IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems
21-24 October 2018 — Cape Town, South Africa

IEEE SiPS is a premier international forum for researchers and practitioners from industry and academia to exchange the latest scientific and technical advances in the area of design and implementation of signal processing systems. It addresses current and future challenges and new directions in research and development of these systems.

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Final paper submission datexxx
31 July 2018
Early Registration date
1 September 2018
Cancellation deadline 15 September 2018
Tutorials 21 October 2018
Workshop 22-24 October 2018


To: Authors and Potential attendees of SIPS 2018.
From: The IEEE SIPS 2018 Organizing Committee
Subject: Statement about Water Shortage in Cape Town
There has been some recent news reports about “Day Zero” in April 2018 in Cape Town when water will be turned off. We are pleased to let you know the city of Cape Town has announced that there will be no day zero for 2018. The city of Cape Town is welcoming SIPS 2018 attendees. Rest assured that the Organizing Committee for SIPS 2018 have been assured that there will be water and this issue will not affect our conference. We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Town in October 2018.

IEEE SiPS 2018 will have Special Sessions on “Signal Processing Systems for Radio Astronomy” and “Architectures for Machine Learning Algorithms.” Other Special Session proposals can also be submitted via the same website.

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Three Keynote Speakers

“Modern Radio Interferometric Imaging Challenges: From MeerKAT Towards the SKA” (5 MB PDF)
Prof. Oleg Smirnov, Rhodes University

“Designing Computer Systems for Software 2.0”
Prof. Kunle Olukotun, Stanford University

“Cognitive Vision Systems: Assisting Persons with Visual Impairments”
Prof. Vijay Narayanan, Pennsylvania State University

Seven Tutorials

“Teaching FPGA Image Processing with Remote-Lab and Video Lectures”
Prof. Marco Winzker, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University

“Internet of Things (IoT): Signals, Applications, Challenges, and Demonstration”
Ahmed Abdelgawad, Central Michigan University

“Machine Learning Methods for Performance/Power/Thermal Optimization of Signal Processing Systems”
Marilyn Wolf, Georgia Tech, and Shuvra Bhattacharyya, University of Maryland

“Introduction to Speech Coding with Internet of Things (IOT) Applications”
Shivakumar Mathapathi, Dew Mobility

“Algorithm/Architecture Co-design for Smart Signals and Systems in Cognitive Cloud/Edge”
Chris Lee, National Cheng Kung University

“Influence of Emerging Technologies on Power-Aware Cognitive Systems”
Vijaykrishnan Narayanan, Pennsylvania State University, et al

“Advanced Baseband Processing Circuits and Systems for 5G Communications”
Prof. Chuan Zhang and and Xiaosi Tan, Southeast University

Panel Discussion

“The MeerKAT Radio Telescope”