Ph.D. Forum

APSIPA ASC 2018 will include a PhD Forum to provide an opportunity for PhD students to present their dissertation research or ongoing research works. In the forum, each accepted submission will first be showcased in the form of a 3-minute summary presentation. Thereafter, to encourage scientific exchange and lively interaction, the student will present more details of his/her research at a poster session which is open to all conference participants. All the posters and presentations will be evaluated by the PhD Forum Award committee. Three best poster awards and three best presentation awards will be presented at the end of the forum.

To participate, a one-page research summary for the research work should be uploaded by clicking the “Submit your one-page research here” button below. The one-page research summary must include the Ph.D. student’s name, affiliation (university’s name), and advisor’s name.

Areas of Interest

The areas of interest include but not limited to the following:

  • Biomedical Processing and Systems (BIOSIPS)
  • Image, Video, and Multimedia (IVM)
  • Signal and Information Processing Theory and Methods (SIPTM)
  • Signal Processing Systems: Design and Implementation (SPS)
  • Speech, Language, and Audio (SLA)
  • Wireless Communications and Networks (WCN)
  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning-based Signal Processing
  • Information Forensics and Security
  • Signal and Information Processing in Energy and Sustainability
  • Signal and Information Processing for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Signal and Information Processing Education
Important Dates
Submission of Research Summary to ForumAugust 15, 2018
Notification of Proposal AcceptanceAugust 20, 2018
PhD ForumTBD
Terms & Conditions
  • Applicants must be current PhD students, or researchers who had defended their thesis not earlier than November 1, 2017.
  • The sole author must be a PhD student who is responsible for submitting a one-page research summary (in PDF file format), which should include a title, author name, advisor name and institution. The content should include: a short overview of related work, the problem that is being solved, description of the approach, research that has been carried out, and the expected or achieved outcome and its potential impact.
  • The presenters should be available at their posters for interaction throughout the poster session.
  • The student author of the accepted submission must register at, at the minimum, a student rate, by September 10, 2018.

Organizing Committee

Jiajia Chen, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Li-Wei Kang, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology
Yuichi Tanaka, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
June Zhang, University of Hawaii

Contact Information

For any inquiries, please contact phdforum@apsipa2018.org.