Newsletter – Vol. 29, November-December 2018
Goodbye Message of Resigning President
Information about Membership Renewal
EURASIP Publications: new Associate Editors for EURASIP-SPRINGER Journals
Calendar of Events
EURASIP Seasonal Schools
Open Special Issues
Published Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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Goodbye Message of Resigning President
I have had the fortune of having many memorable experiences with EURASIP. My personal highlight of my Presidency, was the presentation of fellowships and awards at the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO). These can be very emotional, especially when seeing colleagues receiving appreciation for many years of hard work. Of course, this recognition would not be possible without nominations and I urge you all to nominate colleagues and collaborators so that future presidents may also delight in rewarding distinguished work in our field.

As of 1 January 2019, I will move to the Past-President seat, as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors (BoD). It has been a great experience to have worked with the outgoing members of the BoD, Jean-Luc Dugelay, and Fernando Pereira, both of whom I wish to thank for their exceptional support and dedication. My heartfelt thanks go to Fulvio Gini who has been an invaluable asset to the BoD for fourteen years, and especially a tremendous support for me as President.

I very much look forward to be working with the newly elected members, Björn Ottersten, Augusto Sarti, Jean-Yves Tourneret, and Alle-Jan van der Veen (re-elected). Kostas Berberidis and Toon van Waterschoot will continue serving on the BoD and I fondly look forward to continuing working with them. As already announced in the October issue of our newsletter, Patrick Naylor has been appointed by the current BoD to the position of President. I wish him a very successful presidency. I am confident that EURASIP is in good hands and that he will continue to provide great leadership to the Association.

Over the last few years, EURASIP introduced some changes in an attempt to bring the Association's activities and initiatives to a larger community, so as to increase our visibility, especially among young researchers and PhD students. The excellent Seasonal Schools in Signal Processing, the lively Special Area Teams (SATs), the extensive Awards program and the 3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) contest are all testimonies of the tireless efforts of the BoD. More details about all the programs can be found in the EURASIP webpage.

The flagship conference of EURASIP, the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) continues to attract many delegates from all over the world. It will continue to be a success. Undoubteldy, these conferences are not possible without the tireless, committed work of our volunteers. EUSIPCO 2019 in A Coruña (Spain) is organized by Mónica F. Bugallo and Luis Castedo. I wish to thank them for the hard work to organising a conference that promises to be a resounding success in an exceptional place of great beauty. More detailed information about EUSIPCO 2019 is available at

Abdelhak Zoubir, President EURASIP

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2019 Membership Renewal
A welcome message to EUSIPCO-2018 and Seasonal School participants

EURASIP extends a warm welcome to all EUSIPCO-2018 participants and attendees of one of the 2018 EURASIP Seasonal Schools as 2019 members of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). Your membership, which is valid through December 31, 2019, has been covered by your EUSIPCO-2018 or Seasonal School registration. We sincerely hope you will appreciate our Association's activities and initiatives.

EURASIP members enjoy a number of member benefits: EURASIP members receive EURASIP journals and selected books by Elsevier at discounted member prices, and enjoy registration fee discounts at a number of conferences that are organized in cooperation with EURASIP. In addition, EURASIP members receive a 10% discount on Open Access publication charges for their publications in EURASIP/SpringerOpen journals.

To learn more about our member benefits, upcoming conferences and other EURASIP news, please visit the EURASIP website. We would also like to take the opportunity to draw your attention to our Open Library with freely downloadable PhD Theses and Conference Proceedings (e.g., EUSIPCO proceedings), as well as to invite you to make PhD Theses from your institution available through our PhD Theses database.

To update your profile and contact information, please visit the EURASIP Membership Server or visit "Membership" at the EURASIP website. If you do not already have an account on the Membership Server you will first have to sign up and then click on the automatically generated link to apply your EUSIPCO-2018 or Seasonal School credit.

For assistance, please feel free to contact us at

Finally, we will welcome any suggestions that you may have on improving our services, as well as your active participation in our operation.

Invitation to existing members to renew for 2019

This message is to invite all current members who did not attend EUSIPCO-2018 or any of the 2018 EURASIP Seasonal Schools to renew their EURASIP membership for the year 2019. We sincerely hope that you will continue to support our Association! Our membership fees have been kept at the same level as last year, while we continue to offer significant member benefits.

To renew your membership please visit the EURASIP Membership Server and sign in using:
Login: your e-mail
Password: your password

For assistance, please feel free to contact us at

All 2018 memberships are held open until January 15, 2019.
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New Associate Editors for EURASIP-SpringerOpen 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 29 new Associate Editors for the EURASIP journals published by SpringerOpen.
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Affiliation
Chuan Qin University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (China)
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Affiliation
Hong-bin Chen Guilin University of Electronic Technology (China)
Arman Farhang Maynooth University (Ireland)
Sotirios K. Goudos Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Francesco Grimaccia Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Emanuel Guariglia University of Naples Federico II (Italy)
Zehua Guo University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (USA)
Chunlong He Shenzhen University (China)
Shiwen He Central South University (China)
Shagufta Henna Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Min Jia Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jing Jiang Durham University (UK)
Omprakash Kaiwartya Nottingham Trent University (UK)
Feng Li Zhejiang University of Technology (China)
Nader Mokari Tarbiat Modares University (Iran)
Mylène Pischella Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (France)
Jahidur Rahman Qualcomm Inc. (USA)
Rukhsana Ruby Shenzhen University (China)
Panagiotis Sarigiannidis University of Western Macedonia (Greece)
Yulin Hu RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
Huan Zhou China Three Gorges University (China)
Zhenyu Zhou North China Electric Power University (China)
Nizar Zorba Qatar University (Qatar)
EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing Affiliation
Maximo Cobos Universitat de Valencia (Spain)
Héctor Delgado EURECOM (France)
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Affiliation
Yasar Becerikli Kocaeli University (Turkey)
Naoufel Werghi Khalifa University (UAE)
EURASIP Journal on Information Security Affiliation
Benedetta Tondi University of Siena (Italy)
Tomas Pevny Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic)
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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
WSA 2019, Workshops on Smart Antennas
(Paper submission deadline: Dec. 31, 2018)
Apr. 24-26, 2019 Vienna, Austria
IWSSIP 2019, 26th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing
(Paper submission deadline: Feb. 17, 2019)
Jun. 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
EUSIPCO 2020, 28th European Signal Processing Conference Aug. 24-28, 2020 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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 Summer School on Network- and Data-driven Learning: Fundamentals and Applications May 20-24, 2019 Lecce, 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
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 Deadline
Robust Multi-Channel Signal Processing and Applications: On the Occasion of the 80th Birthday of Johann F. Böhme
Apr. 1, 2019
Statistical Signal Processing Solutions and Advances for Data Science: Complex, Dynamic and Large-scale Settings
May. 1, 2019
Signal Processing: Image Communication Deadline
Recent Advances on Deep Learning for Media Quality Modeling
Jul. 1, 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 Feb. 1, 2019
Smart Cyber-Physical Systems Mar. 1, 2019
Next Generation Wireless Medical Sensor Networks (WMSNs) for IoT-based eHealth Services Jun. 1, 2019
Human-centered Computing in Cloud / Edge / Fog Jun. 1, 2019
Multi-modal Sensor Data Fusion in Internet of Things Jul. 1, 2019
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Recently Published Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing: Image Communication Issue
Salient360: Visual attention modeling for 360° Images
Edited by Patrick Le Callet, Philippe Guillotel, Yashas Rai Kurlethimar, Axel Becker Lakus
Nov. 2018
Speech Communication Issue
Special Issue on Realism in Robust Speech and Language Processing
Edited by Emmanuel Vincent, Dayana Ribas, John H. L. Hansen
Dec. 2018
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Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Ghahabi, Omid Deep Learning for i-Vector Speaker and Language Recognition Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Javier Hernando 2018
Aichinger, Philipp Diplophonic Voice - Definitions, models, and detection Medical University of Vienna, University of Technology, Austria Gernot Kubin, Jean Schoentgen, Berit Schneider-Stickler 2015
Blinder, David Efficient representation, generation and compression of digital holograms Vrije Universiteit Brussel Peter Schelkens, Heidi Ottevaere 2018
Egea-Roca, Daniel Change Detection Techniques for GNSS Signal-Level Integrity Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona José A. López-Salcedo, Gonzalo Seco-Granados 2017
Pirayre, Aurélie Reconstruction and clustering with graph optimization and priors on gene networks and images IFP Energies nouvelles Jean-Christophe Pesquet, Laurent Duval, Frédérique Bidard, Camille Couprie 2017
Tobon Vallejo, Diana Patricia Modulation Spectrum Analysis for Noisy Electrocardiogram Signal Processing and Applications INRS-EMT Tiago H. Falk, Martin Maier 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
PhD in Biomedical signal processing Grenoble Institute of Technology, University Grenoble Alpes Grenoble, France Dec. 31, 2018
PhD and postdoc positions on low-rank approximation Vrije Universiteit Brussel Brussel, Belgium Dec. 31, 2018
Research Associate: Phase Processing for Speech Enhancement Universität Hamburg Hamburg, Germany Jan. 7, 2019
PhD position in Statistical Signal Processing for Aircraft Trajectory Prediction Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Barcelona, Spain Mar. 1, 2019
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