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IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Newsletter
1st Qtr 2019
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Greetings and Happy New Year,

And I thought 2018 was busy! This year is already shaping up to be a very busy year for the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. Growth has been a goal for the Society and those of us in the Administrative Committee realize that attracting members and activating members requires us to offer even more opportunities for involvement.

The I&M committee structure mirrors our major activities, including Membership, Publications, Education, Conferences, and Technical Committees. Membership pushed to support chapters and encourage new ones. In particular, we have formed chapters in Africa to support this underserved area of membership. New chapters have been formed in Central and South America as well. We are excited that our publications were rated higher in their categories and our Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement is now the top-rated journal in our category. We are delighted to see more submissions and have added editors to assure we can review your work in a timely and through manner.

Our Education Committee has added a broad range of video tutorials available through an IEEE Resource Center to members and the public. We continue to provide fellowships for research and teaching in the areas of I&M. The Education Committee also provides a great group of Distinguished Lecturers who in turn support our membership through chapter presentations.

Face to face discussions are key to developing the Instrumentation and Measurement community. We sponsor 13 conferences worldwide on a variety of I&M related topics. This year we are excited to have our flagship conference: the International Instrumentation and Measurement Technical Conference in Auckland, New Zealand 20-23 May. Yes, registration is open for this five track conference with hundreds of papers, panel sessions, tutorials and keynote speakers. In addition to our repeating conferences on many topics for medical measurements, automated test systems, sensor applications, etc., we are thrilled to announce The 8th IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE). This conference will be held in Graz Austria 4-8 November. I hope to see you there.

Finally, we have revitalized our Technical Committees and currently have 22 groups working on advancement of science and the development of standards in a wonderful array of topics related I&M. Check out our website for details on any of these areas of interest.

Personally, I most enjoyed meeting members last year. I met hundreds in my travels and I hope to meet even more this year. It’s great to see the wonderful work you do and the ways in which you are improving our profession. Have a great 2019, and please stop me to talk when you see me.

Regards,
J. Max Cortner
IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, President 2018-2019

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Our mission statement reads, "The Instrumentation & Measurement Society Administrative Committee strives to provide the most comprehensive and high-quality services to our members and related professionals." The I&M Society has a wide range of activities and benefits to offer our members. These are detailed on our website highlighting the available services and products.

There also are many opportunities for our members to become involved in volunteer leadership positions that help promote the instrumentation and measurement profession. We invite you to become involved today!

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The IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society wishes a warm congratulations to those elevated by I&M Society to IEEE Fellows as part of the 2019 class.

Leopoldo Angrisani - for contributions to test and measurement of communication systems

Friedhelm Caspers - for contributions to charged particle accelerators

View the full list of members elevated by the I&M Society on our website.

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IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society welcomes nominations to IEEE Fellow elevation.

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved to recognize IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. Indeed, the total number of new IEEE Fellows selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting IEEE membership.

To be eligible for IEEE Fellow elevation, a nominee must be an IEEE Senior Member or an IEEE Life Member, and to have been a member in good standing in any grade for a period of at least five years preceding January 1st of the year of elevation.

IEEE Fellow nominees are classified into the following four categories:
  • Application Engineer/Practitioner
  • Educator
  • Research Engineer/Scientist
  • Technical Leader
The nominator can be any person, including non-IEEE members. The nominator has the responsibility to:
  1. Prepare the IEEE Fellow Grade Nomination Form
  2. Solicit at least five, but no more than eight, IEEE Fellow references capable of assessing the nominee's contributions
  3. Solicit no more than three endorsements capable of supporting the nomination. Any person, including non-IEEE members, may submit an endorsement
  4. Identify an IEEE Society/Technical Council whose evaluating committee will assess the nominee's technical qualifications and contributions
The next deadline for submitting IEEE Fellow nominations is 1 March 2019 (hard deadline, no extensions).

Further information about the IEEE Fellow program is available by clicking here.

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Dear Students of Instrumentation and Measurement,

It's not too early to be excited for I2MTC 2019! Between the student paper competition, the Sensors and Measurement Student Competition, the panels, tutorials, and everything else, there is a lot to look forward to and we can't wait to see you in Auckland! In the coming months we'll be working to create more student opportunities and resources and we would love your input. If you have any feedback as to what would make your I2MTC or general I&M Society student experience better, I encourage you to reach out to me via email at katelyn.brinker@mst.edu.

Another student opportunity the I&M society offers is the Graduate Fellowship Award. Please note that the nomination deadline has been extended to 1 March 2019 and more information can be found here.

We hope you'll apply for this amazing opportunity!

Katelyn Brinker
I&M Graduate Student Representative

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TIM@I2MTC

Authors of any papers published or e-published during 2018 in the IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM) are welcome to present their TIM paper in a special session at the IEEE I2MTC 2019 conference, held 20-23 May 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. The TIM paper is automatically accepted (no review is required), as long as the authors submit and register the paper at the conference in time. For the submission process, please see here.

There are many advantages to presenting your TIM paper at IEEE I2MTC. First, you will have a chance to promote your work to the conference audience (typically 350 to 550 attendees) and get more exposure for your work in the I&M community. Second, you might receive useful feedback on your work, leading to further research or collaboration with other community members. Third, your TIM paper might receive more citations since more people will be aware of it. Finally, it is a perfect opportunity to do networking with other experts like yourself in the community.

Rules: Your TIM paper's title and authors' list will appear in the conference program. The paper itself will NOT appear in the conference proceedings or in IEEE Xplore, since it is already published in IEEE Xplore as an IEEE TIM paper.

For questions, please contact IEEE TIM Editor-in-Chief, Shervin Shirmohammadi.



IEEE TIM is the Number 1 Journal in the Area of General Instrumentation and Measurement

We are pleased to announce that according to the 2017 Journal Citation Report, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM) is the number 1 journal in the area of general Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) with an Impact Factor of 2.794. For more information on TIM, click here!




IEEE TIM Top Cited and Downloaded Papers

To view the top cited and accessed IEEE TIM Papers, click here.


IEEE TIM Issues

IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS) 2019 Special Issue: Extended SAS papers registered and presented at the conference must be submitted 20 June - 10 July 2019.

IEEE International Instrumentation and Technology Conference (I2MTC) Special Issue: Extended I2MTC papers registered and presented at the conference can be submitted to this SI. Please check the website for the announcement of the submission window.

IEEE International Symposium on Measurements and Networking (M&N) Special Issue: Extended M&N papers registered and presented at the conference must be submitted 29 September - 13 October, 2019.

IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA) Special Issue: Extended MeMeA papers registered and presented at the conference can be submitted to this SI. Please check the website for the announcement of the submission window.

IEEE International Symposium on Robotic and Sensors Environments (ROSE) Special Issue: Extended Rose M&N papers registered and presented at the conference must be submitted 14-27 October, 2019.
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Written by: Alessandro Ferrero

In Italy, anyone active in the I&M field could say that they've known Domenico (Mimmo) Grimaldi since forever, even if they lived hundreds of kilometers apart and they studied or worked at different Universities. We all shared the same interest and passion: Instrumentation & Measurement.

There were very few professors teaching I&M in Italy when Mimmo, and those like us, started our careers many years ago as young assistant professors. The professors, who triggered and nurtured our passion for I&M, were so wise to understand not only the importance of this subject in a world that is more and more relying on measured quantities and data, but also that the I&M culture could be developed and disseminated only by people who were deeply engaged in this field and in finding common solutions to the different I&M problems. On a regular basis, they organized several scientific meetings where these issues could be discussed among all of us. Their wisdom was so great that they also understood that good friends could have been much more "efficient" than only colleagues. So those meetings - let's not forget that we live in Italy! - always ended with a good dinner, with all of us sitting at the same table and sharing the same good food and wine. No wonder the generation to whom Mimmo belonged developed such a strong friendship, and the awareness that we had not only good colleagues but also good friends. Mimmo was one of the quietest of us, always respectful of everybody's else ideas, but also very determined in expressing his own. His competences in the ADC field, and more recently, in biomedical measurements represented a reference for all of us.

Mimmo's contribution to The Instrumentation and Measurement Society was as significant, despite how quiet he was. He was one of the best Associate Editors for our Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM), and he was one of the founders of our MeMeA symposium. The 2009 edition he organized in Cetraro, a wonderful little town of the Sothern Italy coast not far from his hometown, Cosenza, was memorable from both the scientific and social point of view, filled with the natural warmth with which he infused in everything he did.

He was also a wonderful father to his daughter and his son. He loved to talk about them, and there was always a glance of pride in his eyes, even when he was somehow worried (and which father is not?) about their future.

On October 24, 2018, a terrible, silent, and sudden illness stole him from us at the age of 66; we are dearly missing him as a colleague, a friend, and the companion with whom we shared all our professional lives as well as many wonderful moments.

We'll miss you, Mimmo. Our deep sorrow is mitigated only by the awareness that your warm smile will remain with us forever. Ciao! Rest in peace.

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The IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society is soliciting nominations for the
Graduate Fellowship Award and has recently extended the nomination deadline to 1 March 2019.

The purpose of the Graduate Fellowship Award is to support and encourage graduate-level research in the area of instrumentation and measurement. The yearly award budget is up to US$45,000 with a maximum award of US$15,000 per winner.

Prize: Up to US$15,000 per award winner, certificate, and complimentary Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Student membership, starting in September of the award year and including 2 subsequent years.

Eligibility:
  1. Candidate must be at minimum a student member of the IEEE.
  2. Candidate's advisor must be a member of the IEEE and the I&M Society.
  3. Previous award recipients are not eligible for a period of two years after receiving the award.
  4. No more than one nomination per graduate advisor will be considered.

Nomination Instructions: Please complete the Graduate Fellowship Award nomination form by 1 March 2019 (extended from 1 February 2019).

More information about this award can be found on our website. To submit a nomination, click here.

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The IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society is soliciting nominations for
Faculty Course Development Award and has recently extended the nomination deadline to 1 March 2019.

The purpose of the Faculty Course Development Award is to support and encourage faculty members to develop a new course or significantly revise an existing course with specific focus on Instrumentation and/or Measurement, taught in an accredited (in accordance to the accepted rules of the country of applicant) engineering/physics/science curriculum.

Prize: Annual awards of up to $10,000 USD each, with $20,000 USD maximum available funds

Application Instructions: Please complete the Faculty Course Development Award electronic application package by 1 March 2019 (extended from 1 February 2019).

More information about this award can be found on our website. To apply, click here.

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The Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Society is currently accepting applications for new Distinguished Lecturers (DL) for the
Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP). The DLP provides I&M chapters and technical events around the world with talks by experts on topics of interest and importance to the I&M community. Our lecturers are among the most qualified experts in their field. More details on the DLP can be found on the I&M Society website.

DLP Evaluations are conducted in person each year at I2MTC. This year, I2MTC will be held 20-23 May in Auckland, New Zealand. Details on the Evaluation Meeting will be posted on the I&M website and the I2MTC website as they become available.

Suggested topics for DL presentations include (but are not limited to):
  • Laser/Optics (including Fiber Optic Sensing)
  • Measurement Precision, Sensitivity, and Noise
  • Measurement Fundamentals (accuracy, trueness, repeatability, resolution, etc.)
  • Calibration and Calibration Periodicity
  • DC Measurements
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Measurements
  • Robotics/Automated Measurements
  • Nanotechnology in Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Big Data and Metrology
  • Measurement for Food Safety
  • State-of-the-Art of Traditional Measurements and Instrumentation (Digitizers, Voltmeters, Spectrum Analyzers, etc.)
To apply, submit a single PDF file that includes the following:
  • Title of Presentation
  • Presenter's name and affiliation
  • Abstract of the presentation topic (between 500 and 1000 words)
  • A biography of the presenter (limited to 150 words)
Applications will be accepted through 11:59pm (CST) on 3 May 2019. Proposal presentations selected for an evaluation slot must be no longer than 12 minutes and must be presented in person at I2MTC.

For questions or to submit your application, contact the DLP Chair, Kristen Donnell.

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We hold numerous conferences throughout the year. Please refer to the I&M Conference listing to see a full listing.

For more information on any of the conferences, please contact Gourab Sen Gupta, VP of Conferences for the I&M Society.




The 2019 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS) will be held on 11-13 March 2019 in Sophia Antipolis, France.

For more information, please visit the conference website.



The 2019 16th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals & Devices (SSD) will be held on 21-24 March 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

For more information, please visit the conference website.



The 2019 IEEE Journees Nationales Microondes (JNM) will be held on 14-17 May 2019 in Caen, France.

For more information, please visit the conference website.




The 2019 IEEE International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) will be held 20-23 May 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand.

For more information, visit the conference website.




The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (CIVEMSA) will be held on 14-16 June 2019 in Tianjin, China.

IMPORTANT DATES:
18 February 2019: Full Paper Submission Deadline
25 March 2019: Acceptance/rejection notification
30 April 2019: Final manuscript submission

For more information, visit the conference website.




The 13th edition of the IEEE International Symposium on Robotic and Sensors Environments will be held on 17-18 June 2019 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Full Paper Submission: 18 February 2019
Acceptance Notification: 15 April 2019
Submission of Final Papers & Author Registration Deadline: 30 April 2019

For more information, visit the conference website.




The 2019 IEEE 5th International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace (MetroAeroSpace) will be held 19-21 June 2019 in Torino, Italy.

IMPORTANT DATES:
20 March 2019: Notification of Acceptance
1 May 2019: Final Paper Submission Deadline

For more information, visit the conference website.




The 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA) will be held on 26-28 June 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey

IMPORTANT DATES:
Full Paper Submission: 4 February 2019
Notification of Accept/Reject: 25 March 2019
Final Manuscript Submission, Copyright Form, Registration: 29 April 2019

For more information, visit the conference website.




The 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Measurements & Networking (M&N) will be held on 8-10 July 2019 in Catania, Italy

IMPORTANT DATES:
1 March 2019: Full Paper Submission
7 April 2019: Acceptance Notification
5 May 2019: Revised Manuscript Submission

For more information, visit the conference website.




The 2019 IEEE International Flexible Electronics Technology Conference (IFETC) will be held on 11-14 August 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

IMPORTANT DATES:
31 March 2019: Abstract deadline
30 April 2019: Acceptance notice
15 June 2019: Paper submission & Early bird registration

For more information, visit the conference website.




The 2019 4th International Symposium on Instrumentation Systems, Circuits and Transducers (INSCIT) will be held on 26-30 August 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil

IMPORTANT DATES:
31 March 2019: Paper Submission Deadline
27 May 2019: Notification of Acceptance
8 June 2019: Camera Ready Deadline

For more information, visit the conference website.




The 2019 IEEE AUTESTCON will be held on 9-12 September 2019 in National Harbor, Maryland, USA.

Extended Abstracts Deadline: 15 March 2019

For more information, visit the conference website.




The2019 IEEE International Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization for Measurement, Control, and Communication (ISPCS) will be held on 22-27 September 2019 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

IMPORTANT DATES:
8 April 2019: Deadline for Submission of Regular Papers
20 May 2019: Acceptance notice and WIP paper submission deadline
15 July 2019: Final written materials to be published in proceedings

For more information, visit the conference website.




The 2019 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN) will be held on 30 September - 3 October 2019 in Pisa, Italy.

IMPORTANT DATES:
30 March 2019: Special session proposal
30 March 2019: Competition track proposal
10 May 2019: Paper submission deadline
30 June 2019: Notification of acceptance
12 July 2019: Competition subscription

For more information, visit the conference website.




The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE) will be held on 4-8 November 2019 in Graz, Austria.

IMPORTANT DATES:
15 February 2019: Special Session and Tutorials Proposal Deadline
5 May 2019: Full Paper Submission
20 June 2019: Review Notification (Accept, Reject, Accept with Minor Revisions)
5 July 2019: Submission of Revised Paper (if required)
27 July 2019: Final Notification Deadline (Accept or Reject)
9 August 2019: Final Manuscript Submission for ALL papers

For more information, visit the conference website.


2020 IEEE I2MTC - Save the Date
The 2020 IEEE International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) will be held 25-28 May 2020 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Stay tuned for more information!

2021 IEEE I2MTC
The location for the 2021 IEEE International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) has now been selected! The 2021 Conference will be held in Glasgow, Scotland. Stay tuned for more information!


Have a conference you would like advertised in the I&M Society Newsletter? Contact Jane Buckingham for details on how to have it included.

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Call for Participation in Technical Committees

I&M has 20 different Technical Committees (TCs). Our TCs define and implement the technical directions of the Society. As a fundamental element of the Society all members are invited and encouraged to participate in one or more of its technical committees. Please contact Ruqiang Yan, VP Technical and Standards Activities, at yanruqiang@xjtu.edu.cn or any member of the Technical and Standards Activities Committee, if you are interested in membership in one or more of our TCs. You can also fill the application form and send to the chair of your interested TCs. To view the complete list of TCs, visit our website.


IEEE I&M TC-1: Nondestructive Evaluation and Industrial Inspection (NDE&II)

Announcing the Formation of IEEE IMS TC-1 -- Nondestructive Evaluation and Industrial Inspection (NDE&II)

Technical Committee-1 (TC-1) on "Nondestructive Evaluation and Industrial Inspection (NDE&II)" was approved by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) Society AdCom in May 2018.

The goals of this Committee are to:
  • Develop, promote, and support research and development on measurements, instrumentation, and systems for non-destructive evaluation and industrial inspection.
  • Promote the integration of cutting-edge technologies into NDT&II ecosystems for the applications of material characterization and structural health monitoring.
  • Develop IEEE standards on NDT&II to serve industry.
  • Become the liaison, facilitate and promote collaboration among the users and developers of different Nondestructive Evaluation and Industrial Inspection (NDE&II) techniques and relevant I&M Technical Committees (TC), other IEEE Societies, Councils, and OUs.
You're welcome to join the Technical Committee on Nondestructive Evaluation and Industrial Inspection (TC NDE&II) of the IEEE I&M Society.

To join TC NDE&II, contact the TC Chair Helena Geirinhas Ramos or the TC Co-chair Zheng Liu with your name, title, position, affiliation, and a self-introduction by email.

Membership in TC NDE&II is open to any interested researcher in Nondestructive Evaluation and Industrial Inspection (NDE&II).
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We would like to recognize I&M Society members' technical achievements and innovations that have resulted in issued patents during the current calendar year. If you have already been issued a patent in 2016 we wish to add it to the list. To do so please fill out the
form here and we will add the information to the website. In addition, if you are issued a patent in the future please use the same link to inform us and we will be happy to add it to the list as we intend to continuously update the information in this list.

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Advertise your book on the I&M website! The Instrumentation and Measurement Society would like to provide a list of book titles written by I&M authors on the
I&M website. The Society believes that books are an excellent avenue to disseminate the most advanced state-of-the art within and outside of the community and that the website will help to spread the good news about the hard work of the authors. The guidance below will govern which titles will be displayed. We look forward to your contributions! Visit our website for terms and guidelines.



To see the full list of 2019 I&M Officers, please click here.
To see the full list of I&M AdCom members, please click here.
To see the full list of additional AdCom appointments, please click here.


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