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IEEE Nanotechnology Council Conferences and Events Update – Sept 2017

IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC)

Conferences and Events Update

September 2017


  • Announcing IEEE NRIS Workshop Sept. 21-24
  • Announcing MARSS 2018 Conference
  • Reminder IEEE NTC Conference Host Proposals due 15-Oct
  • Reminder IEEE NTC 2018 Summer School Proposals due 30-Sep
  • Reminder IEEE NTC Awards Nominations due 15-Oct
  • 2017 Conferences Listing

On behalf of the Program Committee, we are glad to inform you that the following topical lectures will be offered on September 22 and 23 during the IEEE International Workshop on Nanotechnology for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IEEE-NRIS 2017), which will be held at the Northeastern University at Qinhuangdao, in Hebei, China, from September 21-24, 2017:

  • Light-controlled Cellular Surgery
  • Industrial Robotics at Nanoscale
  • Physical Human-Robot Interaction and Its Application to Assistive Robot Systems
  • Screening of Affinity Reagents on Integrated Microfluidic Systems and Their Applications for Fast Diagnosis
  • Multidimensional Cellular Analysis from 1D to 3DEnabled by Robotic Micro/Nano Manipulation
  • Nanoparticle Film Sensors for ElectronicsPackaging Reliability
  • Bridging Biological Neural System and Machine
  • Programmable Molecular/Nanoscale Building Blocks and Development Strategies for Real-Time, in Vivo Molecular/Nano Sensors
  • Spherical Robot Based on a Holonomic Mobile Platform

We now encourage students and researchers interested in Nanotechnology, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems, especially in the cross-disciplinary research between these fields to register and attend the workshop.  Detailed registration information can be found at the workshop website:

For complete details on the lecture program see


Announcing MARSS 2018 Conference

The third International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 04-08 July 2018 in Nagoya, Japan

General Chair: Fumihito Arai (JP), Program Chairs: Dan Popa (US), Metin Sitti (DE), and Xianmin Zhang (CN).

This recently-established annual conference is managed by a high-level Steering Committee and technically supported by IEEE-RAS and IEEE-NTC. The Steering Committee has the ambition to develop MARSS to the flagship event for cross-disciplinary R&D communities to discuss current activities in all areas related to manipulation and automation (including measurement and characterization) at micro & nano scales, and in all kinds of small scale robots and their applications.

We cordially invite you to attend and contribute to the conference The conference offers 5-6 keynote talks, about 20 plenary talks and parallel sessions (oral presentations only). Full or short papers on MARSS-related topics are invited, see details at All presented full papers following IEEE format will be included into IEEE Xplore® and indexed by Ei. Selected full papers will be recommended to J. of Micro-Bio Robotics (Springer), and other renowned Journals for publication of Special Issues. The conference also features an on-site exhibition.

Please consider organizing a Special Session at MARSS2018.You may check for details. Every Special session organizer (at least 5 registered presentations required) will benefit from an appreciation allowance.

Submission of full or short papers:               February 1, 2018

Special session proposals:                               February 1, 2018

You are kindly requested to disseminate information on MARSS2018 in your professional networks.


Reminder – Call for Proposals for Future IEEE NTC Sponsored Conference Sites

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for future sites for IEEE NANO 2020 and for IEEE NMDC 2019.

Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended.

Proposals may be submitted in PowerPoint, Word, or PDF formats, but PowerPoint files are required for the presentation. A Conference Proposal Reference guide and a PPT template is available on request.

Formal proposals must be e-mailed prior to the appropriate deadline of 15-Oct-2017.

See for details on making a submission.


Reminder – Call for Proposals for the 2018 IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is requesting proposals for its Third Summer School. The school is expected to maintain an educational focus on the fundamental theory and applications of any one of the thematic areas identified by the 2017 IEEE-NANO Conference, which is the flagship conference hosted by IEEE in the area of nanotechnology. These schools are expected to deliver highly differentiated programs in their topical area with content delivered by global leaders and thinkers from academia, industry, and / or research laboratories.

Dates and Length: The third IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnologywill be held in the summer of 2018. This summer school is anticipated to involve a 5-day program, although slightly longer or shorter durations may be acceptable in certain cases.

Summer School Format: A successful summer school will consist of a synergistic combination of tutorial-style lectures (2-3 hour duration), research seminars (40-60 minutes), panel discussions, and/or visits to local academic laboratories and industrial organizations. Inclusion of additional components such as an introduction to potential career paths and avenues for research funding, which are particularly beneficial for early career researchers / students and are relevant to the thematic area chosen by the school, is highly encouraged.

Funding: The Administrative Committee of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council has approved $28K in total funding for the third summer school(s), with the maximum funding for a single proposal not to exceed $20K. This funding may be used for such expenses as travel contributions to participants and lecturers. Apart from the IEEE-NTC, the summer school is expected to be supported, in part, with funding from the local organizers. In addition, other sources of income such as participant registration (tuition) fees and / or industrial sponsorships may also be leveraged to meet the expenses involved with the organization of the summer school.

Important Dates:

  • Eligible period: May to September, 2018
  • Deadline for submitting the proposal: 30 September 2017
  • Notification of the outcome of the review process: 31 October 2017

Detailed information on proposal formatting guidelines and the review / selection process can be found at Interested institutions are encouraged to submit proposals to the Summer School Subcommittee Chair, Prof. Arunkumar Subramanian at


Reminder – Call for Awards Nominations

The 2017 nominations for IEEE Nanotechnology Individual Awards are due October 15.

The award categories are Early Career, Pioneer and Distinguished Service.

Awards will presented at IEEE NANO 2018 in Cork, Ireland.

See for requirements and nomination process.


Conferences Listing

IEEE NMDC 2017 12th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference

2nd – 4th October, 2017


NANOfIM 2017 (3rd Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement Workshop)

November 16-17, 2017 (Gautam Buddha University, INDIA)

Co-sponsored by IEEE Nanotechnology Council.


IEEE NANOMED 2017 (11th IEEE Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering)

December 1-4, 2017
Shenzhen Virtual University Park
Shenzhen, China


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