GlobalSIP 2016:

Symposium on Non-Commutative Theory and Applications


Friday, December 9
10:00 - 11:00
Keynote: NCTA-K1: Al Hero - Non-commutativity in Signal Processing
14:00 - 15:40
NCTA-1: Non-Commutative Theory and Applications I
16:10 - 17:30
NCTA-2: Non-Commutative Theory and Applications II

Keynote Speaker

NCTA-K1: Al Hero, University of Michigan

Non-commutativity in Signal Processing

Non-commutativity arises in many places in statistical signal processing including information fusion, graphical models and distributed estimation. Any problem where the model or the processing lacks symmetry, permutation invariance or revocable actions will have non-commutativity. This talk will discuss several signal processing areas where non-commutativity is manifested and some challenges and opportunities.

Non‐commutativity is intrinsic to emerging complex sensing and processing systems. This symposium aims to bring multidisciplinary researchers whose work addresses development or application of new non‐commutative information measures. These measures and their application domain target data collection for non-commutative information structures intrinsic to hierarchical representations, distributed sensing, and adaptive online processing. Such non-commutative measures and approaches include but are not limited to combination of theory of random matrices, free probability, and statistical machine learning. Application domains of interest include: 1) community detection in dynamic social networks; 2) recognizing and describing complex human activities from video; 3) fusion of directed information flows; 4) interactive machine learning with humans and crowdsourcing; and 5) networks of brain‐computer interfaces.

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers, with up to four pages for technical content including figures and possible references, and with one additional optional 5th page containing only references. Manuscripts should be original (not submitted/published anywhere else) and written in accordance with the standard IEEE double-column paper template. Submission is through the GlobalSIP website at

Important Dates

Paper Submission DeadlineJune 5, 2016 Extended to June 20, 2016
Review Results AnnouncedAugust 5, 2016 August 20, 2016
Camera-Ready Papers DueSeptember 30, 2016

Organizing Committee

GlobalSIP 2016 thanks the following for their support.