Newsletter – Vol. 27, September 2016
2016 BoD election results
EURASIP Awards: Call Submission PhD Theses
Calendar of Events
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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2016 BoD election results
EURASIP is managed by its 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.

This year again, the voting for the renewal of EURASIP BoD was only electronic. The deadline for voting was August 28th and the outcome of the voting has already been approved by the EURASIP Advisory Committee and announced at EUSIPCO 2016 in Budapest (Hungary).

We have three BoD members ending their term on December 31st 2016, namely Ana Perez-Neira (served 2 terms), Patrick Naylor (served 1 term), and myself (I will move to the seat of Past President in place of Marc Moonen, who is leaving the BoD)

We selected six excellent candidates for three seats. I want to thank all of the six colleagues for their willingness to be involved in EURASIP. It was very much appreciated. I hope that those who have not been elected this time will continue to support the Society.

The outcome of the elections was as follows:

Candidate Name Total Score
Patrick Naylor 195
Kostas Berberidis 130
Toon van Waterschoot 119
Nuria González Prelcic 109
Magnus Jansson 89
A. Enis Cetin 78

I wish to congratulate Patrick Naylor for being re-elected to the BoD. I also congratulate and welcome our newly elected BoD members Kostas Berberidis and Toon van Waterschoot. Their term is starting January 1st 2017. Kostas will take care of the Awards and Toon will serve in the role of Treasurer. We are looking forward to working with them.

My heartfelt thanks go to Ana Perez-Neira and Marc Moonen, who are leaving the BoD on December 31st. It was a huge pleasure to work with them.
contributed by Fulvio Gini, EURASIP President back to top
Call for PhD Thesis Submission & Best PhD Thesis Award
The European Association for Signal Processing (, 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 and publishes regularly in its page the 10 top downloaded theses.

Every year a committee of experts nominated by the EURASIP Board of Directors selects up to three theses related to different areas of signal processing to be awarded ‘Best PhD Thesis’ awards. 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 independent reviewers as well as on the download and citation statistics.

In order to select the 2017 best PhD theses, the temporal window of the years 2017-5 through 2017-3 is considered. The awards will be presented during the Awards Ceremony at EUSIPCO 2017. Each award consists of a certificate and of a travelling & accommodation reimbursement of 1K Euros for attending the Awards Ceremony.

If you want to make your PhD thesis available in the EURASIP database, visit the site and upload your thesis.
contributed by Ana Pérez-Neira, EURASIP Publication Chair back to top
Calendar of EURASIP Co-Sponsored Events
Name & Link Date Location
EUSIPCO 2017, 25th European Signal Processing Conference
(Paper submission deadline: Feb. 17, 2017)
Aug.28 - Sept.2, 2017 Kos, Greece

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.
contributed by Patrick A. Naylor, EURASIP Events 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 Nov. 15, 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
Millimeter-Wave Communications for 5G Networks Jan. 31, 2017
EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Deadline
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 Alexander Bertrand, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Genovese, Angelo Contributions to practical iris biometrics on smartphones Vincenzo Piuri, Fabio Scotti 2014
Sundin, Martin Bayesian methods for sparse and low-rank matrix problems Department of Signal Processing, Royal Institute of Technology KTH Magnus Jansson, Saikat Chatterjee 2016
Fortunati Stefano Theoretical aspects and real issues in an integrated multiradar system University of Pisa Fulvio Gini, Alfonso Farina, Maria Sabrina Greco 2012
Rasumow, Eugen Synthetic reproduction of head-related transfer functions by using microphone arrays University of Oldenburg Simon Doclo, Matthias Blau, Dorte Hammershoi 2016
Kodrasi, Ina Dereverberation and noise reduction techniques based on acoustic multi-channel equalization University of Oldenburg Simon Doclo 2016
Dallinger, Robert Stability of Coupled Adaptive Filters TU Wien Markus Rupp, Vitor Nascimento 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
Pre-doctoral position in the Optical Networks and Systems Department of CTTC Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC) 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
Senior Researcher in Computer Vision and Signal Processing Technicolor Rennes, FR Oct. 31, 2016
Postdoc Position in Biomedical Data Analytics for Seizure Detection Postdoc Position in Biomedical Data Analytics for Seizure Detection Leuven, BE Nov. 8, 2016
PhD Studentship in Signal Processing Theory and Methods PUC-Rio Rio de Janeiro, BR Nov. 25, 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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