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The IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter includes time-sensitive news useful to council members and highlights content of the current issue of IEEE Sensors Journal.
President’s Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends!

Welcome to the October 2020 IEEE Sensors Council newsletter. This time of the year our volunteers work tirelessly to put the finishing touches on the annual flagship SENSORS conference. Three years in the making, SENSORS 2020 was originally planned to take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As planned, the conference will be from 25 - 28 October, but this year we are going virtual! Yay!

The organizing committee has been creative in trying to preserve the established meeting format while still adjusting to the new challenges of a virtual event. As in previous years, the program will include technical presentations, feature tutorials, keynote presentations, a program for Young Professionals, and activities organized by our Women in Sensors (WiSE) leaders. As always, there will be an opportunity to present, interact, and exhibit technical results and sensor products.

Switching to the virtual format of SENSORS will deprive us of going to beautiful Rotterdam, therefore decreasing the opportunities for networking. However, we will try to make up for this. This year, we expect to offer greater exposure of our technical program to the world-wide community and anticipate a record number of attendees. This format will provide us with a unique opportunity to make our technical content more accessible to those of you who are interested in technology and applications of sensors, but perhaps never had a chance to attend SENSORS in person.

For our first-time attendees, we encourage you to participate, and we warmly welcome you to our vibrant community. We hope to see you online in just a couple of weeks and at future SENSORS conferences.

Enjoy the Newsletter!

Andrei Shkel
IEEE Sensors Council President

Council News
2020 IEEE Sensors Council Award Recipients
We are pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the 2020 IEEE Sensors Council Awards. The Council is especially proud to honor their outstanding accomplishments and look forward to their continual involvement with the Council.
  • Internet of Things Journal Outstanding Service Award
    Chonggang Wang
    For long-lasting contributions to the establishment and growth of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • Sensors Journal Best Performing Associate Editor
    Prosanta Gope
  • Sensors Journal Best Performing Topical Editor
    Paul C.-P. Chao

Full list of 2020 Sensors Council Award Winners

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Chapter Brief: Welcome Central University of Haryana!
Please help us welcome the newest Sensors Council Student Chapter, Central University of Haryana Industry Applications Society and Sensors Council Student Branch Chapter!

Currently, IEEE Sensors Council has 28 Section level chapters and 21 Student Branch chapters. The complete list of all Chapters may be found here.

If you are interested in forming a Sensors Council Chapter, please follow the procedures outlined at this link: Creating a Chapter. Please contact Chapters Committee Chair, Brent Lunceford, with questions or if you are interested in starting a Chapter.
Women in Sensors

Upcoming Events

Sense IT
Join the Sensors Council Italy Chapter and WiSE Italy Affinity Group on 20 November 2020 for a panel discussion on research activities and outlooks from Italian women in sensors. Visit the website for more info and to register.
The IEEE Women in Sensors (WiSe) of the Sensors Council hosted two successful events in September and October.

Women in Sensors (WiSe) Virtual Workshop - The New South Wales Chapter hosed a virtual focused on the opportunities in capabilities and emerging applications of sensors along with research collaboration to support the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic

WiSe Week 2020 - The IEEE Gujarat Section Sensors Council Chapter in collaboration with WIE AG IEEE Gujarat Section hosted a five-day, interactive event aimed at promoting women sensing technologies, STEM, and related topics.

If you or your Chapter are interested in hosting a WiSe event, please contact Sinéad O’Keeffe, Sensors Council WiSe Committee Chair, at sinead.okeeffe@ul.ie.

Young Professionals
The Young Professionals Committee hosted a virtual panel discussion on “Open Access Publishing: a Holistic View” during day two of IEEE FLEPS 2020. The invited panelists included: Krikor Ozanyan, University of Manchester; Srinivas Tadigadapa, Northeastern University; Alexandra Carrick, Cambridge University Press; and Elizabeth Horne, Cambridge University Press. The panelists shared their views about opportunities and challenges of open access (OA) publishing particularly for the young professionals. See the full event recap here.

The YP Professional Development Program at SENSORS 2020 (25-28 October) will include a virtual networking reception, discussion on patents and start- ups, and a virtual coffee roundtable with experts.
Summer School 2020
The Sensors Council Educational Committee is organizing summer schools around the world. The first Summer School in 2020 was organized as a hybrid event in Taiwan on Intelligent Computing on Sensors and IoT and attracted over 700 registrants representing 21 countries. Check it out on our YouTube page. Click here for the full event recap.

Sensors Council is soliciting proposals for organizing a similar Summer/Winter/Seasonal School focused on a Sensors theme. If you are interested in organizing one at your location, please send your proposal to the Education Activity Chair, Dr. Chonggang Wang with a copy to Brooke Johnson.
Array Café: A New Podcast
Follow @CafeArray on Twitter to stay in the loop on a new podcast sponsored by the IEEE Sensors Council and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Join our hosts, Hadi Heidari, Hamida Abbas, Bruce Hecht, and Nikki Weckman and their guests as they discuss professional issues, advances in engineering, and the wide world of technology. Stayed tuned for the first episode. Reach out to @CafeArray to suggest topics, speakers or if you would like to join the conversation.
Conference News
There is less than one month until the 19th IEEE Sensors Conference. SENSORS 2020 will be held virtually on 25-28 October. Registration is still open and student registrations are US$15.

The Conference Program is now live: Final ProgramLecture Sessions, Poster Sessions, Full Paper Listings

Women in Sensors (WiSe) at SENSORS 2020
  • Interactive Quick Show – 25 October at 2:00PM UTC+1 (Advanced registration required)
  • WiSe Keynotes and Panel Discussion – 28 October at 2:00PM UTC+1 (Open)
  • The Great Games Challenge – 28 October at 5:00PM UTC+1 (WiSe Only)
WiSe Program Details

Young Professionals at SENSORS 2020
  • YP Virtual Networking Reception – 26 October at 5:30-7:00PM UTC+1
  • YP Professional Development Program: Patents & Start-ups – 27 October at 4:00-5:30PM UTC+1
  • Virtual coffee table with experts – 27 October TBA
YP Program Details

We look forward to interacting with you virtually this coming October!
Due to COVID-19, the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS 2020) was moved to a virtual platform in order to maintain the safety and well-being of all conference participants. We are glad that with more than 700 registered participants, the virtual IEEE FLEPS 2000 turned out to be five times larger than last year’s conference.

The Digest of Technical Papers for FLEPS 2020 contains three-page versions of papers and will be provided to attendees in an electronic form. Many of the presented papers and all of the recorded presentations will be posted to IEEE Xplore soon.

We would like to thank all speakers, presenters, and attendees for making the IEEE FLEPS 2020 such a unique event. We hope that you find FLEPS 2020 professionally stimulating and enjoyable, and of course, we are looking forward to seeing you back next year for the FLEPS 2021.

FLEPS 2020 Best Student Paper Awards
1st Place – “Si Nanoribbons Based High Performance Printed FETs Using Room-Temperature Deposited Dielectric” - Ayoub Zumeit, Dhayalan Shakthivel, Ravinder Dahiya

2nd Place – “Method for Inkjet-Printing PEDOT:PSS Polymer Electrodes on Piezoelectric PVDF-TrFE Fibers” - Andrew Closson, Haley Richards, Lin Dong, Zhe Xu, John Zhang

3rd Place – “3D Printed Robotic Hand with Embedded Touch Sensors” - Markellos Ntagios, Pablo Escobedo, Ravinder Dahiya

Professor Ravnider Dahiya, University of Glasgow, UK, FLEPS 2020 Conference Chair
Dr. Luigi G. Occhipinti, University of Cambridge, UK, FLEPS 2020 Technical Program Chair
Save the Date: The IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS) 2021 will be held on 20-23 June 2021 at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester, UK. Tutorial and Focused Session Proposals are due 25 January 2021 and Paper Submissions are due 1 March 2021.

Check back soon for event updates and dates relating to registrations, submission deadlines, and more on the website.
Save the Date: IEEE SENSORS 2021 will be held on 31 October – 3 November 2021 at ICC Sydney in Sydney, Australia.

  • Proposals for Tutorials and Focused Sessions – 6 May 2021
  • Paper Submissions – 18 June 2021
Check back soon for event updates and dates relating to registrations, submission deadlines, and more on the website.
Call for Papers: This exclusive international Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems will be held virtually on 22-26 March 2021. The event continues our annual tradition of informal single-track international meetings discussing the latest developments in the area of modern inertial sensors and emerging applications. The INERTIAL 2021 will be a five-day event with one day of tutorials and four days of technical sessions.

  • Abstract Submissions – 25 October 2020
  • Late News Submissions Open – 8 December 2020
  • Late News Submissions Closed – 4 January 2021
  • Full Paper Submissions – 1 February 2021
  • Early Registration – 1 February 2021
Publication News
IEEE Sensors Journal : Special Issue Call for Papers
Advanced Sensors and Sensing Technologies in Robotics
Submission Deadline: 1 December 2020 

Sensors Tutorials: A Vigorous Dive into the Vast Sea of Sensor-Related Knowledge
Submission Deadline: 31 January 2021

Advanced Sensors and Sensing Technologies for Indoor Positioning and Navigation
Submission Deadline: 31 March 2021 

A full listing of the IEEE Sensors Journal Special Issues are available on our website.
IEEE Sensors Letters

IEEE Sensors Letters
scope includes all aspects of sensors and sensing technology including the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing, signal processing, interface circuits and applications of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical and biological phenomena. Papers are limited to four pages with the stipulation that at least one column of each paper be devoted exclusively to references. Visit our website to learn more.
IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS)

The IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS) is a new technical journal devoted to covering the rapidly evolving field of small air and space systems such as drones and small satellites. These platforms offer new, low-cost ways to accomplish a wide range of sensing functions for applications ranging from agriculture to land use and ocean surveys.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Antonio Plaza.

IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J)

The IoT-J solicits original papers, review papers, and proposals for special issues. Topics of interest include IoT system architecture, IoT enabling technologies, IoT services and applications, and the social implications of IoT. Submissions of manuscripts are accepted at the Manuscript Central website.

Upcoming Special Issues:
Visit the IoT-J website for more information on upcoming special issues.
Member Society Spotlight
Distinguished Lecturer Programs Going Virtual
The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS) and the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Distinguished Lecturer Programs (DLP) will be available virtually this quarter.

If you are interested in scheduling a DL at your next chapter event visit their websites for more info: AESS DLP and IMS DLP.

Vehicular Technology Society (VTS)  
The 2020 IEEE 92nd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2020-Fall) will be held virtually. Conference registration is open. For more info and to register, visit here.

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