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Announcing MARSS 2020

Friday, November 8th, 2019


We regret to inform you – on behalf of MARSS2020 Organization team – that we decided to cancel the conference this year due the Coronavirus pandemic and move the conference in Toronto to the next year,

The 5th International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 13-17 July 2020 in Toronto, CanadaMARSS2020 Organization Committee is headed by General Chair: Yu Sun (CA), General Co-Chairs: Eric Diller (CA) and Xinyu Liu (CA), Program Chairs: Bradley Nelson (CH) and Mohammad Qasaimeh (AE). The conference is technically supported by IEEE-NTC and IEEE-RAS. MARSS is the flagship forum for cross-disciplinary R&D communities related to manipulation and automation (incl. measurement and characterization) at micro/nano scales as well as all kinds of small scale robots and their applications. The expected number of participants is about 250-300.

We cordially invite you to attend and contribute to the conference. The conference will feature 12-15 Plenary talks, 35-40 technical sessions (oral presentations), and a poster session. Full papers (5-6 pages) or short papers (1-3 pages) on MARSS-related topics are invited. Accepted full papers will be presented (20 min) in the technical sessions. Accepted short papers will be presented in the poster session. Some of high-quality short papers may be recommended for an oral presentation in a technical session. Presented full papers will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library. Selected full papers will be recommended to Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics (Springer Nature) for publishing a Special Issue.

Please consider organizing a Special Session at MARSS2020. You may check the website for details. Organization of a Special session (at least 5 registered presentations required) will be acknowledged by appreciation allowance.

Full paper submission (5-6 pages):                 February 16, 2020 (no extension possible)

Short paper submission (1-3 pages):              May 15, 2020 (no extension possible)

Special session proposals:                                February 16, 2020 (speakers with full paper submission)

May 15, 2020 (speakers without full paper submission)


We look forward to meeting you in Toronto!

Save the Date:

MARSS2021 will be held in Hangzhou, China, on July 5-9 / MARSS2022 will be held in Delft, Netherlands, on July 4-8

Call for Papers for the 2020 IEEE International Conference on DTS

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Submission Date Extended – 12-Feb-20


You are cordially invited to participate and submit your research for the IEEE international conference on Design & Test of integrated micro & nano-Systems (DTS2020). DTS2020 is co-organized with the IEEE Tunisia section and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology council. The event is going to be organized in Hammamet /Tunisia on 7-10 June 2020 by the EMC group of METS laboratory at National Engineering School of Sfax.

IEEE DTS’20 re-visits the venue which has proven to be attractive and enjoyable, with many opportunities for networking, exchange of ideas and the building of a strong sense of community. A diverse assembly of researchers, engineers and scientists will be invited to present their ideas and discuss new results, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to view a variety of interesting and innovative technologies in one location. Invited papers and tutorial talks from international experts will be presented in key topical areas.

IEEE DTS’20 represents a scientific and technological event dedicated to integrated electronic systems which reach the nanoscale era. The interests of the conference cover all the aspects from the design to the test of micro and nano systems. IEEE DTS is an important meeting where well known researchers from universities and companies will present the latest innovations in the field of micro and nano electronics. It will be also an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss their latest work.


Abstract Submission: IEEE-NEMS 2020

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Abstract Submission is Now OPEN!



IEEE-NEMS 2020 – a premier conference series sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council focusing on the promotion of advanced research areas related to MEMS, nanotechnology, and molecular technology – will be held from April 20 to 24, 2020 in San Diego, USA.

Important Dates

  • Two-Page Abstract Deadline: November 15, 2019*

* Best Paper Competitions: A full paper (4 to 6 pages) is required by November 15, 2019

  • Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2019
  • Full-Paper Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019 (Required to publish in Xplore)
  • Early Bird Registration: February 15, 2020


We are delighted to bring the IEEE-NEMS 2020 to San Diego, USA and look forward to welcoming you to IEEE-NEMS 2020 in April 2020!


General Chair:
Jin-Woo KIM, Univ. of Arkansas, USA

General co-Chair:
Wen J. LI, City Univ. of Hong Kong, China

Program Chair:
John T.W. YEOW, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada

Program co-Chair:
Gwo-Bin LEE, Nat’l Tsing Hua Univ., Taiwan


Get Published in the New IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

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Get Published in the New IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology

Submit a paper today to the premier new open access journal in nanotechnology.

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As a valued author who has published with the IEEE Nanotechnology Council in the past, we invite you to be among the first to submit your research and have your article peer-reviewed for the 2020 debut of the IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology  (OJ-NANO) – a fully open access journal.The IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology is
dedicated to publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in the broad area of nanotechnology.
The IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology covers the theory, design, and development of
nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications.
As Editors-in-Chief of the new open-access publication, we invite you to be among the first authors to publish in the IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology.
  • This new, gold fully open access Journal is compliant with funder
    mandates, such as Plan S. All articles are published under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses (CC-BY).
  • Your research will be exposed to 5 million unique monthly users of the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.
  • The Journal’s rapid peer-review process targets a publication time frame of 10 weeks for most accepted papers to get
    your research exposed faster.

Submit your article today, and get published in the IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology.

Best regards,

Wen J. Li, Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Jin-Woo Kim,
Prof. Seiji Samukawa,
IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology

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IEEE-NANOMED 2019 Call for Late News Abstracts

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Late News Abstract Submission and Registration are Now OPEN!


IEEE-NANOMED 2019 – a premier annual event organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) – will be held from November 21 to 24, 2019 in Gwangju, Korea

Late News abstracts are for reporting recent discoveries that were not available at the earliest abstract submission. Late News are for Poster Sessions only and require one-page abstracts 

  • Submission Deadline: September 30, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 10, 2019
  • Learn more here
Registration Site is Now OPEN!  
Early-bird registration deadline is September 30.
We are delighted to bring the IEEE-NANOMED 2019 to Korea and look forward to welcoming you to Gwangju in November 2019!

General Chair:
Jin-Woo KIM, Univ. of Arkansas, USA
General co-Chair
Yong Yeon JEONG, Chonnam Nat’l Univ. Medical School, Korea

IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Joins Nanotechnology Council

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces that the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) was admitted to the Council as its 23rd Member Society at its 2019 AdCom meeting held in Macao, on July 23.

The NPSS has its roots in the IRE one of the predecessor societies of the IEEE (along with AIEE).

The first activity of record in this field was the formation of a Nuclear Studies Committee in the IRE in 1947, to determine the proper role of the IRE in this new technical field. Subsequently, in 1949, a petition was filed for the formation of a Professional Group on Nuclear Science (PGNS), and it was approved on April 5, 1949, with L. R. Hafstad as Chairman. On April 29, an organizational meeting was held, the membership at that time consisting of 54, increasing to 970 by the end of the year.

The new organization became visible on a number of fronts in the early 1950s. In 1953, the PGNS formed an Atomic Energy Policy Committee which fielded a strong effort to have the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 modified. These efforts came to fruition in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. Early in the 1950s the PGNS became a cosponsor of the Scintillation Counter Symposium which has now merged into the Nuclear Science Symposium. In 1954 the first issue of the Transactions on Nuclear Science also appeared. In 1956, the number of issues of the Transactions was increased from one a year to four.


Call for Nominations IEEE Nanotechnology Council VP Educational Activities

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Due to an oversight, the VP Educational Activities was omitted from the original Call for Nominations

Nominations due Oct 4

Call for Nominations IEEE Nanotechnology Council VP Educational Activities

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for the following elected positions:

(1) Election: VP for Educational Activities (2020-2021)

The Vice-President for Educational Activities shall establish and chair the Education Committee, and with the participation of the Education Committee shall foster the development and provide direction for educational activities and programs in which the Council is involved, including but not limited to overseeing, coordinating, and monitoring such educational activities.

Unless otherwise noted, all positions are two-year terms and start Jan. 1, 2020.

Nominations should include a statement from the candidate and a bio in IEEE format. The deadline for nomination is October 4, 2019. A position description and nomination form are in the NTC Nomination Package, which can be downloaded at Duties for the positions are described in the Constitution which can be found at

Eligibility: Candidates are nominated from current AdCom members or from those past members who have served as Member Society-appointed or ex-officio AdCom members within the previous five years. Review the AdCom roster at

NOTE: Nominations may be made only by AdCom members (see website AdCom roster page).

Note: An individual may not serve concurrently as both a Council officer and a Council Member Society representative.

Please email the nominations to Wen Li, Chair, NTC Nominations Committee at by midnight (HK Time) 4-Oct-2019. Or use the form below.

The election will be held electronically by NTC AdCom voting representatives during October.

Submit Nomination Form

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Announcing the IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

COMING SOON! IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology

As a gold fully open access journal publishing high-quality peer reviewed papers, IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO) covers the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications. OJ-NANO, which will be fully compliant with funder mandates, including Plan S, will begin accepting submissions in fall 2019 and publish its inaugural articles in early 2020.  An independent editorial board will drive the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s commitment to publish high-quality articles with cutting-edge studies and breakthroughs in nanotechnology.  OJ-NANO will follow IEEE’s established high standard of peer review, drawing on experts in the nanotechnology technical community to publish the most highly cited content.

An International Editorial Board, composing of a team of world-leading nanotechnology scientists and engineers, and led by an EiC and two Co-EiCs, will ensure that OJN will publish research results of the latest advancements in nanotechnology.


Call for Nominations – 2020 IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturers

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Submission deadline 15-Oct

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for distinguished lectures. The NTC has created a distinguished lecturers program to enhance the visibility of NTC among nanotechnology societies. The NTC Distinguished Lecturers are appointed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions of high quality to the field of nanotechnology and science, and to enhance the technical programs of the Nanotechnology Council chapters and conferences. Consideration is given to having a well-balanced variety of speakers who can address a wide range of topics of current interest in the fields covered by the Society.

The term for the Lecturers is from January 1 until December 31 of 2020. The Lecturers serve for a one year term, and may be reappointed for one additional year with approval of the NTC Distinguished Lecturer Committee. A budget will be provided each Lecturer to give lectures for NTC Chapters and NTC Conferences based on availability of funding through the NTC. DLs are expected to give a minimum of 2 lectures per year as part of their commitment to serve.


Call for Proposals for Future IEEE NTC Conference Sites

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019


The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for future sites for IEEE NANO 2022 and for IEEE NMDC 2021.

Extended Deadline October  15


The annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology is the NTC’s flagship event. The conference scope covers a wide range in nanoscience and technology. In particular, it covers nanofabrication, nanomanufacturing, nanomaterials, nanobiomedicine, nanoenergy, nanoplasmonics, nanoelectronics, nanosensors and nanoactuators, characterisation and modelling of nano structures and devices. Research in both experiments and simulation is reported. Industry is encouraged to present its research projects. NANO 2019 and 2020 will be held in Macau, China; Montreal Canada; respectively.

We are now seeking proposals for NANO 2022 which is expected to run in IEEE Regions 10 (Asia). NANO should be run at the end of July, preferably in the last week.