Sensors and Sensor Systems are an enabling factor for many applications, such as, for instance, industrial automation, robotics, vision, instrumentation, ambient intelligence. On the other hand, ever more stringent requirements force sensors and their electronics to become more and more sophisticated, and often be fabricated with advanced micro- and nano- technologies (or at least be contained in the same package). Operating conditions too represent a continuous source of challenging problems, such as, for example: systems in remote locations calling for low power consumption and energy harvesting; noisy environments (industrial environments, automobiles, space aircrafts,.) requiring suitable interfaces; applications (biomedicine, particle physics and electrochemistry,.) with critical specifications in terms of safety and/or speed; harsh environmental conditions producing fast ageing and performance degradation.
In spite of the significant advances of the last two decades, new problems are continuously encountered and must be solved with new ideas and approaches. In particular, this holds for modeling, design procedures, fabrication techniques and cost, power supply, energy management, testing, networking operation.
The IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Sensors and Interfaces provides a forum for exchange of experience among experts actively involved in research, development and evaluation of new concepts, theoretical methods and experimental characterization in the broad field of modern Sensors and Sensor Systems.