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IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Newsletter
May 2016
In this issue
  • I&M Conference Calendar
  • I&M Conference Call for Papers
  • Benefits of Technical Co-Sponsorship
  • I2MTC 2019 Bid Package
  • I2MTC 2016 Graduate Student Panel
  • Women in Instrumentation and Measurement Panel
  • Report on CMI Conference
  • Technical Committees
  • TC-32-Fault Tolerant Measurement Systems
  • Attention Book Authors
  • IMS Chapter News
  • 2016 Officers
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Feature articles in this issue include:
  • "You are what you eat: So measure what you eat!"
  • "Historical development of grain moisture measurement and other food quality sensing through electrical properties"
  • "AC and DC quantum hall resistance - simple and beautiful"
  • "E-nose application to food industry production"
  • "Microwave sensing of quality attributes of agricultural and food products"
  • "Improving calibration accuracy of a vibration sensor through a closed loop measurement system"

New I&M Chapter
We would like to welcome a new Chapter joining us in 2016:

IEEE Portugal Section Instrumentation and Measurement Society Chapter

IMS Distinguished Lecturer
Professor Wuqiang Yang delivered a talk during his visit in Kolkata, India 9-12 January 2016. Visit our website to view his report.

IEEE Senior Membership
IEEE Senior Membership is the highest grade for which application may be made and requires experience reflecting professional maturity. Candidates need to be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in IEEE-designated fields in professional practice for at least ten years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years.

An application for Senior Membership requires three references unless nominated by a Senior member, and in that case requires two references.

The following members have been elevated in 2016: Salmiah Ahmad, Sergio Angelo Cruz, Zdenek Bradac, Ana de Almeida, Gordon Deans, Axel Junge, Takehiro Morioka, Amauri Oliveira, Miguel Perez, Briane Ritchie, Norlida Buniyamin, Vittorio Ferrari, Magnus Karlsson, Darren Woodhouse


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Engineers today start their careers with excellent technical skills and subject matter expertise. The IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement (I&M) Newsletter includes time sensitive news useful to its members and highlights content of the current issue of IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine.


I&M Conference Calendar

We hold numerous workshops throughout the year. Please refer to the I&M Conference website for a full listing. For more information on any of the conferences, please contact Mark Yeary, VP of Conferences for the I&M Society.

The 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA) will be held in Benevento, Italy 12-14 May 2016. For more information, visit our website.

The 2016 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan 23-26 May 2016. For registration information, please visit our website.

The 2016 IEEE Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (CIVEMSA) will be held 27-29 June 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. For more information, please visit the CIVEMSA website.

AUTOTESTCON 2016 will be held in Anaheim, California 12-15 September 2016. AUTOTESTCON is the world's premier conference that brings together the military/aerospace automatic test industry and government/military acquirers and users to share new technologies, discuss innovative applications, and exhibit products and services. It is sponsored annually by IEEE.

Nominations are being accepted for the McGinnis Award, for more information and to nominate please visit the website.


I&M Conferences Currently Soliciting Paper Submissions
2016 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation

The Seventh International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN) will be held in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain, 4-7 October 2016.
View the Call for Papers.
Submission deadline: regular papers 15 May 2016
Work-in-Progress: 30 June 2016

Have a conference you'd like advertised in the I&M Society Newsletter? Contact Lauren Stockman for details on how to have it included.


Spotlight on the Benefits of Technical Co-Sponsorship

I&M offers two types of sponsorship: Technical and Financial. In this issue, we would like to briefly focus on techical co-sponsorship. The main benefit of technical co-sponsorship is the knowledge sharing that IMS members about the field of instrumentation and measurement. Other benefits are:
  • Be included in the IEEE Conference Search tool
  • Be encouraged and supported to participate in the IEEE Conference Publications Program (CPP): the primary objective of the CPP is to include the Conference papers in IEEE Xplore for the widest dissemination within the technical community
  • Be included in the IMS website
  • Use IMS and IEEE logos to attract qualified attendees
  • Be listed in the IEEE IMS Magazine pages
Other benefits can be specified in the conference Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Technical co-sponsorship requires direct and substantial involvement by the IMS in the organization of the conference technical program. Technically co-sponsored Conferences must include IMS members in the technical committees in order to contribute in managing the Call for Papers, the technical program and the review process. In addition, the IEEE IMS logo must be included in all event publications and announcements. In summary, these requirements help to boost the collaboration between the IMS and the primary participants of the conference so that the benefits listed above are maximized.


I2MTC 2019 Bid Package

The I2MTC Board of Directors is seeking bids to host I2MTC 2019. The deadline for bids has been extended to 15 May. Please refer to the I2MTC Bid Package for all information. Please send bid package (or at a minimum, a Letter of Intent to bid) to Judy Scharmann,, cc to Reza Zoughi,

We are seeking engagement in the bidding process from the IMS membership; whether it be through Chapters, Sections, Technical Committees, or past I2MTC attendees. Please send the I2MTC Bid Package to all interested parties.

Thank you for your involvement in IMS and in our flagship conference, I2MTC!


I2MTC 2016 Graduate Student Panel Announcement

The Graduate Student Panel will be taking place at I2MTC on Wednesday, 25 May, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in room 202 at the TICC. The panel topic this year at will be "Finding Your Niche."

"Each person takes a different route in finding their passion and niche. Sometimes this route is immediately evident, and sometimes it contains obstacles. Come hear panelists discuss how they chose their research topic, their path after receiving their degree, where they hope to take their careers, and their pursuit of their passions."

Women in Instrumentation and Measurement (WIM) Panel

The WIM Panel will be held at I2MTC on Wednesday, 25 May at 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in room 202 at the TICC.

The Women in Instrumentation and Measurement (WIM) Panel is held each year at I2MTC. This is the 6th year we have held this important panel at I2MTC, and Dr. Kristen Donnell will be serving as the Panel Chair. We are also fortunate to have Dr. Bozenna Pasik-Duncan as our keynote speaker this year. In the past, topics of discussion have ranged from the history and influence of women in science, mentoring, gender bias and acceptance, amongst others. We look forward to seeing men and women attend our Panel to hear Dr. Pasik-Duncan discuss her experiences. For more information about the WIM Panel, please contact Kristen at


Report on 2016 IEEE First International Conference on Control, Measurement, and Instrumentation (CMI)

The 2016 IEEE First International Conference on Control, Measurement & Instrumentation took place 8-10 January 2016 in Kolkata, India. CMI was organized by IEEE Joint CSS-IMS Kolkata Chapter, India, in collaboration with Jadavpur University, India, and was technically co-sponsored by IEEE IMS USA.

The keynote speaker was Prof. Wuqiang Yang, University of Manchester, UK, IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society, USA. The title of his talk was "Electrical Capacitance Tomography and Industrial Applications."

Visit our website to view the full report on CMI.


Technical Committees

I&M has many different Technical Committees (TC). 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 or any member of the Technical and Standards Activities Committee, if you are interested in membership in one or more of our TCs. To view the complete list of TCs, visit our website.


TC-32-Fault Tolerant Measurement Systems

TC-32 offers to the I&M Society community the following free online tools for measurement uncertainty evaluation through the Technical Committee Website:
  1. Online Mathematical Toolbox for Analytical Standard Uncertainty Evaluation
  2. Mellin Transform-based Moment Calculator for Multivariate Polynomials
  3. Benchmark Test Distributions for Measurement Uncertainty Evaluation


Attention Book Authors

Advertise your book on the I&M website! The Instrumentation & Measurement Society provides 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 govern which titles will be displayed. We look forward to your contributions! Visit our website for terms and guidelines.


IMS Chapter News

IEEE IMS Romania Chapter organized the seminar "Synchronized measurements: Applications in modern power systems", held 7 April 2016 at Politehnica University in Bucharest, Romania. There were invited presentations from Arbiter Systems, Elpros, Romanian transport and distribution system operators and academia. The seminar wwas attended by more than 40 participants, 15 of them being IEEE and IMS members. IMS activity and initiatives have been also briefly presented and new student members have joined IMS and others added IEEE membership to their CIGRE volunteering.

On 8 April 2016, a seminar was presented by Alex McEachern (IEEE Fellow) from Power Standards Lab. His talk was devoted to power quality issues, including the new vision brought by Edition 3 of IEC 61000-4-30: "Power Quality Measurement Methods." The seminar was attended by 57 professionals from industry (invited) and academia.


I&M 2016 Officers

View the full list of 2016 I&M Officers.

View the full list of I&M AdCom members.

View the full list of additional AdCom appointments.

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