Topics in multi-user information theory

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Abstract

This survey reviews fundamental concepts of multi-user information theory. Starting with typical sequences, the survey builds up knowledge on random coding, binning, superposition coding, and capacity converses by introducing progressively more sophisticated tools for a selection of source and channel models. The problems addressed include: Source Coding; Rate-Distortion and Multiple Descriptions; Capacity-Cost; The Slepian-Wolf Problem; The Wyner-Ziv Problem; The Gelfand-Pinsker Problem; The Broadcast Channel; The Multiaccess Channel; The Relay Channel; The Multiple Relay Channel; and The Multiaccess Channel with Generalized Feedback. The survey also includes a review of basic probability and information theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-444
Number of pages180
JournalFoundations and Trends in Communications and Information Theory
Volume4
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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