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Conferences (Concern Fees?) - About hammers and nails

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There is some concern about scientific conferences in general, and signal/image/video conferences in particular, as money making machines (hence the fees' concern anagram). Not only places where people meet, share, even copy or steal ideas... Remember the standard quote, attributed to Wilson Mizner (1876-1933): Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research or maybe this quote has also been unfaithfully copied, since it often appear as If you steal from one author, it’s plagiarism; if you steal from many, it’s research Steal or copy, two or many. Blame the the cut, correct and paste. Since Mizner's most famous plays is entitled The Deep Purple , shouldn't this sentence be refined along the lines of another solid rock band, Megadeth ( Captive honour , from Countdown to extinction ): And when you kill a man, you're a murderer ( plagiarist ) Kill many, and you're a conqueror ( researcher , then) Kill them all... Ooh... Oh you're a god! W

Swanky Bettors - on West bank Story

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May a movie bring some peace in the Middle East ? A litte singing, a little dancing, a lot of humm(our)us. A nice feature for this 60th anniversary of the Foundation of the state of Israel . Swanky Bettors may bet on West bank Story ( online video here , and IMDB page there ) by Ari Sandel. Official selection of the 2005 Sundance film fest, 28 prizes won in festivals. Love inside inter-family confrontation in a FFF (falafel-fast-food, not FFF , not FFF ) world, KK (Kosher-King) against HH (Hummus Hut). David and Fatima replay Romeo and Juliet and West side story . Wanna trade chickpeas for a chic peace ?

Cochlear Auxin - Congratulations

Caroline Chaux PhD thesis has been awarded "best thesis in signal and image processing" by the EEA Club , on Tuesday 6th May 2008. The EEA Club is a 40 year old association that gathers teachers and researchers in Electrical and Control Engineering, founding member and part of the European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE) . The official ceremony takes place in Saint-Etienne, France, at the 48ème congrès du Club EEA (www.istase.fr/eea2008/) from May 28 to May 30. Caroline Chaux also received the best student paper award at ICASSP 2005 . The PhD thesis is entitled " Analyse en ondelettes M-bandes en arbre dual ; application à la restauration d’images" or " M-band dual tree wavelet analysis with application to image restoration". Dual tree wavelets represent a special breed of wavelet frames composed of the union of two (M-band) wavelet bases in phase quadrature or forming Hilbert pairs. The sine and cosi