Newsletter – Vol. 27, July-August 2016
EURASIP Awards: 1st Call Society Award Nominations
Call for Special Issues in EURASIP Journals
Upcoming EURASIP Summer Schools
EURASIP Seminars
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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EURASIP Awards: 1st Call Society Award Nominations

Each year, EURASIP recognizes technical and professional achievements through its celebrated EURASIP Awards Program. As part of the organization’s overall mission to advance signal processing as a science and a profession, EURASIP’s Board of Directors annually evaluates the contributions of candidates for various awards that span a spectrum of professional and technological accomplishments.

EURASIP Members are invited to nominate candidates for EURASIP Society Awards that fall into the following categories:

  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Group Technical Achievement Award
  • Technical Achievement Award
  • Athanasios Papoulis Award.
For additional information on the scope and criteria for these awards, please visit the EURASIP website at The website also gives details of the nomination process and copies of the nomination forms can be downloaded. A listing of previous award recipients with their award citations is also available on the EURASIP Awards webpage.

Please submit nominations to the EURASIP Awards chair, Ana Pérez-Neira, by e-mail ( The deadline for nominations is 31st December 2016.

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

contributed by Ana Pérez-Neira, EURASIP Awards Chair back to top
Call for Special Issues in EURASIP Journals
EURASIP has a significant journal portfolio, including open access (by SpringerOpen) as well as toll access journals (by Elsevier). All journals are soliciting special issue proposals on timely topics from leading experts.

It is our pleasure to announce that the impact factors of several journals (in particular Springer JASP, JIVP, JASM) have increased compared to last year.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact the EURASIP publication chair or one of the Editor-in-Chiefs (contacts below) for further information.

Alle-Jan van der Veen
Publication chair


Signal Processing: Image Communication
Impact Factor: 1.602

F. Dufaux
EURASIP J. on Image and Video Processing
Impact Factor: 1.06

J.-L. Dugelay
EURASIP J. on Information Security

S. Katzenbeisser
EURASIP J. on Audio, Speech and Music Processing
Impact Factor: 0.797

E. Habets
Signal Processing
Impact Factor: 2.063

B. Ottersten
EURASIP J. on Advances in Signal Processing
Impact Factor: 0.928

G. Leus
EURASIP J. on Embedded Systems

L. Sousa
Speech Communication
Impact Factor: 1.038

B. Möbius
EURASIP J. on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

E. Serpedin
       EURASIP J. on Wireless Communications and Networking
Impact Factor: 0.627

L. Vandendorpe
contributed by Alle-Jan van der Veen, EURASIP Publications chair 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
2016 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications
by Björn Ottersten, U. Luxembourg; Gerhard Fettweis, T.U. Dresden & Vodafone; Giuseppe Caire, T.U. Berlin; Petar Popovski, Aalborg U.; Vincent Lau, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Robert Heath, U. of Texas at Austin; David Gesbert, EURECOM; and Mérouane Debbah, Supélec & Huawei
Sep. 11-14, 2016 Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
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
Signal Processing Deadline
Data Mining in Human Activity Analysis
Mar. 1, 2017
Signal Processing: Image Communication Deadline
Big Media Data Analysis
Jan. 6, 2017
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 Computational Methods for Bayesian Signal Processing Sep. 30, 2016
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Emerging Air Interfaces and Management Technologies for the 5G Era Oct. 5, 2016
Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive techniques for 5G Oct. 31, 2016
EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Deadline
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
Real-Time Issues and Challenges for Cyber-Physical Systems Sep. 15, 2016
EURASIP Journal on Information Security Deadline
Emerging Technologies for Cybersecurity Oct. 1, 2016
contributed by Toon van Waterschoot, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Thavalengal, Shejin Contributions to practical iris biometrics on smartphones National University of Ireland Galway Corcoran Peter 2016
Ziemer, Tim Implementation of the radiation characteristics of musical instruments in wave field synthesis applications University of Hamburg Rolf Bader 2016
Alrmah, Mohamed Abubaker Broadband angle of arrival estimation using polynomial matrix decompositions University of Strathclyde Stephan Weiss 2016
Millar, Andrew Paul Channel estimation and non-linear transceiver designs for MIMO OFDM relay systems University of Strathclyde Stephan Weiss 2014
Hussin, Mohamed Nuri Ahmed Diversity Gain Enhancement for Extended Orthogonal Space-Time Block Coding in Wireless Communications University of Strathclyde Stephan Weiss 2013
McGuire, Colin Energy Efficient Network for Rural Broadband Access University of Strathclyde Stephan Weiss 2014
Schneider, Martin Some Contributions to Adaptive Filtering for Acoustic Multiple-Input/Multiple-Output Systems in the Wave Domain Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg Walter Kellermann 2016
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
Ph.D. Position in distributed signal processing with applications in EEG sensor networks KU Leuven Leuven, BE Aug. 31, 2016
Postdoc position in Biomedical Data Analytics from Wearable Sensors KU Leuven Leuven, BE Aug. 31, 2016
Funded Post-doctoral and PhD positions in Image Engineering & Security EURECOM Sophia Antipolis, FR Sep. 1, 2016
Pre-doctoral position in the Optical Networks and Systems Department of CTTC Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) Castelldefels, Barcelona, ES Sep. 30, 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
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