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The second annual
IEEE BENELUX/DSP Valley Signal Processing Symposium

March 28-29, 2006

Metropolis, Antwerp, Belgium


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Benelux Signal
Processing Chapter

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Benelux Engineering in Medicine
and Biology Chapter

SPS-DARTS 2006 Call for Papers and Demonstrations

SPS-DARTS 2006 is a conference focusing on signal processing research and development in the Benelux area. It is the result of a merger between DSP Valley's Annual Research & Technology Symposium (DARTS) and the IEEE BENELUX Signal Processing Symposium.

SPS-DARTS 2006 will be held on March 28-29, 2006 in the cinema complex Metropolis, Antwerp, Belgium. The program will consist of invited keynote speeches, selected oral papers, posters and exhibits. These will be scheduled in parallel tracks focusing on research and industrial developments in signal processing, respectively.

The tentative list of invited speakers is:

The program will feature a special session, organised by the new IEEE Benelux EMBS (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society) chapter.

SPS-DARTS 2006 aims to be a high-level networking platform between industrial and academic players, where technology managers and decision makers can explore the newest signal processing technologies, discover common interest domains and complementary skills and expertise, and explore new opportunities for co-operation.

Scope and Topics

Topics include (but are not limited to):

Format of the Symposium

Papers in the research track will be presented in poster format, except for a small number of papers (selected by the organisers), which will be scheduled for oral presentation.

The industrial track is composed of oral sessions (in parallel to the oral sessions of the research track). In addition, companies will exhibit their newest technology developments with live demonstrations.

Paper Submission and Review Process

Prospective authors for the research track should submit a full paper (four pages) in pdf-format before or on January 6, 2006. Research papers should describe original work by the authors in sufficient technical detail.

Prospective presenters or contributors to the industrial track should submit a 200-word proposal (abstract) describing the contents of the proposed talk or demonstrator before or on January 6, 2006. Optionally, they may also submit a full paper at that time.

The abstracts and papers must be submitted on the conference website http://acivs.org/sps2006/. Full papers must comply with the guidelines for authors available on that website.

LaTeX style sheets (preferred), MSWord templates and detailed information on the submission process can be found on the SPS-DARTS 2006 website.


Paper/abstract submission: January 6, 2006
Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2006
Camera-ready paper due: February 15, 2006
Registration deadline for authors: March 1, 2006
Early registration deadline: March 1, 2006


The conference will take place in Metropolis, Antwerp, Belgium on March 28-29, 2006. Metropolis is located in the Groenendaallaan, 394 2030 Antwerp, Belgium. The center can be easily reached by public transport. There is ample parking space on the Metropolis site.

Conference Proceedings

Accepted papers will be published in the CD-Rom conference proceedings in pdf-format. Authors may optionally include a directory containing additional multimedia content, e.g., sound files, demo's or video sequences, subject to space availability. Authors wishing to take advantage of this possibility should contact for additional instructions.

SPS-DARTS 2006 Registration Fees

Details on the registration fees are available on the website. The registration fees include access to the technical sessions, a copy of the conference proceedings, coffee breaks, lunches and a conference dinner. The registration fee does not include lodging.

Companies wishing to participate in the exhibition should contact for price information.

Steering Committee

, Philips, Leuven, Belgium.
, DSP-Valley, Leuven, Belgium.
, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.
, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium.
, DSP-Valley, Leuven, Belgium.
, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.

Program Committee

John Beerends, TNO Telecom, Delft, the Netherlands.
Jan Bormans, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium.
Jan Cornelis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
Christophe Couvreur, Scansoft, Merelbeke, Belgium.
Johan David, Philips, Leuven, Belgium.
Luc Deneire, Université de Nice, Sophia-Antipolis Cedex, France.
Simon Doclo, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Richard Heusdens, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.
Inald Lagendijk, TU-Delft, Delft, the Netherlands.
Marc Moonen, KULeuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Wilfried Philips, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium.
Peter Simkens, DSP-Valley, Leuven, Belgium.
Kees Slump, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.
Piet Sommen, TU-Eindhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Filiep Vanpoucke, Advanced Bionics, Antwerp, Belgium.
Raymond Veldhuis, University of Twente, Twente, the Netherlands.

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