The Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) is a non-profit organization with the following objectives as its mission:

  • Providing education, research and development exchange platforms for both academia and industry
  • Organizing common-interest activities for researchers and practitioners
  • Facilitating collaboration with region-specific focuses and promoting leadership for worldwide events
  • Disseminating research results and educational material via publications, presentations, and electronic media
  • Offering personal and professional career opportunities with development information and networking

The idea of APSIPA was born in Hawaii in 2007. It was formally incorporated as "Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Limited" in Hong Kong on July 23, 2009. Dr. Sadaoki Furui was elected as the first President and all other BoG members were elected at the BoG meeting held on the first day of APSIPA ASC 2009, October 4, 2009. All BoG members were approved at the first Annual General Meeting held on October 5, 2009, and APSIPA was officially established.

The major events in APSIPA history are listed below.

Major Events in APSIPA Preparation Stage

April 19, 2007
The initialization meeting was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

December 8, 2007
The 1st APSIPA Steering Committee Meeting was held in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

April 3, 2008
The 2nd APSIPA Steering Committee Meeting was held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

December 13, 2008
The 3rd APSIPA Steering Committee Meeting was held in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong

April 23, 2009
The 4th APSIPA Steering Committee Meeting was held in Taipei, Taiwan

Major Events of APSIPA

October 4-7, 2009
2009 APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference was held in Sapporo, Japan
Dr. Sadaoki Furui was elected as the first President of APSIPA
The first APSIPA Board of Governors was installed

December 14-17, 2010
2010 APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference was held in Biopolis, Singapore

October 18-21, 2011
2011 APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference was held in Xi'an, China

December, 2011
The APSIPA Social Network Program was launched

January, 2012
The APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer Program was launched

April, 2012
The 1st issue of APSIPA Newsletters was published

May, 2012
The open-access journal "APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing", published by the Cambridge University Press, was launched

December 3-6, 2012
2012 APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference was held in Los Angeles, California, USA
Dr. C.-C. Jay Kuo succeeded Dr. Furui to become the 2nd President of APSIPA

September 1, 2013
The APSIPA Friend Labs Program was launched

October 29-November 1, 2013
2013 APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference was held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

November, 2013
The first APSIPA Advisory Board was established