CWIT 2001 - Final Program

Reception and Registration

An Introductory Reception will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 3, in the Fireplace Lounge of the Gage Building (5959 Student Union Blvd.) on the UBC campus. The workshop registration desk will be open at that time, as well as on Monday, June 4.


  • Technical sessions will be held in Room 1005 of The Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, UBC.
  • Lunches and refreshments during the coffee breaks will be served in the lobby of the Forest Sciences Centre.
  • The Workshop Banquet will be held at the UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Drive, UBC Campus. Prof. Ian Blake has graciously agreed to be the Banquet Speaker.
  • The Canadian Society for Information Theory will hold its General Meeting on Tuesday, June 5 from 5:30 to 6:00pm in Room 418 of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (MacLeod) Building, 2356 Main Mall. Everyone is invited to attend.



June 4

June 5

June 6

9:00 - 10:00

Invited Presentation
Prof. J. Hagenauer

Invited Presentation
Prof. V. Tarokh

Invited Presentation
Prof. S. Verdu

10:00 - 10:20

Coffee Break

10:20 - 12:00

Session 1
Turbo Codes

Session 4
Wireless Systems

Session 7

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch Break

1:30 - 3:10

Session 2
Source Coding

Session 5
Wireless Systems & Signal Processing

3:10 - 3:30

Coffee Break

3:30 - 5:10

Session 3
Source Coding, Cryptography, and
Shannon Theory

Session 6
Error Control Coding

5:10 - 6:30


6:30 - 8:30

Workshop Banquet

Order of Presentations

Monday, June 4

Invited Presentation

Monday morning 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Session Chair: Cyril Leung

From Analog to Digital and Back Again
Prof. Joachim Hagenauer

Session 1: Turbo Codes

Monday morning 10:20 - 12:00 Noon
Session Chair: Christian Schlegel

Stopping Rules for the Bit Error Rate Minimization in Iterative Decoding
B. Scanavino, A. Perotti, G. Montori, S. Benedetto
Matched Interleavers for Turbo Codes with Short Frames
F. Chan
Joint Iterative Turbo Decoding and Estimation of Correlated Rayleigh Fading Channel
M.L. Ammari, H.T. Huynh, P. Fortier
Combinatorial Constructions of LDPC Codes
P.S. Guinand, J. Lodge
A Fast and Stable Direct-MAP Implementation of Turbo Decoding
M. Bandsmer, T.A. Gulliver, V.K. Bhargava

Session 2: Source Coding

Monday afternoon 1:30 - 3:10 PM
Session Chair: Frank Kschischang

Near-Ellipsoidal Lattice Quantization by Generalized Voronoi Shaping
S. Ragot, M. Xie, R. Lefebvre
Yang-Kieffer Algorithms and 1-D Run-length Encoding: Compression Performance Comparison
E.-H. Yang, D.-k. He
Types-Based Data Embedding for ITU G.711
M.G. Kokes, J.D. Gibson
Error Exponents in Scalable Source Coding
E. Tuncel, K. Rose
Universal Coding for Correlated Sources with Memory
T. Uyematsu

Session 3: Source Coding, Cryptography, and Shannon Theory

Monday afternoon 3:30 - 5:10 PM
Session Chair: Paul Fortier

Graph-Entropic Characterization of Optimal Zero-Error Coding with Side Information
P. Koulgi, E. Tuncel, S. Regunathan, K. Rose
Context-Dependent Multilevel Pattern Matching for Lossless Image Compression
Y. Jia, E.-H. Yang
A New Class of Attacks on McEliece Public-Key and Related Cryptosystems
A.K. Al Jabri
Information-Theoretically Secure Hybrid Authentication in the Key Distribution Problem
V. Korjik, M Bakin
A Model for a Binary Burst-Noise Channel Based on a Fine Queue
L. Zhong, F. Alajaji, G. Takahara

Tuesday, June 5

Invited Presentation

Tuesday morning 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Session Chair: Session Chair: Ivan Fair

Transmit Diversity when the Receiver does not know the number of Transmit Antennas
Prof. V. Tarokh, co-authors P. Maurer, R. Calderbank

Session 4: Wireless Systems

Tuesday morning 10:20 - 12:00 Noon
Session Chair: Han Vinck

A Space-Time Coding Concept for a Multi-Element Transmitter
A. Hottinen, K. Kuchi, O. Tirkkonen
Classification of Correlated Flat Fading MIMO Channels (Multiple Access Channels)
Z. Bagley, C. Schlegel
Joint Data/Channel Estimation for Frequency Selective (Time-Varying) Multi-Path Channels with Antenna Arrays
S. Özen, M.D. Zoltowski
Finite-State Markov Modeling of Diversity Nakagami Channels
C.-D. Iskander, P.T. Mathiopoulos
A Model for Stochastic Power Control under Log-Normal Distribution
Tiina Heikkinen

Session 5: Wireless Systems and Signal Processing

Tuesday afternoon 1:30 - 3:10 PM
Session Chair: Jean-Yves Chouinard

Performance of MT-CDMA System with Post-Detection Diversity Reception over Rician Fading Channel
Q.M. Rahman, A.B. Sesay
Performance of an Improved MMSE Receiver for CDMA Systems in Rayleigh Fading
D.G. Martin, C. Leung
A Theoretical Characterization of the Multihop Wireless Communications Channel
J. Boyer, D. Falconer, H. Yanikomeroglu
Performance Analysis of Destination Multiplexing for Wireless LANs
Y. Zhuang, E. Casas
Polyphase Realization of VSB Filter Bands for Spectrally Efficient Transmitter Multiplexers and Receiver Demultiplexers using Spectral Factorization
M. Sablatash, J. Lodge

Session 6: Error Control Coding

Tuesday afternoon 3:30 - 5:10 PM
Session Chair: Fady Alajaji

On Some Properties of the Bit Decoding Algorithms
A. Abedi, P. Chaudhari, A.K. Khandani
Array Codes with Error Detection for Efficient Storage Systems
A.K. Al Jabri, A. Al Shahrani
On Equivalent Convolutional Encoders
A.E. Geyer, A.J.H. Vinck
Delay-Constrained Capacity and Optimal Block Codes
X.-Y. Hu
Convolutional Codes on Trees and Cayley Graphs
S.A. Miri, F.R. Kschischang

Wednesday, June 6

Invited Presentation

Wednesday morning 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Session Chair: Ivan Fair

Efficient Use of Bandwidth in the Wideband Regime
Prof. S. Verdu

Session 7: Detection

Wednesday morning 10:20 - 12:00 Noon
Session Chair: Samir Kallel

Iterative Multiuser Decoding of Narrowband Signals in Fading Channels
H. Schöneich, J.-Y. Chouinard, M. Moher
Joint Source and Channel Coding Based Rate Detection Scheme for Variable-Rate Data Transmission
G. Yang, S. Kallel
Effect of Imperfect Channel Estimation on the Performance of Mulituser Detectors over Multipath Rayleigh Fading Channel
Z. Mao, V.K. Bhargava
Large System Convergence Analysis of Blind and Training-Based Stochastic Steepest Descent Adaptive CDMA Detectors
T.J. Lim, Y. Gong
Innovations-Based Blind Sequence Detection for Wireless Channels
S. Sen, S. Pasupathy

Concluding Remarks

Workshop Co-Chairs
  CWIT 2001
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