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ICASSP 2014: Seismic processing special session

First good news: our seismic data processing paper has been accepted to ICASSP 2014 (a just below 50% acceptance rate: 1745 out of 3492). Second good news: it is in Florence, a magnificent city, not only for arts (the conference is called "The Art of Signal Processing), but for Science too. The Galileo (1564-1642) History of Science Museum is a must-see. At our epoch, we can afford running time consuming dumb computations, changing only one hyper-parameter at the time to solve inverse restoration problems. We benefit from neat integro-differential settings to solve convex optimization problems. It is difficult to imagine a time when people endeavored the making of Science as we know it today, with very imprecise time measurements: imagine you want to compare the duration of free-fall for two objects (a 1 kg feather ball and a 1kg feather ball, for instance, with a water clock, or clepsydra. The calculus of variation blossomed between Leibniz and Newton between 1666 and 1674. Yet…