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IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter
 3rd Quarter 2015
In this issue
  • New Virtual Conference
  • Call for Nominations
  • IEEE Sensors Conference
  • Member Society Spotlight
  • WF-IOT 2015
  • IEEE Sensors Council Standards Activities
  • IEEE History Center Fund
  • IEEE Sensors Journal News
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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:
  • "Optical Current Transducers and Error Sources in Them: A Review"
  • "GaN MSM UV Photodetector With Sputtered AlN Nucleation Layer"
  • "Flash Lidar Sensor Using Fiber-Coupled APDs"
  • "Optimization of Sensitivity Induced by Substrate Strain Rate for Surface Acoustic Wave Yarn Tension Sensor"
  • "Effects of Sensor Position Errors on Farfield/Nearfield Wideband Beamformers for Microphone Arrays"
  • "Hardware Implementation of Fast and Robust Star Centroid Extraction With Low Resource Cost"
  • "Fiber Optic Displacement Sensor for Industrial Applications"
  • "Target Detection Performance of Spectrum Sharing MIMO Radars"
  • "Study of Improved RSS Algorithm for Ultrasonic Array Applied to PD Location in Transformer"

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 Sensors Council Chapters

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Visit the Chapters page on our Web site to find a Sensors Council Chapter near you.

IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturers

The Sensors Council currently has two Distinguished Lecturers (DLs): Brian Cunningham and Elfed Lewis. To request more information concerning these two DLs please contact Hulya Kirkici. For information regarding the DL Program, visit our website.

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IEEE Virtual Conference on Applications of Commercial Sensors (VCACS):

There is a new "maker" generation of young engineers that is attracting a lot of attention from electronics manufacturers and distributors. These "makers" like to build prototype devices that do interesting things. When they get to college, they often work in teams that build electronic systems with sensors that can connect to the Internet of Things. How can they publish their work? This new conference (sponsored by the IEEE Sensors Council and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society) will be of interest to those students and young professionals who have completed team projects that include microprocessors and sensors. If those projects produced working prototypes, the teams may submit a manuscript to our virtual conference. NC State University is providing the conference website:

Submissions close 15 October. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published in IEEE Xplore. Presentations will be recorded and posted on the VCACS website. Questions for the speakers will be transmitted via Twitter. Registration for all participants is free, and no travel costs are associated with this virtual event. Please participate and help us refine this new virtual format for conferences.

Call for Nominations for Sensors Council Officers
The Sensors Council Nominations and Appointments Committee requests nominations for qualified individuals to fill the following Council officer positions for the 2016-2017 term:
  • President Elect
  • Vice-President for Conferences (2 year term, renewable once)
  • Vice-President for Technical Activities (2 year term, renewable once)
  • Two Members-at-Large (2 year term)
For more details, please visit our website. The deadline for nominations is 4 September 2015.

IEEE SENSORS 2015 will be held 1-4 November 2015 in Busan, Korea. Conference registration is now open for IEEE SENSORS 2015. Visit the registration page for details.

IEEE SENSORS 2015 has added Professional Development Special Sessions

At the request of attendees of past IEEE SENSORS Conferences, the Sensors Council is organizing two Special Sessions on Professional development to be held Tuesday, 3 November 2016. The plans for those sessions are listed below:

PDP Session 1 (Room 208, 2:00-3:30PM)
  • IEEE Fellows Program (Gianluca Lazzi, Council Fellows Committee Chair)
  • Sensors Council Awards Program (Mike McShane, Council Awards Chair)
  • Young Professionals Program (Sinead O'Keeffe, Council Young Professionals Chair)
  • Organizing Council Chapters (Ramesh Ramadoss, San Francisco Bay Area Council Chapter Chair)
PDP Session 2 (Room 208, 4:00-5:30PM)
  • Organizing Great Conferences (Yu-Cheng Lin, Council VP Conferences)
  • Sensors Council Standards Initiative (Will Lumpkins, Council Standards Committee Chair)
  • Soliciting & Training Journal Reviewers (Krikor Ozanyan, Sensors Journal Editor-in-Chief)
  • Author Training for Journals & Conference Proceedings (John Vig, Council VP Publications)
The Council hopes you will attend IEEE SENSORS 2015 and enjoy these professional development presentations.

IEEE SENSORS 2015 has added an Industry Track

IEEE SENSORS 2015 will feature a new full-day Industry Track Wednesday, 4 November. Here are some of the speakers in that program:
  • Suntae Jung, Samsung, Healthcare Sensors
  • Sri Chandra, IEEE Standards Association, IEEE Standard P2413-Architectural framework for Internet of Things
  • Veena Misra, NCSU/NSF-ASSIST, Wearable Low-Power Sensors
  • Kang Lee, NIST, Smart Sensor and Network Interfaces for IoT & Big Data
  • Will Sanitate, L-3 Communications, Standards for AI and IoT
  • Jim Philipp, Murata, Lower Power, Battery Operated Wireless Sensing Options
Also on 3 November, A special industry panel is planned during lunch for the entire conference on the topic of Wearable Sensors. We hope you can participate.
IEEE SENSORS 2015 Live Demonstrations - New event!

Invitations have been issued to SENSORS 2015 authors of accepted papers offering them the opportunity to bring hardware devices and software applications to the conference to be demonstrated in the Exhibit Hall. Live Demonstrations have been very successful in several IEEE conferences offered by some of the Council Member Societies. Conference attendees will be invited to experience the demonstrations directly, to interact, play with, and challenge them. Presenters have the opportunity to show direct proof of their working systems and to create a lasting impression for event attendees. We hope to make this another exciting feature of future IEEE SENSORS Conferences. Please see the 2015 Call for Live Demonstrations.

IEEE SENSORS 2016 will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA from 30 October - 3 November 2016. Visit our website for more information.

IEEE SENSORS 2017 will be held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Member Society Spotlight
The Sensors Council currently has 24 member societies. Each quarter we will 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 are featuring the Industrial Electronics Society and the Vehicular Technology Society.

The Industrial Electronics Society (IES) encompasses a diverse range of technical activities devoted to the application of electronics and electrical sciences for the enhancement of industrial and manufacturing processes. These technical activities address the latest developments in intelligent and computer control systems, robotics, factory communications and automation, flexible manufacturing, data acquisition and signal processing, vision systems, and power electronics.

The vision of the IES is to advance global prosperity by fostering technological innovation, enabling members' careers and promoting community worldwide. The IES promotes the engineering process of creating, developing, integrating, sharing, and applying knowledge about electro and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.

The Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) is "connecting the mobile world," as our tagline implies. With a long and rich history in land mobile radio, motor vehicles, wireless communication or land transportation, VTS has been at the forefront of the development of cellular communications, train signaling standards or more recently connected vehicles. VTS offers a wide variety of means of the dissemination and creation of knowledge, including a vibrant standards portfolio, several flagship conferences, a magazine, the highly-cited Transactions on Vehicular Technologies, as well as one of the largest Distinguished Lecturer programs in IEEE with more than 50 speakers.

----------------------- IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things 2015

The 2nd IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things 2015 (WF-IoT) will take place from 14-16 December 2015 in Milan, Italy. The organizing committee seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate IoT technologies and applications for the benefit of society. To view details on submitting materials, visit the conference website.

IEEE History Center Fund
The Sensors Council is donating US$24K to the IEEE History Center Fund for the purpose of documenting IEEE's history since 1984, the last year a history of the organization was written.

The IEEE History Center Fund supports the public visibility efforts of the IEEE History Center to collect and disseminate information that exemplifies the impact and influence of technology and its relationship, both past and present, to society.

Please donate online at

IEEE Sensors Journal News

Upcoming Special Issues of IEEE Sensors Journal
  1. Software-Defined Wireless Sensor Networks; Deadline: 31 December 2015
  2. Sensors and Interfaces for Mobile Healthcare; Deadline: 15 November 2015

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 their impressive accomplishment.

IEEE Sensors Journal Announcement

The IEEE Sensors Council has decided to eliminate the print version of the IEEE Sensors Journal for 2016.

On your 2016 renewal invoice, you will see a subscription to the electronic version of this publication.

The list of review articles that the IEEE Sensors Journal has published may be found on our website.

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