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3rd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications series
15–30 Nov 2016
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e-conferences, virtually anywhere. 3rd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications

The 3rd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications will be held from 15–30 November 2016 in the internet environment. This event will solely be an online proceeding which allows the participation from all over the world with no concerns of travel and related expenditures, while at the same time making rapid and direct exchanges about the latest research findings and novel ideas in sensors. All proceedings will be held online at

The conference aims to bring the scientists working in the field onto a common platform and promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of sensing technologies and applications along the following 5 main themes and 7 specific sessions:

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 also be a possibility to submit selected papers to the e-conference related Special Issue of the journal Sensors, with a 20% discount on the APC (ISSN 1424-8220; Impact Factor: 2.033 (2015); 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.437 (2015); ECSA-3 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without the concerns and expense of traveling - all you need is access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to "attend" this conference by presenting your latest work. You will be able to present your work in the form of your proceedings paper, optionally you may also contribute a (video) presentation.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 5 October 2016 online at For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 10 November 2016. The conference itself will be held from 15–30 November 2016.

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":

Conference Chairs

Politecnico di Milano



Fraunhofer IFAM


[Not defined]


Politecnico di Torino


University of Bremen


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 5 October 2016.
  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 3rd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications. All authors will be notified by 10 October 2016 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 10 November 2016.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on for discussion during the time of the conference 15-30 November 2016.
  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.
3nd Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications Microsoft Word template file and LaTex template file
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 (45)

Id Title Authors Poster PDF
sciforum-008610 An FPGA Platform Proposal for real-time Acoustic Event Detection: Optimum platform implementation for audio recognition with time restrictions


Submitted: 06 Sep 2016

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sciforum-008660 Analysis of Bluetooth-based Wireless Sensor Networks Performance in Hospital Environments , , , , , N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-008736 High frequency inductive energy harverster for the maintenance of electric assets


Submitted: 14 Sep 2016

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sciforum-008753 Automatic detection of fractures during tensile testing using vibroacoustic sensors , , , , Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-008767 Iterative Learning for Human Activity Recognition from Wearable Sensor Data

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Submitted: 15 Sep 2016

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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 to share experiences 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.

Keynote Speakers


Mohammad I. Younis received a Ph.D. degree in engineering mechanics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 2004. He is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, and the State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton, NY, USA. He serves as the Director of the MEMS and NEMS Characterization and Motion Laboratory. Dr. Younis is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities in 2012, the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award in 2009, and the Paul E. Torgersen Graduate Research Excellence Award in 2002. He holds several U.S. patents in MEMS sensors and actuators. He serves as an Associate Editor of Nonlinear Dynamics, the Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, and the Journal of Vibration and Control. He has authored the book entitled MEMS Linear and Nonlinear Statics and Dynamics (Springer, 2011). He has authored more than ninety archival journal papers, all on the fields of MEMS and NEMS. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Francisco Falcone (M05, SM09) received his Telecommunications Engineering Degree (1999) and PhD in Communications Engineering (2005), both at the Universidad Pública de Navarra (UPNA) in Spain. From 1999 to 2000 he worked as Microwave Commissioning Engineer at Siemens-Italtel. From 2000 to 2008 he worked as Radio Network Engineer in Telefónica Móviles. In 2009 he co-founded Tafco Metawireless, a spin off devoted to complex EM analysis. From 2003 to 2009 he was also Assistant Lecturer at UPNA, becoming Associate Professor in 2009. His research area is artificial electromagnetic media, complex electromagnetic scenarios and wireless system analysis. He has over 280 contributions in journal and conference publications. He has been recipient of the CST Best Paper Award in 2003 and 2005, Best PhD in 2006 awarded by the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Doctorate award 2004-2006 awarded by UPNA, Juan Lopez de Peñalver Young Researcher Award 2010 awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain and Premio Talgo 2012 for Technological Innovation.

Conference Schedule

  • Conference Open: 15-30 November 2016
  • Abstract Submission: 5 October 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance: 10 October 2016
  • Proceedings Paper Submission Deadline: 10 November 2016

Conference Organizers

Chairs of the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications

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. 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. 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

Dr. Stefan Bosse

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bremen, Germany

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Stefano Mariani, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Dr. Francesco Ciucci, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Dr. Dirk Lehmhus, ISIS Sensorial Materials Scientific Centre, University of Bremen, Germany

Dr. Thomas B. Messervey, CEO and Co-Founder, Research to Market Solution s.r.l., Italy

Dr. Alberto Vallan, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Dr. Stefan Bosse, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Bremen, Germany

Dr. Francisco Falcone, Universidad Publica de Navarra, UPNA, Spain

Dr. Cinzia Caliendo, Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology, IFN, National Research Council of Italy, CNR, Italy

Prof. Dr. Caterina Ciminelli, Optoelectronics Laboratory, Politecnico di Bari, Italy

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

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. Shinya Maenosono, School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

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

Dr. Matteo Tonezzer, IMEM - CNR Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism – Italian National Research Council, Italy

Prof. Dr. Maurizio Valle, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture, University of Genova, Italy

Conference Secretariat

Mr. Harry Fu
MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan

Ms. Lin Li
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing

Sponsoring Opportunities

For information regarding sponsoring opportunities, please contact the conference secretariat.