Welcome to ICASSP’08

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On behalf of the organizing committee of ICASSP 2008 and the IEEE Signal Processing Society, I would like to welcome you to the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), which is being held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, March 30 – April 4, 2008. The ICASSP meeting is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications. The conference will feature distinguished speakers, tutorials, exhibits, and over 50 lecture and poster sessions.
LAS VEGAS

The conference venue is the city of Las Vegas. This vibrant city continues to build upon its reputation as a showcase for the extraordinary. The city attracts more than 38 million visitors a year by offering the grandest hotels, the biggest stars in entertainment, the highest caliber of award-winning chefs, and, of course, the brightest lights. Seventeen of the 20 biggest hotels in the United States are located in Las Vegas.

ICASSP 2008 is being held in one of the grandest and most recognizable hotels on the Las Vegas Strip – Caesars Palace – one of the most opulent hotels in the heart of the desert, echoing the glory of ancient Greece and Rome. Caesars Palace has been a popular destination resort since it opened its doors. Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, its famous fountains and columns are world-renowned.

Attendees can reach Las Vegas via the McCarran International Airport, which is the central airport serving the Las Vegas Area. It serves over 60 carriers and has direct flights to over 60 U.S. cities. The airport is just one mile from the Las Vegas Strip. Upon arrival, attendees have a variety of local transportation options at their disposal, including the Las Vegas monorail system, which provides seven stations and a convenient way to travel from one end of the strip to the other in about 15 minutes.

ATTRACTIONS

There is a wide variety of entertainment options in Las Vegas, much of which is family-oriented. There are several magnificent hotels on the strip including Caesars Palace (the conference venue), Mandalay Bay, Bellagio, The Venetian, Aladdin, Monte Carlo, Paris, and others. Attractions include theme parks, roller coasters, museums, dining, shopping, and more. The dining options appeal to all tastes, from fine cuisine to casual cooking. Sightseeing tours are possible to various destinations including Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire, Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead, Colorado River, and Death Valley.

PROGRAM

ICASSP 2008 offers IEEE members and attendees a vibrant technical program with novelties that are meant to encourage student participation, create a greater sense of community, and recognize excellence.

The conference received close to 2800 valid submissions (excluding duplicate and erroneous submissions). Following a thorough review process, the accepted submissions form the core of the technical program. The papers are divided into poster session presentations and oral session presentations.

Two initiatives are in place to encourage student participation and recognize outstanding student contributions. The first initiative is an implementation of a directive from the Conference Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. It has been decided to lower the student registration fee at ICASSP meetings for IEEE student members. The rate is now fixed at US$150 (down from US$250). Additionally, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) has provided a generous grant to support student participation at ICASSP and to help cover some of their travel costs. The ICASSP committee is grateful to Dr. Rabinder Madan for the ONR support. The second initiative is a decision by the organizers of ICASSP 2008 to limit the number of Best Conference Paper Awards to four. The awards cover four major areas. It is felt that handing out too many conference paper awards dilutes the purpose of the award. The conference awards selection process is chaired by Dr. Phillip Regalia.

A third initiative is in place to bring ICASSP participants together and alleviate the burden of costly banquet fees. A free but limited-seating Grand Dinner Reception with a fabulous entertainment program will be held in the famous Neptune and Temple Pool Areas on Tuesday, April 1st, 2008, during the period 6:00-10:00pm. The event will have a maximum cap of 1000 attendees. Since the event cannot accommodate everyone, attendees are requested to register for the Grand Dinner Reception on a first-come first-served basis. We encourage our attendees to take advantage of this opportunity and to enjoy the special and unique event. This program is organized by the Social Program Chair Dr. Lina Karam.

The technical program is ably co-chaired by Drs. Lee Swindlehurst and Bjorn Ottersten. Their diligent work, in coordination with their fellow committee members, has resulted in an outstanding program. The program includes twelve special sessions, selected by Special Session co-Chairs Drs. Moeness Amin and Allejan van der Veen. These sessions cover a range of topics:

  •     Voice Search Technology and Applications
  •     Revamping Signal Processing for Neuroscience
  •     Theory of Biometric Systems
  •     Signal Processing Challenges in Environmental Monitoring
  •     Compressed Sensing
  •     Acoustical Scene Analysis via Spherical Microphone Arrays
  •     Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging
  •     Physical Layer Challenges in Underwater Acoustic Communications
  •     Non-GNSS Radio Frequency Navigation Techniques
  •     Game Theory for Signal Processing in Wireless Communications
  •     Industry Perspectives on Multimedia for Mobile Phones
  •     Design Challenges in Energy Efficient Software Defined Radio

Several of these topics match well with the themes of the tutorial sessions, which were selected by Tutorial co-Chairs Drs. Naofal Al-Dhahir and Jake Gunther. The tutorials provide overviews of a variety of subjects:

  •     Adaptive MIMO Techniques and Performance
  •     Majorization and Matrix Monotone Functions in Signal Processing for Wireless Communications
  •     Rapid Language Adaptation Tools and Technologies for Multilingual Speech Processing Systems
  •     Optimal Design of Wireless Sensor Networks
  •     Signal Processing Issues in Global Satellite Navigation Systems
  •     Adaptive Techniques in Wireless Networks: From Adaptive Signal Processing to Cross- Layer Adaptation
  •     Modulation Frequency Analysis and Modification of Signals
  •     Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  •     Compressive Sensing Theory and Applications
  •     Multimedia Signal Processing on Processors with many Cores
  •     MIMO Radar
  •     Algorithms and Architectures for Next-Generation Optical Fiber Communications
  •     Signal Processing for Cognitive Radio Communications and Networking
  •     Biometric System Security

In addition, there is a free tutorial on the Connexions Project for attendees that are interested in learning about this online educational initiative.

Four outstanding plenary speakers have been invited to lecture on topics of interest by Plenary Session co-Chairs Drs. Mats Viberg and Abdelhak Zoubir, covering both technical trends as well as trends in education:

  •     R. Mittra (Pennsylvania State University), “RFIDs”
  •     P. Kroon (LSI Corporation), “Media Signal Processing for Cell Phones.”
  •     N. Takhor (Johns Hopkins), “Biomedical Signal Processing.”
  •     D. Yue (MIT) “MIT Open CourseWare and Engineering Education.”

The Plenary Session co-Chairs were keen on exploring new horizons and on inviting speakers that would alert our community to useful trends where signal processing has an important role to play. In particular, ICASSP 2008 is giving special attention to trends in online education. There are also three Panel Sessions organized by Panel co-Chairs Drs. Huseyin Abut and Helmut Bölcskei on the following topics:

  •     Convex Optimization Theory and Practice in Signal Processing
  •     Compressed Sensing and Sparse Signal Processing
  •     Human behavior signal processing for vehicular applications

The discussions in the panel sessions complement well the special sessions and tutorials program of ICASSP 2008.

SEE YOU IN LAS VEGAS

We are looking forward to welcoming you to ICASSP 2008. We would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm thank you to every single member of the ICASSP 2008 Organizing Committee for their dedication and help. Our society is strong because of the dedication of its selfless volunteers. We also wish to thank Billene Mercer, Bryan Stewart, and the rest of the Conference Management Services staff for their outstanding assistance with the conference organization. Some images in this article are courtesy of Caesars Palace and the Las Vegas Monorail and their permission to use the images is gratefully acknowledged.

Organizing Committee

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General Chair Ali H. Sayed
Technical Program Chairs Björn Ottersten A. Lee Swindlehurst
Finance Chair Urbashi Mitra
Registration Co-Chairs Anna Scaglione Shri Narayanan
Tutorials Chair Naofal Al-Dhahir Jacob Gunther
Special Sessions Chairs Moeness G. Amin Alle-Jan van der Veen
Publicity Chair Andrew C. Singer
Far East Liaisons Andrzej Cichocki Akira Sano
European Liaisons Marc Moonen Markus Rupp
South America Liaisons Jose Carlos Bermudez Vitor H. Nascimento
Publications Chairs Tulay Adali Bhaskar Rao
Exhibits Chair Zhengyuan Xu
Industry Program Chairs Constantinos Papadias Mazin Gilbert
Plenary Sessions Chairs Mats Viberg Abdelhak Zoubir
Panel Sessions Chairs Huseyin Abut Helmut Boelcskei
Conference Awards Chair Phillip Regalia
Social Program Chair Lina Karam
Local Arrangements Chair Tamal Bose
Conference Manager Billene Mercer Conference Management Services

Panel Sessions

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The following panel sessions will be presented at ICASSP 2008.
Tuesday, April 1, Claudius 1/2

PANEL-1: Compressed Sensing, Sparse Signal Processing, Rate of Innovation, Real Field Coding, and Irregular Sampling
Organized by Farokh Marvasti
Wednesday, April 2, Claudius 1/2

PANEL-2: Convex Optimization Theory and Practice in Signal Processing
Organized by Yonina Eldar
Thursday, April 3, Claudius 1/2

PANEL-3: Human Behavior Signal Processing for Vehicular Applications
Organized by Kazuya Takeda and Hakan Erdogan

Special Sessions

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The following special sessions will be presented at ICASSP 2008.

SS-1: Compressed Sensing I
Organized by Justin Romberg and Minh N. Do

SS-2: Signal Processing Challenges in Environmental Monitoring
Organized by Hagit Messer

SS-3: Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging
Organized by Edward Baranoski and Fauzia Ahmad

SS-4: Revamping Signal Processing for Neuroscience: Challenges in Brain Machine Interface Technology
Organized by Karim G. Oweiss

SS-5: Theory of Biometric Systems: from Statistics to Information Theoretical Limits
Organized by Natalia A. Schmid

SS-6: Voice Search Technology and Applications
Organized by Geoffrey Zweig, Mazin Gilbert, and Roberto Pieraccini

SS-7: Acoustical Scene Analysis via Spherical Microphone Arrays
Organized by Dmitry N. Zotkin and Ramani Duraiswami

SS-8: Physical Layer Challenges in Underwater Acoustic Communications
Organized by Ronald A. Iltis and Hua Lee

SS-9: Non-GNSS Radio Frequency Navigation Techniques
Organized by Richard K. Martin and John Raquet

SS-10: Industry Perspectives on Multimedia for Mobile Phones
Organized by J. McElvain, V. Viswanathan, and M. Budagavi

SS-11: Game Theory for Signal Processing in Wireless Communications
Organized by Erik G. Larsson and Eduard A. Jorswieck

SS-12: Design Challenges in Energy Efficient Software Defined Radio
Organized by Bruno Bougard, Shuvra S. Bhattacharyya, Jarmo Takala

Workshops

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ICASSP is offering 2 free workshops for attendees. Attendance is free, but sign-up is required.

W1: Hands-On Simulink Tutorial
W2: Technical MathWorks Workshop

W1: Hands-On Simulink Tutorial
Monday, March 31, 14:00 – 17:00, Location: Regalium

Note: Though this special tutorial is free to attendees, sign-up is required in order to reserve adequate space. Please sign up only if you plan to attend this event.

This event is sold out.

Presenter: Eul-Shik Hong

As a member of The MathWorks Training Services organization, Eul-Shik, has instructed commercial and academic users of The MathWorks products related to algorithm development, system modeling, and signal and image processing. He has also been responsible for the development of various training courses offered by The MathWorks, including “MATLAB® for Image Processing”.
Justification of the workshop topic:

The concepts of signal processing can be daunting for students being exposed to it for the first time, primarily due to the limited ability to visualize the system and its signals.

This workshop will help educators develop their own Simulink® models that demonstrate signal processing systems with both time and frequency domain signals. It will introduce the basics of modeling signal processing systems within Simulink, frame-based processing and its importance, visualization of both time and frequency based signals, and demonstrate a video and image processing system within Simulink’s environment.

Outline of the presentation:

Basic Simulink
Introduce the Simulink interface
Understand the solver for timing
Interface with MATLAB’s workspace
Develop a simple system
Modeling Signal Processing using Simulink and the Signal Processing Blockset
Model a simple difference equation
using the filter block
using the unit delay block
using frame-based processing
Visualize the signal in both a time and frequency scope
Demonstrate a video processing model within Simulink

Description of the material to be distributed to participants:

Course reference material
CD of examples and exercises used in the workshop

W2: Technical MathWorks Workshop
Tuesday, April 1, 14:00, Location: Pisa

Note: Though this special tutorial is free to attendees, sign-up is required in order to reserve adequate space. Please sign up only if you plan to attend this event.

Sign-up for this event is now closed.

Houman Zarrinkoub
Embedded MATLAB: Design embeddable algorithms and automatically generate C code with MATLAB

In this workshop, we will showcase new capabilities of MathWorks products enabling you to automatically generate C code from your Embedded MATLAB code. We learn about these capabilities by going through an example for the design of a video processing system. We examine all stages of the design workflow from modeling and simulation, converting the design from a floating-point to a fixed-point representation, automatically generating C code or VHDL/Verilog code for deployment onto DSP or FPGA hardware and verifying the design through real-time simulation on the hardware.

Through demonstrations, you will learn:

  1.     How to create and modify your MATLAB algorithms to be compliant with the Embedded MATLAB subset.
  2.     How to generate C code (both floating-point and fixed-point) from your Embedded MATLAB code directly from MATLAB desktop.
  3.     How to call your Embedded MATLAB code as a new block within Simulink to integrate and simulate your algorithm as part of a larger system model.
  4.     How to use new capabilities in Simulink Fixed-Point Tool to streamline the process of converting your design from a floating-point to a fixed-point numerical representation.
  5.     How to automatically generate target-specific C-code from Simulink models that include the Embedded MATLAB blocks for deployment on TI DSPs.
  6.     How to automatically generate VHDL/Verilog code from Simulink models that include the Embedded MATLAB blocks for deployment on FPGAs

Tutorials

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Tutorials will be held on March 30 and 31, 2008. More information will be posted as it is known.

Sunday Afternoon, March 30

T-1: Adaptive MIMO techniques and Performance
Presenters: I. Collings, R. Heath, M. McKay, A. Forenza

T-2: Majorization and Matrix Monotone Functions in Signal Processing for Wireless Communications
Presenters: E. Jorswieck and H. Boche

T-3: Rapid Language Adaptation Tools and Technologies for Multilingual Speech Processing Systems
Presenters: T. Schultz and A. Black

T-4: Optimal Design of Wireless Networks: A Signal Processing Perspective
Presenters: A. Ribeiro and G. Giannakis

T-5: Signal Processing Issues in Global Satellite Navigation Systems (GNSS)
Presenter: M. Luise
Monday Morning, March 31

T-6: Adaptive Techniques in Wireless Networks: From Adaptive Signal Processing to Cross-Layer Adaptation
Presenter: M. Ibnkahla

T-7: Modulation Frequency Analysis and Modification of Signals
Presenters: Les Atlas, S. Sukittanon, S. Schimmel

T-8: Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: Part I
Presenters: E. Dougherty, A. Tewfik, P.P. Vaidyanathan, and H. Vikalo

T-9: Compressive Sensing Theory & Applications
Presenters: P. Boufounos, J. Romberg, R. Baraniuk

T-10: Multimedia Signal Processing on Processors with Many Cores
Presenters: Y. Chen and S.Y. Kung
Monday Afternoon, March 31

T-11: MIMO Radar
Presenters: R. Blum, A Haimovich, and J. Li

T-12: Algorithms and Architectures for Next-Generation Optical Fiber Communications: A New Frontier for Signal Processing
Presenters: A. Singer and N. Shanbhag

T-13: Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology: Part II
Presenters: E. Dougherty, A. Tewfik, P.P. Vaidyanathan, and H. Vikalo

T-14: Networking Cognitive Radios for Dynamic Spectrum Access
Presenters: Qing Zhao and A. Swami

T-15: Biometric System Security
Presenters: A. Vetro and N. Memon
Monday Evening, March 31

Offered free of charge to ICASSP attendees. Sign-up is required; click title for more information.

T-16: Authoring in Connexions: Open-Source Publishing for the New Millenium
Presenters: Douglas L. Jones and Catherine A. Schmidt-Jones

ICASSP Show & Tell

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Wednesday, April 2, 14:00 – 17:00, Augustus Ballroom

ICASSP 2008 will be holding its first Show & Tell event that will include demonstrations of latest innovations by research groups in industry, academia and government.

Table 1: Real-time Fire and Smoke Detection in Video
B. Ugur Toreyin and A. Enis Cetin; Bilkent University

Table 2: Virtual Lighting for Video Conferencing
Zicheng Liu, Cha Zhang, Zhengyou Zhang; Microsoft Research

Table 3: GPGPU and Multi-core Acceleration of BLAS Linear Algebra
Shawn McCaslin, Sam Shearman and Lalo Perez; National Instruments

Table 4: Human Motion Event Detection using PIR Sensor
Onay Urfalioglu and Enis Cetin; Bilkent University

Table 5: WARP, a Modular Signal Processing Testbed for Configurable High-Speed Wireless Systems
Predrag Radosavljevic and Joseph R. Cavallaro; Rice University

Table 6: TANOR: A Tool for Accelerating N-body Simulations on Reconfigurable Platform
Jungsub Kim, Prasanth Mangalagiri, Kevin Irick, Mahmut Kandemir, Vijay Narayanan; Pennsylvania State University, Lanping Deng, Kanwaldeep Sobti, Chaitali Chakrabarti; Arizona State University, Nikos Pitsianis, Xiaobai Sun; Duke University

Table 7: Real-Time Audio-Visual Automatic Speech Recognizer
G. Papandreou, A. Katsamanis, and P. Maragos; National Technical University of Athens, A. Potamianos and M. Perakakis; Technical University of Crete

Table 8: Applying fast affine projection to voice separation and echo cancellation
Heping Ding; National Research Council Canada

Table 9: Speech Dasher – A Novel Interface for Correcting Speech Recognition Errors
Keith Vertanen and David MacKay; Cambridge University

Table 10: IBM Speech-to-Speech Translation
Y. Gao, Y. Abdel-Haleem, M. Cmejrek, J. Cui, X. Cui, Y. Deng, L. Gu, S. Maskey, R. Sarikaya, D. Wang, B. Xiang, J. Xue, R. Zhang, W. Zhang, B. Zhou, W. Zhu; IBM

Table 11: Online Speaker Identification in Meetings – Demo and Applications
Oriol Vinyals and Gerald Friedland; ICSI – Berkeley

Table 12: RN-SPIKES: A Biological Way to Solve the Pattern Recognition Problem
J. Bergeron, M. Parenteau, J. Lavoie, H.A. Hoang, R. Pichevar, J. Rouat, S. Loiselle, V. Lapointe, and J. Bélanger; University of Sherbrooke

Table 13: Adaptive, real-time, software-only video compression and transmission
Glen Abousleman, Wei-Jung Chien, Lina Karam; General Dynamics C4 Systems

Table 14: Multimodal Voice Search for Interactive Media
Michael Johnston, Bernard Renger, Harry Chang, Iker Arizmendi, Harry Blanchard, Horst Schroeter, Mazin Gilbert; AT&T

Table 15: A POMDP-Based Dialogue Management System for the TownInfo Domain
Blaise Thomson and Steve Young; Cambridge University

Table 16: Commercial Spoken Dialog Systems for Automated Technical Support: Design, Management, and Behavior control
Roberto Pieraccini; SpeechCycle

Table 17: An interactive PC based VoIP Demo based on multiple codecs
A. Ryan Heidari; Qualcomm Incorporated

Table 18: Speech “event” modification: morphing of speech sounds
Jont Allen, Marion Regnier, Sandeep Phatak, Feipeng Li; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Table 19: BBN Broadcast Monitoring System
Prem Natarajan, Sean Colbath, Daniel Kiecza, Daben Liu, John Makhoul, Scott Shepard, Amit Srivastava; BBN

Table 20: BBN TransTalk
Prem Natarajan, Frederick Choi, Chia-Lin Kao, Kriste Krstovski, Ehry Macrostie, Christine Moran, Rohit Prasad, Shirin Saleem, Dave Stallard, Krishnakumar Subramanian; BBN

Table 21: A Small USB-Based Microphone Array for Speech Recognition
Qi (Peter) Li and Wei Li; Li Creative Technologies, Inc.

Table 22: Multi-lingual Speech-to-speech Translation System on Mobile Phone and Handheld PC
Satoshi Nakamura, Eiichiro Sumita, Tohru Shimizu, Yutaka Ashikari, Shigeki Matsuda, Hideo Okuma, Konstantin Markov, Sakriani Sakti; NICT/ATR, Japan

Table 23: Single-Pixel Imaging using Compressive Sensing
Marco F. Duarte, Dharmpal Takhar, Jason N. Laska, Ting Sun, Petros Boufounos, Kevin F. Kelly, Richard G. Baraniuk; Rice University

Table 24: Sparco: Rapid Prototyping and Benchmarking in Compressed Sensing
E. van den Berg, M. P. Friedlander, G. Hennenfent, F. J. Herrmann, R. Saab and O. Yilmaz; University of British Columbia

Table 25: Limited Feedback and Side Information in MIMO Multihop Wireless Networks
Robert C. Daniels, Ketan Mandke, Scott Nettles, and Robert W. Heath, Jr.; University of Texas at Austin

Table 26: Open Interface platform for multimodal applications prototyping
Jean-Yves Lionel Lawson and Benoit Macq; Universite Catholique de Louvain

Table 27: Turkish Sign Language Dictionary
Oya Aran, Ismail Ari, Erinc Dikici, Siddika Parlak, Lale Akarun, Murat Saraclar; Bogazici University

Housing

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The ICASSP rooms are subject to availability, and the block has quickly filled. The $185 room rate has sold out for all but two nights: April 1 and April 2. There are no more rooms available at the conference rate on any other nights during the conference.

The Conference Hotel for ICASSP 2008 is
CAESARS PALACE
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 731-7110

ICASSP 2008 has secured a special rate of $185.00 for our attendees staying in the Classic Guest Room of Caesar’s Palace (Note: The online room reservation system also offers other types of rooms at varying rates). This rate is per guestroom, per night, single or double occupancy. There will also be an additional charge for Clark County Room Tax. Additional persons will be charged at a rate of $30.00 per person, per night, with a maximum of three persons per guestroom. The cut-off date for receiving this rate is March 7, 2008. Please make your reservations before that date. After March 7, 2008, the Hotel will charge their prevailing hotel rate.

Please note – traveling from one hotel to another in Las Vegas can be very expensive and time consuming. Going from Caesars to either end of the strip may take as long as 20 minutes and the cab fare may be as high as $20, depending on time of day and traffic. Walking from hotel to hotel can also take 20 minutes or more.

Please take this into consideration when making your hotel choice for ICASSP 2008.

To make your reservations, go to:

https://www.harrahs.com/CheckGroupAvailability.do?propCode=CLV&groupCode=SCICA8

You may also call the hotel at 1-800-634-6661 to make your reservations.

Centrally located on the strip, Caesars Palace is a must-see destination resort celebrating the glory of Rome. The Classic Guest Rooms, a Caesars Palace original, range in size from 300 – 400 square feet and are found within the Forum, Roman and Centurion Towers. Featuring a wealth of standard amenities, these bedchambers exude a cool, only-in-Vegas vibe with your choice of one king or two double beds. Classic guest rooms include a cozy sitting area, wardrobe closet and the signature Caesars-style marble bathroom.

All reservations must be guaranteed with a deposit for the first nights guestroom and tax charge. If your reservation is guaranteed to a credit card, a first night’s guestroom and tax charge, per guestroom, will be billed immediately to the cardholder’s account.

You should make every effort to inform the Hotel in advance of any changes to your planned length of stay. Attendees will be charged an early departure fee of one (1) night’s room and tax.

Caesars Palace accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diners Club.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm (Monday – Thursday) and 5:00 pm (Friday – Sunday). Checkout time is 11 am. Any departures after 11 am are subject to the full day charge.

Student Travel Grants

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Limited student travel grants supported by Office of Naval Research will be available. Students with first authored paper(s) can submit applications using the form below. The students’ advisors can provide recommendation letters through this page independently.

The deadline for submitting both student applications and advisor recommendations is February 15, 2008.
Students

The deadline for submitting travel grant applications has passed. No new applications are being accepted at this time.

After applying, you will receive an email containing an application ID number and an access code. The ID and access code can be given to advisors who will use them to submit recommendation letters supporting your application.
Advisors/Faculty

You will need an application ID and access code from your student in order to submit a recommendation letter.

The deadline for submitting travel grant recommendation letters has passed. No new letters are being accepted at this time.

Meeting Schedule

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Monday, March 31
12:00 – 13:00
Meeting: Chapters Congress Luncheon     Claudius 1
13:00 – 17:00
Meeting: Chapters Congress Meeting     Claudius 2
14:00 – 17:00
Meeting: Student Awards Meeting     Naples

Tuesday, April 1
12:30 – 14:00
Meeting: Signal Processing Letters Editorial Board     Palermo
Meeting: Signal Processing Magazine Editorial Board     Milan
Meeting: Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing TC     Genoa
Meeting: Transactions on Signal Processing Editorial Board     Messina
Meeting: Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing Editorial Board     Capri
Meeting: Transactions on Information Forensics and Security Editorial Board     Naples
Meeting: Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing     Anzio

Wednesday, April 2
07:00 – 08:30
Meeting: Awards Board     Messina
Meeting: Signal Processing Education TC     Anzio
Meeting: Standing Committee on Industry DSP Technology     Genoa
11:30 – 13:00
Meeting: Audio and Electroacoustics TC     Genoa
Meeting: Bio Imaging and Signal Processing TC     Messina
Meeting: Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing TC     Naples
Meeting: Signal Processing Theory and Methods TC     Palermo
Meeting: Information Forensics and Security TC     Anzio
Meeting: Multimedia Signal Processing TC     Milan
18:00 – 19:00
Meeting: Publications Board Dinner     Naples
19:00 – 23:00
Meeting: Publications Board Meeting     Palermo

Thursday, April 3
11:30 – 13:00
Meeting: Executive Committee     Milan
Meeting: Signal Processing for Communications TC     Genoa
Meeting: Speech and Language Processing TC     Messina
Meeting: ICASSP to ICASSP     Naples
17:30 – 19:00
Meeting: Machine Learning for Signal Processing TC     Anzio
18:00 – 19:00
Meeting: Conference Board Dinner     Naples
19:00 – 23:00
Meeting: Conference Board Meeting     Genoa

Friday, April 4
07:00 – 08:30
Meeting: Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems TC     Naples
Meeting: Long Range Planning and Implementation Committee     Milan
11:30 – 13:00
Meeting: Technical Directions Board     Messina
13:00 – 14:00
Meeting: Audio and Electroacoustics TC Review     Anzio
14:15 – 15:15
Meeting: Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems TC Review     Anzio
15:30 – 16:30
Meeting: Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing TC Review     Anzio
16:45 – 17:45
Meeting: Industry DSP Technology Standing Committee Review     Anzio
18:00 – 19:00
Meeting: Machine Learning for Signal Processing TC Review     Anzio

Saturday, April 5
08:00 – 09:00
Meeting: Board of Governors Breakfast     Majestium
09:00 – 17:00
Meeting: Board of Governors Meeting     Regalium
12:00 – 13:00
Meeting: Board of Governors Luncheon     Majestium

Plenary Talks

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All plenary talks will be held in the Tiberius ballroom.
PLEN-1: A Review of Radio Frequency Identification Systems — Present Status, Design Challenges and Future Outlook

Presented by: Raj Mittra, Pennsylvania State University
Date: Tuesday, April 1

PLEN-2: From Mind to Matter: Using Brain Waves to link Thoughts and Action

Presented by: Nitish Thakor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Date: Wednesday, April 2

PLEN-3: Unlocking Knowledge, Opening Minds — The MIT OpenCourseWare Experience

Presented by: Dick K.P. Yue, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: Thursday, April 3

PLEN-4: Media Signal Processing in Cell Phones — An Amazing Story

Presented by: Peter Kroon, Infineon Technologies
Date: Friday, April 4