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2nd International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences

Part of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences series
15–31 Oct 2021

Optics, Nanotechology, Applied Nanosciences, Energy, Materials, Chemistry, Acoustics, Vibrations, Applied Dentistry
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The program of live sessions is online at :
https://asec2021.sciforum.net/#programs
The live sessions are free but the number of participants in the live sessions will be limited. Register to them!

Welcome from the Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to join the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences (ASEC 2021) that is hosted online by https://sciforum.net/conference/ASEC2021.

Two decades have passed since the first year of the 21st century. The speed of the development of sciences and technologies are growing ever faster today than in the previous century. The field of science is expanding, and the structure of science is becoming ever richer. Because of this expansion and fine structure growth, researchers may lose themselves in the deep forest of the ever-increasing frontiers and sub-fields being created. This open-access journal, Applied Sciences, was started to help all scientists conduct their own research into the growth of these frontiers by breaking down barriers and connecting the many sub-fields in order to cut through this vast forest. These functions will allow researchers to see these frontiers and their surrounding (or quite distant) fields and sub-fields, and give them the opportunity to incubate and develop their knowledge even further with the aid of this multi-dimensional network.

ASEC 2021 aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of all aspects of applied sciences. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

ASEC 2021 will enable you to share and discuss your most recent research findings with the worldwide vibrant community of scientists and engineers in the field.

ASEC 2021 will make your presentation accessible to hundreds of researchers worldwide, with the active engagement of the audience in question and answer sessions and discussion groups that will take place online.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee. The authors of accepted contributions will be invited to produce an extended abstract for the conference proceedings along with a slide presentation of their work. Following the conference, outstanding contributions will be invited to be submitted for publication in Applied Sciences (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci).

ASEC-2 is a new and exciting experience for me that I believe that it is a taste of the future. ASEC-2 will revolutionize dissemination in the field with a brand-new tool for sharing research in an online environment that will preserve the same standards and structure of traditional conferences but will be more inclusive by breaking the cost and time barriers that prevent participation in remote events.

I hope you will join us and present your work at ASEC 2021, and be part of this thriving online experience.

Kind regards,

Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Kobayashi and Prof. Dr. Nunzio Cennamo

Chair of 2nd International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences

Conference Secretariat

Mr. Melon Zhang
MDPI Branch Office, Wuhan
E-mail: [email protected]

Ms. Hobby Hou
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing
E-mail: [email protected]

Call for Papers

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences (ASEC 2021) will be held on 10–30 November 2021. ASEC 2021 aims to promote and advance the exciting and rapidly changing field of applied sciences. All proceedings will be held online at https://sciforum.net/conference/ASEC2021.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

ASEC 2021 is a virtual conference sponsored by Applied Sciences. Participation is free of charge for authors and attendees. Accepted papers will be gathered in the proceedings of the conference. Selected extended versions of the papers will be published in a Special Issue of Applied Sciences (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/2nd_IECAS) and undergo full peer review (ISSN 2076-3417; Impact Factor: 2.474 (2019)) with a 10% discount on the article processing charge. ASEC 2021 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without the concerns or expenditure of travel—all you need is your computer and access to the internet. We would like to invite you to attend this conference and present your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted online by 9 August 2021 at https://sciforum.net/conference/ASEC2021. For accepted abstracts, the proceedings can be submitted by 13 September 2021. The conference will be held on 15–31 October 2021.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the submission procedure and preparation of a full presentation, please refer to the "Instructions for Authors".

Time Schedule

  • Abstract Submission: 9 August2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: 30 Augsut 2021
  • Paper Submission Deadline: 13 September 2021
  • Conference Open: 15–31 October 2021

We thank you in advance for your attendance of this conference and look forward to a stimulating exchange



Conference Chairs

Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Kobayashi

Advanced Ultrafast Laser Research Center, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1, Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan

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Prof. Dr. Takayoshi Kobayashi is the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Sciences, an international open access journal on all aspects of applied natural sciences published semi-monthly online by MDPI. Professor Takayoshi Kobayashi is a `Professor Emeritus of the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is presently working as a Lifetime Chair Professor of Department of Electro-Physics and a Director of the Ultrafast Laser Research Center in at National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan and working as a specially appointed professor of the University of Electro-Communications, Japan. He had received his Ph.D. in Faculty of Science from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He has membership in reputational societies. He is the recipient of number of honors for his scientific achievements. He also has a number of publications in the fields of Ultrashort pule lasers, Ultrafast spectroscopy, Super-resolution microscopy, and Nanoscience.

Prof. Dr. Nunzio Cennamo

Department of Engineering, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Via Roma 29, 81031 Aversa, Italy

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Nunzio Cennamo was born in Italy in 1975. He received the degree in electronic engineering in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering in 2005, both from Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy. He is Professor of Electronics at University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli (Naples) Italy. His research interests include the design and fabrication of optical fiber sensors, chemical sensors, biosensors and optoelectronic devices. He is author of more than 110 international journal and conference papers and 7 patents. He is an invited speaker in several international conferences. He is Associate Editor of “Photonics Research” (OSA) and of “Applied Sciences“ (MDPI). He is an Organizer and General Chair of the 7th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2019), 9-11 May 2019, Naples (Italy).

Conference Committee

Prof. Dr. Saulius Juodkazis

Optical Sciences Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, John Street, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia

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Professor Saulius Juodkazis has physics and material science training. His cotutelle PhD was obtained in 1998 from Vilnius Univ., Lithuania and Lyon-I Univ., France. His current interests are in the fields of light-matter interactions occurring in small space (nanoscale) and time (femtoseconds) domains. He planned, established and directs a multi-user 3D Nanotechnology facility at Swinburne Univ. Technol., Melbourne, Australia, which was open to users in 2011. He is SPIE and OSA Fellow.

Prof. Dr. Samuel B. Adeloju

Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW 2650, Australia

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Sam Adeloju is a Professor of Chemistry and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science at Charles Sturt University, Albury (NSW), Australia and Editor-in-Chief of the Chemistry Section of the Applied Sciences Journal (MDPI). He has made original and innovative contributions to the design, fabrication, and characterization of conducting polymers, biosensors, nanobiosensors, nanomaterials and microbial fuel cells. Sam’s research activities is focused on the development and utilization of advances in bioanalytical and biological chemistry coupled with nanotechnology for fabrication of novel advanced nanodevices and nanoanalytical systems, including nanobiosensors, medical diagnostics and microbial fuel cells. In particular, he has made significant contributions to the development of biosensors and nanobiosensors for clinical, environmental and food analyses, as well as in the development of microbial fuel cells (MFCs) for power generation from wastewaters. He has published extensively in international journals, books and proceedings. He was awarded the Royal Australia Chemical Institute (RACI) awards for Applied Research Medal (2009), R.H. Stokes Medal for Electrochemistry (2011), Doreen Clark Medal for Analytical Chemistry (2013) and Citation Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service (2017). Sam is also an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Sensors (Chemical Sensors), member of the International Advisory Board for Sci Journal (MDPI), member of the Editorial Board for Biosensors (MDPI), and other international journals. He has been appointed on several occasions as a visiting professor of chemistry in Sweden, UK, Tasmania, China, and Malaysia.

Prof. Dr. Roger Narayan

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA

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Dr. Roger Narayan is a Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State University. He is an author of over two hundred publications as well as several book chapters on processing of biomedical materials. He has previously served as director of the TMS Functional Materials Division and the ASM International Emerging Technologies Awareness Committee; he currently serves as chair of the American Ceramic Society Bioceramics Division. Dr. Narayan has received several honors for his research activities, including the NCSU Alcoa Foundation Engineering Research Achievement Award, the University of North Carolina Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, the National Science Faculty Early Career Development Award, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and the American Ceramic Society Richard M. Fulrath Award. He has been elected as Fellow of AAAS, ASM International, AIMBE, and American Ceramic Society.

Prof. Dr. Dibyendu Sarkar

Stevens Institute of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering, Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

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Dr. Dibyendu ‘Dibs’ Sarkar is the Editor-in-Chief of the Environmental and Sustainable Technology Section of Applied Sciences, an open access journal published by MDPI, and Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, USA. He received his PhD in Environmental Geochemistry at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1997. Dr. Sarkar’s research interests are in soil and water chemistry, environmental quality and remediation, human health and ecological risk assessment, and green technology development. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and Soil Science Society of America and has authored 3 books and more than 130 journal articles in leading international journals.

Prof. Dr. Nicholas Vassiliou Sarlis

Department of Physics, School of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografos, 157 84 Athens, Greece

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Dr. Nicholas Vassiliou Sarlis is a Professor of Experimental Solid State Physics in the Department of Physics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His research has focused on solid state physics, thermodynamics of point defects, complex systems physics, nonlinear dynamics, the physics of earthquakes, heart rate variability, and natural time analysis.

Prof. Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo

Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy

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Prof. Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo received a D.D.S. degree and he completed his Ph.D. in Dental Materials Biotechnology at University of Naples “Federico II” (Italy). He had been Visiting Assistant Professor and Adjunct Scientist at the Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at University of Regensburg (Germany). He was associate researcher at Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Biomaterials (CRIB) - University of Naples “Federico II” and he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Oral Surgery at the same University. He has served as Professor of Operative Dentistry at Sechenov University (Russia). Now he is Professor at School of Dentistry - University of Naples “Federico II” spending his time teaching and participating in the faculty practice in Endodontic, Operative Dentistry and Oral Surgery sections. Prof. Dr. Spagnuolo research is focused on the interaction between cell-tissue-materials at molecular and clinical levels.

Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway

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Prof. Berto has considerable experience in mechanical metallurgy, materials science (metals), fatigue of metals, fracture and mechanical testing related to steels, aluminum alloys, hardmetals, ceramics and polymers, together with a good metallurgical knowledge of their microstructures and properties. He has significant expertise in fatigue design for machine components and welded structures (plus welding processes and metallurgy), fatigue life prediction, engineering defect assessment, failure analysis, stress analysis, fractography, and materials selection. He has been involved in numerous projects funded both by the University of Padova , by the Italian Ministry of University and Research and by private companies. He is partecipating as main investigator to several EU pojects and all together in his career he was able to attract huge funding for research activities. Main ongoing projects are related to industrial collaborations with Cimolai, Zincherie Valbrenta, Omera, Officine Meccaniche Zanetti, Rolls Royce, Sintef, Nexans and many others.

Prof. Dr. Hugo Pedro Proença

Department of Computer Science, University of Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal

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Hugo Proença (SM’12), B.Sc. (2001), M.Sc. (2004) and Ph.D. (2007) is an Associate Professor (with Habilitation) in the Department of Computer Science, University of Beira Interior and has been researching mainly about biometrics and visual-surveillance. He was the coordinating editor of the IEEE Biometrics Council Newsletter and the area editor (ocular biometrics) of the IEEE Biometrics Compendium Journal. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Image and Vision Computing, IEEE Access and International Journal of Biometrics. Also, he served as Guest Editor of special issues of the Pattern Recognition Letters, Image and Vision Computing and Signal, Image and Video Processing journals. He has authored/co-authored more than 140 publications either in top journals (e.g., IEEE-TPAMI, IEEE-TIP, IEEE-TIFS, IEEE-TCSVT, CVIU, PR and PRL), but also in various top-tier conferences in this research field (e.g., CVPR, CVPRW, ICPR, IJCB, BTAS, ICB and FG).

Professor Bettina Wolf

Microstructure Engineering,School of Chemical Engineering,University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK

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Bettina Wolf is Professor of Microstructure Engineering in the School of Chemical Engineering. Fotis is a part of the Food Formulation Engineering Research group. By developing new formulation engineering methods and techniques, the team is creating cutting-edge and novel approaches to food processing and the development of healthier, higher performance products. She has previously held a research position as a Rheologist with a consumer goods multinational, and an academic post in Food Sciences, at the University of Nottingham. Bettina has published over 50 research papers in scientific journals and book chapters in the fields of emulsion science and processing, highly filled suspension systems, rheology and oral processing. Her research is often interdisciplinary and has been funded by industry and the Research Councils. In addition to food systems, her expertise includes personal care products. Bettina is a co-inventor on 5 patents. She is enthusiastic about spreading the word about science and has given talks on chocolate as her favourite research material to various groups. Bettina is also a member of journal editing boards and the Executive Council of the European Society of Rheology.

Dr. Alessandra Durazzo

CREA-Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Via Ardeatina 546, 00178 Rome, Italy

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Alessandra Durazzo was awarded a Master’s degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology cum laude in 2003, a PhD in Horticulture in 2010. Since 2005, Researcher at the CREA-Research Centre for Food and Nutrition. The core of her research is the study of chemical, nutritional and bioactive components of food, with particular regard to the wide spectrum of substances classes and their nutraceutical features. For several years, she was involved in national and international research projects on evaluation of several factors (agronomic practices, processing, etc.) that affect food quality, the levels of bioactive molecules and the total antioxidant properties, as well as on their possible impact on the biological role played by bioactive components in human physiology. Her research activities are addressed also towards the development, management and updating of Bioactive Compounds, Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements databases; particular attention was given towards the harmonization of analytical procedures and classification and codification of food supplements.

Dr. Massimo Lucarini

CREA-Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Via Ardeatina 546, 00178 Roma, Italy

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He got a master Degree in Industrial Chemistry "cum laude" of the University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy (1992) and a PhD in Chemistry (University of Rome "La Sapienza"). He works as researcher, at CREA – the Council for Agricultural Research and Agricultural Economics Analysis, the leading Italian research organization on agri-food., with 12 research centres, more than 1500 reserchers and technologists, and with 500 ongoing research projects and 66 experimental fields. The research activity is mainly aimed at the evaluation of nutrient content, molecules with biological and anti-nutrient activity in foods and diets, studies of stability to technological treatments of food products using specific process markers. Particular interest is addressed to the evaluation of the nutritional quality of foods, the bioavailability of nutrients and bioactive components and their interaction with the food matrix (using in vitro models and cellular models), and to applications in the nutraceutical field; recent attention in the exploitation of waste from the agri-food industry, with a view to sustainable agri-food production. In relation to the study of bioactive molecules, the experience gained in this field is wide ranging from carotenoids to phenolic substances, from caseinophosphopeptides (CPP) to the components of dietary fiber. An integral part of the research carried out is linked to institutional activity, including: Food Composition Tables, Guidelines for Healthy Nutrition, evaluation of fraud risk in the agri-food system. In relation to the production system, the effects of technological treatments on molecules of nutritional interest are also evaluated. He is also interested in using natural substances with strong antioxidant properties to improve the shelf-life of food products. The research activity is also aimed at the development of new analytical methods, the exchange of scientific information and the acquisition of new skills both at national and international level, through training courses, participation in congresses and seminars. The dissemination activ

Professor Muzio Muzio M. Gola

Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Italy

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Muzio M. Gola, mechanical engineer, is Professor Emeritus of Machine Design at the Polytechnic of Turin, where he was also Department Director, Vice Rector for Quality, Head of the Doctoral School in Mechanical Engineering, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. (https://www.dimeas.polito.it/personale/scheda/(nominativo)/muzio.gola) He is a specialist in stress analysis, strength and criteria of machines, mechanics of machines and structures and vibrations. He is the author of over 250 scientific publications since 1972, 134 of which are listed in Scopus (Scopus Author ID: 7006108085). ORCID ID orcid.org/0000-0002-7279-4722. His teaching commitments have been mainly in Machine Design, for Mech. Eng. , Aerospace Eng. and Chemical Eng. He was the founder and the long-time leader of the AER-MEC Laboratory & Research Group (turbine and compressor components) of POLITO-DIMEAS (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering). This Lab is a success story, operating from about 25 years, still expanding thanks to the former co-workers. It has a wide range of experimental equipment to which it combines numerical capabilities, focusing on four main lines: contact mechanics & tribology, friction damping, joints mechanics, vibration & mistuning in turbomachinery. In parallel, he has established himself as a specialist in Quality Assurance and HE accreditation. In this line, Prof. Gola represented POLITO in several academic international projects focused on quality assurance, to which he contributed with his expertise. Appointed expert by the CNVSU (a ministerial body) already around 2000, from 2012 expert at ANVUR, the new national agency for the accreditation of the university system. Member or president of several Evaluation Boards of Italian universities from about 2000. He was an international evaluator for OAQ and EKKA. QUACING-EURACE "Steering Committee" member. He contributed 34 articles, 6 official reports, several courses.

Prof. Dr. Rubén Usamentiaga

Computer Science and Engineering, University of Oviedo, Spain

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Rubén Usamentiaga Fernández received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Oviedo, Gijon, Spain, in 1999 and 2005, respectively.,He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Oviedo. In recent years, he has been working on several projects related to computer vision and industrial systems. His research interests include real-time imaging systems and thermographic observers for industrial processes.

Dr. Armando Jorge Sousa

INESC Technology and Science (INESC TEC), Portugal

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Armando Jorge Miranda de Sousa received his PhD in 2004, in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering (FEUP). His thesis work was in the subarea of Robotics and Automation. He is currently an Auxiliary Professor in the ECE department of FEUP and an integrated researcher at Centre for Intelligent and Industrial Systems (CRIIS) at the INESC TEC interface institute. He earned in 2014 the international pedagogical certification "ING.PAED.IGIP" from the International Society for Engineering Pedagogy. His main research areas include Automation, Robotics and Higher Education. As a frequent participant in robotic contests, he has earned several national and international merits (examples: vice champion of RoboCup Robotic Soccer in 2006, winner of Autonomous Driving of Portuguese Robotics Open of 2019). He has also earned educational awards such as the University of Porto (UP) excellence award in 2015 and 10 best at ECEL 2015 excellence e-learning awards. He has published over 80 indexed peer reviewed articles both in pedagogical issues and more technical areas. He also has an active patent entitled "Device and method for identifying a cork stopper and respective kit". He is also involved in educational and technical funded projects such as "IntelWheels 2" and "EIT CPPS 101". He is the PI for FEUP for the "Replant" mobilizer project. https://www.cienciavitae.pt/en/1C17-7D93-4CF3

Dr. Samuel Morillas

Departamento de Matemática Aplicada, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

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Samuel Morillas was born in Granada, Spain, in 1979. He received the M.Sc. degree in computer science from the Universidad de Granada in 2002 and the Ph.D. degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain, in 2007. He is an Full Professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. He is a member of the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics at UPV. His research interests include fuzzy metrics, fuzzy sets, nonlinear color image and video processing, colorimetry and vision science.

Prof. Dr. Marco Mesiti

Department of Computer Science, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

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Marco Mesiti is associate professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Milan, Italy. He received Laurea degree and PhD in Computer Science at the University of Genova, Italy. He has been visiting researcher at the applied research center of Telcordia Technologies, Morristown, New Jersey. He is member of the Anacleto Lab., a research group focused on the application of Artificial Intelligence methods to Molecular Biology and Medicine. His specific interest is in the application of data management and data visualization techniques for efficiently integrating, exploring, processing and analyzing big heterogenous, graph structured, biological data. He has over 100 publications in scientific journals and conferences in the context of data management and bioinformatics which have been cited over 2,000 times. He is associate editor of Applied Sciences and Data Science and Engineering (DSE) journals.

Professor Alessandro Di Nuovo

Department of Computing, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

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Professor Alessandro Di Nuovo is Professor of Machine Intelligence at Sheffield Hallam University. He received the Laurea (MSc Eng) and the PhD in Informatics Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. Currently, Prof. Di Nuovo is the leader of Technological and Digital Innovation for promoting independent lives at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, which is dedicated to improving the wellbeing across the population through innovations that support a healthier lifestyle. He is also the leader of the Smart Interactive Technologies research laboratory of the Department of Computing. He is a member of the Executive Group of Sheffield Robotics, an internationally recognised initiative of two Sheffield Universities to support innovative and responsible research in robotics. Prof. Di Nuovo has an extensive track record as Principal Investigator of externally funded interdisciplinary research, worth over £4m, in fundamental and applied topics of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Prof. Di Nuovo’s scientific contributions focus on artificial intelligence and robotics applications, with over 100 peer-reviewed publications in well reputed venues, including the prestigious Nature Machine Intelligence in 2019. His work received several awards including the 2018 Silver Best Application Paper Award from the IFToMM (International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science) and the 2014 Best Paper Award from the AISC (Italian Association for Cognitive Sciences). Prof. Di Nuovo serves as Topic Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (Sage). He is an associate editor of Applied Sciences and Robotics journals (MDPI). He served as associate editor for Cognitive System Research (Elsevier) and as lead guest editor for special issues in the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, the International Journal of Social Robotics, and Adaptive Behavior journal. Prof. Di Nuovo is the Finance Chair of the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive

Dr. Aleksander Mendyk

Chair of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jagiellonian University-Medical College, Medyczna 9 St, Poland

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Aleksander Mendyk graduated in pharmaceutics at the Faculty of Pharmacy Jagiellonian University, Medical College (JUMC) in Cracow. He started his work as an assistant at the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics JUMC, where he works till now as associate professor. He got his PhD in pharmaceutics at the same Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics JUMC, His scientific interests concern application of artificial intelligence in pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics for non-linear and multivariate modeling of complex systems. Apart from his academic career he worked in a community pharmacy and still works as a scientific consultant for several pharmaceutical companies. He served also as director for PK/PD, bioequivalence and IVIVC in ThothPro(TM) IT/ICT company. He is also member of Editorial Advisory Board for Dissolution Technologies journal. Aleksander Mendyk authored or co-authored over 100 publications, 6 chapters in the books and over 100 conference presentations. He is also developer of open source software shared for public use.

Prof. Dr. David Megías

Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (edifici B3), Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 5, 08860 Castelldefels, Spain

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Dr. David Megías is the Director of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He is a Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications at that institution. More specifically, David's knowledge area is in security and privacy of networks and information. He is considered an expert in security and privacy of networks and information, and especially information hiding: watermarking, steganography and steganalysis. At IN3, he is the principal investigator of the K-yptography and Information Security for Open Networks (KISON) research group.

Dr. Mourad Oussalah

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), University of Oulu, Finland

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Mourad Oussalah received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Paris XII, in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He has had post-doctoral experience with KU Leuven, Belgium, and the City University of London. He has been with the University of Birmingham from 2003 till 2016. Then he joined University of Oulu as Research Professor where he leads the Social Mining Research Group. He is a Senior IEEE, Fellow of Royal Statistical Society. His research includes Data Mining, Information retrieval, Computer Vision and Information Fusion where he published more than 200 technical papers and led several research projects.

Invited Speakers

Professor Alessandra Maria Bossi

University of Verona, Italy

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Molecularly Imprinted Nanoparticles for Protein Biomarker Recognition: Strategies and Applications
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Alessandra Maria Bossi's research activity focuses on the development of protein and peptide recognition biomimetic nanomaterials, prepared be the strategy of molecular imprinting of polymers (MIPs and nanoMIPs) and in their integration in analytical methods, assays and bio/sensors. AM Bossi activities in the Analytical Sciences involve the application of nanoMIPs to optical and electrochemical sensing platforms. AM Bossi is active also in the integration of nanoMIPs to cells and for cells, studying molecularly imprinted nanoparticles for protein refolding and as tools for biomolecular interaction.
Research Keywords
molecularly imprinted polymers; nanoparticle; SPR; optical fiber; biomarker; analytical science; analytical chemistry; protein folding; cell interaction

Dr. Anuj K. Sharma

National Institute of Technology Delhi, India

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Plasmonic Sensors and Detectors
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Anuj K. Sharma received the M.Sc. degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India, in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree from IIT Delhi, India, in 2006, both in Physics. Post-Ph.D., he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship to work at Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena (Germany) during 2007–2008. During July 2008–May 2010, he worked at ASML Netherlands B.V., Veldhoven, The Netherlands, as a Technical Analyst (Semiconductor Lithography). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Physics with the National Institute of Technology Delhi, India. His current research areas include Plasmonics in thin films and gratings, optical sensors, fiber optics, nanophotonics, photonic device modelling, and technology management. He has authored or co-authored over 90 research papers in different reputed international journals published by Elsevier, IEEE, OSA, AIP, IOP, SPIE, Springer, etc. He is the Principal Investigator of a CSIR (India)-sponsored research project on “Plasmonic devices based on metallic nanostructures.” and SERB (India)-sponsored Core Research project on "Role of spin waves and magnonics in plasmonics-based photonic devices". He has authored/co-authored three chapters in a couple of books published by Springer (Fiber Optic Sensors: Current Status and Future Possibilities, 2017) and Elsevier (Handbook of Nanomaterials, 2021). He has reviewed/adjudicated more than 100 research articles for different international journals. He is an Associate Editor of Optical Fiber Technology (since February 2019) and of IEEE Sensors journal (since April 2019). He has guest-edited a special issue on “Fiber optic sensors with plasmonic nanostructures and gratings: applications and new perspectives” for MDPI Sensors journal (2020).
Research Keywords
plasmonics; sensors; fiber optics; nanophotonics; photonic device modelling; and technology management

Professor Bruno Andò

DIEEI-University of Catania, Italy

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An overview of Non linear approaches for Energy Harvesting
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Bruno Andò (IEEE M’97-SM’13) received the M.S. in Electronic Engineering and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy, in 1994 and 1999 respectively. Currently he is an associate professor in measurement science at the Electric, Electronic and Information Engineering Department of the University of Catania. From 1999 he worked as a researcher with the Electrical and Electronic Measurement Group, within the same department of the University of Catania. His main research interests are sensors design and optimization, rapid prototyping of sensors, new materials for sensors, smart multi-sensor architectures for environmental monitoring and Assistive Technology, nonlinear techniques for signal processing. Currently, he is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements, he is the Editor In Chief of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurements Magazine he belongs to the EB of the MDPI Sensors Journal. During his activity Dr. Andò has co-authored several scientific papers, presented in international conferences and published in international journals and books.
Research Keywords
sensors; IJP sensors; energy harvesting; assistive technology; energy harvesting

Prof. Dr. Carlos Marques

University of Aveiro, Portugal

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Sustainable Aquaculture: From Predictive Analytics to Intelligent Photonics Platform
Bio
Expertise on optical fiber sensors and optical devices for optical communications and sensing. He received the Ph.D. degree in Physics Engineering from the UA, Portugal, in 2013. He was a Marie Curie (MC) Fellow in the Aston Institute of Photonics Technologies, Aston University, U.K until March 2016. Currently, he is a Research Scientist in the Physics Department & I3N, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal. His main interests include optical fiber devices for sensing, integrated optics, low cost interrogation systems, machine learning, data acquisition and optical transmission data. He authored or co-authored 3 books, 5 book chapters, 150+ journal peer-review papers, more than 95 conference papers with emphasis on optical communications, data processing and sensing. According to Google Scholar, journal/conference articles have received over 3000 citations (h-index: 37). He was an organization member of IMOC2019 conference. He was awarded with several awards. Also, he is an Associate Editor of prestigious scientific journals like OSA Optics Express, IEEE Sensors Journal, Optical Fiber Technology (Elsevier) and acts also as referee of several high level international journals, receiving awards by review quality. He is a regular expert evaluator of international research projects of different countries. He is a regular TPC member of some conferences of Optics and Photonics field, and he is regular invited to be session chairman in some international conferences. Last 8 years, he participated/ leaded in several research projects including national projects from FCT agency, European projects including Marie Curie actions (Individual Fellowship, ITN), FET, and other international from Brazil (CAPES, FAPES, CNPq, etc). Currently, he is the coordinator professor of Optical Technologies, and Lasers and Photonics , Physics Engineering doctoral programme and Integrated Master, respectively.
Research Keywords
optics; optical fiber sensors and devices; nanotechnology and nanophotonics; optoelectronics; data processing

Professor Christophe Caucheteur

University of Mons, Belgium

DETAILS
Talk
Plasmonic Fiber Grating Biosensors
Bio
Christophe Caucheteur received the Master's degree in electrical engineering in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in applied sciences in 2007 from the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons, Belgium. He is currently a Senior Research Associate of the F.R.S.-FNRS at the University of Mons and he is the head of the Advanced Photonic Sensors ERC unit. He is the coauthor of about 250 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is also coauthor of six international patent applications regarding the development of innovative fiber Bragg gratings sensors. He received a European Research Council Starting Grant for a research project focused on the development of innovative plasmonic biochemical optical fiber sensors.
Research Keywords
optical fibers; sensors; Bragg gratings; plasmon; biosensing

Dr. Cosimo Trono

National Research Council, CNR-IFAC, Italy

DETAILS
Talk
Biosensing Systems Based on Unconventional SPR on Fibers: the Multimode Plastic Fiber and the Light Diffusing Fiber Examples.
Bio
I am a senior scientist at Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara”, Italy. I graduated in Physics and I received the PhD in Non-Destructive Testing. Main interests concern optics, optical fibers, and sensor science. My knowledge and expertise include the design, fabrication and characterization of optical fiber sensors systems for physical parameters (e.g. strain, temperature, pressure, acoustic signals) and for chemical/biochemical parameters, of label-free and label based optical biosensors, and the design and development of microfluidic systems for optical bio-chemical sensing applications. I’m author of more than 140 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings.
Research Keywords
optics; optical fibers; optical fiber sensors; biosensing

Dr. Laura Pasquardini

Indivenire srl, Italy

DETAILS
Talk
Aptamer-Based Optical Biosensors: a Focus on Plasmonic Plastic Optical Platform
Bio
I graduated in Physics at the University of Trento in 2000. I worked for many years as a researcher at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento and at the University of Trento, working on the development of micro- and nanodevices and biosensors for genomics and proteomics. My expertise covers several research fields: development and characterisation of biointerfaces, molecular biology, high-resolution imaging. I am the author of more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, co-organiser of three international schools and co-author of three dissertations. Since 2018 I co-founded Indivenire srl, a small enterprise offering an R&D outsorcing service.
Research Keywords
aptasensors; biosensors; optical sensor; material characterization; surface science

Prof. Dr. Manuel Lopez-Amo

Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain

DETAILS
Talk
Optical Fiber Lasers for Sensing
Bio
Manuel Lopez-Amo is a full professor in photonics at the Electrical and Electronic department of Universidad Pública de Navarra (Spain) since 1996. He is the head of the optical communications group of this department. He has been Chairman of the Optoelectronic Committee of Spain. He has been the director of the Engineering Faculty and of the Electrical and Electronic department of Universidad Pública de Navarra. He has been the leader of more than 60 research projects and he has coauthored more than 350 works in international refereed journals and conferences related with fiber-optic networks, fiber-optic sensors, fiber-optic amplifiers and lasers and integrated optics. He has supervised 18 PhD theses about Photonics. He is a member of the technical committees of the International Conference on fiber optic sensors (OFS) and the European Workshop on optical fiber sensors (EWOFS), among others. Professor Lopez-Amo is senior member of the IEEE.
Research Keywords
optical fiber sensors; optical fiber lasers

Dr. Marcelo Werneck

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

DETAILS
Talk
Photonic Biosensors
Bio
MARCELO MARTINS WERNECK was born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and graduated in Electronic Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC) in 1975. He obtained his MSc from the Biomedical Engineering Program at COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 1977. In 1978 he joined the Department of Electronics and Computing at UFRJ where he is currently a Full Professor. His Ph.D. was obtained by the University of Sussex, UK, in 1985. He is currently coordinator of the Instrumentation and Photonics Laboratory of the Postgraduate Electrical Engineering Program at COPPE where he develops research in optical fiber sensors, instrumentation, and transducers. In 2014, he joined the Postgraduate Nanotechnology Engineering Program where he develops research in nanophotonics and nanobiosensors. His research is concentrated in the areas of Electrical Engineering, Oil & Gas, and Biotechnology.
Research Keywords
biophotonics; plastic optical fiber sensors; biosensors

Dr. Paola Zuppella

National Research Council-Institute for photonics and nanotechnologies (CNR-IFN), Italy

DETAILS
Talk
Optical Coatings: Application and Metrology
Bio
Paola Zuppella obtained the PhD in Physics in 2009 at L’Aquila University, Italy. Since October 2011, she is researcher at the Institute for photonics and nanotechnologies (CNR–IFN) Padova. Paola is an experimental researcher with a background in applied physics. She is focused on the development and characterization of optical coatings for optical components and devices, space and solar instrumentation, and biosensors. Teacher in the master “Surface treatments for industrial applications” (Padova University), she is a member of the school committee of the graduate School of Science, Measurements and Spatial Technologies of Padova University; she was Co-I of PHEBUS instrument on board the BepiColombo ESA mission; she is Co-I of METIS instrument onboard the Solar Orbiter ESA space mission; she is involved on the development of the telescope for Ariel ESA space mission. She is in ACPHAST 4.0 and ACTPHAST 4.R and EU projects.
Research Keywords
optical coatings; space instrumentation; SPR

Dr. Pietro Falco

ABB, Corporate Research, Sweden

DETAILS
Talk
Towards Collaborative Mobile Manipulator for Logistics and Healthcare
Bio
Pietro Falco received the Research Doctorate degree in Electronic Engineering in 2012 and until February 2015 he held a Post-Doc position at Second University of Naples. From December 2010 to July 2011 he was a Visiting Scholar at Karlsruher Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, under the supervision of Prof. Dillmann. He participated in several European projects concerning mobile manipulation in unstructured environments such as DEXMART, ECHORD, SAPHARI, EUROC. In 2011, he co-founded the company Aeromechs s.r.l., still very active in research and development of energy management systems for more electric aircrafts. In order to work full time on research, Pietro left the active co-leadership of the company and moved to Munich. In March 2015, he was appointed "TUM Foundation Fellow" at Technical University of Munich and in February he earned a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship for Experienced Researchers with the project proposal LEACON “LEArning-CONtrol tight interaction: a novel approach to robust execution of mobile manipulation tasks". Pietro joined ABB Corporate Research in 2018 as senior scientist and project manager, driving and participating in both internal and European research projects on service robotics for logistics and healthcare. His research interests include machine learning for robotics, observation of human manipulation, robotic mobile manipulation, and Bayesian sensor fusion.
Research Keywords
Mobile Manipulation, Autonomous Navigation, Reinforcement Learning, Collaborative Robots

Prof. Dr. Raul Fangueiro

Fibrenamics / University of Minho, Portugal

DETAILS
Talk
Multifunctional Fiber-based Materials
Bio
Prof. Raul Fangueiro is currently professor and senior researcher in the School of Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal. He is the Head of the Fibrous Materials Research Group of the same university with expertise in advanced materials (nano, smart, composites) and structures (3D, auxetic, multiscale) with 45 researchers. He is the mentor and the coordinator of the FIBRENAMICS International Platform (www.fibrenamics.com) including 350 partners developing promotion, dissemination, technology transfer and research activities on fiber-based advanced materials. He has more than 170 published papers in international reputed scientific journals, 450 conference publications, 36 books and 40 patents. He is the scientific coordinator of several national and international research projects on advanced fibrous and composite materials, mainly for building, defense, architectural and health-care applications. He supervised various PhD and Pos-Doc scientific works and is the chair of AUXDEFENSE – World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense and ICNF – International Conference on Natural Fibers. Raul Fangueiro is the founder of the WANFR – World Association of Natural Fibers Research, member of the editorial board of several leading international scientific journals on composite and fibrous materials, and member of several working groups of the European Defense Agency and NATO.
Research Keywords
fibrous materials; nanotechnology; natural fibers; auxetic materials

Dr. Robert J. Meier

PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH, Germany

DETAILS
Talk
Fluorescence Optical Chemical Sensors–Past, Current and Future Perspectives
Bio
I'm working in the R&D department of the company PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH. Our company develops, produces and distributes optical chemical sensors for monitoring O2, pH and CO2. I’m specialized on 2D optical sensors and devices. I received my Doctoral degree in Chemistry in 2011 from the University of Regensburg based on research on optical sensing and imaging directed at the application in human wounds and skin. Then I worked as a Postdoc at the Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Chemo- and Biosensors. My main research interests were chemical sensing and imaging especially in biological matrices, such as human wounds, cells, or bacteria.
Research Keywords
optical sensors; oxygen; pH; CO2; imaging

Dr. Sara Tombelli

Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, CNR, Italy

DETAILS
Talk
Molecular Beacons for Intracellular Sensing
Bio
Dr. Sara Tombelli is senior researcher at the Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC-CNR) in Florence, Italy. Her research activity is focused on biosensor development, optical sensing and surface modifications with bio-molecules, such as antibodies, enzymes, aptamers and nucleic acid probes. She has also experience in intracellular nanosensors and nanoparticle manipulation. On the above topics she has contributed more than 130 publications on international refereed journals, books and conference proceedings (H-index=42, Scholar). She is member of the Editorial Board of Sensors (MDPI), section Biosensors; she has been Special Issue Editor for Sensors. She participated in several European Projects and in other national and international projects. She is now research unit scientific leader in a national project PRIN. She has been reviewer and referee for the evaluation of international projects such as proposals under the ERC Ideas Specific Programme and the FET programme. She received the National Scientific Habilitation (ASN) as full professor in Analytical Chemistry (Italian Ministry for Research).
Research Keywords
biosensors; molecular beacons; aptamers; intracellular sensors; optical sensors

Dr. V V R Sai

Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

DETAILS
Talk
Plasmonic Fiber Optic Absorbance Biosensor (P-FAB)—A Point-of-Care Platform Towar Attomolar Analyte Detection
Bio
V V R Sai war born in India in 1981. He received the bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering in 2002 from Andhra university and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2008 from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India. After a two-year postdoctoral research at university of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA, he joined IIT Madras in 2011. He is currently working as an Associate Professor and leads Biosensor Research Laboratory at IIT Madras. His research interests include optical chemical and biosensors for clinical diagnostics, water and food monitoring. He has authored more than 50 international journal and conference papers and filed 7 patents. He is a recipient of prestigious Young Engineer Award from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) in 2015 for the work done on biosensors research. He runs several international research projects with collaborators in Germany, UK, USA and Norway. A start-up is spun out of the research laboratory to promote U-bent fiber optic probes as a platform for optical sensing applications.
Research Keywords
plasmonic fiber optic sensors; chemical sensors and biosensors; Attomolar analyte detection

Dr. Vincenzo Carafa

Università degli Studi della Campania “L.Vanvitelli”, Italy

DETAILS
Talk
Biosensors: A Promising Strategy for Cancer Detection and Treatment
Bio
Vincenzo Carafa is Assistant Professor (RTD-B) in General Pathology at the Department of Precision Medicine, Università degli Studi della Campania “L.Vanvitelli”, Naples, Italy. He graduated in Biology, summa cum laude, in 2005 with a Ph.D. in “Pathology of Signal Transduction” in 2008. From 2009 he obtained several post-doctoral fellowships at the Department of Precision Medicine. In 2014 he has been appointed as senior researcher for the development of new modulators of sirtuins and their use in pharmacology at Siena Biotech. His studies are focused on the involvement of epigenetic processes in the alteration of fundamental signaling pathways responsible of cancer initiation, promotion and progression. In particular, he focuses on the mechanisms of programmed cell deaths and their deregulations.
Research Keywords
epigenetic; cancer; programmed cell death

Prof. Dr. Andrea Cusano

Electronics and Photonics Engineering Department, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy

DETAILS
Talk
Nanotechnology on Fibers: New avenues for Multifunctional Bioprobes
Bio
Andrea Cusano received his Laurea degree cum Laude in Electronic Engineering on November 27, 1998 from University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy. In 2003 he defended his PhD thesis carried out at the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering of University of Naples with tutor Prof. Antonello Cutolo. His Ph.D. thesis was focused on “Optoelectronic Sensors for Smart Materials and Structures”. On February 2002, during his Ph.D. student course, he was engaged as Research Fellow at the Department of Engineering at University of Sannio to support Prof. Antonello Cutolo to build up the Optoelectronic Division. Since September 2002 and up to now, he has been also in charge as Professor for several courses of Electronics at the Engineering Department of University of Sannio. On December 30, 2002, he started his service as permanent researcher at the University of Sannio. On December 15, 2005 he won a national competition as Associate Professor at the University of Sannio. His research interests are focused on the suitable merging of optical fibers and nanotechnologies and was the pioneer of the “Lab on fiber Technology” concept, nowadays recognized as an hot topic in nanophotonics. He was also cofounder of several spin-off companies focused on the development of fiber optic sensing systems for industrial and life science applications: “OptoSmart S.r.l.” in 2005, “MDTech” in 2007, “OptoAdvance” in 2011, Mantid S.r.l. in 2017, Often Medical in 2019. He published over 400 papers on prestigious international journals and communications in well-known international conferences worldwide; he has close to 20 national and international patents currently in charge of prestigious industrial companies (Ansaldo STS, Alenia WASS, Optosmart, MdTEch, Often Medical). Since 2011 he is Editor in Chief of Journal of Optics and Laser Technology and Results in Optics (Elsevier). He is also associate editor of Photonic Sensors (Springer Verlag), Journal of Lightwave technology (IEEE(OSA) and Sensors (Mdpi). He is member of the technical and steering program committees
Research Keywords
lab on fiber technology; nanophotonics; diagnostics; lab in a needle

Dr. Francesco Di Marzo

S.O. Sansepolcro-Valtiberina Az. Usl Toscana Sud-Est Italy

DETAILS
Talk
Contaminated gases within Ultra-Clean Operating Theaters during laparoscopic surgeries: how the SARS-COV2 pandemic changed our point of view.
Bio
I spent the last 11 months in the middle of a pandemic creating a team of young surgeons and running a General Surgery Unit in an italian spoke hospital (Valtiberina - Sansepolcro); struggling as all of you, HCWs and not. A brand new role for me started on january 1st 2021: I'm officially in charge as the leader of a group of nurses, certified nurse assistants, janitors and surgeons, all focused on giving our patients the best health care. We offer open and mini-invasive surgery (biliary, abdominal wall, gynaecologic, endocrine, colorectal, UGI). My personal clinical interests include colorectal cancer, enhanced recovery after surgery (including immunonutrition), abdominal wall reconstruction (from multidisciplinary treatment of sporthernia to endoscopic component separation), surgical site infection control/reduction/surveillance. We run a training lab for laparoscopic surgery studying eye-hand coordination, ambidexterity and learning curve, focusing on developing specific pathway to improve young surgeons’ hard skills.
Research Keywords
Operating Theaters; laparoscopic surgery; SARS-COV2; surgical smoke

Dr. Letizia De Maria

Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE S.p.A., Milan, Italy

DETAILS
Talk
Measurements of Chemical Markers in Insulating Oil of Transformers by Molecularly Imprinted Polymers and Plasmonic Optical Fibers
Bio
Degree in physics, University of Milan, senior researcher in RSE SpA, Transmission and Distribution Technologies Department, Milan, Italy. Member of the the National Electrotechnical Committee (CT10) on “Fluids for Electrotechnical Applications” since 2015 and Member of the Presidential Council, Italian Society for Optics and Photonics (SIOF) since 2017. Her main research interests include innovative optical sensors for monitoring electrical equipment of Transmission and Distribution network and, mainly, for the detection of oil-paper degradation markers in power transformers' insulating oil
Research Keywords
optical chemical sensors; surface plasmon resonance (SPR); insulating oil; 2-furaldheide (2-FAL);power transformers.

Prof. Dr. Peter Lieberzeit

Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty for Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

DETAILS
Talk
Polymer-Based Systems for Bioanalyte Recognition: Structural Studies and Sensing Properties
Bio
Professor for Physical Chemistry at the University of Vienna since 2016, before that at the Department for Analytical Chemistry (since 2011). Specialized in developing biomimetic recognitions matrices for a range of chemical and biological Analytes. Currently ~145 papers in Web of Science (h=33). Member of the Editorial Board of Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical; Chair of the International Steering Committee of IMCS conferences (International Meeting on Chemical Sensors).
Research Keywords
molecular imprinting; self-organization; mass-sensitive sensing; optical sensing

Dr. Dana Alina Magdas

National Institute for Research & Development of Isotopic & Molecular Technologies, Romania

DETAILS
Talk
Emerging Technologies in Food and Beverages Authentication
Bio
I graduated and received my PhD degree (2008) from the Faculty of Physics, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Currently, I am the Head of Mass Spectrometry, Chromatography and Applied Physics Department from National Institute for R&D of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, INCDTIM, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The research group’s activities I’m coordinated are mainly oriented towards the development of new analytical approaches and the identification of emerging markers for food and beverages authenticity assessment. The development of research is done in the form of research projects with academic and/or industry partnership. I have authored or co-authored over 100 research papers, 1 book and other 4 book chapers.
Research Keywords
food and beverages authentication; natural products; traceability; stable isotopes; elemental profile; vibrational spectroscopy; metabolomics; chemometrics

Prof. Dr. Saulius Juodkazis

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

DETAILS
Talk
Ultra-short pulse lasers—materials—applications
Bio
Professor Saulius Juodkazis has physics and material science training. His cotutelle PhD was obtained in 1998 from Vilnius Univ., Lithuania and Lyon-I Univ., France. His current interests are in the fields of light-matter interactions occurring in small space (nanoscale) and time (femtoseconds) domains. He planned, established and directs a multi-user 3D Nanotechnology facility at Swinburne Univ. Technol., Melbourne, Australia, which was open to users in 2011. He is SPIE and OSA Fellow.

Dr. Soon Hock Ng

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

DETAILS
Talk
Polariscopy for Remote Sensing Applications
Bio
Soon Hock is a research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology. He completed his BSc and BEng at Monash University, where he also completed his PhD in 2016, with a focus on lithography and the self-assembly of nanoparticles. He began working at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication as a Process Engineer in the latter half of 2016 before perusing postdoctoral research in the Centre for Micro-Photonics at Swinburne University of Technology in early 2017. His research areas include: self-assembly of nanoparticles in lithographically defined templates, PVD and RIE of nanostructured thin films, energetic materials, spectroscopy, and recently, remote sensing methods.
Research Keywords
remote sensing; polariscopy; orientation detection; ocean waves

Dr. Vijayakumar Anand

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

DETAILS
Talk
Chaos inspired incoherent holography
Bio
Dr. Vijayakumar Anand is a Nanophotonics Research Fellow at the Optical Sciences Center, Swinburne University of Technology. He completed his Bachelor and Master degrees in Physics from The American College, India in 2004 and 2007 respectively. He completed his second Master degree in Laser Technology from College of Engineering, Anna University in 2009 and Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 2015. He was a PBC outstanding postdoctoral researcher at Ben Gurion University Israel from 2015-2018 and Monbukagakusho Researcher at Osaka University, Japan from 2010 to 2012. He is one of the recipients of JSPS fellowship in 2020. He has published more than 45 journal articles and 32 conference proceedings articles, a best-selling tutorial text book on Diffractive Optics, two book chapters and two patents. He has received the RAITH Micrograph Award for the year 2021, outstanding reviewer award from Optical Society of America in 2019. He has served as a co-guest editor of a special issue on holography for Applied Sciences journal. He is currently serving as co-guest editor for special issues on holography for Journal of Imaging and Applied Physics B.
Research Keywords
imaging; holography; diffractive optics; incoherent optics; microfabrication and infrared microspectrometry

Dr. Małgorzata Nowacka

Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

DETAILS
Talk
The Use of Non-Thermal Treatment as Pulsed Electric Field and Ultrasound in Food Technology
Bio
Dr. Małgorzata Nowacka is an associate professor at the Institute of Food Sciences at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. She is a specialist in the field of food drying, the application of non-thermal food processing methods, food storage and safety, and packaging. Her scientific and research interests focus mainly on engineering issues in food technology, especially the physical properties of raw materials and mainly plant products. In recent years, together with his team, he has been conducting research on the use of unconventional, innovative techniques (pulsed electric field, ultrasound) as preliminary treatments and supporting heat and mass transfer processes. Additionally, her research interests include packaging intended for contact with food, designing new products and their safety. Since 2019, she has been a member of the Polish Young Academy of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

ASEC 2021 Live Sessions Information

During the duration of the conference, a number of live online sessions will be programmed. The live streaming platform we are using is Zoom. During each session, the participants will have the possibility to ask questions during a Q&A session. Detailed information about the topics and dates will be shared soon.
The live sessions are free for authors. The authors who submit submissions to ASEC 2021 will have priority for the registration (with no extra cost) to the live online sessions with our keynote speakers. If it is not completely full, the registration will be opened for unregistered participants. Registrations with academic institutional email addresses will be prioritized.

The number of participants to the live session is limited but the recording will be made available on Sciforum shortly afterwards.

ASEC 2021 Live Sessions Programs

28 October 2021

Session 3

Date: 28 October 2021

Time: 09:00am (CET) | 03:00pm (CST Asia)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Nunzio Cennamo from University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Aversa, Italy

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CET)

Invited Speaker

Manuel López-Amo, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain

Optical Fiber Lasers for Sensing 09:00am - 09:15am

Invited Speaker

Saulius Juodkazis, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Ultra-Short Pulse Lasers—Materials—Applications

09:15am – 09:30am

Invited Speaker

Andrea Cusano, Electronics and Photonics Engineering Department, University of Sannio, Benevento, Italy

Nanotechnology on Fibers: New avenues for Multifunctional Bioprobes

09:30am – 09:45am

Open for Discussions

09:45am – 10:05am

Invited Speaker

Soon Hock Ng, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Polariscopy for Remote Sensing Applications

10:05am – 10:20am

Invited Speaker

Vijayakumar Anand, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Chaos Inspired Incoherent Holography

10:20am – 10:35am

Open for Discussions

10:35am – 11:00am

29 October 2021

Session 4

Date: 29 Otober 2021

Time: 02:00pm (CET) | 8:00am (CST Asia)

Chair: Dr. Francesco Arcadio from University of Campania L. Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CET)

Invited Speaker

Paola Zuppella, National Research Council-Institute for photonics and nanotechnologies (CNR-IFN), Italy

Optical Coatings: Application and Metrology

02:00pm - 02:15pm

Invited Speaker

Bruno And, DIEEI-University of Catania, Italy

An Overview of Non Linear Approaches for Energy Harvesting

02:15pm - 02:30pm

Invited Speaker

Pietro Falco, ABB, Corporate Research, Sweden

Towards Collaborative Mobile Manipulator for Logistics and Healthcare

02:30pm - 02:45pm

Open for Discussions

02:45pm - 03:05pm

Invited Speaker

Carlos Marques, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Sustainable Aquaculture: From Predictive Analytics to Intelligent Photonics Platform

03:05pm - 03:20pm

Invited Speaker

Letizia De Maria, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico - RSE S.p.A., Milan, Italy

Measurements of Chemical Markers in Insulating Oil of Transformers by Molecularly Imprinted Polymers and Plasmonic Optical Fibers

03:20pm - 03:35pm

Open for Discussions

03:35pm - 03:50pm

Ending Ceremony

Past sessions

19 October 2021

Session 1

Date: 19 October 2021

Time: 09:00am (CET) | 03:00pm (CST Asia)

Chair: Prof. Rogerio Nogueira from IT Aveiro (Portugal)

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CET)

Conference Chair

Nunzio Cennamo, Department of Engineering, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy

Initial Greeting of the Conference

09:00am – 09:05am

Invited Speaker

Cosimo Trono, National Research Council, CNR-IFAC, Italy

Biosensing Systems Based on Unconventional SPR on Fibers: the Multimode Plastic Fiber and the Light Diffusing Fiber Examples

09:05am – 09:20am

Invited Speaker

V. V. Raghavendra Sai, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

Plasmonic Fiber Optic Absorbance Biosensor (P-FAB)—A Point-of-Care Platform Towar Attomolar Analyte Detection

09:20am – 09:35am

Invited Speaker

Laura Pasquardini, Indivenire srl, Italy

Aptamer-Based Optical Biosensors: a Focus on Plasmonic Plastic Optical Platform

09:35am – 09:50am

Open for Discussions

09:50am – 10:10am

Invited Speaker

Anuj K. Sharma, National Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Plasmonic Sensors and Detectors

10:10am – 10:25am

Invited Speaker

Christophe CAUCHETEUR, University of Mons, Belgium

Plasmonic Fiber Grating Biosensors

10:25am – 10:40am

Invited Speaker

Robert Meier, PreSens Precision Sensing GmbH, Germany

Fluorescence Optical Chemical Sensors–Past, Current and Future Perspectives

10:40am – 10:55am

Open for Discussions

10:55am – 11:15am

20 October 2021

Session 2

Date: 20 October 2021

Time: 02:00pm (CET) | 8:00am (CST Asia)

Chair: Prof. Stefania Campopiano from Parthenope University of Naples (Italy)

Speaker

Presentation Topic

Time (CET)

Invited Speaker

Raul Fangueiro, Fibrenamics / University of Minho, Portugal

Multifunctional Fiber-based Materials

02:00pm - 02:15pm

Invited Speaker

Sara Tombelli, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, CNR, Italy

Molecular Beacons for Intracellular Sensing

02:15pm - 02:30pm

Invited Speaker

Roger Narayan, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA

Two Photon Polymerization - Additive Manufacturing

02:30pm - 02:45pm

Open for Discussions

02:45pm - 03:05pm

Invited Speaker

Peter Lieberzeit, Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty for Chemistry, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Polymer-Based Systems for Bioanalyte Recognition: Structural Studies and Sensing Properties

03:05pm - 03:20pm

Invited Speaker

Vincenzo Carafa, Università degli Studi della Campania “L.Vanvitelli”, Italy

Biosensors: A Promising Strategy for Cancer Detection and Treatment

03:20pm - 03:35pm

Invited Speaker

Alessandra Maria Bossi, University of Verona, Strada Le Grazie 15, Italy

Molecularly Imprinted Nanoparticles for Protein Biomarker Recognition: Strategies and Applications

03:35pm - 03:50pm

Open for Discussions

03:50pmpm - 04:10pm

ASEC 2021 Live Sessions Recordings

Live Session 1

19 October 2021

Live Session 2

20 October 2021

Live Session 3

28 October 2021

Live Session 4

29 October 2021

Instructions for Authors

Submission Information

Submissions should be submitted by the authors online by registering at https://sciforum.net/conference/ASEC2021, and using the “Submit Abstract” function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–250 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online at this website up to 9 August2021.
  2. The Conference Committee will conduct a pre-evaluation, based on the submitted abstract, of whether the contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences. All authors will be notified by 30 August 2021 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a poster, a slides presentation (in PDF) and/or a short video presentation (max. 3-5 minutes) as supporting material of the paper, until the submission deadline of 13 September 2021.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on https://sciforum.net/conference/ASEC2021 for discussion and rating during the time of the conference, from 15–31 October 2021.
  5. The accepted proceedings papers will probably be published as one dedicated volume in MDPI Engineering Proceedings journal (ISSN 2673-4591). Publication of proceedings paper is free of charge. Note: Before publication, Engineering Proceedings journal will review accepted papers using the powerful text comparison tool: iThenticate. This procedure aims to prevent scholarly and professional plagiarism.
    Articles with a high repetition rate and lack of novelty will not be published in the conference proceedings.
  6. The open access journal Applied Sciences will publish a Special Issue (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special_issues/2nd_IECAS) of the conference and accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference itself. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select manuscripts that may be included for publication in the Special Issue of the journal Applied Sciences (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC, etc.).
Proceedings Paper

Proceedings papers must be prepared in MS Word using the Proceedings template (see below) and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references) and should not exceed 6 pages. Carefully read the rules outlined in the 'Instructions for Authors' on the journal website and ensure that your manuscript submission adheres to these guidelines.

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (200–250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using Sciforum.net's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

Video Presentations

Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discussing it with peers from all over the world. Video should be no longer than 3-5 minutes and prepared with one of the following formats: .mp4 / .webm / .ogg (max size: 250Mb). It should be submitted with the full manuscript before 13 September 2021.

Submission of Manuscripts

Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at https://sciforum.net/conference/ASEC2021 by registering and logging in to this website.

Accepted File Formats

  • MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the 1st International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make layout very difficult.
  • LaTeX: Manuscripts prepared in LaTeX must be collated into one ZIP folder (include all source files and images so that the Conference Secretariat can recompile the submitted PDF). When preparing manuscripts in LaTeX, please use the 1st International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences LaTeX template files.

2nd International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences Microsoft Word template file and LaTex template file

ASEC2021_Word_template.docx
ASEC2021_Latex_template.zip

Posters

Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters can be presented without an accompanying proceedings paper. However, they will not be added to the proceedings of the conference.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors’ responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here “The authors declare no conflict of interest”. This should be conveyed in a separate “Conflict of Interest” statement preceding the “Acknowledgments” and “References” sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under the “Acknowledgments” section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (72)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Presentation Pdf
sciforum-049263 Formulation of effervescent tablet detergent compact with unique chemical compositions

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Submitted: 10 Aug 2021

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sciforum-049462 High-resolution distributed liquid level sensor based on a self-heating approach , , , N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-049548 Proposal of a Computational Algorithm for Calculating Material Ratio of Surface Texture

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Submitted: 12 Aug 2021

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sciforum-049484 First results for the selection of repeating earthquakes in the Eastern Tien Shan (China)



Submitted: 10 Aug 2021

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sciforum-049340 Propelling the Penetration of Electric Vehicles in Pakistan by Optimal Placement of Charging Stations

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Submitted: 04 Aug 2021

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Event Awards

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Contribution Awards and Best Presentation Award.

Best Contribution Awards


As a sponsor, Applsci would like to award two best paper as elected by all the conference committee. The awards will consist of 500 Swiss Francs of each of paper. We look forward to posting your contributions.

Criteria for Evaluation of Best Contribution Award:

Criteria

  • Full paper must be submitted to ASEC 2021;
  • Originality/Novelty of the paper;
  • Significance of Content;
  • Scientific Soundness;
  • Interest to the readers;
  • English language and style.

    Evaluation

    • Each Evaluation Committee member will give an assessment for each applicant in terms of the criteria outlined above;
    • Total score for each presentation will be ranked, from highest to lowest;
    • If two or more authors get the same score, further evaluation will be carried out;
    • All decisions made by the Evaluation Committee are final.

    Best Presentation Award

    As a sponsor, Applied Sciences would like to grants an award (500 Swiss Francs) for the best presentation as elected by all the conference committee.

    Terms and Conditions:

    Eligibility Requirements:

    1. For Best Paper Awards: Submit 3-6 pages extended abstract/full paper to ASEC 2021
    2. For Best Presentation Award: Submit presentation files (slide/video/poster) to ASEC 2021
    3. Originality of the paper
    4. Scientific merit and broad impact
    5. Relevance to the conference scope
    6. Interest to the readers
    7. English language and style
    The Awards
    Best Contribution Awards 500 CHF
    The Best Contribution Awards for two papers will be given for the submissions as elected by the conference committee. The Awards will consist of 500 Swiss Francs to each awardee. We look forward to your submission.
    Best Presentation Award 500 CHF
    The Best Presentation Award for one presentation will be given for the submission as elected by the conference committee. The Award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs to awardee. We look forward to your submission.

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    Thank You for Participating

    All participants of ASEC 2021 are welcome to submit the extended work to the Applied Sciences.

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