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), using the template and formatting guidelines that will be posted on this site as it is updated. All accepted papers must be presented at the workshop in order to be included in the proceedings. There will be best student paper awards.

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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
Notification of paper acceptance 23 March 2018
Registration and camera-ready papers 20 April 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). 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.