Conference overview

ICASSP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing

Plenary Speakers

Sir David John Spiegelhalter

Understanding Uncertainty

University of Cambridge, UK

Tuesday 14th May 2019 (AM)

“Handling Uncertainty”

Corinna Cortes

Machine Learning

Google Research, New York, US

Tuesday 14th May 2019 (PM)

“Machine Learning at Google”

Mischa Dohler

Wireless Communications

King’s College, London - UK

Wednesday 15th May 2019 (AM)

“Internet of Skills – Where 5G, Robotics and AI Meet”

Today’s internet, accessed by fixed and mobile networks, allows us to transmit files, voice and video across the planet. With the emergence of an ultra-responsive and reliable ‘Tactile Internet,’ advanced techniques in robotics and artificial intelligence, we predict the emergence of an ‘Internet of Skills’ which allows the transmission of labor globally. It will invoke an important shift from content-delivery to skillset-delivery networks, where engineers would service cars or surgeons performing critical operations anywhere on the planet. For this to work, however, we require some fundamental laws of physics to be “reengineered.” This keynote will discuss the vision, technology and building blocks for said emerging Internet of Skills. I will deep-dive into some of these building blocks, such as 5G and its ability to deliver ultra-low latency networking capabilities as well as open challenges from a signal processing point of view.

Affiliations & Contact:
Prof Mischa Dohler
Chair Professor, King's College London
Fellow, IEEE RAEng & Royal Society of Arts
Cofounder, Worldsensing

Mobile: +44 7873 252 444

Herman Ney

Speech Processing

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Tuesday 17th May 2019 (AM)


Wiener Prize Winner

Tuesday 16th May 2019 (AM)


Tutorial proposals in all areas of signal processing are warmly invited and encouraged, especially those related to the theme of the conference and to new and emerging topics.

Tutorials will have a duration of 3 hours and will take place at the conference venue on Sunday and Monday, i.e., May 12 and 13, 2019.

Essential Information to be included in a tutorial proposal:

1. Title of the tutorial.

2. Presenter name(s), contact information, short biography, and selected publications.

3. A summary of presenter’s previous tutorial delivery experience.

4. The rationale for the tutorial including the importance, timeliness, and novelty of the tutorial and how it can introduce new ideas, topics and tools to the SP community.

5. A detailed description of the tutorial outlining the topics and subtopics covered.

6. A statement of any previous or related versions of this tutorial.

Tutorial proposals will be peer-reviewed based on the above information.

Please contact [updated soon] with any inquiries.

Submissions can be made through the ICASSP 2019 tutorial webpage.

Important dates

October 22, 2018 Tutorial proposals submission deadline
30 November 2018 Notification of acceptance

Tutorials - chair

Patrick Naylor

Imperial College London, UK

Dave Bull

University of Bristol, UK

Mark Plumbley

University of Surrey, UK

Special sessions

The program for ICASSP 2019 will include Special Sessions that complement the traditional program with new and emerging topics of interest to the signal-processing community, especially those in line with our theme of Empowering Science and Technology for Humankind​. The aim of a special session is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art as well as to highlight current research directions and challenges in specific fields of signal processing.

Prospective organizers of Special Sessions should submit proposals indicating:

  • Title of the Special Session
  • Motivation, indicating the novelty of the topic and why it is timely.
  • Short biography of the organizers
  • List of six (6) contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract of each contribution). Each organizer may not contribute more than one paper, and organizers should contact the authors of contributed papers and secure their participation prior to submission of the proposal.

Only a maximum of three organizers per Special Session is permitted.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness and attractiveness of the topic as well as on the quality of the organizers and the authors of the contributed papers.

Special session proposals are due by August 18, 2018, and notification of accepted proposals will be on September 10, 2018. As with regular conference papers, five page papers for approved Special Sessions must be submitted by October 29, 2018.

The papers in each accepted Special Session will undergo a review process identical to that of regular papers. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session papers meet ICASSP quality standards. In case a paper in a Special Session does not meet the expected quality, it will be rejected, and an effort will be made to draw papers from the regular-submission process to fill the gap. If too few papers for a given Special Session are accepted in the review process, and we are unable to find suitable substitutes from the regular review pool, the Special Session may be cancelled—in such a case, the accepted papers from a cancelled Special Session will be placed into the regular program.

Inquiries about Special Sessions can be sent to

Important dates

August 20, 2018 Submission of Special Session Proposals
September 10, 2018 Notification of Special Session Proposals Acceptance

Special sessions - chair

Prof Stephan Weiss

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Prof. Simon Godsill

Signal Processing and Communications


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