Newsletter – Vol. 28, November 2017
President’s Message: Welcome to New Members
Calendar of Events
EURASIP Seasonal Schools
Open Special Issues
Published Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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President’s Message: Welcome to New Members

Dear colleagues and students:

Through your registration to the 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), which was held on Kos Island, Greece from 28 August to 2 September 2017, you are now a member of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). Your membership extends until 31 December 2018.

I would like to extend a warm welcome to you and I truly hope that you will continue to support our activities.

Your membership benefits are wide-ranging and valuable, whose description can be found on our webpage

Firstly, I wish to mention the 10% discount on Open Access publication charges in our EURASIP-SpringerOpen journals. As a member of EURASIP, you are entitled to this discount by entering the code TC00888044 at the end of the submission process, once you are prompted for a SpringerOpen membership account number.

Many initiatives were launched by EURASIP in the recent past. These include seasonal schools, some of which have been jointly organised with other professional organisations and societies, such as the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS). A comprehensive list of seasonal schools held since 2014 can be found on the EURASIP webpage.

I would like to extend an invitation to you to organise a seasonal school in your area of expertise or to encourage your colleagues to do so. Such schools are an invaluable resource, not only for graduate students, but also for research engineers and established researchers to discover new and emerging areas or deepen their knowledge in an established area of signal and image processing research and their applications. A financial support by EURASIP is available for the organisation of a seasonal school. For more details, please visit our webpage.

Another initiative by EURASIP is the launching of Special Area Teams (SATs) in 2016. The main objective of the Special Area Teams (SATs) is to facilitate the interaction and communication of EURASIP members in a specific scientific area. There currently exist eight SATs. Please feel free to contact the chair of the respective SAT, or the Director for External Relations, or myself, if you are interested to joining a SAT. More details about SATs can be found on our webpage.

Should you be a PhD student, feel free to submit a proposal to present your thesis work in a contest. Should you be shortlisted, you will have three minutes to present a compelling oration of your thesis and its significance at one of the EUSIPCO conferences. Should you become the winner of the contest, you will receive a check over 1000 Euros and a certificate.

I wish to thank you wholeheartedly for your support of EURASIP and I wish to encourage you to get involved with any activity you feel comfortable with, such as nominating for awards, becoming a SAT member, organising a future EUSIPCO or a seasonal school. Should you have any suggestion, for example for a new initiative, please do not hesitate to contact me.

In closing, let me remind you that the next EUSIPCO will be held in Rome, the beautiful and historical capital city of Italy. EUSIPCO 2018 promises to become another memorable event. The Call for Papers and more detailed information is available on our webpage or by following the link

I very much look forward to welcoming you in Rome in 2018.

With warmest regards,
Abdelhak Zoubir
President, EURASIP

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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 Director, 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
SSP 2018, IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop 2018
(Paper submission deadline: Jan. 26, 2018)
June 10-13, 2018 Freiburg, Germany
ICISP 2018, International Conference on Image and Signal Processing
(Paper submission deadline: Feb. 11, 2018)
July 2-4, 2018 Cherbourg, Normandy, France
ISWCS 2018, 15th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
(Paper submission deadline: Apr. 06, 2018)
Aug. 28-30, 2018 Lisbon, Portugal
EUSIPCO 2018, 26th European Signal Processing Conference
(Paper submission deadline: Feb. 18, 2018)
Sep. 3-7, 2018 Rome, Italy
EURASIP RFID 2018 Workshop,
(Paper submission deadline: May 1, 2018)
Sep. 11-12, 2018 Brno, Czech Republic
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EURASIP Seasonal Schools

The EURASIP BoD welcomes proposals from prospective organizers of seasonal schools. For more information, click here.
Name & Link Date Location
15th IAPR/EURASIP International Summer School for Advanced Studies on Biometrics for Secure Authentication: Assuring Trustworthiness of Biometrics Jun. 11- 15, 2018 Alghero, Italy
Reports of past EURASIP Seasonal Schools can be found on the Seasonal Schools webpage.
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Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing: Image Communication Deadline
Deep Learning in Image and Video Forensics
Dec. 2, 2017
Tensor Image Processing
Feb. 9, 2018
Advances in statistical methods-based visual quality assessment
May. 31, 2018
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Network Localization Dec. 15, 2017
Biomedical Informatics with Optimization and Machine Learning Dec. 31, 2017
Optimization, Learning, and Adaptation over Networks Dec. 31, 2017
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Algorithms and Architectures for Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks Dec. 31, 2017
Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Techniques in Emerging Wireless Systems Jan. 14, 2018
Optimization methods for Key Enabling Technologies: 5G, IoT and Big Data Jan. 15, 2018
Recent Challenges & Avenues in Wireless Communication through Advance computational Intelligence or Deep learning methods Jan. 25, 2018
Research and Challenges of Wireless Networks in Internet of Things Mar. 30, 2018
Recent Advances in Link and System Level Analysis, Simulation and Experimentation for Mobile Wireless Communications Apr. 15, 2018
Emerging Intelligent Algorithms for Edge-of-Things Computing Jun. 28, 2018
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
Real-time Image and Video Processing in Embedded Systems for Smart Surveillance Applications Dec. 31, 2017
EURASIP Journal on Information Security Deadline
Cybersecurity: Trends, Issues, and Challenges Jan. 15, 2018
Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics Feb. 28, 2018
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Recently Published Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Issue
Emerging Air Interfaces and Management Technologies for the 5G era
Edited by: Panagiotis Demestichas, Emmanuel Protonotarios, Bernard Barani, Didier Bourse and Victor C.M. Leung
Nov. 2017
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Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Korpi, Dani Full-Duplex Wireless: Self-interference Modeling, Digital Cancellation, and System Studies Tampere University of Technology Mikko Valkama 2017
Delikaris-Manias, Symeon Parametric spatial audio processing utilising compact microphone arrays Aalto University VIlle Pulkki 2017
Basaran, Dogac Model Based Multiple Audio Sequence Alignment Bogazici University Emin Anarim, Ali Taylan Cemgil 2015
Torrea Durán, Rodolfo Cooperative Strategies for Inter-cell Interference Management in Dense Cellular Networks KU Leuven Marc Moonen, Paschalis Tsiaflakis, Luc Vandendorpe 2017
Hassani, Amin Distributed Signal Processing Algorithms for Multi-Task Wireless Acoustic Sensor Networks KU Leuven Marc Moonen, Alexander Bertrand 2017
Mijović, Bogdan Data-Driven Multimodal Signal Processing With Applications To EEG-fMRI Fusion KU Leuven Sabine Van Huffel 2012
Koolen, Ninah Automated quantification of preterm brain maturation using electroencephalography KU Leuven S. Van Huffel, G. Naulaers, M. De Vos, S. Vanhatalo 2015
Milošević, Milica Automated detection of epileptic seizures in pediatric patients based on accelerometry and surface electromyography KU Leuven Sabine Van Huffel, Bart Vanrumste 2015
Sauwen, Nicolas Unsupervised and semi-supervised Non-negative Matrix Factorization methods for brain tumor segmentation using multi-parametric MRI data KU Leuven S. Van Huffel, F. Maes, U. Himmelreich, D.M. Sima 2016
Jain, Saurabh Combining anatomical and spectral information to enhance MRSI resolution and quantification: Application to Multiple Sclerosis KU Leuven F. Maes, S. Van Huffel, D. Smeets 2017
Widjaja, Devy Cardiorespiratory dynamics: algorithms and application to mental stress monitoring KU Leuven Sabine Van Huffel 2015
Willemen, Tim Biomechanics based analysis of sleep KU Leuven S. Van Huffel, J. Vander Sloten, B. Haex 2015
Benichoux, Alexis Cost functions for acoustic filters estimations in reverberant mixtures Université Rennes I Rémi Gribonval, Emmanuel Vincent 2013
Chafii, Marwa Study of a new multicarrier waveform with low PAPR CentraleSupélec/IETR Jacques Palicot, Rémi Gribonval, Carlos Bader 2016
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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
PhD Studentship in Wireless Communications Systems Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Dec. 3, 2017
PhD Studentship in Signal Processing Techniques Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Dec. 3, 2017
Professor (W2) „Communication Acoustics“ Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg Oldenburg, Germany Dec. 14, 2017
PhD position on neuro-steered hearing aids: multi-modal EEG and audio signal processing KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Dec. 20, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Wireless Communications Systems Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Dec. 22, 2017
Early Stage Research Positions at the CTTC Optical Networks and Systems Department for MSCA-ITM-EID ON-FIRE project CTTC Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain Dec. 31, 2017
Post-doctoral positions in Statistical Signal Processing for Gravitational Wave Astronomy -- APC, Paris France CNRS AstroParticule et Cosmologie Paris, France Dec. 31, 2017
PhD Stipend in Low-resource Keyword Spotting for Hearing Assistive Devices Aalborg University Aalborg Øst, Denmark Jan. 1, 2018
W2 Professorship for Audio Signal Processing for the 'Internet of Things' University of Erlangen/Nuernberg, Fraunhofer IIS Erlangen, Germany Jan. 7, 2018
Postdoc in Machine Learning Technion Haifa, Israel Feb. 28, 2018
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