Newsletter – Vol. 23, Mar. 2012
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EURASIP Fellowships – Call for Nominations
EURASIP Awards – Call for Nominations
EURASIP 2012 Best Paper Awards
EURASIP Seminars
Calendar of Events
Open Special Issues
Recent Ph.D. Theses
Job Posts
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EURASIP Fellowships – Call for Nominations

The Deadline for EURASIP Fellow Nominations is October 31st, 2012.

In 2007, the EURASIP Board of Directors (BoD) initiated a “Fellowship Programme”, to recognize outstanding achievements of its members and volunteers. Each year, a select group of European signal processing researchers (up to four) are elevated to “EURASIP Fellow”, the Association's most prestigious honour.

Where to Submit Nominations

Any EURASIP member can nominate a colleague to be elevated to Fellow grade. Nominations should be submitted to the EURASIP Awards chair, Fulvio Gini, by e-mail (f.gini@ing.unipi.it). The nomination form can be downloaded from the EURASIP website or requested from the Awards Chair. The deadline is October 31st of every year. Nominations will be passed to the chair of the Fellow Selection Committee who will consult with the committee to come up with a proposal (including a short citation for each candidate) to the BoD by December 31st of the same year. The BoD will take a decision by the end of January of the following year on new fellowship awards and the EURASIP President will then notify the successful individuals, and their names will be added to the Society WWW pages.

We encourage you to nominate highly deserving colleagues to this prestigious honour.

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EURASIP Awards – Call for Nominations

The Deadline for EURASIP Society Award Nominations is December 31st, 2012.
The Deadline for EURASIP Best Paper Award Nominations is October 31st, 2012.

Each year, EURASIP recognizes technical and professional achievements in signal and image processing technology through its celebrated EURASIP Awards Program. As part of the organization's overall mission to advance signal and image processing as a science and a profession, EURASIP's Board of Directors (BoD) 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 Awards, that fall into the following categories.

Society Awards:

  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Group Technical Achievement Award
  • Technical Achievement Award
  • Athanasios Papoulis Award

Best Paper Awards:

  • Best Paper Award in Signal Processing
  • Best Paper Award in Signal Processing: Image Communication
  • Best Paper Award in Speech Communication
  • Best Paper Award in EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing
  • Best Paper Award in EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Best Paper Award in EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing

For additional information, please visit the EURASIP website, where details on the nomination process are reported and downloadable copies of the nomination forms and of the “Awards Selection Procedures” document can be found. A listing of previous award recipients with their award citations is also available on the EURASIP Awards webpage.

Where to Submit Nominations

Nominations should be submitted to the EURASIP Awards chair, Fulvio Gini, by e-mail (f.gini@ing.unipi.it). The deadline for Best Paper Awards nominations is October 31st, 2012. The deadline for Society Awards nominations is December 31st, 2012.

We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues and peers.

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EURASIP Best Paper Awards presented at EUSIPCO-2012

EURASIP congratulates the following colleagues who will receive the Society's prestigious Best Paper Awards. The awards will be presented at EUSIPCO-2012 in Bucharest, Romania.

Four Best Paper Awards will be awarded, honouring the author(s) of a paper of exceptional merit dealing with a subject related to the Society's technical scope, and appearing in one of the EURASIP journals in the 4-year window 2007–2010. The prize is 1000 EUR per paper and a certificate. For each journal, a collection of papers were pre-selected by the journal Editor-in-Chief, based on reviewers' scores, number of citations and number of downloads, or direct nomination by the members of the Editorial Board who managed the review process of the submitted papers. The nominated papers were then evaluated by a committee of four experts who selected the paper to be awarded based on general quality, originality, subject matter, and timeliness. This year, the awardees are the following:

  • Sheng Jing, David N. C. Tse, Joseph B. Soriaga, Jilei Hou, John E. Smee, and Roberto Padovani, for their paper “Multicell downlink capacity with coordinated processing,” published in the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. Volume 2008, Article ID 586878, 19 pages.
  • Salama S. Ikki and Mohamed H. Ahmed, for their paper “Performance of multiple-relay cooperative diversity systems with best relay selection over Rayleigh fading channels,” published in the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. Volume 2008, Article ID 580368, 7 pages.
  • Joachim H. G. Ender, for his paper “On compressive sensing applied to radar,” published in Signal Processing. Vol. 90, pp.1402–1414, 2010.
  • P. Kauff, N. Atzpadin, C. Fehn, M. Muller, O. Schreer, A. Smolic, and R. Tanger, for their paper “Depth map creation and image-based rendering for advanced 3DTV services providing interoperability and scalability,” published in Signal Processing: Image Communication. Vol. 22, pp. 217–234, 2007.

For the first three journals the award is assigned yearly, for the last one every two years, as detailed on the EURASIP website. The Best Paper Awards are sponsored by the journals publishers, Springer and Elsevier.

Finally, we thank all the members of the Best Paper Award committees for their careful and thorough reading of the nominated papers. We would like to acknowledge those who served in these committees: Kostas Berberidis, Müjdat Çetin, Jonathon Chambers, Georgios B. Giannakis, Christine Guillemot, Ian Jermyn, Kevin Knuth, Geert Leus, Marco Luise, Marc Moonen, Jean-Cristoph Pesquet, Augusto Sarti, Dirk Slock, Murat Tekalp, Stefano Tubaro, and Abdelhak Zoubir.

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EURASIP Seminars
Upcoming Seminars Date Location
Adaptive Learning for Machine Learning and Signal Processing
by Prof. Sergios Theodoridis
April 11, 2012 TU Vienna, Austria
Coding of Stereoscopic and 3-Dimensional Video
by Prof. Jörn Ostermann
April 11, 2012 TU Vienna, Austria
Signal Transmission in Optical Communications
by Prof. Zabih Ghassemlooy
May 11, 2012 TU Graz, Austria
2nd Greek Signal Processing Jam
with Prof. Yonina Eldar, Prof. Georgios Giannakis, and others
May 17, 2012 Thessaloniki, Greece
Recent Developments in Statistical Spoken Dialogue Systems
by Prof. Steve Young
September 27, 2012 TU Braunschweig, Germany
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Calendar of EURASIP Co-Sponsored Events
Name & Link Date Location
IWSSIP 2012, 19th International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing April 11-13, 2012 Vienna, Austria
PCS 2012, Picture Coding Symposium May 7-9, 2012 Kraków, Poland
CIP 2012, 3rd IAPR International Workshop on Cognitive Information Processing May 28-30, 2012 Parador de Baiona, Spain
CBMI 2012, 10th International Workshop on Content-Based Multimedia Indexing June 27-29, 2012 Annecy, France
ICISP 2012, International Conference on Image and Signal Processing June 28-30, 2012 Agadir,Morocco
CSNDSP 2012, 8th International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks, and Digital Signal Processing July 18-20, 2012 Poznań, Poland
EUSIPCO-2012, 20th European Signal Processing Conference August 27-31, 2012 Bucharest, Romania
ELMAR 2012, 51th International Symposium ELMAR September 12-14, 2012 Zadar, Croatia
RFID 2012, 4th International EURASIP Workshop on RFID Technology
(Paper submission deadline: June 15, 2012)
September 27-28, 2012 Torino, Italy
contributed by Abdelhak Zoubir, EURASIP Events Coordinator back to top
Open Special Issues of EURASIP Journals
Signal Processing Deadline
Special Issue on Advances in Sensor Array Processing
In Memory of Alex B. Gershman
August 1, 2012
Speech Communication Deadline
Special Issue on Gesture and Speech in Interaction May 31, 2012
Special Issue on Processing Under-Resourced Languages August 1, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing Deadline
Special Issue on Dependent Component Analysis April 1, 2012
Special Issue on Coding and Signal Processing for Non-volatile Memories April 1, 2012
Special Issue on Advanced Distributed Wireless Communication Techniques - Theory and Practice June 1, 2012
Special Issue on Emerging Radar Techniques June 30, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Deadline
Special Issue on Broadband Mobile Communications at Very High Speeds March 29, 2012
Special issue on Visible Light Communications March 31, 2012
Special Issue on Small Cell Cooperative Communications June 30, 2012
Special Issue on Advances in 4G Wireless and Beyond July 31, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Deadline
Special Issue on Sequence and Genome Analysis May 31, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing Deadline
Special Issue on Sparse Modeling for Speech and Audio Processing June 15, 2012
EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing Deadline
Special Issue on Local Binary Patterns (LBP)-based Image and Video Analysis April 1, 2012
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Recently submitted Ph.D. Theses in EURASIP Library
Author Title & Link University Supervisors Publication Year
Shahed hagh ghadam, Ali Contributions to Analysis and DSP-based Mitigation of Nonlinear Distortion in Radio Transceivers Tampere University of Technology, Finland Mikko Valkama 2011
Barrenechea, Maitane Design and Implementation of Multiuser MIMO Precoding Algorithms University of Mondragon, Spain Mikel Mendicute 2012
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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
Three research positions in Speech Communication Graz University of Technology Graz, Austria until filled
Senior Researcher AGT (Germany) Group GmbH Darmstadt, Germany May 30, 2012
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