General Information

The following is important information that you should follow for checking-in to ISIT 2019.


IEEE ISIT 2019 will take place at the Maison de la Mutualité (MdM) which is located at 22 rue Saint-Victor, 75005 Paris. The MdM is located in the Latin Quarter, next to the metro stations “Maubert-Mutualité” or “Cardinal-Lemoine”, Line 10 or station “Jussieu”, line 7 and RER station “Saint-Michel Notre-Dame”, lines B & C.


Due to the anticipated crunch of people arriving on the mornings of the conference, we highly recommend that you arrive early - doors of the MdM open at 8am and the program starts at 8:30am. Note that to gain entrance to the MdM you will need to go through a security (bag) check, so budget additional time for this.

All pre-registered attendees will be emailed an E-badge to print before their arrival to the conference: if you have not received the email by Friday 5 July, please check your spam box or contact the organizers at:

If you have printed your badge before arriving at the MdM, you will have a streamlined registration process since you will not need to queue up to use the on-site printer. In any case, we encourage you to pick up your registration materials during a period of low traffic flow into the venue, for example during the day on Sunday July 7.

To enter the MdM conference venue:

  • Print your badge (in color) and take it to the venue - Maison de la Mutualité.
  • On your arrival proceed to the Check-In desk for scanning of your badge by the conference staff
  • A badge holder will be given to you on site in addition to a conference bag containing several items.

Your badge is non-transferable and must be used at all times in the conference venue. You will also need to wear your badge in order to access the conference banquet on Thursday at the Palais Brongniart venue.

Registration Hours: Registration will be open from 8am to 6:30pm on Sunday, from 8am to 6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and from 8am to 2pm on Wednesday.


An exhibition of editors will take place in the Lounge area, Level 3 of the MdM. Please, feel free to visit their booth at any time during ISIT 2019. Note that some exhibitors will leave on Friday morning.


Sunday, 07 July // 9am-5:30pm in Bièvre and Sorbonne, Level 5

Plenary Sessions
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday // 8:30 - 09:30am in Le Théâtre, Level -1

Shannon Lecture
Wednesday, 10 July // 08:30-9:30am in Le Théâtre, Level -1

Contributed Sessions
Monday, 08 July through Friday 12 July // 9:50am to 6pm, except that Wed sessions end at 1:20pm.

Invited Special Sessions
Monday 08, Tuesday 09, Thursday 11, Friday 12 July // 14:30 – 16:10 // Le Théâtre, Level -1
Wednesday, 10 July // 11:40 – 13:20 // Le Théâtre, Level -1


WITHITS - Women In the Information Theory Society lunch
Monday, 08 July // 13:00 - 14:30 Salon Monge, level 3, Lunch Salon Jussieu, Level 3

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop
Monday, 08 July // 18:00 - 19:30 Le Théâtre, Level -1
Cocktail: 19:30 - 20:00 Bar Galerie Théâtre, Level -1

Awards Session
Tuesday, 09 July // 18:00 - 19:30 // Le Théâtre, Level -1
Cocktail: 19:30 - 20:00 Bar Galerie Théâtre, Level -1 and Salon Jussieu, Level 3

(Student) Meet the Shannon Lecturer lunch
Thursday, 11July // 13:00 - 14:30 Session: Salon Monge, level 3, Lunch: Salon Jussieu, Level 3

Special Memorial Session in Honor of Robert J. McEliece
Thursday, 11July // 13:00 - 14:30 Le Théâtre, Level -1

(Student) Outreach/Mentoring lunch
Friday, 12 July //13:00 - 14:30 Session: Salon Monge, level 3, Lunch: Salon Jussieu, Level 3


Welcome Reception
Sunday, 07 July // 17:30 - 19:00 Salon Jussieu, Level 3 and Espace Lounge, Level 5

Conference Banquet // Palais Brongniart (offsite)
Thursday, 11 July // 19:15 – 22:30
Location: Palais Brongniart, 16 place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris

The IEEE ISIT 2019 Organizing Committee welcomes you to an exclusive event at the Palais Brongniart. Flagship of Parisian architectural heritage, the Palais Brongniart is located in the "Vivienne" district, between the place de la Concorde and the Louvre Museum. This event is included with the conference registration / Access is granted upon presentation of your ISIT 2019 conference badge

Transportation: 30 min by public transportation from the MdM.
Metro station: Bourse (line 3), Grands Boulevards (lines 8 & 9)
Bus: lines n°20, 39, 48, 67, 74, 85 ('Bourse' stop)
Dress code: Smart Casual

If you have purchased additional conference banquet ticket for an accompanying person, the accompanying person’s ticket must be collected at the Check In Desk upon arrival at the MdM.


Information on how to download the tutorial materials will be e-mailed to participants within 24 hours prior to the start of the tutorial sessions.



The ISIT 2019 app provides you with the most comfortable tool for planning your participation in the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory. Browse the complete programme directly from your phone or tablet and create your own agenda. The app is available for Android and iOS devices. To download the app, please visit or scan the QR code printed on your e-badge or type 'isit 2019' in Google Play or Apple Store. The App is updated in real time to notify you of last minute changes and announcements. With this App you can browse through sessions, search for authors, and see the titles and abstracts for individual papers.


If you wish to download the .pdf of any paper you can do so from the technical program posted on the conference webpage Alternatively, from the same webpage you can download a zip archive (250MB) containing the .pdf of all papers and a fully navigable html structure for accessing them. Note: paper downloads will be available starting July 7.


There are cloakroom and luggage facilities inside the MdM, exclusively for the use of registered participants of ISIT 2019.

We recommend that you to collect your conference bags and badge holder first before dropping your belongings at the cloakroom as your badge will be requested. Drop of belongings without a badge will be refused without any possibility of claim. Computers, devices or valuables objects won’t be accepted. The Organizers cannot be held responsible for damage to or loss of your personal property.

Cloakroom Hours:
Sunday, 07 July // 08:30 – 19:30
Monday, 08 and Tuesday 09 July // 08:00 – 20:30
Wednesday, 10 July // 08:00 – 14:00
Thursday, 11 and Friday 12 July // 08:00 - 18:30


Free wifi access is available during ISIT 2019 at the MdM venue. The network and password are the following:

Network: ISIT
Password: ISIT2019


Paris City Vision: propose guided visits of Paris, Versailles and other locations.
Visit their website with the visit and tours scheduled during ISIT 2019:

Theatre in Paris: discover the English language shows playing in Paris during ISIT 2019 at

Discover Paris by running with Paris Running Tour

Please note that the visits, tours and shows are subject to availability at the time of booking, we recommend that you book online in advance.

More information is available at

A map and brochure from the Tourism Office will be available in your conference bag.


There was a recently a severe heat wave in Paris but temperatures are forecast to be only a few degrees above normal next week. Historical average temperatures for Paris on the week of July 8 are a high of 24°C (75°F) and a low of 14°C (58°F).

We hope that you enjoy the conference and look forward to seeing you in Paris!

Alfred Hero and Pablo Piantanida
General Co-chairs, IEEE ISIT 2019