Call for Papers
We are pleased to announce the 1st International Electronic Conference Sensors and Applications, chaired by Dr. Francesco Ciucci,
Dr. Dirk Lehmhus, Dr. Stefano Mariani, Dr. Thomas B. Messervey and Dr. Alberto Vallan.
The conference will comprise of the following sections:
- Biosensors (Section A)
- Chemical Sensors (Section B)
- Physical Sensors (Section C)
- Sensor Networks (Section D)
- MEMS and NEMS (Section E)
- SMART Materials and Structures (Section F)
- Applications (Section G)
For the 1st International Electronic Conference Sensors and Applications (ECSA), we invite scholars from all over the world to present their current novel ideas on multidisciplinary aspects of research and development of sensors and their applications, including materials-related topics.
We are looking for experts and scholars who would like to share their knowledge, expertise and the most recent progress by joining this conference which is, itself, a novel way of exchanging ideas with our community.
The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will further be a possibility to submit selected papers to the journal Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220; Impact Factor: 1.953 (2012); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.395 (2012); www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors).
ECSA offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concerns and expense of travelling—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference by presenting your latest work.
Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 15 April 2014 online at https://sciforum.net/user/submission. For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 15 May 2014. The conference itself will be held 1-16 June 2014.
We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success.
The 1st International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher (http://www.mdpi.com/).Paper Submission GuidelinesFor information about the procedure for submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section "Instructions for Authors": sciforum.net/conference/ecsa-1/instructions
Instructions for Authors
- Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-250 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 15 April 2014.
- The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications. All authors will be notified by 20 April 2014 about the acceptance of their abstract.
- If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 15 May 2014.
- The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on sciforum.net/conference/ecsa-1/page/call for discussion during the time of the conference 1-16 June 2014.
- The Open Access Journal Sensors will publish Special Issue of the conference and accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference itself. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select manuscripts that may be included for publication in the Special Issue of the journal Sensors (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC...).
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:
- Full author names
- Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
- Abstract (200-250 words)
- Results and Discussion
Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references) and should not exceed 6 pages.
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer – firstname.lastname@example.org to get to know more about the procedure. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!
Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.sciforum.net/login by registering and logging in to this website.Accepted File Formats
- MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
- Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
- Paper Length: The conference proceedings paper should not be longer than 6 pages. The conference manuscript should be as concise as possible.
- Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Sensors should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper (see above). The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example  or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
- Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
- Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. Copyright MDPI AG, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).
B. Chemical Sensors
C. Physical Sensors
D. Sensor Networks
E. MEMS and NEMS
F. SMART Materials and Structures
List of accepted submissions (55)
|The Cup Anemometer, a Fundamental Meteorological Instrument for the Wind Energy Industry||Santiago Pindado Javier Cubas Félix Sorribes-Palmer||N/A||01 Apr 2014||Show|
|The cup anemometer has been used widely by the wind energy industry since its early beginning, covering two fundamental aspects: wind mill performance control and wind energy production forecast. Furthermore, despite modern technological advances such as LIDAR and SODAR, this cup anemometer remains clearly the most used instrument by the wind energy industry. Together with the major advantages of this instrument (precision, robustness), some issues must be taken into account by scientists and researchers when using it. Overspeeding, interaction with stream wakes due to allocation on masts and wind-mills, loss of performance due to wear and tear, change of performance due to different climatic conditions, checking of the maintenance status and recalibration, etc. On the other hand, although it seems that the cup anemometer has reached an optimal standardized configuration of three conical cups, some improvement could be done analyzing the rotor aerodynamics. In the present work a review of the research campaigns carried out at the IDR/UPM Institute to analyze cup anemometer performance is included. Several aspects of this instrument are examined: the calibration process and its possible effect on wind-mill Annual Energy Production (AEP), the loss of performances due to aging and wear and tear, the effect of changes of air density, the rotor aerodynamics, and the harmonic terms contained in the anemometer output signal and their possible relation to the anemometer performances.|
|The Application of a Piezo-Resistive Cardiorespiratory Sensor System in an Automobile||Syed Talha Ali Hamdani Anura Fernando Parasd Potluri||08 Apr 2014||Show|
|Respiratory and heart failure are conditions that can occur with little warning and may also be difficult to predict. Therefore continuous monitoring of these bio-signals is advantageous for ensuring human health. The safety belt is mainly designed to secure the occupant of the vehicle in the event of an accident. In the current research a prototype of safety belt is developed, which is used to achieve the respiratory and heart signal, under laboratory conditions. The current safety belt is constructed using the copper ink based peizo-resistive material, which works on the principle of pressure exerted on the sensor due to the expansion of the thorax/abdomen area of the body for respiration and due to the principle of ballistocardiography for heart signal sensing. The research explains the process of manufacturing the safety belt, preparation of cardio-respiratory sensor and integration of these sensors into the safety belt.|
|Analysis of Wireless Sensor Network Topology and Estimation of Optimal Network Deployment by Deterministic Radio Channel Characterization||Erik Aguirre Peio Lopez Iturri Leyre Azpilicueta José Javier Astrain Jesús Villadangos Francisco Falcone||N/A||01 Apr 2014||Show|
|The design and development of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) on an indoor scenario, where multipath propagation has special relevance, is often a difficult task that requires a long and tedious fieldwork that is not reusable later. This paper focuses on the validation of 3D Ray Launching simulation as an efficient method for reducing the time and effort required to design and develop a WSN on a complex indoor scenario, which can later be employed for different applications. Using a well tested deterministic method which offers reliable results, the most suitable antenna distribution and consequently a homogeneous power distribution could be achieved easily for different places and topologies. In this work the radioplanning procedure is validated in a prototype of a WSN Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET), implementing a chain configuration deployed in a real indoor scenario, which is the entire floor of a university department, providing assessment on radio level, signal quality and power consumption. The use of deterministic tools in WSN deployment phases can aid in providing optimal layouts in terms of coverage, capacity and energy efficiency of the network, therefore the power distribution, intra-system interference maps and power delay profiles are calculated based on the simulation results. Finally, the validity of the simulation is proved comparing the obtained power level results and the RSSI level provided by WSN. The output of the proposed wireless systems planning process leads to energy efficient as well as to capacity enhanced network designs.|
|Singular Value Decomposition Applied to Automatic Target Recognition with High Resolution Range Profiles||Patricia López-Rodríguez David Escot-Bocanegra Raúl Fernández-Recio Ignacio Bravo||N/A||04 Apr 2014||Show|
|With the development of wideband radars new applications have emerged related to this kind of sensor. That is the case of automatic target recognition based on radar imagery. In this paper a target recognition methodology based on one dimensional high resolution radar imagery is presented. 1D radar images, namely high resolution range profiles (HRRP) are comprised of range bins and contain the distribution of the scattering centers of a target providing information about target structure. In this manuscript, identification of HRRP coming from measurements of in-flight aircraft is carried out by comparison with a database of simulated HRRPs. Simulated HRRPs have a very clean signature while actual HRRPs suffer from noise and other unwanted effects making the recognition process an arduous task. In order to overcome the differences between profiles, Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) is applied to matrices of HRRP. SVD is a robust tool for the decomposition of any matrix into orthogonal basis spaces, thus, by applying SVD to the HRRP matrices and selecting the most significant singular vectors, the matrices can be split into a signal and a noise subspace. The identification algorithm proposed in this paper is based on finding the aircraft which minimizes the angle between signal subspaces. Confusion matrices for the classification of the whole test set and error rates obtained will be provided in the paper full-version. As will be shown, the use of SVD provides good recognition rates even the lack of similarity between actual and simulated profiles.|
|Screening of Bioluminescent Bacterial strains for evolution of Novel Toxicity Sensing Beads||Neha Thakre Arti Shanware||N/A||27 Mar 2014||Show|
|In the present study, exploration of the diverse marine ecosystems of Dapoli beach, Kokan, Maharashtra, India (Asia) for possible isolation of novel bioluminescence bacterial species was undertaken. Further, these isolates were analysed for their potential use as a biological indicators. Preliminary isolation and screening of isolated bioluminescent bacteria was done by morphological & biochemical techniques. Furthermore, the molecular characterization was accomplished by the 16s rDNA analysis. The 16S rDNA amplified genes was sequenced and sequences were analysed by BLAST for similarity search which confirmed that DM & DS designated isolates were Vibrio fischeri & Photobacterium phosphoreum respectively. Phylogenetic analysis was done with the aid of MEGA 4.0 software. Additionally, the lux genes were also amplified as a bioluminescent bacterial strain specific marker gene.Moreover, the biosensing capability of isolates was investigated against various forms of heavy metals & antibiotics. Correlating luminescence pattern of isolates against toxic pollutants generated during proposed investigations would be of great help to develop an efficient & rapid water pollution monitoring biosensor. Finally, these bacterial strains were immobilized in varied percentage of sodium alginate and concentrations of calcium chloride, respectively. 1% sodium alginate & 0.1M CaCl2 is found to be most appropriate immobilization material. Bioluminescent beads were tested against various toxic heavy metal compounds. These bioluminescent beads are reusable for atleast two times & would prove to be the secure, rapid, and responsive monitoring system which could detect a wide variety of heavy metal pollutants.|
Politecnico di Torino
Best Paper Awards
ECSA Best Paper Awards
The following papers presented at the International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications (ECSA) were awarded as best papers:
- Micro-Raman Spectroscopy for Assessment of Periodontal Disease Follow-Up
by Carlo Camerlingo, Fabrizia d'Apuzzo, V. Grassia, L. Perillo and Maria Lepore
- Innovative Low-Cost Plastic Optical Fiber Sensors for Gas Monitoring
by Maen Ishtaiwi
- Analysis of Wireless Sensor Network Topology and Estimation of Optimal Network Deployment by Deterministic Radio Channel Characterization
by Erik Aguirre, Peio Lopez Iturri, Leire Azpilicueta, José Javier Astrain, Jesús Villadangos and Francisco Falcone
- Processing of Mobile Multi-Agent Systems with a Code-based Agent Platform in Material-Integrated Distributed Sensor Networks
by Stefan Bosse
- Soft, Comfortable Polymer Dry Electrodes for high Quality ECG and EEG Recording
by Yun-Hsuan Chen, Maaike Op de Beeck, Luc Vanderheyden, Evelien Carrette, Vojkan Mihajlovic, Bernard Grundlehner, Stefanie Gadeyne, Paul Boon and Chris Van Hoof
Dr. Francesco Ciucci
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Dr. Dirk Lehmhus
ISIS Sensorial Materials Scientific Centre
University of Bremen
Dr. Stefano Mariani
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Editorial Board Member and Guest Editor of several
Special Issues of the Journal Sensors
Dr. Thomas B. Messervey
CEO and Co-Founder, Research to Market Solution s.r.l. Pavia, Italy
Dr. Alberto Vallan
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Politecnico di Torino
Prof. Dr. Sheikh A. Akbar, NSF Center for Industrial Sensors and Measurements (CISM), Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, USA
Dr. Cinzia Caliendo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, ISC-CNR, Italy
Prof. Dr. Caterina Ciminelli, Optoelectronics Laboratory, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Dr. Francesco Ciucci, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Dr. Peter Cragg, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, UK
Prof. Dr. Jamal Deen, Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Canada
Dr. Ye Fang, Biochemical Technologies, Science and Technology Division, Corning Incorporated, USA
Prof. Dr. Juan A. Gomez-Pulido, Computer Architecture and Logic Design Group (ARCO), Department of Technologies of Computers and Communications, University of Extremadura, Spain
Prof. Dr. Vinod Gupta, FWIF, FNASc., Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Dr. Dirk Lehmhus, ISIS Sensorial Materials Scientific Centre, University of Bremen, Germany
Prof. Dr. Dusan Losic, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia
Prof. Dr. Huangxian Ju, Department of Chemistry, Nanjing University, China
Prof. Dr. Spas Kolev, School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof. Dr. Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough, Canada
Dr. Stefano Mariani, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Prof. Dr. Shinya Maenosono, School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Dr. Thomas B. Messervey, CEO and Co-Founder, Research to Market Solution s.r.l., Italy
Dr. Kwang W. Oh, SMALLab (Sensors and Microactuators Learning Lab), Department of Electrical Engineering, University at Buffalo, USA
Dr. Roberto Pilloton, 1st Researcher at CNR Institute for Atmospheric Pollution CNR, Italy
Prof. Dr. Yoon-Bo Shim, Department of Chemistry and Institute of BioPhysio Sensor Technology, Pusan National University, Korea
Dr. Matteo Tonezzer, IMEM - CNR Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism – Italian National Research Council, Italy
Dr. Alberto Vallan, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Valle, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture, University of Genova, Italy
Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Ms Samanta La Russa, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
List of Keynotes & Videos
Presentation of the Paper "Processing of Mobile Multi-Agent Systems with a Code-based Agent Platform in Material-Integrated Distributed Sensor Networks
Title of the paper "Processing of Mobile Multi-Agent Systems with a Code-based Agent Platform in Material-Integrated Distributed Sensor Networks", available as a download at http://www.sciforum.net/conference/ecsa-1/paper/2431/paper.
B. Chemical Sensors
C. Physical Sensors
D. Sensor Networks
E. MEMS and NEMS
F. SMART Materials and Structures