Newsletter – Vol. 24, May 2013
EURASIP Best PhD Thesis Awards
New Appointments in Editorial Boards
Calendar of Events
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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EURASIP Awards: Announcement 2013 Best PhD Thesis Awards
The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) created and maintains a database of PhD manuscripts at, which is one of the World's largest in the area of signal processing. The database also keeps tracks of monthly downloads.

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 the independent reviewers as well as on the download statistics. 

The winners for 2013 are:

Jan Ostergaard for the thesis titled “Multiple-description lattice vector quantization”, advisors R. I. Lagendijk, R. Heusdens, Delft University, 2007.

Thomas Schon for the thesis titled “Estimation of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications”, advisor Fredrik Gustafsson, Linkoping University, 2006.

Many congratulations to these winners on behalf of the EURASIP Board of Directors. The EURASIP Board of Directors extends their sincere gratitude to the review committee: Jaako Astola, Helmut Bölcksei and Bulent Sankur (Chair).
contributed by Patrick A. Naylor, EURASIP Awards Chair back to top
New appointments in the editorial boards of Elsevier Journals
EURASIP maintains a portfolio of three journals published by Elsevier, and can only do so thanks to the excellent management by the three Editors-in-Chief and the strong commitment of the editorial board members. We are therefore delighted to announce 12 new appointments in the editorial boards of the EURASIP journals published by Elsevier.
Signal Processing Affiliation
Jing-Ming Guo (Editorial Board Member) National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Signal Processing: Image Communication Affiliation
Gene Cheung (Area Editor) National Institute of Informatics (Japan)
Sergio Faria (Area Editor) Instituto Politecnico de Leiria (Portugal)
Yao Zhao (Area Editor) Beijing Jiaotong University (China)
Andreas Uhl (Area Editor) Salzburg University (Austria)
Noel O'Connor (Area Editor) Dublin City University (Ireland)
Marta Mrak (Area Editor) University of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Speech Communication Affiliation
Yang Liu (Subject Editor) University of Texas, Dallas (U.S.A.)
Geoffrey Stewart Morrison (Subject Editor) University of New South Wales (Australia)
Ralf Schlueter (Subject Editor) RWTH Aachen (Germany)
Koichi Shinoda (Subject Editor) Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Jianhua Tao (Subject Editor) Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Marc Swerts (Institutional Representative) Tilburg University (The Netherlands)
contributed by Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURASIP Publications Chair 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
EUVIP 2013, 4th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing Jun. 10-12, 2013 Paris, France
DSP 2013, 18th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing Jul. 1-3, 2013 Santorini, Greece
ISPA 2013, 8th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis Sep. 4-6, 2013 Trieste, Italy
EUSIPCO 2013, 21st European Signal Processing Conference Sep. 9-13, 2013 Marrakech, Morocco
ELMAR 2013, 55th International Symposium ELMAR-2013 Sep. 25-27, 2013 Zadar, Croatia
SpeD 2013, 7th International Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue Oct. 16-19, 2013 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
contributed by Abdelhak Zoubir, EURASIP Events Coordinator back to top
Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing Deadline
Image Restoration and Enhancement: Recent Advances and Applications
June 1, 2013
Wireless Acoustic Sensor Networks and Ad Hoc Microphone Arrays
Nov. 30, 2013
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Informed Acoustic Source Separation May 31, 2013
Signal Processing Techniques for Anywhere, Anytime Positioning May 31, 2013
Advances in Distributed Source Coding July 1, 2013
Recent Advances in Tensor Based Signal and Image Processing Sep. 1, 2013
Advances In Flexible Multicarrier Waveforms For Future Wireless Communications Nov. 1, 2013
GNSS Remote Sensing Nov. 16, 2013
Security Challenges and Issues in Cognitive Radio Networks Dec. 1, 2013
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Network Routing and Communication Algorithm for Intelligent Transportation Systems Nov. 30, 2013
EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Deadline
Computational Methods for Biomarker Discovery and Systems Biology Research May 31, 2013
Sequence and Genome Analysis May 31, 2013
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
Video Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics June 15th, 2013
EURASIP Journal on Information Security Deadline
Cyber-crime: New Trends, Challenges and Detection Jul. 25, 2013
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
Martin Hric Support Vector Machine Based Approach for Speaker Characterization University of Žilina Roman Jarina 2012
Domenico Ciuonzo Statistical Signal Processing for Data Fusion Second University of Naples Francesco Palmieri 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
Postdoctoral researcher (distributed signal processing) KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium June 7, 2013
PhD position: Distributed speech enhancement in wireless acoustic sensor networks KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium May 31, 2013
Assistant Professor in Signal Processing Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University Uppsala, Sweden June 23, 2013
2 PhDs and 2 Post-docs CNRS Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France Jul. 13, 2014
contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
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