Newsletter – Vol. 30, January 2019
Welcome Message New President
Announcement EURASIP Fellows
EUSIPCO 2019 Call for Papers
EURASIP Publications: new Associate Editors for EURASIP-ELSEVIER Journals
Calendar of Events
EURASIP Seasonal Schools
Open Special Issues
Published Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
This online version of the newsletter contains corrected list of New Associate Editors for the Image Communication Journal
Welcome Message New President
Welcome to the first EURASIP newsletter of 2019. It is my honour to write this message as the new president of EURASIP and I commit myself, over the next three years or so, to serve the association in every way I can towards its mission: “to improve communication between groups and individuals that work within the multidisciplinary, fast-growing field of Signal Processing in Europe and elsewhere, and to exchange and disseminate information in the field all over the world.” However, mine would be an impossible task were it not for the dedicated efforts of the Board of Directors. I particularly thank our retiring board members Jean-Luc Dugelay and Fernando Pereira, who will both be known to many of you for their highly valuable work within the Association. I also deeply thank Abdelhak Zoubir for his skilful and devoted leadership during his term as president. He will now take the role of Past President. Fulvio Gini, after two terms as president and one as past president, is now stepping out of the board. Fulvio’s many contributions to EURASIP have been hugely significant and we are profoundly grateful. We welcome three new board members: Björn Ottersten as Director for Technical Activities, Augusto Sarti as Director for Conferences, Jean-Yves Tourneret as Director for Technical Programs and Membership. I’m delighted to say that the new board members are already fully on-board and actively contributing to the Association.

The Association’s IT requirements have been designed and implemented over many years by Aggelos Pikrakis. Aggelos has gradually of late been handing over his tasks to Evangelos Foutras. We are extremely grateful to Aggelos for all his excellent work and advice and we look forward to the increasing involvement of Evangelos.

My understanding of EURASIP is based around, but not limited to, three pillars. First of all, the most important aspect of the Association is the membership and I shall, with the help of the board of directors, focus on the ways in which EURASIP serves its members through technical activities including workshops, conferences, publications, summer schools and EURASIP awards. The role of the Special Area Teams will be of ever-increasing significance in representing the membership and expertly leading our technical activities.

Secondly, the Association’s publications are, for many, a measure of EURASIP’s standing. Working with our publishers and editorial boards, we will be examining the on-going dilemmas of quality vs. quantity, and open vs. toll access publishing in this period of fast-moving evolution in scientific publishing. The quality of the family of EURASIP journals has been steadily increasing over the years. Currently, 2 EURASIP journals have impact factors greater than 3, 2 journals have impact factors between 2 and 3, and 3 journals have impact factors between 1 and 2. We are very grateful for the successful work of the editorial boards of the journals and in particular the Editors-in-Chief. At this time, let me thank Emanuel Habets for his outstanding achievements as EiC of the EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing. Emanuel, who is standing down at the end of his term, will be succeeded by Mads Christensen, a previous recipient of the EURASIP Early Career Award. Welcome to your new role, Mads.

The third pillar is the EUSIPCO conference. Also in line with the mission statement, EUSIPCO is our flagship event and, alongside our publications, is EURASIP’s other main route for dissemination of scientific research. It takes place every year between the end of August and the start of September and attracts around 750 delegates. We will continue to work to keep this a vital, engaging, nourishing, fruitful and enjoyable event of high quality and, for this, we thank the many past and future organizers of EUSIPCO whose voluntary efforts are so crucial to the success of EUSIPCO and EURASIP.

It is timely to mention EUSIPCO 2019 to be held in A Coruña, Spain. The paper submission deadline of February 18th. I have been lucky enough to visit the location and I am sure it will be a great EUSIPCO organized by an excellent and dedicated team. We anticipate a multi-disciplinary technical programme comprising keynotes, oral and poster sessions, tutorials and satellite workshops. It will provide an ideal forum for scientific discussion and dissemination of new findings and results. Oh and, by the way, the food is great too! This will be the 27th year since my first EUSIPCO and I look forward to the chance of meeting you there.

Patrick A. Naylor
EURASIP President

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Announcement EURASIP Fellows 2019

EURASIP Fellows 2019

In recognition of outstanding achievements in the broad field of Signal Processing, the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) elevates each year a select group of up to a maximum of four scholars to “EURASIP Fellow”, the Association's most prestigious honor. The award consists of a certificate that will be presented to the following individuals during the Opening and Awards Ceremony at EUSIPCO 2019, which will be held A Coruña (Spain) from the 2nd to the 6th of September 2019.

Prof. Josiane Zerubia (INRIA, France) For contributions to stochastic modelling for signal and image processing in remote sensing.

Prof. Rachid Deriche (INRIA, France) For contributions to computational brain imaging.

Prof. Lieven De Lathauwer (KU Leuven, Belgium) For contributions to tensor-based signal processing.

Prof. Ali H. Sayed (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland) For contributions to adaptation and learning theories.

Sincerely yours,

Patrick Naylor
EURASIP President
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Call for Papers: 27th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2019)
The 27th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2019) will be held in the charming city of A Coruña, Spain, from September 2 to September 6, 2019. This flagship conference of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) will feature a comprehensive technical program addressing all the latest developments in research and technology for signal processing. EUSIPCO 2019 will feature world-class speakers, oral and poster sessions, plenaries, exhibitions, demonstrations, tutorials, and satellite workshops, and is expected to attract many leading researchers and industry figures from all over the world.

Important Dates:
  • Satellite Workshop Proposals: February 4, 2019
  • Full Paper Submission: February 18, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 17, 2019
  • Final Manuscript Submission: May 31, 2019
Call for Papers: click here
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New Associate Editors for EURASIP-Elsevier Journals
EURASIP maintains a portfolio of three journals published by Elsevier, and can only do so thanks to the excellent management by the three Editors-in-Chief and the strong commitment of the editorial board members. We are therefore delighted to announce the new appointments in the editorial boards of the EURASIP journals published by Elsevier.
Signal Processing Affiliation
Paulo Lobato Correia (Area Editor) Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
Kostas Slavakis (Area Editor) University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
Roberto López Valcarce (Area Editor) Universidade de Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain
Yicong Zhou University of Macau, Macau, China
Radmila Pribic Thales, The Netherlands
Jordi Vilà-Valls University of Toulouse / ISAE-SUPAERO, Toulouse, France
Yushu Zhang Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China
Jing Han Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China
Gonzalo Vazquez-Vilar University Carlos III of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Yosi Keller Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Chuan Qin University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
Kamal Nasrollahi Aalborg University, Denmark
Daniel Romero University of Agder, Norway
Symeon Chatzinotas University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Nicolas Le Bihan Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Saint Martin d'Heres, France
Alba Pagès-Zamora UPC, Barcelona, Spain
Vitomir Štruc University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Luis Ducla Soares ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Remy Boyer University of Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France
Frédéric Pascal CentraleSupélec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Image Communication Affiliation
Ivan Bajic Simon Fraser University, Canada
Federica Battisti Università degli Studi Roma TRE, Italy
Kjell Brunnström RISE AB (Acreo) and Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Wen-Huang Cheng National Chiao Tung Univ., China
Ke Gu Beijing University of Technology, China
Junhui Hou City University of Hong Kong, China
Alexandros Iosifidis Aarhus University, Denmark
Chuan Qin University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
Hichem Sahbi CNRS / Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Speech Communication Affiliation
Volker Dellwo University of Zürich, Switzerland
Véronique Delvaux University of Mons, Belgium
Sriram Ganapathy Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
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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
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
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
EURASIP UDRC Summer School 2019 June 24-27, 2019 Edinburgh, Scotland
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 Mar. 1, 2019
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Smart Cyber-Physical Systems Mar. 1, 2019
Secure Vehicular Communication Systems Apr. 20, 2019
5Gwireless - Innovative Architectures, Wireless Technologies and Tools for High Capacity and Sustainable 5G Ultra-Dense Cellular Networks Apr. 30, 2019
Cognitive UAVs in Critical Missions: IoT-based Applications, Protocols and Deployments Jun. 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
Distributed Big Data Processing in SCADA Communication Networks Jun. 10 2019
Multi-modal Sensor Data Fusion in Internet of Things Jul. 1, 2019
Machine Learning and Deep Learning Methods for Wireless Network Applications Dec. 31, 2019
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
Visual Information Learning and Analytics on Cross-Media Big Data Jun. 1, 2019
Computational Intelligence Paradigms for Ubiquitous Medical Imaging Systems August. 1, 2019
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Recently Published Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing: Image Communication Issue
Deep Learning in Image and Video Forensics
Edited by Roberto Caldelli, Marc Chaumont, Chang Tsun Li, Irene Amerini
Jan. 2019
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
Bolla, Padma Advanced Tracking Loop Architectures for Multi-frequency GNSS Receiver Tampere University of Technology, Finland and Samara University, Russia Elena-Simona Lohan, Jari Nurmi, Ilya Kudryavtsev 2019
Sedlar, Karel Methods for Comparative Analysis of Metagenomic Data Brno University of Technology, Department of Biomedical Engineering Ivo Provaznik 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
15 PhD job openings (fully-funded for 3 years) within H2020 MSCA A-WEAR European Joint Doctorate Tampere University (Coordinator) and other 4 EU universities Finland, EU Feb. 28, 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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