Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Sabine Süsstrunk

Prof. Dr. Sabine Süsstrunk leads the Image and Visual Representation Lab in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) at EPFL since 1999. Since 2015, she is also Director of the Digital Humanities Institute (DHI), College of Humanities (CdH). Her main research areas are in computational photography, computational imaging, color image processing and computer vision, machine learning, and computational image quality and aesthetics. Sabine has authored and co-authored over 150 publications, of which 7 have received best paper/demo awards, and holds over 10 patents. 

Sabine served as chair and/or committee member in many international conferences on image processing, computer vision, and image systems engineering. She is Founding Member and Member of the Board (President 2014-2018) of the EPFL-WISH (Women in Science and Humanities) Foundation, Member of the Foundation Council of the SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation), Member of the Board of the SRG SSR (Swiss Radio and Television), and Member of the Board of Largo Films. She received the IS&T/SPIE 2013 Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year Award for her contributions to color imaging, computational photography, and image quality, and the 2018 IS&T Raymond C. Bowman Award for dedication in preparing the next generation of imaging scientists. Sabine is a Fellow of IEEE and IS&T.

Rémi Gribonval

Rémi Gribonval is a Research Director (Directeur de Recherche) with Inria in the DANTE research group of Laboratoire de l’Informatique du Parallélisme at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and the former scientific leader of the PANAMA research group on sparse audio processing at IRISA, Rennes, France. In 2011, he was awarded the Blaise Pascal Award of the GAMNI-SMAI by the French Academy of Sciences, and a starting investigator grant from the European Research Council in 2011. He is an IEEE fellow and a EURASIP Fellow. He founded the series of international workshops SPARS on Signal Processing with Adaptive/Sparse Representations. Since 2002 he has been the coordinator of several national, bilateral and European research projects. He has been a member of the IEEE SPTM Technical Committee and of the SPARS steering committee. He is currently a Senior Area Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.

Rémi Gribonval was a student at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris from 1993 to 1997. He received the Ph. D. degree in applied mathematics from the University of Paris-IX Dauphine, Paris, France, in 1999, and his Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches in applied mathematics from the University of Rennes I, Rennes, France, in 2007.

Antonio Ortega

Antonio Ortega received the Telecommunications Engineering degree from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain in 1989 and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, NY in 1994. At Columbia he was supported by a Fulbright scholarship.

In 1994 he joined the Electrical Engineering department at the University of Southern California (USC), where he is currently a Professor. He has served as Associate Chair of EE-Systems and director of the Signal and Image Processing Institute at USC. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of ACM and APSIPA. He has been Chair of the Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing (IMDSP) technical committee, a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), and chair of the SPS Big Data Special Interest Group. He has been technical program co-chair of MMSP 1998, ICME 2002, ICIP 2008 and PCS 2013. He has been Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (IEEE TIP) and the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, among others. He is the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing, an Associate Editor of IEEE T-SIPN and Senior Area Editor of IEEE TIP.

He received the NSF CAREER award, the 1997 IEEE Communications Society Leonard G. Abraham Prize Paper Award, the IEEE Signal Processing Society 1999 Magazine Award, the 2006 EURASIP Journal of Advances in Signal Processing Best Paper Award, the ICIP 2011 best paper award, and a best paper award at Globecom 2012. He was a plenary speaker at ICIP 2013 and APSIPA ASC 2015.

His research interests are in the areas of signal compression, representation, communication and analysis. His recent work is focusing on distributed compression, multiview coding, error tolerant compression, information representation in wireless sensor networks and graph signal processing. Almost 40 PhD students have completed their PhD thesis under his supervision at USC and his work has led to over 300 publications in international conferences and journals, as well as several patents.

His work at USC has been or is being funded by agencies such as NSF, NASA, DOE, and companies such as HP, Samsung, LGE, Google, Chevron or Texas Instruments.

Congress theme

Signal Processing at the heart
of Artificial Intelligence

Important dates

Conference dates

23 - 27 August 2021

Special session proposals

8 December 2020

Full paper submission

12 February 2021

Tutorial proposals

12 March 2021


Notification of acceptance

20 April 2021

Final manuscript submission

31 May 2021