By Shirin Enshaeifar
The IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) is the world’s largest technical conference on signal processing which is sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society and has been held annually since 1976.
On 4-9th May 2014, Florence was hosting the 39th ICASSP with above 2500 attendees, where four of those were from Department of Computing from the University of Surrey. The conference included world-class speakers, tutorials, exhibits, a Show and Tell event, and over 120 lecture and poster sessions to cover about 2000 submissions. I presented my work in a poster session and I felt it was a fulfilling experience, especially when experts in my field provided me insightful feedbacks about my research.
Besides the technical quality of the conference, the opening session was full of entertainments such as aerial fabric acrobatic, live jazz music, violin performance, and obviously great Italian foods. Furthermore, Florence was an amazing historical/beautiful and I enjoyed every moment of being there.
Overall, attending ICASSP was a great opportunity for networking with well-known researchers of signal processing and it was an important journey towards my PhD degree.
P.S. I have to mention about the great success for bringing the ICASSP 2019 to the UK for the first time thanks to Dr. Sanei, Prof. Ho and Dr. Cheong Took.