Date: Saturday, June 30th, 9am-5pm.

Location: Boston University (very close to ISIT 2012)

Description:
Interference is one of the distinguishing features of wireless communication. Because of this effect, links in a wireless network are never isolated but instead interact in seemingly complex ways. On the one hand, this facilitates the spread of information among users in a network; on the other hand, it can be harmful by creating unintended interference among users. This one day workshop brings together experts in the field of network information theory to discuss recent advances in interference management for wireless networks. One key goal is to foster discussion centered around open problems and challenges. The workshop conveniently precedes ISIT 2012 (MIT, July 1-6) and will be held at nearby Boston University.


Organizers:
Salman Avestimehr (Cornell)
Bobak Nazer (BU)

Confirmed Speakers:
Randy Berry (Northwestern)
Viveck Cadambe (MIT/BU)
Natasha Devroye (UIC)
Uri Erez (Tel Aviv)
Amir Khandani (Waterloo)
Gerhard Kramer (TUM)
Urs Niesen (Bell Labs)
Sandeep Pradhan (Michigan)
Shlomo Shamai (Technion)
Daniela Tuninetti (UIC)
Mahesh Varanasi (Colorado)
Venu Veeravalli (UIUC)

Logistics:
The workshop will take place on Saturday June 30th in the Colloquium Room (Room 906) of the Boston University Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary's Street, Boston, MA. Participants can easily walk from MIT to the workshop, take a short cab ride, or park directly on campus. There will be sessions in the morning and the afternoon, a catered lunch, and ample chance for discussions. All students, faculty, and researchers are welcome.

Registration:
The registration fee for the workshop is $30 and should be paid through EDAS. To request a vegetarian lunch, please select the Vegetarian registration option. Otherwise, choose Standard registration. For other dietary requests, please contact Bobak Nazer ( bobak (at) bu.edu ).
On campus parking can be reserved for an additional $10 through the EDAS link above. The Granby Parking Lot is at 665 Commonwealth Avenue, enter on Commonwealth heading west. The parking attendant will have your reserved pass waiting. (Thursday June 28th is the last day to reserve parking.)