Sensors and sensing systems are very important for measurement science and technology. In the last several years, considerable effort around the world has been devoted to a wide range of sensors from nano-scale sensors to sensor networks. Collectively, these vast and multidisciplinary efforts are developing important technological roadmaps to futuristic sensors with new modalities. Significantly, they provide enhanced effectiveness and integrated functionality (data processing, computation and communications) which properly organised will have important relevance to life science and security applications - e.g. the sensing and monitoring of chemical, biological, radiological and explosive threats.
It is intended that this special issue of the international journal Measurement Science and Technology will showcase some state-of-the-art sensor and sensing systems in new and emerging application areas. This special issue seeks contributions from around the world. Speakers from IEEE ICNSC 2007 relevant to this topic are encouraged to submit full papers. Some papers will also be sought from additional sources.
All papers will undergo the standard peer review process. For paper preparation and submission, please follow the guidelines in the Information for Authors section at http://www.iop.org/EJ/journal/-page=extra.2/MST.
When submitting your paper, please indicate that the paper is intended for the Special Feature on Sensors and Sensing Systems by stating this in the Special Issue Details box on the web submission form or in the subject line of your e-mail.
Please submit your paper to MST ideally via the web by the deadline below.
Manuscript Submission: May 31st, 2007
Acceptance deadline for all papers: 5th November 2007
Tentative publication date: February 2008 (online in January 2008).
Professor of Instrumentation, DSc, CPhys, CEng, FInstP, FInstNDT.
Centre for Instrumentation and Analytical Science, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, Faraday Tower, PO Box 88, University of Manchester, Manchester, M60 1QD.
Phone: +44 (0)161 306 4886
Prof. Gui Yun Tian DSc, SMIEEE, FIET, FInstNDT
Chair of Sensor Technologies
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Merz Court,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle, NE1 7RU, UK
Telephone: +44 191 222 5638 (office)
Published: 18th May 2007