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4th International Symposium on Sensor Science

13/07/2015 - 15/07/2015, Basel, Switzerland
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4th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2015)

13th-15th July 2015
Pharmacenter, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
An international scientific conference sponsored by the journal Sensors under the patronage of the University of Basel.

I3S participants

Welcome

The 4th edition of the International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S2015) ran from 13th to 15th of July 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. It comprised five plenary sessions and one morning with three parallel sessions. The conference covered the most exciting aspects and the latest developments in sensor science. The conference dinner took place on the second evening of the conference.

The I3S2015 brought together 170 participants from 40 different countries.

The symposium will now be followed by the publication of the I3S 2015 Selected Papers Special Issue. Manuscripts can be submitted until 31 December 2015. Authors who attended the conference will enjoy a 20% discount on the APCs of manuscripts published in this Special Issue.

Conference Program

The full conference program is available here.

Conference Pictures

Many pictures are available on Twitter and are tagged with the hashtag: #I3S2015 and at Conference Photos.

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Executive Committee

Chairman

Conference Chair, Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz

Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz
Head, Hamamatsu Photonics Innovation Center Europe,
Dornacherplatz 7, CH-4500 Solothurn, Switzerland
Adjunct Professor of Optoelectronics, EPFL, Neuchâtel,
Rue de la Maladière 71b, CH-2002 Neuchâtel 2, Switzerland
Deputy Managing Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab,
ETH Zürich, Leonhardstrasse 27, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland

Co-Chairmen

Conference Co-Chair, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Certa

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Certa
Professor in Analytical Chemistry,
Head Molecular Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Sciences (pRED),
Roche Innovation Center Basel,
F. Hoffmann-La-Roche AG, CH-4070 Basel, Switzerland

Conference Co-Chair, Prof. Dr. Peter Hauser

Prof. Dr. Peter Hauser
Professor in Analytical Chemistry,
University of Basel, Analytical and Bioanalytical Sciences,
Department of Chemistry,
Spitalstrasse 51, CH-4004 Basel, Switzerland

Conference Co-Chair, Dr. Hans Peter Lang

Dr. Hans Peter Lang
University of Basel,
Institute of Physics,
Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland


Conference Co-Chair, Dr. Roland Moser

Dr. Roland Moser
Chief Engineer - Service Technologies,
ALSTOM Power,
ALSTOM (Switzerland) Ltd.,
Brown-Boveri Strasse 7, CH-5401 Baden, Switzerland

Conference Co-Chair, Prof. Dr. Leonhard Reindl

Prof. Dr. Leonhard Reindl
Professor Dr. techn., Director of the Department of Microsystems Engineering – IMTEK,
Chair for Electrical Instrumentation,
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg,
Georges-Koehler-Allee 106, D-79110 Freiburg, Germany

Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Milan M. Antonijevic
Former Editor-in-Chief Sensors, Executive Chairman I3S2003, Dean Technical Faculty Bor, University of Belgrade, P.O.Box 50, 19210 Bor, Serbia

Prof. Dr. Huangxian Ju
Executive Chairman I3S2004, Changjiang Professor, Director, State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science,
Department of Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R.China

Prof. Dr. Michael Schöning
Former Editor-in-Chief Sensors, Executive Chairman I3S2005, Director, Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Heinrich-Mußmann-Str. 1, 52428 Juelich, Germany

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Patricia Ann Broderick
Medical Professor in Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Physician Assistant Program, Course Director Pharmacology, Harlem Hospital
The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, CCNY, CUNY
Professor in Neurology, NYU Langone Medical Ctr and Comprehensive Epilepsy Ctr NY, USA
CUNY, NY, USA

Prof. Dr. Dermot Diamond
National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Chemical Sciences,
Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland

Prof. Dr. Spas Kolev
School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne,
Victoria 3010, Australia

Dr. Stefano Mariani
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale, Politecnico di Milano,
Piazza L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy

Prof. Dr. Assefa M. Melesse
Department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University,
11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Mirsky
Faculty of Natural Sciences / Nanobiotechnology, Brandenburg University of Technology,
Cottbus - Senftenberg, 01968 Senftenberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Pajares Martinsanz
Dpt. Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Informatics,
University Complutense of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Prof. Dr. Vittorio M.N. Passaro
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Bari,
Via Edoardo Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy

Prof. Dr. D. Marshall Porterfield
Purdue University, Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering,
Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering,
225 South University Street, W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2093, USA

Prof. Dr. W. Rudolf Seitz
Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3598, USA

Prof. Dr. Markus Sigrist
ETH Zürich, Institute for Quantum Electronics, HPF D 19,
Schafmattstrasse 16, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Alex Star
Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA

Accomodation

Basel Tourismus

Basel Tourismus kindly offers participants of the I3S2015 the possibility to use their booking system to obtain the best rates for Hotels in Basel. Click the link to the booking system to reserve a room.



The two following hotels offer rooms at a special discounted price for the I3S2015 conference:

Hotel Basel****

Hotel Basel**** offers several rooms at a discount price:
Business Single rooms can be reserved at a discount price of 180CHF
Classic Double rooms can be reserved at a discount price of 210CHF

The price is per night (up to three nights) and includes full breakfast, service, a mobility ticket for free use of public transport in Basel, and free wireless Internet. The number of rooms is limited to 15 of each type.

To reserve, go to Hotel Basel**** main page, click "Online booking", and enter the code "I3S2015" before 31st May 2015.

Der Teufelhof Basel

Der Teufelhof Basel offers several rooms at a a discount price:
Double rooms in the Gallery Hotel with queen size bed and shower,
Double rooms in the Art Hotel with twin beds, shower or bath.
The discount rate is 198CHF per room for single occupancy and 218CHF per room for double occupancy.

The price is per night (up to three nights).All rooms are non-smoking rooms and dispose of CD-radio alarm clock, safe, telephone connection as well as Public Wireless LAN installation. A television set is not standard in all rooms but one can be placed into the room on request. The rates include breakfast buffet, VAT, taxes, service charge as well as the mobility ticket for the free use of public transports in Basel, Nespresso-Coffee machine, tea and mineral water. The number of rooms is limited to 15.

To reserve, go to Der Teufelhof Basel main page, click the blue chip to access the Online booking System, and enter the code "I3S2015" before 31st May 2015.

Conference Venue

Basel

The conference will be held at the Pharmacenter of the University of Basel. Basel is the third largest city in Switzerland and is located in the Northeast of the country, on the border of France and Germany. It is an important economic center in Switzerland and offers a rich cultural life. It is home to the Museum of Fine Arts, which holds the most significant and largest collection of art in Switzerland, the Foundation Beyeler, the Theater Basel and the Musical Theater Basel.

Located on the bank of the Rhine and situated only a few kilometers from the German Black Forest and French Vosges, it also offers great possibilities for excursions in the nature.

University of Basel

The University of Basel was founded in 1460 and is the oldest university in Switzerland. It prides itself in its tradition of over five hundred years of excellence in teaching, learning, and research, during which it has adopted a forward-looking approach to new developments in science to provide high-quality education and underpin its well-deserved reputation as a university capable of attracting staff and students from all over the world. Located in the heart of Basel, and drawing on innovation anchored in tradition, the University of Basel is dynamic and innovative. Research at the University of Basel focuses on the life sciences and culture. Both core areas comprise a wide range of projects, involving research staff and scientists committed to interdisciplinary work and a cross-faculty approach to advancing the knowledge of life and the workings of culture. The University of Basel is committed to providing state-of-the-art education and to facilitating outstanding research. (Adapted from www.topuniversities.com).

Conference Photos

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Participants in Front of the Conference Venue

Day 1: Monday, 13 July 2015

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Conference Opening by Professor Peter Seitz - I3S2015 Conference Chair

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Professor Peter Seitz - Head Hamamatsu Photonics Europe, EPFL Neuchâtel and ieLab ETH Zürich

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Welcome by Professor Huangxian Ju - I3S2004 Conference Chair

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Queue in Front of the Registration Desk

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Professor Debbie Senesky, Stanford XLab and Professor Laurent Francis, Université Catholique de Louvain

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Picture from Session 1: Sensors Breakthroughs

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Dr. Christof Fattinger, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd / ETH Zürich Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioelectronics

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View into the Auditorium

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A Group of Korean Participants Arrives at the Pharmacenter / University of Basel

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Professor Evgeny Katz's Talk about "Binary Operating Biosensors Based on Biocomputing Systems"

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Professor Evgeny Katz, Milton Kerker Chaired Professor, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

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Professor Michael J. Schöning - Session Chair: Session 2 on Biosensors

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Tal Yoetz's Talk about "Amperometric Bacterial Biosensor for Screening of Cytochrome P450 Inhibitors"

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Tal Yoetz, Tel Aviv University and Professor Michael J. Schöning, Aachen University of Applied Sciences

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Laurent A. Francis's Talk about "An Integrated Capacitive Array Biosensor for the Selective and Real‐Time Detection of Whole Bacterial Cells"

Day 2: Tuesday, 14 July 2015

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Professor Peter Hauser, University of Basel - Session Chair: Session 3 on Chemical Sensors and Professor Tatsuo Yoshinobu, Tohoku University

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Professor Dermot Diamond's talk about "Chemical Sensing Based on Biomimetic Principles"

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Professor Leonhard Reindl, Executive Committee Co-Chair, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

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Dr. Eloisa Gallegos‐Arellano's Talk about "Simultaneous CO and CO2 Gas Sensor based on a Single Fabry‐Perot Interferometer"

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Group Photo Inside the Pharmacenter / University of Basel

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Professor Debbie Senesky, Stanford XLab and Dr. Roland Moser, Executive Committee Co-Chair, Chief Engineer ALSTOM Power

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Steven Mudenda's - University of Leeds - Poster at I3S2015

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Conference Organizers

Executive Committee

Chairman

Conference Chair, Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz

Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz
Head, Hamamatsu Photonics Innovation Center Europe,
Dornacherplatz 7, CH-4500 Solothurn, Switzerland
Adjunct Professor of Optoelectronics, EPFL, Neuchâtel,
Rue de la Maladière 71b, CH-2002 Neuchâtel 2, Switzerland
Deputy Managing Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab,
ETH Zürich, Leonhardstrasse 27, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland

Co-Chairmen

Conference Co-Chair, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Certa

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Certa
Professor in Analytical Chemistry,
Head Molecular Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Sciences (pRED),
Roche Innovation Center Basel,
F. Hoffmann-La-Roche AG, CH-4070 Basel, Switzerland

Conference Co-Chair, Prof. Dr. Peter Hauser

Prof. Dr. Peter Hauser
Professor in Analytical Chemistry,
University of Basel, Analytical and Bioanalytical Sciences,
Department of Chemistry,
Spitalstrasse 51, CH-4004 Basel, Switzerland

Conference Co-Chair, Dr. Hans Peter Lang

Dr. Hans Peter Lang
University of Basel,
Institute of Physics,
Klingelbergstrasse 82, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland


Conference Co-Chair, Dr. Roland Moser

Dr. Roland Moser
Chief Engineer - Service Technologies,
ALSTOM Power,
ALSTOM (Switzerland) Ltd.,
Brown-Boveri Strasse 7, CH-5401 Baden, Switzerland

Conference Co-Chair, Prof. Dr. Leonhard Reindl

Prof. Dr. Leonhard Reindl
Professor Dr. techn., Director of the Department of Microsystems Engineering – IMTEK,
Chair for Electrical Instrumentation,
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg,
Georges-Koehler-Allee 106, D-79110 Freiburg, Germany

Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Milan M. Antonijevic
Former Editor-in-Chief Sensors, Executive Chairman I3S2003, Dean Technical Faculty Bor, University of Belgrade, P.O.Box 50, 19210 Bor, Serbia

Prof. Dr. Huangxian Ju
Executive Chairman I3S2004, Changjiang Professor, Director, State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science,
Department of Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, P.R.China

Prof. Dr. Michael Schöning
Former Editor-in-Chief Sensors, Executive Chairman I3S2005, Director, Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies, Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Heinrich-Mußmann-Str. 1, 52428 Juelich, Germany

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. Patricia Broderick
Course Director in Pharmacology, Physician's Asst. Program, Harlem Hospital,
CUNY, NY, USA

Prof. Dr. Dermot Diamond
National Centre for Sensor Research, School of Chemical Sciences,
Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland

Prof. Dr. Spas Kolev
School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne,
Victoria 3010, Australia

Dr. Stefano Mariani
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale, Politecnico di Milano,
Piazza L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy

Prof. Dr. Assefa M. Melesse
Department of Earth and Environment, Florida International University,
11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA

Prof. Dr. Vladimir Mirsky
Faculty of Natural Sciences / Nanobiotechnology, Brandenburg University of Technology,
Cottbus - Senftenberg, 01968 Senftenberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Gonzalo Pajares Martinsanz
Dpt. Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Informatics,
University Complutense of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Prof. Dr. Vittorio M.N. Passaro
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Politecnico di Bari,
Via Edoardo Orabona n. 4, 70125 Bari, Italy

Prof. Dr. D. Marshall Porterfield
Purdue University, Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering,
Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering,
225 South University Street, W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2093, USA

Prof. Dr. W. Rudolf Seitz
Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824-3598, USA

Prof. Dr. Markus Sigrist
ETH Zürich, Institute for Quantum Electronics, HPF D 19,
Schafmattstrasse 16, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Alex Star
Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA

Conference Secretariat

Dr. Franck Vazquez
Cornelia Bauer
E-mail: i3s@mdpi.com
Tel. +41 61 683 77 35

Registration Desk
Direct Telephone Line +41 61 267 20 06
(open during conference 13. July - 15. July, 07.30 - 17.30)

Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact the conference secretariat

Mailing Address

MDPI AG
I3S 2015 Secretariat
Klybeckstrasse 64
4057 Basel
Switzerland
www.mdpi.com

Travel & Registration Information

Registration Information

To register with this conference, please follow this link. If you need assistance, please e-mail Dr. Franck Vazquez.

Registration Fees

Early Registration (until 31 March 2015)
Regular, early 640 CHF
MDPI Author* or Board Member, early 510 CHF
MDPI Reviewer**, early 575 CHF
Student, early 530 CHF
Non-academic, early 855 CHF
Late Registration (after 1 April 2015)
Regular, late 745 CHF
MDPI Author* or Board Member, late 600 CHF
MDPI Reviewer**, late 670 CHF
Student, late 640 CHF
Non-academic, late 1'070 CHF
Additional Fees
Conference dinner +110 CHF

The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, conference bag and program book. Dinners are not included and are left at the convenience of attendees

Earlybird rates apply until 31 March 2015. Prices are in CHF (Swiss Francs)

* First and last authors of articles published in 2012 or later will enjoy a discount.
**Reviewers who provided timely review reports in 2012 or later will enjoy a discount.

Visa Requirements

Letter of Invitation

A letter of invitation can be requested during the registration process using the "comments" field. The letter will be sent to you by email once the registration fees will be received. Letters of invitation do not engage responsibility of, and, do not imply any financial support from the conference organizers.

Travel Insurance

Subscription to an insurance plan to protect you from the high costs of illness or accident during your stay in Switzerland is a prerequisite for obtaining your visa. You should obtain adequate travel, health and accident insurance before you depart from your country. You may for example subscribe to the Allianz Schengen Travel Insurance.

MDPI, as the organizer of the conference, is not responsible for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to the congress participants.

Citizens of the EU and the EFTA and their family members

  • Citizens of EU and EFTA countries must present valid personal identification, an ID card or a passport. No visa required.
  • Regardless of their citizenship, family members of EU and EFTA citizens must present a valid passport and they must have a specific residence permit from a Schengen country (no visa required). Otherwise a visa must be obtained.

For more information, see https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/en/home/themen/einreise/kurzfristig/eu-efta-buerger.html.

  • EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
  • EFTA Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.
  • Schengen Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Citizens of the USA and Canada

A valid travel passport is required. No visa required for stays of up to 90 days.

Third-Country Nationals

A valid travel passport is required and in some cases a visa must be obtained prior to entering Switzerland. For more information, check the column "Visa required for stays of up to 90 days" for your country in the Overview of ID and visa provisions according to nationality from the Swiss Office for Migration.

Traveling to Basel

For a complete overview, see wikitravel.org.

  • By Plane: Basel can easily be reached by direct flights from many cities within Europe to the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (IATA airport codes: MHL/BSL/EAP). Inter-continental travel to Basel is recommended via Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris or London airports.
  • By Train: reachable from most major cities in France (via Strasbourg or Mulhouse), Germany (via Frankfurt a. M. or Mannheim) and Italy (via Milan).

Conference Schedule

The abstract book containing the precise schedule of the conference and all abstracts is available here.

The keynote and invited speakers list is being finalized.

Programme Schedule

Monday 13 July 2015

Tuesday 14 July 2015

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Morning

Check-in

Session 3

Session 5.1

Session 5.2

Session 5.3

Welcome session

Sesssion 1

Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break

Session 1

Session 3

Session 5.1

Session 5.2

Session 5.3

Lunch / Poster session Lunch / Poster session Lunch / Poster session

Afternoon

Session 2

Session 4

Session 6

i-net worskshop

Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break

Session 2

Session 4

Session 6

i-net worskshop

Poster Session Conference Dinner Closing Remarks

Conference Speakers

Session 1: Sensors Breakthroughs

Session Chair

Debbie Senesky
Stanford XLab
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA

Keynote Lecture

Roland Horisberger – Supreme Sensing to Answer the Ultimate Questions of Physics
Department of Research with Neutrons and Muons
Paul Scherrer Institut
Villigen, Switzerland

Invited Speakers

Christof Fattinger – Focal Molography
Roche Innovation Center Basel
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Basel, Switzerland

Vladimir Mirsky – Ultrasensitive SPR-sensors
Faculty of Natural Sciences / Nanobiotechnology
Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus
Senftenberg, Germany

Evgeny Katz – Binary Operating Biosensors Based on Biocomputing Systems
Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science
Clarkson University
Potsdam, NY, USA

Selected Speaker

Marcus Logan – Photoacoustic Spectroscopy-Based Sensor Platforms: Trace Gas Sensing and Standoff Detection of Solid Materials
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Adelphi, Maryland, USA

Session 2: Biosensors

Session Chair

Michael Schöning
Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies
FH Aachen
Jülich, Germany

Keynote Lecture

Huangxian JuSignal Amplification Strategies for Biosensing
State Key Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry for Life Science
Department of Chemistry
Nanjing University
Nanjing, P.R.China

Invited Speakers

Alex Star – Chemical and Biological Sensing with Carbon Nanostructures
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Spas Kolev – Paper-based Microfluidic Sensors for Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
School of Chemistry
The University of Melbourne
Victoria, Australia

Selected Speakers

Tal Yoetz – Amperometric Bacterial Biosensor for Screening of Cytochrome P450 Inhibitors
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
Faculty of Life Science
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Laurent Francis - An Integrated Capacitive Array Biosensor for the Selective and Real-Time Detection of Whole Bacterial Cells
ICTEAM Institute
Université catholique de Louvain
Louvain, Belgium

Gary Zabow - Dynamically Morphing Magnetic Complexes as new RF-Based Nanosensors
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Boulder, Colorado, USA

Arshak Poghossian - Label-Free Detection of DNA Molecules by their Intrinsic Molecular Charge using Field-Effect Sensors Modified with a Positively Charged Weak-Polyelectrolyte Layer
Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies
FH Aachen
Jülich, Germany

Muthukumaran Packirisamy - Nanostructures Integrated Optofluids Chips for the Detection of Proteins
Optical-Bio Microsystems Laboratory & ConSiM
Concordia University
Concordia, Canada

Session 3: Chemical Sensors

Session Chair

Peter Hauser
Department of Chemistry
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Keynote Lecture

Tatsuo Yoshinobu – Recent Developments and Applications of the Chemical Imaging Sensor Systems
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tohoku University
Sendai, Japan

Invited Speakers

Dermot Diamond – Chemical Sensing Based on Biomimetic Principles
National Centre for Sensor Research,
School of Chemical Sciences,
Dublin City University,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland

W. Rudolf Seitz – Ratiometric Fluorescent Indicators for Metal Ions and Polar Organics based on the Poly-N-isopropylacrylamide Thermal Phase Transition
Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH, USA

Selected Speakers

Karine Bonnot – The Sensitive Detection and Identification of RDX and PETN Explosives Vapors by Measuring Their Thermal Signature When Desorbing or Decomposing the Explosive Inside a Porous Material
NS3E, Nanomatériaux pour les Systèmes Sous Sollicitations Extrêmes
CNRS-UNISTRA-ISL
St. Louis, France

Kohij Mitsubayashi - Sniff-Camera For Imaging of Gazeous Ethanol From Palm Skin After Drinking
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Tokyo, Japan

Johan Stiens - Change Detection in (Bio)chemical Liquids with Ultrasensitive Label-Free and Immobilization-Free Sensors Operating the GHz-THz Range
ETRO-IR, VUB
Brussels, Belgium

Eloisa Gallegos-Arellano - Simultaneous CO and CO2 Gas Sensor based on a Single Fabry-Perot Interferometer
Departamento de Estudios Multidisciplinarios
Universidad de Guanajuato
Guanajuato, México

Fabien Josse - Design of Sensor Coatings with High Sensitivity to Benzene and Long-Term Stability for Groundwater Monitoring Applications
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Marquette University
Milwaukee, USA

Session 4: Extreme Sensing

Session Chair

Roland Moser
ALSTOM Power,
ALSTOM (Switzerland) Ltd.
Baden, Switzerland

Keynote Lecture

Debbie Senesky – Extreme Environment Sensing
Stanford XLab
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA

Invited Speakers

Michael J. Schöning –Thin-Film Sensors for Monitoring Aseptic Food Processes
Aachen University of Applied Sciences
Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies
Jülich, Germany

Adrian M. Ionescu – TBA
NANOLAB
EPFL STI IEL
Lausanne, Switzerland

Xueji Zhang – New Strategy for Detection of microRNAs
School of Chemistry and Biological Engineering
University of Science and Technology
Beijing, China

Jürg Leuthold – Photonic Probing with Memresistive Devices
Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
ETH D-ITET
Zurich, Switzerland

Selected Speakers

Yacine Halfaya - High Sensitivity NO, NO2 and NH3 HEMT Based Sensor for Diesel Exhaust Systems
Georgia Tech - CNRS, UMI
Paris, France

Thierry Laroche - Surface Acoustic Waves Sensors on Langasite Substrates for High Temperature Measurements
frecn|n|sys SAS
Besançon, France

Session 5.1: Photonic Sensing

Session Chair

Hanspeter Herzig
Optics & Photonics Technology Lab
EPFL Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland

Keynote Lecture

Christian Pedersen – Room-Temperature Mid-Infrared Single Photon Spectral Imaging
Institut for Fotonik
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
Roskilde, Danmark

Invited Speakers

Vittorio Passaro –Silicon on Insulator Vernier Devices for High Performance Photonic Sensing in the Near-IR and Mid-IR
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering
Politecnico di Bari
Bari, Italy

Vanessa Wood – Quantum dot Infrared Sensing
Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Markus Sigrist – Mid-Infrared Laser Spectroscopic Chemical Sensing
Institute for Quantum Electronics
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Andrea Fiore – Light Sensing at the Quantum Limit: Measuring from One to Twenty Photons
Department of Photonics and Semiconductor Nanophysics
Eindhoven University of Technology
Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Selected Speakers

Raphael Tiefenauer - Simultaneous Electrical and Plasmonic Sensing with Gold Nanostructures: Device Fabrication and Applications
Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioelectronics
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Simas Rackauskas - A Flexible and Transparent UV Sensor from ZnO Tetrapods
Aalto University School of Science
Espoo, Finland

Session 5.2: Remote and Micropower Sensors

Session Chair

Assefa M. Melesse
Department of Earth and Environment
Florida International University
Miami, FL, USA

Keynote Lecture

Leonhard Reindl – Power Supply for Wireless Sensor or Actuator Systems
Department of Microsystems Engineering – IMTEK,
Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg,
Freiburg, Germany

Invited Speaker

Assefa M. Melesse – Sensors and Role of Remote Sensing in Coastal and Wetland Studies
Department of Earth and Environment
Florida International University
Miami, FL, USA

Selected Speakers

Marcin Kafarski - Porous Corundum Plate Sensor for Atmospheric Water Deposits' TDR Measurements
The State School of Higher Education
Poland Institute of Agrophysics
Polish Academy of Sciences
Lublin, Poland

Agnieszka Szypłowska - Determination of Complex Dielectric Permittivity Spectra from the Analysis of Electrical Signal Reflection in Transmission Lines of Various Lengths
Institute of Agrophysics
Polish Academy of Sciences
Lublin, Poland

Mehran Safdar - A Mobile Vehicle Weight Sensor and its Application in Transportation (Case Study: Municipal Solid Waste Collection Vehicles)
Isfahan, Iran

Andrzej Wilcek - Impact of the TDR Pulse Width on the Reflection Amplitude and its Dependence on Soil Dielectric Loss and Electrical Conductivity
Institute of Agrophysics
Polish Academy of Sciences
Lublin Poland

Session 5.3: Neurosensors

Session Chair

Patricia Broderick
Medical Professor in Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Physician Assistant Program, Course Director Pharmacology, Harlem Hospital
The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, CCNY, CUNY
Professor in Neurology, NYU Langone Medical Ctr and Comprehensive Epilepsy Ctr NY, USA
NY, USA

Keynote Lectures

Stéphanie Lacour – Soft Transducers to Communicate with the Nervous System
Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Neuroprosthetic Technology
Centre for Neuroprosthetics and Lab. for Soft Bioelectronic Interfaces
EPFL LSBI
Lausanne, Switzerland

Patricia A. Broderick – Nanobioimaging: Personal Medicine in Real Life is Here
Medical Professor in Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Physician Assistant Program, Course Director Pharmacology, Harlem Hospital
The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, CCNY, CUNY
Professor in Neurology, NYU Langone Medical Ctr and Comprehensive Epilepsy Ctr NY, USA
NY, USA

Invited Speakers

Tobi Delbrück and Christian Brändli – Neuro-Inspired, Event-Based Vision Sensors
Institute of Neuroinformatics
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Yusuf Leblebici – 3D Microelectrode Arrays for Neuro-Sensing: Read-Out Circuit Design and Hybrid 3D Integration
Institut de génie électrique et électronique
EPFL
Lausanne, Switzerland

Selected Speaker

Federico Picollo - Diamond Based-Electrochemical Sensor: A Multi Electrode Array for Simultaneous Detection of Quantal Exocytic Events from Neuroendocrine Cells
INFN
Physics Department & NIS inter-departmental Centre
University of Torino
Torino, Italy

Session 6: Single Chip Sensors and Sensor Networks

Session Chair

Patrick Thomas Eugster
Department of Computer Science
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA

Single Chip Sensors

Keynote Lecture

Andrew J. deMello – Droplet-Based Microfluidics: Towards Ultra-High Throughput Experimentation
Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering
Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Invited Speakers

Christian Schönenberger – Si-based Electronic Bio-/Chemical Sensing
Department of Physics
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Bernhard Schaffer – High speed line and area image sensor for industrial and medical applications
CSEM SA
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Selected Speaker

Denis Sallin - A CMOS Compatible Photodetector with Intrinsic Light-to-Time Conversion for Low Light Applications
Electronics Laboratory (ELab)
Institute of Electrical Engineering (IEL)
EPFL Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland

Sensor Networks

Keynote Lecture

Patrick Thomas Eugster – Towards a Robust Internet of Things: the Case of Wireless Sensor Networks
Department of Computer Science
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN, USA

Invited Speakers

Thomas Watteyne – From Smart Dust to 6TiSCH: building the Industrial Internet of Things
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, USA

Jean-Dominique Decotignie – Ultra Low Power Wireless Sensor Networking Technologies
CSEM SA
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Selected Speaker

Chih-Yu Wen - Energy-Efficient Scheduling with Compressed Sensing for Distributed Target Tracking
Department of Electrical Engineering
National Chung Hsing University
Taichung, Taiwan

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