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EUSIPCO 2008 - 16th European Signal Processing Conference

English title EUSIPCO 2008 - 16th European Signal Processing Conference
Applicant Thiran Jean-Philippe
Number 121504
Funding scheme Scientific Conferences
Research institution Laboratoire de traitement des signaux 5 EPFL - STI - IEL - LTS5
Institution of higher education EPF Lausanne - EPFL
Main discipline Information Technology
Start/End 01.08.2008 - 31.01.2009
Approved amount 7'000.00
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Keywords (5)

signal processing; image processing; télécommunica; conference; EUSIPCO

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
The 16th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO 2008) took place in Lausanne from August 25-28, 2008. On this occasion, the Olympic Capital was shining under a warm August sun.This year we received a record number of submissions: 1049 papers were submitted by the submission deadline. To review them, 979 Technical Program Committee members and reviewers did a wonderful job, under the supervision of the 32 area chairs. At the end of this process, 495 papers were accepted as regular papers and 57 in special sessions, leading to an excellent acceptance rate of 50% for regular papers (52% with special session papers). I would like to thank warmly all the authors, reviewers, TPC members and area chairs for their contribution to the quality of this conference.The conference itself started on Monday, August 25th, with the tutorial and workshop day. Six tutorials took place, on some of the most important and hottest topics of the moment: Distributed Source Coding (by Vladimir Stankovic, Lina Stankovic and Samuel Cheng), Discrete Optimization in Vision and Graphics (by Nikos Komodakis and Ramin Zabih), Noise Robust Speech Recognition (by Jasha Droppo), Compressive Sensing (by Richard Baraniuk), Bayesian Inference (by Dimitris Tzikas) and Ambient Intelligent Media (by Artur Lugmayr).Then the technical part of the conference started on Tuesday, August 26th. It included 47 regular oral sessions, 13 special sessions and 16 poster sessions, enhanced by 5 plenary talks given by some of the most influential researchers in our field, namely Phil Woodland (Cambridge, UK), Yonina Eldar (Technion, Israel), Jeff Fessler (University of Michigan,USA), Claude Lamblin (France Telecom) and Bernhard Schölkopf (Max Planck Institute, Tübingen,Germany). Additionally, this conference was the occasion for two new EURASIP fellows to give their inaugural lecture: Björn Ottersten (KTH, Sweden) and Pierre Duhamel (Supélec, France). Please notice that most of the presentations of the tutorials and plenary talks are now available on the EUSIPCO-2008 web site (
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The 2008 European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2008) is the sixteenth in a series of conferences promoted by EURASIP, the European Association for Signal Processing ( Formerly biannual, this conference is now a yearly event. It is recognized as the leading and most important scientific conference in signal and image processing in Europe, and the second most important one in the World. This edition will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland, organized by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). EUSIPCO-2008 will focus on the key aspects of signal processing theory and applications. Exploration of new avenues and methodologies of signal processing will also be encouraged. Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings of EUSIPCO-2008. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality, as evaluated by a strict review process. We anticipate that about 1’200 papers (5 pages long) will be submitted by the submission deadline (February 8th, 2008), and that some 600 participant, come from all over Europe but also from Asia and America, will attend the Conference in August 2008. In addition to regular oral and poster session, 4 invited speakers will give plenary talks.