Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing economic region in the world, where
a large number of researchers, engineers, educators, and students are working
in the field of information technology. Driven by the vision to establish an international
organization that fosters interaction and collaboration on research and education
in this region, the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association
(APSIPA) was founded on October 5, 2009.
is a non-profit organization covering research of all aspects of signals and information,
including processing, recognition, classification, communications, networking,
computing, system design, security, implementation, and technology with applications
to scientific, engineering, health, and social areas. The mission of APSIPA has
the following five aspects:
- Providing education,
research and development exchange platforms for both academia and industry
common-interest activities for researchers and practitioners
collaboration with region-specific focuses and promoting leadership for worldwide
- Disseminating research results
and educational material via publications, presentations, and electronic media
personal and professional career opportunities with development information and
the visionary leadership by Prof. Sadaoki Furui, Tokyo Institute of Technology,
the Founding President (2009-2012),
and Prof. C.-C. Jay Kuo, University of Southern California, the Past President
(2013-2014), APSIPA has built a solid foundation with a vibrant community of members
and rich activities.
conferences were successfully held in Sapporo, Japan (2009), Singapore (2010),
Xian, China (2011) and Hollywood, USA (2012), Kaohsiung (2013), and Siem Reap,
currently is home to 1800 full/student members and 3170 e-members.
APSIPA launched an
open-access journal "APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing"
published by the Cambridge University Press in 2012.
started a Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) in 2012, and have delivered near
100 distinguished lectures ever since.
published four newsletters every year.
established the APSIPA Social Network of 260 Friend Labs in 17 countries to promote
interaction via modern social networking tools since 2013.
established a strategic partnership with IEEE Signal Processing Society to strengthen
its publication and educational programs since 2014.
established its Industry Program since 2014.
Pacific region embraces the largest R&D investment in the world, where we
observe a substantial increase of research activities and scientific publications
in recent years. APSIPA exists to serve the community in this land of opportunities.
is my great honor and responsibility to succeed Prof. Kuo and serve as the 3rd
President of APSIPA from 2015-2016. I am committed to furthering the vision of
the past presidents and bringing APSIPA to new heights. I would like to focus
on two new initiatives:
the technical committees to strengthen APSIPA's leadership position and to increase
the value of association to its members, and
institutional partnership with other national and international societies to accelerate
the growth of APSIPA membership and social network.
wish to take this opportunity to invite you to join APSIPA as a member, a volunteer
or a Friend Lab, to submit papers to the Annual Summit and Conferences, and to
participate in the exciting technical events. I am confident that APSIPA will
continue to grow rapidly in a healthy manner to meet your need.
look forward to working closely with all of you, and your feedback comments are