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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.12, December 2010

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and Journal, Vol.123, Issue 12, December 2010

2.   US Sensors Market Report to 2014

3.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

4.   New Sensors Related Books

5.   The 3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biocomputational Systems and Biotechnologies (BIOTECHNO' 2011)

6.   Subscription

7.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal and Magazine (e-Digest),
Vol. 123, No. 12, December 2010



Research Articles


1. Development of Electromechanical Architectures for AC Voltage Metrology

    by Alexandre Bounouh, François Blard, Henri Camon, Denis Belieres. pp.1-15

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2. Design of Piezoelectric PZT Cantilever for Actuator Application

    by Abhay B. Joshi, Dhananjay Bodas and S. A. Gangal, pp.16-24

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3. Investigation Effect of Residual Stress On Pull-In Voltage of Circular Micro Plate Subjected to Nonlinear Electrostatic Force

    by  Farzad Choobdar Rahim, pp.25-34

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. Numerical Analysis of Thin Film Junctionless pH-ISFET Sensor

    by Fayçal Djeffal, Mohammed Meguellati, Nedhal Abdelmalek and Toufik Bendib, pp.35-40

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5. Investigation of Squeeze Film Effect on Dynamic Characteristics of Electrically Actuated Fully Clamped Micro-Beam

    by Ali Asghar Keyvani Janbahan, Ahmad Ghanbari, Jafar Keyghobadi, pp.41-51

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6. Novel Method for Static Dielectric Constant Measurement of Liquids

    by Anil Tidar, S. P. Kamble, S. S. Patil, B. R. Sharma, P. W. Khirade and S. C. Mehrotra, pp.52-59

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7. Development of (Aluminium) U Tube Type Vibration Based Electromechanical Mass Flow Sensor

    by Pravin P. Patil, Satish C. Sharma, S. C. Jain, pp.60-68

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8. Accuracy and Metrological Reliability Enhancing of Thermoelectric Transducers

    by Bogdan Stadnyk, Svyatoslav Yatsyshyn, Bogdan Yatsyshyn, pp.69-75

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9. Mathematical Models of Methodical Error for Noise Thermometers

    by Bogdan Stadnyk, Ihor Mykytyn, pp.76-83

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10.Electrical Pressure Transducers Based on Graphene Oxide Polysiloxane Composites

    by Antonio Peluso, Mariano Palomba, Gianfranco Carotenuto, Francesca Nicolais, pp.84-90

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11.Humidity Sensing Characteristics of Bi2O3- added TiO2 Composites

    by Vedhakkani Jeseentharani, John Pragasam, Arunachalam Dayalan, Karachalacheruvu, Seetharamaiah Nagaraja, Boniface Jeyaraj, pp.91-99

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12.Photoconductive Phenomenon Observed from ZnS Layer Deposition for a Potential of IR Sensor Applications

    by Hariyadi Soetedjo and Gunawan S Prabowo, pp.100-105

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13.Fourier Analysis of Normal ECG Signal to Find its Maximum Harmonic Content by Signal Reconstruction

    by Satish Chandra Bera, Rajan Sarkar, pp.106-117

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14.Design and Optimization of Revolute Flexure Joints for Compliant Parallel Mechanisms

    by Qiaokang Liang, Dan Zhang, Quanjun Song and Yunjian Ge, pp.118-127

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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Bullet New Published Sensors Related Books



Intelligent Instrumentation: Principles and Applications

by  Manabendra Bhuyan


Fundamentals of Sensor Network Programming: Applications and Technology

by S. Sitharama Iyengar, Nandan Parameshwaran, Vir V. Phoha, N. Balakrishnan, Chuka D. Okoye

 Intelligent Instrumentation book's cover

Publisher: CRC Press

Hardcover: 547 pages

Pubdate: 17 November 2010

ISBN: 1420089536


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Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Hardcover: 315 pages

Pubdate: 14 December 2010

ISBN: 047087614X


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Bullet The 3rd International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biocomputational Systems and Biotechnologies (BIOTECHNO' 2011)

     22-27 May 2011 - Venice, Italy



All tracks/topics are open to both research and industry contributions.


Area Topics and Tracks:

A. Bioinformatics, chemoinformatics, neuroinformatics and applications

  • Bioinformatics (Bioinformatics modeling; Bioinformatics databases; Epidemic models; Informatics and statistics in bio-pharmaceutical research; Machine learning and artificial intelligence in molecular design; Systems biology and metabolic networks; Medical informatics; Genomics informatics; Biostatistics; Structural and functional genomics; Identifying molecular sequence and structure databases; Mechanisms for specifying molecular interactions and structure predictions; Formalisms for gene regulation and expression databases; Algorithms for gene identification and pattern discovery; Techniques for gene expression analysis; Modeling and simulation of biomarkers)

  • Advanced biocomputation technologies (Stochastic modeling; Computational drug discovery; Graph theory and bioinformatics; Biological databases and information retrieval; Experimental studies and results; Application of computational intelligence in medicine and biological sciences (artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary computing, and simulated annealing); High-performance computing as applied to natural and medical sciences; Hardware computing accelerators; Computer-based medical systems (automation in medicine, etc.); Other aspects and applications relating to technological advancements in medicine and biological sciences; Novel applications)

  • Chemoinformatics (Computer-aided drug design; Concepts, methods, and tools for drug discovery; Virtual screening of chemical libraries; ADMET - absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity; QSAR - quantitative structure-activity relationships; Protein-ligand docking and scoring functions; Chemical similarity and diversity; Chemogenomics in drug discovery; QSPR - quantitative structure-property relationships; Theoretical models in chemical reactivity; Mathematical chemistry and chemical graphs; In silico environmental toxicology; Computer-assisted chemical engineering; Combinatorial chemistry; Graph theory in chemistry; Prediction of drug toxicity; Property prediction; Molecular mechanics and quantum chemical calculations; Modeling and measurements of solid-liquid and vapor-liquid equilibria; Blood-brain barrier penetration; Comparison of the similarity(diversity of chemo-data libraries; Chemoinformatics applications)

  • Bioimaging ( Image processing in medicine and biological sciences; Measurements techniques; Mass spectrometry; Numerical(mathematical approaches; Biological data integration and visualization)

  • Neuroinformatics (Neurosciences; Neurocomputing)

B. Computational systems (genetics, biology, and microbiology)

  • Bio-ontologies and semantics (Software environments for bio-computation, bio-informatics, and biomedical applications; Medical informatics; Epidemic models; Biological data mining; Biomedical knowledge discovery; Pattern classification and recognition; Mathematical biology; Graph theory and bio-informatics; Stochastic modeling; Biological databases and information retrieval; Processing mutation information; Archiving of mutation specific information)

  • Biocomputing (Computational biology; Bioengineering; Biomedical image computing and informatics; Biomedical automation and control; Image-based diagnosis and therapy; Modeling and simulation of systems biology; Applications of large-scale bio-systems)

  • Genetics (Gene regulation; Gene expression databases; Gene pattern discovery and identification; Genetic network modeling and inference; Gene expression analysis; RNA and DNA structure and sequencing; Evolution of regulatory genomic sequences; Biological data mining and knowledge discovery; Bio-pattern classification and recognition; Bio-sequence analysis and alignment; Comparative genomics; Structural and functional genomics; Amino acid sequencing)

  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (Protein modeling; Molecular interactions; Metabolic modeling and pathways; Evolution and phylogenetics; Macromolecular structure prediction; Proteomics; Protein folding and fold recognition; Molecular sequence and structure databases; Molecular dynamics and simulation; Molecular sequence classification, alignment and assembly)

  • Microbiology (Bio-nanotechnologies; Self-assembly and self-replication; Global regulatory networks and mechanisms; Microbial propagation and immunity; Microbial therapies; Microbial life under extreme energy limitation; Cellular microbiology and contact systems; Phylogenetics; Genome dynamics; Transmission dynamics and evolution of emerging diseases; Metagenomics and drug resistance; Microbes and alternative energies)

C. Biotechnologies and biomanufacturing

  • Fundamentals in biotechnologies (Bioengineering; Bioelectronics; Biomaterials; Bio-films in ecology and medicine; Biometric screening techniques; Biorobotics)

  • Biodevices (Biosensors; Biomechanical devices; Biochips; Biocomputing; Biometrics devices; Specialized biodevices; Nanotechnology for biosystems)

  • Biomedical technologies (Biomedical engineering; Biomedical instrumentation; Biomedical metrology and certification; Biomedical sensors; Biomedical monitoring devices; Biomedical devices with embedded computers; Biomedical integrated systems)

  • Biological technologies (Biological data integration; Image processing in medicine and biological sciences; Biological data visualization; Synthetic biological systems)

  • Biomanufacturing (Manufacturing platforms; Biopharmaceutical industry; Generic biopharmaceuticals; Bioprocess management; Clinical trials; Disposables and product changeover; Upstream and downstream bioprocessing; Technology benchmarks; International regulations)




Submission (full paper): 10 January 2011

Notification:                  20 February 2011

Registration:                 5 March 2011

Camera ready:              20 March 2011


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Bullet US Sensors Market Report to 2014



Demand for sensors in the US will rise 6.1 percent annually to 2014. The motor vehicle market will grow the fastest based on a rebound in motor vehicle production and the rising use of newer sensor-laden systems. Proximity and positioning and chemical property sensors will be the fastest growing types.


This study analyzes the $9.7 billion US sensors industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by sensor type (e.g., process variable, physical property, proximity and positioning, electrical property, chemical property, imaging) and market (e.g., motor vehicles, industrial, military/aerospace, medical, electronic security, consumer electrical and electronic, information technology).


The study also considers market environment factors, reviews sensor technology, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry competitors, including Honeywell, Northrop Grumman and Robert Bosch.



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