The paper “Network Information Flow” was selected for the 2018 ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Paper Award

We are pleased to announce that the paper “Network Information Flow” by Prof. Rudolf Ahlswede, Prof. Ning Cai, Prof. Robert S.Y. Li and Prof. Raymond W.H. Yeung was selected for the 2018 ACM SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time Paper Award. The paper, which was first published on IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Volume 46, Issue 4 in July 2000, is universally recognized as a landmark paper of the field of network coding. This is the seminal work on network coding that had a profound impact on the networking and mobile systems communities. The information theoretic analysis led to significant academic work for more than a decade in the networking community on leveraging network coding to build systems that achieve higher reliability and throughput.

Prof. Li is an Emeritus Professor and Prof. Yeung is a Choh-Ming Li Professor of Information Engineering of the IE Department.

The SIGMOBILE Test-of-Time awards recognize papers that have had a sustained and significant impact in the SIGMOBILE community over at least a decade. The award recognizes that a paper’s influence is often not fully apparent at the time of publication, and it can be best judged with the perspective of time.

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