Newsletter – Vol. 29, January 2018
President's message
Invitation to EUSIPCO 2018
EUSIPCO Student Travel Grant
Calendar of Events
EURASIP Seasonal Schools
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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President's message

Dear members of the European Association for Signal Processing: This short message is meant to express my sincere gratitude for your support and trust in the past years for our association, The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP), and to welcome you to the New Year 2018; I wish you much success professionally as well as personally. EURASIP lives by its members and volunteers. Undoubtedly, the strengths of EURASIP are the result of the selfless service and dedication of its volunteers at all levels. They offer their precious time to make EURASIP prosper and grow. I would like to use this newsletter to thank wholeheartedly one of our long-term member and supporter, Professor Björn Ottersten, who stepped down as the Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of the EURASIP journal `Signal Processing'.

Professor Björn Ottersten was appointed in 2005 as EiC for Signal Processing. He held this office for 13 years during which he was able to further improve the quality and spread of our flagship journal. During all these years, Björn was concerned merely about the quality of the journal which he managed to raise and thus to make the journal compete with other high-quality journals in our discipline. When I asked him some years ago what his goals with the journal were, he unhesitantly replied “to increase the impact factor to the level of the competing journals,” and he managed! The increase in impact factor is by a factor 6 since 2006. The recipe is not a secret, but hard work. With the support of a team of dedicated editors, Björn continuously worked to improve the editorial process, providing timely response and high quality reviews. In 2017, the journal received nearly 2000 submissions (nearly five times more than when he started as EiC) and the acceptance rate in 2016 was around an impressive 16%. The review speed has increased considerably to an average time to first decision of 4 weeks and an average time to final decision of just above 6 weeks.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of EURASIP and all who served under your leadership on the editorial board, I wish to thank you, Björn, wholeheartedly for the work you have done. I also wish to welcome Geert Leus who has taken the role of EiC for the journal; the journal is indeed in very good and experienced hands and I am confident that Geert will improve the journal further.

Abdelhak Zoubir, President

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Invitation to EUSIPCO 2018
It is our great pleasure to invite you to join us in Rome, the Eternal City, in Italy, for the 26th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2018), which will be held from the 3rd to the 7th of September 2018. The deadline for paper submission is February 18.
More information can be found on the EUSIPCO 2018 website:

We hope to see you there!
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EUSIPCO Student Travel Grant
In order to promote participation of Ph.D. students at the annual EUSIPCO conference, EURASIP has launched this year a new student travel grant program.
More information can be found on the website of EURASIP at EURASIP Website.

For further information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the EURASIP Director for Membership Development Jean-Luc Dugelay.
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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
CBMI 2018
(Paper submission deadline: May 4, 2018)
Sep. 4-6, 2018 La Rochelle, France
CoSeRa 2018
(Paper submission deadline: Apr. 30, 2018)
Sep. 10-13, 2018 Siegen, Germany
EURASIP RFID 2018 Workshop,
(Paper submission deadline: May 1, 2018)
Sep. 11-12, 2018 Brno, Czech Republic
IWSLS 2 2018 Workshop,
(Paper submission deadline: June 8, 2018)
Sep. 11-12, 2018 Vienna, Austria
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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
EURASIP/ IEEE Summer School on Signal Processing for 5G Satellite Networks May. 14- 16, 2018 University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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
Tensor Image Processing
Apr. 9, 2018
Advances in statistical methods-based visual quality assessment
May. 31, 2018
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Optimization, Learning, and Adaptation over Networks Mar. 16, 2018
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Recent Challenges & Avenues in Wireless Communication through Advance computational Intelligence or Deep learning methods Jan. 25, 2018
Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Techniques in Emerging Wireless Systems Jan. 29, 2018
Optimization methods for Key Enabling Technologies: 5G, IoT and Big Data Feb. 15, 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
Algorithms and Architectures for Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks Jun. 30, 2018
Big Data & Advanced Analytics for Future Wireless Networks Aug. 31, 2018
Recent Advances in Internet of Things Security and Privacy Sep. 1, 2018
Algorithmic Foundations of Wireless Network Oct. 31, 2018
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
Visual information learning and analytics on cross-media big data May. 1, 2018
EURASIP Journal on Information Security Deadline
Cybersecurity: Trends, Issues, and Challenges Jan. 15, 2018
Cyber Security Intelligence and Analytics Feb. 28, 2018
Recent Advances in Software Security Oct. 21, 2018
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Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Corr, Jamie Advanced Algorithms for Polynomial Matrix Eigenvalue Decomposition University of Strathclyde Stephan Weiss, John Soraghan 2017
Nugraha, Aditya Arie Deep neural networks for source separation and noise-robust speech recognition Université de Lorraine Antoine Liutkus, Emmanuel Vincent 2017
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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
ERC-funded postdoctoral research position in room acoustics modeling KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Feb. 4, 2018
ERC-funded PhD research position in optimization-driven acoustic signal processing KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Feb. 4, 2018
Postdoc in Machine Learning Technion Haifa, Israel Feb. 28, 2018
Postdoc in Machine Learning Technion Haifa, Israel Feb. 28, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Wireless Communications Systems Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Mar. 15, 2018
Postdoc in Signal Processing on Graphs Technion Haifa, Israel Mar. 31, 2018
PhD in Real Vision Technical University of Denmark 2800 Lyngby, Denmark May 1, 2018
Radar - Communication Technion Haifa, Israel Mar. 31, 2018
Postdoc in Radar Signal Processing Technion Haifa, Israel Mar. 31, 2018
Postdoc in Signal Processing of Medical Imaging Technion Haifa, Israel Mar. 31, 2018
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