Special Sessions

Special Sessions Chairs

Kurt Barbé (kurt.barbe@vub.be)
Melanie Ooi (mooi@unitec.ac.nz)
Josè Contreras-Vidal (jlcontr2@Central.uh.edu)

Important Deadlines

September 15, 2017 September 30, 2017 - Special Session Proposal Deadline
November 5, 2017 December 10, 2017 - Full Paper Submission Deadline

Special Sessions Available

Non-Invasive Measurement Methods, Systems and Instrumentation

Organizer: Dr. Reza Zoughi (zoughi@mst.edu)
Invited Speaker: Elliott Cramer, NASA Langley Research Center
Invited Speech: Research Developments in Non-Invasive Measurement Systems for Aerospace Composite Structures at NASA

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Optical fiber sensors in measurement systems and their application

Organizer: Nunzio Cennamo (nunzio.cennamo@unicampania.it)
Invited Speaker: Rogerio Nogueira, Creative Science Park 
Invited Speech: Plastic optical fibers and applications to sensors

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Advanced Measurement and Data Processing for Complex Engineering System Health Monitoring

Organizers: Dr. Weihua Li, South China University of Technology, China (whlee@scut.edu.cn), Dr. Ruqiang Yan, Southeast University, China (ruqiang@seu.edu.cn), Dr. Xuefeng Chen, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (chenxf@xjtu.edu.cn)
Invited Speakers: Dr. Weihua Li, South China University of Technology, China (whlee@scut.edu.cn), Dr. Ruqiang Yan, Southeast University, China (ruqiang@seu.edu.cn), Dr. Xuefeng Chen, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (chenxf@xjtu.edu.cn)
Invited Speech: Engineering System Health Monitoring: An Advanced Signal Processing Perspective

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Measurements for Modern Networks and Telecommunication Systems

Organizers: Domenico Capriglione, University of Salerno (capriglione@unicas.it) and Gianfranco Miele, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (g.miele@unicas.it)
Invited Speaker: Michael D. Foegelle, Ph.D. ETS-Lindgren, Inc.
Invited Speech: RF Measurements in a 5G World

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Recent advances in photonics sensing technology: sensors, instrumentations, measurements and applications

Organizers: Prof. Tuan Guo, Jinan University, China (tuanguo@jnu.edu.cn) and Prof. Yong Zhao, Northeastern University, China (zhaoyong@ise.neu.edu.cn)
Invited Speaker: Tongyu Liu, Laser Institute, Shandong Academy of Science, Shandong Micro-Sensor Photonics Limited
Invited Speech: Advances of Photonics Sensing Technology from Laboratories to the Fields

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Measurement in Industrial Applications – Intelligent Manufacturing System (IMS) using smart sensors, smart machinery and industrial internet of things 

Organizers: Prof. Yao-Joe Yang, Instrument Technology Research Center, NARLabs (yjy@itrc.narl.org.tw), Dr. Fong-Zhi Chen, Instrument Technology Research Center, NARLabs (chen@itrc.narl.org.tw), and Dr. Chi-Hung Hwang, Instrument Technology Research Center, NARLabs (chhwang@itrc.narl.org.tw)
Invited Speaker: TBA
Invited Speech: TBA

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Health Monitoring Standardization and Implementation for Sensor Networks and Internet of Things (loT)

Organizers: Rastko Selmic, Concordia University (Rastko.Selmic@concordia.ca) and Francisco Javier Maldonad, American GNC Corporation (fmald@americangnc.com)
Invited Speakers: Dr. Francisco J. Maldonado and Mr. Stephen Oonk, American GNC Corporation
Dr. Rastko Selmic, Dr. Mike O'Neal, Mark Harms, Ademola Salawu, Dr. Drew Gardner, Department of Electrical Engineering Louisiana Tech University
Invited Speech: Health Electronic Datasheets (HEDS) for Enhanced Transducers Monitoring, Reliability, and Safe Operation

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Healthcare in Smart Cities

Organizer: Dr. Octavian Postolache, IEEE IMS TC-13 chair, Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, ISCTE-IUL and Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Lisbon, Portugal (opostolache@lx.it.pt)
Invited Speakers: Shenjie Bao, Fudan University, China; Shubao Yin, Fudan University, China; Hongyu Chen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands; and Wei Chen, Fudan University, China
Invited Speech: A Wearable Multimode Sensors System for Lower Limb Activity Evaluation and Rehabilitation

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Instrumentation and measurement for improving quality, reliability and safety: new perspectives for research and industry

Organizers: Lorenzo Ciani, University of Florence, Italy (lorenzo.ciani@unifi.it), Marcantonio Catelani, University of Florence, Italy, Loredana Cristaldi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Giulio D’Emilia, University of L’Aquila
Invited Speaker: Melanie Ooi, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Invited Speech: Application of Moment-based Measurement Uncertainty Evaluation to Reliability Analysis of Structural Systems

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Progresses on methodologies and devices for Energy Harvesting in autonomous or quasi-autonomous Sensors and Transducers

Organizer: Carlo Trigona, DIEEI, University of Catania, Catania, Italy (carlo.trigona@dieei.unict.it)
Invited Speaker: Grzegorz Litak, Lublin University of Technology
Invited Speech: Multiple response of nonlinear energy harvesting in the presence of noisy and periodic components

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