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Upcoming Conferences


ICASSP 2017: 05-09 March 2017

icassp_2017From 05 to 09 March 2017, the 42nd International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2017) will be held in the Hilton Conference Centre in New Orleans, USA.

The theme of the ICASSP 2017 is “The Internet of Signals”, which is the real technology and world behind the Internet of Things. The conference will feature international speakers, tutorials, exhibits, lectures and poster sessions from around the world, and will cover a very broad range of topics (see website).

The forum will provide an opportunity for MSc/PhD students in the fields of electronics, circuits, and embedded systems to present their thesis/dissertation research (completed in the last year), including work in progress within the topics of interest for ICASSP 2017.  To encourage interaction among the MSc/PhD students and researchers from academia, industry, and government, the forum will be organized as a poster session. A two-page paper on the thesis work will appear in the conference proceedings.

Important dates:

  • 12 Sep 2016: Submission of regular papers
  • 15 Oct 2016: MSc/PhD papers due
  • 15 Oct 2016: Demo proposals due
  • 21 Nov 2016: Registration for Signal Processing Letters papers
  • 30 Nov 2016: Notification of acceptance of MSc/PhD papers
  • 30 Nov 2016: Notification of acceptance of demos
  • 12 Dec 2016: Notification of paper acceptance
  • 09 Jan 2017: Author registration

You can find out more about the event on their website.


RadarConf 2017: 08-12 May 2017

From 08 to 12 May 2017, the 2017 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf ‘17, will be held for the first time in Seattle, Washington.

With the theme of “100 Years of Innovation”, it celebrates a century of aerospace and radar creativity in the beautiful Puget Sound, from the co-invention of Pulse Doppler radar, to advances in civil aviation radar, and world-class Remote Sensing research.

Important dates:

  • 01 Aug 2016: Website open for Paper Summaries
  • 15 Nov 2016: Paper Summaries due [new date!]
  • 29 Jan 2017: Notification of Acceptance
  • 10 Mar 2017: Paper Submission due

You can find out more about the event here.


IRS: 28-30 June 2017

irs_2017From 28 to 30 June 2017, the International Radar Symposium (IRS) goes to Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, for the first time. The event is organized by the German Institute of Navigation (DGON) and the University of Defence in Brno in cooperation with ERA a.s. company. The IRS is a forum for both academic and industrial professionals in radar from all over the world.

Important dates:

  • 10 Jan 2017: Submission of extended abstracts/draft papers
  • 20 Feb 2017: Author notifications
  • 15 Apr 2017: Full Paper submission for the proceedings in electronic form

You can find out more about the event here.


SPSympo 2017: 12-14 September 2017

SPS_2016From 12 to 14 September 2017, the Signal Processing Symposium (SPSympo 2017) at Dębe, near Warsaw in Poland.

The main goal of the symposium is to create a forum for students and scientists to present their latest research results and new trends in science and technology, and to exchange ideas during technical and evening sessions.

Important dates:

  • 05 Mar 2017:   Abstract submission
  • 04 May 2017:   Notification for authors
  • 10 Jun 2017:   Early participants’ registration
  • 30 Jun 2017:   Full paper submission

You can find out more about the event here.


RADAR 2017: 23-26 October 2017

From 23 to 26 October 2017, the International Conference on Radar Systems (Radar 2017) will be held at the Belfast Waterfront Conference Centre in the United Kingdom. It is organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Radar 2017 is likely to attract over 400 radar engineers, and will showcase the latest developments in all aspects of radar systems for civil, security and defence applications.

Key conference themes:

  • Radar environment and phenomenology
  • Radar systems
  • Remote sensing from airborne or spaceborne systems
  • Waveform design, beamforming and signal processing
  • Emerging radar applications
  • Emerging technologies
  • Advanced sub-systems technologies
  • Computer modeling, simulation and validation
  • Radar management techniques
  • Automatic classification

Important dates:

  • 6 Dec 2016: Draft paper submission deadline
  • 24 Mar 2017: Author notification
  • 21 Apr 2017: Submission of full papers
  • 30 Jun 2017: Author notification
  • 28 July 2017: Author registration

You can find out more about the event here.

Call for Tutorials here.


SKA SA Postgraduate Bursary Conference: 27 November – 1 December 2017

Please diarise these dates. More information will be made available in the coming months.