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Activity Update from the DISPS TC

Warren J. GrossZhiyuan YanContributed by Zhiyuan Yan and Warren J. Gross
(Vice-Chair and Chair of the DISPS TC)

The Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems Technical Committee (DISPS TC) has the mission to promote and support activities of the IEEE Signal Processing Society in the areas of: i) design, development and implementation of signal processing systems; ii) design of algorithms with implementation in mind and iii) design of software tools and methodologies to support the design of signal processing systems.

The TC holds biannual meetings. The spring meeting is held at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), which is the flagship conference of the Signal Processing Society. The fall meeting is held at the TC’s annual IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS). The TC is responsible for organizing the SiPS workshop as well as reviews of papers for both SiPS and the Design and Implementation of Signal Processing Systems (DISPS) track of ICASSP.

The technical committee currently has 31 Members, an Advisory Board, and Affiliate Members. New members for the TC will be selected in the Fall for the next 3-year term starting in January 2015. There will be several positions to be filled. The call for nominations will be announced in September 2014 on the DISPS web page. More information about the requirements for membership and the procedures for nomination are available on the TC’s membership webpage.


The TC is represented at the DISPS track of ICASSP 2014 in Florence, Italy. This year the DISPS track received a good number of submissions (98), and a total of 46 accepted papers were organized in one lecture sessions and three poster sessions. The DISPS ICASSP submissions have followed an increasing trend since 2007.

The DISPS TC’s flagship event for this year, the 2014 IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS 2014) will be held in Belfast, United Kingdom from Oct. 20-22, 2014. The submission deadline is May 9, 2014. The General Chair will be John McCanny and Program Chairs Maire O’Neill and John McAllister, all from Queen’s University Belfast, UK. Prof. McCanny and Prof. McAllister are past and current TC members, respectively. In 2015, SiPS will be held in Hangzhou, China, and the General Chairs will be Chaitali Chakrabarti (Arizona State University, US) and Nam Ling (Santa Clara University, US) and the Program Chairs Zhiyuan Yan (Lehigh University, US) and Min Li (IMEC vzw, Belgium). All of them are current or past DISPS members. The 2016 SiPS will be held in Dallas, US, and the General Chairs will be Marilyn Wolf (Georgia Tech, US) and Manish Goel (Texas Instruments, US) and the Program Chairs Joe Cavallaro (Rice University, US) and Zhongfeng Wang (Broadcom Corp., US). All of them are past or current TC members.

The DISPS TC is organizing a symposium on data flow algorithms and architecture for signal processing systems in the second edition of the new SPS flagship event, the IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP). This year’s GlobalSIP will be held in Atlanta, GA Dec. 3-5 2014. The General Chairs of the symposium are Warren Gross (McGill University, Canada) and Jorn Janneck (Lund University, Sweden), and the Technical Program Chairs are Joseph Cavallaro (Rice University, US) and Zhiyuan Yan (Lehigh University, US). The deadline for submissions is May 16, 2014.


Zhiyuan Yan continues as the Area Editor responsible for the DIS EDICS in IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and John McAllister as Associate Editor. Philippe Coussy, Lei Wang, Tokunbo Ogunfunmi, Mohammad Mansour, and Xiaokang Yang continue as Associate Editors for IEEE Signal Processing Letters.


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