Newsletter – Vol. 27, June 2016
EURASIP BoD Elections
EURASIP Best Paper Awards - Call for Nominations
Calendar of Events
Upcoming EURASIP Summer Schools
EURASIP Seminars
Open Special Issues
Published Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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EURASIP BoD Elections
EURASIP Board of Directors elections 2016

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, 2016, three current BoD voting members are ending their term (Fulvio Gini, Patrick Naylor and Ana Perez-Neira). The biographies of the candidates that appear on the 2016 election ballot can be found here.

An electronic procedure will be used to collect votes and the results will be announced during the Opening Ceremony of EUSIPCO 2016, Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday morning August 30.

Electronic voting starts on Monday June 20 and ends on Saturday August 20, 2016. To cast their votes, EURASIP members are invited to visit the membership server, log in and follow the link to 'Elections 2016. Each voter casts exactly three weighted votes, with weights 3 (1st choice), 2 (2nd choice) and 1 (3rd choice), respectively.

When votes are properly registered, a confirmation e-mail is sent to the address in the membership profile. Electronic voting takes place in a manner that preserves voter anonymity. Questions related to the voting procedure may be sent to (
contributed by Fulvio Gini, EURASIP President back to top
EURASIP Best Paper Awards - Call for Nominations
EURASIP Best Paper Awards are presented annually to mark outstanding contributions published in the Journals sponsored by EURASIP.

For 2017 awards, papers are eligible that have a publication date in the years 2012 to 2015 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 at: 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, Ana Pérez-Neira, by e-mail ( The deadline for nominations is 31st October 2015 .
    We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues and peers.
    contributed by Ana Perez-Neira, EURASIP Awards Coordinator 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.
    Reports of past EURASIP co-sponsored events can be found on the 'Past Conferences' webpage.
    Name & Link Date Location
    EUSIPCO 2016, 24th European Signal Processing Conference Aug.29 - Sept.2, 2016 Budapest, Hungary
    contributed by Patrick A. Naylor, EURASIP Events Coordinator back to top
    Upcoming EURASIP Summer Schools
    The EURASIP BoD welcomes proposals from prospective organizers of seasonal schools. For more information, click here.
    Name & Link Date Location
    IEEE-EURASIP Summer School on Semantics in Media Sep. 4-10, 2016 Cavalese (TN), Italy
    EURASIP Summer School on Robust Signal Processing Sep. 19-24, 2016 Rüdesheim (Rhine), Germany
    Reports of past EURASIP Seasonal Schools can be found on the Seasonal Schools webpage.
    contributed by Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURASIP Membership Development Coordinator back to top
    EURASIP Seminars
    Upcoming Seminars Date Location
    EURASIP Statistics, Optimization, and Signal Processing (STATOS)
    by Romain Couillet, Supelec; Merouane Debbah, Supelec & Huawei; Mario Figueiredo, IST; Georgios Giannakis, U. Minnesota; Stephane Mallat, ENS; and Alain Rakotomamonjy, U. Rouen
    Sep. 2, 2016 Budapest, Hungary
    Reports and technical presentations of past EURASIP Seminars can be found on the EURASIP Seminars webpage.
    contributed by Jean-Luc Dugelay, EURASIP Membership Development Coordinator back to top
    Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
    Speech Communication Deadline
    Auditory-visual expressive speech and gesture in humans and machines Dec. 15, 2016
    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
    Advanced Techniques for Radar Signal Processing Aug 1, 2016
    Advanced Computational Methods for Bayesian Signal Processing Sep. 30, 2016
    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
    Full-Duplex Radio: Theory, Design, and Applications Jun. 30, 2016
    Intelligent Mobility Management for Future Wireless Mobile Networks Jun. 30, 2016
    Emerging Air Interfaces and Management Technologies for the 5G Era Oct. 5, 2016
    EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Deadline
    Cloud Computing for Genomics Aug. 1, 2016
    Biomedical Informatics with Optimization and Machine Learning Aug. 31, 2016
    Statistical reverse engineering methods for high-throughput molecular data Sep. 15, 2016
    Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition for Comparative Genomics Dec. 31, 2016
    EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems Deadline
    Embedded Systems for Mobile Crowd Sensing Networks Jul. 31, 2016
    Real-Time Issues and Challenges for Cyber-Physical Systems Sep. 15, 2016
    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
    Mobile Image and Video Processing Jul. 31, 2016
    EURASIP Journal on Information Security Deadline
    Emerging Technologies for Cybersecurity Oct. 01, 2016
    contributed by Alexander Bertrand, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
    Recently Published Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
    Speech Communication Issue
    Phase-Aware Signal Processing in Speech Communication
    Edited by Yannis Stylianou, Pejman Mowlaee and Rahim Saeidi
    May. 2016
    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
    Kovács, Péter Transformation methods in signal processing Eötvös L. University, Budapest Sándor Fridli 2016
    Gomez-Barrero, Marta Improving Security and Privacy in Biometric Systems Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Galbally Javier 2016
    Fernandez-Bes, Jesus Algorithms for Energy-Efficient Adaptive Wireless Sensor Networks Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Jesus Cid-Sueiro, Jeronimo Arenas-Garcia 2015
    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
    PhD Studentship in Signal Processing for 5G Wireless Communications Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, BR Jun. 30, 2016
    PhD position in signal processing for speech communication Graz University of Technology Graz, AT Jul. 1, 2016
    Ph.D. Position in signal processing KU Leuven Leuven, BE Jul. 31, 2016
    Two Ph.D. positions in audio signal processing KU Leuven Leuven, BE Jul. 31, 2016
    Funded Post-doctoral and PhD positions in Image Engineering & Security EURECOM Sophia Antipolis, FR Sep. 1, 2016
    Big data processing using sparse tensor representations University of Paris/ENS-Cachan/CNRS-I3S/UFC Paris, FR Oct. 1, 2016
    Post-Doctorate Researcher Technion Israel, IL Dec. 1, 2016
    ERC-funded PhD and postdoc positions in machine learning & signal processing CNRS Toulouse, FR Dec. 31, 2016
    PhD position - Machine learning for multimodality image segmentation University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, UK Jan. 1, 2017
    contributed by Aggelos Pikrakis, EURASIP Web Services Coordinator back to top
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