Special Issue "Information Theory for Delay-Constrained Data Compression and Communication"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Theory, Probability and Statistics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 August 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Giuseppe Cocco
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Guest Editor
Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: information theory; satellite and terrestrial communications; multimedia streaming; UAV and robotic communications; machine learning

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The timely and reliable delivery of information, be it sensor readings in automation and robotic systems, haptic feedback signals or streaming from multi-camera systems, is at the core of paradigms such as the Tactile Internet and the Internet of Things (IoT). In the context of 5G, ultra-reliable-low-latency (URLL) communication tackles this issue mostly in the low data rate regime. When dealing with delay-constrained and data-hungry applications, such as real-time streaming in multi-camera systems, timely and efficient data compression plays a crucial role. In such contexts, the stringent delay constraint makes it often unfeasible to have an accurate source model. Furthermore, in applications involving large sensor networks in which the freshness of information is crucial, such as dynamic systems control or vehicular communications, timeliness and reliability are challenged by the multiple access interference.

The need to push the boundaries of state-of-the-art technology in these scenarios calls for a return to the information theoretical fundamentals of source and channel coding. At the same time, new techniques based on machine learning open new implementation possibilities, for instance, in setups for which tractable source models are not available. This Special Issue aims at presenting the latest information-theoretical advancements in the context of delay-constrained data compression and transmission.

This Special Issue solicits unpublished original papers and comprehensive reviews on topics including, but not limited to:

  • error exponents
  • finite-length information theory
  • real-time data compression for resource-constrained devices
  • universal source coding
  • distributed compression for real-time streaming
  • joint source and channel coding
  • age of information
  • theoretical aspects of URLL communications

Dr. Giuseppe Cocco
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • delay-constrained communication
  • delay-constrained data compression
  • error exponents
  • finite-length information theory
  • age of information
  • universal source coding
  • joint source and channel coding
  • distributed compression for real-time streaming
  • URLL communications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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