Message from the Symposium’s General Chair

Dear participants,

Welcome to the 30th Biennial Symposium on Communications 2021 (BSC 2021)!

BSC is a prestigious international research conference in communications, information theory, and signal processing. Started in 1962 by Queen’s University, the Symposium is now presented by the Canadian Society of Information Theory. Its 30th edition was to be hosted by the University of Saskatchewan and held in Saskatoon from May 31 to June 2, 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the University of Saskatchewan is very pleased to host the 30th edition (BSC 2021) as a virtual symposium. We are excited to have influential plenary and tutorial speakers address important emerging topics in signal processing and communications. Five technical sessions will introduce the latest results in research and development on leading-edge technologies in communications, information theory, and signal processing. We are sure that the plenary talks, tutorials and paper presentations will stimulate ideas and identify research problems and issues that need to be addressed.

We would like to express sincere appreciations to the BSC 2021 Organizing Committee and Technical Program Committee. We would also like to thank all the authors, keynote speakers, and tutorial instructors for your crucial contributions in making the Symposium a success.

Finally, we would like to extend special thanks to the three key sponsors, The University of Saskatchewan, Calian - Advanced Technologies, and Sasktel. Their generous financial supports enable us to offer free registration for all graduate students, researchers, and professors in Canadian institutions, as well as lower the cost of registration for other participants. The support from the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences in providing a virtual conference platform is also very much appreciated.

We hope that you all enjoy the Symposium and stay healthy!

Prof. Ha Nguyen

University of Saskatchewan


General Chair

University of Saskatchewan
The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.

Calian, Advanced Technologies