message from the chairs

On behalf of the Organizing committee of the 14th IEEE SENSORS Conference, it is a great honor and pleasure to welcome you to South Korea and to Busan the 2nd largest city and the #1 trading port. For the conference venue we have selected BEXCO, a world class conference & exhibition center.  

IEEE SENSORS 2015 is honored to have as a technical co-sponsor the Korean Sensor Society, under the leadership of Shinwon Kang. The Korean Sensor Society partnership came from KSS submitting a bid package in 2012 to the IEEE Sensors Council for the 2015 SENSORS conference. The selection of KSS and Busan South Korea started a long partnership whose highlight is the IEEE 2015 SENSORS conference.

The Korean Sensors Society, is a non-profit, non-political, and learned society in the ROK with a 24 year history that supports scientific activities in sensor- and actuator-related sciences including readout and control circuit technologies. The Korean Sensors Society supports a nation-wide annual conference and symposium, and publishes Journal of Sensor Science and Technology published in Korean and English, respectively.

2015 is a year of 1st for SENSORS, we now have a full day Industry program organized by Industry committee chairs Chae Deok Lee and Sri Chandra. A new addition is live demonstrations under the leadership of Sandro Carrara.  Organizing committee chair Seok Jin Yoon and Local chair Wan-Young Chung have put together optional technical tours on Thursday.   Social media communications using Twitter twitter.com/SensorsCouncil and Facebook facebook.com/IEEESensorsCouncil with social media chair Frederick Livingston. 

Our Young Professionals Chair, Sinead O’Keefe will be hosting a Young Professionals reception on Monday afternoon. If you are within 10 years of your first degree please join her for this networking event.

The success of a conference depends not only on the technical program but also on the social program.  The highlights of this year’s social program will be the welcome reception at the Paradise hotel on the beautiful Haeundae Beach.  The BEXCO Center was chosen for the exceptional banquet facilities accommodating the large number of dinner guests, and the live entertainment stage and sound equipment. Banquet entertainment includes a local mix of three Korean performances; Lion Dance, Korean traditional performance with 4 different musical instruments and also mixture of Korean traditional songs and dance with b-boying. In addition to the lively entertainment, a short ceremony awards will be presented for the 2015 SENSORS best student paper contest, and the IEEE Sensors Council awards, Best Journal paper, Technical Achievement award and Meritorious Service awards.

IEEE has more than 426,000 members in more than 160 countries worldwide, more than 117,000 student members.  IEEE has 39 societies and six technical councils representing the wide range of IEEE Technical interests.  IEEE SENSORS conference is sponsored by the IEEE Sensors Council which has 25 member IEEE Societies. The Council is a multidisciplinary technical area of mutual interest, primarily through conferences and publications. 

The success of IEEE SENSORS 2015 is due to the dedication of more than 270 volunteers.  The Technical Program Committee (TPC) alone consisted of 220 volunteers.

Thanks to all the volunteers who contributed.  The technical core of the conference excels because of the authors who are sharing their technical research and knowledge with the professional community.  Our Technical Program Chairs: Srinivas Tadigadapa and Junghoon Lee.  Our special thanks to all the 26 track chairs, Svetlana Tatic-Lucic, Lehigh University, Michael Vellekoop, University of Bremen, Sang-Seok Lee, Tottori University, Massood Zandi Atashbar, Western Michigan University, Inkyu Park, KAIST, John K. Atkinson, University of Southampton, Paddy French, Delft University of Technology, Junghoon Lee, Seoul National University, John X.J. Zhang, Dartmouth College, Ignacio R. Matias, Public University of Navarra, Jung Bong Lee, The University of Texas at Dallas, Rihito Kuroda, Tohoku University, Euisik Yoon, University of Michigan, Pavel Ripka, Czech Technical University, Koichi Awazu, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Hyo-Jin Nam, LG Electronics, Oliver Paul, IMTEK, University of Freiburg, Tony Jun Huang, The Pennsylvania State University, Ryutaro Maeda, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Roozbeh Jafari, University of Texas at Dallas, Gijs Krijnen, University of Twente, David A. Horsley, UC Davis, Michael S.-C. Lu, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Lina Sarro, Delft University of Technology, Zhihong Li, Peking University, Kenichi Takahata, University of British Columbia.

The technical community and organizational success was only achieved with the volunteer skills of the Tutorial Chair Anna Grazia Mignani and John Atkinson; Special Session Co-Chairs Darrin Young and Sangmin Jeon; Publicity Co-Chairs Eddie Grant and Shin Hur; Exhibits Co-Chairs Chong-Yun Kang and Stephen Bart;  Best Paper Award Chair Ignacio Matias, John Atkinson who supported both the Student papers awards & Tutorials.; Conference Treasurer Eddie Grant, Local Treasurer Jinwon Choi,  Conference Secretary Sung Jae Kim, Publications co-chairs Hyung Gi Byun and Mike McShane and  Fundraising chairs, Hyo-durk Park and Ilhyun Choi.

We wish to recognize and thank our Keynote Speakers:  Dr. Suntae Jung of Samsung Electronics, Korea; Prof. Uwe D. Hanebeck of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; Prof. Andrew Cleland of University of Chicago, USA; whose participation in this conference is invaluable.  We appreciate their expertise and willingness to share their time with us in Busan.

We also wish to thank the professional conference organizers of Conference Catalysts, LLC, under the leadership of Chris Dyer.  Lauren Pasquarelli is our Conference Catalysts lead for this conference, so anyone involved knows how determined & focused she was keeping this conference on schedule and within budget. 

IEEE SENSORS is the flagship conference of the IEEE Sensors Council. The international location rotates geographically on a three year cycle; 1. Asia/Pacific, 2. Americas, 3. Europe/Africa.  Next year, IEEE SENSORS will be held in Orlando, FL, USA, 3 to 6 November 2016.  In 2017, IEEE SENSORS in Glasgow Scotland. 

We hope to see you in Orlando & Glasgow!

Kukjin Chun
General Co-Chair

Christina Schober
General Co-Chair

Srinivas Tadigadapa
Technical Program Chair

Junghoon Lee
Technical Program Chair