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For 2013

Special Issue

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I²MTC 2013 SPECIAL ISSUE OF IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT

The I²MTC 2013 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, intended to promote best results presented at I²MTC 2013, will be published in May 2014.

The I²MTC 2013 Special Issue will contain about 40-60 papers selected on the basis of the results of regular peer review of the manuscripts submitted for consideration by the participants of I²MTC 2013. Each manuscript shall be within the SCOPE of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (click to see Scope of Transactions) and based on a paper published in the I²MTC 2013 Proceedings and presented at I²MTC 2013. Moreover, 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 May 27th to June 14th, 2013. Please DO NOT try to submit your papers earlier, since the I²MTC Special Issue folder in Allentrack will not be available. NO LATE MANUSCRIPTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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 a separate file with 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., I²MTC 2013 Special Issue). Subsequently, in the same page and in the “Files to Upload” section you MUST upload two additional 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 I²MTC 2013 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. Please, do not include the explanation of how the paper is technically extended beyond the scope of the proceedings paper in the cover letter, because this letter is not visible to the reviewers.

Failure to correctly submit a detailed explanation of the TECHNICAL extension and a PDF copy of the I²MTC Proceedings paper will result in the immediate return of the manuscript to the author(s) as an unacceptable submission.

Notice: The I²MTC 2013 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

Hotel

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The I2MTC 2013 Conference will be held at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, 225 South 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55401.   The Depot, an historic rail depot, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Reserve your room now!  Conference Rate:  $159 (our code is already included in the following link)  The deadline to make hotel reservations is April 5, 2013!  Wi-fi is available in the guest rooms for $9.95 per day.  Free Wi-Fi access in all lobby areas, bar and restaurant.

The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

225 South 3rd Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: [612] 375.1700 Fax: [612] 375.1300
Toll Free: [866] 211.4611

The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel >>

 

 

 


Other hotels:

Residence Inn Minneapolis at The Depot

 

425 South 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: [612] 340.1300 Fax: [612] 340.9800
Toll Free: [866] 211.4612
Reservations at Marriott.com

 

Registration

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Register Online - click here to register online.

The registration fees are as follows and must be paid in US dollars: Please note the new category for our I&M Members!

  Thru 15 March 2013
Advance Registration
After 15 March 2013
Late and On-Site Registration
I&M Member $595 $690
IEEE Member $625 $730
Non-Member $825 $905
Student, IEEE Life-Member $220

$275

Conference Registration includes admission to Technical Sessions, Tutorials on Monday, May 6 (including lunch), Welcome Reception, Three Luncheons (T, W, Th), Banquet Dinner, and Copy of Proceedings (CD ROM).

A one-day Tutorial Only Registration will be available for $300 USD before May 1, 2013  and $350 from May 1 on.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER APRIL 22 AT MIDNIGHT EDT.

Bank Transfer: If you need to register via bank transfer, please fill out the registration form and send to Judy Scharmann, j.scharmann@conferencecatalysts.com.

COVERING THE EXPENSES FOR PAPER PUBLICATION

Please, read carefully the following information concerning the registration procedure that is presented in the Author Instructions, especially if you are the prospective presenter of an accepted paper or if you need to guarantee inclusion of your accepted paper in the proceedings. An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by 15 March 2013 - no exceptions.

Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. Student registration fees cannot be used to guarantee the publication of an accepted paper. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, he has to pay the appropriate member or non-member fee. Members to whom the society bylaws grant special discounts (e.g., Students, Life members of the IEEE) cannot use the discounted rates to cover the publication of an accepted paper, they have to pay the member fee.

One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only ONE accepted paper. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, a 50 US$ printing contribution will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.


REGISTRATION PROBLEMS AND FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the I2MTC 2013 Administrator:

Judy Scharmann
Conference Catalysts, LLC

Author Instructions

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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.  No refunds will be granted after April 22 at Midnight EDT.

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 open. 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 March 1, 2013 March 15. 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 Judy Scharmann, I2MTC 2013 Administrator.

NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE AUTHOR'S COMPLETED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE GRANTED AFTER APRIL 22 AT MIDNIGHT EDT.

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:i2mtc13x

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 March 1, 2013 March 15, 2013.

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

   2. 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 I2MTC 2013 Administrator by fax: +1 (352) 872 5545.
NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE SUBMITTED COPYRIGHT FORM.

   3. 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.

   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.

IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE FOR WEB AND INTERNET POSTING

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.

Each author will have 25 minutes for oral presentations.  (twenty minutes presentation/5 minutes questions)  You can use this powerpoint template for your slide presentation.  (Optional)

Questions?

Contact the I2MTC 2013 Administrator:
Judy Scharmann
Conference Catalysts, LLC

Conference History

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I²MTC  2012
May 13-16, 2012 | Graz, Austria

I²MTC  2011
May 10-12, 2011 | Binjiang, Hangzhou, China

I²MTC  2010
May 3-6, 2010 | Austin, Texas

I²MTC  2009
May 5-4, 2009 | Singapore

I²MTC 2008
May 12-15, 2008 | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

I²MTC 2007
May 1-3, 2007 | Warsaw, Poland

I²MTC 2006
April 24-27, 2006 | Sorrento, Italy

I²MTC 2005
May 17-19, 2005 | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I²MTC 2004
May 18-20, 2004 | Como, Italy

I²MTC 2003
May 20-22, 2003 | Vail, Colorado

I²MTC 2002
May 21-23, 2002 | Anchorage, Alaska

I²MTC 2001
21-23, 2001 | Budapest, Hungary

I²MTC 2000
Baltimore, Maryland

I²MTC 1999
Venice, Italy

I²MTC 1998
St. Paul, Minnesota

I²MTC 1997
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

I²MTC 1996
Brussels, Belgium

I²MTC 1995
Waltham, Massachusetts

I²MTC 1994
Hamamatsu, Japan

I²MTC 1993
Irvine, California

I²MTC 1992
Metro New York, New Jersey

I²MTC 1991
Atlanta, Georgia

I²MTC 1990
San Jose, California

I²MTC 1989
Washington DC

I²MTC 1988
San Diego, California

I²MTC 1987
Boston, Massachusetts

I²MTC 1986
Boulder, Colorado

I²MTC 1985
Tampa, Flordia

I²MTC 1984
Long Beach, California

 

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The I2MTC 2013 Conference will be held at The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, 225 South 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, 55401.   The Depot, an historic rail depot, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Depot Map / Floor Plan and Minneapolis Map

 

Welcome Reception - Mississippi River Cruise

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm 
Drinks, hors' d'oeuvres, and entertainment on the Riverboat!

Riverboat

 

 

 

Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 11:35 pm – 1:15 pm at The Depot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Gala Dinner

The Depot

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Call For Papers

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Call For Papers PDF Download

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - Due to unexpected circumstances, the deadline for submitting extended abstract has been extended to Monday, October 22, 2012 (midnight USA EST). Consequently, the acceptance notification will be communicated to the authors by December 20, 2012. We hope this extension will help those who need the additional time.

The Conference focuses on all aspects of instrumentation and measurement science and technology–research, development and applications. The program topics include:

  • Advances in Instrumentation and Measurement Developments and Techniques
  • Biomedical Systems
  • Data Acquisition Systems and Techniques
  • Energy and Power Systems
  • Industrial Process Control
  • Measurement and Instrumentation for Industrial Applications
  • Measurement Applications
  • Measurement of Electric and Magnetic Quantities
  • Measurement of Materials and Mechanical Quantities
  • Measurement, Instrumentation and Methodologies Related to Healthcare Systems
  • Measurement Systems and Theory
  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Non-invasive Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation
  • Real-Time Measurement
  • Robotics and Controls
  • Sensors and Sensor Fusion
  • Signal & Image Processing Techniques
  • Software Development for Measurement and Instrumentation Support
  • Techniques related to Instrumentation
  • Transducers
  • Virtual Measurement Systems
  • Wireless Sensors and Systems


Special Sessions will provide comprehensive discussion of today’s hot topics in instrumentation and measurement:
 

  • RFID Research in the Areas of Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Emerging Methods for Measuring, Modeling, and Instrumentation in Medical Applications
  • Microwave, Millimeter Wave, and Terahertz: Devices, Methods, Applications, and Measurements
  • Wireless Sensor Networks for Assisted Living
  • Technology Transfer Session & Panel Discussion
  • Wireless Instrument Techniques for Medical Applications
  • RF/Microwave Materials Characterization
  • Porous Media Measurements
  • Instrumentation and Measurement for Improving Quality, Reliability and Safety


Given that the 2013 conferences theme is “Instrumentation and Measurement for Life” we strongly encourage submissions in the areas of medical, biomedical and healthcare instrumentation, measurement, system development and recent advances.

Potential authors are invited to submit extended abstracts via the I²MTC
website (http://imtc.ieee-ims.org/).

Each extended abstract (3 or 4 pages in English) should report results of the original research of theoretical or applied nature. The extended abstract should, moreover, explain the significance of the contribution and contain a list of key references. It must be prepared according to the abstract preparation guidelines provided on the I²MTC website. A Student Poster Contest will be held for both graduate and undergraduate student papers, with cash awards for the best papers and travel subsidies ranging from USD 300 to USD 1000 depending on student location. Extended abstracts should be submitted by the students according to the rules posted on the website and should be identified as student papers. Check that website for detailed instructions and deadlines at http://imtc.ieee-ims.org/.

IMPORTANT DATES

* October 1, 2012 – Due to unexpected circumstances, the deadline for submitting extended abstract has been extended to Monday, October 22, 2012 (midnight USA EST). Consequently, the acceptance notification will be communicated to the authors by December 20, 2012. We hope this extension will help those who need the additional time.
* December 1, 2012 December 20, 2012– Notification of authors of acceptance or rejection decisions.
* March 1, 2013 – Deadline for the submission of camera-ready full-text papers.

The authors of accepted papers must register for the Conference and attend to present their papers. The authors of papers, presented during I²MTC 2013, will be allowed to submit expanded and extended versions of their papers to the Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement on I²MTC 2013 to be published in 2014.

I2MTC 2013

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I2MTC 2012 web site

Thank you for attending I2MTC 2013!


 

I2MTC 2013 will be held in Minneapolis, MN, during May 6-9, 2013.  Minneapolis is a wonderful, exciting, lively, beautiful and culturally rich city, offering you, the attendee, a host of activities to enrich your I2MTC experience! 

On Monday the 6th, we will have a full day of Tutorials encompassing several fundamental and focused subjects in the areas of Instrumentation, Measurement, and Medical Applications.  Starting in 2012, Tutorials are included in the Conference program for a registered attendee, and therefore there is no additional registration cost for Tutorials.  This is a splendid opportunity for the attendees to take advantage of.  We are recruiting well-known scientists from academia and industry to deliver the Tutorial Program, which is promised to be exciting and technically invigorating.  A one-day Tutorial Registration is also available.  

The conference theme for 2013 is “Instrumentation and Measurement for Life”. Given the concentration of various clinics, universities, industries involved in medical and biomedical instrumentation development and research, in the area, we are certain to have a significant level of local contribution to our technical sessions, Tutorials and special sessions.  This is in addition to the regular annual topics of interest to our attendees related to all areas of Instrumentation and Measurement.  We are also planning to have Industrial Tracks with papers focused on industrial aspects of Instrumentation and Measurement including those specifically related to medical and biomedical fields, and significant contribution from our industrial members and colleagues.  Research can merge with the practical applications of industrial technology used every day, to foster the exchange of know-how between industry and academia. The conference also includes special sessions on topics including Technology Transfer and Emerging Methods for Measuring, Modeling and Instrumentation in Medical Applications. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION (CEU AND PDH) CREDITS AVAILABLE AT I2MTC 2013!

Paper contests will be held including a Conference Best Paper Award as well as Student Best Paper Awards for both graduate and undergraduate student papers, with cash awards for the best papers.

We are seeking presentations and papers to explore topics relating to Sensors, Transducers, Signal Processing, Image Processing, Measurement Systems, Measurement Applications, Measurement of Physical Quantities, and Industrial Applications with a focus on life science and medical instrumentation.

Prospective authors are invited to submit extended abstracts (3-4 pages) via the Author Instructions page. The abstract should report on original research results of theoretical or applied nature and should explain the significance of the contribution to the research field. The manuscripts must be prepared according to guidelines provided on the I2MTC website.

The extended abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee. All papers presented at the conference will be published in the Conference Proceedings and via IEEE Xplore, and all attendees who present their papers/posters are welcome and encouraged to submit a technically-extended version of their paper to the Special Issue of I2MTC 2013 IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.

Important deadlines are:

October 22, 2012  Deadline for submission of extended abstracts.
December 20, 2012  Notification of authors of paper acceptance.
March 1, 2013  Deadline for camera-ready papers.

We expect a number of industry exhibits, which will facilitate discussions among the exhibitors and the attendees with the hope of potential long-term research and technical collaborations.

We seek company sponsors to partner with us to bring instrumentation closer to those who use this exciting technology.

"We adhere to the IEEE Event Photography Statement and the IEEE Non-Discrimination Policy."

On behalf of the organizing committee of I2MTC 2013, we would like to encourage you to attend this unique conference, and we look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis. I2MTC 2013 promises to be a wonderful venue for you and your students to meet new colleagues as well as renewing your established contacts.

Max Cortner and Reza Zoughi,
I2MTC 2013 General Co-Chairs

 

Organizers

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General Co-Chairs:


  • General Co-Chair
    Missouri University of Science & Technology

Technical Program Chairs:



  • Technical Program Co-Chair
    University of Trento, Italy

Local Arrangement Chair: 

Exhibits Co-Chair: 

Exhibits Co-Chair:

  • Exhibits Chair
    Transducers, Measurements, and Instruments, Inc.

Tutorials Chair: 

Institutional Outreach Chair: 

Conference Management:
Conference Catalysts, LLC