Selected papers will report on the latest R&D results which demonstrate the development of smaller, cheaper, lower power, more accurate and reliable Microsensors and Microactuators. Significant progress has been made in this field over the past 30 years and we can witness the results in everyday systems for automotive, health, security, aerospace, consumers and multimedia.
However, we still have a long road ahead if we compare to the performance we observe in nature when living organisms provide the functions of sensing and actuating. Micro and Nano Technologies are generally at the heart of the debate but any other emerging technology that could participate in the development of miniaturized sensors and actuators are also very welcome. Presentations will be typically classified in a list of topics covering:
Mechanical, Magnetic, Optical, Chemical and Biological Microsensors.
Microdevice Modeling and CAD.
Micro and Nano Technologies for Sensors and Actuators.
Micro Fluidics and Micro-Analysis Devices and Systems.