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Sensing for Smart Anything Everywhere: Materials, Technologies, Applications

June 25, 2016 June 29, 2016 CEST


Joint Event on Sensing for Smart Anything Everywhere: Materials, Technologies, Applications

25-29 June 2016 – Otranto (Lecce), Italy

Following the interest and the success of 2015 edition of MiNaB-ICT (Micro-Nano-Bio-ICT convergence), in 2016 a Joint event with The International Society on Olfaction and Chemical Sensing (ISOCS) will be organised, focussing the attention on Sensing for the emerging world of “Smart Anything Everywhere”. In this context, Sensors and Smart Systems devices that provide particular intelligent functionality by combining micro/nanoelectronic components with physical, chemical, and biological sensors and actuators on fully integrated systems, will catalyse increasing technology development for a broad range of powerful applications addressing societal challenges.
These rapid technological developments have contributed to the growth in many areas of the research (health, food, environment, etc.) where they can bring significant impact. Moreover, the inclusion of sensors on smart systems that combine many functionalities with the ubiquitously sharing of information through networks is also receiving particular attention. However, in order to take full advantage of current technologies, greater effort is needed to improve the link between Sensors & Smart Systems in a new concepts of Information Communication Technology. The full integration with ICT data processing to be combined with sensing, reasoning, actuating and communication and will allow analysis of complex situations, to take autonomous decisions, to interact with the environment and with other “intelligent” systems.

The event will consist of a Scientific Workshop in the days 27-29 June and a Tutorial Course in the days 25-26 June.
The objective of the workshop is twofold: a) to share the progress in the field and b) to identify the technological orientation and future challenges, offered by the connection between Sensors and ICT technologies, looking at the world of “Smart Anything Everywhere”, starting from basic materials and technologies for sensors and looking towards integration and applications. The involvement of representatives of key research disciplines will offer a podium to enable community building and networking, the sharing of progress in materials, technology and application development, and the identification of common interests.
The distance to market, the translation of a technology success into a market success, and how it is reflected on the Horizon 2020 programs and opportunities will be discussed in a specific session of the workshop.


Subject matters of the workshop will include but will be not limited to:

  • New materials and advanced technologies for physical/chemical/bio-sensors and Smart Systems Integration
  • New Sensing and Transduction Methodologies and Devices
  • Bio-electronics and Bio-photonics
  • Micro & nano actuation
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Lab-on-a-chip & Micro-Nano-fluidics
  • Bio-inspired electronics and neural system architectures
  • Bio-signals processing
  • Wearable and implantable sensors and devices and other miniaturized systems interacting with the human body
  • Printed, flexible, biodegradable and biocompatible electronics
  • Sensors for Smart Objects & Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Sensor networks and UAVs based remote sensing
  • Next Generation Communication Networks
  • Information management system and mobile service technology
  • Large data set management
  • Devices and Technologies for Smart Living
  • Application in: Health, Food, Security, Aerospace, Automotive, Ambient Assisted Living,
  • Environment, Domotics and Smart Home, Smart Cities and Communities, etc.

The workshop is organized around oral and poster sessions, and plenary/thematic discussions.


Image Gallery: ISOCS MiNaB-ICT Otranto 2016 – ISOCS (olfactionsociety.org)

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Check the presentations from the event (available only for members): ISOCS & MiNaB-ICT Materials

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Otranto, Italy