Short Course Summer 2021


ISOCS Short Course Summer 2021
Smelling COVIC-19: Biomarkers, Olfaction and a Pandemic Agent

26 -28 May 2021

Develop your knowledge of machine and canine olfaction and its application to breath analysis for the diagnosis of Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting human health and societies at an unprecedented scale. Success in controlling the pandemic and reducing its impact is strongly dependent on fast and low cost screening techniques. Olfaction may play a significant role through exploiting mammals (canine) olfaction sense and their artificial counterpart.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (All day) - Friday, May 28, 2021 (All day)

ISOCS Winter Course 2020

ISOCS-SENSOFT-VOGAS Winter Short Course 2020

27 -31 January 2020 - See - Paznaun - Austria


The Short Course will cover fundamental concepts and practical aspects of chemical sensors systems with emphasis on materials and technology. Demonstrations of chemical sensors systems will deliver hands on experience.

Monday, January 27, 2020 (All day) - Friday, January 31, 2020 (All day)

Joint Training School on Chemical Sensors, Biosensors and Biochips


22 - 26 September 2019 - Center Le Lazaret, Sète, France

This training will present the multidisciplinary bases (recognition, transduction, micronanotechnologies, information processing) necessary for the design and use of chemical sensors, biosensors and biochips as well as their applications.


  • Materials & Technologies for Chemical Sensing:
    Adsorption on solids, Sensors on plastic and polymers, Micro-nano technologies for gas sensors, Biosensors and bio-electrochemistry, Piezo-electrical properties, Metal oxide heterostructures, Optical technologies for biosensors, Low dimensional nanomaterials, Porous Solids
  • Systems Integration & Applications:
    Multifunctional micro- and nanosystems, Multivariate data analysis and pattern recognition, New Generation of Sensors in Automotive, Energy harvesting & power supply, Lab on Chip for Biomedical Applications, Advancements in miniaturized breathalyzers, Chemical Sensors for Non-invasive Diagnosis

For more information go to

To register, please contact Véronique LHEUREUX

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 09:00 - Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 18:00

Introduction to Deep Learning Short Course

Presented By: Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics Laboratory

Florida Atlantic University

13 - 16 August 2019 - Boca Raton, FL, USA

This course is designed for those with no prior knowledge of deep learning of programming in general. The course will cover the conceptual background to this powerful AI that is driving cars, diagnosing cancer, and teaching us about our own intelligence. In addition to lectures and coding demonstrations, participants will work hands-on with data alongside the lab's researchers.

For more information and to register, see

Pricing and Registration:

The organizers offer $200 USD off using the coupon code "ISOCS" at registration.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 (All day) - Friday, August 16, 2019 (All day)

Breath Samples Analysis and Advanced Dynamic Operation of Chemical Sensors

ISOCS Short Course Winter 2018

in collaboration with EU projects SniffPhone and TropSense

10 - 13 January - Kühtai - Austria


Develop your knowledge of breath analysis and chemical sensors at the ISOCS Short Course in Kühtai, Austria!

This short course will cover topics including:

  • Fundamentals of chemical sensor arrays
  • Dynamic operation of chemical sensors
  • External modulation of chemical sensors
  • Analytical equipment for breath analysis
  • Breath sampling methods

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 17:00 - Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 14:00


ISOCS-SNIFFPHONE Winter Short Course 2017

5 -10 March 2017 - Ponte di Legno - Brescia - Italy


 The Short Course explores the area of chemical sensing of breath analysis and its applications. We have put together an exciting program that will provide attendees with both theoretical background and practical experience. Topics will be delivered by lectures, exercises, discussion and laboratory demonstration sessions.

Registration is closed.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 (All day) - Friday, March 10, 2017 (All day)

Short Course Penang 2015

Chemical Sensing: Fundamentals, Current Technologies and Applications

19-21 November 2015 - Penang, Malaysia

Develop your knowledge on chemical sensors systems and applications at the ISOCS Short Course in Penang, Malaysia.

The venue is the COPTHORNE ORCHID HOTEL on the Island Penang in Malaysia, located at the popular Tanjung Bungah (Flower Cape) beach and near to the magnificient city of Georgetown. The course fee is 350 €. Hotel accommodation including all meals is RM 220 (aprox. 44€) per person and night in a single room or  RM 160 (aprox. 32€) in a shared double room. Students will receive free ISOCS membership for 2016. Accompanying persons are also welcome.


Registration is open:

Please register here:  Short Course Penang 2015 Registration
Thursday, November 19, 2015 (All day) - Saturday, November 21, 2015 (All day)

ISOCS Short Course Winter 2015

Electronic Noses and their Panorama of Sensors

8-13 March 2015 - Ponte di Legno - Brescia,Italy

Develop your knowledge on chemical sensors systems and applications at the ISOCS Short Course in Ponte di Legno, Italy.

The venue is Ponte di Legno/Tonale close to the ski slopes, offering a close access to many famous ski resorts. The price (700 €) includes all accommodation (shared double room) and meals. Students will receive free ISOCS membership for 2015.


Registration is closed!

Download the new flyer with Information on Accommondation and Directions:  Flyer ICOCS Short Winter School 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 10:00 - Friday, March 13, 2015 - 15:00

ISOCS Short Course Winter 2014

Reactivity of solids, Kinetics, Catalysis, Definitions and Applications of Chemical Sensors

9-14 February 2014 - Les Houches - Chamonix Valley, France

Develop your knowledge on chemical sensors systems and applications at the ISOCS Short Course in Les Houches (Chamonix Valley), France.

The venue is the Ecole de Physique des Houches, located closed to the ski slopes, and in the valley of Chamonix offering a closed access to many famous ski resorts. The price (795 €) includes all accommodation (single room) and meals. Students will receive free ISOCS membership for 2014.

Les Houches is a village located in Chamonix valley, in the French Alps. Established in 1951, the Physics School is situated at 1150 m above sea level in natural surroundings, with breathtaking views on the Mont-Blanc mountain range.
Les Houches Physics School is affiliated with Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble I (UJF) and is funded by the UJF, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the Direction des Sciences de la Matière of Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA/DSM).

Registration is closed!

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 10:00 - Friday, February 14, 2014 - 15:00

International School of Physics and Technology of Matter

Towards new frontiers of Smart Sensing and Integration: Materials, Technologies and Applications


Sunday, September 15, 2013 (All day) - Saturday, September 21, 2013 (All day)
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