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Call for Papers

SPCS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

SCOPE

The International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems focus on research and development issues regarding the efficient processing and transmission of data. Interesting data sources include image, audio and speech, biological and medical domains, and sensor output signals. There is a need for inventing new signal processing algorithms to efficiently transform the signals resulting from these sources into digital data streams, which can then be efficiently transmitted from one location to another using advanced communication systems.

CONFERENCE AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. IMAGE PROCESSING
2. AUDIO AND SPEECH SIGNAL PROCESSING
3. BIOMEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
4. COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS


AREA 1: IMAGE PROCESSING


  • Adaptive Systems
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Multimedia Communication Systems
  • Time-frequency Analysis
  • Wavelet Signal Processing

AREA 2: AUDIO AND SPEECH SIGNAL PROCESSING


  • Adaptive Systems
  • Audio and Speech Signal Processing
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Digital Filter Design and Implementation
  • Multimedia Communication Systems
  • Time-frequency Analysis
  • Wavelet Signal Processing

AREA 3: BIOMEDICAL SIGNAL PROCESSING


  • Biomedical Signal Processing
  • Detection and Estimation
  • Remote Sensing and Signal Processing
  • Time-frequency Analysis
  • Biomedical Sensors

AREA 4: COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS


  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Signal Processing in Communications
  • Space-time cOding
  • Spread Spectrum and CDMA Systems
  • Ultra Wide-Band Communications
  • Wireless and Mobile Networks
  • Channel Measurements and Modeling
  • Coding and Modulation Techniques
  • Communication Systems
  • Diversity Techniques
  • Green communications
  • MIMO - Theory and Trials
  • OFDM Technology
  • Optical Communications and Networks

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

SPCS 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 29 - 30 July, 2018

Paper Submission: March 13, 2018
Authors Notification:
May 14, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 28, 2018

Paper Submission: April 27, 2018
Authors Notification:
June 5, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 18, 2018

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: March 28, 2018

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: June 7, 2018
Authors Notification: June 20, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration: July 2, 2018

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 28, 2018

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: June 22, 2018

Demos
Demo Proposal: June 22, 2018

Panels
Panel Proposal: June 22, 2018

SECRETARIAT

SPCS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: peccs.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.spcs.peccs.org/

VENUE

Available soon.

PECCS CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

César Benavente-PecesUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Mohammad S. ObaidatFordham University, United States

PROGRAM CHAIR

Andreas AhrensHochschule Wismar, University of Technology Business and Design, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Francesco Amato, Università Magna Graecia di Catanzaro, Italy
Carlos Becker Westphall, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Saddek Bensalem, Verimag Laboratory, France
Jonathon Chambers, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Gordana Jovanovic Dolecek, Institute INAOE, Mexico
Kuldip K. Paliwal, Griffith University, Australia
José Machado, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Arye Nehorai, Washington University in St. Louis, United States
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
George Perry, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Michele Risi, University of Salerno, Italy
Kannan Sankaragomathi, Google Inc., United States
Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Università di Pisa, Italy
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
H. C. So, City University of Hong Kong, China
João Manuel R. S. Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
H. Fatih Ugurdag, Özyegin University, Turkey
Hua-Liang Wei, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Yingwei Yu, Schlumberger, United States

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