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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
Class of 2022 IEEE Fellows

Stephen Beeby
For contributions to energy harvesting and its application in etextiles

David Horsley
For development of micro-electromechanical systems for ultrasonic transduction

Sudip Misra
For contributions to intelligent sensing in constrained IoT environments

Euisik Yoon
For contributions to bio-microelectromechanical systems (BioMEMS) technologies for opto-electrical neural interfaces and microfluidic biochips
IEEE Sensors Council Spring AdCom Meeting
The Spring Sensors Council AdCom meeting was held in a hybrid format on 6-8 May 2022 and several members were able to join us in-person in Avignon, France. We would like to thank all our AdCom members for their continued service to the Council and look forward to a fruitful year!

Sensors Council Newly-Elected Officers for 2023-2024

IEEE Sensors Council would like to congratulate the newly-elected Council Officers for the 2023-2024 term:
  • VP Publications: Sandro Carrara
  • VP Finance: Srinivas Tadigadapa
  • Senior Members-at-Large: Zeynep Celik and Krikor Ozanyan
  • Members-at-Large: Hamida Hallil and Igancio Matias
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
We are pleased to announce the publication of the inaugural issue of IEEE Journal on Flexible Electronics (J-FLEX). IEEE 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.
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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.
IEEE FLEPS 2022 will be held in Vienna, Austria on 10-13 July 2022. Registration is still open! We hope you will join us for this action-packed program.

Program Highlights:

  • Keynote Speakers
    • Thuc-Quyen Nguyen, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
    • Tsuyoshi Sekitani, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
    • Antonio Facchetti, Northwestern University, IL, USA
  • Tutorials
  • Regular Track Invited Speakers
  • Focused Session Invited Speakers
  • Diversity Panel 
    • Hear from women in STEM panelists who have each led efforts in elevating gender diversity. The discussion will focus on solutions for enhanced diversity and inclusion where we will learn from the panel members' experiences and shared stories.

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 June 2022
  • Paper Submissions – 18 June 2022
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance – 9 August 2022
  • Submission of Final Papers – 30 August 2022

For more information, please visit the conference website.

Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor Today!

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


Join us for the inaugural Applied Sensing Conference (APSCON) 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:

  • Papers Submission Opens: 1 July 2022
  • Proposals for Industry-led Focused Session: 15 July 2022
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 31 August 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance: 31 October 2022
  • Final Paper Submission: 15 November 2022
Save the Date! IEEE INERTIAL 2023 will be held on 27-31 March in Kaua’i, Hawaii, USA. We hope to see you there!
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.
Council Participant News
Council President, Ravinder Dahiya elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Ravinder Dahiya is a distinguished academic known for his distinctive contributions to the field of electronic skin, mechanisms underlying tactile sensing and large area energy generating skin. His research on tactile sensing has immensely benefited the fields of robotics, prosthetics and wearable systems. He has also made several important advancements in flexible electronics by pioneering new directions such as high-performance electronics through resource efficient printing technologies and sustainable materials. He is the President of IEEE Sensors Council and Fellow of IEEE, which reflect his internationally renowned achievements. 
Chapter News
On April 5, the activity "Young entrepreneurs in optical sensors" was held at the Public University of Navarra (UPNA), also sponsored by the cultural activities section of the university within the "Electronics of things" program. This activity, in which a total of 57 people participated, including professionals, undergraduate, master's and doctorate students, was carried out in a hybrid way (online and face-to-face). The Director of the Institute of Smart Cities (ISC) of the UPNA and IEEE Senior Member, Francisco Javier Falcone Lanas, participated in it. Francisco presented us the activities developed at the ISC and the organizational structure of IEEE worldwide. Mikel Bravo Acha from Menditech S.L. and José Javier Imas González from Pyroistech S.L. told us about their personal experiences in the world of entrepreneurship as well as the activities of their companies in the field of optical sensors. In particular, Mikel Bravo told us about the activity carried out by the company Menditech S.L. for monitoring road traffic using fiber optic sensor networks and how they are using Pamplona city as their laboratory to carry out different projects in collaboration with the Pamplona City Council. On the other hand, José Javier Imás told us how Pyroistech has been growing through the commercialization of light sources coupled to fiber optics for laboratories and technology centers, currently being immersed in the development of applications based on optical spectroscopy for the agri-food sector, among which stands out its collaboration with Viscofán S.A. or Nafosa S.A. and that present great relevance within the region (Navarra). To conclude the day, Ignacio Raúl Matías Maestro, Professor at UPNA and IEEE Fellow showed the students the importance of doctoral training for entrepreneurship, especially in technology-based companies, and invited all students to take part of IEEE and participate in its different initiatives in addition to urge the younger public to form a IEEE branch of student sat UPNA.
Young Professionals News
IEEE-HKN Pathways to Industry

IEEE HKN hosts the annual IEEE HKN Pathways to Industry where the IEEE Sensors Council represented and sponsored the event. The event is for students and young professionals. More than 300 attendees are expected to join or attend the event.

IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu is the honor society of IEEE. Founded in 1904 and merged with IEEE in 2010 more than 200,000 people have been inducted into our 268 chapters worldwide. HKN students represent the top-performing students in their universities and excellent prospects for membership in your society.

The HKN Pathways to Industry conference is a two-day virtual event, held on an interactive conference platform, is designed to prepare students to enter the workforce, provide career coaching, professional development, and identify the technology trends and opportunities for their future.

Panel Discussion: Next Big Thing in Tech Sensors Council Speaker: Nicholas Williams, Director of Product at X-COR Therapeutics
YP Engagement Series

On 28 March the YP Engagement Series (YES) hosted its first webinar of 2022 with a talk from Dr. Neelanjana Janardan, Program Lead, Early-Stage Entrepreneurship and Funding at C-CAMP in Bangalore, India. The talk was focused on the key aspects related to building an effective pitch by entrepreneurs interested in start-up related to life-sciences. It also discussed the points to be taken care of when an investor or funding agency asks for a presentation to pitch the idea.


Visit the YP website for details on upcoming webinars.

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