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IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter
 2nd Quarter 2017
In this issue
  • President's Message
  • IEEE SENSORS Conferences
  • IEEE Sensors Council Summer School
  • IEEE Sensors Journal Call for Papers
  • IEEE Sensors Council AdCom Meetings
  • IEEE Sensors Journal Most Downloaded Papers
  • IEEE Sensors Journal Editorial Board
  • IEEE News
  • New Requirement for IEEE Authors
  • IEEE Sensors Letters
  • Distinguished Lecturers (DL) Program
  • New Logo
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IEEE Sensors Journal
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Some of the feature articles in this issue:

100+ Review Papers in the IEEE Sensors Journal

Review papers are an important part of the IEEE Sensors Journal. The number of such papers now exceeds 100 for the first time. View the list of papers.

IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J)

The IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J) began publication in 2014. All IoT-J papers are now available in IEEE Xplore.

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

Visit our website for more information on special issues.

IEEE Internet of Things Journal Announcement

The IEEE Internet of Things Journal has been selected for coverage in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Journal Citation Index Science Edition, and Current Contents Connect Engineering, Computing and Technology Edition.

View the IEEE Internet of Things Journal.

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President's Message
The IEEE Sensors Council enjoyed amazing success last year, and we look forward to many more achievements this year. We have launched a new journal, IEEE Sensors Letters and a new co-sponsored publication, IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics and RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology. Our conferences are thriving, our participation in many global technical activities (IoT, Brain Initiative, etc) and various outreach programs (Young Professionals, Women in Sensors, public engagement) is at an all-time high.

While the worldwide political landscape has created uncertainty in the minds of many, the Sensors Council has elected our own outstanding set of future officers that will lead us boldly into the future regardless. There is no question that this point in time is one where technology (especially sensors) has resulted in great optimism for benefits to humanity. I hope we will all be positive in our efforts to leverage the positive potential of sensors to improve quality of life for everyone. Please join us in making 2017 a year to remember for the impact of IEEE on the world!

With warm regards and best wishes for a productive year.

Mike McShane
IEEE Sensors Council President

IEEE SENSORS Conferences

IEEE SENSORS 2017 will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, USA, 29 October - 1 November 2017.

Please submit a paper and plan to attend! Visit the website for more information.

Other Conferences

2017 IEEE Inertial Sensors conference was held in Kauai, Hawaii 27-30 March 2017.

Attendees enjoyed a boutique single-track symposium covering topics in the development of modern inertial sensors and systems.

Inertial Sensors 2018 will be held in Lake Como, Italy at the Grand Hotel Imperiale. Tutorials will take place on 26 March 2018, followed by the Symposium 27-29 March 2018.

The ISOCS/IEEE International Symposium On Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN) 2017 will be held in Montreal, Canada, 28-31 May 2017. Visit the website for more information.

ISOEN 2017 is the world's premiere technical conference in artificial chemoreception (olfaction and taste). Register Now!

Open Poster Submission Deadline: 28 April 2017.

IEEE Sensors Council Summer School

The IEEE Sensors Council invites you to join the 2nd Edition of its Summer School Series at the University of Limerick, Ireland 26-30 June 2017. This year's Summer School will focus on Optical Fibre Sensors and leading experts from both academia and industry will present a range of topics relating to this area, including distributed fibre sensors, microstructured fibres, chemical sensing, structural health monitoring and 3D printed fibre sensors, with a special focus session on pushing the boundaries of micro- and nano- fibre sensors.

The School will feature a mix of Lectures, Keynote Talks and Poster Sessions together with a number of networking opportunities for students to engage further with the lecturers. Keynote lecturers include Prof. Michel Digonnet, Stanford University; Prof. Francis Berghmans, Vrije Universiteit Brussels; Prof. Brian Culshaw, University of Strathclyde; Prof. Andrea Cusano, University of Sannio, and Prof. Sile Nic Chormaic, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.

For more information on the IEEE Sensors Council Summer School Series visit their website.

----------------------- IEEE Sensors Journal Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Sensor Technologies for Connected Cars: Devices, Systems and Modelling

This Special Issue is focused on sensors and sensor systems for connected vehicles with emphasis on the whole range between modelling and applications. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Sensors for connected cars and autonomous vehicles
  • Emerging sensor technology for driverless cars
  • Sensors for Wireless On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) fleet management
  • Accurate Vehicle Location System Using Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Intra-Car Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Sensor interfaces for Peer to Peer (P2P) vehicle sensor data sharing
  • Sensor Interfaces for Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) information exchange
  • Sensor interface compliance to communications protocols and standards, authentication and security requirements
  • Testing, evaluation and verification of sensor systems for connected cars
  • Safe, secure and infotainment connected cars
  • Anti-collision and alarming sensors
  • Traffic regulation and transaction sensors
  • Sensor Data Processing
  • On-road video contents streaming delivery and traffic sensor management
Submission Guidelines
The main criteria for publication in the IEEE Sensors Journal are the quality of the manuscript and whether the reported novelty is in the area of sensors and sensor systems. Solicited and invited papers shall undergo the standard IEEE peer-review process. All manuscripts must be submitted online, via IEEE Manuscript Central. When submitting, please indicate in the "Manuscript Type" roll-down menu, and also by email to Ms. Lauren Young at, that the paper is intended for the "Sensor Technologies for Connected Cars: Devices, Systems and Modelling" Special Issue. Authors are particularly encouraged to suggest names of qualified potential reviewers for their manuscripts in the space provided for these recommendations in Manuscript Central. For manuscript preparation and submission, please follow the guidelines.

Important Dates
  • Submission deadline: 15 July 2017
  • Author notification:20 October 2017
  • Final manuscript due: 15 December 2017
  • Publication date: 28 February 2018

IEEE Sensors Council Spring AdCom Meeting

The Sensors Council AdCom Spring meeting was held in Atlanta, GA, USA 17-19 March 2017. Stay tuned for details from the meeting.

Newly elected IEEE Sensors Council Officers

2018-2019 Officers and Members-at-Large:

President Elect:

Andrei Shkel-University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
VP Conferences:

Deepak Uttamchandani-University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
VP Technical Operations:

Elfed Lewis-University of Limerick, Ireland

Ravinder Dahiya-University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Yu-Cheng Lin-National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan City, Taiwan

Anil Roy-DA-IICT, Gandhinagar, India

----------------------- IEEE Sensors Journal Most Downloaded Papers

Each month, IEEE makes available the list of the 50 most downloaded IEEE Sensors Journal papers for the previous month. The latest list is now available.

Each quarter, authors of the most downloaded papers receive a letter from the Sensors Council President acknowledging them for their impressive accomplishment.

----------------------- IEEE Sensors Journal Editorial Board

An updated listing of the IEEE Sensors Journal Editorial Board is available on our website.

----------------------- IEEE News

IEEE is pleased to introduce a new IEEE data repository service called IEEE DataPort™. After gathering input from IEEE members and performing further research, IEEE DataPort was developed and is now LIVE and ready for use by all Society members.

IEEE DataPort provides many benefits to IEEE Society members beyond what other data repository services can offer. To learn more about the valuable capabilities of IEEE DataPort and the key differentiators that set IEEE DataPort apart from other data repositories, please visit the IEEE DataPort website.

IEEE DataPort is ramping up quickly with new users and new datasets. Visit the IEEE DataPort website and view the valuable capabilities it offers.

Please visit the website for more information.

Congratulations to Jill Gostin, the deputy director of Georgia Tech Research Institute's Information and Communication Laboratory and the Vice President of Finance for the IEEE Sensors Council. Gostin was named the 2016 Women in Technology Woman of the Year in the Medium/Mid-size Organizations Category (501-2500 employee business).

Jill Gostin is second from right.

ORCID To Be Required of Authors
Many author names in IEEE Xplore are not unique. For example, there are more than 60,000 authors whose last name is Kim, more than 30,000 whose last name is Zhang, and more than 10,000 each whose last name is Smith, Nguyen, Kumar or Singh. An author's name can also change; e.g., as a result of marriage.

How is one to determine which C. Park an author is when there are more than 13,780 C. Parks in IEEE Xplore? IEEE now requires an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) from authors of papers submitted to a periodical, with a similar requirement on conference submissions to follow. ORCID is a nonproprietary and persistent alphanumeric code to uniquely identify an author, just like the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), uniquely identifies each article with a nonproprietary and persistent alphanumeric code. An example of an ORCID is "" Researchers may obtain an ORCID for free at Further information may be found at their website.

IEEE Sensors Letters February 2017: Volume 1

by Srinivas Tadigadapa, Editor-in-Chief

It is with great pleasure that I introduce IEEE Sensors Letters, a journal dedicated to publishing reports of four pages or fewer on the latest and most significant developments in the field of sensors. The journal will provide an avenue to share advances in the field of sensors in a profound, but concise manner through the publication of succinct papers. IEEE Sensors Letters plans to maintain an average submission to publication time of no more than six weeks. This quick turnaround of IEEE Sensors Letters is motivated by a desire to perform a vital function: efficient publication of papers that require urgent dissemination. The scope of the journal will cover 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.

The editorial board of the IEEE Sensors Letters consists of highly accomplished scientists and engineers who will oversee the review process. Each submitted paper is checked for plagiarism and is rigorously peer reviewed for its content and quality of writing. Plagiarism of any form, including self-plagiarism and Internet plagiarism, will not be tolerated. Any ideas borrowed or quoted from other sources must be properly referenced and sourced, as strong referencing makes the work valuable and increases its impact. Thus, the journal has stipulated that at least one column of each paper be devoted exclusively to references.

Although the articles are expected to be short in length, they must represent complete work in which all new ideas have strong technical and mathematical foundations. IEEE Sensors Letters is not intended for disseminating preliminary and tentative information. All articles submitted must include reproducible results and/or have testable hypotheses that are then demonstrated clearly within the articles. Where experimental data is not available from the authors, they must show how the ideas presented agree with data from published literature. It is the authors’ responsibility to present the strongest arguments in support of their work-whether theoretical or experimental.

Finally, IEEE Sensors Letters requires graphical abstracts, which are depictions of the content of the paper in the form of an image, with each paper. It is authors’ opportunity to present their abstract in an art form that captures the imagination of the readers and compels them to explore the content of the article. A mere reproduction of one of the figures or a sparse and abstruse representation of the work is not useful. Graphical art must be an aesthetically appealing representation of the abstract through the use of photographs, schematics, and other images. The best of these graphical abstracts will be used on the front cover of each issue of the journal.

We hope that through the earnest efforts of the sensors community and their dedication to the field that we are able to disseminate high quality work that will be of value and create an impact for many years to come. It is with this hope and expectation we have begun this journey, and we look forward to your participation. For more information, please visit our website.

Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturers 2017-2019
The IEEE Sensors Council is proud to announce the IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturers (DL) 2017-2019.

Ravinder Dahiya, University of Glasgow
Vladimir Lumelsky, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael Shur, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sandro Carrara, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Macquarie University
Jung-Chih Chiao, University of Texas at Arlington

The IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer Program details, including Distinguished Lecturer prerequisites, candidate evaluation criteria, and Lecturer appointment process, duties, and expectations are listed on our website.

IEEE Sensors Council New Logo
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