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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), March 2017

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1.   New Issue of Sensors & Transducers journal: Vol. 210, Issue 3, March 2017

2.   Call for Chapters in Open Access Books:

  • 'Advances in Sensors: Reviews', Book Series,Vol. 5. Deadline for Chapters: 30 October 2017

  • 'Advances in Optics: Reviews', Book Series,Vol. 1. Deadline for Chapters: 30 July 2017

  • 'Advances in Signal Processing: Reviews', Book Series,Vol. 1. Deadline for Chapters: 15 October 2017

  • 'Advances in Robotics: Reviews', Book Series,Vol. 1. Deadline for Chapters: 30 October 2017

3.   Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs

4.   IFSA Publishing's Book Catalog 2017

5.   Conferences Organized or Sponsored by IFSA

6.   Subscription

7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions

 

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

 


 

Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal: Contents and Downloads
    
Vol. 210, Issue 3,  2017

 

 

Research Articles

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1) Flexural, Viscoelastic and Thermal Properties of Epoxy Polymer Composites Modified with Cellulose Nanofibers Extracted from Wheat Straw

    Md. Nuruddin, Mahesh Hosur, Tanjheel Mahdi, Shaik Jeelani, pp.1-8

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

2) Development of Perovskite Sensitized Thin Film Solar Cells Based on Graphene Oxide/TiO2 Photoanodes

    Momina Khannam, Shyamalima Sharma, Ranoo Bhargav, Asit Patra and Swapan Kumar Dolui, pp.9-16

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

3) In-situ Elevated Temperature Mechanical Performance of MWCNT/epoxy Nanocomposite

    Bhanu Pratap Singh, Dinesh Kumar Rathore, Sarat Chandra Mohanty, Rajesh Kumar Prusty and Bankim Chandra Ray, pp.17-19

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

4) Possible Lead Free Nanocomposite Dielectrics for High Energy Storage Applications

    Srinivas Kurpati and Ramesh Singampalli, pp.20-28

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

5) Conducting Polymer PEDOT:PSS: An Emerging Material for Flexible and Transparent Electronics

    Anupama Chanda, Shalik Ram Joshi, Rakesh Sahoo, Shikha Varma, Kwangsoo No, pp.29-31

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

6) Preparation, Characterization and Spectroscopic Investigations of PEOX-PVOH Blend Films

    Manohara S. R., Rajashekara T. N., Shubha A., Subhranshu S. S., Murugendrappa M. V. and Navya P. N., pp.32-37

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

7) Green Synthesis and Characterizations of Flower Shaped CuO Nanoparticles for Biodiesel Application

    Rintu Varghese, Joy Prabu H. and Johnson I., pp.38-41

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

8) Application of Acoustic Techniques in Thermal Power Plants

    T. K. Sai and K. A. Reddy, pp.42-49

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

 

 

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1) Advances in Sensors: Reviews, Book Series, Vol.5

 

Published by: International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA)

Formats: print (paper) and pdf (Acrobat)

Series Lead Editor: Prof. Sergey Y. Yurish

 

 

Topics of Interest Include (but not limited 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

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

  • Technologies and materials

  • Nanosensors

  • Accelerometers, Inclinometers and Gyroscopes

  • Mechanical Sensors

  • Optical Sensors

  • Optical Fiber Sensors

  • Photonic Sensors

  • Biological, Chemical Sensors, Immunosensors and BioMEMS

  • Temperature Sensors

  • Pressure Sensors

  • Acoustic Sensors

  • Electromagnetic Sensors

  • Gas Sensors

  • Humidity Sensors

  • Infrared Sensors, Devices and Thermography

  • Radiation Sensors

  • Robot Sensors

  • Multi Sensor Fusion Technology

  • Smart and Intelligent Sensors

  • Virtual and Soft Sensors

  • Sensor Interfacing and Signal Conditioning

  • Sensor Calibration

  • Nanomaterials and Electronics Technology for Sensors

  • Semiconductor Materials for Sensors

  • Polymer Materials for Sensors

  • MEMS and NEMS

  • Remote Sensors and Telemetry

  • Applications

Authors are welcome to submit also state-of-the-art reviews on related topics.

 

The minimum page number per chapter is 14-15. The maximum number of pages is not limited.

 

 

Important Deadlines:

 
Chapter Submission: 30 October 2017
Publication fee:  15 November 2017
Preliminary publication date: December 2017

 

More details, requirements and book chapter template are available at  <here>

 

 


 

2) Advances in Optics: Reviews, Book Series, Vol.1

 

Published by: International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA)

Formats: print (paper) and pdf (Acrobat)

Series Lead Editor: Prof. Sergey Y. Yurish

 

 

Topics of Interest Include (but not limited to):

  • Optical and Fibre Optical Sensors and Instrumentation

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

  • Physical Optics

  • Optoelectronic Devices, Photonics, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics

  • Optical Communications, Switching and Networks

  • High-speed Opto-electronic Networking

  • Optical Fiber Technology: Materials, Devices and Systems

  • Optical Information Processing

  • Optical Metrology

  • Optical Imaging Systems and Machine Vision

  • Optical Computing

  • Guided Wave Optics

  • Optics in Condensed and Soft Matter

  • Quantum Optics

  • Lasers and Laser Applications

  • Nonlinear Optics

  • Nano and Micro Optics

  • Matter Waves

  • Quantum Information

  • Bio and Medical Optics

  • Optical Materials, Characterization Methods and Techniques

  • Optical Methods for Process Control

  • Microscopy and Adaptive Optics

  • Lasers in Medicine and Biology

  • Engineering Applications of Spectroscopy

Authors are welcome to submit also state-of-the-art reviews on related topics.

 

The minimum page number per chapter is 14-15. The maximum number of pages is not limited.

 

Important Deadlines:

 
Chapter Submission: 15 July 2017
Publication fee:  30 July 2017
Preliminary publication date: October 2017

 

 

More details and book chapter template are available at <here>

 

 


 

3) Advances in Signal Processing: Reviews, Book Series, Vol.1

 

Published by: International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA)

Formats: print (paper) and pdf (Acrobat)

Series Lead Editor: Prof. Sergey Y. Yurish

 

 

Topics of Interest Include (but not limited to):

  • Signal Theory

  • Stochastic Processes

  • Spectral Analysis; Filtering

  • Signal Processing Architectures

  • Hardware and Software for Signal Processing

  • Embedded Signal Processing

  • Analysis of signals and Images

  • Biosignal Acquisition, Transmission, Processing, and Analysis

  • Biomedical Signal Processing

  • Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing

  • Digital Signal Processing

  • Image and Video Processing

  • Multi-camera imaging

  • High Speed Video Acquisition, Architecture and Processing

  • Speech and Language Processing

  • Multimedia Signal Processing

  • Real-Time Signal, Image and Video Processing

  • High Speed Signal Processing and Architectures

  • Signal Processing for Communications

  • Statistical Signal Processing

  • Sensor Array and Multi-channel Signal Processing

  • Big Image Processing and Analytics in Multimedia Tools and Applications

  • Implementation of Signal, Image and Video Processing Systems

  • Pattern Recognition

  • Optical Signal Processing

  • Multidimensional Signal Processing

  • Acoustic and Vibration Signal Processing

  • Radar Signal Processing

  • Sonar Signal Processing

  • Industrial Applications

  • Signal Processing in Mechanical Systems

Authors are welcome to submit also state-of-the-art reviews on related topics.

 

The minimum page number per chapter is 14-15. The maximum number of pages is not limited.

 

Important Deadlines:

 
Chapter Submission: 15 October 2017
Publication fee:  30 October 2017
Preliminary publication date: November 2017

 

More details and book chapter template are available at <here>

 


 

3) Advances in Robotics: Reviews, Book Series, Vol.1

 

Published by: International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA)

Formats: print (paper) and pdf (Acrobat)

Series Lead Editor: Prof. Sergey Y. Yurish

 

 

Topics of Interest Include (but not limited to):

  • Sensors for Robots

  • Wireless Sensor Networks for Robot Navigation

  • Multi-sensor Data Fusion and SLAM

  • Design and Control of Mobile Robots

  • Intelligent Robotics, Mechatronics, and Biomimetics

  • Novel and Biologically-inspired Robotics

  • Modelling, Identification and Control of Robotic Systems

  • Biomedical, Rehabilitation and Surgical Robotics

  • Exoskeletons, Prosthetics and Artificial Organs

  • Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic in Robotics

  • Multimodality Human-machine Interaction

  • Robot Control and Learning

  • Flexible Automation

  • Computer-controlled Machinery

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Trends in Robotics

  • Autonomous Systems and Drones

  • Robots for Space Exploration

  • Robotics in Defense

Authors are welcome to submit also state-of-the-art reviews on related topics.

 

The minimum page number per chapter is 14-15. The maximum number of pages is not limited.

 

Important Deadlines:

 
Chapter Submission: 30 October 2017
Publication fee:  30 November 2017
Preliminary publication date: The end of 2017

 

More details and book chapter template are available at <here>

 

 

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For more Calls for Books' Chapters please visit IFSA Publishing web page

 

 


 Bullet Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs

 

The following lists of sensors manufacturers have up-dated with new sensors with PWM outputs:

Supplement products: PWM-to-digital converters (UFDC and USTI ICs) are available at:

http://www.sensorsportal.com/HTML/E-SHOP/e-shop_4.htm

 

 


 Bullet IFSA Publishing's Book Catalog 2017

 

 

IFSA Publishing's book catalog with new published books including open access books is up-dated. Please download it at

 

 

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Bullet Sensors Conferences Organized or Sponsored by IFSA

 

 

I. 3rd International Conference on Sensors and Electronic Instrumentation Advances (SEIA' 2017),

   (20-22 September 2017, Moscow, Russia)

 

 

Extended deadlines:

  • Submission (2-page abstract):     15 April 2017

  • Notification of acceptance:          30 April 2017

  • Registration:                                20 May 2017          

  • Camera ready (full-page paper): 30 June 2017

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Contribution Types:

  • Industrial presentations

  • Regular papers

  • Poster

 

Topics of Interest:

 

The conference is focusing any significant breakthrough and innovation in Sensors, Electronics, Measuring Instrumentation and Transducers Engineering Advances and its applications including Internet of Things (IoT), wearable devices, smart homes and cities, healthcare, etc. by focusing on main areas as:

 

 

Topics of Interest:

 

 

Sensor Technology:

  • Accelerometers

  • Inclinometers

  • Gyroscopes

  • Mechanical Sensors

  • Load Cells

  • Optical Sensors

  • Optical Fiber Sensors

  • Photonic Sensors

  • Chemical Sensors

  • Biosensors

  • Immunosensors

  • BioMEMS

  • Temperature Sensors

  • Pressure Sensors

  • Acoustic Sensors

  • Ultrasonic Sensors

  • Electromagnetic Sensors

  • Gas Sensors

  • Flow Sensors and Flowmeters

  • Level Sensors

  • Humidity and Moisture Sensors

  • Infrared Sensors, Devices and Thermography

  • Radiation Sensors

  • Multi Sensor Fusion

  • Smart Sensors

  • Intelligent Sensors

  • Virtual Sensors

  • Sensor Interfacing and Signal Conditioning

  • Sensor Calibration

  • Nanomaterials and Electronics Technology for Sensors

  • Semiconductor Materials for Sensors

  • Polymer Materials for Sensors

  • MEMS and NEMS

  • Remote Sensors and Telemetry

  • Sensor Applications

  • Wearable Sensors

  • Sensors for IoT

  • Environmental Sensors

  • IEEE 1451 Smart Transducers

  • Self-adaptation, Self-validation and Self-testing of sensors and sensor systems

Sensor Instrumentation and Measuring Technology:

  • Metrology and Measurement Science

  • Methods of Measurements

  • Calibrations and Standards

  • Measurement of Electrical Quantities

  • Time and Frequency Measurements

  • Measurement of Force, Mass, Torque, Inclination and Acceleration

  • Magnetic Measurements

  • Hardness Measurements

  • Measurement of Geometrical Quantities

  • Temperature and Thermal Measurements

  • Pressure and Vacuum Measurements

  • Vibration and Noise Measurement

  • Flow Measurements

  • Chemical Measurements

  • Quantum Measurements and Photonics

  • Acoustics and the Ultrasonic Measurements

  • Environmental Measurements

  • Power and Energy Measurements

  • Measurement of Human Functions

  • Measurements in Biology and Medicine

  • Mathematical Tools for Measurements

  • Optical and Radiation Measurements

  • Microwave Measurements

  • Virtual Instruments and Data Acquisition Systems

  • Software Measurements

  • Measurement Systems

  • Distributed Measurements

  • Analog-to-Digital Converters, Digital and Mixed Signal Processing

  • Waveform Analysis and Measurements

  • Scientific and Industrial Instrumentation

  • Cyber-Physical Systems and IoT

  • Experimental Mechanics

  • Measurement in Robotics

  • Metrology in Food and Nutrition

  • Intelligent and Computer Vision Instruments

  • Reliability of Instrument and Measurement Systems

  • Nanometrology

  • Technical Diagnostics and Testing

  • Nondestructive Testing

  • Education and Training in Measurement and Instrumentation

 

One Event - Three Publications !

 

1) All registered abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings (Flash drive edition of published Proceedings with the ISBN).

 

2) Authors will be invited to submit full-page, extended papers to Sensors and Transducers journal (ISSN: 2306-8515, e-ISSN 1726-5479).

 

3) The limited number of full-page articles published in the journal will be selected by the Sensors & Transducers journal's Editorial Board to extend for book chapters for the popular Book Series on Advances in Sensors: Reviews, Vol. 6, which will be published in 2018.

 

 

Keynote Speakers:

1) Diamond Sensors for Charged Particle Tracking and Dosimetry (Dr. Alexander Oh, University of Manchester, UK)

2) Super-thin scCVD Diamond Membrane Radiation Detectors: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications (Dr. Michal Pomorski, CEA-LIST, Diamond Sensors Laboratory, France)

3) Additive Technologies for Chemical Sensors (Dr. Alexey Vasiliev, National Research Center Kurchatov Institute, Russia)

 

4) CO Gas Sensing Technologies in Combustion Applications (Dr. Pavel Shuk, Rosemount Measurement and Analytical Emerson Automation Solutions, USA)

 


Special Sessions:

1. Advances in Diamond Detectors and Instrumentation

    Chairmen: Prof. Gennaro Conte, University Roma Tre, Italy (e-mail: gconte@fis.uniroma3.it) and Dr. Victor G. Ralchenko, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China (e-mail: ralchenko@nsc.gpi.ru)

2. Sensors and Actuators for VOCs and Odour Communication Systems

    Chairman: Prof. Vibha S. Vaishnav, Sardar Patel University, India (e-mail: VaishnavVibha@gmail.com)

3. Polymer Nanocomposite Based Sensors

   Chairman: Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni, Qatar University, Qatar (e-mail: kishor_kumars@yahoo.com)

4. Nanosensors for Environment, Safety and Security

    Chairman: Dr. Bonex Wakufwa Mwakikunga, CSIR- National Centre for Nano-Structured Materials, South Africa (e-mail: BMwakikunga@csir.co.za)

5. Soft Bio-sensing Technologies

    Chairman: Prof. Alessandro Tognetti, University of Pisa, Italy (e-mail: a.tognetti@centropiaggio.unipi.it)

6. Mechanical and Structural Health Monitoring and Controls Sensor Applications

    Chairman: Dr. Mosbeh R. Kaloop, Mansoura University, Egypt (e-mail: mosbeh.kaloop@gmail.com)

7. Environmental Monitoring and Mapping Applications

    Chairman: Dr. Paolo Dabove, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (e-mail: paolo.dabove@polito.it)
 


If you are interested to organize and manage your own special session, please contact to conference@sensorsportal.com

 

 

More details about SEIA' 2017 are available at the conference web site:

 

http://www.sensorsportal.com/SEIA_2017/

 

 


II. The 8th International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES' 2017),

    (10-14 September, 2017, Rome, Italy)

 

 

Deadline for papers: 10 May 2017

 

General web page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2017/SENSORDEVICES17.html

 

Submission web page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2017/SubmitSENSORDEVICES17.html

 

 

Contributions:

- 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

 

 

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:

 

  • Trends on sensing devices and applications

  • Sensor devices

  • Ultrasonic and Piezosensors

  • Photonics

  • Infrared

  • Gas Sensors

  • Geosensors

  • Sensor device technologies

  • Sensors signal conditioning and interfacing circuits

  • Medical devices and sensors applications

  • Sensors domain-oriented devices, technologies, and applications

  • Sensor-based localization and tracking technologies

  • Sensors and Transducers for Non-Destructive Testing

 

 

SENSORDEVICES' 2017 conference

 

 


III. AutoSens (22-25 May 2017, M1, Detroit, MI, USA)

 

 

AutoSens, the world's most forward-thinking ADAS technology conference has announced its full agenda taking place in Detroit, MI from 22-25 May 2017. A selection of speakers includes Woodside Capital Partners, Valeo Vision Systems, Imatest, Sony, ST Microelectronics, NVIDIA, Cadence Design, Kalray, Dataspeed, Intel, Vision Systems, MISO and many more: http://www.auto-sens.com

 

 

Conference Program Overview

  • Monday May 22 Collaborative track testing day open to participants

  • Tuesday May 23 Autonomous Vehicle Demonstrations and six technical 3-hour Workshops

  • Wednesday May 24 Conference Day 1 and Evening Reception at Henry Ford Museum

  • Thursday May 25 Conference Day 2

 

View AutoSens Agenda (http://auto-sens.com/agenda-in-detroit/)

 

AutoSens speakers represent the leading minds in the field of vehicle perception. Experts in robotics, computer vision, automotive electronics, digital imaging, functional safety and more, all have been invited specifically because of their vast experience, recent projects, and ability to shape the future of ADAS and autonomous vehicle technology.

 

 

IFSA members receive exclusive 15 % discount when attending AutoSens 2017 (valid untill 12 May 2017).

Use this link to book your ticket:

 

http://auto-sens.com/welcome/?promo=IFSA

 

 

AutoSens conference

 

 


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