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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.2, February 2012

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest) and journal, Vol.137, Issue 2, February 2012

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3.   Sensors Related Published Books

4.   Sensors Related Events Sponsored by IFSA

5.   Subscription

6.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


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Vol. 137, No. 2, February 2012



Research Articles:


1) Application of a Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) Twin Sensor for Selective Label-free Immunoassay to Simultaneous Antigen-antibody Reactions

    Naoki Mizutani, Sergiy Korposh, Roman Selyanchyn, Shunichi Wakamatsu, and Seung-Woo Lee, pp.1-9

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2) Effect of Surface Modification on SrTiO3 Thick films: Room Temperature H2S Gas Sensor

    D. D. Kajale, V. B. Gaikwad, S. D. Shinde, D. N. Chavan, Ganesh E. Patil, V. P. Patil, G. H. Jain, pp.10-21

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3) Mechanistic Modeling, Simulation and Control of Humidity Sensor Characteristics

    Vinod Kumar Khanna, pp.22-35

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4) Internal Noises in MOS/EIS, MOSFET/ISFET Structures & Light Addressable Potentiometric Sensors

    Ferdinand Gasparyan and Vladimir Aroutiounian, pp.36-46

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5) Properties and Gas Sensing Mechanism Study of CTO Thin Films as Ethanol Sensor

    Ganesh E. Patil, D. D. Kajale, V. B. Gaikwad, N. K. Pawar, G. H. Jain, pp.47-58

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6) Tungsten Oxide Pellet Sensor to Detect H2S Gas at Room Temperature

    Rajendra. S. Khadayate and Pruthwiraj. R. Patil, pp.59-65

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7) Electrical Conductivity Effect for Grafted Polystyrene at Different Grafting and Gamma Dose

    Muhammed Mizher Radhi, Mahmood Radhi Jobayr and Atheer Awad Mehde, pp.66-73

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8) Studies on Gas Sensing Performance of (Sn0.2Ti0.8)O2 Thick Film Resistor

    P. D. Hire, V. B. Gaikwad, N. U. Patil, R. M. Chaudhari, R. L. Patil, G. H. Jain, pp.74-84

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9) Voltammetric Determination of Fluoride Ion Using Galvanostaticaly Grown Poly(3-hexylthiophene) Film

    Prerna Aggarwal, Suman Singh, Sajeela Awasthi, Alok Srivastava, M. L. Singla, pp.85-94

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10) Influence of Reduction in the Heat of Adsorption on Noise Characteristics of Sensors

     Vardan Paremuzyan, Vladimir Aroutiounian, pp.95-103

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11) Room Temperature Liquefied Petroleum Gas Sensing Polymer (n-polypyrrole/p-polyaniline) Based Heterojunction

     S. V. Patil, P. R. Deshmukh, C. D. Lokhande, pp.104-114

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12) Study of the Phenomena of Transport in the Hg0.8Cd0.2Te Substrate of n-type by the Monte Carlo Method

     Moughli Hassane, Belghachi Abderrahmane, Daoudi Mebarka, 115-122

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13) Preparation and Study of H2S Gas Sensing Behavior of ZnFe2O4 Thick Film Resistors

     S. V. Bangale, S. R. Bamane, pp.123-136

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14) Glass Surface Functionalized with Polyaniline as a Fast Responding Humidity Sensor

     H. M. P. C. K. Herath, E. K. C. Pradeep, M. K. Jayananda, J. K. D. S. Jayanetti, V. Kapaklis, D. P.Dissanayake, pp.137-144

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


15) Electrical and Humidity Sensing Study of Nanocrtsyallite Mg-Cd Ferrites

     Ashok B. Gadkari, Tukaram J. Shinde, Pramod N. Vasambekar, pp.145-154

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


16) Nanocrystalline Tin Oxide to be Applied in a Gas Sensor

     Mario F. Bianchetti, Ines Bracko, Sreco Davor Skapin, Noemí E. Walsöe de Reca, pp.155-164

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


17) Preparation and Study of Acetone Gas Sensing Behavior of Nanocrystalline LaCrO3 Thick Film

     S. M. Khetre, C. J. Khilare, V. S. Shivankar, S. R. Bamane, pp.165-175

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


18) Nanostructured MgFe2O4 Thick Film Resistors as Ethanol Gas Sensors Operable at Room Temperature

     S. V. Bangale, S. R. Bamane, pp.176-188

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


19) Growth of Well Aligned Tin Oxide Nanotubes by a Sol-gel Method

     Mario Bianchetti, Marjeta Macek-Krzmanc, Sreko D. Skapin and Noemí E. Walsöe de Reca, pp.189-198

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


20) Recent Advances in Amperometric Acetylcholinesterase Biosensor

     Xia Sun, Chen Zhai, Xiangyou Wang, 199-214

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


21) Stability Evaluation of Protein Coating for Sensing: an Application to Silicon Based Lab-on-chip Device

     Salvatore Petralia and Giorgio Ventimiglia, pp.215-225

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


22) Gold Nanoparticles/Chitosan Dual-Layer Membranes Modified Acetylcholinesterase Biosensor

     Xia Sun, Chen Zhai, Xiangyou Wang, pp.226-234

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


23) Linear Non Iterative Sinusoidal Fitting Algorithm for Microbial Impedance Biosensor

     Marco Grossi, Massimo Lanzoni, Roberto Lazzarini and Bruno Riccò, pp.235-244

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


24) Dielectric Measurement Techniques of Biological Tissue: A Review on Electrodes Perspective

     Ruzairi Abdul Rahim, Zulkarnay Zakaria, Maliki Ibrahim, Muhammad Saiful Badri Mansor, Siti Zarina Mohd. Muji, Nor Muzakkir Nor Ayub, pp.245-253

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


25) Rapid Detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 Using Competitive Exchange of Fluorescent Surrogate Modified Surfaces in Liquid Media

     Michael J. Anderson, Andmorgan R. Fisher, Alex Ly, Evangelyn C. Alocilja and Clint B. Smith, pp.254-262

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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Sensors for Mechatronics

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Wireless Sensor Networks and Energy Efficiency: Protocols, Routing and Management

by Noor Zaman, Khaled Ragab, Azween Bin Abdullah

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Publisher: Elsevier

Hardcover: 322 pages

Pubdate: 31 January 2012

ISBN: 30123914973


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Bullet Sensors Related Events Sponsored by IFSA



I. Image Sensors 2012, Hotel Russell, London, UK, 22-22 March 2012



Dr Eric R. Fossum, inventor of the CMOS active pixel sensor to speak at Image Sensors 2012


London: IntertechPira have announced the agenda for their 5th Annual Image Sensors Conference, bringing together both legendary experts and outstanding newcomers from the imaging world.


Taking place 20–22 March 2012, Hotel Russell, London, the conference will present more than 20 speakers discussing the latest trends and advances. The spectrum of applications covered includes best in class imaging technology from healthcare, aerial, broadcast, mobile communications, automotive, security, defence, space, astronomy and industrial sectors.


Keynote presentations will be delivered by inventor of the CMOS imager Dr Eric R. Fossum, the legendary Dr Nobukazu Teranishi of Panasonic, camera guru Mats Wernersson of Sony Ericsson and NASA’s award-winning Dr Samuel Harvey Moseley.


Dr Fossum will provide the grand keynote on the Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) and a possible paradigm shift for the future. Dr Teranishi will speak on Dark Current and White Blemish, Mats Wernersson will discuss trends and technologies in next generation camera phones, and Dr Moseley will present on high performance imaging detectors for space astrophysics.


Also covered is photogrammetry - Udo Tempelmann, Leica Geosystems will review aerial imaging technologies and markets. In 3D imaging, Softkinetic’s Daniel Van Nieuwenhove will examine trends in gesture recognition technology. Healthcare imaging is featured with comprehensive insight into innovations in medical imaging systems, and Olympus will be presenting on technical aspects of medical endoscopic imaging. Also making an entrance is security - imaging experts Bosch, Sagem and Pelco Schneider have been selected to review this market and its vast potential.


Two directional sectors have been included in this year’s programme which act as beacons for the rest of the imaging world to follow - broadcast and space. Contributions will come from the BBC as well as Japanese Broadcasting Corporation NHK.


Lindsay Grant, Imaging Division Process Manager, STMicroelectronics, will be co-chairing the conference and expressed the following in anticipation of the event: “To have some of the key inventive pillars behind modern imaging technology presenting will make this conference very special for all those attending. IntertechPira’s Image Sensors conferences have grown strongly in recognition and popularity over the years, and for 2012, I expect a lively, constructive mix of strong technical presentations, Q&A and business.”


For more information visit http://www.image-sensors.com






Daniel Trillo

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II. IARIA Sensors Related Conferences:



Net Ware 2012: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/NetWare12.html



1) The 3rd International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications (SENSORDEVICES' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy. Deadline: 5 April 2012



2) The 2nd International Workshop on Sensor Networks for Supply Chain Management (WSNSCM' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy. Deadline: 5 April 2012



3) The 6th International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications (SENSORCOMM' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy. Deadline: 5 April 2012



4) The 5th International Conference on Advances in Circuits, Electronics and Micro-electronics (CENICS' 2012)

    August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy. Deadline: 5 April 2012





Globe Net 2012: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/GlobeNet12.html


1) The 7th International Conference on Systems (ICONS' 2012), topics: System Instrumentation: Metering Embedded Sensors and Smart sensor-based systems;

    Specialized systems: Sensor-based systems,

    February 29 - March 5, 2012 - Saint Gilles, Reunion Island.



2) The 11th International Conference on Networks (ICN' 2012), topic: Sensor Networks,

    February 29 - March 5, 2012 - Saint Gilles, Reunion Island.




BioSciencesWorld 2012: http://www.iaria.org/conferences2012/BioSciencesWorld12.html


1)  The 4th International Conference on Bioinformatics, Biocomputational Systems and Biotechnologies (BIOTECHNO' 2012), topic: Biosensors;

    25-29 March 2012, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.



2) The 3rd International Conference on Bioenvironment, Biodiversity and Renewable Energies (BIONATURE' 2012),

    25-29 March 2012, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles.


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III. Sensors Expo & Conference, Conference & Expo: June 6-7, 2012


Pre-Conference: June 5, 2012
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL


Sensors Expo & Conference is the only industry event in North America exclusively focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems, providing over 25 years of technical innovation and thought leadership! The conference program is dedicated to exploring the most up-to-date innovations in sensor technology, including MEMS, Energy Harvesting, Wireless Sensor Data & Networks, Measurement & Detection, and more. Sensors Expo & Conference identifies cutting-edge trends, explores them in an information-packed conference program and reflects those trends throughout the exhibit floor with new product announcements, key technology-focused areas, such as Energy Harvesting, MEMS and Wireless, and a showcase of hundreds of products and services. Visit www.sensorsexpo.com for the latest information. Special offer for Subscribers: register using code A307H for special savings today !




CENICS' 2012




IV. Digital & Intelligent Sensors and Sensor Systems Design,

     2-day Advanced Engineering Course, 17-18 May 2012, Barcelona, Spain




     Deadline for Registration: 30 April 2012


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