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 his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain and Columbia University, New York, NY, respectively.  In 1994 he joined the Electrical Engineering department at the University of Southern California (USC), where he is currently a Professor and has served as Associate Chair.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE and EURASIP, and a member of ACM and APSIPA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions of Signal and Information Processing over Networks and recently served as a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He has received several paper awards, including the 2016 Signal Processing Magazine award. His recent research work is focusing on graph signal processing, machine learning, multimedia compression and wireless sensor networks. Over 40 PhD students have completed their PhD thesis under his supervision and his work has led to over 400 publications in international conferences and journals, as well as several patents. He is the author of an upcoming book, “Introduction to Graph Signal Processing”, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2021.

Congress theme

Signal Processing at the heart
of Artificial Intelligence

Important dates

Conference dates

23 - 27 August 2021

Special session proposals

Extended to

22 December 2020

Full paper submission

Extended to 1st March 2021

Tutorial proposals

12 March 2021


Notification of acceptance

20 April 2021

Final manuscript submission

31 May 2021