Newsletter – Vol. 25, March 2014
Best PhD Thesis Awards
Best Paper Awards
Calendar of Events
EURASIP Seminars
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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EURASIP Awards: Announcement 2014 Best PhD Thesis Awards
EURASIP, the European Signal Processing Association (, 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 2014 winners are:

Pau Closas Gomez for the thesis titled “Bayesian Signal Processing Techniques for GNSS Receivers: from multipath mitigation to positioning”, advisors J. A. Fernandez-Rubio, C. Fernandez-Prades, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, 2009.

Tobias Hidalgo Stitz for the thesis titled “Filter Bank Techniques for the Physical Layer in Wireless Communications”, advisor Markku Renfors, Tampere University of Technology, 2010.

Many congratulations to these winners on behalf of the EURASIP Board of Directors.
contributed by Patrick A. Naylor, EURASIP Awards Chair back to top
EURASIP Awards: Announcement 2014 Best Paper Awards
The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) congratulates the authors of the following papers that have been selected for Best Paper Awards. The awards will be presented at EUSIPCO 2014 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Signal Processing
(Exceptionally two papers have been selected this year).

Piyu Tsai, Yu-Chen Hu, Hsiu-Lien Yeh, “Reversible image hiding scheme using predictive coding and histogram shifting,” Signal Processing, Volume 89, Issue 6, June 2009, Pages 1129-1143.

Dongqing Wang, Feng Ding, “Least squares based and gradient based iterative identification for Wiener nonlinear systems,” Signal Processing, Volume 91, Issue 5, May 2011, Pages 1182-1189.

Signal Processing: Image Communication
P. Merkle, Y. Morvan, A. Smolic, D. Farin, K. Müller, P.H.N. de With, T. Wiegand, “The effects of multiview depth video compression on multiview rendering,” Signal Processing: Image Communication, Volume 24, Issues 1–2, January 2009, Pages 73-88.

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
Jun Zhang, Robert W. Heath, Jr., Marios Kountouris, Jeffrey G. Andrews, “Mode Switching for the Multi-Antenna Broadcast Channel Based on Delay and Channel Quantization,” EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Volume 2009, Article ID 802548 .

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Yingbin Liang, Gerhard Kramer, H. Vincent Poor, and Shlomo Shamai, “Compound Wiretap Channels,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Volume 2009, Article ID 142374.

contributed by Patrick A. Naylor, EURASIP Awards 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
2nd International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF 2014) March 27-28, 2014 Valletta, Malta
International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing (IWSSIP 2014) May 12-15, 2014 Dubrovnik, Croatia
9th IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing July 23-25, 2014 Manchester, UK
19th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP 2014) Aug. 20-23, 2014 Hong Kong, China
The 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2014) Aug. 26-29, 2014 Barcelona, Spain
The 22nd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2014) Sept. 1-5, 2014 Lisbon, Portugal
The 4th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications (IPTA 2014) Oct. 14-17, 2014 Paris, France
5th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing Dec. 10-12, 2014 Paris, France
4th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2015) Jan. 10-12, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal
8th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing (BIOSIGNALS 2015) Jan. 12-15, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal
5th International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems (PECCS 2015) Feb. 11-13, 2015 Angers, France
The 23rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2015) Aug. 31-Sep. 4, 2015 Nice, France
The 5th International EURASIP Workshop on RFID Technology (RFID 2015) Oct. 22-23, 2015 Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany
contributed by Abdelhak Zoubir, EURASIP Events Coordinator back to top
EURASIP Seminars
Upcoming Seminars Date Location
Multilingual automatic speech recognition
(by Satoshi Nakamura)
May 14-16 2014 SPIIRAS, St. Petersburg, Russia
Reports and technical presentations of past EURASIP Seminars can be found on the EURASIP Seminars webpage.
contributed by Ana Pérez-Neira, EURASIP Membership Development Coordinator back to top
Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing Deadline
Machine Learning and Signal Processing for Human Pose Recovery and Behavior Analysis
Apr. 1, 2014
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Recent Advances in Tensor Based Signal and Image Processing Mar. 31, 2014
Sparse Sensing in Radar and Sonar Signal Processing May 1, 2014
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Green Wireless Communications: Theory and Practice April 20, 2014
Technical Advances in the Design and Deployment of Future Heterogeneous Networks Jun. 30, 2014
EURASIP Journal on Information Security Deadline
Advances in Digital Forensics Jul. 25, 2014
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
Özkalaycı, Burak Oğuz Planar 3D Scene Representations for Depth Compression Middle East Technical University A. Aydin Alatan 2014
Thomas, Mark Glottal-Synchronous Speech Processing Imperial College London Patrick Naylor 2010
Picart, Benjamin Statistical Parametric Speech Synthesis Based on the Degree of Articulation Université de Mons (UMONS) Thierry Dutoit, Thomas Drugman 2013
Filos, Jason Inferring Room Geometries Imperial College London Patrick Naylor 2013
Sharma, Dushyant Speech Assessment and Characterization for Law Enforcement Applications Imperial College London Patrick Naylor, Mike Brookes 2012
Niknazar, Mohammad Extraction and Denoising of Fetal ECG Signals University of Grenoble Christian Jutten, Bertrand Rivet 2013
Altmann, Yoann Nonlinear unmixing of hyperspectral images University of Toulouse Jean-Yves Tourneret, Nicolas Dobigeon 2013
Iutzeler, Franck Distributed Estimation and Optimization in Asynchronous Networks Telecom ParisTech Philippe Ciblat, Walid Hachem 2013
Panahandeh Ghazaleh Selected Topics in Inertial and Visual Sensor Fusion: Calibration, Observability Analysis and Applications KTH Royal Institute of Technology Magnus Jansson, Peter Händel 2014
Lagunas, Eva Compressive Sensing Based Candidate Detector and its Applications to Spectrum Sensing and Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Montse Nájar, Moeness G. Amin 2014
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
Assistant Professor Chalmers University of Technology Gothenburg, Sweden March 31, 2014
Postdoc position in DREAMS Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg Oldenburg, Germany April 15, 2014
PhD possition in: An adaptive beamforming approach to direct-to-reverberant ratio control for high-end audio conferencing on mobile devices NXP Semiconductors Belgium NV Leuven, Belgium April 30, 2014
Ph.D. position in video surveillance and privacy EURECOM Sophia Antipolis Biot, France May 1, 2014
2 PhDs and 2 Post-docs CNRS Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France Jul. 13, 2014
3 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions at University of Nantes (France) in the Initial Training Network PROVISION University of Nantes Nantes, France Dec. 31, 2014
contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
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