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The 4th International Conference on

Sensing Technology

June 3-5, 2010, Lecce, Italy

 

Special Sessions

ICST 2010 solicits special session proposals. The special sessions are intended to stimulate in-depth discussions in special areas relevant to the conference theme. The session organizers will coordinate the review process for their session papers. The conference proceedings will include all papers from the special sessions. Authors contributing to special sessions are required to register for the conference. Please contact the general chair if you would like to organize a special session.

Special session on Sensor Implementation in Environmental Parameters Monitoring

The aim of the Symposium that will be held within ICST 2010 is to provide a fertile environment for presentation and discussion of emerging sensor technology for environmental monitoring, while promoting academic and industrial interaction and cooperation. It will bring together worldwide leading researchers on biosensors and chemical sensors, from industry and academia, to divulge and analyze state of the art developments, open problems and future trends. The Symposium will cover the topics:

  1. Design of (bio)sensors intended for or adapted to field monitoring of gases (industrial pollutants) or contaminants in the liquid phase (industrial and agricultural wastes, products or by-products, e.g., insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, microbial loads, etc.) in combination with water quality parameters (Biological Oxygen Demand, Dissolved Oxygen, Microbial Index, etc.).
  2. Problems encountered or anticipated during the transition of environmental (bio)sensors from the laboratory to the field, and corrections/adaptations/ additions necessary to tackle real field conditions, i.e., concentration fluctuations, seasonality, abrupt changes, harsh conditions, large/inaccessible areas, etc.
  3. Lessons learnt from field-tested and/or field-operating sensors, including (but not limited to) in situ metrology, operability and functionality, networking, management, maintenance, long-term and/or large scale biosurveillance issues

About the special session organizer: Christina G. Siontorou received her Bsc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Sunderland, UK in 1993 and PhD in Lipid Membrane Biosensors at the Department of Analytical Chemistry in the University of Athens in 2000. After working as a pharmaceutical consultant for 5 years, she joined the Systems Analysis Group at the Laboratory of Simulation of Industrial Processes, Department of Industrial Management & Technology, University of Piraeus. Currently, she teaches Research Methodology and Chemical Industrial Processes as a Lecturer at the undergraduate program of the Department of Industrial Management & Technology at the University of Piraeus, Greece, and the post-graduate program on Management of Energy Systems and Environmental Protection, running by this Department and the Chem. Eng. Dept of the Nat. Tech. Univ. Athens (NTUA), Her research interests are on biosensors, sensing strategies, biotechnology, chemical process/product design, R&D management. She has published her research works in Anal. Chem., Electroanalysis, Bioelectrochemi. & Bioenerg., J. Environmental Management, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, J. Comp. Meth. Sci. & Eng.