Newsletter – Vol. 24, January 2013
President's Message
Calendar of Events
New Editor-in-Chief for Speech Communication
Open Special Issues
Job Posts
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President's Message
EURASIP, the European Association for Signal Processing, was founded on 1 September 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.

I had the honor to serve for eight years in the EURASIP Board of Directors (BoD) under the presidency of Sergios Theodoridis (2005-2006), Marc Moonen (2007-2008 and 2011-2012), and Markus Rupp (2009-2010). In these years many new projects have been realized and I had the pleasure to collaborate with some very talented colleagues, present and past BoD members. With particular feeling I remember Ferran Marques, Paulo Lobato Correia, Beatrice Pesquet-Popescu, and Bulent Sankur. They are no more in the BoD but kept on helping the Association in different ways (e.g. Ferran and Paulo are the Special Session Chairs of EUSIPCO 2014 that will be held in Lisbon, Beatrice was the General co-Chair of EUSIPCO 2012 in Bucharest, and Bulent is the Chair of the EURASIP PhD Award Committee).

After eight years as Awards Chair, I was appointed by the previous BoD to the position of President, with the task to continue the work of my predecessors and hopefully to make EURASIP even more widely known. I feel happy that I can count on Marc Moonen as Past-President. The new EURASIP BoD will assist me in this task. In the new BoD, Ana Perez-Neira and Abdelhak Zoubir, elected for another term of four years, will continue as Membership Development Chair and Workshops and Conferences Chair, respectively. I welcome the newly elected BoD Member, Patrick Naylor, who will be the Awards Chair in my place. Maria Paula Queluz will continue to serve as Secretary and Treasurer, Aggelos Pikrakis as Web Services Chair and Jean-Luc Dugelay as Publications Chair.

I would like to express my great and sincere thanks to Markus Rupp, who retired on December 31st from the BoD. We will miss him a lot, although I am sure he will continue to support and advise the Association as "Working Member".

The 1st EUSIPCO conference was held in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1980. The 21st EUSIPCO conference will be held for the first time in a non-European country, in the beautiful city of Marrakech, in Marocco. We are absolutely confident that EUSIPCO 2013, under the chairship of Mounir Ghogho and Abdelhak Zoubir, will attract many submissions and participants. I am sure it will be an event that attendees will remember for a long time with pleasure.

Finally, I want to invite our members to renew their membership and our young colleagues to become members. Why join EURASIP? Becoming a member of EURASIP includes many benefits, among these I would like to mention the following:

Voting rights to renew the Board of Directors
Reduced fees for EURASIP sponsored conferences and seminars
10% discount on Open Access publication charges in EURASIP SpringerOpen journals
Discounted member prices for EURASIP journals and selected books by Elsevier
Receive a copy by e-mail of the EURASIP Newsletters

Those of you who have attended EUSIPCO 2012 in Bucharest have already renewed their membership for 2013 through their conference registration. Those of you who did not attend last year’s EUSIPCO can renew their membership through the EURASIP website.

Do not wait until EUSIPCO 2013 to continue to support EURASIP!


Fulvio Gini
EURASIP President
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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
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New Editor-in-Chief for Elsevier EURASIP Journal Speech Communication as of 1st January 2013
Elsevier and EURASIP would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Marc SWERTS, the outgoing Editor in Chief, for his remarkable work for the journal, and to introduce Bernd MÖBIUS, the new editor in Chief, to all readers of the EURASIP newsletter.

Professor Swerts served as the Editor-in-Chief of Speech Communication from 2007 until his retirement from the post in December 2012. During that time he presided over a restructure of the editorial team for the journal moving the journal from two Editors-in-Chief to a more efficient system of Subject Editors. Since that system was introduced at the beginning of 2010 the time to first decision on a manuscript has almost halved from 18 weeks to 10 and the editorial times for published papers reduced by over a month to 43 weeks. In addition the 2011 impact factor was a new high level of 1.267. In recognition of his contribution to Speech Communication over his tenure Marc Swerts joins the team of former Editors as an Institutional Representative.
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Marc Swerts (image missing) Marc Swerts is a full professor in the Department of Communication and Information Science of the Faculty of Humanities at Tilburg University (The Netherlands). His current research aims to get a better understanding of how speakers exploit non-verbal forms of communication to exchange information with their addressees. He has served on the editorial board of three major journals in the field of language and speech research, and is the current editor-in-chief of Speech Communication. He was also elected as one of the two distinguished lecturers of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) for 2007-2008

Bernd Mobius (image missing) Bernd Möbius is professor of phonetics and phonology in the Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics at Saarland University, Saarbrucken (Germany). His research aims to integrate phonetic knowledge in speech technology. He has worked on speech production, perception and acquisition, models of prosody, and speech synthesis. He has served on the editorial board of three major journals in the field of language and speech research, and is the current editor-in-chief of Speech Communication. He was elected as a member of the Board of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) for 2007-2015.
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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
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
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
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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
Postdoc position in Macro- and Microscopic Modeling of Room Acoustics KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium March 1, 2013
PhD position in Dereverberation by Inverse Solution of the Acoustic Wave Equation on a Finite Element Grid KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium March 1, 2013
contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
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