Newsletter – Vol. 27, October 2016
President's Message: Welcome to New EURASIP Members
EURASIP Awards: 2nd Call Society Award Nominations
EURASIP Publications: new Associate Editors for EURASIP-SPRINGER Journals
Calendar of Events
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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President's Message: Welcome to New members
I would like to give a warm welcome to our new members and truly hope they will appreciate and support EURASIP activities and initiatives.

The 24rd European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2016) took place in the vibrant historic city of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The location was in the medieval Castle District overlooking the Blue Danube, a fascinating location.

EUSIPCO 2016 was a successful event that gathered about 650 attendees in Budapest. Thanks to the work of the General Chair, Lajos Hanzo, of the Technical Program co-Chairs, Andrea Conti and Saeid Sanei, and of their organizing committee (I like to acknowledge here the work done by Peter Nagy, Rolland Vida, Nandor Matrai, and Melinda Aszódi), EUSIPCO 2016 provided an attractive technical program, featuring a strong selection of ten tutorials, twenty-eight special sessions, four invited plenary speakers and one EURASIP Fellow Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Petar Djuric, as well as a very attractive social program. The conference banquet was aboard a ship cruising on the Danube.

Through their registration, all EUSIPCO 2016 attendees automatically become EURASIP members or renewed their membership until December 31st, 2017. Current members who did not attend EUSIPCO 2016 will receive an invitation to renew their membership for 2017 through the EURASIP website.

I would like to give a warm welcome to all of you and I truly hope you will appreciate and support EURASIP activities and initiatives. The membership benefits are various and valuable, and they are succinctly described in our promotional flyer downloadable here. Among them, I want to mention here the 10% discount on Open Access publication charges in EURASIP-SpringerOpen journals. To get this discount you just have to enter the code TC00888044 at the end of the submission process, when you are asked for a SpringerOpen membership account number.

This is my last year as EURASIP President. Hence, I would like to acknowledge the work of my predecessors (Marc Moonen, Markus Rupp, and Sergios Theodoridis) and by all the BoD members I worked with in the last 10 years. It was a great pleasure and an honor to work with all of them, a rewarding experience that I highly recommend to our young members. To them, I say “Please contribute to keep in good health our Association”. Details on our activities and services to the members can be found in the EURASIP website. Look at it.

In closing, let me remind that next EUSIPCO will be held in the beautiful island of Kos, in Greece. EUSIPCO 2017 is organized under the chairmanship of Petros Maragos and Sergios Theodoridis and it promises to be another memorable event. The Call for Papers and more detailed information are available at

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Kos.

Fulvio Gini, EURASIP President back to top
EURASIP Awards: 2nd Call Society Award Nominations (deadline Dec. 31)
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
New Associate Editors for EURASIP-Springer Journals
EURASIP maintains a portfolio of seven Open Access journals published by SpringerOpen, and can only do so thanks to the excellent management by the seven Editors-in-Chief and the strong commitment of over 300 Associate Editors. We are therefore delighted to announce the appointment of 5 new Associate Editors for the EURASIP journals published by SpringerOpen.
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Affiliation
Sundeep Prabhakar Chepuri Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems Affiliation
Zonghua Gu Zhejiang University (China)
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Affiliation
Frank Hartung FH Aachen, University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Azeddine Beghdadi Université Paris 13 (France)
Liming Chen École Centrale de Lyon (France)
contributed by Alle-Jan van der Veen, EURASIP Publications 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
Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive techniques for 5G Oct. 31, 2016
Millimeter-Wave Communications for 5G Networks Dec. 31, 2016
EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Deadline
Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition for Comparative Genomics Dec. 31, 2016
EURASIP Journal on Information Security Deadline
Emerging Technologies for Cybersecurity Nov. 15, 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
Chidean, Mihaela I. Self-Organization and Data Compression in Wireless Sensor Networks of Extreme Scales: Application to Environmental Monitoring, Climatology and Bioengineering Rey Juan Carlos University Antonio J. Caamaño, Javier Ramos 2016
Elbir, Ahmet M. Direction Finding In The Presence of Array Imperfections, Model Mismatches and Multipath Middle East Technical University T. Engin Tuncer 2016
Rodríguez-Piñeiro, José Broadband Wireless Communication Systems for High Mobility Scenarios University of A Coruña Luis Castedo, José A. García-Naya 2016
Dai, Liang Identification using Convexification and Recursion Uppsala University Thomas Schön 2016
Lopez Ramos, Luis Miguel Stochastic Schemes for Dynamic Network Resource Allocation King Juan Carlos University Antonio G. Marques, Francisco Javier Ramos López 2016
Tondi, Benedetta Theoretical Foundations of Adversarial Detection and Applications to Multimedia Forensics University of Siena Mauro Barni 2016
Pitarokoilis, Antonios Phase Noise and Wideband Transmission in Massive MIMO Linköping University Erik G. Larsson 2016
Dahlin, Johan Accelerating Monte Carlo methods for Bayesian inference in dynamical models Linköping University Thomas Schön, Fredrik Lindsten 2016
Ngo, Quoc Hien Massive MIMO: Fundamentals and System Designs Linköping University Erik G. Larsson 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
Senior Researcher in Computer Vision and Signal Processing Technicolor Rennes, FR Oct. 31, 2016
Postdoc Position in Biomedical Data Analytics for Seizure Detection KU Leuven 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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