Newsletter – Vol. 25, June 2014
EURASIP BoD Elections
EURASIP Best Paper Awards
EURASIP Summer School
Calendar of Events
EURASIP Seminars
Open Special Issues
Published Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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EURASIP BoD Elections
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, 2014, three current BoD members are ending their term (Paula Queluz, Jean-Luc Dugelay, and Aggelos Pikrakis). The biographies of the candidates that appear on the 2014 election ballot are available on the voting website.

An electronic procedure will be used to collect votes and the results will be announced during the EURASIP General Assembly, which will be held during the Opening Ceremony of EUSIPCO 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, September 1-5.

For the first time, EURASIP members can only vote electronically. Electronic voting starts on June 16 and ends on August 28. To cast their votes, EURASIP members are invited to visit the voting page on the Membership Server.

Questions related to the voting procedure may be sent to
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Call for Nominations: EURASIP Best Paper Awards

EURASIP Best Paper Awards are presented annually to mark outstanding contributions published in the Journals sponsored by EURASIP.

For 2015 awards, papers are eligible that have a publication date in the years 2010 to 2013 inclusive, published in the journals:

  • Signal Processing
  • Speech Communication
  • Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
  • Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Journal on Image and Video Processing

A committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief for each eligible journal carries out the assessment of the papers. The assessment criteria include:

  • Relevance of the topic
  • Quality of the technical content
  • Style of the presentation
  • Originality

For additional information on the scope and criteria for EURASIP awards, please visit the EURASIP website. The website also gives further details of the nomination and awards process.

EURASIP Members are invited to nominate eligible papers.

Please submit nominations to the EURASIP Awards chair, Patrick Naylor, by e-mail. The deadline for nominations is 31st October 2014.

We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues and peers.

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EURASIP PhD Summer School in Radar Signal Processing
The first EURASIP PhD Summer School will be held on 8-12 September 2014 in Pisa (Italy) and will focus on Radar Signal Processing. The School aims to providing PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and young scientists with the unique opportunity to meet and learn from leading experts about the most advanced signal processing techniques applied in radar systems for remote sensing, target classification and surveillance.

The School will be held at the “Hotel Casale La Sterpaia”, located in the beautiful San Rossore Park, Pisa, Italy ( During the five-day program, eight senior researchers and industry representatives will give lectures on passive radars, SAR, cognitive radar systems, target recognition and tracking. Furthermore, one afternoon will be dedicated to the presentation of student’s research activities and another afternoon to the description of a project assignment.

More information can be found in the flyer of the summer school, and soon also on the summer school webpage.
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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.
Reports of past EURASIP co-sponsored events can be found on the 'Past Conferences' webpage.
Name & Link Date Location
CSNDSP 2014, 9th IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing July 23-25, 2014 Manchester, UK
DSP 2014, 19th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing Aug. 20-23, 2014 Hong Kong, China
ISWCS 2014, 11th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems Aug. 26-29, 2014 Barcelona, Spain
EUSIPCO 2014, 22nd European Signal Processing Conference Sept. 1-5, 2014 Lisbon, Portugal
EDERC 2014, Embedded Design in Education & Research Conference Sept. 11-12, 2014 Milano, Italy
IPTA 2014, 4th International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications Oct. 14-17, 2014 Paris, France
EUVIP 2014, 5th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing Dec. 10-12, 2014 Paris, France
ICPRAM 2015, 4th International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods
(Paper submission deadline: Jul. 29, 2014)
Jan. 10-12, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal
BIOSIGNALS 2015, 8th International Conference on Bio-Inspired Systems and Signal Processing
(Paper submission deadline: Jul. 29, 2014)
Jan. 12-15, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal
PECCS 2015, 5th International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems
(Paper submission deadline: Sep. 9, 2014)
Feb. 11-13, 2015 Angers, France
CoSeRa 2015, 3rd International Workshop on Compressed Sensing Theory and its Applications to Radar, Sonar and Remote Sensing
(Paper submission deadline: Feb. 2, 2015)
June 22-24, 2015 Pisa, Italy
EUSIPCO 2015, 23rd European Signal Processing Conference
(Paper submission deadline: Feb. 13, 2015)
Aug. 31 - Sep. 4, 2015 Nice, France
RFID 2015, 5th International EURASIP Workshop on RFID Technology
(Paper submission deadline: May 29, 2015)
Oct. 22-23, 2015 Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany
contributed by Abdelhak Zoubir, EURASIP Events Coordinator back to top
EURASIP Seminars
Upcoming Seminars Date Location
Signal processing for anomaly detection
(by Prof. Josef Kittler)
8 July 2014 Frascati, Italy
Pattern Recognition: Principles and Beyond
(by Prof. Sergios Theodoridis)
11 July 2014 Frascati, Italy
Reports and technical presentations of past EURASIP Seminars can be found on the EURASIP Seminars webpage.
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Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing Deadline
Multimodal Quality model: New Methods and Applications
Aug. 15, 2014
Signal Processing: Image Communication Deadline
Recent Advances in Vision Modeling for Image and Video Processing
Sept. 30, 2014
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Advanced signal processing techniques and telecommunications network infrastructures for Smart Grid analysis, monitoring and management Oct. 30, 2014
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Dynamic Spectrum Access for Throughput, Delay, and Fairness Enhancement In Cognitive Radio Networks Aug. 15, 2014
Wireless Communications and Networking Technology towards Intelligent Internet of Vehicles Aug. 30, 2014
5G Wireless Mobile Technologies Sept. 1, 2014
Energy Harvesting Wireless Communications Sept. 20, 2014
Experimental Evaluation in Wireless Communications Oct. 31, 2014
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
Soft Biometrics: Extraction and Applications based on Images and Videos Oct. 1, 2014
Large Scale Learning for Media Understanding Dec. 31, 2014
EURASIP Journal on Information Security Deadline
Advances in Digital Forensics Jul. 25, 2014
contributed by Toon van Waterschoot, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
Recently Published Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Issue
Signal Processing Techniques for Anywhere, Anytime Positioning
Edited by Carles Fernandez-Prades, Sinan Gezici, Marco Luise, and Henk Wymeersch
June 2014
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Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Hammer, Florian Quality Aspects of Packet-Based Interactive Speech Communication Graz University of Technology Gernot Kubin, Sebastian Möller 2006
Buchgraber, Thomas Variational Sparse Bayesian Learning: Centralized and Distributed Processing Graz University of Technology Dmitriy Shutin, Gernot Kubin 2013
Geiger, Bernhard C. Information Loss in Deterministic Systems Graz University of Technology Gernot Kubin 2014
Bahari, Mohamad Hasan Automatic Speaker Characterization; Identification of Gender, Age, Language and Accent from Speech Signals KU Leuven Hugo Van hamme, Patrick Wambacq 2014
Hajer, Fradi New insights into Crowd Density Analysis in Video Surveillance Systems TELECOM ParisTech Jean-Luc Dugelay 2014
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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
Professorship in Optimization for Dynamical Systems and Control KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Aug. 31, 2014
Postdoc position on perceptual impact and objective measures of (de)reverberation Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg Oldenburg, Germany Sept. 30, 2014
Postdoc position on interaction of (de)reverberation with other acoustic artefacts/algorithms Aalborg University Aalborg, Denmark Sept. 1, 2014
2 PhDs and 2 Post-docs CNRS Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France Jul. 13, 2014
PhD in Audiovisual Source Separation Grenoble University Grenoble, France Sept. 1, 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
2 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network PROVISION in the field of Video Compression University of Nantes Nantes, France Dec. 31, 2014
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