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The Fourth International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications


August 25 - 31, 2013 - Barcelona, Spain

Call for Papers

Most of the sensor-oriented research and industry initiatives are focusing on sensor networks, data security, exchange protocols, energy optimization, and features related to intermittent connections. Recently, the concept of Internet-of-things gathers attention, especially when integrating IPv4 and IIPv6 networks. The event SENSORDEVICES 2013, The Fourth International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications, continues a series of events focusing on sensor devices themselves, the technology-capturing style of sensors, special technologies, signal control and interfaces, and particularly sensors-oriented applications.  The evolution of the nano-and microtechnologies, nanomaterials, and the new business services make the sensor device industry and research on sensor-themselves very challenging.

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Sensor devices
Movement sensors (acceleration, rotation, speed, inclination, torque, vibrations, resonance)
Atmosphere sensors (gas, oxygen, temperature, moisture, vacuum, pressure, wind)
Position sensors (displacement, position, proximity, level, gap)
Liquid sensors (flow, moisture, humidity, pH, pressure)
Sound sensors (acoustic, ultrasonic, resonance)
Technology-oriented sensors (nanosensors, optical, chemical, magnetic, biosensors)

Ultrasonic and Piezosensors
Signal conditioning

Photonics-based sensors
Photonics-based metrology and instrumentation
Photonic integrated circuits
Opto-electro-mechanical sensors and systems

Infrared sensing
Passive infrared sensors
Infrared proximity sensors
Infrared temperature sensors
Infrared motion sensors
Infrared sonics
Pyroelectric infrared

Gas Sensors

Non-Dispersive Infrared Gas Sensors
Electrochemical Gas Sensors
Optical Gas Sensors
Gas Sensors Applications: Health & Safety, Environmental Monitoring, Water &  Waste Treatment, Aerospace & Automobile Industries
Materials for Gas Sensors
Physical, Chemical and Biological Methods in Gas Sensing
Micro and Nano Technology in Gas Sensing

Geosensor networks
Monitoring geographic space change
Tracking moving objects
Spatiotemporal sensors
Motion imagery records and analysis
Application of geosensor networks

Sensor device technologies
Energy harvesting for autonomous sensors
Smart sensors
Embedded sensors
Nanomaterials for sensors
Nanowire sensors
Nanoparticule-based technologies
Ultrasonic technologies
Film-bases sensors
Resonant systems
Optical interferometry
Micro-and nanofabrication
Coating materials

Sensors signal conditioning and interfacing circuits
Direct sensor-to-microcontroller interfacing
ASICs and ICs for sensors
Signal conditioning
Signal processing
Sensors buses and interfaces
Multi-sensor signal conditioning and sensor arrays
Smart sensor interfaces
Digital and analog sensor interfaces
Universal sensors and transducers interface

Medical devices and sensors applications
Design and technologies for medical devices and sensors
Specialized sensors: EEG, ECG, accelerometers, pressure sensors, temperature sensors
Body sensors

Sensors domain-oriented devices, technologies, and applications
Environmental sensors
Bridges and civil construction sensors
Security sensors
Surveillance sensors
Space sensors
Image sensors

Sensor-based localization and tracking technologies
Distributed and cooperative methods for ad hoc sensor networks
Measurement techniques (RSS, TOA, TDOA, etc.)
Indoor/outdoor localization and tracking
Localization and tracking using satellites (GPS, Galileo)
Remote sensing

Sensors and Transducers for Non-Destructive Testing

Ultrasonic Transducers for NDT
Ground Penetrating Radars
Acoustic Guided Waves Transducers
Piezoelectric and Acoustic Materials for Transducers Applications
Fluxgate and Magneto Inductive Sensors
Optical Fiber Sensors
Eddy Current Sensors



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) March 30, 2013 April 22, 2013
Notification May 24, 2013
Registration June 7 , 2013
Camera ready June 21, 2013

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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