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Call for Participation:
IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2014

> 2014 SP Cup Competition Results


Please be informed that the Signal-Processing (SP) Cup online registration system (www2.securecms.com/SPCup/Registration.asp) is now open. Your team has to register for the competition by 17 January 2014 if you want to join the event. In addition, this event is now sponsored by MathWorks. If your team has registered for the SP Cup competition and don't have MATLAB, MathWorks will, upon request, provide you with a copy of MATLAB for use in the competition.

Please find below the updated Call-for-Participation, for your information.

Call for Participation
IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2014
Challenge: Image restoration/Super-resolution for Single Particle Analysis
www.icassp2014.org/SP_cup.html

The IEEE Signal Processing Society organizes a project competition for undergraduates at ICASSP2014. This competition, namely the Signal Processing Cup (SP Cup), aims to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to form teams and work together to solve a challenging and interesting real-world problem using signal-processing techniques. Three teams will be selected to present their work, and prizes will be awarded at ICASSP 2014.

Participation in the Competition:
Each team participating in the competition is to be composed of one faculty member (whose role is the supervisor of the team members), at most one graduate student (who will assist the supervisor in supervising the undergraduate team members), and at least 3 but no more than 10 undergraduates. At least three of the undergraduate team members must be either IEEE SP members or student members. Participating teams must register to join the competition by January 17, 2014.

Participating teams must submit their project by February 28, 2014. Each submission should include a report, in the form of an IEEE conference paper, on the technical details of the methods used and the results, as well as the programs developed (MATLAB is preferred). By March 21, 2014, the best 3 teams will be identified to participate in the final competition at ICASSP2014.

Important Dates:

Team registration to join the SP Cup competition: January 17, 2014 (Friday)
Submission deadline for participating teams: February 28, 2014 (Friday)
Announcement of the best 3 teams: March 21, 2014 (Friday)
Final competition at ICASSP 2014: May 4-9, 2014

Team Prizes:
The champion: $5,000
The first runner-up: $2,500
The second runner-up: $1,500

Each team invited to ICASSP2014 will have their travel expenses supported by the SP Society. Each team member is offered up to $1200 for continental travel, or $1,700 for intercontinental travel, and at most 3 people from each team will be supported.

Organizers:
Bio Imaging and Signal Processing Technical Committee (BISP TC)
IEEE SPS Student Services Committee

Sponsor:
MathWorks is pleased to sponsor the 2014 SP Cup. MathWorks will provide complimentary software, including MATLAB and selected toolboxes, to teams registered for the SP Cup for use in the competition.

Enquiries:
Technical problems: 3dembenchmark@cnb.csic.es
General enquiry: sp-enq-spcup@ieee.org


The Inaugural Signal Processing Cup at ICASSP 2014

The aim of the Signal Processing Cup (SP Cup) competition is to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to form teams and work together to solve a challenging and interesting real-world problem using signal-processing techniques and methods. The inaugural event was held on 8 May 2014, at ICASSP2014, Florence, Italy. Three teams were selected to present their work for the final competition, and the prizes were awarded at the conference. The title of this inaugural competition was "Image restoration/Super-resolution for Single Particle Analysis", which was proposed by the Bio Imaging and Signal Processing (BISP) Technical Committee. The final competition results are as follows:

First Place
Team name: EPOCH
Team members: Anik Khan, Forsad Al Hossain, Tawab Ullas, Md. Abu Rayhan, Mohammad Ariful Haque
Institution: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Second Place
Team name: NtUeLsA
Team members: Kai-Wen Liang, Yen-Chen Wu, Guan-Lin Chao, Kuan-Hao Huang, Shao-Hua Sun, Ming-Jen Yang, Po-Wen Hsiao, Ti-Fen Pan, Yi-Ching Chiu, Wei-Chih Tu, Shao-Yi Chien
Institution: National Taiwan University

Third Place
Team name: Uchihas
Team members: Emroz Khan, Shiekh Zia Uddin, Mukhlasur Rahman Tanvir, Md. Kamrul Hasan
Institution: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Congratulations to these three teams! All three teams performed extremely well in terms of both their proposed work for the competition title and their presentations at the final competition. The SP Cup competition will be an ongoing feature at future ICASSP conferences.

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