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SAS 2012 Keynotes

Energy Harvesting and Autonomous Sensors

Multi-Sensor Systen fir Greenhouse Automation

Wireless Sensor Networks for Industrial Applications

An Electronic Nose for Quality Assessment in Aerospace industry

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for advanced Metal Oxides Gas Sensors

SAS 2012 Presentations

1569459849 Incipient fault detection for electric power transformers using neural modeling and the local statistical  approach to fault diagnosis

1569500575 Performance analysis on the competitiveness of Query processing and Compressive sensing in WSN

1569507359 Design of a Remote Electrical Conductivity Measurement Sensor Based on Pulsed Eddy Current Technology

1569509293 Sensors exploitation in Supply Chain Management for French Homeland Security

1569510381 Analysis of an Electromechanical Generator Implanted in a Human Total Knee Prosthesis

1569513457 Energy-Efficient Visual Monitoring based on the Sensing Relevancies of Source Nodes for Wireless Image  Sensor Networks

1569515909 Environment Sensing Using Smartphone

1569517253 Wireless sensor network for berth supervision in marinas

1569517507 Thermal Transient Characteristics of Microhotplates in Gaseous Sensor Arrays with Silicon Aerogel for Heat Insulation

1569517613 Monitoring Energy Cost Using a Wireless Patch Type Sensor Module with Embedded Algorithm

1569517883 Energy Efficient Echo-Hiding Extraction Method Based on Fine Grain Intermittent Power Control

1569518037 Photolithography-based realization of Frequency Steerable Acoustic Sensors on PVDF substrate

1569518321 Gyroscopic System for Yaw Channel Control in Aerobatic UAV Helicopters

1569518477 Design and Development of a Novel Capacitive Sensor Matrix for Measuring Pressure Distribution

1569518513 Non-Intrusive Measurement of the Active Power in Induction Heating Systems through the Proximate Magnetic Field

1569518623 Bootstrapping Trust in Networked Measurement Systems with Secure Sensors

1569519367 Assessing the Health of Sensors Using Data Historians

1569519385 Elderly-care Monitoring Sensor Using Stepped-FM UWB Scheme

1569519401 UWB Stepped-FM Sensor for Home Security

1569519435 Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms for Energy-Efficiency in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks

1569519441 Pedestrian and Two-wheeler Detection Using Ultra-Wideband Vehicular Radar

1569519507 Target Classification in Wireless Sensor Network Using Particle Swarm Optimization

1569519509 Scenario-based Routing for Sensor Networks Applied to Ambient Navigation Assistance

1569519541 Diagnosis of Induction Motor Rotor Faults Based on Finite Element Evaluation of Voltage Harmonics of Coil  Sensors

1569519545 Measuring Sensible Heat Flux with High Spatial Density

1569519555 Survey of commercial sensors and emerging miniaturized technologies for safety applications in hydrogen vehicles

1569519559 Combining Multiple, Inexpensive GPS Receivers to Improve Accuracy and Reliability

1569519619 Self-orientation of Directional Antennas, Assisted by Mobile Robots, for Receiving the Best Wireless Signal   Strength

1569520241 Effect of Glucose(C6H12O6) Addition on Piezoelectric Properties for Sensing Applications

1569524199 Visualization of the Fatigue Crack for Pressure Vessel by Mechanoluminesce Sensor

1569524375 Intelligent Sensor Hub Benefits for Wireless Sensor Networks

1569524431 Smart Vest for Posture Monitoring

1569524443 Elemental analysis of coal by means of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) technique

1569524475 High Precision Thick-Film Load Cell For Dynamic Force Measurement

1569524571 High availability wireless temperature sensors for harsh environments

1569524635 Multi-frequency ECT Method for Defect Depth Estimation

1569524643 Evaluation of Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile for Sensors Applications in Smartphone Platforms

1569524665 Preparation and Characterization of Conductive Sensors Based on Potassium and Silver Hollandite

1569524667 A Multi-probe Setup for the Measurement of Angular Vibrations in a Rotating Shaft

1569524687 Conductors sag monitoring by means of a laser based scanning measuring system: experimental results

1569524693 A Microfluidic Gas Analyzer for Selective Detection of Biomarker Gases

1569524697 Remote monitoring of vital signs in patients with chronic heart failure, sensor devices and data analysis perspective

1569524707 Reverse Flow Alarm Activation using Electrical Capacitance Tomometric (ECTm) Correlation

1569524715 Assessment of VOCs in air using sensor array under various exposure conditions

1569524719 A Differentiated Reliable Routing Protocol Along With Re-Routing Policy In Wireless Sensor Networks

1569524723 Plug-in Electric Vehicle Battery Sensor Interface in Smart Grid Network for Electricity Billing

1569524729 A double stage Kalman filter for sensor fusion and orientation tracking in 9D IMU

1569524737 Differential Cavity Length Experimental CRDS Sensor Apparatus

1569524765 Active Crack Indicator with Mechanoluminescent sensing technique

1569527011 The Recursive Time Synchronization Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

1569527699 Wideband capacitive Energy Harvester Based On Mechanical Frequency-Up Conversion

1569527703 Design and Simulation of a Novel Capillary-type Thermal Mass Flow Meter

1569528313 An Energy-Efficient Power Control MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

1569529861 Wireless Sensor Network based Forewarning Models for Groundnut Pests and Diseases

1569530035 Smart Audio Sensor on Anomaly Respiration Detection using FLAC Features

1569530059 IPT Charged Wireless Sensor Module for River Sedimentation Detection

1569531571 Parallel-plate capacitance sensor for nondestructive measurement of moisture content of different types of                             wheat



Author Instructions


Final Instructions

The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy.

1. Prepare the final version of the manuscript using the paper templates linked below.

Paper Templates

REMEMBER: the final version of a paper in the format given above CANNOT EXCEED 6 PAGES. NO EXCEPTION IS ALLOWED.

2. Register online.

Online Registration is now open - click here to register! You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the FULL IEEE Member or Non-Member registration fee by January 5, 2012. Student fees do not ensure publication of a paper - no exceptions. One full registration covers only one (1) paper. To guarantee inclusion in the proceedings of more than one (1) paper, the author must pay a USD $50 surcharge for each paper in excess. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Lauren Pasquarelli, SAS 2012 Administrator.


3. An electronic version of the final manuscript must be generated for the conference proceedings.

From the final manuscript formatted as instructed above, authors must generate the electronic version in PDF format. Regardless of its initial format, the file containing the final version of the paper must be transformed in the PDF format using the IEEE PDF express web tool. PDF files generated by means of other tools are not acceptable.

To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account by going to: http://www.pdf-express.org and using Conference ID: sas12x

The first time you access the system, please follow the link to New user. Please note that, in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site. Once you have registered as a new user:

   1. upload the source file (containing your paper) for conversion
   2. receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS

4. Send the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by January 5, 2012.

   1. Once you receive your Xplore compatible PDF, log in at http://edas.info

   2. Upload you paper.
       Click the My Papers tab. Click the upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your paper via the web or via FTP.

   3. Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.
      The IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, click on the 'My Papers' tab and then click on the copyright icon under the copyright column (second column from the right). Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it.Then, send the completed form to the SAS 2012 Administrator by fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.

   4. Prepare the presenter's biography form.
       Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference on EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your paper title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.


If authors like to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.

Problems in preparing and submitting your final manuscript? Further Information?
Contact the SAS 2012 Administrator:
Lauren Pasquarelli
Conference Catalysts, LLC

Patronage and Local Contacts


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Title: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for advanced Metal Oxides  Gas Sensors

Guido Faglia
Associate Professor of  Experimental Physics
University of Brescia and CNR-IDASC, Department of Physics and Chemistry for Materials and Engineering
Via Valotti 9
25133 Brescia, Italy

Abstract: Metal oxide nanowires are single crystalline materials featuring nanosized cross section, high aspect ratio, high crystalline degree and lateral surfaces terminating with well defined crystalline planes. These peculiarities and the way to exploit them in functional devices featuring innovative properties has been widely studied by several authors working in fields including electronics, optoelectronics, mechanics, energy harvesting, bio- and gas-sensing. 

In this presentation I’ll focus on gas-sensors, showing the potentialities of these nanomaterials to the field.

In the first part I will review the working principle of chemiresistor devices and the affinity between the nanowire structure and the key points underlying the design of highly performing sensing layers.
In the second part I will present the work done in my lab concerning the synthesis of different metal oxides, such as SnO2, ZnO, CuO, with nanowire structure, their integration into functional layouts and their gas-sensing properties. To show the potentialities of this technology in gas sensing and compare it with thin films traditionally employed in the field I’ll focus on security application, in particular the detection of chemical warfare agents (CWAs) simulants. The presentation will be developed addressing the sensor performance in terms of sensitivity, selectivity and stability.
I’ll conclude introducing innovative devices based on surface ionization phenomena, featuring high selectivity to compounds with low ionization energy and high proton affinity such as amine groups contained in drugs. Yet, benefits arising from the use of nanostructured materials and nanofabrication techniques will be pointed out.

Guido Faglia is involved in the study of preparation of metal oxide semiconductors MOX as thin films and quasi monodimensional nanostructures and their functional characterization. He has been involved in European Commission Projects since 1992  in basic and applied physics research on semiconductors and their application in interdisciplinary fields from sensing to (opto)electronics and energy.
He has a relevant working experience with many other international institutions like NATO, European Space Agency ESA, and the International Association for the Promotion of Co-operation with Scientists from the New Independent States (NIS) of the Former Soviet Union INTAS. During his career Guido Faglia has published 135 articles on International Journals with referee (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-6991-2010) and was co-author of dozens of invited talks at international congresses.

His H-factor is 32 (source ISI and Goggle Scholar).
He is referee of many international journals among which Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Functional Materials and Sensors and Actuators B.

TIM Special Section



The SAS 2012 Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement is intended to promote best results presented at SAS 2012.

The SAS 2012 Special Section will contain up to ten papers selected on the basis of the results of regular peer review of the manuscripts submitted for consideration by the participants of SAS 2012. Each manuscript should be based on a paper published in the SAS 2012 Proceedings and presented at SAS 2012. However, the manuscript MUST be significantly extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper (in terms of the overall TECHNICAL content and research results).

Special issue manuscript may ONLY be uploaded in the period of March 23- April 06, 2012. Please DO NOT try to submit your papers earlier, since the SAS Special Issue folder in Allentrack will not be available.

Guest Editors
Alessandra Flammini and Deniz Gurkan

Preparation for manuscript submission

The manuscript, together with the accompanying documents “viz. the manuscript submission cover letter, the IEEE copyright transfer form, and the overlength page charge form” must be submitted electronically using the web-based submission system. Prior to submission of the manuscript, its author, especially if he/she has not yet used that system, should register and obtain a password that will enable him/her to enter the system and read Authors Instructions and Manuscript Upload Instructions. Both instructions contain information of vital importance for the problem-free submission. In particular, Authors Instructions provide the guidelines for the preparation of the manuscript. The following additional requirements must also be satisfied when submitting the manuscript:

  1. The manuscript must be TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper, as mentioned above.
  2. At the time of submission, the authors must provide detailed information regarding how the manuscript is a technically-extended version of the proceedings paper, as per the instructions below. 
  3. The proceedings paper MUST be clearly referred to in the text and listed as one of the references in the special-issue manuscript. 
  4. A PDF copy of the proceedings paper must also be submitted, as per the instructions below.

When uploading your manuscript click on “Special Issue Manuscript” in the “Manuscript Upload Instructions” page of the Allentrack System. Then, in page #1 of “Submit Manuscript” you must choose the proper Special Issue (i.e., SAS 2012 Special Issue). Subsequently, in the same page and in the “Files to Upload” section you MUST upload two files; one with containing a detailed explanation of how the paper is TECHNICALLY extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper and another which is a PDF copy of the SAS 2012 Proceedings paper. To this end, you must put the number “2” in the small box in front of “Extension Beyond Proceedings & Copy of Proceedings (if any was published)” so that the system allows you to upload these two files. Consequently, these two files will be available to the reviewers.

Failure to submit a detailed explanation of the TECHNICAL extension and a PDF copy of the SAS 2012 Proceedings paper will result in the immediate return of the manuscript to the author(s) as an unacceptable submission.

The SAS 2012 paper identifier should be put in the upper right-hand corner of every document to be submitted.

Further information and help:

Mrs. Cam Ingelin
Editorial Assistant
E-mail: c.ingelin@ieee.org




Brescia can be reached by plane, by train or by car.

There are four international airports quite close to Brescia, as highlighted in the map.

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Malpensa Airport (IATA: MXP) http://www.seamilano.eu/landing/index.html
Together with Rome Fiumicino, Malpensa is the biggest Italian airport. It has two terminals. Intercontinental Airport is 150 km from Brescia.

Available direct bus and train connections with Milano Centrale train station (about 1 hour, from 6€ to 20€). From Milano Centrale to Brescia train station see http://www.trenitalia.com (also in English)

By taxi, from Malpensa to Milano, it takes 50 minutes and costs about 70 €.
It is also possible to use a private bus service that reaches directly Brescia. This service is operating from Monday to Saturday and fare is about 50 € (e.g. http://www.airshuttlenord.com).

If you arrive at Milan Malpensa airport ( http://www.seamilano.eu/landing/index_en.html ) you have three possibilities A, B and C (please check in advance the price of taxi from Malpensa airport because they are very costly).  

Option A
Milano Malpensa airport -> Milano Centrale train station -> Brescia train station -> Hotel and Conference area.
From Milano Malpensa airport to Milano Centrale train station, there are several possibilities:
1) If you arrive at terminal 1 you can get train Malpensa Express (see http://www.trenitalia.com/ (also in English), type Malpensa Aeroporto to Milano Centrale for timetable, more than a train each hour).
2) If you arrive at terminal 1 you can reach terminal 2 by bus or you can take a bus to reach Milano Centrale train Station (about 1 hour, it depends on traffic, about 7€).
3) We suggest avoiding taxis because they are very expensive from Milano Centrale to Brescia (train station). There are many trains (about one each hour taking about 1h of travel). It depends on arrival time of your flight, I suggest to see http://www.trenitalia.com/ (also in English, type Milano Centrale to Brescia); trains called Frecciabianca are faster and Brescia is the first stop.

From Brescia Station to Hotel and Conference area there are local bus (1,2 euro) (bus n.1 or 7), otherwise taxi would be best if you arrive late in the evening (http://www.radiotaxibrixia.it/ keep in your bag their phone +39-030-35111 or http://bresciataxi.weebly.com/, about 10 euro).

For bus service in Brescia, there is an interactive site map http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&dirflg=r&hl=it&t=f&ecpose=45.52856... (it is in italian but you can use google maps and google translator...), otherwise be careful that bus 1 and 7 (from/to Brescia Station to the Conference area) are bidirectional, so be sure to take the right direction (Mompiano, Triumplina are keywords for the Conference area). Ask the driver (he is normally Italian speaking only, but it is sufficient to smile and indicate your destination on a printed map) to be sure to take the correct bus and to leave the bus at the correct bus stop.

Option B
There is a direct connection from Milan Malpensa airport to Brescia ( http://www.airshuttlenord.com/   see shuttle, but you have to reserve with two days and check for the timetable). The shuttle arrives in Brescia via Orzinuovi 58 and the bus stop n.7 (perfect to reach Ca Noa) is in Via Orzinuovi 101, otherwise there are taxi (on the order of 10 euros). See A solution, From Brescia Station to Hotel and Conference area, for details about local transportation.
Option C
You can rent a car (We suggest including an English speaking satellite navigation system). Malpensa airport is 150km far from Brescia, but you need to be cautious of fog. The highway costs about 10 euros (1.5 hours, it depends on the traffic, please take care of speed limits 130km/h); We discourage no-charge paths in this season (there can be snow or ice).



Linate Airport (IATA: LIN) http://www.milanolinate.eu/en
Well-connected to major European cities. Available bus to Milano Centrale train station

Verona airport (IATA:VRN)
Well-connected to major European cities. Available bus to Verona train station (http://www.bresciatourism.it/?wf_mod_id=pages&wf_mod_action=view&page=ID3/ID229/AIndex.xml&content=text )

Bergamo airport (IATA: BGY)
Well-connected to major European cities also with low-fare airlines. It is about 50 km from Brescia and it is connected by bus service http://www.airportbusexpress.it/init.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Brescia is one of the major stops along the rail link between Torino and Venezia. There are high speed trains each two hours from Milano and Verona, local trains each one hour. Local trains from Bergamo are scheduled each two hours. See http://www.trenitalia.com (also in English)
There are local buses (e.g. bus number 1 at 1,2 €) from Brescia railway to the Faculty of Engineering (the seat of the Conference). The bus stop is in front of the railway station and it takes about 25 minutes to reach the Faculty of Engineering.
Taxi (e.g. http://bresciataxi.weebly.com) are quite expensive and it takes about 10 € from Railway Station to the Faculty of Engineering.

Other information about airport transfer and local transportation (“getting around town) can be found at http://www.bresciatourism.it

About Brescia

Brescia is a city in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy with a population of around 200,000. It is the second largest city in Lombardy, after Milan.

The city is the administrative capital of the Province of Brescia, one of the largest in Italy, with about 1,000,000 inhabitants.

The ancient city of Brixia has been an important regional centre since pre-Roman times and a number of Roman and medieval monuments are preserved, among which is the prominent castle.

The conference will be hosted at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Brescia (Address: Via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia), about 3 km far from the ancient city.

There is a Tourist Information Office (Address: Piazza della Loggia 13/b) and you can request maps and brochure at infopoint@comune.brescia.it . For more information click here.

Recently (2011 June 25) Brescia has been included in World Heritage sites. Brescia main attractions can be found here.

Another good website for tourism is http://www.bresciatourism.it

Brescia is also a good starting point for one-day tourism by train (http://www.trenitalia.com)

Some examples:

One day at Milan, the capital of fashion (less than 1h of train, trains every hour from 6am to 10pm)

One day to Venice, the city on the water (less than two hours, trains about every hour).

One day to Florence or Rome (many possibilities, a suggested choice

Brescia, dept. - 07:05am   
Florence, arr. - 09:24am 
Rome, arr.     - 10:55am       

Rome dept.    -  06:05pm  
Florence, dept - 07:32pm        
Brescia, arr.   -  09:55pm

In the following a touristic map of Brescia downtown and suggestions about place in Brescia to visit.

The Monastery of Santa Giulia

This incredible museum is one of the most important complexes of the early middle ages in Northern Italy. Founded in 753 by the Lombard King Desiderio, the monastery was expanded several times until the Renaissance. The complex contains the Basilica of San Salvatore, of Lombard origin, the Church of Santa Giulia, the Church of Santa Maria in Solario, which houses the Treasure of Santa Giulia, and three Renaissance cloisters. Three Roman villas were discovered under the larger cloister, the Domus dell’Ortaglia. The monastery area was acquired by the Municipality, which has turned it into the “Museo della Città” where one can follow the history of Brescia from the Bronze Age through to the Renaissance.The museum regularly hosts large art shows.

The Capitolium

The Capitolium, built by the emperor Vespasian in AD 73, was a religious site and the monumental centre of ancient Brixia. The building was situated on the decumanus maximus (on the line of Via Musei) and was discovered in 1823. It is a temple with three chambers, where the Capitoline trinity of deities was worshipped, and is based on the plan of the underlying Republican temple. Inside marble fragments of an enormous male statue were found; others have come to light recently. The most probable intriguing explanation is that these came from a sculpture of the enthroned Capitoline Jupiter Optimus Maximus which dominated the central chamber; such a statue would have been modelled on that in the Capitoline temple in Rome, copies of which were installed in religious buildings throughout the empire.

The Broletto

This typical town hall, one of the most important in Lombardy, was built between 1187 and 1230, then expanded in the 14th and 17th centuries. Many original parts still remain. Its name comes from brolo (vegetable garden) or mercatum broli (vegetable market). The construction has incorporated several buildings, including the 15th century S. Agostino Church. Above it stands the Pegol Tower (53.7 m tall), which is the oldest tower of the city (11th century). The months are depicted on two capitals of the four-light window by the Anthelamica school on the southern side of the courtyard.

Brescia: The New Cathedral and Old Cathedral (Rotunda)

Construction on this Late Renaissance Cathedral began in 1604 and was based on a project by G. B. Lantana. Towering above it is the Cagnola Dome (with 80 meters in height inside, it is Italy's third largest dome after Saint Peter's in Rome and Santa Maria Novella in Florence). It has three naves and a Greek cross layout. The cathedral contains works by Romanino, Moretto, Maffei, Palma il Giovane, Renaissance arches and sculptures by A. Calegari.

This magnificent monument with a circular layout was built over the ruins of the S. Maria Maggiore. Early Christian basilica by the Masters of Como towards the end of the 11th century. At the entrance is the ornate tomb made of red Verona marble and dedicated to Berardo Maggi, Bishop of Brescia from 1298 to 1308; beneath the presbytery is the San Filastrio crypt, with five naves and three apses. It houses the Treasure of the Holy Crosses, including the Croce di Campo [The Cross of the Battlefield] (12th century), which was raised on the Carroccio. There are also interesting paintings by Romanino and Alessandro Bonvicino, named "il Moretto" (1526 ca.) and the Antegnati organ.

The Castle

Sitting at the top of the Cidneo Hill, the castle dates back to ancient times. Fortified since the Roman Era, and probably a watchtower during the period of the Goths, it gradually took on its present aspect during the Visconti dynasty in the first half of the 14th century. The keep has a cylindrical tower called the "Mirabella" that is 22 meters tall and from the 13th century. More changes were made by the Venetians, the French and the Austrians. Called "Falco d'Italia" [the Italian Falcon] due to its role in the Ten Days Revolt, it has towers, ramparts, courtyards, drawbridges, and underground passages and rooms. The castle is now the home of the Risorgimento Museum, the Museum of Weapons and the astronomical observatory.

S. Francesco Church

Dating back to the 13th century, the church has a splendid Romanesque - Gothic facade and a three nave interior with frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries, paintings by Moretto and Romanino, a priceless wood tablet with Crucifix from the 14th century. A large processional cross in embossed silver by G.F. delle Croci (1501) is among the masterpieces of Italian jeweler's art. The adjacent Renaissance cloister from the late 15th century is made of red Verona marble.

Call for Sponsors


Call for Sponsors PDF

The Symposium:

SAS-2012 provides a premier forum for sensor users and developers to meet and exchange information about novel and emergent applications in smart sensors, homeland security, biology, system health management, and related areas. Collaborate and network with scientists, engineers, developers and customers, in a balance of formal technical presentations, workshops, and informal interface meetings.

Opportunities for Sponsorship:

We present exciting opportunities for showcasing your organization during SAS-2012. We offer two levels of sponsorship:

  1. Silver: For $1,000 USD, your company logo will be featured prominently in the SAS-2012 website and in the printed technical program acknowledging your support of the Symposium and your connections to the sensors applications community.
  2. Gold: For $2,000 USD, in addition to silver-level benefits, your organization will be able to exhibit your products throughout the Symposium, and during a special Exhibitors’ Event. *

Please e-mail Chris Dyer at cdyer@conferencecatalysts.com if you are interested in showcasing your company at SAS-2012 in Brescia, before October 31, 2011.

* We will provide individual tables to accommodate Sponsors’ exhibits. You are welcome to bring your own easel or backdrop for displaying posters. The special Exhibitors’ Event will be held during the conference lunch on Tuesday, February 7.



Conference Co-Chairs:
Alessandra Flammini, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Italy
Shreekanth Mandayam, Rowan University, USA

SAS Steering Committee:
Hal Goldberg, Tufts University, USA
John Schmalzel, Rowan University, USA
Kang Lee, NIST, USA
Halit Eren, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Deniz Gurkan, University of Houston, USA
Shreekanth Mandayam, Rowan University, USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Deniz Gurkan, University of Houston, USA
Steven Griffin, University of Memphis, USA

Associate Technical Program Chairs
Emilio Sardini, University of Brescia, Italy
Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Massey University, New Zealand
Halit Eren, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Paolo Ferrari, University of Brescia, Italy

Conference Management:
Chris Dyer, Conference Catalysts, LLC




Click here for a map of the hotel locations relative to the conference venue

Una Hotel Brescia
Viale Europa, 45 - 25133 Brescia
Tel. +39 030 2018011; Fax +39 030 2009741


- classic single room, € 82.00
- classic room double for single use, € 98.00
- classic double room, € 98.00
- superior room for single use, € 124.00
- superior double room, € 124.00

The above rates are per room, per night, including buffet breakfast, taxes, service and net hotel.

reserve a room at www.unahotels.it

Payment: direct in hotel before checking out.

Park Hotel Ca Noa
via Triumplina 66 - 25123 Brescia (Italy)
Tel. +39 030 398762; Fax +39 030 398764


Single room: € 92.00
Double room as single use: € 109.00
Double room: € 136.00

Please remember to mention the conference name in the
booking request, in order to obtain the reserved prices.

All the rates (net hotel) are valid per room per night and are including buffet breakfast, garage/parking and internet wi-fi connection in the room.

Hotel Impero
Via Triumplina 6, Brescia, Italy
Tel. +39 030 381483


Double room: € 100.00

Rate includes outside parking, breakfast and *internet.

*Internet not available in all rooms

Hotels near the conference site with a good bus connection:

Hotel Leonardo
Via Pietro Dal Monte 40, Brescia, Italy

Hotel Ambasciatori
Via Pietro Dal Monte 40, Brescia, Italy

Hotel Best Western Master
Via Luigi Apollonio 72, Brescia, Italy