IWASI 2005
Technical Programme
Day 1 - April 19, 2005
8.30 Registration
9.00
Welcome
9.15 Session I - Sensors: Technologies and Devices
Chairman: M.N. Armenise (Politecnico di Bari, Italy)

Invited papers
K. Baert
(IMEC-Belgium): "Technologies for highly miniaturized autonomous sensor networks"
A. D'Amico (Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy): "Can the dimensions reduction of sensors be a winning strategy?"
A. Vacchi
(INFN Trieste): "Large Area Silicon drift detectors: from device modelling to mass production"

10.45 Coffee Break
11.15 Session II - MEMs Sensors Design and Test
Chairman: B. Courtois (TIMA, Grenoble, France)

Invited papers
B. Vigna
(ST Microelectronics-Italy): "Multi-Axis Low-g Inertial Sensors for Automotive and Consumer Applications"
S. Mir (TIMA - France): "Built-In-Self-Test techniques for MEMS"

12.15 2 papers (15 min each)

E. Cantatore, M. Ouwerkerk (Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands): “Energy Scavenging and Power Management in Networks of Autonomous Microsensors”
R. Lojacono, A. Mencattini, M. Salmeri (Dept. of Electronic Engineering University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy : “Temperature Independent Vibrating Wire Displacement Transducers”

12.45 Lunch
14.15 Session III - Radiation Detectors: Development and Applications
Chairman: G. Fogli (Università di Bari)

Invited papers
P. Spinelli
(INFN Bari, Italy): "Advances in radiation detectors for space"
A. Longoni (Politecnico di Milano and INFN, Italy): "Monolithic arrays of Silicon Drift Detectors for high resolution X and Gamma ray spectroscopy and imaging.
M. Campbell (PH Dept. CERN Geneva, CH): "Single event processing for imaging application"

15.45 4 papers (15 min each)

D. Creanza, D. Giordano, N. De Filippis, M. de Palma, L. Fiore, G. Maggi, N. Manna, S. My, V. Radicci, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta (Dip. Interateneo di Fisica, Università di Bari - INFN Bari, Italy): “The silicon Sensors for the CMS Tracker”
P.E. Bagnoli, N. Beverini, R. Falciai, E. Maccioni, M. Morganti, F. Sorrentino, F. Stefani, C. Trono: (Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Università di Pisa; Dipartimento di Fisica “E. Fermi”, Università di Pisa; Istituto di Fisica Applicata “ Nello Carrara”, IFAC-CNR, Firenze; INFN Pisa, Italy “Prototype of hydro phonic sensor for deep sea neutrinos detection based on single mode optical fiber lasers”
G. Caporaletti, M. Circella, C. De Marzo, M. Ruppi: (INFN Bari and Dip. di Fisica, Università di Bari, Italy): “Timing Calibration of the NEMO Optical Sensors”
M. Brigida, C. Favuzzi, P. Fusco, F. Gargano, N. Giglietto, F. Giordano, F. Loparco, B. Marangelli, M. N. Mazziotta, N. Mirizzi, S. Rainò, P. Spinelli: (Dipartimento Interateneo di Fisica and INFN - Sez. Bari, Italy) “Development of a high dynamic range low-noise amplifier for scintillator detectors in space experiments”

16.45 Coffee Break
17.00 Panel: Challenges on Sensors and Sensor Interfaces
Moderators: B. Riccò,
Panelists: M. Declercq, S.Mir, P. O'Connor, B. Vigna
18.00 Social event

Day 2 - April 20, 2005

8.45 Session IV - Sensors Electronics
Chairman: F. Corsi (Politecnico di Bari)

D. Marioli (Dip. di Elettronica per l'automazione - Università di Brescia, Italy):
"Signal conditioning electronics for sensors in industrial and instrumentation applications"
P. O'Connor (BNL, Upton, NY, USA):"Sensor electronics for medical and security applications"
M. Kayal (EPFL-Lausanne CH): "Automatic Calibration of Hall Sensor Mycrosystems"

10.15 Coffee Break
10.30
Session V - Sensors for Biological and Medical Applications
Chairman: F. Corsi (Politecnico di Bari)

L. Torsi (Dip. di Chimica - Università di Bari, Italy): "Organic Thin Film Transistors as Plastic Chemical and Biological Sensors"

11.00 4 papers (15 min each)

A. Caronti, G. Caliano, A. Savoia, R. Carotenuto, E. Cianci, V. Foglietti, M. Pappalardo: (Dip. di Ingegneria Elettronica, Università Roma Tre; Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie IFN-CNR; Dip. I.M.E.T., Università degli Studi “Mediterranea” di Reggio Calabria, Italy ) “Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer (CMUT) Arrays for Medical Imaging”
L. Stebel, M. Tommasi, S. Carrato, G. Cautero, N. Cirulli, G. Pignatel, C. Marzocca, A. Tauro, A. Dragone, F. Corsi, G. Dalla Betta: (University of Trieste; Sincrotrone-Trieste SCpa; University of Perugia; Polytechnic of Bari; University of Trento, Italy): “Development of a prototype detector for use in scintimammography imaging”
D. De Venuto, D. Minervini, B. Riccò: (DEE Politecnico di Bari; Elettronika s.r.l. Bari; DEIS Università di Bologna, Italy): “High Resolution Read-out Systems for DNA Capacitive Sensor”
R. Bernini, N. Cennamo, A. Minardo, L. Zeni: (CNR-IREA, Napoli; Department of Information Engineering Second University of Naples, Aversa, Italy): “Silicon Planar Waveguides for Absorption Based Biosensors”

12.00 Exhibition & Poster
13.00 Lunch
14.15

Session VI - New Trends in Sensor Interfaces
Chairman: M. Savino (Politecnico di Bari)

L. Benini (DEIS Università di Bologna - CIS Stanford University): "Wireless Sensor Networks: enabling technology for AmI"
F. Docchio (Uni Brescia-Italy): "State-of-art, current developments and applications of optical depth sensors and interfaces"

15.15 3 papers (15 min each)

C. Distante, L. My, M. Rizzello, S. Rotolo, P. Siciliano: (IMM-CNR - Istituto per la Microelettronica e i Microsistemi, Lecce; STMicrolectronics Srl; AST R&I Advanced Networks, Lecce Lab, Lecce, Italy): “Smart Transducer Interface Module design with Plug & Play capabilities for sensor networks enhancing IEEE 1451.2 Standards”
N. Petrellis, N. Konofaos, G.Ph. Alexiou: (Computer Engineering and Informatics Dept. & Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, University Campus, Patras, Greece): “Testing IR photon sensors for target localization applications”
M. Saiani, L. Gonzo, A. Simoni, M. Matteotti, A. Boni, D. Petri: (Istituto Trentino di Cultura, Centro per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Microsystem Division, Trento; Department of Information and Communication Technology, University of Trento, Italy): “Towards an FPGA-based Implementation of 3D Laser-based Scanner Algorithms”

16.00 Session VII - Chemical Sensors

4 papers (15 min each)

N. Cioffi , L. Torsi, N. Ditaranto, L. Traversa, T. Bleve-Zacheo, L. Sabbatini, P.G. Zambonin: (Dip. di Chimica, Università di Bari; T.I.R.E.S. Center of Excellence, Università di Bari; Istituto per la Protezione delle Piante – Sez. Bari, C.N.R, Italy): “Core-shell metal nanoparticles. Electrosynthesis, analytical characterization and perspective application in advanced sensing devices”
L. De Stefano, L. Rotiroti, I. Rea, L. Moretti, I. Rendina:
(IMM-CNR - Sezione di Napoli; DEIS - University of Calabria, Italy): “Quantitative determinations in liquid and gaseous binary mixtures by porous silicon optical microsensors”
A. Cusano , A. Iadicicco , S. Campopiano , M. Giordano , A. Cutolo: (Optoelectronic Division-Department of Engineering, University of Sannio, Benevento; Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials, CNR, Napoli, Italy): “Thinned and Structured Fiber Bragg Gratings: Application to Refractive Index Sensing”
D.S. Presicce, L. Francioso, M. Epifani, P. Siciliano: (CNR-IMM Section of Lecce, Italy): “Detection of Exhaust Gas by TiO2 Thin Film Sensor in Comparison with Commercial Probe”

17.00 Closing address

Exhibition & Poster session will be open during the whole workshop