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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

Welcome to the last edition of the IEEE Sensors Council newsletter for 2021.

As I’m writing this note, we are a month away from our flagship conference IEEE SENSORS 2021. The conference will be in virtual format and will take place from 31 October to 4 November. As in previous years, the program will of course include technical presentations, but will also feature tutorials, keynote presentations, and a program for Young Professionals. Do not miss our Women in Sensors (WiSE) program, which will feature keynote speakers, a panel, as well as professional development and networking opportunities.

We are looking forward to opening the year 2022 with the first in-person conference INERTIAL’22 in Avignon, France on March 28-31, 2022. Even if you missed the paper submission deadline, consider submitting your Late Breaking News paper by 7 January. We hope to see you in Southern France in March of 2022.

This happens to be the last time that I am writing this welcome note from the President, as my term ends at the end of December. These two years, 2020 and 2021, were unusual and indeed tough for everyone around the globe, as we learned to work remotely and had very limited in-person interactions. Despite all these complications, we remained efficient and productive. I would like to thank all the volunteers who work tirelessly to keep the IEEE Sensors Council running, to manage and review papers for our journals and conferences, and who lead our many initiatives to serve the sensors community. I’d also like to personally thank Brooke Johnson, the Council’s executive assistant, who worked extra-hard these two years to keep all of us on top of our tasks and ensure that everything that needs to be done gets done!

Starting in January, Ravinder Dahiya will start his two-year term as President of the Sensors Council. Those of you who know Ravinder from his work within the Council already know that you will be in good hands. I am looking forward to supporting him in the years to come.

I’d like to end this note with our vision for “Sensors at the Core,” highlighting that mighty and accessible sensors are the centerpiece to a growing number of interactive products and applications. The Sensors Council remains to be the IEEE hub for sensors technology.

Enjoy the Newsletter!

Andrei Shkel
IEEE Sensors Council President

Council News
2021 IEEE Sensors Council Awards & Recognition
We are pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the 2021 IEEE IoT Journal Awards and IEEE Sensors Journal recognition.
Call for Council Standards Committee and Industry Liaison Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs
The Sensors Council is now accepting nominations for qualified individuals to fill the Sensors Council Standards Committee and Industry Liaison Committee Chair and Vice-Chair positions listed below. Self-nominations are allowed. The nomination deadline is 31 October 2021. For details and to nominate, please visit our website.
NEW! IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics
IEEE Sensor Council is pleased to announce the new journal on Flexible Electronics. The IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics (J-FLEX) is now open for manuscript submissions. This new journal publishes cutting-edge research covering sensors, transistors, circuits, systems, and related devices on flexible, disposable, stretchable, and degradable substrates.
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Conference News
COVID-19 UPDATES: As travel and the status of events around the world remain uncertain, please frequently check the conference websites to ensure you have the most up-to-date information and announcements.
IEEE SENSORS 2021 will be held virtually on 31 October – 4 November. There’s still time to register to attend the conference and student registration is US$15!

Meet the IEEE SENSORS 2021 Keynote Speakers!

Debbie G. Senesky


Jérôme Casas


Justin Gooding

Program Highlights:
  • Tutorials – 31 October from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm UTC
  • Young Professionals Reception – 31 October from 1:00 – 2:00 pm UTC
  • Women in Sensors Keynote Speakers – November 2 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm UTC
  • Sensors Council Award Ceremony – 3 November from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm UTC
  • SENSORS Conference Award Ceremony – 4 November from 10:30 – 11:00 am UTC
Meet the SENSORS 2021 Invited Speakers or view the Full Program here.

We look forward to interacting with you virtually in a few weeks!
This exclusive international Symposium on Inertial Sensors and Systems will be held at the Palais des Papes in Avignon, France on 28-31 March 2022. We hope to see you there!

Important Dates:
  • Acceptance Notification: 6 December 2021
  • Late News Submission: 5 January 2022
  • Late News Acceptance Notification: 15 January 2022
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: 1 February 2022
  • Early Registration Deadline: 1 February 2022
Welcome to the first edition of the IEEE Sensor Interfaces Meeting, which will take on 16-17 May 2022, at Evoluon, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

This is a focused two-day event featuring 12 outstanding invited speakers from both academia and industry. The theme of the 1st day will be “Sensors for the Internet of Things,” while that of the 2nd day will be “High Performance Sensor Interfaces.” On each of the two days there will be six 40-minute talks followed by 10-minute Q&A sessions. The coffee breaks and shared lunches will offer plenty of opportunities to interact with speakers and colleagues, and to have discussions about the state-of-the-art, challenges and future trends in this most demanding area of analogue and mixed-signal system design.

We hope to see you at the Sensor Interfaces Meeting, where you will have the great opportunity to make new friends and boost your professional career!
IEEE FLEPS 2022 will be held in Vienna, Austria on 10-13 July 2022. Proposals for Focused Sessions and Tutorials are now being accepted.

Focused sessions provide a forum where emerging or cutting-edge sensor related topics can be explored and discussed. Please note that the topic of focused session is not expected to overlap with the regular tracks of the conference.

We welcome the submission of proposals for Tutorials. A tutorial may be delivered by a group of leading researchers and pioneers in their respective areas. The duration of a tutorial is dependent upon what is chosen on the proposal forms and at the final discretion of the committee.

The submission deadline for Tutorial and Focused Session proposals is 14 January.

The International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN) is the world’s premiere technical conference in artificial chemoreception (olfaction and taste). ISOEN 2022 will be held on 29 May – 1 June in Aveiro, Portugal.

ISOEN 2022 provides a forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners to share their latest findings, innovations and products in the area of artificial chemoreception.

Important Dates:
  • Special Session and Tutorial Proposals – 20 November 2021
  • Abstract Submission – 20 December 2021
  • Acceptance Notification - 15 March 2022
  • Early Registration – 31 March 2022
Chapter News
New Sensors Council Chapters Added
Please help us welcome the newest Sensors Council Chapters:
  • Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering Joint Student Branch Chapter
  • CVR College of Engineering Student Branch Chapter
  • Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering Student Branch Chapter
  • Vardhaman College of Engineering-Shamshabad Student Branch Chapter
  • Miami Section Joint Chapter
  • Spain Section Joint Chapter

Currently, IEEE Sensors Council has 34 Section level and 26 Student Branch Chapters. The complete list of all Chapters may be found here.

Women in Sensors (WiSe)
You are invited to join the 4th annual workshop of the IEEE Sensors France Chapter on 18-19 November 2021 at Aix-Marseille University or online via Zoom.

This year the theme is Sensor Technologies: Healthcare, Wellness & Environmental Applications. The workshop aims to provide a forum for students, scientists and engineers, to tackle challenges in the field of miniaturized, integrated and autonomous sensors for Healthcare, Wellness and Environmental Applications.

The program will reflect a wide spectrum of research topics on emerging technologies in sensors, healthcare sensors, Environmental sensors, Sensor Interfaces, Sensors in industry & research transfer and Women in Sensors, building bridges between us.
Young Professionals (YP)
YES Webinar Series

The YP subcommittee hosts a monthly webinar series called YP Engagement Series (YES). Three webinars were held from July-September 2021 including:
  1. Dr. Mohsen Kaboli, Asst. Professor of AI, Robotics, Tactile Intelligence BMW Group, Director of RoboTac Lab, Radboud University 
    28 July 2021
    Talk Title: Tactile Intelligence in Robotics and Cognitive Vehicles

  2. Safal Sharma, Technology Specialist, CADFEM India
    27 August 2021
    Talk Title: Fast-Tracking 5G User Equipment System through Simulation Using Ansys

  3. Prof. Ramgopal Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India
    9 September 2021
    Talk Title: Connecting Academic Research to Product Innovation - a few case studies and a way forward
Additional details for the next YES webinars are available on the Sensors Council website.

The IEEE Sensors Council invites all Young Professionals attending the IEEE SENSORS Conference to join the networking session on Sunday, 31 October from 1:00-2:00 pm UTC.

Come ready to meet Sensors Council members, Industry intellects and other Young Professionals, and learn about the different opportunities available through the IEEE Sensors Council and IEEE Young Professionals Program.

See you there!

Publication News
IEEE Sensors Journal
IEEE Sensors Letters

IEEE Sensors Letters 
is a hybrid open-access journal, allowing either traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays-OA) manuscript submission.

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.
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.
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