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1st International Electronic Conference on Micromachines and Applications

1–15 Dec 2017
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Cancellation 1st International Electronic Conference on Micromachines and Applications

Due to a limited number of high quality submissions to the 1st International Electronic Conference on Micromachines and Applications, we have unfortunately had to cancel this e-conference. However, we still want to offer contributing authors the chance to present their work. As such, we invite you to submit a related paper to the 4th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications (ECSA). Please visit the section page at:

Though the submission deadline of ECSA is over, they are still receiving and accepting contributions. The conference will be held by next week (15-30 November 2017), so if you would like to participant this event, please submit the the abstract, full paper and/or presentation immediately.

We hope to organize an e-conference dedicated solely to Micromachines at a later date. The Organizing Committee wants to thank you very much for your interest and support and would be delighted if you joined the conference and discussions at the (ECSA) from 15-30 November 2017 (

Kind regards,
The Organizing Committee of ECMA


Welcome from the Chair of 1st International Electronic Conference on Micromachines and Applications

I am pleased to announce the 1st International Electronic Conference on Micromachines and Applications, which will be held on 1-15 December 2017 on this special platform, Sciforum, developed by MDPI in 2017. The conference offers a forum for the latest works on micro- and nanoscale machines. I encourage contributions on significant and original works related to all aspects of micro/nano-scaled structures, devices, systems as well as related micro- and nanotechnology ranging from fundamental research to applications. The conference is virtual and being held at (; sponsored by the open access journal Micromachines. MDPI created this platform to organize conferences in electronic format, and to provide our research community with the technical support for hosting our digital conferences. The conference will cover the following main topics:

Participation is free of charge—both for conference proceedings' authors and attendees. Accepted papers will be collated in the proceedings of the conference. There will also be a possibility to submit selected papers to the e-conference related Special Issue of the journal Micromachines, with a 20% discount on the APC (ISSN 2072-666X; Impact Factor: 1.833 (2016)

I am looking forward to participate in exciting discussions, hearing new ideas and perspectives in the field and welcoming all participants to the online conference.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr. Nam-Trung Nguyen

Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Micromachines and Applications
Editor-in-Chief, Micromachines
Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre,
Griffith University,
Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia

Nam-Trung Nguyen received his Dip-Ing, Dr Ing and Dr Ing Habil degrees from Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, in 1993, 1997 and 2004, respectively. The habilitation degree (Dr Ing Habil ) is the qualification for a full professorship in Germany. In 1998, he was a postdoctoral research engineer in the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (University of California at Berkeley, USA). Prof Nguyen is the First Runner Up of Inaugural ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Awards in Sustainable Development in 2009 and the Runner Up of ASAIHL-Scopus Young Scientist Awards in 2008. He is a Fellow of ASME and a Member of IEEE. Nguyen’s research is focused on microfluidics, nanofluidics, micro/nanomachining technologies, micro/nanoscale science, and instrumentation for biomedical applications. He published over 280 journal papers and filed 8 patents, of which 3 were granted. Among the books he has written, the first and second editions of the bestseller “Fundamentals and Applications of Microfluidics” were published in 2002 and 2006, respectively. His latest book “Nanofluidics” was published in 2009. The second edition of the bestselling book “Micromixer” was acquired and published by Elsevier in 2011.

Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Franck Chollet
FEMTO-ST Institute,
Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Prof. Dr. Ha Duong Ngo
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin,
University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Prof. Dr. Zhigang Wu
School of Mechanical Science and Engineering,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Mengdie Hu & Ms. Wenwei Li

Call for Papers

1st International Electronic Conference on Micromachines and Applications

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Micromachines and Applications will be held on 1-15 December 2017. All proceedings will be held online at

The conference will cover the following main topics:

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 be a possibility to submit selected papers to the journal Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X, Impact Factor: 1.833, ECMA-1 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel — all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. During the two-week conference period, presentations are uploaded and blog type commentaries are updated as scholars comment on each other's work. Your work is also presented in the form of a proceedings paper and you may also opt to contribute a (video) presentation. In this way, the conference offers an opportunity to exchange opinions and views within the scholarly community and discuss the papers and latest research in a discussion forum.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 15 October 2017 31 October 2017 online at For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted before 30 November 2017. The conference itself will be held 1-15 December 2017.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the procedure for submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section "Instructions for Authors"

Instructions for Authors


Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with, and using the "Submit New Abstract" function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 15 October 2017 31 October 2017.
  2. 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 Water Science. All authors will be notified before 31 October 2017 10 November 2017 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his/her manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 30 November 2017.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 1-15 December 2017.
  5. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference online. After the conference, select papers are welcome for publication in the Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 1st International Electronic Conference on Micromachines and Applications" by the Open Access Journals Micromachines (Impact Factor: 1.833) with a 20% discount off the Article Processing Charge (APC).
Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

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). There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Presentation Slides
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'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.
Video Presentations
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 at 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 of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 Materials Science 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.
    • Electronic Conference on Micromachines and Applications MS Word Template File
Manuscript Preparation
  • References: References must be numbered in order of appearance in the text (including tables and legends) and listed individually at the end of the manuscript. We recommend preparing the references with a bibliography software package, such as EndNote, ReferenceManager or Zotero to avoid typing mistakes and duplicated references. Citations and References in Supplementary files are permitted provided that they also appear in the main text and in the reference list. In the text, reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [1], [1–3] or [1,3]. For embedded citations in the text with pagination, use both parentheses and brackets to indicate the reference number and page numbers; for example [5] (p. 10). or [6] (pp. 101–105). The Reference list should include the full title as recommended by the ACS style guide. The style file for endnote, MDPI.ens, can be found at
  • Author List and Affiliations: Authors' full first and last names must be provided. The initials of any middle names can be added. The PubMed/MEDLINE standard format is used for affiliations: complete address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and all email addresses. At least one author should be designated as corresponding author, and his or her email address and other details should be included at the end of the affiliation section. Please read the criteria to qualify for authorship.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: All figure files should be separately uploaded during submission. Figures and schemes must be provided at a sufficiently high resolution (minimum 1000 pixels width/height, or a resolution of 300 dpi or higher). All Figure file formats are accepted. However, TIFF, JPEG, EPS and PDF files are preferred. Materials can publish multimedia files in articles or as supplementary materials. Please get in touch with the Editorial office for further information. All Figures, Schemes and Tables should also be inserted into the main text close to their first citation and must be numbered following their number of appearance (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, Table 1, etc.). All Figures, Schemes and Tables should have a short explanatory title and a caption. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. To facilitate the copy-editing of larger tables, smaller fonts may be used, but in no less than 8 pt. in size. Authors should use the Table option of Microsoft Word to create tables. For multi-panel figures, the file must contain all data in one file. For tips on creating multi-panel figures, please read the helpful advice provided by L2 Molecule. Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color (RGB at 8-bit per channel). Full color graphics will be published free of charge.

For further enquiries please contact us at

Publication Ethics Statement

Authors wishing to publish their papers are asked to abide to the following rules:

  • Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.
  • Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.
  • Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work.
  • Raw data should preferably be publicly deposited by the authors before submission of their manuscript. Authors need to at least have the raw data readily available for presentation to the referees and the editors of the journal, if requested. Authors need to ensure appropriate measures are taken so that raw data is retained in full for a reasonable time after publication.
  • Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not tolerated.
  • Republishing content that is not novel is not tolerated (for example, an English translation of a paper that is already published in another language will not be accepted).
  • If errors and inaccuracies are found by the authors after publication of their paper, they need to be promptly communicated to the editors of this journal so that appropriate actions can be taken. Please refer to our policy regarding publication of publishing addenda and corrections.
  • Your manuscript should not contain any information that has already been published. If you include already published figures or images, please obtain the necessary permission from the copyright holder to publish under the CC-BY license.
  • Plagiarism, data fabrication and image manipulation are not tolerated.
MDPI AG, the publisher of the 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 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).

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Conference Schedule

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 15 October 2017 31 October 2017
Notification of Acceptance: 31 October 2017 10 November 2017
Deadline for Submission of Full Paper: 30 November 2017
Conference Open: 1-15 December 2017

Conference Organizers

Conference Chair

Prof. Dr. Nam-Trung Nguyen
Griffith University, Australia

Scientific Advisory Committee Members

Prof. Dr. Franck Chollet, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France

Prof. Dr. Stefano Mariani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Prof. Dr. Ha Duong Ngo, University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Prof. Dr. Zhigang Wu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Mengdie Hu & Ms. Wenwei Li

Sponsoring OpportunitiesFor information regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact Ms. Mengdie Hu.