The IEEE SPS Italy Chapter was established in October 2011 aiming at linking together Italian researchers working in the field of Signal Processing. The Chapter adheres to the mission of the IEEE Signal Processing Society whose purpose is to: advance and disseminate state-of-the-art scientific information and resources; educate the signal processing community; and provide a venue for people to interact and exchange ideas.

The IEEE SPS Italy Chapter organizes the annual IEEE - EURASIP Summer School on Signal Processing and supports the annual GTTI-SPS Thematic Meeting on Multimedia Signal Processing, providing a venue for people to interact and exchange ideas about state-of-the-art scientific achievements, as well as to promote initiatives and encourage the development of the multimedia signal processing community.

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee supports the IEEE SPS Italy Chapter in the definition of strategic lines, in the organization of scientific and didactic initiatives, and in the evaluation of scientific projects.

Members of the Scientific Committee for the term 2020-2022:

  • Roberto Rinaldo, University of Udine, President
  • Enrico Magli, Politecnico di Torino, Chapter Chair
  • Giovanni Poggi, University of Naples Federico II
  • Alfonso Farina, formerly Selex ES
  • Tiziano Bianchi, Politecnico di Torino


  • 2022 IEEE SPS Italy Chapter Master's Thesis Award
    In order to promote and enhance the signal processing disciplines in the Laurea degree courses, the IEEE SPS Italy Chapter organizes the 2022 award for a master's thesis (Laurea Magistrale) discussed from January 2021 to April 2022, accompanied by a video presentation of the achieved results. The prize consists of 500 Euros for the awarded thesis.

    Award rules and application form: English version | Italian version

    Deadline for the application: October 15, 2022
    Announcement of the winners: November 15, 2022

  • 2022 GTTI-SPS Thematic Meeting on Multimedia Signal Processing
    February 7-8, 2022
    Bardonecchia, TO

  • Italian SPS Chapter Master's Thesis Award

    The winners of the 2021 edition of the award for the best two Master's theses on signal processing topics discussed in Italian Universities are:

    • Davide Salvi, Politecnico di Milano, "Modal analysis and optimization of the top plate of string instruments through a parametric control of their shape", [video
    • Abrham Shiferaw, Università di Genova, "Learning of Linear Video Prediction Models in a Multi-Modal Framework for Anomaly Detection", [video]

  • The Scientific Committee congratulates the two winners and thanks all participants for their excellent contributions. Here are the runners-up:

    • Michele Bartesaghi, Politecnico di Milano, "A Hierarchical Architecture of Autoencoders for the Identification of Abnormal Conditions in Complex Technical Infrastructures", [video
    • Giovanni Floreale, Politecnico di Milano, "Development of a sensitivity analysis method for fault diagnostics in power production plants", [video
    • Andrea Montibeller, Univ. Trento, "GPU in Multimedia Forensics: Why not only for Deep Learning?", [video
    • Martina Pastorino, Univ. Genova, "A Novel Method for Semantic Segmentation of Remote Sensing Images Combining Hierarchical Probabilistic Graphical Models and Deep Convolutional Neural Networks", [video