Newsletter – Vol. 26, November-December 2015
2016 Membership Renewal
New Editor in Chief of EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing
New Associate Editors in Elsevier Journals
Calendar of Events
Open Special Issues
Published Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
Treasurer's Report
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2016 EURASIP Membership Renewal
A welcome message to EUSIPCO-2015 and Seasonal School participants

EURASIP extends a warm welcome to all EUSIPCO-2015 participants and attendees of one of the 2015 EURASIP Seasonal Schools as 2016 members of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). Your membership, which is valid through December 31, 2016, has been covered by your EUSIPCO-2015 or Seasonal School 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-2015 or Seasonal School 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 2016

This message is to invite all current members who did not attend EUSIPCO-2015 or any of the 2015 EURASIP Seasonal Schools to renew their EURASIP membership for the year 2016. 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 2015 memberships are held open until January 15, 2016.

Reduced or waived membership fees

EURASIP Board of Directors may reduce or waive membership fees for researchers from low-income countries, or in exceptional circumstances. Individual waiver requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Membership Development Chair, Prof. Jean-Luc Dugelay by email.
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New Editor-in-Chief for Elsevier EURASIP Journal Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing as of 1st January 2016
Springer and EURASIP would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Douglas O'Shaughnessy, the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, for his remarkable work for the journal, and to introduce Emanuel Habets, the new Editor-in-Chief, to all readers of the EURASIP newsletter.
Speech Communication (image missing)

O'Shaughnessy (image missing) Professor O'Shaughnessy was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal. He is Professor in Speech Processing at INRS, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada, and also adjunct professor at McGill University. He received his PhD at MIT in 1976. His research interests include automatic speech synthesis, analysis, coding, enhancement, and recognition.

Habets (image missing) Professor Emanuel Habets is Professor and Chair of the Spatial Audio Research Group at the Audio Labs, Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen, Germany. He received his PhD from the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), The Netherlands, in 2007. Next, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Technion and at the Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and a Member of the Research Staff in the Communication and Signal Processing Group at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. In November 2010, he joined the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen (a joint institution of Fraunhofer IIS and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany). Prof. Habets is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing (2011-2016) and a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Standing Committee on Industry Digital Signal Processing Technology (2013-2015).
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New Appointments in Editorial Boards for 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 the new appointments in the editorial boards of the EURASIP journals published by Elsevier.
Signal Processing Affiliation
Sviatoslav Voloshynovskiy University of Geneva (Switzerland)
Magnus Jansson KTH, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Richang Hong Hefei University of Technology (China)
Pascal Larzabal University Paris Sud (France)
Xuelong Li Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
Signal Processing: Image Communication Affiliation
Orazio Gallo NVIDIA (USA)
Giuseppe Valenzise CNRS / Telecom ParisTech (France)
Meng Wang Hefei University of Technology (China)
Zhi Liu Shanghai University (China)
Peter Schelkens Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium)
Zekeriya Erkin TU Delft (TU Delft)
Nikos Nikolaidis Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Z. Jane Wang University of British Columbia (Canada)
Gauthier Lafruit Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Jana Dittmann Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg (Germany)
Marco Carli University of Roma Tre (Italy)
Vladimir Stankovic University of Strathclyde
Vladan Velisavljevic University of Bedfordshire (UK)
Osama Alshaykh Boston University (USA)
Bruno Macchiavello University of Brasilia (Brasil)
Speech Communication Affiliation
Michiel Bacchiani Google Inc., New York (USA)
Andrew Rosenberg Computer Science at Queens College (USA)
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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
IWSSIP 2016, The 23rd International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing May 23-25, 2016 Bratislava, Slovakia
EuCNC 2016, European Conference on Networks and Communications
June 27-30, 2016 Athens, Greece
contributed by Patrick A. Naylor, EURASIP Events Coordinator back to top
Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing Deadline
Hypercomplex Signal Processing
March 30, 2016
Signal Processing: Image Communication Deadline
Medical Image Communication, Computing and Security
Jan. 31, 2016
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Recent Advances on Estimation and Filtering in Networked Dynamic Systems Feb. 29, 2016
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Intelligent Mobility Management for Future Wireless Networks Jan. 31, 2016
Advances and Emergence in Participatory Sensing on Mobile Social Media Analytics Apr. 1, 2016
EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Deadline
Signal processing and control solutions for individualized therapies March. 1, 2016
Statistical reverse engineering methods for high-throughput molecular data March. 1, 2016
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems Deadline
Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems Jan. 31, 2016
Embedded Systems for Pervasive Computing Feb. 10, 2016
Embedded Systems for Mobile Crowd Sensing Networks Jul. 31, 2016
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
Mobile Image and Video Processing June 1, 2016
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Recently Published Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing: Image Communication Issue
Aesthetically-Aware Image and Video Analysis
Edited by Luming Zhang, Rongrong Ji, Yi Zhen, Cees Snoek and Weisi Lin
Nov. 2015
Recent Advances in Vision Modeling for Image and Video Processing
Edited by Damon Chandler, Ulrich Engelke, Yuukou Horita and Kalpana Seshadrinathan
Nov. 2015
Recent Advances in Saliency Models, Applications and Evaluations
Edited by Zhi Liu, Olivier Le Meur, Ali Borji and Hongliang Li
Oct. 2015
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
Kaitovic, Jelena Collision Recovery Receivers for RFIDs TU Wien Markus Rupp, Javier Vales Alonso 2015
Irofti, Paul Parallel Dictionary Learning Algorithms for Sparse Representations Politehnica University of Bucharest Bogdan Dumitrescu 2015
Thiergart, Oliver Flexible Multi-Microphone Acquisition and Processing of Spatial Sound Using Parametric Sound Field Representations Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg Emanuël Habets 2015
Kiayani, Adnan Modeling and Digital Mitigation of Transmitter Imperfections in Radio Communication Systems Tampere University of Technology Mikko Valkama 2015
Lahat, Dana Second-Order Multidimensional Independent Component Analysis: Theory and Methods Tel Aviv University Jean-François Cardoso, Hagit Messer 2013
Marianela Parodi Automatic Handwritten Signature Verification - Which features should be looked at? Universidad Nacional de Rosario Juan Carlos Gómez 2015
Qureshi, Hammad Meningioma Classification using an Adaptive Discriminant Wavelet Packet Transform University of Warwick Nasir Rajpoot, Roland Wilson 2010
Riihonen, Taneli Design and Analysis of Duplexing Modes and Forwarding Protocols for OFDM(A) Relay Links Aalto University Risto Wichman, Stefan Werner 2014
Zhechen Zhu Automatic Classification of Digital Communication Signal Modulations Brunel University London Asoke Nandi, Hongying Meng 2015
Leitner, Christina Kernel PCA and Pre-Image Iterations for Speech Enhancement Graz University of Technology Franz Pernkopf, Gernot Kubin 2013
Abu-Jamous, Basel Collective analysis of multiple high-throughput gene expression datasets Brunel University London Asoke K. Nandi, Maysam Abbod 2015
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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
ELEKTRONIK INGENIEUR (M/W) HARD- UND FIRMWARE NDT Global GmbH & Co. KG Stutensee, Germany Dec. 31, 2015
ELECTRONIC ENGINEER FPGA AND FIRMWARE NDT Global GmbH & Co. KG Stutensee, Germany Dec. 31, 2015
ELEKTRONIK INGENIEUR (M/W) HARDWARE NDT Global GmbH & Co. KG Stutensee, Germany Dec. 31, 2015
Postdoc positions in Graph Signal Processing / Dimension Reduction / Compressive Learning Inria Rennes, France Dec. 31, 2015
Post-Doctorate Researcher Technion Israel Jan. 1, 2016
Ph.D. Positions in Signal Processing ECE Dept., University of Illinois at Chicago USA Jan. 15, 2016
2 PhD Positions in Multimedia Signal Processing Instituto de Telecomunicações, Instituto Superior Técnico Portugal Feb. 29, 2016
Post-Doctorate Researcher: Multivariate Image Labeling Laboratoire de Physique ENSL France Mar. 01, 2016
contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
EURASIP Treasurer's Report (21/08/2014 - 21/08/2015)
On August 21, 2014, the opening balance in Euros (€) was as specified in the table below.

Opening balance (21th August, 2014)
  Current accounts:    
    Fortis account 37,308.73  
    PayPal account 1,634.77  
    Total in current accounts   38,943.50
  Savings accounts:    
    Fortis savings account
Deutsche Bank account
275,121.52 104,699.81  
    Total in savings accounts   379,821.33
  Total available   418,764.83

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

  Membership 51,747.61  
  Journal Royalties/Donations/Review charges:    
  Bank interests 1,983.05  
  Total income   104,349.70

  EURASIP Awards (including Thesis Awards) 5,898.95  
  EURASIP Tutorial Day
  EURASIP Seminars
EURASIP Meetings expenses
  Administrative expenses
Web and membership development
  Taxes, bank costs
Indexing of Sponsoring
  Total expenses   44,719.44

The closing balance on the August 21, 2015, was as specified in the table below:

Closing balance (21st August, 2015)
  Current accounts:    
    Fortis account 96,098.76  
    PayPal account 516.65  
    Total in current accounts   96,615.41
  Savings accounts:    
    Fortis savings accounts
Deutsche Bank account
276,359.90 105,419.78  
    Total in savings accounts   381,779.68
  Total available   478,395.09
contributed by Abdelhak Zoubir, EURASIP Secretary/Treasurer back to top
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