ICASSP - 2019 · Brighton, UK

Committee

ICASSP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications. The 2019 conference will feature world-class presentations by internationally renowned speakers, cutting-edge session topics and provide a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded professionals from around the world.

Organization Committee

General Chairs
Saeid Sanei Nottingham Trent University, UK
Lajos Hanzo University of Southampton, UK
TPC Chairs
Danilo Mandic Imperial College London, UK
Petar M Djuric Stony Brook University, USA
Andrzej Cichocki RIKEN Brain Institute, Japan
Local Arrangements Chairs
Anthony T S Ho University of Surrey, UK
Asoke Nandi Brunel University, UK
Finance Chairs
Clive Cheong Took Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Costas Xydeas Lancaster University, UK
Plenary Sessions Chairs
Jonathon A Chambers University of Leicester, UK
Zoran Cvetkovic King's College London, UK
Geoffrey Li Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Special Sessions Chairs
Simon Godsill University of Cambridge, UK
Stephan Weiss University of Strathclyde, UK
Tutorial Sessions Chairs
Patrick Naylor Imperial College London, UK
Dave Bull University of Bristol, UK
Mark Plumbley University of Surrey, UK
Publication Chairs
Lyudmila Mihaylova University of Sheffield, UK
Wenwu Wang University of Surrey, UK
Steve Elliot University of Southampton, UK
Publicity Chairs
Shujun Li University of Kent, UK
Andreas Jakobsson Lund University, Sweden
Wing-Kuen Ling Guangdong University of Technology, China
Yuexian (Cynthia) Zou Peking University, China
Industrial Liaison
Malcolm MacLeod Qinetiq, UK
Beatrice Pesquet-Popescu Telecom France
See Chong Meng Samson DSO Singapore
European Liaison
Christian Jutten GIPSA Lab, France
Abdelhak Zoubir Darmastadt, Germany
Fulvio Gini Pisa, Italy
Asia Liaison
Chong-Yung Chi Tsing-Hua, Taiwan
Masoud Babaei-Zadeh Sharif, Iran
Africa Liaison
Sunjiv Soyjaudah University of Mauritius, Mauritius
America Liaison
Georgios Giannakis Minnesota, USA
Tulay Adali UMBC, USA
C.-C. Jay Kuo Southern California, USA

About

ICASSP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications. The 2019 conference will feature world-class presentations by internationally renowned speakers, cutting-edge session topics and provide a fantastic opportunity to network with like-minded professionals from around the world.

Hotel Information

The IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech & Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 has been supported by The Brighton Centre to provide and offer you a diverse range of accommodations with competitive prices in Brighton. This is available to you from now through VisitBrighton as an official accommodation booking provider for the ICASSP 2019. To book your accommodation follow the link below
https://book.passkey.com/go/icassp2019

Although the website will be open until May 5th, but you are advised early booking in order to guarantee your preferred hotel.

If you have any queries about accommodation or require assistance with booking your room please contact the Accommodation Bureau via delegates@visitbrighton.com

We look forward to welcoming you to Brighton and Hove for ICASSP 2019 and beyond.

Venue

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From iconic tourist attractions to beach front cool, Brighton is a treasure trove of things to do and places to go. Brighton combines the energy of the city and freedom of the sea. From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums to the seaside fun of Brighton Pier, the Brighton Wheel and the famous pebble beach, Brighton offers something for every walk of life.

Brighton is rated by Lonely Planet as one of the best 10 Beach Cities in the World. Each May the city hosts the Brighton Festival, the largest arts festival in England. Brighton is 30 minutes from the 2nd largest international airport in the UK (Gatwick).

Nowhere else in the UK you can have a big conference and a holiday at the same time!

Conference Venue

ICASSP 2019 will be held at Brighton Conference Centre, flexible venue with a flexible approach to unique and tailored events. Situated on the beachfront within 200 metres of major hotels and restaurants. Centrally located in one of the UK’s most cultural cities. Over 7,500 parking spaces in the centre of the City. 10,000 bedrooms in 150 quality assured hotels all within 20 minute walk of the venue

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Why Brighton Center

  • 2,000m2 primary exhibition space
  • 4,450 plenary meeting capacity
  • 18 syndicate rooms (5 with more than 250 seats + 2 large arena)
  • Side by side to Grand Hotel (including a 600 seat room which can be partitioned)
  • Next to Hotel Metropole (Hilton) with another 4 large size rooms.
  • Restaurants and refreshment on the top floor and outside
  • Right in the middle of town, hotels, and city landmarks.

Travel

Transportation

Getting to Brighton & Hove is easy. It's just under an hour by rail from London and only half an hour from London Gatwick Airport.

The city is also served by a direct rail link from the Eurostar Service at St Pancras, as well as easily accessible from the major ports of Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton and the local port of Newhaven. National Express coaches also regularly service the city.

  • By Plane: All the major London airports are within easy reach of Brighton. London Gatwick to Brighton, for example, is only a 30 minute journey by train. So getting to Brighton from anywhere in the world is surprisingly easy.
  • By Train: If you are travelling from Europe, the Eurostar train arrives from Europe at St Pancras, London, where there are direct trains to Brighton.
  • Rail: 30 minutes by rail from Gatwick International Airport (2nd largest in the UK).
  • From Heathrow: For trains from Heathrow to Brighton, your best bet is to take the London Underground to London Victoria and connect with a mainline train to Brighton. Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington and then the Underground to Victoria. The Heathrow Express is probably quickest but the Underground is the cheaper option. Journey time takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, depending on your chosen route and connection times.
  • From Stansted: Trains to Brighton from Stansted take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. The journey involves two changes, usually at Tottenham Hale for an Underground train to Victoria, where you connect with a mainline train to Brighton.
  • From Luton: First capital Connect offers a regular and direct service to Brighton, which takes approximately 2 hours.
  • By Bus & Coach: Coaches are a cost effective way of travelling to Brighton from almost anywhere in the UK or Europe. They tend to take longer than train journeys of the equivalent route, but are generally clean and comfortable, with onboard toilet facilities.
  • By Car: There are excellent public transport links into Brighton & Hove, but should you decide to drive to the city, the information provided in the link should help you plan your journey.
To get around the city, you should rely on public transportation. Public transportation in Brighton consist of mainly busses.

VISA

Please check here, if you need a visa to enter the UK.

  • Nationals of the EU, Switzerland, and EEA countries will not need a visa, and are free to work and conduct business in the UK.
  • Nationals from some designated countries such as USA may travel for tourist or business purposes under a visa exemption. The link above will detail what documents you need to provide in order to travel under a visa exemption.
  • Other nationals will need a visa.

If you need a visa:
A standard visitor visa will be sufficient for the large majority of conference speakers and attendees - https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa/overview.

You can apply for a Standard Visitor visa if you want to visit the UK for business-related activities, eg: you’re coming to the UK for a conference, meeting or training.

IEEE ICASSP will provide you with a letter demonstrating the purpose of your visit, confirming that you are attending the conference during 12 - 17 May, 2019 at the Brighton, UK. You are also advised to prepare a letter from your employer, confirming your job title and duties, and that you are attending IEEE ICASSP conference.

When to apply for visa?
The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. You can apply on 13 Feb 2019 if you are entering the UK on 11 May 2019. We most strongly encourage you to apply not earlier, but also not later. You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks. The UK government publishes guide processing times for each country - https://www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times/.