Special Session on «SmartSensors»

  • The term Sensor was widely used from the mid-1970s. Previously, it has been existed as the word detector (detector) rather thanthe sensor, and utilized in various electric circuits or control devices. In the past, detector’ stayed at a level that only ‘sense’ a specific substance, but “sensor ” is very different in naturein that they delivers a sensing signal to the central processing unit which may make a certain judgment. The English word ‘SMART’, in the sense of’clever’, ‘wise’, has been usedforintelligentequipment or robots, but now being used even in sensors along withrecent advancesin micro-sensor technology and as the semiconductor IC technology becomes common. Smart sensor means ‘clever sensor’, i.e. the intelligent sensor. The rapid development of the conventional micro-machining techniques since 1980s allowed the realization of micro-sensors by replacing old large and heavy assembled sensors with ICs on a small silicon semiconductor substrate. Since the sensors tends to be implemented on a silicon substrate, it is possible for them to be manufactured in conjunction with semiconductor circuits such as amplification circuits, analog to digital converters, digital to analog converters, microcontrollers, etc. These sensorscan be termed as ‘micro smart sensor’in separation withthe existingintelligent sensors, but, usually reduces to call it “smart sensor”. In addition, the smart sensors are the technology that combines micro- sensors with VLSI technology, which combines the excellent data processing capability, judgment function, memory function, communication function, etc.of the computer, so that it has a number of advantages overthe conventional sensor. In recent years, smart sensors are doing pivotal role in obtaining necessary information over the time and space in conjunction with network computing technology and make various devices to function on their own. The intelligence of these sensors widens the application areabeyond the traditional limit such as smart home systems, remote health care systems, large-scale environmental monitoring systems etc.

    The goal of this Special Session on Smart Sensors is to provide a high-level international forum where people active in this exciting and timely topic can exchange ideas and get together in a much focused single-track meeting, in an atmosphere fostering discussion and the development of ideas for future collaboration. At the same time, the intent of the organizers is to bring Smart Sensor research issues to the attention of a very lively and reactive local research community, to get more people involved in international cooperation in the field.

    The session will host both invited and contributed papers covering, but not limited to, the following aspects:

    • Smart brain sensor network, Smart sensor system components
    • Low power sensor elements
    • Battery or energy harvesting
    • Low power wireless transceivers
    • Low power wireless commutation technologies
    • Smart sensor for brains
    • Smart sensor for environment monitoring
    • Smart sensor for structure monitoring
    • Smart sensor for motion detection
    • Low power smart camera sensor
    • Smart sensor for health
    • Smart sensor for home automation
    • Smart sensor for remote health care
    • Smart sensor for geological mapping

    Session Organizers

    • Sang-Gug Lee, KAIST, South Korea
    • Chong-Min Kyong, KAIST, South Korea
    • Vo Le Cuong, HUST, Vietnam
    • Yun SeongEo,KwangWoon Univ. Korea
    • Hyung-Chul Park, Seoul Tech, Korea
    • Dong S. Ha, Virginia Tech, USA


    All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Microsoft Word (DOC) or Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online here. All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template, which can be downloaded by clicking here.


    All accepted papers will be published in the ICCE 2014 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®. The proceedings of ICCE series is indexed by SCOPUS and listed in Conference Proceeding Citation Index (CPCI) of Thomson Reuters.

    Important Dates

    • Extended hard submission deadline: February 17th, 2014 February 28th, 2014
    • Acceptance notification: April 30th, 2014
    • Registration and camera-ready version: May 15th, 2014
    • Conference date: July 30th – August 1st, 2014

    Contact: secretariat@hut-icce.org