CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: SENSORS EXPO AND CONFERENCE 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JANUARY 12, 2017

SENSORS EXPO AND CONFERENCE 2017

PRE-CONFERENCE ALL-DAY WORKSHOP

MCENERY CONVENTION CENTER

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA …JUNE 27, 2017

9:00 A.M. -5:00 P.M.

PRINTED/FLEXIBLE/STRETCHABLE AND FUNCTIONAL FABRIC SENSORS FOR IOT AND WEARABLES:  TECHNOLOGIES and APPLICATIONS

SESSION CHAIRMAN AND ORGANIZER:

ROGER H. GRACE, ROGER GRACE ASSOCIATES ([email protected])

INTRODUCTION

In recent years, there has been an exponential growth in the field of flexible, printed and organic large-area electronics and sensors. These new printed electronics and sensors are fabricated on flexible substrates, which offer advantages such as mechanical flexibility, light weight and low profile. The use of flexible substrates enables low cost high-speed manufacturing of devices over large areas using printing technologies in a Roll-to-Roll production line.  Targeted applications include wearables, environmental monitoring and eHealth.   The availability of sensors that can take the shape of their imposed working environment has existed for quite some time with the earliest being for aerospace applications.   With the recent popularity of the Internet of Things (IoT) and especially “wearables”…the need for single or multiple sensors per system that are small, lightweight and low- power consuming that also can conform to the shape of the environment, especially in apparel,  in which they must operate in is becoming essential.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded $75M to FlexTech Alliance to establish and manage a San Jose-based hub and node approach to create a Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE MII).  Additionally, the recent award of $75M, again by the US DoD, with $250M in matching grants from industry, governments and academia for the creation of a research and development consortia headed by MIT for the development of ”Functional Fabrics” has validated the potential of this technology to create “smart fabrics” for consumer and military wearable applications.

THE WORKSHOP

This one-day workshop aims to bring together experts and leaders in this field to the heart of Silicon Valley. The workshop venue will consists of presentations on the topics of printed/flexible/stretchable/functional fabric sensors and accompanying electronics and the applications that they are currently enabling as well as their future application opportunities.   

The speakers will present several of the more interesting printed/flexible/stretchable and functional fabric sensor technologies and their applications currently under development and in production in the commercial sector as well those under development in the leading research universities and research labs around the world.   In addition to these sensors, we will address the challenges of their integration with other functional element of basic Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable applications.   We will also address the manufacturing issues to create these heterogeneous and hybrid solutions from both a batch mode and continuous process.  Finally, barriers to the successful commercialization of these sensors and recommended strategies for market success will be presented.

TOPICS

Sensor technologies         Applications       Computer modeling     Packaging and interconnects                     

Sensor-based systems    Materials             Integration issues          Manufacturing processes                                                        

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Please submit abstracts of between 150 and 250 words in length in addition to a speaker’s bio of no greater than 150 words and a “head and shoulders” photo as individual attached pdf documents to the session organizer at [email protected]Deadline for the receipt of abstracts is January 12, 2017.

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration fee for presenters at the workshop is complimentary and is applicable to attend any and all of the sessions of the technical conference as well as the technical exhibition.  Additionally, you are welcome to extend a special “friends and family” discount to your colleagues if they are interested in attending the pre-con as well as other technical sessions and the technical exhibition.   Please use the discount code: RGRACE.

SENSORS EXPO

Sensors Expo & Conference is North America’s premier event focused exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems and is widely known as the world’s largest and most important gathering of engineers involved in sensor systems. The conference program is dedicated to exploring the most up-to-date innovations in sensor technology in tracks including emerging technologies, energy harvesting/power management, flexible and wearables, IoT & wireless, measurement & detection, MEMS & sensors, novel sensor applications, optical sensing & detection, sensor data, and embedded systems design. Sensors Expo & Conference identifies cutting-edge trends, explores them in an information-packed conference program and reflects those trends throughout the exhibit floor with 300+ exhibitors, new product announcements, hands-on workshops, application presentations, technology focused tours and a showcase of hundreds of products and services.

In its 32nd year, Sensors Expo will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in downtown San Jose from June 27-29, 2017. The 2017 event expects an attendance of over 6,000 engineering professionals who will have the opportunity to visit over 300 exhibitors, attend five all-day pre-conference sessions, and over 65 technical sessions.  For more information, please visit www.sensorsexpo.com.

Editor’s Note: Editors are invited to attend Sensors Expo 2017 free of charge. Please visit https://www.xpressreg.net/media/start.php?sc=SENS0617 to apply for a press badge. A detailed agenda of the session as well as abstracts, bios and photos of the presenters will be available after February 1, 2017 at www.sensorsexpo.com.

 

 

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