Call for Special Sessions
2009 APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference is the inaugural event supported by the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA).
The 2009 APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference will include Special sessions. Their objective is to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics of particular interest to the signal and information processing community that may also cutacross and beyond disciplines traditionally presented in the signal processing area. Special sessions in line with the summit andconference interests relating to signals and information including processing, recognition, classification, communications,networking, computing, system design, security, implementation, and technology with applications to scientific, engineering, and social areas, are welcome. The first paper in a Special session preferably should serve as an introduction to the concerned topic,aimed at outsiders. This paper may be presented by the organizer, or by another presenter.
Prospective organizers of Special sessions should submit proposals indicating:
- title of the session
- rationale of the need for the Special session at the APSIPA annual and conference. The rationale should stress the novelty of the topic and its multidisciplinary flavor (if any)
- short biography of the organizers
- list of five (5) contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract of each contribution). Organizers should not contribute with more than one paper.
- preliminary full version of the overview paper is desirable. If submitted, it enhances the chances of proposal acceptance.
Proposals are due on or before March 10, 2009 and should be sent via e-mail (in either pdf or plain ascii text form) to the Special sessions chairs, Nobuo Hataoka (firstname.lastname@example.org), Antonio Ortega (email@example.com), Kosin Chamnongthai (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Jiwu Huang (email@example.com). Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, the qualifications of the organizers and the authors of the papers proposed in the sessions, the balance of the topics across the technical areas, and the presence and quality of the overview paper.
Notification of acceptance will be sent to the organizers by March 20, 2009. Authors of papers included in successful proposals should submit a manuscript on or before March 31, 2009. Manuscript should conform the formatting and electronic submission guideline defined by the APSIPA summit and conference. They will undergo peer review. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special session meets the APSIPA summit and conference quality standards. If, at the end of the review process, less than four (4) papers are accepted, the session will be cancelled and accepted papers will be moved to regular sessions.
Important Due Dates and Author’s Schedule:
Proposals for Special Session: March 10, 2009
Proposals for Forum, Panel and Tutorial Sessions: April 15, 2009 (extended)
Deadline for Submission of Full Papers in Regular Sessions: April 15, 2009 (extended)
Deadline for Submission of Full Papers in Special Sessions: April 30, 2009 (extended)
Notification of Acceptance: July 1, 2009
Deadline for Submission of Camera Ready Papers: August 1, 2009
Tutorial Session (Hokkaido University) Date: October 4, 2009
Conference dates: October 5 - 7, 2009
Submission of Papers:
Prospective authors are invited to submit short papers up to four (4) pages and all papers will be for oral presentation at the Special sessions.
Sadaoki Furui (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Meng-Hwa Er (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Yoshikazu Miyanaga (Hokkaido University, Japan)
K. J. Ray Liu (University of Maryland, USA)
Technical Program co-Chairs
Hitoshi Kiya (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan); Signal Processing Track
Tomoaki Ohtsuki (Keio University, Japan); Communications Track
Mark Liao (Academia Sinica, Taiwan); Computer/Information Track
Takao Onoye (Osaka University, Japan); Circuits and Systems/VLSI Track
Wan-Chi Siu (Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong)
Xinhua Zhuang (University of Missouri , USA)
Waleed Abdulla (University of Auckland , New Zealand)
Panel Session co-Chairs
Kiyoharu Aizawa (Tokyo University, Japan)
Min Wu (University of Maryland , USA)
Ling Guan (Ryerson University , Canada)
Special Session co-Chairs
Nobuo Hataoka (Tohoku Institute of Tech., Japan)
Antonio Ortega (University of Southern California , USA)
Kosin Chamnongthai (KMUTT , Thailand)
Jiwu Huang (Sun Yat-sen University , China)
Tutorial Session co-Chairs
Thomas Zheng (Tsinghua University , China)
Mrityunjoy Chakraborty (IIT Kharagpur , India)
Subhrakanti Dey (University of Melbourne , Australia)
Helen Meng (Chinese University of Hong Kong , Hong Kong)
Naohisa Ohta (Keio University, Japan)
Susanto Rahardja (I2R A*STAR, Singapore)
Chong-Yung Chi (National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan)
Namsoo Kim (Seoul National University, Korea)
Hideaki Sakai (Kyoto University, Japan)
Ying-Chang Liang (I2R, A*STAR, Singapore)
Yohichi Tohkura (National Institute of Informatics, Japan)
Akira Taguchi (Musahi Institute of Technology, Japan)
Shingo Yoshizawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)