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Features of the Workshop

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The Conference main program is going to include:

  • Invited oral contributions given by leading authorities in field of optical sensors.
  • Submitted contributions as posters followed by discussions groups moderated by a well known researcher.
  • Contribution from the funding authorities and the research and development planning communities.
  • Analysis, discussion and prospective assessment regarding the exploitation and commercialisation of photonic/optical sensing technology centred around a panel of leading, well recognised experts.

Optical fibre sensors represent the core of the EWOFS 2007 meeting. Contributions would cover new sensing principle, new devices, new transducers, new subsystems, optoelectronics, signal processing and new applications of optical fibre and guided-wave techniques in instrumentation, measurement science and new concept for sensing. Emphasis on the application of micro and nano-technologies for new devices and developments in the field of optical fibre sensors are particularly welcome.

Format of the Workshop

We aim to ensure that the workshop presents the maximum opportunity for discussion and interaction among attendees. The workshop will consequently be entirely residential and the number of delegates will be limited. All the contributed papers will be presented as posters and in sessions according to topics as defined in the programme.

Each poster session will be preceded by two invited oral presentations which will seek to set the current scene in a particular aspect of optical fibre sensor techniques and applications. This will be followed by a brief introduction to the poster session during which a nominated spokesman for that session will present highlights of the contributed papers based in part upon a single overhead transparency submitted by each author.

After each poster section, workshop attendees will be divided into groups, each group will examine the posters and present their views in the subsequent discussion sessions initiated by a panel including one nominee from each group. To ensure maximum opportunity for participation the panel will comprise a different membership for each technical session.

We hope that this format will stimulate constructive interaction among the attendees and furnish an effective forum for discussion.

Workshop Proceedings

Accepted contributions will be compiled into conference proceedings which will be published by SPIE. All papers will be peer reviewed on the basis of a full length manuscript, and acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality.

Special Issue in IEEE Sensors Journal

In addition to the SPIE achievable proceedings, the authors are invited to submit an extended version of the accepted papers in a Special Issue of IEEE Sensor Journal.

The editors for the Special Issue are:

  • Ignacio Matias (Public University of Navarra, Spain)
  • Brian Culshaw (University of Strathclyde, Scotland)
  • José Miguel López-Higuera (University of Cantabria, Spain)
  • Andrea Cusano (University of Sannio, Italy)

Workshop Organizers

General Chair:

  • Antonello Cutolo (University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy)

Technical Program Chairs:

  • Brian Culshaw (University Strathclyde, Scotland)
  • José López Higuera (University of Cantabria, Spain)