Technical Program Overview
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Sir David John Spiegelhalter
University of Cambridge, UK
Tuesday 14th May 2019 (AM)
Google Research, New York, US
Tuesday 14th May 2019 (PM)
“Machine Learning at Google”
Internet of Skills – Where 5G, Robotics and AI Meet
Wednesday 15th May 2019 (11.30-12.30)
John R. Treichler
The 2018 Norbert Wiener Society Award
Applied Signal Technology Inc., US
Thursday 16th May 2019 (10:30-11:30)
40 years of automatic speech recognition: from statistical decision theory to deep learning
Friday 17th May 2019 (11:00-12:00)
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.
Tutorial proposals have now been accepted, 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.
Accepted Tutorial Sessions
|Tutorial Details||Tutorial Title||Schedule|
|Personalising Sound Over Loudspeakers||Sun PM|
|Data augmentation techniques for deep learning||Sun PM|
|Unlocking new Dimensions in Radio-based Positioning “5G Localization”||Sun PM|
|Inverse problems in image restoration: from basic principles to current deep-learning trends||Sun PM|
|Quantum Communications : Signal Processing meets Entanglement||Mon AM|
|Signal processing for vehicular systems||Mon AM|
|Cross-Modal Music Retrieval and Applications||Mon AM|
|Learning Nonlinear and Dynamic Connectivity and Processes over Graphs||Mon AM|
|Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events||Mon PM|
|Sketching Tools for Big Data Signal Processing||Mon PM|
|Signal Processing and Beyond Using Deep Generative Models||Mon PM|
|Unlocking the potential of smart meter data via signal and information processing||Mon PM|
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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.
Special Sessions, 2019
|Signal processing for body sensor networks||Anomaly Detection in Acoustic Signals, Images, Video, and Sensor Data Streams|
|Deep Learning for Medical Imaging||3D Vision and Its Applications|
|Recent Advances in the Active Control of Sound||Nonlinear Inverse Problems and Matrix Factorization|
|Advanced Signal Processing for Non-intrusive Load Monitoring||Machine Learning for Multimedia Communications and Computing|
|Signal processing for multimedia security, privacy and trust||Wildlife Bioacoustics and Adaptive Signal Processing|
|Challenges and Perspectives in spike-based sensing and processing||Half a century of adaptive and statistical signal processing education|
|Traditional and Emerging Signal Processing Teaching Practices||Perceptually motivated signal processing: data, algorithms and evaluation|
|Signal and Image Processing for Environmental Monitoring and Protection||Learning Methods in Complex and Hypercomplex Domains|
|Artificial Intelligence based Human-Machine Conversation technology for Interactive Education||Deep Learning for Multimedia Forensics|
|Parahermitian Matrix Factorisations and their Applications||Signal Processing for Emerging Wireless Hardware Architectures|
|Signal Processing for Smart City Applications and the Internet of Things||Anomaly Detection and Intent Inference in Object Tracking|
|Cross-modal Semantic Segmentation, Search and Knowledge Discovery||Multimodal Representation Learning for Language Generation and Understanding|
|Advances in structured and constrained low-‐rank approximations||Emerging Methods for Multi-sensor Data Fusion and Tracking|
|Using AI and Signal Processing to empower human learning||Communications and Radar Transmission: Coexistence and Beyond|
|Robust Distributed Computing||AI for Sound: A Session Honoring Jan Larsen|
|Neural Networks for Signal Processing Applications||Image and Video Processing for Public Security Applications|
|Recent Advances in Signal Processing for Large-Scale Computational Imaging||Signal Processing for Sensing, Information Fusion, and Situational Awareness in Autonomous Systems|
|Statistical Signal Processing for Smart Grid Applications||Tensor-based machine learning for multi-dimensional signal processing|
|Signal Processing for Big Data||Machine Learning for Communications|
|Acoustic scene analysis and tracking for time-varying reverberant environments||Emerging Quantum Signal Processing Paradigms|
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Signal Processing Cup (SP Cup)
IEEE Signal Processing Cup
Monday, 13 May 2019 - 16:30-18:00
The Signal Processing Cup (SP Cup) student competition, presented by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, gives students the opportunity to work together to solve real-life problems using signal processing methods. After students submit their work, three final teams are selected to present their work and compete for the grand prize at ICASSP 2019!
Interested in competing? See the competition guidelines below! The submission deadline is 28 February 2019.
While only the final three teams will be competing at ICASSP 2019, all are welcome to watch the students present their work during the final competition. Join us and come see the action!
IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2019: Search & Rescue with Drone-Embedded Sound Source Localization
For full competition details, eligibility requirements, and team registration, visit the IEEE Signal Processing Society website.
The IEEE Signal Processing Society proudly announces the sixth edition of the Signal Processing Cup: an audio-based search and rescue challenge using drones.
The goal of this competition is for teams to build a system capable of localizing a sound source based on audio recordings made with a microphone array embedded in an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also called drone. Teams will use their signal processing expertise to process the audio signals in ordered to extract relevant spatial cues to estimate the direction of arrival of a speech source. Key challenges are the large amount of noise present in the recordings due to the UAV's rotors and wind, and the dynamics of realistic flights, involving fast movements.
The competition will consist of two stages; an open competition that any eligible team can participate in and an invitation-only final competition. Teams participating in the open competition must submit their entries no later than February 28, 2019. The three teams with the highest performance in the open competition will be selected as finalists and will be invited to participate in the final competition. Finalists will be announced on March 20, 2019. The three teams invited to participate in the final competition will be judged at ICASSP 2019, which will be held May 12-17, 2019.
UAVs have been of increasing influence in recent years. Search and rescue scenarios where humans in emergency situations need to be quickly found in areas difficult to access constitute an important field of application for this technology. Drones have already been used in places like Haiti and the Philippines to map areas after a natural disaster, using high-resolution embedded cameras (see this recent United Nation report: http://tiny.cc/xmy0zy). On the other hand, whenever there is a lack of visual feedback due to bad lighting conditions (night, fog, etc.) or occlusions, audio signals could be of critical help to localize people in emergency. While sound source localization is a long-standing signal processing research topic, the unique challenges introduced by UAV search and rescue are at the heart of this IEEE signal processing cup edition. Detailed information about the competition can be found throughout this webpage.
To access data and ask technical questions, please enroll this project using the following steps:
- Go to piazza.com and click "Students Get Started"
- Search Schools: "IEEE SPS"
- Selected Term: "Other"
- Class 1: "SPCUP 2019: IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2019"
- Class Access Code: "spcup2019"
You'll then be able to ask questions either as public inquiries to the SP Cup 2019 community or via private messages to the organizers.
Submission deadline: February 28, 2019This competition is sponsored by MathWorks®.
Student Career Luncheon
Student Career Luncheon
Thursday, 16 May 2019 - 12:00-15:00
Are you a student or new graduate ready to take the leap to building your career? Join us at the Student Career Luncheon at ICASSP 2019! Hosted by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the Student Career Luncheon connects eligible students and graduates with industry representatives to explore job opportunities within their companies. Attendees have the chance to meet with representatives and learn about job openings, while recruiters can meet potential talent and conduct on-site interviews. Registration is free for students, but application and acceptance is required for attendance.
Is your company attending ICASSP and hoping to recruit new talent? Consider sponsoring the Student Career Luncheon for the opportunity to meet the bright, emerging minds launching their signal processing careers. Interested in learning more? Fill out the sponsor interest form!
Young Professionals Development Workshop
Join the SPS Young Professionals and Present Your Science’s Melissa Marshall for a two-part workshop on how to create engaging, dynamic presentations that effectively communicate the impact of your work to a broader audience. During two sessions, you’ll learn how to use practical content strategies and visuals to transform your presentations, making your work more memorable throughout all areas of your career. Space is limited, so register now!
Price: $15/session, $25 for a two-session bundle
Monday, 13 May 2019, Session 1 - Powerful Presentations, 3:30-5:00 PM
- Teach participants to enact an audience-centered speaking approach.
- Help participants understand which scientific details to emphasize in their presentation and which details to filter out.
- Equip participants with content strategies to engage their audience in the story of their science.
- Show participants an easy to use structure to give a short and engaging Elevator Pitch about their work.
Monday, 13 May 2019, Session 2 - Transforming Slide Design, 5:30-7:00 PM
- Transform the way participants think about slides in a scientific presentation.
- Equip participants to understand and enact the assertion evidence slide design in their own talks to make their scientific presentations more understandable, memorable, and engaging.
- Teach practical strategies for improved "framing" slides such as title, agenda, and conclusion slide.
- Give improved techniques for pre-read and handout documents.
Want more information? Contact the SPS Young Professionals Subcommittee at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Women in Signal Processing
Women in Signal Processing Panel Discussion:
IEEE Fellow and Beyond: How to Get There
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 12:00-2:00 PM
Join the IEEE Women in Signal Processing Committee for lunch followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with distinguished SPS members as they shed light on the IEEE Fellow elevation process, including how to start preparing years ahead before you may think you should. Panelists to be announced soon!
For any panel related questions, please contact Women in Signal Processing Committee Chair, Namrata Vaswani .
Add your name to the new Women in Signal Processing Directory and join the WISP mailing list! Visit the WISP website to learn more.