Special Issue "Energy Efficient Sensors and Applications"


A special issue of Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (ISSN 2079-9268).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Amine Bermak
Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Website: http://www.ece.ust.hk/~eebermak/
E-Mail: eebermak@ece.ust.hk
Phone: +852 23588992
Fax: +852 23581485
Interests: CMOS Vision Sensor with Pixel level ADC (Digital Pixel Sensors) and intelligent processing; Pulse sensory image capture and processing operations; Address Inter-Event Representation CMOS Image Sensor; Robust Pattern recognition algorithms and reconfigurable neural network classifiers for miniaturized odor-sensing and electronic nose applications; Biometric sensors

Guest Editor
Dr. Man Kay Law
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomás Pereira, Taipa, Macau
Website: http://www.fst.umac.mo/en/staff/fstmkl.html
E-Mail: mklaw@umac.mo
Phone: +853 8397 8791
Fax: +853 8397 8797

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The wide spread of today’s mobile and portable devices, wireless sensor network technologies as well as cutting-edge biomedical microsystems, such as the camera micro-pill, require sensing front-end that sense data from the environment, process, and transmit data using very low power. It is widely believed that Smart Sensing combined with Radio Frequency transmission as well as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), will be the “killer App” of the future. This special issue constitutes a platform for dissemination of cutting edge research results covering energy-efficient and ultra-low power sensing, processing and RF transmission technologies for various sensing applications such as sensor network, biomedical as well as RFID.

The sensing platform to be considered for this issue cover a wide range of devices whether it is imaging, physical sensing or chemical sensing. Circuit techniques for sensor data interfacing, processing as well as RF communications and Identification will also be the subject of this issue. Such communication capabilities would enable the large scale deployment of sensors where several important constraints must be considered such as low cost, low power consumption and self-calibration to minimize human intervention. Papers proposing circuit and system level techniques tackling relevant issues such as low power and self-calibration are highly encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Amine Bermak
Dr. Man Kay Law
Guest Editors


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  • circuit and system level design techniques for sensor network applications
  • smart and ultra-low power sensing
  • energy-efficient sensors and interfaces
  • nano-technology for sensing
  • low-power and/or energy efficient temperature sensors
  • energy efficient humidity and gas sensors
  • RF communication and identification for sensors network, smart RFID applications

Published Papers (5 papers)

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J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2013, 3(3), 267-278; doi:10.3390/jlpea3030267
Received: 4 February 2013; in revised form: 1 June 2013 / Accepted: 29 July 2013 / Published: 8 August 2013
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by ,  and
J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2013, 3(2), 114-158; doi:10.3390/jlpea3020114
Received: 8 January 2013; in revised form: 25 April 2013 / Accepted: 26 April 2013 / Published: 24 May 2013
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by , ,  and
J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2013, 3(1), 27-53; doi:10.3390/jlpea3010027
Received: 22 November 2012; in revised form: 29 January 2013 / Accepted: 22 February 2013 / Published: 22 March 2013
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J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2013, 3(1), 9-26; doi:10.3390/jlpea3010009
Received: 4 December 2012; in revised form: 11 January 2013 / Accepted: 6 February 2013 / Published: 28 February 2013
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J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2012, 2(4), 265-281; doi:10.3390/jlpea2040265
Received: 24 September 2012; in revised form: 17 October 2012 / Accepted: 19 November 2012 / Published: 29 November 2012
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Last update: 6 December 2012

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