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
  • Mauro Barni, University of Siena, Chapter Chair
  • Giovanni Poggi, University of Naples Federico II
  • Alfonso Farina, formerly Selex ES
  • Tiziano Bianchi, Politecnico di Torino


  • 2021 GTTI-SPS Thematic Meeting on Multimedia Signal Processing
    February 9-10, 2021
    Virtual event

  • Italian SPS Chapter Master's Thesis Award

    The winners of the 2020 edition of the award for the best two Master's theses on signal processing topics discussed in Italian Universities are:

    • Claudio Battiloro, Università di Roma La Sapienza, "Distributed Online Tensor Completion over Networks of Cooperative Learners", [video
    • Francesca Pistilli, Politecnico di Torino, "GraphPointNet: Graph Convolutional Neural Network for Point Cloud Denoising", [video]

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

    • Matilde Boschiero, Univ. Padova, "Stochastic Analysis of Millimeter-Wave UAV Networks: Coverage and Communication Trade-Offs", [video
    • Riccardo Castelletto, Univ. Padova, "Minimum Spanning Tree Reconstruction Using Autoencoders", [video
    • Eleonora Grassucci, Univ. Roma La Sapienza, "Generative Adversarial Networks with flexible activation functions", [video
    • Veronica Mattioli, Univ. Parma, "Maximum Likelihood Motion Estimation and Periodic Feature Extraction in Video Signals", [video
    • Giulia Slavic, Univ. Genova, "Abnormality detection in autonomous driving multimodal signal sequences through Deep Learning and Bayesian models", [video]

  • 2020 IEEE SPS Summer School on Signal Processing (S3P - 2020) - Signal Processing for human-machine communication and interaction (SP-HMCI)
    7-11 September 2020 (Postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 emergency)
    Ponza (LT), Italy