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This monthly e-newsletter, written by the editors of Sensors & Transducers Magazine and Journal (ISSN 1726-5479), delivers the product and research news, end-use application news, information on upcoming events for MEMS and sensors professionals, and updates you on happenings in the sensor science, industry and markets. The Newsletter reports the latest developments in sensor industry as it happens from leading research centers, universities and manufacturers. Who should read this Newsletter ? All who are interested in the newest information and trends in sensors, transducers, MEMS and sensor instrumentation, including DAQ.


IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), December 2017

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Bullet In this Issue:


1.   Sensors & Transducers journal: Call for Articles

2.   New Issue of Sensors & Transducers journal: Vol. 218, Issue 12, December 2017

3.   New open access books published by IFSA Publishing

4.   1st International Conference on Optics, Photonics and Lasers (OPAL' 2017): Deadline for 2-page abstract: 30 January 2018

5.   The 4th International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems (SPWID' 2018)

6 High-End Sensors: Market Opportunities

7.   Subscription

8.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


Plus lots more information to be found on Sensors Web Portal: http://www.sensorsportal.com



Bullet Sensors & Transducers journal: Call for Articles


Sensors & Transducers is established, international, blind peer-reviewed, open access journal (print and electronic). It provides the best platform for the researchers and scientist worldwide to exchange their latest findings and results in science and technology of physical, chemical sensors and biosensors. The journal publishes original results of scientific and research works related to strategic and applied studies in all aspects of sensors: reviews, regular research and application specific papers, and short notes. The journal is continue to be listed in the IFSA List of Recommended Journals (up-dated 9.12.2017), which contains only a few, the best, established sensors related journals. Sensors & Transducers journal has a very high visibility. It is indexed and abstracted very quickly in various popular catalogs and databases.



Topics of Interest:


Include, but are not restricted to:

  • Physical, chemical and biosensors

  • Digital, frequency, period, duty-cycle, time interval, PWM, pulse number output sensors and transducers

  • Sensor measurement uncertainty, accuracy, calibration and reliability

  • Theory, principles, effects, design, standardization and modelling

  • Smart sensors and systems

  • Intelligent sensors and systems

  • Sensor instrumentation

  • Virtual instruments

  • Sensors interfaces, buses and networks

  • Signal processing, sensor fusion

  • Remote sensing

  • Frequency (period, duty-cycle)-to-digital converters, ADC

  • Technologies and materials

  • Nanosensors and NEMS

  • Microsystems

  • Applications


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Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal, Vol. 218, Issue 12, December 2017





1) Robust Network Models for Mobility Analysis: Validation from an Unstable Mobility in a Maritime Setting

    Ik-Hyun Youn, Abhilash Patella and Hesham H. Ali, pp.1-9

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2) A Novel Routing Fault Tolerant Reliable Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

    Islam Moursy, Mohamed Elderini and Magdy Ahmed, pp.10-18

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3) A Modular Wireless Sensor Platform with a Sensor Identification Scheme

    Yi-Jie Hsieh, Chih-Chyau Yang, Yi-Jun Liu, Wei-Lin Lai, Chien-Ming Wu, and Chun-Ming Huang, pp.19-26

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4) Repeater Protocol to Extend Signal Coverage

    Eloίsa Alexandre Nielsen Matthiesen, Omar Carvalho Branquinho, Guilherme Lopes Da Silva and Paulo Cardieri, pp.27-31

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5) A Fine-Grained Visible Light Communication Position Detection System

    M. Vieira, M. A. Vieira, P. Louro, A. Fantoni and P. Vieira, pp.32-39

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6) Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Infrastructure-to-Vehicle Communication in the Visible Range

    M. A. Vieira, M. Vieira, P. Vieira, P. Louro, pp.40-48

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7) A Wireless Sensor Networks Management Strategy for the Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises

    Pedro Chaves, Omar Branquinho and Fabiano Fruett, pp.49-58

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

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Bullet New books published by IFSA Publishing



Advances in Microelectronics: Reviews, Vol. 1, Book Series

Editor: Sergey Y. Yurish



Advances in Intelligent Systems: Reviews, Vol. 1, Book Series

Editor: Sergey Y. Yurish



 Advances in Microelectronics: Reviews, Vol. 1


Publisher: IFSA Publishing, S. L.

Paperback: 534 pages

Pubdate: 21 December 2017

ISBN: 978-84-697-8633-8

e-ISBN: 978-84-697-8634-5


Click <here> for download (Acrobat reader logo 30.9 Mb)



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Advances in Intelligent Systems: Reviews, Vol. 1 

Publisher: IFSA Publishing, S. L.

Hardcover: 292 pages

Pubdate: 26 December 2017

ISBN: 978-84-697-3467-4

e-ISBN: 978-84-697-8924-7


Click <here> for download (Acrobat reader logo 11.0 Mb)



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Chapter 3:  Fabrication and Characterization of High Strength Electrodeposited Gold Toward High-Sensitive
                   MEMS Inertial Sensors

Chapter 16: Wearable Data Collecting and Processing Hub for Personal Vital Signs Measurement


Sensors Related Chapter:


Chapter 10: Step Climbing Strategy for a Wheelchair



Bullet 1st International Conference on Optics, Photonics and Lasers (OPAL' 2017):



General page: http://www.opal-conference.com

Call for Papers page: https://easychair.org/cfp/OPAL-2018


Submission page: http://www.opal-conference.com/author_guide.html


Event schedule: 9-11 May 2018, Barcelona, Castelldefels, Spain



Sensors related topics:

  • Optical and Fibre Optical Sensors and Instrumentation

  • Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS)

  • Photonic Sensors

Deadline for 2-page abstract: 30 January 2018




  • Regular papers

  • Posters

  • Industrial presentations

The OPAL' 2017 conference proceedings will be sent for indexing to ISI Thomson Reuters.



OPAL' 2018



Bullet 4th International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems (SPWID' 2018)



General page: https://www.iaria.org/conferences2018/SPWID18.html

Submission page: https://www.iaria.org/conferences2018/SubmitSPWID18.html

Event schedule: 22-26 July 2018, Barcelona, Spain


  • Regular papers

  • Short papers (work in progress)

  • Ideas: two pages

  • Extended abstracts: two pages

  • Posters: two pages

  • Posters: slide only

  • Presentations: slide only

  • Demos: two pages

  • Doctoral forum submissions


Proposals for:

- Mini symposia: see http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

- Workshops: see http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

- Tutorials: (slide-deck posed on http://www.iaria.org)
- Panels: (slide-deck posed on http://www.iaria.org)


Submission deadline: March 5, 2018

Sponsored by IARIA: http://www.iaria.org


Topics (for topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Call for Papers: https://www.iaria.org/conferences2018/CfPSPWID18.html



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Bullet High-End Sensors: Market Opportunities



High-end sensor devices are an increasingly significant share of the global machine sensory market that is expected to exceed 30 billion devices by 2020 with revenue of (USD) $20 billion. High-end sensors offer unique performance, size and durability benefits that have strong appeal in many commercial, aviation, defence and aerospace markets. Continuing Internet of Things (IoT) growth is also extending the potential of high-end sensor technology deeper into Industry 4.0/the IIoT and data analytics.


The inaugural HES (High-End Sensors) International Conference will examine new technologies that are cutting costs while increasing effectiveness as well as exploring product development within major high-end sensor categories and ways that both researchers and manufacturers are investigating to enhance performance, reduce power consumption, and improve efficiency.


HES International 2018 will feature industry-leading insiders delivering more than 25 presentations spanning 10 different in-depth topics including:



Defence, Security, Aviation and Aerospace High-End Sensors


Imaging and Optical Sensing Advances


Maximizing Sensor Data Acquisition and Analysis


Optimizing IoT and IIoT Sensor Networks and Security


New Approaches for Power Control and Energy Harvesting


Radar and LiDAR Innovations


Advances in MEMS Sensor Development


Metrology and Test for High-End Sensors


Enhancing Sensor Performance: Embedded, SoC and Machine Learning


Emerging Opportunities and Applications


A full list of presentations can be found at http://www.highendsensors.net/abstracts


Who attends?


Professionals with high-end sensor interests include analysts, product marketers, researchers and product developers as well as the design and manufacturing engineers directly tied to building physical devices. All that are concerned with the issues, technologies and research that will affect the creation of advanced sensors for consumer products, security, transportation and defence systems should make this the ‘must-attend’ event for 2018.


HES International will be co-located with the eighth CS International conference (Compound Semiconductor) and our third PIC International conference (Photonic Integrated Circuits) bringing 3 groups of device makers together under one roof.


HES International 2018 is the must attend conference for the high end sensors industry - all the major players will be there, make sure you are too


With under 100 tickets remaining book now to avoid disappointment:


Book your place today !



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