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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), No.10, October 2014

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4.   High Performance Digital Sensors Design: How to Make it Smarter ? (Tutorial by Dr. Sergey Y. Yurish, SENSORDEVICES' 2014, 16 November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal)

5.   Sensors Related Events sponsored by IFSA: The 2nd World Congress on Digital Olfaction (DOS' 2014) and 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS' 2015)

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Magnetic Sensors and Applications Based on Thin Magnetically Soft Wires
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Bullet High Performance Digital Sensors Design: How to Make it Smarter ?


Tutorial by Dr. Sergey Y. Yurish (Excelera, S. L., Spain)

SENSORDEVICES' 2014, 16 November 2014, Lisbon, Portugal


This tutorial is devoted to modern developments and trends in the field of design various digital sensors and transducers: physical and chemical.


Digital sensor integration is heavily driven by technology scaling. The main reason for scaling is increased system performance at reduced manufacturing cost. Below the 100 nm technology, the design of analog and mixed-signal circuits becomes perceptibly more difficult. This is particularly true for low supply voltage near 1 V or below. The result is not only an increased design effort, long development time, high risk, cost, and the need for very high volumes, but also growing power consumption. There are many reasons that analog doesn’t scale as readily. However, digital circuits scale very well with scaling standard CMOS technologies. So, the promised trend is the transition from traditional analog informative parameters such as voltage and current to the quasi-digital informative parameters of sensors outputs, for example, frequency, period, duty-cycle, PWM, pulse number. etc. It means the use of frequency (period)-to-digital converters instead of analog-to-digital converters, and implements as many sensor components as possible in the digital form. It lets get over technological limitations at scaling and gives a great opportunity to significantly improve the metrological performance of various sensor systems. Clear, the design of high performance frequency (period)-to-digital converters is not a trivial task of low cost microcontroller use. It needs novel, advanced methods for frequency-time measurements in wide frequency range. One of the aims of this tutorial is to fill-in this gap and demonstrates the easiest way to design the high performance digital sensors.


The tutorial is suitable for engineers and researchers who design and investigate various digital and intelligent sensors, data acquisition, and measurement systems. It should be also useful for sensors manufacturers, graduate and post graduate students. The tutorial is free of charge for all visitors of SENSORDEVICES' 2014 conference form the NetWare' 2014 conferences umbrella.



SENSORDEVICES' 2014 conference



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1) Digital Olfaction Society World Congress 2014


Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
8-9 December 2014



Preliminary Scientific Agenda

Scientific Committee of DOS World Congress 2014 announced the preliminary agenda of the 2nd World Congress of Digital Olfaction Society.
To access to the preliminary agenda, please <
click here>

DOS 2014 Demonstrations Program

The Scientific Committee invites all Academic & Industrial Teams to Present the Most Innovative Appliances, Devices, Methods, Ideas in the Digital Olfaction Field
The demonstrations sessions will be held on
9 December and will be divided in two parts:

From 9h00 to 10h30
Before the practical demonstration, we invite each team to present orally their technology and the process of demonstration (10-15 minutes by team).

From 11h00 to 16h00 тАУ Practical Demonstrations
During Demonstrations Session, each team will have a dedicated space to show, demonstrate, explain and discuss about his project.

Among Demonstrations selected by the scientific committee:

Smelling Screen: Generating Spatial Odor Distribution as if an Odor Source Had Been Placed onto an LCD Monitor Screen
Haruka Matsukura & Hiroshi Ishida, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Cross-modal effect on scent and music
Masaaki Iseki & Takamichi Nakamoto, Precision and Intelligence Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Digital Olfaction with Computer Controlled Odor Blender
Naohiko Maruyama, ONO-DENKI CO.,LTD
Yuji Nozaki, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Aroma Shooter - Instantaneous Scent-Switching Aroma Ejector
Dong Wook Kim & Yasui Aiko, Aromajoin Corporation, Japan

Quantitative measurement of detection threshold and discrimination threshold and furthermore the quantitative measurement of masking effect
Junichi Kita,
Motoo Kinoshita Shimadzu corporation, Japan

Scent Projector: a method of delivering scented air locally using vortex rings
Daisuke Oishi, Tomoki Kamiya Takuya Nakano & Yasuyuki Yanagida, Meijo University, Japan

You would like to present your innovative devices during DOS Demonstrations 2014 ?

We remind you that you can submit your project and abstract by the online form until October.6.

Pictures, Videos & Abstracts Book of DOS 2013 World Congress

All pictures, videos and abstracts book are available by <
clicking here>.

Important Key Dates:

  • Early Bird Registration - October 21

  • Submissions for Short Oral Presentations - October 6

  • Submissions for Demonstrations - October 6

  • Submissions for Posters - November 1

We look forward welcoming you in Tokyo for this exciting congress.

Pr Takamichi Nakamoto
Co-Chairman of Scientific Committee



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2) 4th International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS' 2015)


Eseo, Angers, Loire Valley, France,

11-13 February 2015

in conjunction with PhyCS 2015 and PECCS 2015




Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Position Paper Submission Extension: November 6, 2014

  • Regular Paper Authors Notification: November 25, 2014

  • Position Paper Authors Notification: November 28, 2014

  • Regular and Position Paper Camera Ready and Registration: December 10, 2014


Current developments show that in the near future the wide availability of low cost, short range radio technology, along with advances in wireless networking, will enable wireless adhoc sensor networks to become commonly deployed. In these networks, each node may be equipped with a variety of sensors, such as acoustic, seismic, infrared, motion, biomedical and chemical sensors with higher level of information inference associated with identification, embedded signal processing and networking of the data. This conference intends to be the meeting point of researchers and practitioners share experience and ideas on innovative developments in any aspect of sensor networks, including Hardware of Sensor Networks, Wireless Communication Protocols, Sensor Networks Software and Architectures, Wireless Information Networks, Data Manipulation, Signal Processing, Localization and Object Tracking through Sensor Networks, Obstacles, Applications and Uses.

Conference Co-chairs


César Benavente-PecesUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Patrick PlainchaultESEO, France




Octavian PostolacheInstitute of Telecommunications, Portugal


Keynote Lectures


Eric FleuryINRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, France
Ingemar CoxUniversity of Copenhagen, Denmark and University College London, United Kingdom
Muriel Medard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Mischa DohlerKing's College London, United Kingdom



SENSORNETS 2014 received 74 submissions, of which 14% were presented as full papers.


Selected papers presented at conference venue, will be invited to submit to publication in a special issue of Sensors & Transducers journal.


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