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IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter
 4th Quarter 2018
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Welcome to a new issue of the IEEE Sensors Council quarterly newsletter!

As I am writing this note, the organizers of IEEE SENSORS 2018 are busy putting the finishing touches on the preparation of an exciting conference. The conference will take place from 28-31 of October in New Delhi, India. The details of the conference technical program are now online, and I am sure you will find many interesting presentations to attend during the conference.

In addition to technical papers, the conference will offer many other opportunities, including a rich plenary, keynote and invited speakers program, professional development opportunities and tutorials. Two international sensors competitions will also be featured during the conference.

As in previous years, the conference will include an industry track, during which you will be able to interact with industry leaders in areas of biometrics, wearables and health sensors and systems.

In addition, do not miss our Women in Sensor (WiSE) program, which will feature a keynote, a panel as well as a networking and a mentoring session.

Enjoy reading this newsletter and hope to see you soon in New Delhi!

As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome at

Fabrice Labeau
IEEE Sensors Council President


30 recorded conference tutorials have been posted so far. The tutorial titles include:
  • Sensing at the Nanoscale
  • Introduction to Optical Fiber Based Sensors
  • Piezoelectric Resonant MEMS/NEMS Devices for Sensing Applications
  • Terahertz Sensing Technology
  • Design and Analysis of MEMS Gyroscopes
  • Energy Considerations and Self-powered Devices
  • Heat Replaces Batteries to Power Wireless Sensors
Additional tutorials shall be posted by year-end 2018. A complete list of the sensors tutorials may be found here.

To receive notices about the posting of future tutorials, please subscribe here.

Congratulations to the newly elected 2019-2020 IEEE Sensors Council Officers. The following will take office on 1 January 2019:
  • Vice President, Publications - Krikor Ozanyan
  • Vice President, Finance - Zeynep Celik-Butler
  • Members at Large - Sinead O'Keeffe and Chonggang Wang

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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. Please visit the conference website to view the full program, as well as tour options and travel tips.

Plenary Speakers:
  • Professor Nitish Thakor, John Hopkins University, USA and National University of Singapore
    "Giving Prosthesis the Feeling! Biomimetic and Neuromorphic Sensors"
  • Professor Margit Zacharias, Vice President, Albert Ludwigs University, Fac. of Eng. (IMTEK), Freiburg, Germany
    "Nanomaterials for nanosensors: opportunities and challenges"
  • Professor Ramgopal Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India
    "Sensor Platforms for Affordable IoT Solutions in the Developing World"
Special Keynote Speakers:
  • Professor K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India
    "Engineering Nature"
  • Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, Distinguished Scientist and Former Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore
    "Mangalyaan: The Success Story of India's First Mission to Mars"

Women in Sensors

Women in Sensors (WiSE) Program Keynote Speaker:

Veena Misra, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA; Director, National Science Foundation Nanosystems Engineering Research Center on Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST); IEEE Fellow.
She will talk about the "Role of Advanced Wearable Sensor Systems in Healthcare" on Monday 29 October at 1:30 pm.

Women in Sensors will hold three events during IEEE SENSORS 2018:
  1. Career Opportunities In Academia, Industry and Government Laboratories: A Panel Discussion | Monday, 28 October | 13:30-15:30
  2. Young Professionals and WiSe Mentoring Roundtable: Lunch with the Experts | Tuesday, 30 October | 12:30-13:30 Pre-registration is required
  3. Women's Networking Session | Wednesday, 31 October | 10:30–12:00
For more information, visit our website.

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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:
  • Late News Submission: 4 January 2019
  • Full Paper Submission and Early Registration: 1 February 2019

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The IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT 2019) will be held 15-18 April 2019 in Limerick, Ireland.

Important Dates:
Technical Paper Submission Due Date: 1 November 2018
Workshop or Special Session paper submission Due Date: 1 November 2018
Tutorial Proposal Submission: 1 November 2018
Acceptance Notification: 15 January 2019
Camera-ready Submission: 20 February 2019

Please visit the conference website for more information.

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The 18th International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN 2019) will be held 26-29 May 2019 in Fukuoka, Japan. ISOEN 2019 provides a forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners to share their latest findings, innovations and products in the area of artificial chemoreception.

Important Deadlines:
Special Session and Tutorial Proposals: 6 November 2018
Notification of Special Session and Tutorial Acceptance: 4 December 2018
Submission of three page Full Paper: 20 December 2018
Notification of Paper Acceptance: 11 March 2019
Author Registration: 20 March 2019
Camera Ready Uploads: 28 March 2019

Please visit the conference website for more information.

We are pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the 2018 IEEE Sensors Council Awards. These awards will be given during our upcoming flagship conference, IEEE SENSORS 2018 in New Delhi, India.

IEEE Sensors Council Meritorious Service Award
Yu-Cheng Lin
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan
"For outstanding contributions to the IEEE Sensors Council conferences."

IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the field of Sensors - Early Career
Prof. Daniele Tosi
The Nazarbayev University, School of Engineering, Astana, Kazakhstan
"For outstanding research in high resolution fiber optic sensors for biomedical applications and biosensors, as well as dedicated work for the sensors community and the Sensors Council."

IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the field of Sensors - Advanced Career
Prof. Gerard Coté
Texas A&M University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College Station, TX, USA
"For pioneering research in the area of optical glucose monitoring for diabetes and point-of-care diagnostics of diseases, as well as a distinguished career of service to the profession."

IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the field of Sensor Systems or Networks - Advanced Career
Ashwin Seshia
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
"For pioneering work on resonant microsystems, with applications to sub-surface density-contrast imaging and energy harvesting systems."

IEEE Sensors Council Early Career (Young Professionals) Award
Omer Tolga Inan
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA
"For his outstanding research, teaching and service, including his leadership in the fields of wearable and non-invasive sensing of bioacoustics and vibrations, and his pioneering contributions to modern ballistocardiography and joint health monitoring."

Sensors Journal Best Performing Topical Editor
Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay

IEEE Sensors Journal Best Performing Associate Editors Cheng-Ta Chiang and Tarikul Islam

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North Carolina State University's "Stewards of the Future" Symposium, titled "Plants and Sensors," will be held 2-3 December 2018 at the newly opened StateView Hotel on NC State University's Centennial Campus in Raleigh, NC, USA. The event will bring together plant scientists and engineers to discuss how plants communicate with their environment and to develop new ideas on how to exploit sensors and electronics to enhance crop production.

The "Stewards of the Future" series was created by NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) to showcase college innovation and research on the pressing issues of our time, as well as to connect stakeholders with our scientists to help solve global grand challenges.
  • Provide a general understanding on how plants communicate with their environment.
  • Provide an overview of current technologies used to detect and decode plant talk.
  • Identify new nanoscale technologies for listening to and interacting with plants.
  • Develop new ideas on how to exploit electronics to enhance crop production.
  • Establish productive dialog between plant scientists and engineers.
  • Develop new research partnerships and seek opportunities to better feed a hungry world.
Please visit the conference website for more information on registration to the conference.

In partnership with the IEEE Standards Association (SA), the Standards Committee and the Industrial Liaison Committee of the IEEE Sensors Council is supporting three global initiatives:
  • Standard for Establishing Quality of Data Sensor Parameters in the Internet of Things Environment (P2510)
  • Wearables and Medical IoT Interoperability and Intelligence Workshop Series (WAMIII)
  • IEEE SA Industry Connections (IC) Program: Connectivity Harmonization of the Digital Citizen
These initiatives are intended to drive collaboration between academic and industry partners to develop solutions and standards for a diverse range of sensor and sensor system applications.

The P2510 standard (formally announced at the IEEE IoT World Forum in January) consists of twelve working groups. The standard is currently under review for balloting. In addition, an IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) and Certification Committee are being formed. These efforts will lead to a global certification and registration process supported by IEEE SA and the IEEE Sensors Council. The team is working with the IEEE Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) to increase awareness throughout IEEE.

Three joint workshops were held in support of the WAMIII and IC initiatives: Boston (January), Johns Hopkins University, Maryland (April), and Negev, Israel (August). A blockchain working group and a wireless testbed working group have been launched. The next workshop is planned for February 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland. For more information, please visit the IEEE SA, P2510 Working Group Participation, and ICAP Enrollment websites.

The Standards Committee and the Industrial Liaison Committee of the IEEE Sensors Council are supporting the Industry Track at IEEE SENSORS 2018 (Biometric, Medical, and Wearable Systems) and a Sensors/Sensors System Track at the IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (15-18 April 2019, Limerick, Ireland). Participation in the 2019 IEEE 5G World Forum is being planned. To participate in these and other activities please contact Gerry Hayes at

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, and 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: 31 January 2019

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 on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems (J-MASS)

The IEEE Journal on Miniaturization for Air and Space Systems 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.

Papers are sought that address innovative approaches to solving problems related to the development and use of miniaturized platforms such as drones and CubeSats. The scope includes both the sensors (across the electromagnetic spectrum) and platform systems. These topics include: airframe, propulsion, controls, navigation, power, communication, etc. Papers addressing theory, application, and operation of small platforms along with the design and development of platforms and sensor systems are welcome. Papers covering educational activities in developing small platforms or their sensors are also encouraged.

For more information, please visit our website or contact John Schmalzel at

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