The 2018 IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP 2018)

10 – 13 June 2018

Freiburg, Germany

Call for Papers

The 2018 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP) will be held from 10-13 June 2018 in Freiburg, Germany. The SSP Workshop is a unique meeting that brings members of the IEEE Signal Processing Society together with researchers from allied fields such as bioinformatics, communications, machine learning, and statistics. One of its key features is having all contributed and special sessions as poster sessions allowing extensive interaction and networking. The scientific program of SSP 2018 will include invited plenary talks, and regular and special sessions with contributed research papers. All submitted papers are reviewed by experts, and all accepted papers will be published on IEEEXplore.
We invite submitting original research papers on topics including, but not limited to, the following areas:

Foundations, methods, and algorithms

  • Detection and estimation theory
  • Machine learning and pattern recognition
  • Signal separation methods
  • Data driven methods
  • Bayesian techniques
  • Sampling and reconstruction
  • Signal and system modeling
  • Adaptive signal processing
  • Distributed signal processing
  • Signal processing over graphs and networks
  • Optimization
  • Sparsity-aware processing
  • Matrix and tensor methods

Application areas

  • Bioinformatics and genomics
  • Big data
  • Signal processing for the internet of things
  • Array processing, radar, and sonar
  • Communication systems and networks
  • Sensor networks
  • Information forensics and security
  • Medical and biomedical imaging
  • Social networks
  • Smart grids and industrial applications
  • Geoscience
  • Astrophysics
  • Financial signal processing

Submission of papers: Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers, with up to four pages of technical content (references may be listed on a fifth page), using the template and formatting guidelines posted at All accepted papers must be presented at the workshop in order to be included in the proceedings. There will be best student paper awards.

Venue: The conference will be held at the spectacular Historical Merchants’ Hall, one of the most outstanding historical buildings in Freiburg dating back to the 14th century. It is situated in the historical center of the city right next to Freiburg cathedral and its main square, which features al fresco dining and boutique shopping.
Freiburg is a famous old university town, known for its high standard of living, its beautiful natural setting, and for being the sunniest and warmest city in Germany. It is located in the heart of the Baden winegrowing region close to the Swiss and French borders and serves as the main entry point to the breathtaking beauty of the Black Forest. Freiburg has a convenient high-speed train connection to Frankfurt International Airport.

Important dates

Submission of proposals for special sessions 24 November 2017
Notification of acceptance of special sessions 8 December 2017
Submission of full papers 26 January 2018
Notification of paper acceptance 23 March 2018
Registration and camera-ready papers 20 April 2018

Submission of proposals for special sessions: Special session proposals must include a title, rationale, session outline, list of invited papers, and contact information. Please refer to for further information regarding the submission of proposals.

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Peter Schreier, Univ. Paderborn

Technical Co-Chairs

  • Javier Vía, Univ. Cantabria
  • Arie Yeredor, Tel-Aviv Univ.

Special Sessions

  • Wing-Kin (Ken) Ma, Chinese Univ. HK
  • Alle-Jan van der Veen, TU Delft


  • Raviv Raich, Oregon State Univ.
  • Florian Römer, TU Ilmenau


  • David Ramírez, Univ. Carlos III Madrid

Local Arrangements

  • Arno Blau, Stryker Corp
  • Christian Debes, AGT International


  • Tim Marrinan, Univ. Paderborn

Publicity/International Liaison

  • Tülay Adali, Univ. Maryland BC
  • Abdelhak Zoubir, TU Darmstadt