On behalf of the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), it is my great pleasure and honor to welcome each of you to the APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference (ASC), to be held in person in Macau, China from December 3 to 6, 2024. This is the 16th APSIPA ASC and the first time ASC has been held in Macau.

The first APSIPA ASC was held in Sapporo, Japan in 2009 and we have had annual ASCs every year since then in locations around Asia, the United States, and New Zealand. Since 2009, APSIPA has become a vibrant community of researchers and educators in signal and information processing. APSIPA now has many activities for our members including distinguished lecturers, seasonal schools, technical committee activities, and local chapter activities. In addition, we have the APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing and the Book Series. Our premier event and most visible activity continue to be our Annual Summit and Conference. We hope that all of you can enjoy, learn, and benefit from this year’s ASC.

We give our sincere thanks to the entire organizing committee and volunteers. I believe they will put together a great program at APSIPA ASC 2024.

We look forward to a very successful APSIPA ASC and I hope to interact with many of you.

Best wishes and thank you,

Tatsuya Kawahara
President, APSIPA