Information theory is a branch of applied mathematics and electrical engineering that involves the quantification of information, an attempt to define the amount of information required to control a process of given complexity. More simply, it is the study of ways in w which information can be represented or encoded.

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Conference on Spatial Information Theory

COSIT is an annual conference, held in a variety of sites, intended to bring researchers from various disciplines together for an intensive scientific exchange, facilitated by the presentation and discussion of a restrictive number of papers and posters, rather than trying to cover all advances in the field. Its submission, registration and sponsorship policies are described, along with a history and schedule of upcoming programs.

http://www.cosit.info/

IEEE Information Theory Society

One of several technical societies within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Information Theory Society focuses on the processing, transmission, storage and use of information, as well as the foundations of the communications process, including certain aspects of coding, cryptography, and stochastic processes. Its publications, conferences, and events are described.

http://www.itsoc.org/

Quantum Information Theory Group

QUIT is a research and information group founded at Pavia University as the Quantum Optics Group, whose members are interested in everything related to quantum information theory and quantum mechanics of measurements and open systems. Its research and educational interests and programs are described, along with contact data.

http://www.qubit.it/