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IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter
 3rd Quarter 2018
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IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J)

The IEEE Internet of Things Journal Impact Factor is 7.6!

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.

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The IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter includes news useful to its members and highlights content of the current issue of IEEE Sensors Journal.

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Welcome to a new issue of the IEEE Sensors Council quarterly newsletter!

As we head into the summer months in the northern hemisphere and activities are slowing down, the activities of the Sensors Council are still in full swing!

We are getting closer to the next edition of IEEE SENSORS, our flagship conference, more and more exciting news is coming out about the program. Plenary speakers have been announced; they will engage the audience in a range of topics ranging from affordable IoT solutions for the Developing World to biomimetic sensors. The conference will take place from 28-31 October in New Delhi, India; be sure to reserve the date and start your travel arrangements to join us for an exciting four days of sensors-related activities!

The editors and reviewers of our periodicals do not seem to ever slow down either. The IEEE Sensors Journal and the IEEE Sensors Letters are still as vibrant as ever, and their editorial boards continue to select high quality papers in a record amount of time. The current median time between a paper submission to these journals and the paper being posted online on IEEE Xplore is currently of eight and seven weeks respectively. The IEEE IoT Journal is also a resounding success.

I am also taking the opportunity of this message to draw your attention to two newer publications that are cosponsored by the IEEE Sensors Council. The IEEE Transactions on Games publishes papers related to game technology, including the use of sensors in games. The IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, as its name implies, focuses on state-of-the-art research related to electromagnetics theory, techniques and integration for medical and biological applications.

Our awards program is also well under way. We have received several top-notch nominations for our different awards and the different award committees are hard at work finalizing the lists of winners.

I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that we will soon be starting the campaign of nominations for our class of 2019 Distinguished Lecturers. We will be looking for individuals who are ready to act as ambassadors for the Sensors Council by delivering seminars and lectures to our community.

As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome at

Happy reading!

Fabrice Labeau
IEEE Sensors Council President

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IEEE SENSORS 2018, the flagship conference of the IEEE Sensors Council will be held in New Delhi, India 28-31 October 2018, and a special issue with extended version of the of best presented papers will be then host on the IEEE Sensors Journal.

Please visit the conference website for more information on registration and travel to the conference.

Inertial 2018 header

IEEE INERTIAL 2019 will be held 1-4 April 2019 at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club in Naples, FL, USA. 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.

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission: 1 October 2018
Late News Submission: 4 January 2019
Full Paper Submission and Early Registration: 1 February 2019

Attending ICCE 2018 as a Speaker and an Audience
The IEEE Brain Initiative kick-started the Brain Data Bank (BDB) Challenges and Competitions at the Pavlov Institute of Physiology, St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 26 & 27, 2017. Anya Stetsenko was one of the first participants, on the winning group, Team Read More.

Since 2015 the number of IEEE Sensors Council Chapters have more than doubled. Chapters are organized by local groups with interest in promoting sensors. In 2018, four Sensors Council Chapters have been formed including:
  • Tunisia Section Chapter
  • France Section Chapter
  • Italy Section Chapter
  • Lahore Sensors Council Student Branch Chapter
Visit our website to find a Sensors Council Chapter near you.

The IEEE France Section Sensors Council Chapter was created in February 2018.

In the framework of its first General Assembly, the 1st IEEE France Sensors Chapter Workshop was held in Nancy, France on June 18 and 19th with 75+ attendees.

We had the chance to welcome Dr. Ravinder Dahiya, IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer and Chairman of UK & Ireland Chapter, as well as 17 high-level speakers from 17 different French cities.

Chapter members had the opportunity to bond during a very nice social dinner and visits of the brand-new facilities of Insitut Jean Lamour. The general assembly was the occasion to elect a first chapter board, and to discuss and validate a new development strategy going forward. Read more.

Sami Hage-Ali,
Chairman, IEEE France Section Sensors Council Chapter

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IEEE Sensors Journal

IEEE Sensors Journal New Special Issue on "Deep Learning for Multi-Source Multi-Sensor Fusion"

Multi-source multi-sensor fusion has a wealth of manifestation ranging from object detection, monitoring, recognition to decision making. This new Special Issue will be devoted to present and highlight the advances and the latest novel and emergent technologies, implementations and applications in multi-source multi-sensor fusion fields. The application of deep learning in different sensor systems will be largely exploited.

Submissions deadline: 30 November 2018

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

IEEE Internet of Things Journal

The IEEE Internet of Things Journal welcomes submissions, especially to the following special issues:
For further information about the IEEE IoT Journal, please visit their website.

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

Special Issue Title: "Applications of Electromagnetics in Biomedical Sensors"

The IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology (J-ERM), sponsored by IEEE MTT-S, APS and EMBS Societies and Sensors Council, will publish a special issue devoted to the 2018 IEEE SENSORS Conference. Authors of original research papers related to biomedical applications presented at the conference are invited to submit an expanded version of their papers to the Special Issue. The expanded version requires significantly new technical content and results beyond the conference paper. Every paper will be reviewed in the same manner as regular submissions to this journal. Information on the journal can be found at

The focuses of the journal are on unifying the sciences and applications of medicine and biology related to utilizing electromagnetics, radio frequency signals and microwaves/millimeter-waves. If you are doubtful whether your paper is suitable for J-ERM, please write to the guest editors (

Please note that:
  1. Papers should be submitted through the journal's web page leading to ScholarOne ManuscriptCentral.

  2. In the menu for "Manuscript Type", please select "2018 Sensors Special Issue". The submission window will open after the conference.

  3. Manuscript is limited to six pages maximum excluding the cover page of Visual Summary and Take-Home Messages, citation or biosketch pages.

  4. The conference paper should be included with the submission.

  5. The following note should be added to the footnote on the first page of the paper: "This paper is expanded from a presentation at the 2018 IEEE SENSORS Conference held in New Delhi, India on 28-31 October 2018."

  6. The guideline and template for manuscript preparation can be found on the J-ERM webpage.

  7. Electronic check will automatically reject papers with more than 15% overlap in text.

The due date for the paper submission is 15 January 2019. The expected publication date of the special issue is 1 May 2019. The journal is in electronic format, so the accepted paper will appear in IEEE Xplore within a few days after acceptance.

  • Ravinder Dahiya gave four talks in Australia from 21-25 May 2018. These talks were given at four Australian Universities including Monash, RMIT, Macquarie and Queensland University of Tech.
  • In May, JC Chiao gave two talks at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu, China and Shanghai University, in Shanghai, China.
  • Subhas Mukhopadhyay has given talks at several Universities in India including IIEST, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, and at ICTEMPS 2018.
  • In June, Sandro Carrara gave a talk at the Summer School at the Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Campus Universitario de Santiago in Aveiro, Portugal.
  • Michael Shur gave a Bagwell Lecture at Purdue University on Terahertz Plasmonic Technology.
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More information on the IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer Program can be found on our website.

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