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3rd Quarter 2016
About the IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter
The IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter includes news useful to its members and highlights content of the current issue of IEEE Sensors Journal.
Greetings from the IEEE Sensors Council and happy mid-2016! I hope the first half of the year has been productive and rewarding and that the remaining six months bring continued achievement and impact. With this brief note, I will begin the tradition of a brief note from the President to accompany the Newsletter. This will be used primarily to inform recipients of important activities within the Council and our Member Societies, including providing more insight into the different ways we are trying to promote sensors to the general community. For the remainder of 2016, I will highlight some details of our major activities including current status and plans for the future, as well as describing ways that others may participate.
For this month, I want to give a very brief overview of the Council, identifying who we are and what we do:
The IEEE Sensors Council comprises 26 IEEE member societies that come together to create a sensor-related community to promote development and use of sensors in all fields. The fields of interest of the Council and its activities are “the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, with emphasis on the electronics, physics and reliability aspects of sensors and integrated sensor-actuators." As one can easily tell from this broad list, sensors are relevant to a wide variety of applications. They rely upon all forms of energy and physical phenomena. Research, development, and uses of sensors involve individuals with expertise spanning all hard science and engineering disciplines.
Note that the Council does not have individual members: it is not a Society, and will not become one! Rather, it is a Council run by a group of individuals that come from various Member Societies. Each Society appoints one representative to the Administrative Committee (AdCom), which conducts the business of the Council. In addition to these appointed representatives, the AdCom also elects a President, four Vice Presidents: Publications (VP-Pubs), Conferences (VP-Conf), Technical Operations (VP-TO), and Finances (VP-Fin), and several Members-at-Large. Presidents serve four consecutive 2-year terms (Pres Elect, President, Past-President, and Senior Past President). A Secretary/Treasurer, Publicity Chair, and Young Professional Representative are appointed by the President to serve on the AdCom as well. The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal also sits on the committee. More details about the governance, constitution, bylaws, etc. are available from our website.
The Sensors Council (simply called "the Council" or "SC" in the following) engages in a number of our own activities to accomplish the goal of promoting the development and use of sensors, including publications, conferences, educational products, awards, and standards. The AdCom and its committees (including many additional volunteers beyond the AdCom) oversees these. SC also collaborates with Member Societies and other entities to sponsor other sensors-related projects, such as cosponsoring journals and conferences. Finally, the Council participates in various IEEE initiatives of direct relevance to our constituents; an example of this is the Internet of Things (IoT) Initiative, where SC participation is critical because sensors are one of the key critical components of the IoT. Each of these activity areas will be discussed more comprehensively in future newsletters.
That should be sufficient for an introduction to the Council. Until next time: I send my best wishes to you for making a positive impact on the world with sensors!
With warm regards
President, IEEE Sensors Council (2016-2017)
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IEEE SENSORS Conferences
IEEE SENSORS 2016 will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA 30 October - 3 November 2016. Visit our website for more information.
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31 August 2016.
IEEE SENSORS Conference - Exhibitor and Patron Prospectus
IEEE SENSORS 2016 will bring approximately 800 sensor and sensor systems practitioners together to interact and network with colleagues, learn of the latest sensor technology innovations, and meet the vendors of sensors and sensor systems that supply products and solutions to technical needs. The exhibition will be closely integrated with the technical program through workshops and tutorials, plenary sessions, industrial panels, sensor and sensor systems demonstrations, industrial innovation sessions, and social activities for delegates and exhibitors alike.
To begin the booking process for exhibiting at IEEE SENSORS 2016, click to view the Patron/Exhibitor Prospectus.
IEEE SENSORS 2017 will be held in Glasgow, Scotland 29 October - 1 November 2017.
IEEE Inertial Sensors 2017 conference will be held in Kauai, Hawaii 28-30 March 2017.
View the Call for Papers
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.
IEEE Virtual Conference on Applications of Commercial Sensors (IEEE VCACS)
This new virtual conference series is focused on Young Professionals and students who have produced working electronic prototypes for interesting applications using sensors and microprocessors.
IEEE VCACS 2016 paper and presentation submissions are now open.
Please visit the VCACS 2016 website for more information.
Member Society Spotlight
The Sensors Council currently has 26 member societies. Each quarter we 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 spotlight the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.
The field of interest is the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control.
The field of interest is the theory, analysis, design (computer aided design), and practical implementation of circuits, and the application of circuit theoretic techniques to systems and to signal processing. The coverage of this field includes the spectrum of activities from, and including, basic scientific theory to industrial applications
IEEE Sensors Council Spring AdCom Meeting
The Sensors Council AdCom 2016 held its Spring meeting in La Jolla, CA, USA 10-11 April 2016.
On the bottom row, from left to right is Dennis Frailey, Yu-Cheng Lin, Lorenzo Lo Monte, Jill Gostin, Chris Schober, Mike McShane, and Hulya Kirkici. On the top row, from left to right is Christoph Waldmann, Christian Pichot, Yogesh Gianchandani, Vladimir Lumelsky, Edward Grant, Georg Brasseur, Thilo Sauter, Krikor Ozanyan, Ravinder Dahiya, Fabrice Labeau, Pantelis Georgiou, Rolland Vida, and Troy Nagle.
IEEE Sensors Council Fall AdCom Meeting
The Sensors Council AdCom Fall meeting will be held in Orlando, FL 29-30 October 2016.
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 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.
New Requirement for IEEE 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 authors 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? By the end of 2016, IEEE require 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 "orcid.org/0000-0002-2378-0113." Researchers may obtain an ORCID for free at https://orcid.org/register. Further information may be found at their website.
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