Conference Program Reflects Growing Diversity of Signal Processing Applications

Jul 19, 2000

      Eleventh Annual International Conference on Signal Processing
                       Applications and Technology

       (ICSPAT) Features Hundreds of Presentations, Special Events

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The producers of the International Conference on Signal Processing Applications and Technology (ICSPAT) today announced that the program for the 11th annual event will feature hundreds of scheduled presentations and poster sessions. This comprehensive program includes 30 different categories of applications in which signal processing plays a critical role, reflecting the broad diversity and growing importance of DSP (digital signal processing) in electronic systems.

Running this year from October 16 - 19 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Dallas, ICSPAT is recognized as the premier international forum for engineers, designers and managers who need to keep pace with the latest research and developments in signal processing technology. The conference kicks off on Monday, October 16, with a program of all day tutorials. The following three days will feature presentations on topics ranging from voice over IP, smart antenna systems, and mobile video phones, to 3D audio post-processing and MP3 player software design, along with a variety of special guest lectures, panel discussions and hosted events.

"The growing variety of topics addressed at ICSPAT continues to amaze me," said Jim Kresse, Member of Technical Staff at Lucent Technologies and ICSPAT Executive Steering Committee member. "During the years that I have been involved with this conference, I have seen a tremendous growth in the importance of DSP technology, which is clearly reflected in the diversity of topics. Today there is an explosion of high-profile applications, such as wireless telephony and broadband communications, but we're also seeing DSP technology playing a role in hundreds of other everyday products."

The ICSPAT technical program covers more than 30 application areas including: Audio, Biomedical, Communications, Industrial Applications, Image Processing, Internet Applications, Multimedia, Speech Coding, Video Processing and Wireless Communications. Poster session presentations and lectures, which are chosen on the basis of technical merit, innovation and relevance to working engineers, are presented by hundreds of leading researchers and engineers from around the world.

In addition to the regular conference program, full day tutorials at ICSPAT include a class on Digital Filters, a class on Programmable DSP Architectures, and a class titled, "Multirate Digital Signal Processing for Communications, Audio, and Video Processing." Free vendor-sponsored tutorials and product-demonstration suites that will be open to attendees throughout the conference provide hands-on exposure to the latest products available for engineers working with signal processing applications today.

A variety of special events complement the technical program. Paul Marino, director of Motorola's Digital Signal Processor Core Technology Center will lecture on, "Surviving the Digital Signal Processing Technology Inflection Point," on Tuesday, October 17 at 11:00 a.m. A second special guest lecture, on Thursday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m., features Vincent Poor, professor of electrical engineering at Princeton University speaking on, "The Wireless Revolution: Signal Processing as the Great Enabler."

A plenary panel discussion on architecture choices for voice-over-packet technology will be held during the day on Wednesday, October 18. That evening, an award ceremony will honor the best signal processing research at ICSPAT 2000. For a conference catalog with information on classes, special events, registration and travel details, call 415-278-5231 or e-mail More detailed information on ICSPAT 2000, including a complete listing of all of the conference papers, is available online at

ICSPAT is produced by CMP Media, Inc. and is co-sponsored by MBEDDED SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS DESIGN, and ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TIMES magazines. Other conferences produced by CMP's Electronics tradeshow group include the Embedded Systems Conferences, DSP World Spring Design Conference, and the Analog & Mixed-Signal Applications Conference.

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