2nd SPLab Workshop 2012


November 1, 2012
A gallery from the workshop was added to link.

October 3, 2012
The program of 2nd SPLab Workshop 2012 was published here.

September 18, 2012
The abstracts of 2nd SPLab Workshop 2012 were published here.

March 2, 2012
2nd SPLab workshop will be held in Brno from October 24 to October 26.


  • to introduce research activities
  • to share knowledge
  • to discuss possible areas of further cooperation
  • to strengthen links between the participants


  • Audio, speech and language processing
  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Digital signal processing
  • Image and video signal processing


24-26 October 2012 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)


Hotel Vista
Hudcova 72
621 00 Brno
Czech Republic

GPS coordinates: 49°14’10.035″N, 16°34’56.222″E
Phone: +420 734 523 956
Fax: +420 549 215 037
Email: hotel@vista-hotel.cz
Web: www.vista-hotel.cz

See a short presentation about Brno.


Free entrance

How to get there

Transfer from Prague airport to Brno

  • Using train – first, take the bus called Airport Express (link) from the airport to the Prague main railway station. From this station it is possible to travel directly to Brno using many connections. To check the exact departures you can use this link. Before you buy a ticket, first check the company which provides the desired connection and then buy the ticket at the office of this company. If you are not sure what to buy, ask at an information desk.
  • Using bus – it is possible to book a yellow bus (link) which goes from Prague airport to Brno with one change at the Prague main bus-station “Florenc”. It is necessary to book the ticket in advance, because it is not possible to buy the ticket in the bus. If you are interested, book the ticket from “Praha, RUZYNĚ (or Vaclav Havel), letiště – terminál 1” to “Brno, AN u hotelu Grand”.

Transfer from Brno main railway station to the Hotel Vista

  • Using tram – take tram no. 1 to the station “Hudcova” (a direction to the station Reckovice). It is possible to buy the ticket inside the tram from a driver (which is more expensive) or in the yellow machines close to the station. In both cases, buy a ticket for 60 minutes for zones 100+101, which should cost 25 CZK (35 from a driver). As soon as you get there, follow the side street Hudcova uphill. After a few minutes you will reach the Hotel Vista which will be on the left side of the street. For better orientation check the map (link)
  • Using taxi – taxis depart from near the bus and train stations. It takes up to 15 minutes. The price should not be more than 300 CZK.

List of speakers (in alphabetical order)


Program commitee

Wednesday, 24th October 2012


Welcome drink

SPLab Speech (Prof. Smékal/Dr. Schimmel)


Thursday, 25th October 2012

08:00 – 09:00
09:00 – 10:30

Presentations of Research Teams | Chair: Zdeněk Smékal

Ingo Mierswa – Rapid-I
From Science to Enterprise: Data Analysis for the Masses

Peter Brezany
Introduction of the Research Group for Scientific Computing University of Vienna

Alessandro Vinciarelli
The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow

Mikko-Ville Laitinen
Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University, Finland

Filip Šroubek
Research topics in the Department of Image Processing, UTIA (Seeing the Unseen)

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30

Session: Data-mining and machine learning 1
Room 1 | Chair: Anna Esposito

  1. Ingo Mierswa
  2. Peter Brezany
  3. Amir Hussain

Session: Acoustic signal processing
Room 2, Chair: Jiří Schimmel

  1. Peter Balazs
  2. Christian H. Kasess
  3. Mikko-Ville Laitinen
12:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:30

Session: Emotional and behavioral analysis
Room 1, Chair: Hicham Atassi

  1. Miren Karmele López de Ipina Pena
  2. Anna Esposito
  3. Vincenzo Capuano

Session: Signal processing 1
Room 2, Chair: Pavel Rajmic

  1. Darian Onchis
  2. Peter L. Sondergaard
  3. Thibaud Necciari
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00

Session: Data-mining and machine learning 2
Room 1, Chair: Marcos Faundez-Zanuy

  1. Thomas Mazzocco
  2. Alessandro Vinciarelli

Session: Image processing
Room 2, Chair: Kamil Říha

  1. Filip Šroubek
  2. Jiří Sedlář
Social dinner

Friday, 26th October 2012

08:00 – 09:00
09:00 – 10:30

Presentations of Research Teams | Chair: Zdeněk Smékal

Miren Karmele López de Ipina Pena
Biosystem and Biomedical Engineering: standpoint from a research group in the Basque Country

Pedro Gómez-Vilda
Center for Biomedical Technology, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Carlos M. Travieso-Gonzalez
IDeTIC/ULPGC: Research and Innovation

Martin Holters
Department of Signal Processing and Communications, Helmut Schmidt University, University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, Germany

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00

Session: Signal processing 2
Chair: Peter Balazs

  1. Marcos Faundez-Zanuy
  2. Monika Dörfler
  3. Martin Holters
  4. Hans G. Feichtinger
13:00 – 14:30
14:30 – 16:00

Session: Neural disorders analysis
Chair: Jiří Mekyska

  1. Pedro Gómez-Vilda
  2. Jesús B. Alonso Hernández
  3. Carlos M. Travieso-Gonzalez


Organization of the workshop is supported by the grant project CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0094 of the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Workshop gallery