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Technical Sponsors:


The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The IEEE is a non-profit, technical professional association of more than 360,000 individual members in approximately 175 countries. The IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others. 


The European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).
EURASIP's goal is to improve communication between groups and individuals that work within the multidisciplinary, fast growing field of Signal Processing in Europe and elsewhere, and to exchange and disseminate information in the field all over the world.


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
The IET is a new institution formed in spring 2006 by the coming together of the IEE and IIE. The IET aims to serve a global community engaged in engineering and technology, providing a knowledge network accessible whenever or wherever you choose.




Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) - IST is the engineering school of the Technical University of Lisbon. 
IST mission is to contribute to the development of society by promoting a higher education of outstanding quality in the areas of Engineering, Science & Technology, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and by developing the Research & Development activities essential to ensure the highest standard of education.
Instituto de Telecomunicações (it) - it is a research institute whose mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of telecommunications.
it is actively involved in fundamental and applied research in telecommunications both at national and international level. Simultaneously it is committed to foster higher education and training, by hosting and tutoring graduate and postgraduate students.



TAP Portugal (TAP) - TAP is a Portuguese airline market leader, which celebrated its 60th anniversary on March 14th of 2005; the date on which it also became part of the Star Alliance, the largest global alliance of airlines in the world.
With its Hub in Lisbon - a privileged access platform to Europe - at the crossroads with other Continents, the Company currently flies to 43 destinations, throughout 25 countries in Africa and North and South America; a region in which TAP stands out as being the leading operational European transportation company to Brazil.
TAP is the PCS'2007 official carrier.
Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN) - REN is responsible for the electricity transmission in Portugal. REN was set up as a company in August 1994 in result of the split-up of EDP - Electricidade de Portugal, S.A. to which it already belonged as its Operational Department. Its history, however, goes back to 1947, when the pioneer of electricity transmission in Portugal, therefore its original predecessor, CNE - Companhia Nacional de Electricidade, S.A.R.L. was founded.
Nowadays REN has diversified its activity areas, covering also the telecommunications and gas businesses.
Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) - CGD has been at the forefront of Portuguese economic and social development over the last 127 years. It has been a benchmark operator in the Portuguese banking sector in terms of its support to households, companies and domestic institutions, since its formation on 10 April 1876.
On the basis of a strong corporate ethos and the highest ethical standards, rigour and professionalism, CGD is permanently geared to the willingness to change. It is currently the parent company of a modern financial group, prepared to cater for the needs and expectations of millions of customers and the challenges of market globalisation.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation - The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is a Portuguese private institution of public utility whose statutory aims are in the fields of arts, charity, education and science. Created by a clause in Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian's will, the Foundation's statutes were approved in 1956.
Luso-American Foundation - The Luso-American Development Foundation is a private, financially independent Portuguese institution.
Its main goal is to contribute towards Portugal's development by providing financial and strategic support for innovative projects by fostering cooperation between Portuguese and American civil society.


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