Newsletter – Vol. 23, September 2012
President's Message
2012 BoD Election Results
New Job Board Launched
Best PhD Thesis Award
Calendar of Events
Open Special Issues
Published Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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President's Message: Welcome to New EURASIP Members
This issue of the EURASIP Newsletter is the first issue sent to our new members who have received EURASIP membership through their EUSIPCO-2012 registration. I would like to extend a warm welcome to these new members. I truly hope they will appreciate and support our activities and initiatives, and perhaps also become actively involved in our operation, by contributing to our journals as an author, reviewer or editor, by organizing workshops and seminar days, by nominating candidates for our awards, etc.

EURASIP is well known for its annual EUSIPCO and for its 10 journals, but there is more to be discovered. In particular, I wish to invite everyone to visit and contribute to our Open Library. The Open Library currently contains all previous EUSIPCO proceedings (starting with the EUSIPCO-1980 proceedings) as well as many other workshop and conference proceedings, all previous EURASIP newsletters, some 400 PhD theses, and a selection of signal processing books. All this material is freely downloadable. We believe this is a very valuable source of information, and hope to be able to expand it further in the future.

Finally, let me reiterate that as a EURASIP member, you enjoy a 10% discount on open access publication charges in EURASIP/SpringerOpen journals (the discount code is posted in your EURASIP member account), discounted member prices for EURASIP/Elsevier journals and selected books by Elsevier and Springer, as well as reduced fees for EURASIP sponsored conferences and seminars.
contributed by Marc Moonen, EURASIP President back to top
EURASIP 2012 BoD Election Results
EURASIP is managed by the Board of Directors (BoD). EURASIP BoD elections are held every two years. The EURASIP Advisory Committee confirms the BoD election results and appointments. All elected BoD members serve four year terms.

On December 31st, 2012, three current BoD members are ending their term (Ana Perez-Neira, Abdelhak Zoubir, Marc Moonen). The results of the 2012 BoD elections, as announced during the EURASIP General Assembly held during EUSIPCO-2012 at Bucharest, Romania, and approved by the EURASIP Advisory Committee, are as follows:

   188   Abdelhak Zoubir
   157   Ana Perez-Neira
   134   Patrick Naylor
   106   Phil Regalia
   078   Mounir Ghogho
   045   Maciej Niedzwiecki

I wish to congratulate Abdelhak Zoubir and Ana Perez-Neira for being re-elected to the BoD. I also congratulate and welcome our newly elected BoD Member Patrick Naylor. On January 1st, I myself will move into the Past-President seat, as a non-voting BoD member. Fulvio Gini has been appointed by the current BoD to the position of President. I wish him a very successful presidency!
contributed by Marc Moonen, EURASIP President back to top
New EURASIP Job Board Launched
In September 2012, EURASIP launched a brand new, user-friendly service for hosting announcements related to job vacancies, post-doctoral fellowships and Ph.D. positions in all areas of Signal Processing worldwide. This service, that is in line with EURASIP's philosophy to support the broadest possible dissemination of information to all interested parties, is free of charge and was developed with modern, cost-effective technology. It can be accessed directly at or via the EURASIP website and we hope that it will soon become a popular board of announcements among the members of the Signal Processing community.
contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
EURASIP Awards: Call for PhD Thesis Submission and Best PhD Thesis Award
EURASIP, the European Association for Signal Processing, created and maintains a database of PhD manuscripts, which is one of the World's largest in the area of signal processing. The database also keeps track of monthly download statistics and regularly publishes the 10 top downloaded theses on its website.

Every year a committee of experts nominated by the EURASIP BoD selects up to three theses related to different areas of signal processing to be awarded. The selection process is based on the evaluation of the impact of the theses, their subsequent journal and conference publications and related citations received, and on the review reports of three independent reviewers as well as on the download statistics. The download statistics are instrumental only in forming a short-list of the top 20 theses.

In order to select the 2013 best PhD theses, the temporal window of the years 2008 through 2010 is considered. The awards will be presented during the Awards Ceremony at EUSIPCO 2013. Each award consists of a certificate and of a travelling & accommodation reimbursement of 1K Euros for attending the Awards Ceremony.

If you want to make your PhD thesis available in the EURASIP database and make it eligible for the Best PhD Thesis Award, please visit the submission page and upload your thesis.
contributed by Fulvio Gini, EURASIP Awards chair back to top
Calendar of EURASIP Co-Sponsored Events
Name & Link Date Location
IWBF 2013, International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics
(Paper submission deadline: Nov. 9, 2012)
April 4-5, 2013 Lisbon, Portugal
WOSSPA 2013, 9th International Workshop on Systems, Signal Processing and their Applications
(Paper submission deadline: Nov. 15, 2012)
May 12-15, 2013 Zeralda, Algeria
contributed by Abdelhak Zoubir, EURASIP Events Coordinator back to top
Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing Deadline
Time-Frequency Methods for Condition Based Maintenance and Modal Analysis
Nov. 30, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Real-Time Multimedia Coding and Transmission Oct. 30, 2012
Hardware Implementation of Machine Vision Systems Nov. 15, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Small Cell Cooperative Communications Sep. 30, 2012
New Technologies and Research Trends for Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia Oct. 31, 2012
Internet of Things for Wireless and Mobile Communication Nov. 30, 2012
Low Latency Issues in Cellular Communications Dec. 1, 2012
Radar and Sonar Networks Dec. 12, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Deadline
Computational Methods for Biomarker Discovery and Systems Biology Research Mar. 1, 2013
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems Deadline
RFID and Near Field Communications in Embedded Systems Nov. 1, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing Deadline
Sparse Modeling for Speech and Audio Processing Oct. 15, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
Local Binary Patterns (LBP)-based Image and Video Analysis Oct. 1, 2012
Animal and Insect Behaviour Understanding in Image Sequences Jan. 15, 2013
contributed by Toon van Waterschoot, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
Recently Published Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing Issue
Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation
Edited by Vincent Vigneron, Vicente Zarzoso, Remi Gribonval, and Emmanuel Vincent
Aug. 2012
Signal Processing: Image Communication Issue
Pervasive Mobile Multimedia
Edited by Luigi Atzori, Jaime Delgado, and Daniele D. Giusto
Sep. 2012
contributed by Toon van Waterschoot, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Martínez, Lorena Channel Estimation Architectures for Mobile Reception in Emerging DVB Standards University of Mondragon Mikel Mendicute, Jon Altuna 2012
Boril, Hynek Robust Speech Recognition: Analysis and Equalization of Lombard Effect in Czech Corpora Czech Technical University in Prague Petr Pollak 2008
Jeub, Marco Joint Dereverberation and Noise Reduction for Binaural Hearing Aids and Mobile Phones RWTH Aachen University Peter Vary, Simon Doclo 2012
Cigla, Cevahir Real Time Stereo to Multi-view Video Conversion Middle East Technical University A. Aydin Alatan 2012
Önhon, N. Özben Joint Sparsity-Driven Inversion and Model Error Correction for SAR Imaging Sabancı University Müjdat Çetin 2012
Ochandiano, Pello Factor Graph Based Detection Schemes for Mobile Terrestrial DVB Systems with Long OFDM Blocks University of Mondragon Mikel Mendicute, Jon Altuna 2012
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 Contact Person
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning Applied to Image Analysis IMT Institute of Advanced Studies Lucca Lucca, Italy Oct. 31, 2012 Rosita Sciortino
PhD Position in Efficient Parametric Modeling and Identification of Room Acoustics KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Nov. 15, 2012 Toon van Waterschoot
PhD Position in Dereverberation by Inverse Solution of the Acoustic Wave Equation on a Finite Element Grid KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Nov. 15, 2012 Toon van Waterschoot
Post-doc in signal processing for MRI Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden Jun. 1, 2013 Peter Stoica
contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
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