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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!

SC changes its leadership in even years. After two years as President-Elect, I will continue as President and do my best to help SC grow, while working with the Past Presidents (Andrei Shkel, Fabrice Labeau), the President-Elect (Deepak Uttamchandani), the Vice Presidents (Zeynep Celik, Krikor B. Ozanyan, John Vig, and Anil K. Roy), Secretary-Treasurer (Chonggang Wang), Editor-in-Chiefs of 100% SC journals (Sandro Carrara, Srinivas Tadigadapa), senior members at large, members at large, representatives of member societies, the chairs of various committees (Publicity, Industry Liaison, Young Professional, WiSe and more), SC administrative coordinator (Brooke Johnson), as well as the leadership of IEEE.

I would like to thank the outgoing President, Andrei Shkel, for his tireless efforts to make SC a better organization during the previous two years. His time and dedication during the pandemic will have a lasting value. During his term as President, the Council added a new journal (IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics) jointly with two other member societies (Electron Device Society and Circuits and Systems Society), and initiated many initiatives to serve the sensors community. Thank you, Andrei. I also wish to recognize the innumerable contributions of Mike McShane, who completed his term as Past President. Mike has been with SC for more than a decade. I have learnt a lot from working with him and will continue to engage with him as he has taken over as the Publicity Chair.

Next year, SC will enter into its 25th year and it is exciting to see SC’s accomplishments through its range of activities promoting the development and use of sensors. SC has made excellent progress in many areas, including publications, conferences, educational products, awards, and standards. Most recently, IEEE Sensors Journal became the topmost topical journal of IEEE and we also have considerable stake in another journal, IEEE Transactions on AgriFood Electronics (TAFE) led by our member society (Circuits and Systems Society). We have also announced the launching of a new conference which will focus on Applied Sensing. Thus, our journal and conference portfolios are growing fast and we are also doing well financially - thanks to the great efforts by volunteers. We aim to build on these successes and further strengthen some of the areas discussed during the last AdCom meeting. These include: (a) greater synergy between our Journal publications and conferences; (b) strengthening our educational and outreach activities; (c) updating governing documents and awards; (d) new conferences and journals; (e) strengthening our engagement with member societies; (e) engaging Young Professionals, Women in Sensors and Diversity and Inclusion teams at several levels; (f) connecting with industry in meaningful manner; (g) addressing post-pandemic challenges, and many more. We also plan to organize several activities in preparation for our 25th anniversary. We will discuss these during our Spring AdCom meeting “Sensors Council 101”. During this meeting we will also allocate a few hours to take a deep dive in What? How? Why? of the Sensors Council. For our newest representatives, this will be an opportunity to learn about the Council and find out how to get engaged. From this year, we also plan to organize an ExCom retreat which will be an opportunity to brainstorm the future directions for SC.

I also take this opportunity to congratulate our dear colleagues, Stephen Beeby, David Horsley, Sudip Misra and Euisik Yoon, on elevation to IEEE Fellow grade. This is a great professional achievement, as IEEE Fellows are only one-tenth of one percent of the IEEE voting membership. Congratulations!

Please join me in welcoming our newest (and continuing) Societies’ representatives and AdCom Members. All of us at the Sensors Council are looking forward to meeting you in person at our next Spring 2022 AdCom meeting. Welcome aboard!

That’s all for now. My future messages will focus on updates related to various initiatives mentioned above to further strengthen SC’s position. 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
IEEE Sensors Journal Became the Largest IEEE Topical Journal
We are extremely happy and proud to announce that our IEEE Sensors Journal is now the largest topical journal among 220 IEEE Publications, including journals, transactions, and magazines!

Twenty years ago, the first issue of the IEEE Sensors Journal ended at page 93, while its last issue of 2021 ends at page 28,171. Many thanks to our Editors & Reviewers all around the world, and Publishing Collaborators in Piscataway (New Jersey, US). Of course, credit also goes to all the authors that have chosen to publish their best scientific and technical results with us!
NEW! IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics
IEEE Sensor Council is pleased to announce the new journal on Flexible Electronics. The IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics (J-FLEX) is now open for manuscript submissions. This new journal publishes cutting-edge research covering sensors, transistors, circuits, systems, and related devices on flexible, disposable, stretchable, and degradable substrates.
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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.
INERTIAL 2022 will be held at the Palais des Papes in Avignon, France on 8-11 May 2022. We hope to see you there!
Join us for the first-ever IEEE Sensor Interfaces Meeting on 16-17 May 2022, at ASML, Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

This is a focused two-day event featuring 12 outstanding invited speakers from both academia and industry. The theme of the 1st day will be “Sensors for the Internet of Things,” while that of the 2nd day will be “High Performance Sensor Interfaces.” On each of the two days there will be six 40-minute talks followed by 10-minute Q&A sessions. The coffee breaks and shared lunches will offer plenty of opportunities to interact with speakers and colleagues, and to have discussions about the state-of-the-art, challenges and future trends in this most demanding area of analogue and mixed-signal system design.

We hope to see you at the Sensor Interfaces Meeting, where you will have the great opportunity to make new friends and boost your professional career!
IEEE FLEPS 2022 will be held in Vienna, Austria on 10-13 July 2022. Registration is now open! We hope to see you there.

Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor Today!

If you would like to learn more about our sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, check out the IEEE FLEPS 2022 Prospectus.

The International Symposium on Olfaction and Electronic Nose (ISOEN) is the world’s premiere technical conference in artificial chemoreception (olfaction and taste). ISOEN 2022 will be held on 29 May – 1 June in Aveiro, Portugal.

ISOEN 2022 provides a forum for scientists, engineers and practitioners to share their latest findings, innovations and products in the area of artificial chemoreception.

IEEE SENSORS 2022 provides a forum for research scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, and applications in the area of sensors and sensing technology.

Upcoming Deadlines:
  • Proposals for Tutorials – 6 May 2022
  • Paper Submissions – 18 June 2022

For more information, please visit the conference website.
Publication News
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 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.

Visit the IoT-J website for more information on upcoming special issues.
Chapter News

Ana Caren Hernández Ruiz Ane Martinez de Guereñu Nerea de Acha Morrán
Research Activities from Spanish Women in Sensors
The IEEE Sensors Council & Systems Council Spain Section Joint Chapter met on 15 October 2021 at Ceit and Tecnun at the Universidad de Navarra, San Sebastian, Spain.

The event included four invited speakers from academia and industry: Nerea de Acha Morrás, Jimena Olivares Roza, Ana Caren Hernández Ruiz and Ana Martinez de Guereñu. The women spoke about their involvement and experience in the field of sensors from their unique point-of-view.

IEEE Sensors Council & Systems Council, Spain Section Joint Chapter

On 20 December 2021, the annual meeting took place in which the joint Chapter president, Carlos Ruiz Zamarreño, reported on the activities and evolution of the Chapter in 2021 and presented the new ideas for 2022.

  • The Chapter has a new board of directors since February 2021.
  • Move to Joint Chapter, along with the Systems Chapter, in August 2021. After this the total members of the joint chapter remain at 188. Parity and more student members are still being sought.
  • New channels have been created on social networks such as YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Three activities have been organized this year: The Electronics of Things (hybrid, 60 participants), Air Quality Measurement (online, 29 participants, 3 speakers from companies), and Research Activities from Spanish Women in Sensors (hybrid, 4 academic and business speakers, 57 participants).
Sensors-Based Innovations and Start-Ups – Opportunities and Challenges

The IEEE Delhi Section Sensors Council Chapter – Rajasthan hosted the hybrid event Sensors-Based Innovations and Start-Ups – Opportunities and Challenges on 3–4 December 2021 at IIT Jodhpur, India and virtually via WebEx and Google Meet. Approximately 200 students, academics, and industry professionals were in attendance.

The primary objective of the workshop was to make students, PhD and professionals learn and know about the current technological advancements and current industry standards in sensors and building an entrepreneurial environment in sensor applications. Almost 25% of the 200 attendees were IEEE members.

Dr. Anil Roy, DAIICT, Gujarat conducts a talk and hands-on session.
Women in Sensors - Panel Discussion
Winter School 2021 Sensors for Medical Applications and Healthcare

IEEE Sensors Council, Hyderabad Chapter organized a two-day program, Winter School 2021: Sensors for Medical Applications and Healthcare, on 20 - 21 December 2021. It was a two-day hybrid event, hosted both in-person and virtually.

This winter school focuses on presenting the recent advancements in both wearable and implantable technologies, challenges and future research areas concerning the utilization of wireless sensors in healthcare applications under the guidance of academic and industrial experts.

Dr. Sachin Kumar presents Nanophotonic Sensors for Healthcare.
In-person attendees at Winter School 2021
Young Professionals (YP)
YES Webinar Series

The YP subcommittee hosts a monthly webinar series called YP Engagement Series (YES). One webinar was held on 8 December, 2021.

Anamika Prasad, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, South Dakota State University, USA presented on Bioinspired Design for Next-Generation Composites.

Additional details for the next YES webinars are available on the Sensors Council website.


The IEEE Sensors Council hosted all Young Professionals for a Reception and Professional Development Program at the IEEE SENSORS Conference. The sessions were organized by Saakshi Dhanekar and Noushin Nasiri.


Panel Discussion: Challenges, Solutions, and Tips in Starting a Start-Up.

The Professional Development Program was focused on the topic of Innovations, Patents, Start-Ups, and Entrepreneurship. Pooja Bhatia presented on Patent Landscaping and Start-Ups. A panel discussion entitled Challenges, Solutions, and Tips in Starting a Start-Up was moderated by Kam Wern and included panelists Dana Pordel, Rajul Patkar, Ravikrishnan Elangovan, and Bruce Hecht.


IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Hackathon 2021

IEEE Young Professionals Sensors Council hosted a 5-week Global Hackathon online called ‘Blue Sky Challenge’. The challenge included two sub themes: Blue Sky Above and Blue Sky Below. The winning and runner up teams will receive prizes worth US$1000 and US$500 respectively.

Submissions were accepted from 24 December 2021 – 1 February 2022.

Member Society Spotlight
IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S)

The 2022 IEEE International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC 2022) will be held on 16-18 May, 2022 in Suzhou, China in a hybrid mode. 

IMBioC is an international forum to exchange ideas and information on state-of-the-art research in RF and microwave, antennas and electromagnetic theory and techniques, that bridge the science and engineering gap as applied to biomedical systems. For more information, visit here.
IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S)

IEEE International Microwave Symposium IMS2022 will be held in Denver, Colorado on 19-24 June 2022. The Microwave Week will include IEEE MTT-S Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) and the Automatic Radio Frequency Techniques Group (ARFTG). New in 2022 will be the Systems Forum. This will be a three-day forum that will bring together the latest in telecommunications, radar and space applications.

For more information, visit here.
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