Newsletter – Vol. 31, October 2020
BoD Election Results 2020
3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Contest at EUSIPCO 2020
EURASIP Awards: 3rd Call for Fellow Nominations
EURASIP Awards: 2nd Call Society Award Nominations
EURASIP Publications: new Associate Editors for EURASIP-SPRINGER Journals
Calendar of Events
EURASIP Seasonal Schools
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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EURASIP BoD Election Results 2020
The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) has recently held elections for its Board of Directors (BoD). On December 31, 2020, three current BoD members will end their term: Kostas Berberidis (1st term), Alle-Jan van der Veen (2nd term) and Toon van Waterschoot (1st term). The deadline for voting was September 18, 2020.

I want to thank all the candidates for their willingness to be involved in EURASIP. It is greatly appreciated.

I wish to congratulate Kostas Berberidis and Toon van Waterschoot for being re-elected to the BoD. I also congratulate and welcome our newly elected BoD member: Maria Sabrina Greco. The new term starts on January 1, 2021. I am looking forward very much to working with them.

My heartfelt thanks go to Alle-Jan van der Veen, who is leaving the BoD on December 31 after having served two terms on the Board.
On behalf of the entire Association, thank you Alle-Jan for your many contributions to EURASIP and in particular all your work for the BoD.
contributed by Patrick Naylor, EURASIP President back to top
3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Contest at EUSIPCO 2020
After the successful past editions, the Technical Program Committee of EUSIPCO 2020 is offering for the sixth consecutive year a 3 Minutes Thesis (3MT) contest, where PhD students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance. This activity is sponsored by EURASIP. It is an exercise for students to consolidate their ideas so they can present them concisely to an audience specialized in different areas. Together with scientific and technical quality, EURASIP wants to promote transversal skills of PhD researchers such as oral and presentation skills, and it also wants to help PhDs to gain visibility of their work.

To PhD students: If you are devoting or have devoted 3 or more years to your PhD, you could devote 3 minutes to explain it to a more general public, we challenge you!

Submission instruction
1) Create a video that best explains your work in a language appropriate to a signal processing general audience. The video should not be longer than 3 minutes.
2) Upload your video to a site accessible by the evaluation committee. The video should be accessible for viewing and downloading. It is ok for the video to be hidden from search engines and accessible only with a private URL. However, it should not require a username/password to view.
You can use, for example, DropBox, Google Drive, or your institution’s web server. The video is the one that will be posted on the conference website, so please make sure it is possible to download.
3) Submit your entry via email at no later than Nov 27th, 2020. Make sure you include a Title, 1-page abstract/summary, Name, Affiliation and a link to the video location. Your one-page abstract will be included in the EUSIPCO 2020 proceedings.

A shortlist of ten finalists will be selected by a jury composed by two members of the EURASIP BoD and the EUSIPCO 2020 Student Activity Chairs. The shortlisted papers will be presented in a special online session. Please address any questions related to the 3MT contest at

3MT Awards
Among the ten finalists, the top-three finalists will be selected based on the submitted presentations. The winner will be awarded with a Grand prize of 1000€. The runners-up will receive an award certificate. The video of the winner will be posted online on the EURASIP website. You can find the rules for the competition here.

  • 3MT video and one page abstract submission due: Nov 27, 2020.
  • Shortlist announced: Jan 4, 2021.

    Good luck to all the students
    EUSIPCO’20 General & Students Activities Chairs

  • contributed by Jean-Yves Tourneret, EURASIP Director for Technical Programs and Membership back to top
    EURASIP Awards: 3rd Call Fellow Nominations
    EURASIP Fellow nominations are invited with a (extended) deadline of November 15, 2020.

    The EURASIP fellowship programme recognizes outstanding achievements of its members and volunteers. Each year, a select group of up to four signal processing researchers are elevated to EURASIP Fellow, the Association's most prestigious honour. Fellowships are awarded with a citation of the form “for contributions to …”, i.e. referring to a major long-term contribution to a technical field.

    How to Submit Nominations

    Any EURASIP member can nominate a colleague to be elevated to Fellow grade. Nominations should be submitted to the EURASIP Awards Director by e-mail (

    The nomination form can be downloaded from the EURASIP website at
    Due to the particular circumstances of this year the deadline is extended to 15th of November 2020.

    The Board of Directors encourages you to share this information with your colleagues.
    contributed by Kostas Berberidis, EURASIP Director for Awards back to top
    EURASIP Awards: 2nd Call Society Award Nominations (deadline Dec 31)
    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.

    contributed by Kostas Berberidis, EURASIP Director for Awards back to top
    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 5 new Associate Editors for the EURASIP journals published by SpringerOpen.
    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Affiliation
    Stefania Sardellitti Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Affiliation
    Vincenzo Lottici University of Pisa, Italy
    Li You South East University, Nanjing, China
    Zhaohui Yang King's College London, UK
    EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing Affiliation
    Andreas Nautsch EURECOM, France
    contributed by Alle-Jan van der Veen, EURASIP Publications Director 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
    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
    EUSIPCO 2021, 29th European Signal Processing Conference
    (Paper submission deadline: Feb. 12, 2021)
    Aug. 23 - 27, 2021 Dublin, Ireland
    ISWCS 2021, 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
    Explainable AI on Emerging Multimedia Technologies
    Feb. 1, 2021
    Speech Communication Deadline
    Pluricentric Languages in Speech Science and Technology Nov. 30, 2020
    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
    AI for Pandemics Jan. 1, 2021
    EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
    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. 30, 2020
    Evolutional Trends of Intelligent IoT in 5G Era Dec. 31, 2020
    Network Slicing Technology for 5G-and-Beyond Systems Dec. 31, 2020
    Blockchain for Wireless Networking Jan. 1, 2021
    EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing Deadline
    CFP Data-driven ASP: Methods and Apps Nov. 30, 2020
    Data-Based Spatial Audio Processing Mar. 31, 2021
    contributed by Toon van Waterschoot, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
    Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
    Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
    Ycart, Adrien Music Language Models for Automatic Music Transcription Queen Mary University of London Emmanouil Benetos, Marcus T. Pearce 2020
    Kinany, Nawal Central and peripheral mechanisms: a multimodal approach to understanding and restoring human motor control Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Silvestro Micera, Dimitri Van De Ville 2020
    Freitas, Lorena G. A. Dynamics of Brain Function in Preterm-Born Young Adolescents Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Dimitri Van De Ville, Petra Susan Hüppi 2020
    Murray-Bruce, John Sensing physical fields: Inverse problems for the diffusion equation and beyond Imperial College London Pier Luigi Dragotti 2016
    Zöller, Daniela Dynamic organization of human brain function and its relevance for psychosis vulnerability Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Dimitri Van De Ville, Marie Schaer 2019
    contributed by Toon van Waterschoot, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
    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, Israel Dec. 31, 2020
    Multiple PhD and Postdoc positions on Signal Processing and Wireless Communications SnT - University of Luxembourg Luxembourg, Luxembourg Dec. 31, 2020
    Assistant Professor in Cyber Security California State University, Fresno Fresno, California, United States Jan. 1, 2021
    contributed by Toon van Waterschoot, EURASIP Newsletter Editor back to top
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