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The IEEE Sensors Council Newsletter includes time-sensitive news useful to council members and highlights content of the current issue of IEEE Sensors Journal.
President’s Message

Welcome to 2022 and a new issue of the IEEE Sensors Council (simply called "the Council" or "SC" in the following) quarterly newsletter. Warm welcome to all SC’s volunteers, activists, both young and seasoned!

Welcome to the new issue of the IEEE Sensors Council (simply called "the Council" or "SC" in the following) quarterly newsletter. We have made advances in several of our areas of operation – thanks to the huge efforts by our volunteers worldwide. Below I briefly summarise some of these.

As is the norm, we organised the SC 101 to provide the new members of the Administrative Committee (AdCom) all the basic information about SC operations. This year the SC 101 was decoupled from the AdCom meeting. It was held virtually about two weeks ahead of our Spring AdCom meeting in Avignon, France. We plan to continue this practice in the future to allow more AdCom discussion on governance and operational matters. From this year, we also decided to co-locate the Spring AdCom meeting with IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors & Systems Conference (INERTIAL) to allow our member society representatives to experience one more of our conferences – in addition to SC’s flagship conference i.e., IEEE SENSORS. 

Considering the growth of our technical and educational operations, the SC AdCom approved a new Vice President position focussing on Educational Activities and Digital Platforms. Nominations for this position are likely to be invited from the next year. The SC AdCom also approved the renaming of the Meritorious Service Award after John Vig, who laid the foundation of SC in 1998. We hope to have this approved by IEEE soon. I believe, in the 25th year of SC’s formation, an award named after John will be a nice gesture to thank him for his dedicated service to the Council. The AdCom also approved the new initiative funding for projects worth over $550k, approved the formation of Technical Committee on Inertial Systems & Sensors (TCISS) and initiated the procedure for forming new technical committees. During this quarter, we also decided to review and update the job descriptions and operating guidelines of various standing committees mentioned in the governing documents. Going forward, these will be updated every alternate year by the President-Elect during the first quarter of their term. The AdCom also voted for several Council positions for the 2023-2024 term. I take this opportunity to congratulate the elected members - Srinivas Tadigadapa (VP Finances), Sandro Cararra (VP Publications), Zeynep Celik and Krikor Ozanyan (Senior Members at Large) and Hamida Hallil and Ignacio Matias (Members at Large). I look forward to working with the newly elected officers.

Next year, SC will enter into its 25th year. It is exciting to see SC’s accomplishments through its wide range of activities promoting the development and use of sensors. To celebrate this important milestone, we are discussing a range of events. We have also constituted a committee in this regard. To reach out to the wider sensors community and highlight the wide range of its product offerings, SC has also started to explore digital marketing tools. 

During last quarter, the SC organised its first post-COVID in-person conference (INERTIAL 2022) in Avignon, France during the second week of May 2022. The conference was well attended and attracted about 250 delegates from academia and industry. In addition, the conference attracted 20+ exhibitors. This quarter also saw the launch of the Sensor Interfaces Meeting (SIM) 2022 in Veldhoven, Netherlands. This inaugural workshop focused on industry and attracted 123 delegates. ISOEN 2022 is another conference that was co-sponsored by the Council; this Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose hosted 120 delegates in Aveiro, Portugal. In July 2022, we also saw another successful organization of FLEPS in Vienna, Austria. FLEPS 2022 attracted more than 250 delegates from 30+ countries. In addition to technical talks, FLEPS 2022 also featured Diversity Panel, Young Professionals Focused Session and industry sessions. FLEPS 2022 too was an in-person conference. 

Just before FLEPS 2022, we also organized the first ExCom Retreat in Frauenkirchen, Austria. During the retreat, ExCom deliberated upon various initiative and strategic directions for SC. Starting from this year, we plan to have annual ExCom retreat before the FLEPS conference. We will continue to promote in-person conferences, while supporting the online attendance where needed. Among upcoming conferences is our flagship conference, IEEE SENSORS 2022, which will be organized in Dallas, Texas, USA during the last week of October 2022. This year SC is supporting outreach travel grants as part of the Diversity and Inclusion initiative. This is one of the steps SC is taking to show our commitment to advancing diversity in the technical profession. IEEE SENSORS 2022 is also accepting the application for Student Travel Supplement Grant.

SC is also supporting the Electronics for Mitigating Climate Change Workshop, which is led by one of our member societies, IEEE CASS. I believe this is a timely initiative. In fact, IEEE TAB has also initiated the climate change program, where I am leading the ‘Sustainable Technologies’ task force. Other SC conference to watch out is the new conference focusing on applied sensing. IEEE Applied Sensing Conference (IEEE APSCON), to be organised in Bangaluru, India in January 2023, is currently seeking paper submission. Further, SC has decided to launch a new conference on Biosensors in 2023 and the TED style industry focused event ‘Sensors Connect’.

Our journals are doing very well. Recently, IEEE Sensors Journal became the largest topical journal of IEEE. The impact factor of IEEE Sensors Journal has increased to 4.32. The impact factor of our co-sponsored IoT Journal has also increased to 10.24 and we expect IEEE Sensors Letters to have its impact factor soon. Our newly launched Journal on Flexible Electronics is rapidly growing and has already published two issues. SC’s publications portfolio is steadily growing and so is our engagement with member societies, as most of the newly approved journals are jointly sponsored with them. These include: (a) IEEE Transactions of AgriFood Electronics (TAFE) with Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) as lead, and SC, Instrumentation & Measurement Society (IMS) and Council on RFID (CRFID) as other co-sponsors; (b) IEEE Journal of Indoor and Seamless Positioning and Navigation (J-ISPIN) with SC as lead and Signal Processing Society (SPS) and IMS as other co-sponsors; and (c) IEEE Transactions on Radar Systems with 7 other co-sponsors. In addition, the SC Publication Committee has discussed two other fully owned open-access journals. I shall update about this in a future edition of the newsletter. Recently, we also launched ‘Sensors Alert’ which publishes online a teaser and condensed versions of the selected research papers from SC’s Journals.

A wide range of activities organized by our dynamic Young Professionals (YP) team, Women in Sensors (WiSe) Committee, Standards Committee, Industry Liaison Committee and various chapters are worth noting. For example, the YP Engagement Series (YES) included talks by: (a) Dr. Udeep Chawla on Nuts and Bolts in Transforming Skills to Start-up; (b) Dr. Anton Kock on Energy Autonomous Environmental Sensors, and (c) Dr. Keeper Sharkey on How to Optimize a Scientifically Technical Career to Becoming an Entrepreneur and Business Person. Our Student Branch Chapter at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore organized the workshop on Emerging Nanotechnology in Healthcare Applications while the Galveston Bay Section Chapter organised the Sensor Week during July 19-22. There are two newly approved Seasonal Schools that will be held in August and September. Further details of some of these events are included in this newsletter and the full list is also available on SC website

Please join me in welcoming our newest chapters:

  • Uttar Pradesh Section Chapter
  • Prakasam Engineering College Student Branch Chapter
  • Indian Institute of Technology Indore Student Branch Chapter
  • K S School of Engineering and Management Student Branch Chapter
  • Gachon University Student Branch Chapter
  • Sreyas Institute of Engineering & Technology Student Branch Chapter
  • Indian Inst of Technology-Roorkee Student Branch Chapter
  • VISAT Engineering College Student Branch Chapter
  • Shri Shankaracharya Technical Campus Student Branch Chapter
  • Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering Student Branch Chapter

All of us at the Sensors Council are looking forward to working with you and meeting in person during one of your future events. In fact, recently I have had the pleasure to meet the volunteers from the Student Branch Chapter at Indian Institute of Technology Indore. Welcome aboard!

Every year, SC gives awards in various categories. This year we received a large number of nominations. The details of 2022 SC awards recipients is included in this newsletter. Congratulations to all our recipients and thanks to all those who participated. 

That’s all for now. My future messages will continue to focus on updates related to various initiatives – some of which are mentioned above. I send my best wishes to you for making a positive impact on the world with sensors!


Ravinder Dahiya, Fellow IEEE,

2022-2023 IEEE Sensors Council President

Council News
2022 IEEE Sensors Council Award Recipients Announced

We are pleased to congratulate the following recipients of the 2022 IEEE Sensors Council Awards. The Council is especially proud to honor their outstanding accomplishments and look forward to their continual involvement with the Council.

  • Technical Achievement Award in Sensor Systems or Networks (advanced career)
    Omer Oralkan
    "For his pioneering contributions to ultrasonic sensing, imaging, therapy and applications"

  • Technical Achievement Award in Sensors (early career)
    Amay Bandodkar
    "For developing unique classes of biofuel cell-based, self-powered biochemical sensors and biocompatible, biofluid-activated batteries – efforts that combine advances in electrochemistry, microfluidics, wireless electronics, materials engineering, and hybrid manufacturing"

  • Young Professional Award
    Zied Bouida
    “For exemplary leadership and distinguished contributions in promoting the IEEE Young Professional program and for his outstanding research in the design, deployment, and performance analysis of Wireless Sensor Networks”

  • IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper Award
    Wenzhou Zhou, Chen Fan, Xiaofeng He, Xiaoping Hu, Ying Fan, Xuesong Wu, and Hang Shang
    For the paper entitled, "Integrated Bionic Polarized Vision/VINS for Goal-Directed Navigation and Homing in Unmanned Ground Vehicle"

  • IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper Award Runner-Up
    Rajesh Kumar, Abdullah Aman Khan, Jay Kumar, Zakria, Noorbakhsh Amiri Golilarz, Simin Zhang , Yang Ting, Chengyu Zheng, and Wenyong Wang
    For the paper entitled, "Blockchain-Federated-Learning and Deep Learning Models for COVID-19 Detection Using CT Imaging"

  • IEEE Sensors Letters Best Paper Award
    Seiji Sasaki and Chinthaka Premachandra
    For the paper entitled, "Head Posture Estimation by Deep Learning Using 3-D Point Cloud Data From a Depth Sensor"

  • IEEE Sensors Letters Best Paper Award Runner-Up
    Haoyang Chen, Shubham Mirg, Mohamed Osman, Sumit Agrawal, Jiacheng Cai, Ryan Biskowitz, Josiah Minotto, and Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli
    For the paper entitled, "A HighSensitivity Transparent Ultrasound Transducer Based on PMN-PT for Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging"

  • 2021 IEEE Sensors Council Outstanding Chapter Award
    IEEE Bangalore Section Chapter
    “For the exemplary level of activities amidst a global pandemic”

  • IEEE Sensors Journal Best Performing Associate Editor
    Santosh Kumar

  • IEEE Sensors Journal Best Performing Topical Editor
    Cheng-Ta Chiang

  • IEEE Sensors Journal Best Performing Reviewer
    Huanyu (Larry) Cheng
IEEE Sensors Alert
IEEE Sensors Council takes pride in announcing the launch of an online, free, curated digest, named IEEE Sensors Alert which posts summary of two of the recent and most accessed IEEE Sensors Journal and IEEE Sensors Letters articles per month.

The objective is to provide the sensors enthusiasts with a one-stop destination to know about the evolution of sensors, sensing systems and sensors technologies of their interest. The Alert gives you a 50-75 words teaser of the topic and a 350-500 word condensed article as well in a lucid and layman’s language which will make your reading a pleasure. We believe that in this format the IEEE Sensors Alert will make sense to a large segment of the users, including practicing engineers, scientists, technology professionals, industry managers and executives, and even pre-university and university students. Each post also gives the IEEE Xplore link of the original article and the link of similar articles for quick reference.

This online magazine is in its beta phase. It is a pilot project of the IEEE Sensors Council.
Conference News
COVID-19 UPDATES: As travel and the status of events around the world remain uncertain, please frequently check the conference websites to ensure you have the most up-to-date information and announcements.
Join us for IEEE SENSORS 2022 in Dallas, Texas, USA on 30 October – 2 November, 2022! 

Register now to join us for an unforgettable conference.

Big Idea Pitch Competition
This competition is to motivate young students/researchers to develop entrepreneurial and business mindsets with their skills and training on sensor research and development. A one-page proposal should be submitted before 15 October 2022. Learn More

Planning your trip
For help finding things to do in Dallas, browse from a range of activities on the conference website. Hotel booking information, visa and COVID-19 information and public transportation details are also available on the website for your reference.


The inaugural IEEE Applied Sensing Conference (APSCON) will be held on January 23-25, 2023 in Bengaluru, India. APSCON will be a three-day event with one day of industry engagement and two days of technical sessions.

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 10 September 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance: 31 October 2022
  • Final Paper Submission: 15 November 2022

Join the Women in Sensors and Sensors Council Young Professionals for a joint session at APSCON 2023. The WiSe-YP session will give attendees the opportunity to network with women in sensors, young professionals and early-career researchers to discuss and share ideas alongside exploring collaboration and career opportunities. Events like a Welcome Reception, Panel Discussion, Startup Summit, Mentor-mentee Interaction and many more are being planned for your enjoyment. More details can be found on the APSCON website.

The 10th IEEE International Symposium on Inertial Sensors & Systems (INERTIAL) 2023 will be held on 28-31 March in Kaua’i, Hawaii, USA. INERTIAL 2023 will be a four-day event with one day of tutorials and three days of technical sessions.

Topics include:
  • Sensors Phenomena & Modeling
  • Sensor Systems & Electronics
  • Atomic/Quantum Sensors
  • Manufacturing and Packaging for Improved Performance
  • Calibration, Compensation, and Error Modeling
  • Applications
  • Best Failed Ideas
Important Dates: 
  • Abstract Submission – 3 October 2022
  • Acceptance Notification – 30 November 2022
  • Late Breaking News Submission – 9 January 2023
  • Full Paper Submission – 6 February 2023
  • Early Registration – 6 February 2023


We are very excited to announce that IEEE FLEPS 2023 will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 9-12 July 2023! IEEE FLEPS 2023 is intended to provide a forum for research scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, and applications in the area of Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems. Papers are now being accepted.

Important Dates:

  • Tutorial & Focused Session Proposal Submission – 15 January 2023
  • Initial Paper Submission – 20 February 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance – 31 March 2023
  • Final Manuscript Submission – 16 April 2023
  • Open Preview Publication Accessible through IEEE Xplore – 10 June 2023
  • Standard Registration – 16 June 2023

The International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN 2022) was held on-site at the Aveiro Congress Center, Aveiro, Portugal from 29 May – 1 June 2022. ISOEN is the world’s premier technical conference in artificial chemoreception (olfaction and taste). Sensors Council co-sponsors this event with ISOCS, the International Society for Olfaction and Chemical Sensing. ISOEN is held every two years with the two previous editions in Fukuoka, Japan and Montreal, Canada. Originally scheduled for 2021, ISOEN was postponed for one year due to the Covid pandemic.

Around 120 delegates attended ISOEN 2022. The tutorial session was held on 29 May, with submitted paper sessions on the following days where 98 papers (46 oral and 52 posters) were accepted for presentation across 11 oral and 4 poster sessions. Keynote speakers at ISOEN 2022 were Prof. Krishna Persaud (Tailoring proteins for a bioelectronic nose); Prof. Hossam Haick (Lifelong Sensors for Overall Health Monitoring and Prevention); and Prof. Manel del Valle (Experiences in the detection of drugs of abuse in smuggling seizures and forensic samples using electronic tongue principles). Conference proceedings for ISOEN 2022, 2019 and 2017 are available on IEEE Xplore. The next edition of ISOEN will be held in the USA in 2024.

Publication News
IEEE Sensors Council is excited to announce the new Impact Factors of the IEEE Sensors Journal & IEEE Internet of Things Journal.
IEEE Sensors Journal

The IEEE Sensors Journal is a peer-reviewed, semi-monthly online journal devoted to sensors and sensing phenomena. The Journal’s Impact Factor has recently increase to 4.325.
Upcoming Special Issues:

Read the latest Featured Article from the 1 August 2022 issue now!

IEEE Sensors Letters

IEEE Sensors Letters 
is a hybrid open-access journal, allowing either traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays-OA) manuscript submission.

IEEE Sensors Letters  scope includes all aspects of sensors and sensing technology including the theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing, signal processing, interface circuits and applications of devices for sensing and transducing physical, chemical and biological phenomena.
IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics

The IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics (J-FLEX) is an exciting journal covering research in the broad area of flexible and printed electronics and sensors and systems on flexible, disposable, stretchable, and degradable substrates. A joint publication of IEEE Sensors Council, IEEE Electron Devices Society, and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, the journal provides authors a convenient and efficient process to communicate their multidisciplinary research results to the vibrant global flexible electronics community.

IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J)

The IoT-J solicits original papers, review papers, and proposals for special issues. Topics of interest include IoT system architecture, IoT enabling technologies, IoT services and applications, and the social implications of IoT.
Submissions of manuscripts are accepted at the Manuscript Central website.

Upcoming Special Issues:
Visit the IoT-J website for more information on upcoming special issues.
IEEE Transactions on AgriFood Electronics
IEEE Sensor Council is pleased to announce the new publication on AgriFood. The IEEE Transactions on AgriFood Electronics (TAFE) is a joint publication of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, IEEE Sensors Council, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and IEEE Council on RFID. TAFE is the key reference for publishing your research about the application of electronics to the AgriFood value chain.

Scope: TAFE is the cutting edge research publication covering circuits and systems, integrating the needed sensors, actuators and interfaces, applied to the AgriFood chain of value, including technologies for food related to its production, processing, quality control along the distribution chain, and preservation, which require various integrated sensing systems, actuators, manufacturing, and diverse integration levels such as Printed-Circuit Board (PCB), System in Board (SiB), System on Chip (SoC), System in package (SIP), and packaging techniques.

For information, please contact Danilo Demarchi.
Educational Activities News
Report on the Emerging Nanotechnology in Healthcare Applications Summer School

The IEEE IISC NC SC Joint Student Chapter successfully organize a two-day summer school on “Emerging Nanotechnology in Healthcare Applications” at Centre for Nano Science and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, India, on 30-31 May 2022, in collaboration with IEEE IISC Student Chapter, IEEE Bangalore Section, IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) and IEEE Sensors Council (SC). 

This summer school introduced 150 students and professionals to the world of nano-biotechnology and its applications in healthcare, with a special emphasis on enablement through Nanotechnology. The symposium was designed to give an overview of nanotechnology in biomedical research, microfluidics technology and principles, nanomaterial, therapeutics, regenerative medicines, Nanogenerators, organ-on-chip, drug delivery, current challenges in existing techniques, and the research being made in this field to address the same. It also aimed to provide a platform for industries, researchers, and academicians for productive interaction on the same lines.

Chapter News
Electronics for Everybody – hosted by the Spain Chapter

"The Spain Chapter hosted an event on May 5th entitled “Electronics for everybody”. This activity, which has been carried out for 7 years, is part of the "Electronics for everybody" program with the support of the company RS Components Iberia and the Spanish chapter of the IEEE Sensors Council. The activity is divided in two differentiated parts. In the first, attendees learned about the day-to-day work of electronic professionals at companies such as Azkoyen, Jofemar and Niryo Robotics. These professionals also shared the different projects that could be carried out by showing the specific characteristics that occur in each of their companies.

In the second part of the day, a traditional mini-sumo robot competition was held in which students of the electronics specialties of the UPNA Industrial Engineering degrees participated. This year students had to face additional tests such as a maze, a grid or a mini-factory, which pushed their robots to the limit. The winners of the different tests received prizes as well as a direct pass to the final of the ASTI-CHALLENGE competition held on May 7 at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos.


Young Professionals News
YP Engagement Series

The Sensors Council Young Professionals Committee has held three successful and interesting YP Engagement Series webinars in Q2. The first was a talk on “Nuts and Bolts in transforming Skills to Start-up” by Dr. Udeep Chawla at the Innovation and Incubation Centre for Entrepreneurship (IICE), IISER Bhopal, India. The second was given by Dr. Anton Köck from the Sensor Solution Group, Materials Center in Leoben, Austria on “Energy Autonomous Environmental Sensors”. Last but certainly not least we heard from Dr. Keeper Sharkey the Founder & CEO of ODE, L3C on “How to Optimize a Scientifically Technical Career to Becoming an Entrepreneur and Business Person”.

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