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Announcing MARSS 2018

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

The third International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 04-08 July 2018 in Nagoya, Japan http://marss-conference.org. General Chair: Fumihito Arai (JP), Program Chairs: Dan Popa (US), Metin Sitti (DE), and Xianmin Zhang (CN). This recently-established annual conference is managed by a high-level Steering Committee and technically supported by IEEE-RAS and IEEE-NTC. The Steering Committee has the ambition to develop MARSS to the flagship event for cross-disciplinary R&D communities to discuss current activities in all areas related to manipulation and automation (including measurement and characterization) at micro & nano scales, and in all kinds of small scale robots and their applications.

We cordially invite you to attend and contribute to the conference http://marss-conference.org/download/MARSS2018_Call-for-Papers.pdf. The conference offers 5-6 keynote talks, about 16-18 plenary talks, and parallel sessions (oral presentations only). Full or short papers on MARSS-related topics are invited, see details at http://marss-conference.org/submission/paper-submission. All presented full papers following IEEE format will be included into IEEE Xplore and indexed by Ei. Selected full papers will be recommended to J. of Micro-Bio Robotics (Springer), and other renowned Journals for publication of Special Issues. The conference also features an on-site exhibition.

Please consider organizing a Special Session at MARSS2018. You may check http://marss-conference.org/submission/special-session-proposal for details. Every Special session organizer (at least 5 registered presentations required) will benefit from an appreciation allowance.

Submission of full or short papers:              February 1, 2018
Special session proposals:                          February 1, 2018

You are kindly requested to disseminate information on MARSS2018 in your professional networks.

We look forward to meeting you in Nagoya!

On behalf of MARSS Steering Committee,
Best regards / Sergej Fatikow

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IEEE-NANOMED 2017: Confirmed Speakers and Call for Late-News-Abstracts

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The 11th IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED 2017) will be held at the Shenzhen Virtual University Park, from December 1-4, 2017. IEEE-NANOMED is one of the premier annual events organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, and is the conference where practitioners will see nano/molecular medicine and engineering at work in both their own and related fields, from essential and advanced scientific and engineering research and theory to translational and clinical research.

We are now calling for late-news-abstract submissions, which will be due on October 31, 2017 (PST).  Each abstract should be 2 pages, following standard IEEE conference paper format. To submit your abstract, please visit the following site:

http://www.ieee-nanomed.org/2017/submission-for-review/

If your abstract is accepted (notification of acceptance will be sent by November 7, 2017), and you wish to submit a full paper (4 to 6 pages) for inclusion in the IEEE Explore Database, you will need to submit a final version of your paper by January 31, 2018.

For this year’s conference, we have already confirmed 9 Plenary Speakers, 4 keynote speakers, and close to 50 special invited speakers to give present their latest research results related to nano/molecular medicine, bioMEMS, and bio-nanotechnology. The list of confirmed Plenary Speaker is shown below. Please visit the conference website for details related to the conference:

http://www.ieee-nanomed.org/2017/

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NASA Research Announcement – Physical Sciences Informatics

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

NASA Research Announcement: Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System Appendix D Released

NASA has released the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix D,” which solicits ground-based research proposals to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system (http://psi.nasa.gov). This online database provides investigators access to the raw and processed experimental data from physical science reduced-gravity flight experiments conducted on the International Space Station, Space Shuttle flights, and Free-flyers, or from related ground-based studies.

The current call for proposals solicits proposals in the five research areas – Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics and Materials Science – for which eligible experimental data will be available in the PSI by the proposal due date of December 15, 2017. At the time of the release of PSI NRA Appendix D, 50 investigations are eligible for this NRA. Anticipated award amounts, eligibility requirements, and further instructions for both types of investigators are provided in the solicitation document, which is available at http://tinyurl.com/NASA-17PSI-D.

Notices of Intent for Appendix D are due on October 31, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically via NSPIRES (http://nspires.nasaprs.com/). Proposals are due on December 15, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically by an authorized official of the proposing organization using either NSPIRES (http://nspires.nasaprs.com/) or Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov).

NASA plans to conduct a proposers’ conference via WebEx on October 17, 2017. Prospective proposers are advised to monitor the solicitation webpage for further information on the conference, including instructions on how to submit your questions about the PSI or the NRA.

 

IEEE-NEMS 2018 Call for Papers

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

IEEE-NEMS 2018
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Singapore, April 22-26, 2018
http://ieee-nems2018.org/

Conference Scope

  • Nano Energy, Micro Energy Harvesting, Energy Materials
  • Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (M/NEMS)
  • Nanoscale Robotics, Assembly, and Automation
  • Flexible/Soft materials, Sensors and Actuators
  • Micro/Nanotechnology in Neural Prostheses
  • Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
  • Micro/Nano Lens and Nanoscale Imaging
  • Micro/Nano/Molecular Fabrication
  • Nanophotonics and Microoptics
  • Plasmonic and Metamaterials
  • Nanobiology/Nanomedicine
  • Micro/Nano Mechanics
  • Micro/Nano Fluidics
  • 2D/Nanomaterials

Important Dates

2-page abstract submission:  Nov. 15, 2017
Acceptance Notification:  Dec 15, 2017
Final Full Paper Submission:  Jan 15, 2018
Early Bird Registration:  Jan 2018

Submissions: http://ieee-nems2018.org/

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Announcing IEEE NANO 2018

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Save the Date | IEEE NANO 2018 | Cork, Ireland |23-26 July 2018

The 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology comes to Cork, Ireland from 23 to 26 July 2018. In addition to the traditional IEEE NANO session topics, the thematic focus for this year’s event is Nano-Enabled Smart Things, including topics such as:

  • Nanosensors & Nanoactuators
  • Nanoenergy for Smart Things
  • Nanoelectronics (Emerging Research Materials, Devices & Architectures)
  • Nanofabrication & Assembly
  • Nano Life Sciences

Confirmed plenary speakers already include:

  • Prof. John A. Rogers, Northwestern University, and
  • Prof. Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Visit www.ieeenano18.org to register your interest.

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IEEE International Workshop on Nanotechnology for Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Program Committee, we are glad to inform you that the following topical lectures will be offered on September 22 and 23 during the IEEE International Workshop on Nanotechnology for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IEEE-NRIS 2017), which will be held at the Northeastern University at Qinhuangdao, in Hebei, China, from September 21-24, 2017:

  • Light-controlled Cellular Surgery
  • Industrial Robotics at Nanoscale
  • Physical Human-Robot Interaction and Its Application to Assistive Robot Systems
  • Screening of Affinity Reagents on Integrated Microfluidic Systems and Their Applications for Fast Diagnosis
  • Multidimensional Cellular Analysis from 1D to 3DEnabled by Robotic Micro/Nano Manipulation
  • Nanoparticle Film Sensors for ElectronicsPackaging Reliability
  • Bridging Biological Neural System and Machine
  • Programmable Molecular/Nanoscale Building Blocks and Development Strategies for Real-Time, in Vivo Molecular/Nano Sensors
  • Spherical Robot Based on a Holonomic Mobile Platform

We now encourage students and researchers interested in Nanotechnology, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems, especially in the cross-disciplinary research between these fields to register and attend the workshop.  Detailed registration information can be found at the workshop website: http://www.ieee-nris.org/2017/

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New IEEE Author Center

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

IEEE has revised and updated their information for authors pages and created the IEEE Author Center.

The IEEE Author Center is a standalone site for journal authors that provides a one-stop shop to learn about publishing with IEEE.  This comprehensive source of up-to-date content is written from the author’s perspective in simple, engaging language and is easily viewed in mobile.  The content is organized to follow the author’s path through the publishing process, from writing the article through to post-publication.

The IEEE Author Center will replace existing content on ieee.org as of 31-Aug-17.

IEEE Author Center Common Pages

 

IEEE NTC Elects 2018 Officers

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Meeting held July 25 in Pittsburgh in conjunction with its 2017 International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO).

Representatives of the twenty-two IEEE Societies who are Council members gather annually to conduct Council business and elect officers. This year two positions were up for election: Vice-President for Technical Activities 2018-19 and Vice-President for Publications for 2018-19.

Michel Frechette of the Hydro-Québec (Canada)Research Institute (IREQ) and Associate Professor at École de technologie Supérieure (ETS) in Montreal was elected as Vice-President for Technical Activities.

Frechette has been active in research for the last 40 years, practicing an applied basic approach at IREQ and collaborating with various international bodies and universities. For numerous years, he has been an Associate Professor at École de technologie Supérieure (ETS) in Montreal. For the past 10 years, his major scientific contributions were to the field of nanodielectrics and high-voltage applications.

 

Prof. Jin-Woo Kim, Director of the Bio/Nano Technology Group in the Institute for Nanoscience & Engineering at the University of Arkansas, USA was elected as Vice-President for Publications.

Kim is past editor-in-chief of ENANO and is a long time member of the Conference Steering Committee for the IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED).

Both positions are effective as of January 1, 2018.

 

Request for Proposals NTC 2018 Summer School

Monday, August 14th, 2017

 

Request for proposals for the 2018 IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology

Download the full RFP here.

 

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is requesting proposals for its Third Summer School in 2018.

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2017 Awards Ceremony

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2017 Awards Ceremony was held in conjunction with the IEEE NANO 2017 banquet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) on July 27.

The Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology recipient was Paras N. Prasad, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Medicine and Electrical Engineering, at the University at Buffalo (NY). The Early Career Award in Nanotechnology recipient was Professor Duygu Kuzum of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. The Distinguished Service Award recipient was Dominic Massetti of OmniVision Technologies, Inc., Seal Beach, CA.

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