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IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter
 1st Quarter 2016
In this issue
  • New Virtual Conference
  • IEEE Sensors Conferences
  • Member Society Spotlight
  • New Chapter
  • IEEE Sensors Journal Most Downloaded
  • 2016 Officers
  • IEEE Sensors Journal Announcement
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IEEE Sensors Journal
The latest issue of IEEE Sensors Journal is in the mail and retrievable now from IEEE Xplore, the IEEE online digital library.

All IEEE Sensors Journal subscribers can access the online edition using their IEEE Account.

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Some of the feature articles in this issue:
  • "Capacitive Biosensing of Bacterial Cells: Sensitivity Optimization"
  • "A Linearization Scheme for Thermistor-Based Sensing in Biomedical Studies"
  • "Design of a Tunable PDMS Force Delivery and Sensing Probe for Studying Mechanosensation"
  • "Obstacle Detection on Railway Tracks Using Vibration Sensors and Signal Filtering Using Bayesian Analysis"
  • "Optical MEMS Pressure Sensors Incorporating Dual Waveguide Bragg Gratings on Diaphragms"
  • "Stability and Control of a Metal Oxide Gas Sensor in Simulated Wind"
  • "Bias Contribution Modeling for a Symmetrical Micromachined Coriolis Vibratory Gyroscope"
  • "Differential Sensor Measurement With Rotating Current Excitation for Evaluating Multilayer Structures"
  • "3D Trajectory Reconstruction From Monocular Vision Based on Prior Spatial Knowledge"

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 Sensors Council Chapters

Interested in meeting like-minded people in your area?

Visit the Chapters page on our website to find a Sensors Council Chapter near you.

IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturers

The Sensors Council currently has two Distinguished Lecturers (DLs): Brian Cunningham and Elfed Lewis. To request more information concerning these two DLs please contact Hulya Kirkici. For information regarding the DL Program, visit our website.

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IEEE Virtual Conference on Applications of Commercial Sensors (VCSAS):

The IEEE Sensors Council and IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) have joined forces to launch a new virtual conference that focuses on practical applications of sensors. Successful authors will submit papers that will teach others how to build useful electronic devices using commercially available microprocessor platforms and sensors. Successful authors will include complete details (circuit diagrams, PCB layouts, computer code, SolidWorks files, etc.) so that others can readily implement their working prototypes. A short video of each working system is required.

Special features to IEEE VCACS 2015:
  • There are no conference registration fees.
  • Authors present their work during a Google Hangout on Air.
  • Conference attendees view the conference via a streaming video link. They ask questions via Twitter.
  • Recordings of the authors' presentations will be posted to YouTube.
  • The EMBS is sponsoring a Track on Portable & Wearable Biomedical Sensors & Systems.
  • The virtual conference Organizing Committee will identify Track best papers. Appropriate Awards will be presented at an IEEE International conference.
To submit a paper, please visit the VCACS 2015 submission site.

IEEE SENSORS Conferences

IEEE Inertial Sensors 2016 will be held in Laguna Beach, California, USA 22-25 February 2016. To register, please visit our website.

IEEE SENSORS 2016 will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA 30 October - 3 November 2016. Visit our website for more information. View the call for papers.

Important Dates:
  • Proposals for Organized Sessions: 23 May 2016
  • Proposals for Tutorials: 23 May 2016
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 May 2016

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

IEEE SENSORS 2019 Bid Package Information
Our goal is to select conference venues three years in advance. IEEE SENSORS 2019 will be held in IEEE Region 7, 8, and 9 (the Americas). Decisions about future locations are made by the IEEE Sensors Council Administrative Committee at the IEEE SENSORS Conference (usually held in November). Letters of Intent to bid for SENSORS 2019 will be accepted 1 January - 1 May 2016. Those selected to submit formal bids will be contacted and will have until 31 July 2016 to submit formal bids. Bids should be submitted to Judy Scharmann,, with CC to Yu-Cheng Lin,

Please visit our website to view the conference bid package requirements.

Some highlights and firsts for IEEE SENSORS Conferences:
  • First full day Industry Program
  • First live demonstrations session
  • Over 700 registrations
  • 985 papers submitted, acceptance rate of 56%, 272 oral presentations, 282 poster presentations
  • Papers from 39 countries
  • 189 videos ​(i.e., voice over PowerPoint recordings)​ were uploaded into IEEE Xplore
  • 265 of the 272 technical program speakers authorized video recording of their slides & audio
  • 14,379 free video downloads occurred during the free days
  • Optional city tour on Sunday
  • Optional technical tour on Thursday
  • Social media communications
  • Largest gathering to date at the Young Professionals reception
The statistics for IEEE SENSORS 2015 Online from 2 Nov to 12 Nov 2015:
  • Total Visitors: 1,350
  • Total Unique Visitors: 719
  • Total PageViews: 11,931
  • No. of pages per session: 8.84
  • Avg Session Time Per Person: 8 Minutes 49 Seconds
  • Device:
    • Desktop: 1,182
    • Mobile: 117
    • Tablet: 51
  2015 2014 2013 2012
Day 1 626 78 167 805
Day 2 983 218 593 1013
Day 3 1170 374 862 1028
Day 4 1869 899 1468 2237
Day 5 1633 813 2059 2013
Day 6 1330 331 1689 974
Day 7 1128 624 1133 1643
Day 8 2891 5694 1724 424
Day 9 1777 608 2230 n/a
Day 10 972 36 1128 n/a
Day 11 n/a 443 333 n/a
Day 12 n/a 1516 n/a n/a
Day 13 n/a 2529 n/a n/a
TOTAL 14379 14163 13386 10137

The final count of speaker presentations downloaded at the IEEE SENSORS 2015 Conference was 14,379; making it our best year thus far.

Member Society Spotlight
The Sensors Council currently has 24 member societies. Each quarter we will feature a number of our member societies in the "Member Society Spotlight." To view a full list of our member societies, visit our website.

This quarter, we are featuring the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S).

The field of interest of the AP-S encompasses: antennas, including analysis, design, development, measurement, and testing; radiation, propagation, and the interaction of electromagnetic waves with discrete and continuous media; and applications and systems pertinent to antennas, propagation, and sensing, such as applied optics, millimeter- and submillimeter-wave techniques, antenna signal processing and control, radio astronomy, and propagation and radiation aspects of terrestrial and space-based communication, including wireless, mobile, satellite, and telecommunications.

----------------------- The UK and Ireland IEEE Sensor Council Chapter Approved

IEEE Sensors Council (SC) is happy announce the forming a new UK & Ireland Chapter (UKRI). SC has been actively seeking to reach out to sensor community in different regions of IEEE. With the UK & Ireland Chapter, IEEE SC will be able to reach out to over 9,000 members (including all membership levels) from 38 IEEE Societies. The UKRI is the leading IEEE section in Region 8, which makes up about 14% of this region. The UKRI Chapter of SC will be its 8th Chapter.

The UKRI geographic region has over a hundred years of history in a diverse range of sensor technologies, with many of the sensor technologies being successfully commercialized via start-ups and spin-out companies. More than 100 universities and large number of companies across UKRI are active in the area of sensors. For example in Scotland, there are around 140 companies that have market-leading sensor technologies at the core of their offerings, and generate an income of £2.5 billion per year for the economy. The Governments in the UK and Ireland region consider sensors the greatest future technology areas.

The general public in this region shows significant interest in the field of sensors by favoring and adopting sensors for healthcare, well-being and smart cities. Despite the significant academic, industrial, government and public interest in the area of sensors and the presence of Chapters from various societies supporting the IEEE Sensors Council, the UKRI region was lacking a coherent voice in the form of Sensors Council Chapter. The new UKRI Chapter addressed this gap and will enable the sensors community to effectively deal with the areas of public concern and to "advance technology for the mankind" in the UKRI region.

Dr. Ravinder Dahiya, an active member of the Sensor Council, initiated the formation of the new UKRI Chapter. Currently, he represents Robotics and Automation Society in the AdCom of Sensors Council.

IEEE Sensors Journal Most Downloaded Papers
Each month, IEEE makes available the list of the 50 most downloaded 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.

View the archive of the most downloaded articles since 2011.

2016 Officers of the IEEE Sensors Council

The Sensors Council held their AdCom meeting in Busan, Korea 31 October-4 November. At this meeting the 2016 officers were appointed.

Congratulations to our newly appointed 2016 Officers:

Mike McShane
Fabrice Labeau
President Elect
H. Troy Nagle
Past President
Vladimir Lumelsky
Past Past President
Edward Grant
VP Finance
John Vig
VP Publications
Yu Chen Lin
VP Conferences
Andrei Shkel
VP Technical Operations
Jill Gostin
Krikor B. Ozanyan
IEEE Sensors Journal Editor-in-Chief

IEEE Sensors Journal Announcement
The IEEE Sensors Council has decided to eliminate the print version of the IEEE Sensors Journal for 2016.

If you have not yet renewed for 2016, you will see a subscription to the electronic version of this publication on your invoice.

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