Newsletter – Vol. 32, March 2021
2021 Membership Renewal
Student Activities at EUSIPCO 2021
ERRATUM: EURASIP Society Awards Announcement
Calendar of Events
EURASIP Seasonal Schools
Open Special Issues
Job Posts
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2021 Membership Renewal
A welcome message to EUSIPCO-2020 and Seasonal School participants

EURASIP extends a warm welcome to all EUSIPCO-2020 participants and attendees of one of the 2020 EURASIP Seasonal Schools as 2021 members of the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP). Your membership, which is valid through December 31, 2021, has been covered by your EUSIPCO-2020 or Seasonal School registration. We sincerely hope you will appreciate our Association's activities and initiatives.

EURASIP members enjoy a range of member benefits including discounts on selected books and author publication charges in EURASIP 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 e-Services 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-2020 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 2021

This message is to invite all members who did not attend EUSIPCO-2020 or any of the 2020 EURASIP Seasonal Schools to renew their EURASIP membership for the year 2021. 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
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Student Activities at EUSIPCO 2021

From the 29th European Signal Processing Conference Organizing Committee we wish to share with you the Student Activities to be held at the next EUSIPCO 2021: Student Paper Competition and 3 Minute Thesis contest.

Student Paper Competition

EUSIPCO 2021 holds a competition to select the Best Student Paper of the conference amongst the papers submitted by graduate or undergraduate students.
  1. The first author of each of these papers should be a full-time student at the time of manuscript submission to EUSIPCO 2021.
  2. Up to 12 leading papers will be identified. Depending on the conference format (fully online or hybrid), the finalists might have to present their work in a special poster session that will be announced in due time.
  3. The 3 winners of the Best Paper Award will be announced at the end of the conference or during the banquet.
  4. Please make sure that the first author of the paper is registered as student in the submission system.
3 Minute Thesis (3MT) contest

After the successful past editions, the Technical Program Committee of EUSIPCO 2021 is offering for the seventh consecutive year a 3 Minute 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!
  1. Submission instructions:
    All the details in the EUSIPCO 2021 website
  2. 3MT Awards:
  3. Finalists are invited to give their 3MT presentation at EUSIPCO 2021. Among the finalists, the top-three finalists will be selected by the EUSIPCO 2021 audience based on their 3-minute presentation. Depending on the conference format, the finalists will be invited to attend the Conference dinner where the winner will be announced and awarded with a Grand prize of 1000€. If the conference is fully virtual, the winners will be announced at the end of the session.
  4. Rules for Competition:
  5. The candidates must not have defended their PhD thesis before the date of the contest and should strictly follow the rules in the EURASIP website.
  6. Previous EUSIPCO 3MT-Videos
  7. If you need inspiration, have a look at the previous 3MT contest winners.
    • 3MT video and one-page abstract submission due: May 31, 2021.
    • Shortlist announced: June 18, 2021.
Good luck to all the students!
EUSIPCO 2021 General & Student Activities Chairs
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ERRATUM: EURASIP Society Awards Announcement

*** The Society Awards Announcement sent in the February edition of the Newsletter contained a typo in the name of one of the Awardees. Below the corrected announcement. ***

The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) congratulates the following colleagues who will receive the Society's prestigious awards. The awards will be presented at EUSIPCO 2021 in Dublin, Ireland.

The Technical Achievement Award honors a person who, over a period of years, has made outstanding technical contributions to theory or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated by publications, patents, or recognized impact in this field.
This year’s recipient is Geert Leus, “For contributions to signal processing for communications and sensing".

The Athanasios Papoulis Award is given to honor scientists whose work has had a major impact on various aspects of signal processing education.
This year’s recipient is Palghat P. Vaidyanathan, “For outstanding contributions to research and teaching of signal processing and multirate filter bank theory".

The Early Career Award is awarded to outstanding researchers and engineers working within the technical scope of EURASIP at an early or mid-stage of their career, whose current work shows not only significant scientific achievements but also high potential to advance scientific knowledge through novel, timely and significant endeavors.
This year’s recipients are: Alexandros Iosifidis, “For contributions to statistical machine learning and artificial neural networks” and Michael Muma, "For contributions to robust signal processing and statistical learning"
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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
6th SPRINGEROPEN EURASIP JIVP's Free Web conferencing,
The vivid science of visual quality assessment & the emerging field of cognitive computing
Apr 8, 2021 Online webinar
IWBF 2021, 9th IEEE International Workshop on Biometrics and Forensics (IWBF) 2021
May 6 - 7, 2021 Online event by Rome, Italy
EUVIP 2021, 9th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing Jun. 23 - 25, 2021 Paris, France
EUSIPCO 2021, 29th European Signal Processing Conference 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 Online event by Berlin, Germany
ISPA 2021, 12th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis
(Paper submission deadline: May 25, 2021)
Sep. 13 - 15, 2021 Zagreb, Croatia
SpeD, 11th Conference on Speech Technology and Human-Computer Dialogue Oct. 13 - 15, 2021 Bucharest, Romania
EUSIPCO 2022, 30th European Signal Processing Conference Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 2022 Belgrade, Serbia
IWAENC 2022, 17th International Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement
Sep. 5 - 8, 2022 Bamberg, 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
UDRC-EURASIP Summer School 2021 Jun. 28 - Jul. 1, 2021 Online event by Edinburgh, UK
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: Image Communication Deadline
Light Field Imaging
Aug. 1, 2021
Speech Communication Deadline
Pluricentric Languages in Speech Science and Technology
Forms, Factors and Functions of Phonetic Convergence
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Integrated Space-Ground-Sea Wireless Networks for B5G May 1, 2021
Intelligent Sensors trends in Real-time Signal Processing Jun. 15, 2021
AI for Pandemics Jul. 1, 2021
Emerging Trends, Issues, and Challenges in Information Fusion and Its Applications for Massive RF Data in Smart Environments Jul. 1, 2021
Edge Intelligent Sensors for Infectious Diseases Jul. 31, 2021
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Future of Wireless Access for Industrial IoT (FutureIIOT): enabling Industry 4.0 revolution Apr. 15, 2021
Evolutional Trends of Intelligent IoT in 5G Era Apr. 30, 2021
AI enabled Virtual - Wireless Personal Communications: Recent Challenges and its Avenues Jun. 30, 2021
Advances Industrial Mobile Communications Over Edge Computing: Challenges and Emerging Applications Sep. 15, 2021
EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing Deadline
Data-Based Spatial Audio Processing Jun. 15, 2021
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
Artificial Intelligence Based Techniques for Next Generation Image and Video Compression May 5, 2021
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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
Research fellow on generative deep learning Sapienza University of Rome Rome, Italy Apr. 1, 2021
3 year Postdoc Position (E14) "Machine Learning for Speech and Audio Processing" Universität Hamburg Hamburg, Germany Apr. 13, 2021
Research Scientist (PhD Student) in Acoustical Signal Processing University of Oldenburg, Germany Oldenburg, Germany Apr. 16, 2021
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