Newsletter – Vol. 31, August 2020
EURASIP BoD Elections
EURASIP Awards: Announcement of 2019 Best PhD Awards
EURASIP Awards: 1st 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 Elections
EURASIP Board of Directors elections 2020

EURASIP is managed by a Board of Directors that is elected by the members. The EURASIP General Assembly confirms the election results and appointments. All elected Board members serve a three-year term, renewable once.

On December 31st, 2020, three current Board members will end their term: Kostas Berberidis (1st term), Alle-Jan van der Veen (2nd term) and Toon van Waterschoot (1st term).

The biographies of the candidates that appear on the 2020 election ballot can be found here.

An electronic procedure will be used to collect votes and the results will be announced in the newsletter and during the Opening Ceremony of EUSIPCO 2020 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Tuesday morning January 19th 2021.

Electronic voting starts on Monday August 17th, 2020 and ends on Friday September 18th, 2020. To cast their votes, EURASIP members are invited to visit the membership server, log in and follow the link to “Elections 2020”. Each voter casts exactly four weighted votes, with weights 4 (1st choice), 3 (2nd choice), 2 (3rd choice), and 1 (4th choice) respectively.

When votes are properly registered, a confirmation e-mail is sent to the address in the membership profile. Electronic voting takes place in a manner that preserves voter anonymity. Questions related to the voting procedure may be sent to
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EURASIP Awards: Announcement of 2020 Best PhD Awards
EURASIP created and maintains a database of PhD theses at, which is one of the World's largest in the area of signal processing. The database also keeps track of monthly downloads.

Every year a Committee of experts, nominated by the EURASIP BoD, selects up to three theses related to different areas of signal processing to be awarded. The selection process is based on the evaluation of the impact of the theses, their subsequent journal and conference publications and related citations received, on the download statistics as well as on the review reports of independent reviewers.

The 2020 winners are:

  • Ina Kodrasi, for the PhD thesis "Dereverberation and noise reduction techniques based on acoustic multi-channel equalization", supervised by Simon Doclo (University of Oldenburg, Germany, 2015).

  • Valerio Cambareri, for the PhD thesis “Matrix Designs and Methods for Secure and Efficient Compressed Sensing”, co-supervised by Riccardo Rovatti and Gianluca Setti (University of Bologna, Italy, 2015)
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    On behalf of the EURASIP Board of Directors, we would like to congratulate the winners.

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    EURASIP Awards: 1st 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:

  • Technical Achievement Award
  • Group Technical Achievement Award
  • Meritorious Service 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, 2020.

    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 Director for Technical Programs and Membership, 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 (subject to changes due to corona virus) Date Location
    2020 IEEE Radar Conference, Renaissance meets advancing technology Sep. 21 - 25, 2020 Virtual event
    PECCS, 10th International Conference on Pervasive and Parallel Computing, Communication and Sensors Nov. 3 - 5, 2020 Virtual event
    EUSIPCO 2020, 28th European Signal Processing Conference Jan. 18 - 22, 2021 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    IWAENC 2020, 17th International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement
    (Paper submission deadline: Jan. 8, 2021)
    May. 17 - 20, 2021 Bamberg, Germany
    ISWCS 2020, 17th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
    (Paper submission deadline: Apr. 12, 2021)
    Sep. 6 - 9, 2021 Berlin, Germany
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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 (subject to changes due to corona virus) Date Location
    IEEE - EURASIP Summer School on Signal Processing 2020 Postponed to 2021 (TBA) Ponza, Italy
    Harmonic and Multifractal Analyses: From Mathematics to Quantitative Neurosciences Postponed to 2022 (TBA) Montréal, Canada
    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
    Processing and Learning over Graphs
    Nov. 30, 2020
    Signal Processing: Image Communication Deadline
    Computer Vision for Augmented Reality
    Sep. 15, 2020
    Multimedia Big Data Privacy and Processing Based on Compressive Sensing
    Sep. 30, 2020
    Explainable AI on Emerging Multimedia Technologies
    Oct. 1, 2020
    Speech Communication Deadline
    Pluricentric Languages in Speech Science and Technology Nov. 30, 2020
    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
    Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications in 6G: Emerging Applications, Novel Methodologies, and Enable Technologies Aug. 31, 2020
    Evolutional Trends of Intelligent IoT in 5G Era Aug. 31, 2020
    Blockchain for Wireless Networking Oct. 1, 2020
    Wireless Sensor Networks under 5G for Augmented Reality Nov. 15, 2020
    Security & Privacy Solutions for Smart City Dec. 30, 2020
    Network Slicing Technology for 5G-and-Beyond Systems Dec. 31, 2020
    EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing Deadline
    Data-driven ASP: Methods and Apps Sep. 30, 2020
    Data-Based Spatial Audio Processing Mar. 31, 2021
    EURASIP Journal on Information Security Deadline
    Facing emerging challenges in multimedia forensics Sep. 15, 2020
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    Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
    Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
    Bhusan Chettri Voice biometric system security: Design and analysis of countermeasures for replay attacks Queen Mary University of London Dr. Emmanouil Benetos, Dr. Bob Sturm 2020
    Dufera, Bisrat Derebssa The use of High-Order Sparse Linear Prediction for the Restoration of Archived Audio Addis Ababa University Toon van Waterschoot, Koen Eneman, Eneyew Adugna 2020
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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
    Two-year Postdoc position in Music Signal Processing at Bang & Olufsen R&D, Denmark Bang & Olufsen R&D Struer, Midtjylland, Denmark Aug. 28, 2020
    Four Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowships in audio signal processing KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Aug. 31, 2020
    Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowship in automotive audio signal processing KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Aug. 31, 2020
    Research Fellow Sapienza University of Rome Rome, Italy Sep. 3, 2020
    Professorship (junior/senior): Embodied Learning Machines KU Leuven Leuven, Belgium Sep. 14, 2020
    2 Research Positions on Machine Learning and Signal Processing for Communicatons Federal University of Ceará Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil Nov. 1, 2020
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