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May 23 - 27, 2016

International Conference on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances


In the year 2016, for the 11th anniversary of the Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances Conference, we are pleased to welcome you to Florence, Italy. The conference will take place between May 23 and 27 in the Congress Center of the National Research Council (CNR) of Sesto Fiorentino. The Congress Center is located in the CNR Research Area, inside the Scientific Pole of the University of Firenze. The program is to be announced shortly.
The goal of the ISEMA 2016 conference is to encourage “meeting of the minds” among many of the world’s best-known experts in this field and others who have a deep desire to understand RF and microwave aquametry and related dielectric methods more thoroughly and apply them more effectively. The format of the conference includes informal question and answer sessions as well as in-depth technical presentations to encourage active participation by all attendees.

 

Preliminary Program

Monday, May 23: Registration and welcome reception.

Tuesday, May 24: Opening session, oral and poster sessions.

Wednesday, May 25: Oral and poster sessions.

Thursday, May 26: Oral/poster sessions, Conference Dinner.

Friday, May 27: Oral and poster sessions, Panel discussion, closing of the conference.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held in the Congress Center of the National Research Council (CNR) of Sesto Fiorentino.
The Congress Center is located in the CNR Research Area, inside the Scientific Pole of the University of Firenze. For more information on the venue, please visit their website.
http://www.ifac.cnr.it/

The Scientific Pole of Sesto Fiorentino, including the scientific departments of the Universtity of Firenze, the National Research Council and other international research institutions such as the European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS) and the National Insitute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), are located a few kilometers from the center of Firenze.

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How to get there

INSTITUTE
OF APPLIED PHYSICS
NELLO CARRARA
via Madonna del Piano 10
50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI)
Ph+39 055 5226436
Fax+39 055 5226477
r.pini@ifac.cnr.it
www.ifac.cnr.it

Transportation:

The Research Area can be easily reached by the bus no. 59 from the Railway Station of Firenze Rifredi.

Location:

The CNR Research Area is located in the Scientific Pole in Sesto Fiorentiono, a small town to the north-west of Firenze, a few-kilometers from Firenze, very close to the Vespucci Airport and to the A1 and A11 motorway exits.

Call for Papers

AIMS & SCOPE

The International Society for Electromagnetic Aquametry (ISEMA) is an informal association of scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and government who are bound together by their common interest in the theory, technology, and practical application of RF and microwave measurements of water content in a wide range of materials. ISEMA activities have revolved around their biennial conferences on that subject matter.

This 11th ISEMA conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for sharing experience and discussing latest scientific results in understanding, development and application of electromagnetic moisture measurement techniques. The format of the conference will encourage informal discussions as well as in-depth formal oral and poster presentations.

TOPICS

The conference will address all problems relevant to both physical concepts and technological aspects of practical implementation of electromagnetic measurement techniques for determining the amount of water in moist substances (Microwave Aquametry), and the electromagnetic properties of materials. The conference will concentrate on, but is not limited to the following subjects:

1. Dielectric properties of water in materials with various degrees of binding.
2. Theory and applications of electromagnetic mixing rules and formulas.
3. Computational methods of electromagnetic wave propagation in dispersive and lossy dielectrics.
4. Dielectric spectroscopy and applications.
5. Dielectric relaxation properties of water in biological substances and tissues.
6. Electromagnetic sensors in time and frequency domain for moisture content determination.
7. Integrated techniques using RF and/or microwave dielectric measurements with other methods such as impedance spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, NMR etc.
8. Applications in civil engineering, agriculture, industry etc.
9. Static and dynamic moisture content determination in agricultural products.
10. Moisture content determination and monitoring in soil, snow and waste disposals.
11. Electromagnetic determination of physical properties of materials.
12. Standardization of measuring methods.

Paper Submission

GENERAL SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Papers should describe original works on topics related to the interaction of EM fields with material containing water. The submitted abstract must be written in English, and it should describe the research with a detail sufficient to allow the Scientific Committee to decide about its acceptance.
You can upload your work directly or send it via e-mail to info@isema2016.org.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Deadline for submission of two-page abstracts: November 1, 2015 – exceeded

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Abstracts must be written in English. They should contain sufficient detail to convey clearly the approach and the results of research. The Scientific Organizing Committee will review the submitted abstracts to ensure the novelty, quality, relevance and clarity of the accepted papers and to group presentations into cohesive oral and poster sessions. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference program which will be available from April 2016.

You can download a template for the abstract here.

 

PAPER SUBMISSION

Deadline for submission of the accepted papers: February 15, 2016

Camera-ready copies and Microsoft Word files of the accepted presentations (8-10 pages including drawings) should be submitted until February 15, 2016. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be distributed at the conference and available for purchase after the conference.

Presenting authors are kindly required to register at the Conference through the online registration procedure.
In order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registered Author is required for papers to be published in the Conference Proceedings. 

Final Paper template download:
Click the icon to download the associated file.

 

 

Please note: The paper upload is currently not working. Please send your paper via e-mail to r.olmi@ifac.cnr.it  

About ISEMA

ABOUT ISEMA

The International Society for Electromagnetic Aquametry (ISEMA) is an informal association of scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and government who are bound together by their common interest in the theory, technology, and practical application of RF and microwave measurements of water content in a wide range of materials. ISEMA members have organized the biennial conference series “International Conference on Electromagnetic Interaction with Water and Moist Substances.”

 

VISION

One of the aims of ISEMA is to support the cooperation of scientists and users of material and moisture measurements by using microwave and dielectric measuring methods in a wide frequency spectrum. Since the beginning of the biennial conferences, the International Society for Electromagnetic Aquametry (ISEMA), which consists of like-minded engineers and scientists along with interested industry and government partners who are continually looking for ways to further develop the use, in both theoretical and practical applications, of radio frequencies and microwave measurements in relation to moisture measurement in a wide spectrum of materials and organisms.

PRACTICAL OBJECTIVES

Quantitative measurements of water content in materials are important from an economic point of view. Since water occurs in most materials in nature as a natural component of the material or is introduced during technological processes, it is quite obvious that measurement and control of moisture content continue to be of great economic and technical importance. The domination of practical aims over cognitive purposes influenced the development of microwave aquametry in the past and also had a serious impact on its present state. Typical non-destructive techniques for determining moisture content in the material consist of measuring the electrical properties of the material in a sample holder and then correlating these properties to determine the moisture content. The great potential for savings in fuel, energy and manpower combined with an improvement in the quality of the end product, from the application of moisture content measurement and control, have created a powerful incentive for research and equipment development all over the world.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

The first meeting devoted to the exchange of ideas on the subject took place in 1980. In the late eighties professional meetings took place more frequently and a tradition of annual meetings (Feuchtetage) was established in Germany. Later another meeting of more international character was established, namely the IEEE International Microwave Symposium Workshop on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances and recently as the International Conferences on Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances, organized by ISEMA.

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Past Events

1st International Conference Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Workshop held during the IEEE MTT-S Symposium Organized by Dr. A. Kraszewski

View Proceeding

 

  Atlanta

2nd International Conference San Francisco, CA, USA

Workshop held during the IEEE MTT-S Symposium Organized by Dr. A. Kraszewski

View Proceeding

 

SanFrancisco

3rd International Conference Athens, Georgia, USA

Organized by Dr. A. Kraszewski and Dr. Lawrence

View Proceeding

 

  Athens

4th International Conference Weimar, Germany

Organized by Dr. K. Kupfer, Dr. K. Nitsche, assisted by Prof. Knöchel and Dr. Hübner

View Proceeding

 

Weimar

5th International Conference Rotorua, New Zealand

Organized by Dr. Kailash Thakur

View Proceeding

 

Rotorua

6th International Conference Weimar, Germany

Organized by Dr. Klaus Kupfer

View Proceeding

 

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7th International Conference Hamamatsu, Japan

Organized by Prof. Seichi Okamura, Prof. Shin Yagihara, Prof. Nobuo Sobue, Prof. Sigenobu Shinohara, Dr. Yangjun Zhang

View Proceeding

 

Hamamatsu

8th International Conference – Espoo, Finland

Organized by Prof. Pertti Vainikainen, Dr. Tommi Laitinen, Dr. Ebbe Nyfors, Mr. Jan Fagerström

View Proceeding

 

Espoo

9th International Conference Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Organized by Dr. David Funk, Dr. Samir Trabelsi, Dr. Richard Pierce, Dr. Zoltan Gillay

Please contact us for the Proceeding of 2011.

KansasCity

10th International Conference Weimar, Germany

Organized by Dr. K. Kupfer, Dr. K. Nitsche, assisted by Prof. Knöchel and Dr. Hübner

Please contact Dr. Kupfer for the Proceeding of 2013.

Weimar

Organizing Committee

Roberto Olmi

Chair

IFAC-CNR, Italy

 

Marco Bittelli

Chair

DipSA-University of Bologna, Italy

Guido Biffi-Gentili

Co-Chair

DET-University of Firenze, Italy

 

Marco Brogioni

Co-Chair

IFAC-CNR, Italy

 

Cristiano Riminesi

Co-Chair

ICVBC-CNR, Italy

 

Filippo Micheletti

Co-Chair

IFAC-CNR

Scientific Program Committee

M. Bittelli

Italy

DipSA-University of Bologna

 

F. Daschner

Germany

University of Kiel

 

K. Emmerich

Germany

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Y. Feldmann

Israel

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

D. Funk

USA

United States Department of Agriculture

C. Huebner

Germany

University of Applied Sciences Mannheim

U. Kaatze

Germany

University of Göttingen

 

K. Kupfer

Germany

Material Research and Testing Institute Weimar

T. Lasri

France

LILLE 1 University – Science and Technology

E. Nyfors

Norway

Emerson Process Management

R. Olmi

Italy

IFAC-CNR

 

R. Plagge

Germany

Technical University Dresden

 

J. Sachs

Germany

Ilmenau University of Technology

A. Sovlukov

Russia

Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow

S. Trabelsi

USA

United States Department of Agriculture

N. Wagner

Germany

Material Research and Testing Institute Weimar

I. Woodhead

New Zealand

Lincoln Agritech

 

S. Yagihara

Japan

Tokai University

 

Contact Us

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dr. Roberto Olmi
Istituto di Fisica Applicata, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Via Madonna del Piano 10
50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI) 
Tel. 055 5226408
Fax. 055 5226559
E-Mail: r.olmi@ifac.cnr.it

Dr. Marco Bittelli
DipSA‐University of Bologna
Viale Fanin, 44
40127 Bologna, Italy
Phone: +39 051 209 6694
E‐mail: marco.bittelli@unibo.it