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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.10, October 2015

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Vol. 193, Issue 10, October 2015


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Research Articles:


1) Smart and Customized Electrical Conductivity Sensor for Measurements of the Response Time from Sprayers Based on Direct Injection

    Heitor V. Mercaldi, Caio H. Fujiwara, Elmer A. G. Peñaloza, Vilma A. Oliveira, Paulo E. Cruvinel, pp.1-10

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2) Dynamical Capillary Rise Photonic Sensor for Testing of Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel

    Michal Borecki, Michael L. Korwin-Pawlowski, Mariusz Duk, Andrzej Kociubiński, Jarosław Frydrych, Przemyslaw Prus, Jan Szmidt, pp.11-22

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3) Novel Smart Glove Technology as a Biomechanical Monitoring Tool

    Brendan O’flynn, J. T. Sanchez, S. Tedesco, B. Downes, J. Connolly, J. Condell, K. Curran, pp.23-32

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4) Wide Spectral Sensitivity of Monolithic a-SiC:H pi’n/pin Photodiode Outside the Visible Spectrum

    Manuela Vieira, Manuel Augusto Vieira, Isabel Rodrigues, Vitor Silva, Paula Louro, A. Fantoni, pp.33-40

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5) Sub-nanosecond Gating of Large CMOS Imagers

    Octavian Maciu, Wilfried Uhring, Jean-Pierre Le Normand, Jean-Baptiste Kammerer, Foudil Dadouche, Norbert Dumas, pp.41-49

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6) Superpixel Compressive Sensing Recovery of Spectral Images Sensed by Multi-patterned Focal Plane Array Detectors

    Yuri H. Mejia, Fernando A. Rojas, Henry Arguello, pp.50-56

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7) Advanced Controlled Cryogenic Ablation Using Ultrasonic Sensing System

    Assaf Sharon, Gabor Kosa, pp.57-62

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8) Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectroscopy in Air Pollution Monitoring

    Janusz Mikołajczyk, Zbigniew Bielecki, Jacek Wojtas and Sylwester Chojnowski, pp.63-66

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9) Design and Analysis of a Collision Detector for Hybrid Robotic Machine Tools

    Dan Zhang, Bin Wei, pp.67-73

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10) Numerical Signal Analysis of Thermo-Cyclically Operated MOG Gas Sensor Arrays for Early Identification of Emissions
      from Overloaded Electric Cables

      Rolf Seifert, Hubert B. Keller, Navas Illyaskutty, Jens Knoblauch and Heinz Kohler, pp.74-79

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11) Analysis of the Planar Electrode Morphology Applied to Zeolite Based Chemical Sensors

      Luiz Eduardo Bento Ribeiro, Glaucio Pedro De Alcântara, Cid Marcos Gonalves Andrade, Fabiano Fruett, pp.80-85

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12) An Empirical Study for Quantification of Carcinogenic Formaldehyde by Integrating a Probabilistic Framework with Spike Latency Patterns
      in an Electronic Nose

      Muhammad Hassan, Amine Bermak, Amine Ait Si Ali and Abbes Amira, pp.86-92

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13) Alternative Processes for Manufacturing of Metal Oxide-based Potentiometric Chemosensors

      Winfried Vonau, Manfred Decker, Jens Zosel, Kristina Ahlborn, Frank Gerlach, David Haldan and Steffen Weissmantel, pp.93-99

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14) Improvement in Humidity Sensing of Graphene Oxide by Amide Functionalization

     Sumita Rani, Dinesh Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, pp.100-105

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


15) PbS Infrared Detectors: Experiment and Simulation

      S. Kouissa, a. Djemel, M. S. Aida, M. A. Djouadi, pp.106-113

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


16) Amplitude to Phase Conversion Based on Analog Arcsine Synthesis for Sine-cosine Position Sensors

      Mohieddine Benammar, Antonio Jr. Gonzales, pp.114-122

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


17) New Design-methodology of High-performance TDC on a Low Cost FPGA Targets

      Foudil Dadouche, Timothé Turko, Wilfried Uhring, Imane Malass, Norbert Dumas, Jean-Pierre Le Normand, pp.123-134

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


18) Experiences in Automation and Control in Engineering Education with Real-world Based Educational Kits

      Filomena Soares, Celina Pinto Leão, José Machado and Vítor Carvalho, pp.135-144

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


19) Improving Systems Dynamics by Means of Advanced Signal Processing – Mathematical, Laboratorial and Clinical Evaluation
     of Propofol Monitoring in Breathing Gas

     Dammon Ziaian, Philipp Rostalski, Astrid Ellen Berggreen, Sebastian Brandt, Martin Grossherr, Hartmut Gehring, Andreas Hengstenberg

     and Stefan Zimmermann, pp.145-153

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


20) The Use of Gas-Sensor Arrays in the Detection of Bole and Root Decays in Living Trees: Development of a New Non-invasive Method
      of Sampling and Analysis

      Manuela Baietto, Sofia Aquaro, A. Dan Wilson, Letizia Pozzi, Daniele Bassi, pp.154-160

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


21) Motor Bourn Magnetic Noise Filtering for Magnetometers in Micro-Rotary Aerial Vehicles

      Nathan J. Unwin, Adam J. Postula, pp.161-169

      [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


22) Reflection from Disordered Silver Nanoparticles on Multilayer Substrate

     Victor Ovchinnikov, pp.170-178

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


23) Performance Analysis of Commercial Accelerometers: A Parameter Review

     Stephan Elies, pp.179-190

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]

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Bullet Advanced Sensors and Measurements Books Catalog


IFSA Publishing provides the best information and latest knowledge on modern advancements in the area of sensors and measurements. Our books are perfect resources for scientists at all levels, from researchers, seeking to refresh their knowledge or bring skills up to date, to graduate and post-graduate students learning advanced topics for the first time. Our authors, who are located around the world and whom we consider to be experts in their fields, write for practitioners, engineering and educational staff. This catalogue features all related publications for 2011/2015 and also includes bestsellers, handbooks and encyclopedias.


And we are especially proud of our monthly Sensors & Transducers journal (ISSN: 2306-8515, e-ISSN 1726-5479) and book series including 'Advances in Sensors: Reviews'; 'Measurement of Physical and Chemical Quantities'; and 'Sensors & Signals'.


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If you would like to submit a book proposal to IFSA Publishing, we'd love to hear about it. Our goal is to add value to your ideas by offering expertise feedback, worldwide visibility and author benefits after publication. Authors from appropriate science and engineering, from academia, research institution and industry, who are involved in conception, design, development, analysis and application of sensors, transducers, DAQ systems, measuring instruments and systems are invited to contribute. These proposals may include technical references, application engineering handbooks, monographs, guides and textbooks. Also edited survey books, state-of-the art or state-of-the-technology are of interest to us. To submit a proposal for consideration, please download the Book Proposal Form, form our web site, fill-in it and send by email along with a relevant writing sample (e.g. recent journal article, book chapter or conference paper) and your current CV with publishing history to: editor@sensorsportal.com



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I. TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo, Washington D.C.,

   USA, 22-25 May 2016, Deadline: 11 December 2015


Electronics & Microsystems


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II. International Conference on Intelligent & Advanced Systems (ICIAS' 2016),

    Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA,15-17 August 2016. Deadline: 31 December 2015


The Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) is proud to organize the 6th International Conference on Intelligent & Advanced Systems (ICIAS2016) from 15th to 17th August, 2016. This conference is the continuation of ICIAS2014 which was successfully held at the premier Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC); the same conducive venue will host our upcoming ICIAS2016 conference. The theme of the conference is "Technological Convergence for Sustainable Future". The conference is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Malaysia.


The ICIAS2016 conference which is listed in IEEE website aims at bringing together experts and researchers in intelligent and advanced systems. Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:

  • Sensor Technology

  • Nonlinear Circuits & Systems

  • Signal Processing

  • Instrumentation & Control Systems

  • Communication Systems

  • Image Processing & Multimedia Systems

  • VLSI & Embedded Systems

  • Biomedical Systems

  • Power Electronics, Power Systems & Smart Grid

  • Computational & Artificial Intelligence

For more details please check: http://www.utp.edu.my/icias2016/



III. The 1st International Conference on Advances in Sensors, Actuators, Metering and Sensing (ALLSENSORS' 2016)
     Venice, Italy, 24-28 April 2016. Deadline: 8 December 2015

General page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2016/ALLSENSORS16.html

Submission page: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2016/SubmitALLSENSORS16.html


- 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
- Panels

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.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.


Sensors types

Mechanical sensors; Digital sensors; Optical sensors; Optical fiber sensors; Temperature sensors; Pressure sensors and transducers; Acoustic and ultrasonic sensors; Reflectometry sensors; Humidity sensors; Gas sensors; Frequency output sensors; Rotational speed sensors; Chemical sensors; Film-based sensors; Quartz crystal microbalance sensors; Biosensors; Inertial sensors; Gyroscopic sensors; Capillary sensors; Silicon-based sensors; Textile-based sensors.

Quantum sensors and measurements

Sensors based on quatum phenomena (spectroscopy, imaging, etc.); Superconduction-based sensors; Transition edge sensors (TES); Superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUID); Gamma-ray and alpha particle detectors; TES bolometers; Polarization sensitive bolometers; Arrays of low temperature microbolometers; Superconducting x-ray spectrometers; Multi-chroic detector array; Kinetic inductance detectors; Industrial and scientific materials analysis; Precision measurements for wavelengths; Accurate measurements; Cosmic microwave background measurements; Measuring small energy; Superconducting readout electronics to measure and amplify the signals from the detectors.

Cryogenic sensors and systems

Cryogenic temperature sensors; Cryogenic particle detectors; Calorimetric particle detection; Phonon particle detection; Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors; Roton detectors; Multifunctional cryogenic sensors; Cryogenic Hall sensors; Cryogenic non-contact displacement sensors; Cryogenic instrumentation; Cryogenic temperature monitoring systems

Biosensors and bio-oriented electronics

Enzyme biosensors; Immunosensors; Natural and synthetic receptors; Electronic noses; DNA chips and nucleic acid sensors; Organism- and whole cell-based biosensors; Printed biosensors and organic electronics; Single-cell detection/analysis; Nanomaterials and nanoanalytical systems; Electrochemical biosensors; Biodetection; Materials and biosensors; Applications for biosensors; Commercial biosensors, manufacturing and markets; Bio-MEMS; Wearable skin sensors

Sensor technologies and materials

Biological, chemical sensors and arrays; Electromagnetic sensors; Multi-sensor fusion technology; Smart and intelligent sensors; Sensor interfacing and signal conditioning; Nanomaterials and electronics technology for sensors; Semiconductor materials for sensors; Polymer materials for Sensors; Nuclear magnetic resonance; Embedded sensors; Wearable sensors; RFID sensors; Underwater sensors; Wireless and wired sensors; Sensing materials – inorganic, organic, polymeric, composite, formulated, nanomaterials; Sensing materials stability; Sensor manufacturability

Aerospace sensors and sensor systems

Meteorological sensors and sensor systems for flight support; Aerospace photonics sensors and systems; Radar Systems; Non-destructive testing for aerospace

Sensor-related techniques and methods

Modern error theory and compensation techniques; Sensor Calibration; Self-calibration; Reliability of measurement systems; Precision and ultra-precision instruments; Modeling and simulation technologies for sensor-based systems; Universal frequency-to-digital conversion interface; Universal transducers and sensors interface; Performance analysis of sensors; Methods for multivariate analysis of sensor responses


Transducers, actuators

Electrical to mechanical energy conversion; Linear actuators; Manual actuators; Hydraulic actuators; Pneumatic actuators; Vacuum actuators; Computer vision instruments; Fluid power transmission and control; Mechatronics; Microelectronics; Wireless communication technology; Air and underwater communication


Measurement theory; Automation instruments; Instruments and measuring technology; Instrument design and measurement theory; Mechanical measurements; Measurement in nanotechnology; Measurement in biomedicine; Measurement in environment (pollution, Arctic, humidity, etc.); Microwave measurements; Measurement of the noise and vibration; Measurement of force and strain; Measurement of displacement and proximity; Nondestructive testing; Light/Radiation monitoring; Computer online measurements; Sensor-based visualization and detecting systems; Single- and multi-parameter measurements.



Sensing systems

MEMS and NEMS; Online measurements; Remote sensing and telemetry; Virtual instruments; Thermometry and nanothermometry; Digital sensors and sensor systems; Industrial robots and automation; Inertial sensor systems; Remote Sensing for Climatology Models; Remote Sensing for Environmental Modeling; Remote sensing on atmosphere, clouds, temperature, ozone; Remote sensing on glaciers, polar fields, sea ice; Remote sensing on ocean waters, surface and subsurface water currents; Wind-driven currents, coastal waters, lakes; Remote sensing on
earthquakes, hurricanes, late freezing, air currents; Remote sensing on large disasters, volcanoes, wildfires, marine oil spills, landslide hazards, tornadoes; Remote sensing on earth resources, aerosols, dams surveillance, geology, reservoirs; Remote sensing on agriculture; Tropical forests, deserts, vegetation dynamics, crop estimation; Remote sensing on hydro, flooding, drought, rainfalls, snowstorms; Remote sensing on urban traffic, public and commercial transportation, airports, naval ports.

Sensor-system algorithms, protocols, communication and computation

Architectures, protocols and algorithms of sensor networks; Smart sensor systems; Data acquisition sensor-based systems; Energy-aware sensor systems; Resource allocation, services, QoS and fault tolerance in sensor networks; Smart Sensors for building surveillance; Social sensing systems; Deployments and implementations of sensor networks; Internet on Things sensor-based systems; Domain-oriented sensor systems; Web-base monitoring and control

ALLSENSORS Advisory Chairs:

Radislav A. Potyrailo, GE Global Research Center, USA
Sergey Yurish, Excelera, S. L. | IFSA, Spain

ALLSENSORS 2016 Committee:



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The following lists of sensors manufacturers have been up-dated with new frequency and duty-cycle output sensors:

  • Temperature Sensors list of manufacturers with new frequency output sensor (RegMet)

  • Accelerometers list of manufacturers with duty-cycle output sensor (MEMSIC)

  • Links web section with the coming sensors related events 2016


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