Newsletter – Vol. 23, November-December 2012
President's Message
2013 Membership Renewal
Call for New Local Liaisons
Calendar of Events
Open Special Issues
Published Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
Treasurer's Report
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President's Message
On January 1st, Markus Rupp will be retiring from the EURASIP Board of Directors (BoD) after many years of service as a BoD Member/Conferences Chair, President (2009-2010), and Past-President (2011-2012). I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Markus, it has always been a true pleasure to work with him. I trust Markus will continue to support the Association as an active Advisory Board Member (officially called a "Working Member", what's in a name).

I myself will now move into the Past-President seat, as a non-voting BoD member, after two terms as President (2007-2008 and 2011-2012). I am very grateful for being given the opportunity to serve as President, it again has been a true pleasure.

As already announced, Fulvio Gini has been appointed by the current BoD to the position of President. I wish him a very successful presidency, I fully trust the Associaton will be in good hands!
contributed by Marc Moonen, EURASIP President back to top
2013 EURASIP Membership Renewal
A welcome message to EUSIPCO-2012 participants

EURASIP extends a warm welcome to all EUSIPCO-2012 participants as 2013 members of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). Your membership, which is valid through December 31, 2013, has been covered by your EUSIPCO-2012 registration. We sincerely hope you will appreciate our Association's activities and initiatives.

EURASIP members enjoy a number of member benefits: EURASIP members receive EURASIP journals and selected books by Elsevier at discounted member prices, and enjoy registration fee discounts at a number of conferences that are organized in co-operation with EURASIP. In addition, EURASIP members receive a 10% discount on Open Access publication charges for their publications in EURASIP/SpringerOpen journals.

To learn more about our member benefits, upcoming conferences and other EURASIP news, please visit the EURASIP website. We would also like to take the opportunity to draw your attention to our Open Library with freely downloadable PhD Theses and Conference Proceedings (e.g., EUSIPCO proceedings), as well as to invite you to make PhD Theses from your institution available through our PhD Theses database.

To update your profile and contact information, please visit the EURASIP Membership Server or visit "Membership" at the EURASIP website. If you do not already have an account on the Membership Server you will first have to sign up and then click on the automatically generated link to apply your EUSIPCO-2012 credit.

For assistance, please feel free to contact us at

Finally, we will welcome any suggestions that you may have on improving our services, as well as your active participation in our operation.

Invitation to existing members to renew for 2013

This message is to invite all current members who did not attend EUSIPCO-2012 to renew their EURASIP membership for the year 2013. We sincerely hope that you will continue to support our Association! Our membership fees have been kept at the same level as last year, while we continue to offer significant member benefits.

To renew your membership please visit the EURASIP Membership Server and sign in using:
Login: your e-mail
Password: your password

For assistance, please feel free to contact us at

All 2012 memberships are held open until January 15, 2013.
contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
Call for New Local Liaisons
EURASIP is now on the point of renewing the Local Liaison (LL) Board and this message is to invite you to apply to become a LL officer. Among other benefits, EURASIP offers a scientific forum that any member can use to promote different kind of initiatives and LL's are those who volunteer to propose which kind of initiatives are interesting to be organized. At the EURASIP website you can find, for instance, the seminar series that has been organized by the current LL's. In general, a seminar day could be to have one main invited speaker, providing one or two lectures, together with a number of (shorter) lectures provided by local speakers. This has proven to be a successful format, but is merely given as an example here. EURASIP will provide funding for such activities, so that the organizers do not incur large financial risk.

Aside from seminars given by outstanding speakers, among the activities that EURASIP can technically and economically support you can think of:
  • Winter or Summer schools;
  • PhD Forums or Workshops organized by/for PhD students, which promote the transversal competences that are requested in the European Space for Higher Education;
  • Seminars given by outstanding speakers;
  • ...
EURASIP mainly envisages "ambitious" activities, for a fairly large audience (minimum 50) with a formal registration and registration fees. The actual format of these activities is intentionally left largely undefined.

Liaisons are appointed by EURASIP Board of Directors (BoD) and are chosen to best meet the profile of active people within the Signal Processing community. They are in charge not only of coordinating and stimulating local activities, but also of contributing to promote EURASIP at the national level, increasing the response to problems and inviting young collaborators and colleagues to submit their PhD theses.

To apply for LL officer you can contact Ana I. Pérez-Neira or any other BoD member, young collaborators are very welcome. For more information about the Local Liaison Program, how to enrol and to find out who the liaison is in your country, we encourage you to contact us or to visit the EURASIP website. There you can also find different "Forms of Interest" that clarify the existing procedures.

Also, any comments that you might have about "What do you expect from EURASIP?" are very welcome and can initiate some nice discussions.
contributed by Ana Pérez-Neira, EURASIP Membership Development Coordinator back to top
EUSIPCO 2016: Call for Proposals
This is a Call for Proposals for the 24th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2016) to be held in late August/early September 2016. EUSIPCO is sponsored by the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), founded on September 1, 1978 to "improve communication between groups and individuals that work within the multidisciplinary, fast growing field of Signal Processing in Europe and elsewhere, and to exchange and disseminate information in the field all over the world".

EUSIPCO is a learned and professional platform for dissemination and discussion of all aspects of signal processing. It features plenaries, tutorials, and lecture and poster sessions.

Proposals should include the following items:
  • Proposed dates in 2016;
  • Organizing committee members, including biographic information;
  • A budget, which includes anticipated financial and in-kind support;
  • Comprehensive information about the location and what it has to offer.
Proposals should be submitted to the EURASIP Events Coordinator who will advise at which EUSIPCO conference, proposals will be presented to the EURASIP Board of Directors.
contributed by Abdelhak Zoubir, EURASIP Events Coordinator back to top
Calendar of EURASIP Co-Sponsored Events
Event organizers who wish to apply for EURASIP co-sponsorship should send an e-mail to the EURASIP Events Coordinator, containing the following information: (1) Name of the conference/workshop, (2) Place and dates, (3) Previous editions of the conference/workshop, (4) Previous co-sponsorship, (5) Expected number of attendees, (6) Names of plenary speakers, (7) A rationale as to why EURASIP should sponsor the conference/workshop.
Name & Link Date Location
IWBF 2013, International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics April 4-5, 2013 Lisbon, Portugal
WOSSPA 2013, 9th International Workshop on Systems, Signal Processing and their Applications May 12-15, 2013 Zeralda, Algeria
EUVIP 2013, 4th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing
(Paper submission deadline: Feb. 15, 2013)
June 10-12, 2013 Paris, France
DSP 2013, 18th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing
(Paper submission deadline: Feb. 1, 2013)
July 1-3, 2013 Santorini, Greece
ISPA 2013, 8th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis
(Paper submission deadline: Apr. 1, 2013)
September 4-6, 2013 Trieste, Italy
EUSIPCO 2013, 21st European Signal Processing Conference
(Paper submission deadline: Mar. 3, 2013)
September 9-13, 2013 Marrakech, Morocco
ELMAR 2013, 55th International Symposium ELMAR-2013
(Paper submission deadline: Mar. 13, 2013)
September 25-27, 2013 Zadar, Croatia
contributed by Abdelhak Zoubir, EURASIP Events Coordinator back to top
Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing: Image Communication Deadline
Recent Advances in High Dynamic Range Video Research
Feb. 1, 2013
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Real-Time Multimedia Coding and Transmission Dec. 31, 2012
Hardware Implementation of Machine Vision Systems Jan. 31, 2013
Advances in Distributed Source Coding Apr. 15, 2013
Informed Acoustic Source Separation May 31, 2013
Signal Processing Techniques for Anywhere, Anytime Positioning May 31, 2013
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
New Technologies and Research Trends for Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia Dec. 31, 2012
Internet of Things for Wireless and Mobile Communication Jan. 31, 2013
Advances in Trust, Security and Privacy for Wireless Networks Jan. 31, 2013
Low Latency Issues in Cellular Communications Feb. 1, 2013
Cooperative Cognitive Networks Apr. 1, 2013
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 Dec. 31, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
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
Image Processing for Digital Art Work
Edited by Patrice Abry, Jim Coddington, Ingrid Daubechies, Ella Hendriks, Shannon Hughes, Don Johnson, and Eric Postma
Mar. 2013
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Issue
Advances in Time Frequency and Array Processing of Nonstationary Signals
Edited by Karim Abed-Meraim, Adel Belouchrani, Boualem Boashash, and Shoji Makino
Oct. 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
Turkan, Mehmet Novel Texture Synthesis Methods and Their Application to Image Prediction and Image Inpainting INRIA-Rennes Christine Guillemot 2011
Mendel, Stefan Signal Processing in Phase-Domain All-Digital Phase-Locked Loops Graz University of Technology Gernot Kubin, Boris Murmann 2009
Rajagopal, Manoj Kumar Cloning with Gesture Expressivity Telecom Sudparis Patrick Horain 2012
Gomez Jauregui, David Antonio 3D Motion Capture by Computer Vision and Virtual Rendering Telecom Sudparis Patrick Horain 2011
Sun, Meng Constrained Non-negative Matrix Factorization for Vocabulary Acquisition from Continuous Speech Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Hugo Van hamme 2012
Uhlich, Stefan Parameter Estimation with Additional Information University of Stuttgart Bin Yang, Abdelhak Zoubir 2012
Wang, Qi Performance Evaluation of Practical OFDM Systems with Imperfect Synchronization Vienna University of Technology Markus Rupp 2012
Heidenreich, Philipp Antenna Array Processing: Autocalibration and Fast High-Resolution Methods for Automotive Radar Technische Universität Darmstadt Abdelhak Zoubir, Bin Yang 2012
Lazzeretti, Riccardo Privacy Preserving Processing of Biomedical Signals with Application to Remote Healthcare Systems University of Siena Barni Mauro 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
PhD Position in Adaptive Beamforming for Direct-to-Reverberant Ratio Control in High-End Audio Conferencing on Mobile Devices NXP Semiconductors Belgium NV Leuven, Belgium Dec. 21, 2012
PhD Position in Multi-channel joint dereverberation and acoustic echo cancellation Nuance Communications Deutschland GmbH Ulm, Germany Dec. 31, 2012
PhD Position in Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Dereverberation Algorithms Fraunhofer IDMT Oldenburg, Germany Dec. 31, 2012
Post-Doc Position in Multimedia Fragment Repurposing EURECOM Sophia Antipolis, Biot, France Jan. 1, 2013
Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in wireless localization field Tampere University of Technology (and other universities & industrial units in Europe) Tampere, Finland Jan. 15, 2013
Post-doc in signal processing for MRI Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden Jun. 1, 2013
contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
EURASIP Treasurer's Report (28/08/2011 - 31/08/2012)
On August 28, 2011, the opening balance in Euros (€) was as specified in the table below.

Opening balance (28th August, 2011)
  Current accounts:    
    Fortis account 27170,75  
    PayPal account 1189,78  
    Total in current accounts   28360,53
  Savings accounts:    
    Fortis savings account
Deutsche Bank account
101495,91 101619,89  
    Total in savings accounts   203115,8
  Total available   231476,33

The main EURASIP account movements during the financial period considered are documented in the following two tables, for income and expenses, respectively:

  Membership (incl. Journal subscriptions)
CTTC Loan Payment (EUSIPCO 2011)
  Donations/review charges:    
    EUSIPCO 2011 20000,00  
  Bank interests 2344,79  
  Total income   87813,69

  Elsevier (Journal subscriptions) 4124,75  
  Hindawi (Newsletters)
PhD Thesis Awards
  EURASIP 2011 Awards
EURASIP 2012 Awards certificates
EURASIP 2012 Awards plates
  EURASIP Seminars
EURASIP BoD meeting expenses
  Administrative expenses
Web and membership development
  Taxes, bank costs
Loan to EUSIPCO 2013
  Total expenses   52532,67

The closing balance on the August 31, 2012, was as specified in the table below:

Closing balance (31st August, 2012)
  Current accounts:    
    Fortis account 20186,01  
    PayPal account 1157,85  
    Total in current accounts   21343,86
  Savings accounts:    
    Fortis savings accounts
Deutsche Bank account
142585,01 102828,48  
    Total in savings accounts   245413,49
  Total available   266757,35
contributed by Maria Paula Queluz, EURASIP Secretary/Treasurer back to top
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