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Technical Co-Sponsors
1st Workshop
on Nanotechnology in Instrumentation and
NANOfIM 2015
in the World of Nanosensing”
July 24-25, 2015
Ecotekne Conference Center, University of Salento
Lecce, Italy
The impact of instrumentation and measurements on human daily activities is always positively
important as well as in nanotechnology issues. Nanoscale is not only a geometric problem but it is,
especially, a process of reaching difficult objectives with compared to other ways. In any
nanotechnology process, from designing up to testing, via fabrication, characterization, by means of
measurements and/or specific instrumentation, is a critical aspect. The workshop intends to offer a
forum for discussions and exchanges for different participants. This important event will be
celebrated at the Conference center located at “Ecotekne” campus that is an important facility of
the University of Salento. Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit their latest findings and
advanced researches for regular sessions and/or special ones. The institutional organizers are the
University of Salento, the Technical University of Chemnitz and the National Council of Research
CNR-IFC that host groups working in nanotechnology area. The forum is a joint technical
“spinoff” of IEEE Instrumentation Measurement Society TC34 with a specific technical committee
of IEEE Nanotechnology Council. The city of Lecce offers an ideal “milieu” for recalling
researchers, scientists and practitioners in the spirit of new challenges. The city of Lecce is
considered the Florence of the south of Italy. The city historical area still breathes the ancient and
magnificent culture that fascinated many people from old civilization up today. Within the Salento
territory, it is a junction and mosaic of diverse and extraordinary sense of life including material and
immaterial heritages from Romans, Greeks, Messapians, Albanians, Ottomans Byzantines,
Normans, Swabians.
All contributions will be peer reviewed on the basis of a full length manuscript and acceptance will
be based on quality, originality and relevance. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop
proceedings and a post workshop publication, on international reputed journals, is foreseen. Topics,
dealing with measurements and instrumentation, and correlated themes, will include, but are not
limited to, the following:
General and dedicated devices
Fabrication and characterization of sensors and transducers
Signal and image processing
Metrology, reliability and testing
General and ad hoc instrumentation
Nanotechnology and plasma
Biomedical applications
Environmental applications
Industrial applications
Light and lightning
Nanoptics and Nanophotonics
Packaging and Nanomaterials
Bio-molecular and Biotechnology
Aeronautics and aerospace
International Advisory Committee
Giuseppe Gigli, University of Salento, Italy
Subhas C. Mukhopadhyay, Massey University, New Zealand
Olfa Kanoun, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Sergio Casciaro, CNR-IFC, Italy
James Morris, Portland State University, USA
Guangyong Li, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Mario Savino, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Gwo-Bin "Vincent" Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Helen Asemota, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
General co-chairs
Aimé Lay-Ekuakille, University of Salento, Italy
Wen J. LI, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
International Programme Committee
Janusz Smulko, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Giuseppe Gigli, University of Salento, Italy
Rosario Morello, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Octavian Postolache, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Tong Sun, City University of London, UK
Diego Caratelli, Technical University Delft, The Nederlands
Gregorio Andria, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Ken TV Grattan, City University of London, UK
Catherine Dehollain, EPFL, Switzerland
Salvo Baglio, University of Catania, Italy
Cindy Harnett, University of Louisville, USA
Tamer Elzayyat, Petromaint Company, Egypt
Julian Oreggioni, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay
José Henrique Galeti, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil
Wei Zhao, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and IT, China
Diomadson Belfort, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Sebastian Catunda, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Aldo De Carlo, University of Rome “Tor vergata”, Italy
Maria Sabrina Sarto, University of Rome “ La Sapienza”, Italy
Vittorio Ferrari, University of Brescia, Italy
Robert Krchnavek, Rowan University, USA
Vittorio Passaro, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
Massimo De Vittorio, Center for Bio-Molecular Nanotechnology ITT, Italy
Bonex W. Mwakikunga, DST/CSIR, South Africa
Xiaoning Jiang, NC State University, USA
Edward G. Perkins, IEEE Nanotechnology Council, USA
Alessandro Massaro, CNR-IMIP, Italy
Grazia Cicala, CNR-IMIP, Italy
Fabrizio Spano, EMPA, Switzerland
Giuseppe Ciccarella, University of Salento, Italy
Antonio Paolo Carlucci, University of Salento, Italy
Anna Grazia Mignani, CNR – Institute of Applied Physics, Italy
Jeff Tza-Huei Wang, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Deepak Uttamchandani, University of Strathclyde, England
Nam-Trung Nguyen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Rong Zhu, Tsinghua University, China
Ai-Qun Liu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zhihong Li, Peking University, China
Stas Polonsky, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Che-Hsin Lin, NSYSU, Taiwan
Salvatore Andrea Pullano, University Magna Graecia, Italy
Steve Tung, University of Arkansas, USA
Yuji Suzuki, The University of Tokyo
Antonino Fiorillo, University Magna Graecia, Italy
Adriana Passaseo, CNR-NANO, Italy
Carmen Poon, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Francesco Giuseppe Della Corte, University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Lorenzo Vasanelli, University of Salento & Dhitec, Italy
Francesco Baldini, CNR – Institute of Applied Physics, Italy
Giovanni De Micheli, EPFL, Switzerland
Technical Program Chairs
Francesco Conversano, CNR-IFC, Italy
Patrizia vergallo, University of Salento, Italy
Special Session Chair
Ernesto Casciaro, CNR-IFC, Italy
Local Arrangement Chair
Ivan Giannoccaro, University of Salento, Italy
Publication Chair
Aimé Lay-Ekuakille, University of Salento, Italy
Workshop secretariat
Patrizia Vergallo, University of Salento, Italy
Giuseppe Griffo, University of Salento, Italy
Aldo Ciacciolo, University of Salento, Italy
Bruna Lodeserto, University of Salento, Italy
Paola Pisani, CNR-IFC, Italy
Invited/Keynote speakers
Dr. Sergio Casciaro, National Council of Research CNR-IFC, Italy
"New Echographic Contrast-Nano-Systems for Cellular Targeting and Tissue Typing"
Prof. Olfa Kanoun, Technical University Chemntiz, Germany
“Flexible Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites for High Performance Strain Sensors”
Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit the full manuscript (4 to 5 pages including references) of
their technical paper, for oral or poster presentation. Papers in pdf format may be uploaded via the
web using The template files, to be used for all paper
submissions, are available on IEEE website, using A4 doc file and latex format: Final manuscripts are
limited to five (5) A4 size pages. They will be uploaded along with a copyright form. In submitting
a paper, the authors agree that, upon acceptance, they will prepare the final manuscript in time for
inclusion in the published proceedings and will present the paper at the workshop. The final
manuscript will not be published without advance registration. All presented papers will be
submitted for publication to IEEE Xplorer®.
Important dates
February 27th, 2015, deadline for full manuscript (4 to 5 pages including references)
March 20th, 2015, notification of acceptance/rejection
April 10th, 2015, final submission
10th, 2015, early payment and registration deadline
10th, 2015, last payment and registration term for inclusion in Workshop proceedings
Special Sessions
The organizers solicit special session proposals. The special sessions are intended to stimulate indepth discussions in special and specific areas which are coherent with the workshop themes. The
session organizers will supervise the review process for their session papers. The workshop
proceedings will include all papers from the special sessions. Authors contributing to special
sessions are required to register for the workshop Please contact [email protected] if you
would like to organize a special session.
Expanded contributions, of papers presented in the workshop, are eligible for post-publication in
reputed international journals, namely IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology.
For further details, please contact:
Aimé Lay-Ekuakille
University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Ph. +39.0832.297821
Fax +39.0832.297827
[email protected]
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