General Co-Chairs

Warren GROSS, McGill University, Canada;
Kostas PLATANIOTIS, University of Toronto, Canada.

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Z. Jane WANG, University of British Columbia, Canada;
Constantine KOTROPOULOS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece;
Qionghai DAI, Tsinghua University, China.

Industry Program Co-Chairs

André MORIN, Optelis, Canada
Panos Nasiopoulos, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Local Arrangements Chair

Fabrice LABEAU, McGill University, Canada.

Finance Chair

Ioannis Psaromiligkos, McGill University, Canada.

Publicity Chair

Purang Abolmaesumi, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Student Program Chair

Ivan BAJIC, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Advisory Committee Chair

Rabbab WARD, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Conference Board Liaison

Dapeng WU, University of Florida, USA

Important Dates

Jan. 20, 2017:Symposium proposals due
May 15, 2017:Paper submission due
June 30, 2017:Notification of Acceptance
July 22, 2017:Camera-ready paper due.


The fifth IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) will be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on November 14-16, 2017. GlobalSIP is a flagship IEEE Signal Processing Society conference. It focuses on signal and information processing with an emphasis on up-and-coming signal processing themes. The conference features world-class plenary speeches, distinguished Symposium talks, tutorials, exhibits, oral and poster sessions, and panels. GlobalSIP is comprised of co-located General Symposium and symposia selected based on responses to the call-for-symposia proposals. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Signal and information processing for
    • communications and networks, including green communications
    • optical communications
    • forensics and security
    • finance
    • energy and power systems (e.g., smart grid)
    • genomics and bioengineering (physiological, pharmacological and behavioral)
    • neural networks, including deep learning
  • Image and video processing
  • Selected topics in speech processing and human language technologies
  • Human machine interfaces
  • Multimedia transmission, indexing, retrieval, and quality of experience
  • Selected topics in statistical signal processing
  • Cognitive communications and radar
  • Graph-theoretic signal processing
  • Machine learning
  • Compressed sensing and sparsity aware processing
  • Seismic signal processing
  • Big data and social media challenges
  • Hardware and real-time implementations
  • Other (industrial) emerging applications of signal and information processing.


Montréal is a vibrant city that combines the modern buzz of a North American city and a specific European charm. From the old city and its 16th or 17th century landmarks to the world-famous Underground City, home to over 15 miles of restaurants, clubs and boutiques, Montréal is an ideal tourist destination chosen by over 7 million people each year. It is easily accessible from anywhere in North America and Europe and remains one of the safest cities in the world. Montréal is the first university center in Canada, with the largest student population. In the engineering area, it is host to 5 different universities, and has a vibrant research community, coupled with a very active IEEE Section.

With an average temperature of 5°C (41°F), November is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities, Montréal’s culinary Festivals, cultural happenings, shopping and spas and cruises on the St. Lawrence River.

Photo Credit : © Tourisme Montréal