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The third annual
IEEE BENELUX/DSP Valley Signal Processing Symposium

March 21-22, 2007

Metropolis, Antwerp, Belgium



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Benelux Signal
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SPS-DARTS 2007 Call for Papers and Demonstrations

SPS-DARTS 2007 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 2007 will be held on March 21-22, 2007 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 tracks focusing on research and industrial developments in signal processing, respectively.

The invited speakers are:

On March 21, 2007, there will be a free Seminar on Optimizing DSP Algorithms for Hardware Implementation organized by Synplicity. This session will explore how some of the commonly used optimizations work and how they can be applied automatically to high-level algorithm models using Synplicity's Synplify DSP tool. The seminar will include examples in wireless communications and will benefit engineers who are interested in methods to rapidly describe algorithms and explore speed/area optimization tradeoffs, and in creating algorithms and IP that are easily portable and optimized across vastly different FPGA technologies.

In the industrial track on the first day a half-day seminar about rapid prototyping with standard platforms will be organized. The purpose of this seminar is to provide insight information on the advantages and challenges one faces when using standard hardware platforms. Several speakers from industry and research institutes will give their opinion on this subject. Next to the presentations a mini-exhibition will show the participants demos and will allow the participants to exchange ideas and thoughts. The complete program details will be available soon on our website.

SPS-DARTS 2007 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, 2007. 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, 2007. 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/sps2007/. Full papers must comply with the guidelines for authors available on that website.

LaTeX style sheets (preferred), MSWord templates, an example paper, and detailed information on the submission process can be found on the SPS-DARTS 2007 website.


Paper/abstract submission: January 6, 2007
Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2007
Camera-ready paper due: February 15, 2007
Registration deadline for authors: March 1, 2007
Early registration deadline: March 1, 2007


The conference will take place in Metropolis, Antwerp, Belgium on March 21-22, 2007. 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 2007 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

, NXP Semiconductors, 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 Bergmans, Technical University of Eindhoven, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Jan Bormans, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium.
Jan Cornelis, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.
Johan David, NXP Semiconductors, Leuven, Belgium.
Bert Den Brinker, Philips Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
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.
François Horlin, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
Richard Kleihorst, NXP Semiconductors, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Inald Lagendijk, TU-Delft, Delft, the Netherlands.
Jean-Paul Linnartz, Philips Research, Eindhoven, 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.
Rene van der Vleuten, Philips Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Marc Van Droogenbroeck, University of Liège (ULg), Liège (Sart-Tilman), Belgium.
Stefaan Vandenberghe, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
Filiep Vanpoucke, Advanced Bionics, Antwerp, Belgium.
Raymond Veldhuis, University of Twente, Twente, the Netherlands.

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