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IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter
 1st Quarter 2017
In this issue
  • President's Message
  • IEEE SENSORS Conferences
  • IEEE Virtual Conference on Applications of Commercial Sensors (IEEE VCACS)
  • IEEE Sensors Council AdCom Meetings
  • New Requirement for IEEE Authors
  • Distinguished Lecturers (DL) Program
  • Chapter Activity
  • Summer School
  • New Logo and Tagline
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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:
  • "An FMCW Radar Transceiver Chip for Object Positioning and Human Limb Motion Detections"
  • "A Comparative Study of the Very Early Age Cement Hydration Monitoring Using Compressive and Shear Mode Smart Aggregates"
  • "Instantaneous Baseline Damage Localization Using Sensor Mapping"
  • "Wireless Online Position Monitoring of Manual Valve Types for Plant Configuration Management in Nuclear Power Plants"
  • "Design, Performance, and Testing of a Brushless Axial Flux Resolver Without Rotor Windings"
  • "Analysis of Vibratory Gyroscopes: Drive and Sense Mode Resonance Shift by Coriolis Force"
  • "Road Vibrations as a Source to Detect the Presence and Speed of Vehicles"
  • "A Survey on Activity Detection and Classification Using Wearable Sensors"
  • "Quantitative Surface Crack Evaluation Based on Eddy Current Pulsed Thermographyk"

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.

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 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.

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President's Message
Greetings, and Happy New Year to you all! This time of year brings excitement in many areas and the IEEE Sensors Council is pleased to share news of many accomplishments as well as upcoming events that will be of interest to many in the sensors community.

Mike McShane
IEEE Sensors Council President

IEEE SENSORS Conferences

IEEE SENSORS 2017 will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, USA, 29 October - 1 November 2017. Visit the website for more information.

Other Conferences

IEEE Inertial Sensors 2017 conference will be held in Kauai, Hawaii 28-30 March 2017.

Registration is now open!

Topics include:
  • Sensors Phenomena and Modeling
  • Inertial Measurement Units
  • Innovations in Manufacturing and Packaging
  • Advanced Test and Evaluation
  • Emerging Applications
  • SPECIAL SESSION: Advances in Precision Inertial Sensors

New For 2017: At the conference we are hosting a Women in Inertial Sensors Breakfast 29 March 2017 at 7:00 AM!

As this conference grows, it is important to build the community of women in inertial sensors. Breakfast will be held in conjunction with the IEEE Inertial 2017 Symposium, to be held at the Aqua Kauai Resort in Kauai, Hawaii, in the Jasmine Ballroom.

If you would like to attend, please contact Kari Moran at

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. View the Call for Papers; the submission deadline is 15 January 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. Continuing the multi-disciplinary nature of last year's hugely successful Summer School, this school will focus its attention on optical 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, with more to be confirmed.

The School will cover a wide range of topics, including:
  • Chemical fibre sensing
  • Fibre gyroscopes
  • Specialty fibres for sensing
  • Biomedical fibre sensors
  • With a special focus on pushing the boundaries of the micro- and nano- scale fibre sensors, including:
    • Lab-on-Fibre technology
    • Fibre top cantilever sensors
    • Optical cavities and sensing
For more information on the IEEE Sensors Council Summer School Series visit their website.

IEEE Sensors Council Spring AdCom Meeting

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

----------------------- 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 Special Issue on Smart Sensors for Smart Grids and Smart Cities

The Call for Papers for IEEE Sensors Journal Special Issue on Smart Sensors for Smart Grids and Smart Cities is now open.

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2017.

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.

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

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 Chapters
Chapters are organized by local groups with interest in promoting sensors. At present, Chapters are a fledgling program within the Council; however, the number is growing rapidly. Sensors Chapters are typically formed in partnership with leaders from multiple member societies that already have IEEE Chapters with sensors-related activities, and they see value in additional community organization around the topic of sensors. The primary support offered by the Council is assistance in starting and maintaining the Chapter as well as prioritization of Distinguished Lecturer travel to visit chapters. Chapters are also expected to serve as a nucleus for industry and standards-related activities, and eventually will likely play key roles in conferences. On the latter point, Chapters will be logical sources of strong bids to hold the annual conference, as they will have critical mass and an understanding of Sensors Council expectations for the flagship conference. Dr. Ramesh Ramadoss is the Chair of the Committee on development of Chapters.

IEEE Sensors Council New Logo and Tagline
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