructions for preparing a video presentation are available here. The deadline for video upload is 8 June 2020.

COVID-19 Notices

30-March-2020 SPECIAL NOTICE - COVID-19 Pandemic (Coronavirus)

The health and safety of our members and participants are our first priority. As such, we have decided to run ISIT 2020 as a virtual online conference on the same dates, June 21-26, 2020, in a manner that resembles the in-person experience as much as possible. This has been a very difficult decision, however we believe that it is the best choice given the current circumstances. Further information will be posted regarding the online platform that we will be using for ISIT 2020, as well as the updated registration deadline/cost for accepted papers. More information about registration deadline/cost will be posted soon.

Previous Notices


Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (Coronavirus). The health and safety of our members and participants are our first priority. We are closely monitoring any specific travel advisories through official channels, which include the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. State Department.

Before traveling to the conference, we recommend that you stay informed of any information your local health agencies may make available and take reasonable precautions to protect yourself. IEEE continues to closely monitor this dynamic situation and will provide updates with any developments.

The following proactive steps are being taken to maintain a safe and healthy environment at the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT):

  • We are committed to following regional jurisdiction guidelines and rules in maintaining a safe environment for our attendees. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines are located here (
  • We are working closely with The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in Los Angeles and surrounding venues hosting official IEEE ISIT programming to ensure there are sufficient medical processes in place and sanitation products readily available.
  • We are supporting individuals who may be unable to travel to Los Angeles from affected regions.
  • We will continue to provide timely WHO and other relevant updates as needed.

10-March-2020 The 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) is still scheduled to be held as planned, beginning June 21. The safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. We will continue to monitor official travel advisories related to the Corona Virus and update the event website to keep you informed. We will also continue to monitor advisories issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as work with our local venue partners to remain current on the city’s preparedness and recommendations. We urge all travelers to keep informed and check for updated information on these sites:

IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT) is the premier international conference dedicated to the advancement of information theory and related areas. It brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners each year in the field of information theory to present and discuss new research results and perspectives on future developments relevant to all areas of information theory, including big data analytics, source and channel coding, communication theory and systems, cryptography and security, detection and estimation, emerging applications, networks, network coding/information theory, signal processing, and statistical/machine learning.

Hosted by the IEEE Information Theory Society, the 2020 ISIT will feature contributed papers, the Shannon lecture and plenary talks, as well as tutorial sessions.

The city of Los Angeles (also known simply as L.A., and nicknamed the "City of Angels") is the most populous city in California. Located on a broad basin in Southern California, the city is surrounded by vast mountain ranges, valleys, forests, beautiful beaches along the Pacific Ocean, and nearby desert. Los Angeles is an important center of culture, medicine, agriculture, business, finance, energy, aerospace, science, food processing, media, international trade, and tourism. It is also home to University of Southern California (USC), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

We invite you to the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory!

Salman Avestimehr, Giuseppe Caire, and Babak Hassibi
General Co-Chairs of ISIT 2020

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2021 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory

11-16 July 2021 | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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