Event Focuses on Sensing Technologies Driving Tomorrows Solutions
NEWTON, MA, May 30, 2013 – Engineers, scientists, researchers and corporate executives are among the thousands of professionals expected - June 4-6 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL- for the 2013 Sensors Expo & Conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the newest technologies for sensors and sensors-related industries from over 200 exhibitors, attend over 50 technical education sessions and hear from industry experts and innovators who will deliver keynote addresses.
“We have worked closely with our advisory board and listened to our exhibitors and attendees and have developed several new special features for this year’s Sensors Expo including the Intelligent Systems Pavilion, Internet of Things Showcase, as well as our continued focus on energy harvesting, wireless applications and MEMS,” said Wendy Loew, Event Director, Questex Media Group, producer of the annual event. “The show floor will offer hundreds of companies offering sensing technologies driving tomorrow’s solutions, and we look forward to welcoming thousands of engineers to the event.”
Highlights of Sensors Expo include:
- On Wednesday, June 5, MIT Media Labs’ Dr. Joseph Paradiso will discuss, “Connecting with the Emerging Nervous System of Ubiquitous Sensing.” Paradiso will explore the near future of sensors extending across things, places, and people. This keynote will address a new kind of digital “omniscience” such as building different kinds of browsers for network data and imagining buildings and tools as “prosthetic” extensions of humans that make HVAC systems an extension of one’s sense of comfort.
- On Thursday, June 6, Dr. Raymond Arvidson, a Participating Scientist, NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Mission will discuss, “Sensors in Space: The Robotic Exploration of Mars and its Environment.” During his presentation Dr. Arvidson will discuss how key sensor technologies have enabled robotic exploration of the red planet and the ability to explore its past and present.
The Sensors Conference Program provides essential, in-depth education and technical sessions across 3 Full-Day Pre-Conference Symposia and an expansive 9 tracks in the Sensors comprehensive conference program.
- Pre-Conference Program: On Tuesday, June 4th, the event will begin with three full day pre-conference symposia. For the first time, ARM will deliver a workshop providing in-depth analysis into the concepts and trends to create “Sensors as a Service at the Edge of the Internet of Things (IoT).” Additional symposia will be presented on MEMS Sensor Fusion: Faster, Stronger, Smarter, chaired by MEMS Industry Group, and Energy Harvesting for Powering Wireless Sensors Networks, chaired by Randy Frank & Associates.
- Technical Sessions: New for 2013, Sensors welcomes new collaboration partners to deliver the most cutting-edge and relevant sensing education available. ARM, Appliance Design, Advantage Business Media, Gases & Instrumentation, and Evaluation Engineering join the ranks along with MEMS Industry Group. There will be nine conference tracks on Big Data & Analytics, Cutting-Edge Sensing Applications & Innovations, Energy Harvesting, Gas Sensing, MEMS, Novel Approaches to Measurement & Detection, Remote Monitoring, Sensors @ Work, and Wireless Sensing Solutions.
- Sensors Expo & Conference identifies the latest sensing technologies throughout the exhibit floor with new product announcements, and key technology focused areas. In addition to the exhibits, Sensors Expo will offer several featured areas on the Expo Floor, including: Energy Harvesting Pavilion; Intelligent Systems Pavilion (New for 2013): Sponsored by Intelligent Systems Conference.; Internet of Things (IoT) Showcase (New for 2013):Sponsored by IPSO Alliance; MEMS Networking Lounge & Pavilion: Sponsored by MEMS Industry Group; and the Wireless Pavilion
- Sensors Magazine, will present the 2013 “Best of Sensors Expo Awards,” which will focus on applications and innovations in the world of sensors, as well as excellence among engineers.
- The Sensors Magazine Live Theater: will offer free education and live demos on the Expo Floor from industry experts and technologists, including Anaren, ClearConnex, IEEE Chicago, Laird, Micronas, PCB Piezotronics, Specialty Coating Systems, and more.
- The IPSO Challenge - this competition aims to showcase the most innovative use of the Internet Protocol in sensor/control, embedded and M2M applications - the building blocks of the IoT. The tools, both hardware and software, are available today to build Internet connected embedded devices that can be used in Home Management, Health & Medical, Building Control, Lighting, Energy Management and Entertainment. IPSO Alliance is delighted to be working with Sensors to promote and demonstrate the exciting emerging technology that will bring the IoT to reality.
- Networking Events include the Sensors Expo Happy Hour on Wednesday, June 5, at 5:00 at the Hilton Rosemont and a Networking Breakfast at 8:00 am both days of the show.
Sensors Expo & Conference is the only industry event in North America exclusively focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems, providing over 25 years of technical innovation and thought leadership. The event is widely known as one of the world's largest and most important gatherings of engineers and scientists involved in the development and deployment of sensor systems. Sensors Expo & Conference identifies the latest sensing technologies and strategies, explores them in an information-packed conference program and reflects those trends throughout the Expo Floor with new product releases, key technology-focused areas, such as Big Data & Cloud, Embedded, Energy Harvesting, MEMS and Wireless, and a showcase of hundreds of products and services. For more information, visit www.sensorsexpo.com. The Sensors Expo & Conference is produced and managed by Questex Media Group LLC, a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA.