Newsletter – Vol. 31, September 2020
Reminder: EURASIP BoD Elections
Call for PhD Thesis Submission & Best PhD Thesis Award
Calendar of Events
EURASIP Seasonal Schools
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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EURASIP BoD Elections
Reminder: EURASIP Board of Directors elections 2020 - voting system closes on Friday

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 started 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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Call for PhD Thesis Submission & Best PhD Thesis Award
The European Association for Signal Processing created and maintains a database of PhD manuscripts at which is one of the world's largest in the area of signal processing. The database interface also shows download statistics and publishes regularly the 10 top downloaded theses.

Every year a committee of experts nominated by the EURASIP Board of Directors selects up to three theses related to different areas of signal processing to be awarded ‘Best PhD Thesis’ awards. The selection process is based on the evaluation of the impact of the theses, their subsequent journal and conference publications and related citations received, and on the review reports of independent reviewers as well as on the download and citation statistics.

In order to select the 2021 best PhD theses, the temporal window of the years 2016 through 2018 is considered. The awards will be presented during the Awards Ceremony at EUSIPCO 2021. Each award consists of a certificate and of a travelling & accommodation reimbursement of 1K Euros for attending the Awards Ceremony.

If you want to make your PhD thesis available in the EURASIP database, visit the site and upload your thesis.
contributed by Kostas Berberidis, EURASIP Director for Awards back to top
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
contributed by Jean-Yves Tourneret, EURASIP Director for Technical Programs and Membership back to top
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.
contributed by Jean-Yves Tourneret, EURASIP Director for Technical Programs and Membership back to top
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
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
Blockchain for Wireless Networking Oct. 1, 2020
Algorithms and Architectures for Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks Nov. 1, 2020
Wireless Sensor Networks under 5G for Augmented Reality Nov. 15, 2020
Security & Privacy Solutions for Smart City Dec. 31, 2020
Evolutional Trends of Intelligent IoT in 5G Era Dec. 31, 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 Nov. 30, 2020
Data-Based Spatial Audio Processing Mar. 31, 2021
contributed by Alexander Bertrand, EURASIP Newsletter Editor
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Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Sørensen, Charlotte Non-Intrusive Speech Intelligibility Prediction Aalborg University Mads Græsbøll Christensen, Jesper Bünsow Boldt 2020
Gao, Yuan Large-Scale Light Field Capture and Reconstruction Department of Computer Science, Kiel University Reinhard Koch 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
2 Research Positions on Machine Learning and Signal Processing for Communicatons Federal University of Ceará Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil Nov. 1, 2020
PHD and masters Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot, Central District, Israel Dec. 31, 2020
contributed by Alexander Bertrand, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
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