Newsletter – Vol. 29, October 2018
EURASIP BoD Election Results
Forthcoming EUSIPCO Conferences
EURASIP Awards: 2nd Call Society Award Nominations
Calendar of Events
EURASIP Seasonal Schools
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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EURASIP BoD Election Results 2018
EURASIP is managed by its Board of Directors (BoD). In future, EURASIP BoD elections will be held every year and the term of the director membership is moved from four years to three years, starting 2019. The EURASIP vzw General Assembly confirms the BoD election results and appointments.

This year, again, the voting for new members of the EURASIP BoD was only electronic. The deadline for voting was 1 September 2018 and the outcome of the voting has already been approved by the EURASIP vzw General Assembly and was announced at EUSIPCO 2018 in Rome (Italy).

We have four BoD members whose term ends on 31 December 2018, namely, Jean-Luc Dugelay (served two terms), Patrick Naylor (served two terms), Fernando Pereira (served one term), Alle-Jan van der Veen (served one term, and a candidate for a second term), and myself who served as president and will move to the seat of Past-President in place of Fulvio Gini; Fulvio will leave the BoD.

We selected seven excellent candidates for four seats. I want to thank all the seven colleagues for their willingness to be involved in EURASIP. It is very much appreciated and I hope that all who were not selected this time will continue to support the association.
I wish to congratulate Alle-Jan van der Veen for being re-elected to the BoD. I also congratulate and welcome our newly elected BoD members Björn Ottersten, Augusto Sarti, and Jean-Yves Tourneret. Their term starts 1 January 2019. We are looking forward to working with them.

My heartfelt thanks go to Fulvio Gini for his tireless efforts and his support of EURASIP as a Director, President and Past-President. He has been an invaluable asset for the BoD, and for me as a President; he was always there for me when I needed advice. I also thank Jean-Luc Dugelay and Fernando Pereira who will leave the BoD on 31 December 2018. It was a great pleasure to work with them. My thanks also go to Patrick Naylor as former Director for Conferences and Workshops, and I wish to extend to him a warm welcome as the newly elected President of EURASIP, whose term starts 1 January 2019. I look forward to continuing working with you, Patrick.

Abdelhak Zoubir
EURASIP President
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Forthcoming EUSIPCO Conferences
EUSIPCO 2019 will be held in the city of A Coruña, Spain, 2-6 September 2019, in the attractive and convenient conference centre right on the harbour.
Please see the Call for Papers:

EUSIPCO 2020 is currently being planned to take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24.28 August 2020.
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EURASIP Awards: 2nd 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
  • Early Career 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 Director, Kostas Berberidis, by e-mail ( The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2018.

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

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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
EUVIP 2018, 7th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing Nov. 26-28, 2018 Tampre, Finland
WSA 2019, Workshops on Smart Antennas
(Paper submission deadline: Dec. 9, 2018)
Apr. 24-26, 2019 Vienna, Austria
IWSSIP 2019, 26th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing June 5-7, 2019 Osijek, Croatia
RFID 2019, The 7th international EURASIP workshop on RFID technology
(Paper submission deadline: Mar. 10, 2019)
Jun. 18-21, 2019 Split, Croatia
EUSIPCO 2019, 27th European Signal Processing Conference
(Paper submission deadline: Feb. 18, 2019)
Sep. 2-6, 2019 Coruña, Spain
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EURASIP Seasonal Schools

The EURASIP BoD welcomes proposals from prospective organizers of seasonal schools. For more information, click here.
Reports of past EURASIP Seasonal Schools can be found on the Seasonal Schools webpage.
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Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
If you are interested in organizing a special issue in one of the EURASIP journals, please contact the Editor-in-Chief of the journal.
Signal Processing: Image Communication Deadline
The Deep Learning in Computational Photography
Jan. 18, 2019
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Visual human motion understanding in the Wild Feb. 1, 2019
Optimization, Learning, and Adaptation over Networks Mar. 16, 2019
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
5Gwireless - Innovative Architectures, Wireless Technologies and Tools for High Capacity and Sustainable 5G Ultra-Dense Cellular Networks Nov. 30, 2018
Ultra-Reliable-and-Available Low-Latency Communications for 5G/B5G-enabled IoT Dec. 1, 2018
Smart Cyber-Physical Systems Mar. 1, 2019
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Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Karakus, Oktay Generalised Bayesian Model Selection Using Reversible Jump Markov Chain Monte Carlo Izmir Institute of Technology Mustafa A. Altinkaya, Ercan E. Kuruoglu 2018
Dorfan, Yuval Distributed Localization and Tracking of Acoustic Sources Bar Ilan University Sharon Gannot 2018
Schlüter, Jan Deep Learning for Event Detection, Sequence Labelling and Similarity Estimation in Music Signals University Linz Schlüter, Jan 2017
Cheema, Sher Ali Advanced Signal Processing Concepts for Multi-Dimensional Communication Systems Technische Universität Ilmenau Martin Haardt 2018
Alhalabi, Ashraf S.A. Device-to-Device Wireless Communications Universita Degli Sudi di Bologna Davide Dardari 2018
Camara Chavez, Guillermo Video Content Analysis by Active Learning Federal University of Minas Gerais Arnaldo Albuquerque de Araujo, Sylvie Philipp-Foliguet, Mathieu Cord 2018
Avila, Sandra Eliza Fontes Extended Bag-of-Words Formalism for Image Classification Universidade Federal de Minas Arnaldo de Albuquerque Araujo, Matthieu Cord 2013
Di Mauro, Mario Statistical Models for the Characterization, Identification, and Mitigation of Distributed Attacks in Data Networks University of Salerno Maurizio Longo 2018
Suárez Casal, Pedro Design and Evaluation of OFDM Radio Interfaces for High Mobility Communications University of A Coruña Luis Castedo, José Antonio García Naya 2015
Schepker, Henning Robust feedback cancellation algorithms for single- and multi-microphone hearing aids University of Oldenburg Simon Doclo 2017
Jung, Marc-André Contributions to Wideband Hands-free Systems and their Evaluation Technische Universität Braunschweig Tim Fingscheidt, Gerhardt Schmidt, Markus Maurer 2018
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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
Postdoc in Microphone Array Processing University of Oslo Oslo Norway Nov. 5
PhD position in audio signal processing KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Nov. 6, 2018
Postdoc Position in the Domain of EEG-Based Brain-Computer Interfaces KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Nov. 30, 2018
Ph.D. within ERC project on signal processing algorithm design for next-generation neuro-sensor technology KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Nov. 30, 2018
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Wireless Communications Systems Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Nov. 30, 2018
PhD Studentships in Signal Processing Techniques Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Nov. 30, 2018
PhD in Biomedical signal processing Grenoble Institute of Technology, University Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France Dec. 31, 2018
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