2009 IEEE Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau Joint Workshop on Information Theory and Communications

10 - 11 August, 2009
University of Macau


IEEE Information Theory Society

Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

University of Macau

IEEE Macau




General Co-Chairs

Ping Li
Li-Chun Wang
Vai Mang I

Program Co-Chairs

Francis Hsiao-Feng Lu
Daniel Palomar
Mak Peng Un


Pedro Antonio Mou


Sidharth Jaggi


Sio Hang Pun


Sidharth Jaggi
Raymond W. Yeung


Raymond W. Yeung

Taiwan Liaison

Guu-Chang Yang

Macau Liaison

Iat-Neng Chan

Official Travel Partner


Workshop Announcement

The 2009 IEEE Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau Joint Workshop on Information Theory and Communications will be held at University of Macau, Macau, China, on 10 (Monday) and 11 (Tuesday), August 2009. The workshop is to promote information exchange between the researchers in Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan in the fields of information theory and telecommunications. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Chung Chi College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, IEEE ITSoc, the Hong Kong Chapter and Taipei Chapter, IEEE Macau Section, the Macau CAS/COM Join Chapter, the IEEE Student Branch of University of Macau, Macau Society of BioMedical Engineering, and IEEE ComSoc, the Hong Kong Chapter, Taipei Chapter, and Tainan Chapter, University of Macau, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  


Call for Participation

Poster presentations of recent research results are solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Shannon theory
  • coding and modulation technology
  • communication networks and systems
  • network coding
  • cryptography and source coding
  • signal processing

For poster presentations, please contact the following technical program co-chairmen by 1st August, 2009.

Please include the titles and abstracts in the messages.  


Program Information

The presentations in the workshop will be given by invited speakers only but all are welcome to join the workshop. The workshop will be focused on the recent progress in information theory and communication systems, in particular, Shannon theory, coding and modulation technology, communication networks, cryptography, source coding and signal processing. 17 presentations are expected this year. The following talks were confirmed so far.

  • "A Class of Efficient MIMO Detectors Based on the Notion of Partial Lattice Reduction", Wai Ho Mow, HKUST, and Ling Cong, Imperial Colleage
  • "Code Designs for MIMO Multiple-Access Channels" by H. F. Francis Lu, Associate Professor at National Chiao-Tung University
  • "Convolutional Encoders for Unequal Error Protection" by Chung-Hsuan Wang, Assistant Professor at National Chiao-Tung University
  • "Diagonal distribution of a Complex non-central Wishart Matrix: A new trivariate non-central Chi-Squared density", Prathapasinghe Dharmawansa and Matthew R. McKay, HKUST
  • "EM-Based Iterative Receivers for BICM-OFDM and OFDM Systems in Doubly Selective Fading Channels" by Meng-Lin Ku, Postdoc at National Chiao-Tung University
  • "Greedy Construction Algorithms for Network Codes with Low Decoding Complexity", D. Y. Hu and Morris Z. Wang, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • "How Does Antenna Correlation Affect the Capacity of Multi-User MIMO Systems?", Hao Wang, Peng Wang, Li Ping, and Xiaokang Lin, City U
  • "Linear MMSE Transceiver Design in Amplify-and-Forward MIMO Relay Systems" by Wen-Rong Wu, Professor at National Chiao-Tung University
  • "Medium Access Control for Wireless Communications Networks with Concurrent Multiple Packet Reception and Queueing" by Rung-Hong Gao, Associate Professor at National Chiao-Tung University
  • "Network Synchronization and Desynchronization: A bio-inspired approach" by Y.W. Peter Hong, Assistant Professor at National Tsing-Hua University
  • "On a sequence of less noisy receivers in a broadcast channel", V.W. Zizhou and Chandra Nair, CUHK
  • "On the Geometry of Typical Sets", Pak Hou CHE, Siu Man KWOK, Ting Kam WONG, Sidharth Jaggi, CUHK
  • "On the optimal concatenation of inner space-time codes with outer LDPC codes" by Che Lin, Assistant Professor at National Tsing-Hua University
  • "Simple cooperative ARQ protocols: Effective schemes and throughput" by Sau-Hsuan Wu, Assistant Professor at National Chiao-Tung University
  • "The linear complexity of binary sequences with optimal autocorrelation", Qi Wang and Cunsheng Ding, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST
  • "Worst-Case Robust MIMO Transmission With Imperfect Channel Knowledge", Jiaheng Wang and Daniel P. Palomar, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST

The drafted technical program is available here.  


Tutorial Information

This year, we will have the tutorial on "Network Coding" provided by Prof. Raymond Yeung and Prof. Sidharth Jaggi. The tutorial will consist of two parts

Part I: Network Coding (power point file is now available here)
Part II: Network Error Correction and Security (Power point files are available here: file1 and file2)

More detail information is available here. 


Previous Workshop

2006 Taiwan-Hong Kong Joint Workshop on Information Theory & Communications

2005 IEEE Taiwan/Hong Kong Joint Workshop on Information Theory and Communication


Registration Information

Full Registration Fee: HKD500
Student Registration Fee: HKD250 (no benquet included)

The registration will include 2 lunches, 4 refreshment and 1 benquet (for full registartion only). Extra benquet tickets are available at HKD350/person.

All the participants should fill in the "Registration Form". The filled forms and the registration fee should be sent to the corresponding General Co-chair:

  • For Participants from Taiwan please send to Li-Chun Wang
  • For Participants from Hong Kong please send to Ping Li
  • For Participants from other places please send to Vai Mang I

Please contact directly to your corresponding General Co-chair for detail arrangement.


Accommodation information

On line booking is now available through our Official Travel Partner "macau.com", the distances are approximation, for reference only, the rate is valid before 8 August, 2009

  • Regency Macau 麗景灣酒店 (~650m)
  • New Centry Hotel 新世紀酒店 (~500m)
  • Taipa Square Hotel 駿景酒店 (~1.3km)
  • Grandview Hotel 君怡酒店 (~1.3km)

Tourist information  

For travel and tourist information, please visit the following sites.

Macau Government Tourist Office
Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau

Visa Information is availabe here for general or here for people from Taiwan