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IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter
 3rd Quarter 2019
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IEEE Sensors Journal Most Downloaded Papers
Each month, the 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

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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 system architecture, IoT enabling technologies, IoT services and 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 Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS)

The IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS) is a new technical journal devoted to covering the rapidly evolving field of small air and space systems such as drones and small satellites. These platforms offer new, low-cost ways to accomplish a wide range of sensing functions for applications ranging from agriculture to land use and ocean surveys.

Paper submissions for the journal are now being accepted! For more information, please visit our website or contact John Schmalzel.

IEEE Sensors Council Chapters

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Distinguished Lecturer Program
The IEEE Sensors Council's Distinguished Lecturer Program (DLP) promotes the field of sensors to the broad engineering and scientific community, and to the public at large by providing lecturers who are acknowledged and eminent scholars in pure and applied sensors and sensors related technical fields, and who can be selectively invited by "local" entities globally. Lectures are meant to be public events and can be given at local IEEE chapters, at universities and companies, high schools, and science fairs. Vladimir Lumelsky, a previous DL of the Council, recently traveled to six cities in China lecturing on "Sensing Systems for Human-Robot Teams".

More information on the Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer Program can be found on our website.

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Dear colleagues,

Welcome to this edition of the IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter!

As I am writing this, I am preparing for a five-year review of the Council activities by IEEE. This has been an opportunity to look back at all that has been accomplished during the last few years. Many conference innovations have been introduced, including a professional development track, a Women in Sensors track, Young Professional events, as well as recording of presentations. Our conference portfolio now includes topical conferences such as IEEE FLEPS, IEEE INERTIAL and ISOEN. We have created two new journals, the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, as well as, more recently, the IEEE Sensors Letters; this was done while managing an exponential growth in the success of our flagship IEEE Sensors Journal. We have also participated in the launch of other co-sponsored journals in areas related to medicine, small platforms of games and applications of sensors. We have created Summer Schools, revamped our Distinguished Lecturerer program, and developed joint activities with our member Societies, including student competitions.

It is really impressive to see how dynamic our Council is and how much it has progressed in the last five years. None of this would have happened without the contributions of the many dedicated volunteers who have decided to devote their time to the Council and to our sensors community. They generate ideas, plan execution, and spend countless hours making the Council better serve our community. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of them, including of course the officers of the Council and the members of the Council Administrative Committee, but also all our journal editors and reviewers, our conference organizers, track chairs and reviewers, and all the volunteers who are the boots on the ground that make all our activities such successes. My heartfelt thanks to all of you for your incredible support of the IEEE Sensors Council over the last few years!

If you are not a volunteer yet, but would like to get involved, drop me a note, stating your interests, and I will be happy to direct you to the appropriate person within the Council.

Happy reading!

Fabrice Labeau
IEEE Sensors Council President



2019 IEEE Sensors Council Award Recipients Announced
We are pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the 2019 IEEE Sensors Council Awards. These awards will be given during our upcoming flagship conference, IEEE SENSORS 2019 in Montreal, Canada.

IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the field of Sensors - Early Career:
Wei Gao
California Institute of Technology, Medical Engineering
For pioneering work on wearable and flexible chemical sensors toward continuous and personalized health monitoring.

IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the field of Sensors - Advanced Career:
Ellis Meng
University of Southern California, Department of Biomedical Engineering
For pioneering contributions to biomedical microelectromechanical sensors and their applications for drug delivery and microfluidics, neural interfaces, and medical implants.

IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the field of Sensor Systems or Networks - Early Career:
Changzhan Gu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
For outstanding research on short-range microwave sensing for biomedical and human-computer interaction.

IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the field of Sensor Systems or Networks - Advanced Career:
Paul C. P. Chao
National Chiao Tung University
For outstanding research on automotive ball balancer stabilization and photoplethysmography sensors.

IEEE Sensors Council Young Professionals Service Award:
Hadi Heidari
For leadership in service to IEEE Young Professionals program under IEEE Sensors Council in parallel to innovation and entrepreneurship in the development of concepts and applications of sensors for biomedical wearable and implantable devices.

IEEE Sensors Council Lifetime Contribution Award:
John Vig
Christina Schober

For extraordinary contributions to the Council, in duration and magnitude of impact.

IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper Award:
Boon Giin Lee, Su Min Lee
For the paper entitled: Smart Wearable Hand Device for Sign Language Interpretation System With Sensors Fusion.

IEEE Sensors Journal Paper Award Runner-Up:
Salah Zidi, Tarek Moulahi, Bechir Alaya
For the paper entitled: Fault Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks Through SVM Classifier

2018 IEEE Sensors Council Chapter of the Year:
IEEE Gujarat Section Sensors Council Chapter
For providing its membership with programs, activities, technical talks, workshops and services to the highest quality.


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IEEE SENSORS 2019 will be held in Montreal, Canada from 27-30 October 2019. Register for the conference by 6 September 2019 to receive the early registration discounted rate! For more information, please visit the SENSORS 2019 website.



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IEEE INERTIAL 2020 will be held in Hiroshima, Japan 23-26 March 2020 at the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima. The event continues our annual tradition of informal single-track international meetings discussing the latest developments in the area of modern inertial sensors and emerging applications.

Topics of Interest:
  • Sensors phenomena and modeling
  • Sensor systems and electronics
  • Atomic/quantum sensors
  • Low-cost manufacturing
  • Advanced packaging
  • Advanced test and evaluation
  • Aiding technology
  • Emerging applications
  • Best failed ideas
Important Dates:
  • Abstract submission: 15 October 2019
  • Acceptance Notification: 8 December 2019
  • Late News Submission: 5 January 2020
  • Late News Acceptance Notification: 15 January 2020
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: 1 February 2020
  • Early Registration Deadline: 1 February 2020
More information, including the Call for Papers, can be found on the conference website.

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The 1st IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS) will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom 7-10 July 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central.

Learn more about the conference program, speakers and venue on the FLEPS website. We look forward to seeing you there!



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Save the Date: The IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2020) will be held 4-8 April 2020 in New Orleans, LA, USA. More information on this conference will be available in the coming months.



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The 2019 International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN 2019) was held in Fukuoka, Japan on 26-29 May 2019. Thank you to all our attendees for making ISOEN 2019 a success!



IEEE Announces New Open Access Journals
Several Sensors Council Member Societies are launching a new gold fully open access journal, spanning the full scope of their fields of interest. The new journals, which will be fully compliant with funder mandates, including Plan S, will begin accepting submissions in the fall of 2019 and publish its first articles in early 2020. The new journals will have an independent editorial board, an established peer review process, and an accomplished expert as editor-in-chief.

IEEE's new gold fully open access journals include:
  • IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation
  • IEEE Open Journal of Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society
  • IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society
  • IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology
  • IEEE Open Journal of Industry Applications
  • IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society
  • IEEE Open Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • IEEE Open Journal of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
  • IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology
  • IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics
  • IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing
  • IEEE Open Journal of Solid-State Circuits
  • IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology
For more information about these journals please visit open.ieee.org or complete the form to receive an email when they will begin accepting submissions.


IEEE Sensors Journal
The IEEE Sensors Journal Special Issues are available on our website.


IEEE Sensors Letters


IEEE Sensors Letters is an electronic journal dedicated to publishing short manuscripts, quickly, on the latest and most significant developments in the field of sensors. The scope of the journal 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. Papers are limited to four pages with the stipulation that at least one column of each paper be devoted exclusively to references. Visit our website to learn more or read the latest issue of the journal on IEEE Xplore.



IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (J-ERM) - Call for Papers

The IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, sponsored by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (APS), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), and IEEE Sensors Council, encourages the submission of manuscripts with scopes in state-of-the-art research related to electromagnetics theory, techniques and integration for medical and biological applications.

The focuses of the journal are on unifying the sciences and applications of medicine and biology related to and/or utilizing electromagnetics, radio frequency signals, and microwaves/millimeter-waves. The manuscripts emphasize important features in biological studies and practical aspects in medical applications. Instrumentation, device fabrication and development, hardware, software, interface, simulation, mathematics, and physics described in the manuscripts are to support their implementation for biological and medical applications.

Particularly, J-ERM is interested in articles about state-of-the-art sensors for medical, health-related, agricultural, environmental, and biological applications, utilizing electromagnetic techniques. The manuscripts can be original research or review types.

The journal is in electronic format. There is no publication fee. The authors are asked to provide a Visual Summary with a figure to summarize the achievements of research in the manuscript; and “Take-Home Messages” with maximum five bullet-points to highlight the significance, innovation, and conclusion of the work.

Visit the Journal website: http://www.ieee-jerm.org
Contact information: Editor in Chief: Professor J.-C. Chiao
Email: Jerm-editor@ieee.org


IEEE Magnetics Society
The development roadmap of magnetoresistive (MR) sensors has been recently published in the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics [vol. 55, No. 4, April 2019]. The MR sensor roadmap (non-recording applications) was developed and made public by the Technical Committee of the IEEE Magnetics Society with the aim to provide a research and development (R&D) guide for MR sensors intended to be used by industry, government, and academia. The roadmap was developed over a three-year period and coordinated by an international effort of 22 taskforce members from ten countries and 17 organizations, including universities, research institutes, and sensor companies. This paper provides a framework for MR sensor technology (non-recording applications) to be used for public and private R&D planning, in order to provide guidance into likely MR sensor applications, products, and services expected in the next 15 years and beyond.

The 2019 Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials will be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from 4-8 November 2019. This conference is jointly organized by IEEE Magnetics Society and AIP Publishing. It covers the topic of magnetic sensors (non-recording). Conference papers will be published online in early 2020 in AIP Advances as a special topic. AIP Advances is an open access journal published by AIP Publishing, and articles are free to read, download and share, at no additional cost to authors of Conference papers.

The upcoming flagship conference of IEEE Magnetics Society is the IEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG Canada 2020, which will be held in Montreal, Canada, from 4-8 May 2020. It covers the topic of magnetic sensors. Selected papers from the conference will be published in the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.


IEEE Magnetics Society has also recently published a new video on IEEE.tv entitled, "Magnetism and Magnetics Technology in the 21st Century" which provides an overview of the applications of magnetism and why it's an important field of study and research. Watch the video now!


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