Call for Papers


Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers, with up to four pages of technical content (references may be listed on a fifth page). Submission instructions, templates, and formatting guidelines can be found on the Paper submission page. All accepted papers must be presented at the workshop in order to be included in the proceedings. There will be best student paper awards.

Download the call for papers

Submission Areas

We invite the submission of original research papers on topics including, but not limited to, the following areas:

Foundations, methods, and algorithms Application areas
Detection and estimation theory Bioinformatics and genomics
Machine learning and pattern recognition Big data
Signal separation methods Signal processing for the internet of things
Data driven methods Array processing, radar, and sonar
Bayesian techniques Communication systems and networks
Sampling and reconstruction Sensor networks
Signal and system modeling Information forensics and security
Adaptive signal processing Medical and biomedical imaging
Distributed signal processing Social networks
Signal processing over graphs and networks Smart grids and industrial applications
Optimization Geoscience
Sparsity-aware processing Astrophysics

Important Dates

Submission of proposals for special sessions 24 November 2017
Notification of acceptance of special sessions 8 December 2017
Submission of full papers
26 January 2018
6 February 2018 (no further extensions)
Requests to present Signal Processing Letters 16 March 2018
Notification of paper acceptance
23 March 2018
27 March 2018
Signal Processing Society travel grant applications 13 April 2018
Registration and camera-ready papers 20 April 2018
Special hotel rate expires 27 April 2018
17 May 2018
Workshop begins 10 June 2018

Special Session Proposals

We are seeking original, high quality proposals for special sessions, to be included in the technical program along with the regular track. Special sessions are expected to address research in focused, emerging, or interdisciplinary areas of particular interest, not covered already by traditional SSP sessions.

Before submitting a proposal, please consider the following. Each special session should consist of 6-9 papers. Your proposal must include a list of contributors, so before submitting your proposal, please check with them and make sure that they agree to submit a paper. Special session proposals are due by 24 November 2017, and acceptance notifications will be sent out by 8 December 2017. If your proposal is accepted, your contributors will be required to submit their paper by the regular paper deadline (26 January 2018, 6 February 2018). Special session papers will go through the regular review process. Hence, your contributors may need to begin preparing their papers before your proposal is accepted. If the proposal is rejected, your contributors will still have the option of submitting their papers as regular papers. Please note that all sessions (regular and special) are poster sessions.

Your special session proposal should contain the following information:

1. Title of the special session
2. Name and contact information of the session organizer(s)
3. Rationale and outline: Please motivate your proposal and state why the topic is timely and relevant. Briefly illustrate how the session will be  organized, possibly commenting on which aspects of the topic will be emphasized and how they will be covered.
4. List of contributors: Please list all participating papers, including the title and list of authors for each paper.

Please email your proposal to by 24 November 2017.

Presenting Signal Processing Letters

Letters published by the IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL) may be presented at SSP 2018, subject to approval by the Technical Program Chairs. Letters falling within the scope of the workshop and published between January 2017 and March 2018 are eligible for presentation at SSP 2018. Please email requests for presentation of SPL letters to as early as possible, but no later than 16 March 2018. A decision will be made within two weeks of receiving the request. Presenters must register for the workshop.