One of the great things of doing a PhD is going to conferences to present the latest research findings. This week, I attended the IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) in Jakarta, Indonesia. The whole conference was at a very high level, and the organizing committee made everything for the comfort of the attendees: pick-up service from the airport to the hotel,  excellent Indonesian food throughout the conference, a memorable banquet dinner with lots of traditional Indonesian dances, and very interesting talks.

I did both a poster and an oral presentation on Tuesday, where I had some interesting discussions with other experts from the field. The icing on the cake was that our paper won a Top 10% award, which shows that we are on the right track ­čÖé

I definitely want to come back to Indonesia and go and explore some of the Thousand Islands. Now I am looking forward to some time in Switzerland, before attending the IEEE International Conference on image Processing (ICIP) in Paris end of October.