Introduction

Signal processing has played an increasingly important role in a wide range of disciplines in science and technology. Research and development in signal processing are driving advancements in many high-tech areas in the U.S. including communications, entertainment, multimedia, medical and scientific imaging, and human-computer interaction. Signal processing has its foundations in mathematics, physics, and computer science, which are traditionally strong fields of study in Vietnam.

The Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF), and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) are pleased to announce the second Digital Signal Processing Summer School/Seminar (DSPSS) to be held at HCMUT from Saturday 21 June to Wednesday 2 July, 2008 (including weekends). The intent of DSPSS is to address a high level of interest and to develop competence in signal processing among students and researchers in Vietnam. Furthermore, DSPSS aims to foster research and training collaboration between U.S. and Vietnamese scientists.

Distinguished professors from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, the University of California at San Diego, and the Johns Hopkins University will teach four short courses at DSPSS'08, namely Image Processing, Video Processing, Multimedia Communications, and Real-time DSP Systems. Each course will last for three days with lectures in the morning and lab exercise sessions in the afternoons. In addition, there will be seminars on current cutting-edge research and open problems in signal processing. There will also be a large number of students from the U.S. participating at DSPSS 2008.

Who Can Attend?

The target audience includes senior undergraduate students, graduate students, instructors and researchers in Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, and related areas. Interested scientists at all levels are welcome to apply.

Upon successful completion of DSPSS, each participant will receive a DSPSS certificate. Most outstanding students at DSPSS will be identified and recommended for further study in the U.S.

Application Process

Applicants must complete an online Application Form, which is available at http://dspss.vef.gov/registration/. The deadline for application submission is April 30, 2008. Selection process is based on merit. Successful candidates will be notified via email by May 15, 2008. For further information, please go to: http://dspss.vef.gov.

Financial Support

DSPSS is free of charge for all selected applicants. Participants are expected to cover their own travel costs. A limited number of travel grants may be available for qualified applicants to cover round-trip bus or train tickets. The host institution HCMUT will provide lodging for participants from outside Ho Chi Minh City.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

1. BUI QUANG HUY
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Email: quanghuybui@gmail.com
Cell: +84(0)908905946
Office: +84 8 865 4184

2. TRINH XUAN DUNG
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Email: dungpfiev02@yahoo.com
Cell: +84(0)908869933
Office: +84 8 865 4184

3. NGUYEN THI THANH MAI
Program Assistant
Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)
Email: mainguyen@vef.gov
Tel: +84 4 936 3670

For technical support, please contact:

NGO HUU TU
IT & OER Expert
Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)
Email: tungo@vef.gov; support@dspss.vef.gov
Tel: +84 4 936 3670