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8th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications

01/11/2021 - 15/11/2021
Abstract Submission
26th July 2021
Acceptance Notification
16th August 2021
File Submission
13th September 2021

Biosensors, Physical Sensors, Sensor Networks, Structural Health Monitoring Technologies, Chemical Sensors, Applications, Smart Cities, Wearable Sensors, Optical Sensors
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Welcome from the Chairs

Welcome from the Conference Chairs of the 8th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications

We are pleased to announce the 8th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications. After the success of the seven editions from 2014 to 2020, this year edition will focus on four thematic areas where sensors are changing science:

There will be eight specific sessions:

and also a Poster session. Posters can be presented without an accompanying proceedings paper and will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. However, they will not be added to the proceedings of the conference.

Participants will have the opportunity to examine, explore and critically engage with issues and advances in these areas. We hope to facilitate discussions and exchange within the community. Best contributions in each session will be collected and brought to a live event broadcast on Webinars through zoom. A student competition will also be held online for selected students' contributions (students as correspondences) exhibited in the Student Session. For more details of the competition please click https://sciforum.net/conference/ecsa-8#awards.

This event will solely be an online proceeding that allows participation from all over the world with no concerns of travel and related expenditures. This type of conference is particularly appropriate and useful because research concerned with sensors is progressing rapidly. An electronic conference provides a platform for rapid and direct exchanges about the latest research findings and novel ideas. The participation, as well as the "attendance" of this online conference, is free of charge.

The 8th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications is sponsored by MDPI and the scientific journal Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, IF 3.275). The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on https://ecsa-8.sciforum.net/ for discussion during 1-15 November 2021 and will be published in the journal Engineering Proceedings.

Extended and expanded versions of conference proceedings papers can be submitted to a signal Special Issue in journal Sensors, with a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges.

Sensors is an Open Access publication journal of MDPI in the field of the science and technology of sensors and biosensors.

We hope the community will share this enthusiasm and help making this 8th edition a success—for many to come in the future.

The Chairs of the 8th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications.

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

Dr. Stefano Mariani received an M.S. degree (cum laude) in civil engineering in 1995, and a Ph.D. degree in structural engineering in 1999; both degrees are from the Polytechnic University of Milan. He is currently an associate professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Milan. He was a research scholar at the Danish Technical University in 1997, an adjunct professor at Penn State University in 2007, and a visiting professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in 2009. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of Algorithms, International Journal on Advances in Systems and Measurements, Inventions, Machines, Micro and Nanosystems, Micromachines, and Sensors. He has been a recipient of the Associazione Carlo Maddalena Prize for graduate students (1996), and of the Fondazione Confalonieri Prize for PhD students (2000). His main research interests are: the reliability of MEMS that are subject to shocks and drops; the structural health monitoring of composite structures through MEMS sensors; numerical simulations of ductile fracture in metals and of quasi-brittle fracture in heterogeneous and functionally graded materials; extended finite element methods; the calibration of constitutive models via extended and sigma-point Kalman filters; and multi-scale solution methods for dynamic delamination in layered composites.

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

Dr. Alberto Vallan received the M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Instrumentation from the University of Brescia, Italy, in 2000. He is currently an Associate Professor in Electrical and Electronic Measurements with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of the Politecnico di Torino. From 2000 to present, he has been a lecturer in courses concerning Electronic Measurements and Sensors. His research interests are focused on the development and characterization of fiber sensors and measuring instruments for biomedical and industrial applications. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE/Instrumentation&Measurement Society.


Dr. Stefan Bosse
Department of Computer Science, University of Bremen, and Faculty Computer Science, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

PD Dr. Stefan Bosse studied physics at the University of Bremen. He received a PhD/doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in physics in the year 2002 at the University of Bremen, and the post-doctoral degree (Habilitation) and the Venia Legendi in Computer Science in the year 2016 at the University of Bremen with his habilitation (postdoctoral degree) "Unified Distributed Sensor and Environmental Information Processing with Multi-Agent Systems". Since 2017 he is teaching and researching as a Privatdozent at the University of Bremen, Department of Computer Science, and since 2018 he is an interim professor at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Faculty Computer Science, Institute of Software Technologies. At the University of Bremen and University Koblenz-Landau he teaches several courses in fundamental computer science, functional programming, and in selected advanced topics covering the design and programming of massive parallel and distributed systems, multi-agents systems and agent-based simulation, high-level synthesis of complex digital logic data processing systems, and material-integrated sensing systems with a high interdisciplinary background. His main research area is distributed artificial intelligence in general, and in particular information processing in massive parallel and distributed systems using agent-based approaches combined with machine learning, and agent-based simulation. A broad range of fields of application and domains are addressed: Material Science, Materials Informatics, Smart Materials, IoT, Production Engineering, Social Science, Crowd Sensing, Geo Science. He conducted projects in the internationally recognized ISIS Scientific Centre for Intelligent Sensorial Materials pushing interdisciplinary research closing the gap between technology and computer science, finally joining the ISIS council and publishing an internationally well regarded handbook on this topic. He published about 100 journal and conference papers and acts as a reviewer and a guest editor for several international journals and is a member of a broad range of international conference programme and organizing committees.

Dr. Francisco Falcone
Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering & Institute for Smart Cities (ISC), Public University of Navarre, Spain

Dr. Francisco Falcone received his Telecommunication Engineering Degree (1999) and PhD in Communication Engineering (2005), both at the Public University of Navarre in Spain. From 1999 to 2000 he worked as Microwave Commissioning Engineer, Siemens-Italtel. From 2000 to 2008 he worked as Radio Network Engineer, Telefónica Móviles. In 2009 he co-founded Tafco Metawireless. 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, with applications to context aware environments, Smart Cities and Smart Regions. He has over 500 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 Secretariat

Mr. Jason Liu
Ms. Nora Zhang
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing

E-Mail: [email protected]

Sponsoring Opportunities

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

Conference Chairs

Dr. Stefano Mariani

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 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, Bremen, Germany

Dr. Francisco Falcone

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Public University of Navarre, Spain

Conference Committee

Dr. Yashar Eftekhar Azam

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA

Professor Pascal Nicolay

Carinthia Institute for Smart Materials (CiSMAT), Villach, Austria

Dr. Carlo Massaroni

School of Engineering, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy

Dr. Sabina Merlo

Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia

Dr. Francesc Pozo

Department of Mathematics, CoDAlab, Spain

DETAILS

Francesc Pozo received the degree in mathematics from the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, in 2000, and the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, in 2005. Since 2000, he has been with the Department of Mathematics and the Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he is currently an Associate Professor with the Control, Modeling, Identification and Applications Research Group (CoDAlab). He is also a Teaching Collaborator at the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona. His research interests include wind turbine control, semiactive vibration mitigation in civil engineering structures (buildings and bridges), automotive and aeronautic systems, and offshore support structures, structural health monitoring (SHM) and condition monitoring (CM) for wind turbines and, in general, the application of applied mathematics in engineering problems. Dr. Pozo serves as a Secretary of the Spanish Joint Chapter of the IEEE Control Systems S

His research interests include wind turbine control, semiactive vibration mitigation in civil engineering structures (buildings and bridges), automotive and aeronautic systems, and offshore support structures, structural health monitoring (SHM) and condit

Bio
Francesc Pozo received the degree in mathematics from the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, in 2000, and the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, in 2005. Since 2000, he has been with the Department of Mathematics and the Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he is currently an Associate Professor with the Control, Modeling, Identification and Applications Research Group (CoDAlab). He is also a Teaching Collaborator at the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona. His research interests include wind turbine control, semiactive vibration mitigation in civil engineering structures (buildings and bridges), automotive and aeronautic systems, and offshore support structures, structural health monitoring (SHM) and condition monitoring (CM) for wind turbines and, in general, the application of applied mathematics in engineering problems. Dr. Pozo serves as a Secretary of the Spanish Joint Chapter of the IEEE Control Systems S
Research Keywords
His research interests include wind turbine control, semiactive vibration mitigation in civil engineering structures (buildings and bridges), automotive and aeronautic systems, and offshore support structures, structural health monitoring (SHM) and condit

Professor Jaime Lloret

Department of Communications, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Camino de Vera 46022, Valencia, Spain,
Chair of the Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute (IGIC)

DETAILS

Prof. Jaime Lloret ([email protected]) received his B.Sc.+M.Sc. in Physics in 1997, his B.Sc.+M.Sc. in electronic Engineering in 2003 and his Ph.D. in telecommunication engineering (Dr. Ing.) in 2006. He is a Cisco Certified Network Professional Instructor. He worked as a network designer and administrator in several enterprises. He is currently Associate Professor in the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is the Chair of the Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute (IGIC) and he i

Bio
Prof. Jaime Lloret ([email protected]) received his B.Sc.+M.Sc. in Physics in 1997, his B.Sc.+M.Sc. in electronic Engineering in 2003 and his Ph.D. in telecommunication engineering (Dr. Ing.) in 2006. He is a Cisco Certified Network Professional Instructor. He worked as a network designer and administrator in several enterprises. He is currently Associate Professor in the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is the Chair of the Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute (IGIC) and he i

Professor Silvia Diaz Lucas

School of Industrial and Telecommunications Engineering (ETSIIT), Santander, Spain

DETAILS

Prof. Lucas is Deputy Director of the School of Industrial and Telecommunications Engineering (ETSIIT), being responsible of the Bachelor in Telecommunications Technologies Engineering. She is also a member of the Board of the ETSIIT.

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Prof. Lucas is Deputy Director of the School of Industrial and Telecommunications Engineering (ETSIIT), being responsible of the Bachelor in Telecommunications Technologies Engineering. She is also a member of the Board of the ETSIIT.

Dr. Jose Vicente Ros Lis

Inorganic Chemistry Department, Universitat de València, Doctor Moliner, Spain

DETAILS

Interests: sensors; optical chemosensors; dyes; nanomaterials; optoelectronic noses and tongues

https://redoli.blogs.uv.es/

Talk
Interests: sensors; optical chemosensors; dyes; nanomaterials; optoelectronic noses and tongues

Dr. Peter Charlton

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, UK

DETAILS

Peter Charlton is a British Heart Foundation Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, at the University of Cambridge, and the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering, at City, University of London. He specialises in the development of biomedical signal processing techniques for use in wearables to aid clinical decision making. He gained the degree of M.Eng. in Engineering Science in 2010 from the University of Oxford. From 2010 to 2020, Peter conducted his research at King’s College London (KCL), developing techniques to continuously monitor respiratory and cardiovascular health using wearable sensors. His Ph.D. focused on using signal processing and machine learning techniques to identify acute deteriorations in hospital patients. In 2020, Peter was awarded a five-year fellowship to develop techniques to use clinical and consumer devices to enhance screening for atrial fibrillation. He works in collaboration with clinicians and industrial partners to translate his work into clinical practice. He was awarded the Martin Black Prize for the best paper in Physiological Measurement in 2016, and the Best Early Career Researcher Award at the 2018 BioMedEng Conference (London, UK). He is a member of the Editorial Board for Physiological Measurement, and a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.

Bio
Peter Charlton is a British Heart Foundation Research Fellow in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, at the University of Cambridge, and the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering, at City, University of London. He specialises in the development of biomedical signal processing techniques for use in wearables to aid clinical decision making. He gained the degree of M.Eng. in Engineering Science in 2010 from the University of Oxford. From 2010 to 2020, Peter conducted his research at King’s College London (KCL), developing techniques to continuously monitor respiratory and cardiovascular health using wearable sensors. His Ph.D. focused on using signal processing and machine learning techniques to identify acute deteriorations in hospital patients. In 2020, Peter was awarded a five-year fellowship to develop techniques to use clinical and consumer devices to enhance screening for atrial fibrillation. He works in collaboration with clinicians and industrial partners to translate his work into clinical practice. He was awarded the Martin Black Prize for the best paper in Physiological Measurement in 2016, and the Best Early Career Researcher Award at the 2018 BioMedEng Conference (London, UK). He is a member of the Editorial Board for Physiological Measurement, and a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine.

Dr. Jiří Přibil

Department of Imaging Methods Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

DETAILS

Jiří PŘIBIL was born in 1962 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He received his MSc degree in computer engineering in 1991 and his PhD degree in applied electronics in 1998 from the Czech Technical University in Prague. At present, he is a senior scientist at the Department of Imaging Methods Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. He is oriented to the sphere of analysis and synthesis of acoustic signals, implementation algorithms and their processing with utilization of signal processors, information system creation.

Bio
Jiří PŘIBIL was born in 1962 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He received his MSc degree in computer engineering in 1991 and his PhD degree in applied electronics in 1998 from the Czech Technical University in Prague. At present, he is a senior scientist at the Department of Imaging Methods Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava. He is oriented to the sphere of analysis and synthesis of acoustic signals, implementation algorithms and their processing with utilization of signal processors, information system creation.

Prof. Dr. Juan A. Gomez-Pulido

Department of Technologies of Computers and Communications, University of Extremadura, Spain

DETAILS

Juan A. Gomez-Pulido received the Ph.D. degree in physics, electronics specialty, from the Complutense University, Madrid, Spain, in 1993. He is currently professor of computer organization and design of processors in the Department of Technology of Computers and Communications, University of Extremadura, Spain. He has authored or co-authored 60 ISI journals, tens of book chapters, and more than two hundred peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

wireless sensor networks, reconfigurable and embedded computing based on FPGA devices, mobile computing, machine learning applied to big-data analysis, optimization, and evolutionary computing

Bio
Juan A. Gomez-Pulido received the Ph.D. degree in physics, electronics specialty, from the Complutense University, Madrid, Spain, in 1993. He is currently professor of computer organization and design of processors in the Department of Technology of Computers and Communications, University of Extremadura, Spain. He has authored or co-authored 60 ISI journals, tens of book chapters, and more than two hundred peer-reviewed conference proceedings.
Research Keywords
wireless sensor networks, reconfigurable and embedded computing based on FPGA devices, mobile computing, machine learning applied to big-data analysis, optimization, and evolutionary computing

Dr. Rosa Ma Alsina-Pagès

Research Group of Media Technologies, La Salle - Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain

DETAILS

Dra. Rosa Ma Alsina-Pagès is an Ass. Professor in the Research Group of Media Technologies since September 2015, where she coordinates the Signal Processing Research Line. She is now the Director of Research of La Salle Campus Barcelona. She received her MSc degree in Electronics and in Telecommunications in 2002 and 2004, respectively, from La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull, in Barcelona; later she received her Humanities Degree in 2011 from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. In 2003 she received a Project Management MSc Degree from La Salle - URL. She received her PhD in Telecommunications Engineering in July 2012 with a PhD thesis about signal processing in HF long haul link, in La Salle - URL (with honors). Her research interests nowadays are in digital signal processing, especially in acoustic and adaptive signal processing. Since 2016, she leaded La Salle team in DYNAMAP, a LIFE+ project which goal is the dynamic noise mapping in urban environments. She is nowadays leading a several research projects in the field of home noise mapping and in the acoustic detection of vocalization of animals in farm environments, as well as noise perception in urban environments.

Bio
Dra. Rosa Ma Alsina-Pagès is an Ass. Professor in the Research Group of Media Technologies since September 2015, where she coordinates the Signal Processing Research Line. She is now the Director of Research of La Salle Campus Barcelona. She received her MSc degree in Electronics and in Telecommunications in 2002 and 2004, respectively, from La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull, in Barcelona; later she received her Humanities Degree in 2011 from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. In 2003 she received a Project Management MSc Degree from La Salle - URL. She received her PhD in Telecommunications Engineering in July 2012 with a PhD thesis about signal processing in HF long haul link, in La Salle - URL (with honors). Her research interests nowadays are in digital signal processing, especially in acoustic and adaptive signal processing. Since 2016, she leaded La Salle team in DYNAMAP, a LIFE+ project which goal is the dynamic noise mapping in urban environments. She is nowadays leading a several research projects in the field of home noise mapping and in the acoustic detection of vocalization of animals in farm environments, as well as noise perception in urban environments.

Professor Francesco Braghin

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

DETAILS

Prof. Francesco Braghin is Full Professor in Applied Mechanics at the Politecnico di Milano since 2015. Author of 250 scientific publications and responsible for several projects / research contracts, his latest research is carried out in the field of vehicle dynamics (road and railway) and mechatronics. In particular, as regards road vehicles, research deals with the modeling of tires and their interaction with the soil and the application of optimal control algorithms to the design of hybrid and electric vehicles as well as to the development of fully autonomous vehicles. Instead, as regards mechatronics, the research focuses on the development of integrated solutions in different application fields (from MEMS sensors to integrated sensor nodes to smart components) as well as on the development and use of passive and active metamaterials for vibration isolation.

Bio
Prof. Francesco Braghin is Full Professor in Applied Mechanics at the Politecnico di Milano since 2015. Author of 250 scientific publications and responsible for several projects / research contracts, his latest research is carried out in the field of vehicle dynamics (road and railway) and mechatronics. In particular, as regards road vehicles, research deals with the modeling of tires and their interaction with the soil and the application of optimal control algorithms to the design of hybrid and electric vehicles as well as to the development of fully autonomous vehicles. Instead, as regards mechatronics, the research focuses on the development of integrated solutions in different application fields (from MEMS sensors to integrated sensor nodes to smart components) as well as on the development and use of passive and active metamaterials for vibration isolation.

Dr. Jandro L. Abot

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Intelligent Materials Laboratory, School of Engineering, The Catholic University of America

DETAILS

Dr. Jandro L. Abot is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Intelligent Materials Laboratory at the School of Engineering of The Catholic University of America (Catholic University). He was previously an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati. Prior, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, where he received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He had previously earned a six-year degree in Structural Engineering from the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. Dr. Abot’s expertise is on experimental mechanics, the science and technology of composite materials and carbon nanotube fibers and the structural health monitoring of structures. He leads a multidisciplinary research group at Catholic University that is currently dedicated to the advancement of carbon nanotube fibers and their development into sensors. He is the author or co-author of more than one hundred and thirty technical papers and has been serving as editor or guest editor of Sensors and the Journal of Carbon Research. He is the recipient of several research awards from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of State, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and a collaborator with colleagues all around the world. He has served as the main advisor of more forty doctoral and masters’ students, taught more than twenty different engineering courses, and advised more than two hundred mechanical or aerospace engineering undergraduate students. He is an active member of the American Society for Composites, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education. Dr. Abot also serves in several academic areas including mentoring, recruitment, inclusion and international programs.

Bio
Dr. Jandro L. Abot is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director of the Intelligent Materials Laboratory at the School of Engineering of The Catholic University of America (Catholic University). He was previously an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinnati. Prior, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, where he received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He had previously earned a six-year degree in Structural Engineering from the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. Dr. Abot’s expertise is on experimental mechanics, the science and technology of composite materials and carbon nanotube fibers and the structural health monitoring of structures. He leads a multidisciplinary research group at Catholic University that is currently dedicated to the advancement of carbon nanotube fibers and their development into sensors. He is the author or co-author of more than one hundred and thirty technical papers and has been serving as editor or guest editor of Sensors and the Journal of Carbon Research. He is the recipient of several research awards from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of State, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and a collaborator with colleagues all around the world. He has served as the main advisor of more forty doctoral and masters’ students, taught more than twenty different engineering courses, and advised more than two hundred mechanical or aerospace engineering undergraduate students. He is an active member of the American Society for Composites, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education. Dr. Abot also serves in several academic areas including mentoring, recruitment, inclusion and international programs.

Dr. Maria Lepore

Department of Experimental Medicine , University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy

DETAILS

Maria Lepore graduated (cum laude) in Physics at the University of Bari and received her PhD degree discussing a thesis on high-energy laser applications in nonlinear optics. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental Medicine of the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli". Her research activity concerns multiphoton interaction processes; optical properties of biological samples and biomaterials; design and development of optical biosensors for clinical, environmental and agri-food applications; laser safety in research laboratories and clinical settings; optical spectroscopies and biophotonics. In the course of her activity she collaborated with several national and international research groups. She is a member of Italian Physics Society.

Bio
Maria Lepore graduated (cum laude) in Physics at the University of Bari and received her PhD degree discussing a thesis on high-energy laser applications in nonlinear optics. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental Medicine of the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli". Her research activity concerns multiphoton interaction processes; optical properties of biological samples and biomaterials; design and development of optical biosensors for clinical, environmental and agri-food applications; laser safety in research laboratories and clinical settings; optical spectroscopies and biophotonics. In the course of her activity she collaborated with several national and international research groups. She is a member of Italian Physics Society.

Prof. Dr. Sherali Zeadally

College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0224, USA

DETAILS

cybersecurity; privacy; Internet of Things; VANET

Research Keywords
cybersecurity; privacy; Internet of Things; VANET

Prof. Dr. Yingjie Jay Guo

Global Big Data Technologies Centre (GBDTC), Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo 2007, Australia

DETAILS

antennas; wireless communications and sensing; AI

Research Keywords
antennas; wireless communications and sensing; AI

Prof. Dr. Nikolay Kazanskiy

1. Samara National Research University, 34 Moskovkoye Shosse, Samara 443086, Russia 2. Image Processing Systems Institute RAS - Branch of the FSRC "Crystallography and Photonics" RAS, 151 Molodogvardeiskaya, Samara 443001, Russia

DETAILS

computer optics; diffractive nanophotonics; computer vision; plasmonic sensors; optical sensors

Research Keywords
computer optics; diffractive nanophotonics; computer vision; plasmonic sensors; optical sensors

Prof. Dr. Yitzhak Yitzhaky

Department of Electro-Optical and Photonics Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 8410501, Israel

DETAILS

image enhancement; image restoration; integral imaging; object detection and tracking; surveillance; imaging through the atmosphere; image degradations

Research Keywords
image enhancement; image restoration; integral imaging; object detection and tracking; surveillance; imaging through the atmosphere; image degradations

Prof. Dr. Christoph M. Friedrich

Biomedical Computer Science, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, 44139 Dortmund, Germany

DETAILS

sensor data analysis; machine learning; deep learning; healthcare sensors; information fusion; computer vision; sensors for optical tracking of objects

Research Keywords
sensor data analysis; machine learning; deep learning; healthcare sensors; information fusion; computer vision; sensors for optical tracking of objects

Prof. Dr. José Barata

NOVA School of Science & Technology. CTS-UNINOVA, 2829-517 Caparica, Portugal

DETAILS

intelligent manufacturing agent based manufacturing; cyber-physical systems evolvable production system

Research Keywords
intelligent manufacturing agent based manufacturing; cyber-physical systems evolvable production system

Keynote Speakers

Giorgio Sberveglieri,

University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Nano Sensor Systems srl, Brescia, Italy

Short Bio

After graduating in Physics with Laude from the University of Parma, he began his research by studying and producing new types of thin-film solar cells at the same University.
His research and development activity has always been focused on Applied Physics and the development of functional materials.
In 1987 he moved to the University of Brescia, shifting his activity to semiconductor oxide thin film gas sensors by developing a new growth technique called RGTO, still mentioned in some important texts and studied in several international laboratories. From 2002 he began to carry out research on nanowire gas sensors, again using semiconductor metal oxides, publishing the first paper on this important topic, opening a path followed by many colleagues for the development of high-performance gas sensors.
Lately he has continued the study of nanowire sensors of metal oxides optimizing the preparation parameters and developing new unconventional preparation techniques.
In order to obtain greater selectivity and industrial applicability of the nano-sensors, he has developed an Electronic Nose prototype for applications in the field of food matrix quality, safety and environmental pollution determination. In 2018 he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus by the Minister of Education, University and Research.
In 2016 he was one of the co-founders of the innovative start-up NANO SENSOR SYSTEMS SRL and took over the Presidency and Legal Representative.
He has published over 500 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He obtained (source - Google Scholar) 20,000 citations and has an h-index of 73.

Proposed presentation title: Evolution of semiconductor metal oxide sensors in Electronic Noses

ECSA-8 Live Sessions Information

During the duration of the conference, a number of live online sessions will be programmed. The live streaming platform we are using is Zoom, click here to check the recordings of the live sessions of ECSA-7. During each session, the participants will have the possibility to ask questions during a Q&A session. Detailed information about the topics and dates will be shared soon.
The live sessions are free for authors. The authors who submit submissions to ECSA-8 will have priority for the registration (with no extra cost) to the live online sessions with our keynote speakers. If it is not completely full, the registration will be opened for unregistered participants. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized for the people who did not pay the conference registration fee.

The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards.

Instructions for Authors

Submission

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

Note: Please submit the abstract with the institutional email address, the submissions with the email addresses like gmail.com, 163.com, hotmail.com, qq.com etc. will not be reviewed.

  1. Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–300 words) online on this website until 26 July 2021.
  2. The Conference Committee will notify the acceptance of the abstract by 19 August 2021.
  3. In case of acceptance, authors will be asked to submit their manuscript (short proceedings paper, 3-6 pages) before 13 September 2021. Optionally, authors of accepted abstracts will be able to submit a poster, a slides presentation (in PDF) and/or a short video presentation (max. 3-5minutes) as supporting material of the paper. Authors will receive a notification about the acceptance of their papers by 27 September 2021.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on sciforum.net for discussion and rating during the time of the conference, from 1–15 November 2021.
  5. All accepted proceedings papers will be published as one dedicated volume in MDPI Engineering Proceedings journals (ISSN 2673-4591). Publication of proceedings paper is free of charge.
  6. The open access journal Sensors (Impact Factor 3.275) will publish a dedicated conference Special Issue. Conference participants are encouraged to submit a full paper to the dedicated Special Issue and will receive a 20% discount on the Article Processing Charges (APC).
Proceedings Paper

Proceedings papers must be prepared in MS Word using the Engineering Proceedings template (see below) and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references) and should not exceed 6 pages. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal website and ensure that your manuscript submission adheres to these guidelines.

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References
Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the manuscript. Slides can be prepared the same way as for any traditional conference. They should be converted to PDF format before submission.

Video Presentations

Authors are requested to submit video presentations accompany with extended submissions. Video should be no longer than 3-5 minutes and prepared with one of the following formats: .mp4 / .webm / .ogg (max size: 250Mb). It should be submitted with the full manuscript before 13 September 2021(full submission deadline).

The accepted submissions will be shown on the conference submission page of ECSA-8 which will be open after the conference starts. Here is an example of ECSA-7: https://ecsa-7.sciforum.net/#submissions.

Besides, authors that submitted presentations will have the chance to be invited to hold a presentation in the Live Session (15 mins). The live streaming platform we are using is Zoom, click here to check the recordings of the live sessions of ECSA-7. This is a unique way of presenting your paper and discussing it with peers from all over the world.

Note: Exhibitors who attend/register for the Webinar are considered to agree that their images and presentation content will be publicly released.

Posters

Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters can be presented without an accompanying proceedings paper. However, they will not be added to the proceedings of the conference. For detailed instructions on how to submit a poster, please contact us at [email protected].

Potential Conflicts of Interest

All authors must disclose all relationships or interests that could inappropriately influence or bias their work. This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. If there is no conflict, please state "The authors declare no conflict of interest." Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net 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 the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net 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).

Event Awards

We are pleased to announce the availability of awards for researchers who plan to attend the ECSA-8 conference. Applications and nominations will be assessed by Scientific Committee. Winners will be announced online after the conference.

The Awards
Best Contribution Awards (500 CHF)
The Best Contribution Awards are given for the submission judged to make the most significant contribution to the conference.
Student Award (500 CHF)
The ECSA Student Award has been established to encourage high-quality work among young researchers.
Terms and Conditions:

Best Contribution Awards

Sensors would like to award the three best contributions as elected by the conference committee. The Awards will consist of 500 Swiss Francs to each awardee. To join in this award, presentation materials must be submitted. We look forward to posting your contributions.

Student Award

The student award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs.This award is for a student who has joined in the online student competition of the ECSA-8.

Eligibility Requirements:
1. The student themselves should be the corresponding author
2. A scanned copy or photograph of the valid student ID card must be submitted together with the extended abstract
3. Presentation materials must be submitted

If you would like to join in this competition, please submit your work to the Student Session.


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