Conference Announcements

  1. 50th MMM San Jose, California, Oct. 30-Nov.3, 2005.
  2. IEEE SENSORS 2005, Irvine, California, Oct. 31-Nov.3, 2005.
  3. ICST’05 Int. Con. on Sensing Technology, Palmerston, New Zeeland, November 21-23, 2005
  4. LAW3M05 Seventh Latin-American Workshop on Magnetism Magnetic Materials and their Applications, Reñaca, Chile, December 11-15, 2005
  5. INTERMAG 2006
  6. 6th International Conference on the Scientific and Clinical Applications of Magnetic Carriers, Krems, Austria, May 17 – 20, 2006


Conference announcement 1

Further information at:





  Conference announcement 2

Hyatt Regency Irvine
Irvine, California
Oct. 31st - Nov. 3rd , 2005

Organized by the IEEE Sensors Council
General Chair
Andrei Shkel, University of California, Irvine, USA

The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, within 15 minutes of Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm, South Coast Plaza Mall, Fashion Island, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Oak Creek and Pelican Hill Golf Courses, Edison Field (Anaheim Angels) and Arrowhead Pond (Anaheim Mighty Ducks).

 Orange County Attractions:
Abstract Submission Deadline April 20, 2005

 Topics of Interest:

1. Sensors Phenomena and Modeling (theory, characterization, CAD modeling, and testing of sensors)
2. Sensor and Actuator Systems (sensor electronics, actuator systems, sensor-actuator systems, multiple-sensor systems, intelligent sensing, sensor arrays, “electronic nose” technology, sensor buses, sensor networks, voting systems, telemetering, internet-based and other remote data acquisition, and control of sensors)
3. Chemical and Gas Sensors (devices, materials, and technology)
4. Biosensors (sensor arrays, lab-on chip, online monitoring, process control, test kits, materials, and technology)
5. Optical Sensors (radiation sensors, optoelectronic/photonic sensors, and fibers)
6. Mechanical sensors (inertial, pressure, and tactile)
7. Physical Sensors (thermal, magnetic, and mass-sensitive devices)
8. Applications (automotive, medical, environmental monitoring, consumer, alarm and security, military, nautical, aeronautical and space sensor systems, robotics, and automation)






Conference announcement 3


ICST 2005 is intended to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the area of sensing technology. ICST 2005 will include keynote addresses by eminent scientists as well as special, regular and poster sessions. All papers will be peer reviewed on the basis of a full length manuscript and acceptance will be based on quality, originality and relevance. The review process will be double blind and author details will not be divulged to the reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Topics will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Vision Sensing
    • Sensors Signal Processing
    • Sensors and Actuators
    • Sensors Phenomena and Modelling
    • Sensors Characterization
    • Smart Sensors and Sensor Fusion
    • Electromagnetics Sensors
    • Chemical and Gas Sensors
    • Physical Sensors
    • Electronic Nose Technology
    • Biological Sensors
    • Electro-optic Sensors and Systems
    • Mechanical sensors (inertial, pressure, and tactile)
    • Nano Sensors
    • Acoustic, Noise and Vibration Sensors
    • Wireless Sensors
    • Optical Sensors (radiation sensors, optoelectronic/photonic sensors, and fibres)
    • Lab-on chip
    • Sensor Arrays
    • Intelligent sensing
    • Telemetering
    • Online monitoring
    • Applications of Sensors (automotive, medical, environmental monitoring, consumer, alarm and security, military, nautical, aeronautical and space sensor systems, robotics, and automation)
    • Solid State Sensors
    • Internet-based and other Remote Data Acquisition

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit the full manuscript (4 to 6 pages including references) of their technical paper, for oral or poster presentation, in MS Word format using web ( )

For further details, please contact: Subhas Mukhopadhyay






Conference announcement 4

 Seventh Latin-American Workshop on Magnetism
Magnetic Materials and their Applications (LAW3M05)

Reñaca (Chile) December 11-15, 2005



Description: Latin-American Workshops on Magnetism, Magnetic Materials and their Applications are held every two years in different Latin-American countries and open to participants from all over the world. Sessions include: invited talks, oral contributions, poster contributions, advanced topic discussions, round table on collaborations and others. Working language is English. Proceedings will be published as a special but consecutive number of Physica B.

Main topics:

Cooperative phenomena in magnetism
Artificially structured materials
Spintronics: spin injection and detection
Magnetic nanostructures
Transition metal oxides
Magnetic multilayers
Low-dimensional magnetism
Spin glasses and frustrated systems
Giant and colossal magnetoresistance
Molecular and cluster magnetism
Computer simulations of magnetic systems
Applications and interdisciplinary topics


31 July 2005 Abstracts, pre-registration and beginning of hotel reservation.
31 August 2005 Announcement of abstract acceptation
30 September 2005 Deadline for discount registration fee
31 October 2005 Full paper reception for the Proceedings (to be published in Physica B)
11 December 2005 Venue at hotel Conference Town, Reñaca and beginning of LAW3M-05 ( There is no deadline for hotel registration but it will be handled on the basis of "first come first served".


US$ 300.-
Discount fee
US$ 250.- (if paid before September 30, 2005)
US$ 150.-






Conference announcement 5

International Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG 2006)
San Diego, California
May 8-12 2006

The INTERMAG 2006 Conference will be held in San Diego, California, USA, from May 8 to May 12, 2006. All members of the international scientific communities interested in new developments in magnetism and associated technologies are invited to attend and submit their latest findings to INTERMAG 2006. The Program consists of invited and contributed papers and selected papers from the conference will be published in the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.

Categories for submission include:

  1. Magnetic Recording & Magneto Optical Recording
  2. Spin Electronics and Applications (Non-Recording)
  3. Soft Magnetic Materials and Applications
  4. Permanent Magnet Materials and Applications
  5. Magnetic Thin Films and Nanostructures
  6. Other Magnetic Materials & Non-Recording Applications
  7. Nanomagnetics Theory
  8. Characterization and Imaging
  9. Sensor, High Frequency and Power Devices
  10. Life Science and Applications
  11. Physics and Interdisciplinary Topics

Digest submission: December 19, 2005
Manuscript submission: March 13, 2006.
Advance Registration for the conference begins on January 30, 2006.

Advance Registration via the web is the most convenient way to register and is highly recommended.

The City of San Diego offers a wide variety of things to see and do as well as a climate that is mild and pleasant all year. For complete information about traveling to San Diego visit the web site at: There you can obtain a travel and vacation planning guide, current weather information, and maps of the area of both the downtown and the area surrounding the Town & Country Resort and Conference Center where Intermag 2006 will be held.

The Town & Country is located in San Diego’s Mission Valley, and is served by the new light-rail trolley system. Complimentary parking is also available. All Conference activities are located on one level, with easy access for all.

The Intermag Conference sleeping room rates will be $139/single or $149/double plus tax. More complete information and room reservation forms will be available on the Intermag Conference web site in January 2006.

More information will be posted on the INTERMAG Homepage at:






Conference announcement 6

6th International Conference on the
Scientific and Clinical
Applications of Magnetic Carriers

May 17 – 20, 2006
Krems, Austria (Vienna Region)

This meeting will discuss all aspects of magnetic nanospheres, magnetic microspheres and ferrofluids. This includes

- Preparation and analysis of magnetic microspheres and nanospheres made from all kinds of materials such as polymers, ceramic, biomaterials, biodegradables, including fluorescent ones.

- Applications covered are magnetic drug delivery, molecular biology, in vitro diagnostics, contrast agents in MR imaging, stem cell separation, toxic metal removal, magnetic cell sorting, hyperthermia treatment, groundwater decontamination and magnetic particle motion analysis, just to name a few.

* Daily lecture series about the fundamental physics of magnetic carriers are given by Dr. Robert Shull, NIST.

* Deadline for abstract submission, reduced online registration and guaranteed hotel reservation: Friday, March 10, 2006

* Registration: Euro 300 until March 10, Euro 380 thereafter; students/postdocs: Euro 150; this fee includes all lunches, a boat trip, the reception and a dinner in the historic downtown of Krems

* Proceedings will be published as fully peer reviewed articles in the online journal "Biomagnetic Research and Technology"

* Travel grants: We will provide 10 participants with a travel grant of 500 Euros plus free registration. Recipients will be chosen within one week after the abstract deadline, based according to the scientific quality of their abstract. Applicants must either be doctoral and postdoctoral students, or come from an economically disadvantaged country (e.g., former Soviet Union, South America, Eastern Europe, Africa).

You are cordially invited to our next and 6th Conference by:

Urs Häfeli    
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
Maciej Zborowski
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, U.S.A.
Wolfgang Schütt
IMC University of Applied Sciences
Krems, Austria
Mirka and Ivo Safarik
Academy of Science
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic


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