Newsletter – Vol. 23, Feb. 2012
EURASIP Society Awards 2012
EURASIP Seminars
Calendar of Events
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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EURASIP Society Awards 2012

The EURASIP Board of Directors has decided to offer the following 2012 Society Awards in recognition of outstanding achievements. The awards will be presented at EUSIPCO 2012 in Bucharest, Romania.

The Technical Achievement Award honours a person who, over a period of years, has made outstanding technical contributions to the theory or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated by publications, patents, or recognized impact on this field. This year's recipient is Petar M. Djurić, “for contributions to the theory and application of Monte Carlo-based methods to signal processing”.

The Group Technical Achievement Award is given to the head of a group in academia or industry that has achieved significant contributions in Signal Processing and related areas over a number of years. This year's recipient is Joachim H. G. Ender, “for contributions to array signal processing and multichannel synthetic aperture radar”.

The Athanasios Papoulis Award is given to honour scientists whose work had a major impact in various aspects on Signal Processing education. The award is offered only on demand, every time there is an exceptional candidate and not on a regular period of time. This year's recipient is Thomas Kailath, “for outstanding life-long contributions to signal processing research and education”.

contributed by Fulvio Gini, EURASIP Awards Chairman back to top
EURASIP Seminars
On February 8, 2012, EURASIP Local Liaison Officer Gabriel Caffarena organized a EURASIP Seminar on “Hardware Design of DSP Systems” at Universidad San Pablo CEU-Madrid in Spain. A report with pictures of the seminar can be found on the EURASIP Seminars webpage.
Upcoming Seminars Date Location
Repeated games and engineering economics
by Prof. Mihaela van der Schaar
March 15-16, 2012 Telecom ParisTech, France
Adaptive Learning for Machine Learning and Signal Processing
by Prof. Sergios Theodoridis
April 11, 2012 TU Vienna, Austria
Coding of Stereoscopic and 3-Dimensional Video
by Prof. Jörn Ostermann
April 11, 2012 TU Vienna, Austria
Signal Transmission in Optical Communications
by Prof. Zabih Ghassemlooy
May 11, 2012 TU Graz, Austria
2nd Greek Signal Processing Jam May 14, 2012 Thessaloniki, Greece
contributed by Ana Pérez-Neira, EURASIP Membership Development Coordinator back to top
Calendar of EURASIP Co-Sponsored Events
Name & Link Date Location
IWSSIP 2012, 19th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing April 11-13, 2012 Vienna, Austria
PCS 2012, Picture Coding Symposium May 7-9, 2012 Kraków, Poland
CIP 2012, 3rd IAPR International Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing May 28-30, 2012 Parador de Baiona, Spain
CBMI 2012, 10th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing June 27-29, 2012 Annecy, France
ICISP 2012, International Conference on Image and Signal Processing June 28-30, 2012 Agadir,Morocco
CSNDSP 2012, 8th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks, and Digital Signal Processing July 18-20, 2012 Poznań, Poland
EUSIPCO-2012, 20th European Signal Processing Conference August 27-31, 2012 Bucharest, Romania
ELMAR 2012, 51th International Symposium ELMAR September 12-14, 2012 Zadar, Croatia
RFID 2012, 4th International EURASIP Workshop on RFID September 27-28, 2012 Torino, Italy
contributed by Abdelhak Zoubir, EURASIP Events Coordinator back to top
Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing Deadline
Special Issue on Machine Learning in Intelligent Image Processing March 1, 2012
Speech Communication Deadline
Special Issue on Gesture and Speech in Interaction May 31, 2012
Special Issue on Processing Under-Resourced Languages August 1, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Special Issue on Advanced Distributed Wireless Communication Techniques - Theory and Practice May 1, 2012
Special Issue on Dependent Component Analysis April 1, 2012
Special Issue on Coding and Signal Processing for Non-volatile Memories April 1, 2012
Special Issue on Compressive Sensing for Speech and Audio Signal Processing March 1, 2012
Special Issue on Emerging Radar Techniques June 30, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Special Issue on Broadband Mobile Communications at Very High Speeds March 15, 2012
Special Issue on Cooperative Source and Channel Communications for Wireless Networks March 1, 2012
Special issue on Visible Light Communications March 31, 2012
Special issue on MIMO Relays for Cooperative Wireless Networks April 2, 2012
Special Issue on Advances in 4G Wireless and Beyond July 31, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Deadline
Special Issue on Sequence and Genome Analysis May 31, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing Deadline
Special Issue on Sparse Modeling for Speech and Audio Processing June 15, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
Special Issue on Soft Computing for Image Analysis March 1, 2012
contributed by Alexander Bertrand, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Thirumalai, Vijayaraghavan Distributed Compressed Representation of Correlated Image Sets EPFL, Switzerland Pascal Frossard 2012
Ramli, Nordin Bin Study on Subband Adaptive Array for Space-Time Codes in Wideband Channel University of Electro-Communications, Japan Yoshio Karasawa 2008
Ismael Gutierrez González Adaptive Communications for Next Generation Broadband Wireless Access Systems Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain Faouzi Bader, Joan Lluis Pijoan 2009
Musbah Shaat Resource Management in Multicarrier Based Cognitive Radio Systems Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain Faouzi Bader 2012
Nisar, Muhammad Danish Minimax Robustness in Signal Processing for Communications Technical University Munich, Germany Wolfgang Utschick, Thomas Hindelang, Gerald Matz 2011
Mancas, Matei Computational Attention: Towards attentive computers University of Mons (UMONS), Belgium Bernard Gosselin 2007
Popoola, Wasiu Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Free-Space Optical Communication Systems Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Zabih Ghassemlooy 2009
Jiang, Jing Virtual-MIMO Systems with Compress-and-Forward Cooperation University of Edinburgh, UK John S. Thompson, Norbert Goertz, Peter M. Grant 2011
contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
Job Posts
EURASIP encourages employers to post open research positions in Signal Processing on the EURASIP Job Site.
Open positions will be continuously accessible online and will be advertised monthly in the EURASIP Newsletter.
Open Positions Institution Location Closing Date
Three research positions in Speech Communication Graz University of Technology Graz, Austria until filled
Senior Researcher AGT (Germany) Group GmbH Darmstadt, Germany May 30, 2012
contributed by Toon van Waterschoot, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
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