Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association
(APSIPA) establishes the Distinguished Lecturer Program
(DLP) to serve its communities by organizing lectures
given by distinguished experts.
distinguished lecturer program is an educational program
that promotes the research and development of signal
and information processing in Asia Pacific region. Particular
attention is given to the specific needs of academia,
and professionals in industry and government in developing
countries. Lecturers will tailor their presentations
to the envisioned audience.
distinguished lecturer is an ambassador of APSIPA to
promote APSIPA's image and reach out to new membership.
A distinguished lecturer is also a volunteer who is
willing to serve the APSIPA community. The visibility
of APSIPA is expected to increase significantly as a
result of the lectures.
appointment of distinguished lecturer is an honor to
recognize the technical achievement, expertise and leadership
of an individual.
distinguished lecturers are distinguished experts who
are willing to give lectures to achieve the objectives
of the program. They are nominated by the members of the
Board of Governors. Nominations will be for a 2-year term
that begins on 1 January of the subsequent year. All nominations
must be submitted to APSIPA Institutional
Relations and Education (IRE) Board Chair by 15 December
of the year preceding the appointment.
nomination should include (i) a completed nomination
form with the nominee's resume which addresses the distinguished
lecturer selection criteria; (ii) a statement from the
nominee expressing his/her willingness to serve as a
distinguished lecturer and complete the respective duties;
(iii) a biography and a digital photo for publicity
purposes. The nomination should also include pointers
to the candidate's web site and online video materials,
which may be useful in reaching out to audience after
the distinguished lecturer appointment.
Leadership and public lectures
This criterion is evidenced by keynote/plenary talks during
the years preceding the nomination, or by similar distinguished
lecturer appointments awarded by other reputable associations.
APSIPA may appoint distinguished lecturers jointly with
other associations in the related technical fields.
Recent publications and technical breakthroughs
Supporting documentation may include list of the candidate's
recent journal papers, books, monographs with citation
Serving as ambassador
The distinguished lecturers should be committed to complete
the duty of representing APSIPA at the proposed events,
and participating in membership recruitment and development
as part of the lecturing tours. The distinguished lecturer
should put in best effort to promote APSIPA during the
Outreach to audience
The distinguished lecturers should identify topics of
lectures for the envisioned audience. This criterion
is evidenced by the invitation from local hosts and
the size of the expected audience.
Selection and Appointment
distinguished lecturers are selected by IRE
Board which is appointed by APSIPA President. Each
year, the DLP committee selects and appoints up to 10
distinguished lecturers who address well the selection
IRE Board receives all nominations by 15 December and
announces the selection in January of the subsequent
Policy and Procedure
will announce and publicize all appointed distinguished
lecturers in its website, through APSIPA Annual Summit
and Conference and in its other publications. Appointed
distinguished lecturers should complete at least two lectures
in two different locations during the 2-year term. The
IRE Board Chair will
facilitate the arrangement between the local hosts and
the lecturers when necessary.
nominated distinguished lecturers are encouraged to
fit their lecture schedule with other travel plans to
ease travel expanses they may need to afford. However,
this program is not intended to provide speakers for
conferences, workshops or symposia. Local hosts are
expected to make their best effort to publicize the
lectures locally to attract audience, and take care
of the local arrangement.
appointed distinguished lecturers should submit a report
to the IRE Board Chair after completing the lecturing
tours. APSIPA will acknowledge all distinguished lecturers
who have completed the lecturing tours at the plenary
session of APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference with
certificates and tokens of appreciation.
click here (PDF
Word) to download the nomination form of APSIPA Distinguished
The presentation template for APSIPA Distinguished Lectures
is available to download here.