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International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications series
1–16 Jun 2014
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e-conferences, virtually anywhere. 1st International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications

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:

  1. Biosensors (Section A)
  2. Chemical Sensors (Section B)
  3. Physical Sensors (Section C)
  4. Sensor Networks (Section D)
  5. MEMS and NEMS (Section E)
  6. SMART Materials and Structures (Section F)
  7. 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);

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 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 (

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":

Conference Chairs

MDPI AG Website


[Not defined]


Politecnico di Torino


Fraunhofer IFAM


[Not defined]


Politecnico di Milano


Instructions for Authors


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

  1. 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.
  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 Sensors and Applications. All authors will be notified by 20 April 2014 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. 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.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on for discussion during the time of the conference 1-16 June 2014.
  5. 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...).
Proceedings Paper
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:
  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (200-250 words)
  • 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) and should not exceed 6 pages.

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 – 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 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.
Manuscript Preparation
  • 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 [4] 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.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
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.


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).

List of accepted submissions (55)

Id Title Authors Poster PDF
sciforum-000023 The Cup Anemometer, a Fundamental Meteorological Instrument for the Wind Energy Industry , , N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-000029 The Application of a Piezo-Resistive Cardiorespiratory Sensor System in an Automobile , , Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-000049 Analysis of Wireless Sensor Network Topology and Estimation of Optimal Network Deployment by Deterministic Radio Channel Characterization , , , , , N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-000051 Singular Value Decomposition Applied to Automatic Target Recognition with High Resolution Range Profiles , , , N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-000082 Screening of Bioluminescent Bacterial strains for evolution of Novel Toxicity Sensing Beads


Submitted: 27 Mar 2014

Abstract: Show Abstract
, N/A Show Abstract

List of Authors (163)

Sponsors and Partners


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:

Conference Organizers

Chairs of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications

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
Bremen, Germany

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
Turin, Italy

Scientific Advisory Committee

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

Organizing Committee

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

Dr. Stefan Bosse, University of Bremen, Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science,Germany

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