Special Session Announcement:

Special Session on Bio-Impedance Spectroscopy

Bio-Impedance spectroscopy (BIS) covers various applications in Medical, Biology and Environmental Engineering. It holds great promise for the advancement of research and development as a measurement principle of complex biomedical systems. BIS technique is very promising for helping to understand electromagnetic interactions with living matter at cell or sub-cell levels. For twenty years now, many microsensors or lab on a chip devices based on BIS were designed by improving models, structures, and microelectrodes for the detection, prevention, and treatment of disease. Electromagnetic characterization of living matter is also an important application at a macro as well as micro scales. 

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ICST 2018 Banquet - Venue Update

Strand Hotel Limerick to host the Banquet for ICST 2018.

The Banquet venue for ICST 2018 will be the Strand Hotel Limerick on the evening of the 5th December 2018. 

The Cityview Suite will cater for ICST 2018 on the 6th floor with panoramic views of Limerick City

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ICST 2018 Keynote Speakers Announcement

We are delighted to announce that Dr Sinead O'Keeffe of the University of Limerick and Professor Izzet Kale of The University of Westminister will be delivering keynote addresses at ICST 2018. 


 Dr Sinead O'Keeffe

 Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland

 University Research Fellow,

 University of Limerick, Ireland. 

Dr Sinéad O’Keeffe is a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellow at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She is leading a team that focuses on the development of optical fibre based sensor systems for biomedical applications. Her current research primarily focuses on radiotherapy for prostate cancer treatment. Sensors are being developed to measure the real-time radiation dose to a tumour and nearby critical structures and to measure the oxygen concentration of a tumour, which determines how resilient the tumour is to the radiation.

She was Chair of the highly successful and recently completed COST Action TD1001 aimed at developing fibre optic sensor systems for reliable use in safety and security relevant applications in society. She is Member-at-Large of the IEEE Sensors Council for 2017-2020 and Vice-Chair of the IEEE Sensors Council UKRI Chapter (2016-2018).


Izzet Kale

 Professor Izzet Kale

 Head of Department of Engineering


 Director of The Applied DSP and VLSI Research Group

 in University of Westminister, London, UK. (Link)

Professor Izzet Kale is the Head of the Department of Engineering at the University of Westminster and Director of the Applied DSP and VLSI Research Group, which he founded in the late eighties, where he has undertaken numerous next generation product oriented innovative applied research and development projects/contracts for European, US and Japanese corporations, leading to a number of consumer electronic ICs/products as well as systems.

His research, teaching, industrial knowledge transfer and industry facing activities include digital and analogue signal processing, mixed-signal silicon circuit and system design (synchronous and asynchronous), sensors, and sensor networks, reduced complexity low-power multi-standard GNSS receivers along with efficient biomedical signal and image processing techniques and satellite on-board processing and processors as well as communication systems and receivers. He is currently leading research in the design and efficient implementation of sensors and sensor networks, for ground sensors and unmanned aerial vehicles based sensors and sensor networks for environment, monitoring as well as for wearable devices for health and wellbeing applications. All developed low-power DSP algorithms and devices are applicable in the communications, GNSS, sensors and biomedical industries and are inline with the next generation Internet of Things concepts. He is also working with the European Space Agency on efficient low-power and complexity reduced reconfigurable channeliser algorithms and processors to be deployed in next generation on-board satellite processing systems.

He has served and continues to serve on the IEEE UK&I Section Committee for a number of years, and is currently the Chapter Chair for the CAS and I&M Chapters. He has also served on a number of IEEE International Conference/Workshop organizing committees, as well as undertaking Associate Editor, Reviewer and Special Session Organizer duties for IEEE and RIN journals. He has co-authored and published over 350 refereed conference and journal publications, supervised 31 PhD students to successful completion and is currently supervising 7 others. He holds 7 patents and is co-author of 3 books in the areas of his research.