In 2011, when the third APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference (ASC) entered China for the first time, it was in Xi’an, the starting city in the ancient Silk Road. Eight years later, the eleventh APSIPA ASC is held in China for the second time. This time is Lanzhou, the second stop in the ancient Silk Road, and a very special city full of brilliant historical culture, amazing natural scenery and nice meals of multiple nations. More than 500 attendees will discuss diverse topics related to signal and information processing, under the theme of Intelligent Signal and Information Processing
Founded in 2009, APSIPA aims to promote broad spectrum of research and education activities in signal processing, information technology, and communications in Asia-Pacific Region. The annual conferences have been held previously in Sapporo (2009), Singapore (2010), Xi’an (2011), Los Angeles (2012), Kaohsiung (2013), Siem Reap (2014), Hong Kong (2015), Jeju (2016), and Kuala Lumpur (2017) and Hawaii (2018).
To make APSIPA ASC 2019 a unique conference that all participants will have very unique experiences, the whole organizing team have been making great efforts together in many dimensions, including technical arrangement and local arrangement.
With their efforts, it is our great pleasure to see rapid and significant growth of APSIPA at the 11th APSIPA ASC in Lanzhou, when several records are broken, including the largest number of submissions, the lowest acceptance rate (such that papers with even better quality have been selected for the conference) and the largest number of attendees.
We would like to thank the APSIPA Officers, technical program committee members, organizing committee members, keynote speakers, authors, reviewers, participants, and local volunteers. We would also like to thank the sponsors who give us generous financial supports. Without you, the conference cannot be successful.
Once again, welcome to Lanzhou and enjoy the beautiful western China!
Thomas Fang ZHENG, Tsinghua University, China
Hongzhi YU, Northwest Minzu University, China
Jianwu DANG, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, China
Wan-Chi SIU, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Hitoshi KIYA, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan