WSEAS Post Conference Report, Corfu Island, Greece, February 16-19, 2007

6th WSEAS International Conference on SIGNAL PROCESSING, ROBOTICS and AUTOMATION (ISPRA '07)

Corfu Island, Greece, February 16-19, 2007

Prof. M.Poulos, Prof. V.Mladenov and Prof. N.Mastorakis worked very hard for the success of these events. WSEAS thanks them cordially. They welcomed the participants and explained the latest developments that have taken place at WSEAS conferences in Corfu. They referred in particular to the importance of these conferences and their very successful history since the first meeting of 1996. The series has been held annually since then in response to the interest of the international community in the topic. So, they announced the same conferences again in Cambrridge, UK in February of 2008.

The additional features of this multiconference were
1) Publication of the Proceedings in 3 media: hard-copy, CD, E-Library
(A) Books of the WSEAS  with ISBN and ISSN indexed by the major Citation Indexes:

(B) CD-ROM Proceedings with pages' numbers with ISBN and ISSN indexed by the major Citation Indexes:

(C) E-Library:

and possible:

JOURNAL PUBLICATION: Only authors of high - quality papers of archival value (they have been recommended by the Chairmen) have been invited (after the end of the conference) to send extended versions of their papers to the international WSEAS Journals after the conference. See the procedure below.

2) WSEAS gave a very strong and important tool to all the participants:
A new username and password WITHOUT EXPIRY DATE for on-line access in the WSEAS Conference proceedings FOR EVER.

3) WSEAS gave also to all the participants 1 complimentary CD-ROM or 1 complimentary Book from previous Proceedings
So, the participants were really very happy, because they had the opportunity to study the proceedings of the previous year.

4) Because the WSEAS will maintain the same policy in 2008, the accepted and presented papers will be available and readable in the CD-ROM that we will distribute in Cambridge, UK in February of 2008. See:

5) Rich cultural and social part as usual in WSEAS events. The importance of these conferences can be proved by the impact of these conferences in 2006: See, please

6) The conference Books (Hard-Copy Proceedings), CD-ROM proceedings and (Journals with selected papers) published by WSEAS Press continue to sell for a long time after the meeting has taken place. This is another demonstration of the prestige the scientific community attribute to the meetings organised by the WSEAS.


Conference Statistics:
Submitted papers: 325
Accepted papers: 192

Enjoy some of the moments of the conference and the banquet:



Scientific Aspect

Review Process:
Each paper was reviewed at least by 2 independent reviewers. The WSEAS Secretariat sent each paper to 4 reviewers. Some papers received reviews from 4 different referees. The WSEAS Secretariat forwarded these comments by personalized emails to the responsible for the correspondence author. The full list of the reviewers will be available in the web page:

Dear Author,

One month after the conference, we have started the evaluation of the papers from the conference  for possible inclusion of their extended and enhanced versions in the WSEAS Journals.

INTRODUCTION: You know that our goal is to maintain very strong international journals, to increase the impact of our beloved WSEAS Transactions, really top journals as they really are. To this end, we need only high quality papers, breakthrough works of archival value, i.e. papers that are well written from any point of view, completed studies (with their numerical examples or experiments that must be compared with the previous results in the literature), excellent english and of course correct WSEAS format. The papers also must be substantially extended version of the paper that was presented in the conference (with more than 40% new material). We need papers that will attract the attention of other scholars citing them increasing our impact. In the next few years, the WSEAS transactions must be in every academic library, in every corner of the earth. To this end, we need your high quality contribution.

a) Check very carefully if your idea is really important, breakthrough in your field and can appear in a Journal of the quality and the level of the WSEAS Transactions. If you doubt, do not send it so easily. Your paper must not be only a good idea. It must be a complete study with theoretical background, complete bibliographical references; without grammatical and syntactical errors. For theoretical works: full comparison with previous published papers is necessary. We need numerical examples, applicability of the method, originality, novelty and directions for future research. For experimental or computational works: full comparison with previous published papers is necessary. We need real experiments with the necessary documentation, while for computational work, we need full benchmarks. Of course along discussions for the applicability of the method, originality, novelty and directions for future research.

b) Complete the extended version of your paper until March 31
and send it until March 31, by email to us:
extended *at*
(replace *at* with @ and remove blanks)

You must receive an email notification from the WSEAS after your submission. WSEAS will check: if it is really an extended paper of our conference and if it fulfils the requirements of the previous paragraph a). If not, he is entitled to reject it from this early stage informing you properly.

c) If WSEAS verifies that your paper fulfils the requirements of the paragraph a), then he will send it to 3 independent Reviewers outside your country. The positive answer of the 3 reviewers is necessary (i.e. 2 yes and 1 no implies NO, i.e.rejection).

d) WSEAS will collect the reviewers' remarks and will send them again to you for acceptance/ acceptance after minor revision/ acceptance after major revision / rejection

e) Possibly new rounds of review will be needed

f) No additional fee is needed in case of acceptance.

g) Some authors (fortunately very few for the WSEAS Congresses) that did not show up in the conference (in China) to present their paper are not eligible to send extended version. (Of course,
they can send, at any time of the year, their papers via the normal procedure of the WSEAS Journals directly to the Editors-in-Chiefs  )

After all this procedure, the accepted papers that come from WSEAS Conferences
will be published in
* WSEAS Transactions on SYSTEMS

IF: you want another journal, or if you miss the deadline of March 31, or if you did not present your paper in the conference THEN: you can upload it quite independently as regular paper from the WSEAS Site for the Journals:

The final list of the papers must have the approval of an Associate Editor, 3 Reviewers, and of course the Editor-in-Chief of the particular Journal. i.e. 5 persons: 3 Reviewers, Guest Editor and the Editor-in-Chief of the particular Journal. We hope to help to to maintain the WSEAS Transactions, top journals in the electrical and computer engineering

WSEAS sent a full report of the whole review process and the whole correspondence to the following international indexes that have recognized officially the Validity and the Reputation of the WSEAS Conferences: (see also: )

Best Student Papers:
The Organizing Committee received the forms that the Session Chairmen filled in after the end of their Sessions and after additional evaluation and discussion decided the following.
The Criteria were
a) originality and scientific impact
b) good presentation
c) paper presented by a student

Conference: EHAC
Won by: Miss Pauline Oh
Title: 2 Variable Reed Muller Binary Decision Diagrams
Authors: P. Oh, A. E. A. Almaini

Conference: AIKED
Won by: Mr. Humayun Karim Sulehria
Title: Hopfield Neural Networks—A Survey
Authors: Humayun Karim Sulehria, Ye Zhang

Conference: ISPRA
Won by: Mr. Simon Schulz
Title: Optimum Auto Exposure based on High-Dynamic-Range Histogram
Authors: Simon Schulz, Marcus Grimm, Rolf-Rainer Grigat

Conference: SEPADS
Won by: Miss Anaelis Sesin
Title: Effective Data Conversion Algorithm for Real-Time Vision Based Human Computer Interface
Authors: Anaelis Sesin, Malek Adjouadi, Melvin Ayala, Armando Barreto, Naphtali Rishe

Plenary Lectures:

Ultra Wideband Communications – The present and the future

Prof. Ranjan Bose
Indian Institute of Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering

Solving Network Optimisation Problems

Prof. Milos Seda
Brno University of Technology
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Automation and Computer Science

The International Scientific Dialogue in Computer Science

Prof. Nikos E. Mastorakis
Military Inst. of University Education
Hellenic Naval Academy
Terma Hatzikyriakou 18539,
Piraeus, GREECE

In his welcome speech, addressing the attendees, Prof. Mastorakis highlighted the achievements and future goals of the World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society.

Social Aspect

Coffee-Breaks: The WSEAS Organizing Committee offered 6 very rich coffee-breaks. Each coffee-breaks were composed by filter coffee, decaf. coffee, tea, local sweets, biscuits, freshly baked pastries. During the Coffee-Breaks the attendees had several opportunities for to interchange ideas and proposals for common projects and collaboration.

Banquet: The Conference Banquet took place inside the hotel. In addition to the rich buffet, the participants had the opportunity of enjoying a spectacular show of folklore dancers.
The whole event was really impressive. All the participants had a very good time and enjoyed themselves very much.