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Special Issues


The special issues from Volumes 4-29 are listed below.


Vol. 29, No. 4
Special Issue on Selected Papers from ICASI 2016
Guest Editor, Teen-Hang Meen (National Formosa University)

Vol. 29, No. 3
Special Issue on the 8th Asia Pacific Conference of Transducers and Micro/Nano Technology (APCOT2016)
Guest Editor, Zhou Guangya (National University of Singapore), Yonggang Jiang (Beihang University), Takeshi Kawano (Toyohashi University of Technology), and Minoru Sasaki (Toyota Technological Institute)

Vol. 29, No. 2
Special Issue on Sensing and Monitoring for Infrastructure
Guest Editor, Chitoshi Miki (Tokyo City University)


Vol. 28, No. 12
Special Issue on International Conference on BioSensors, BioElectronics, BioMedical Devices, BioMEMS/NEMS and Applications 2015 (Bio4Apps 2015)
Guest Editor, Hirofumi Nogami (Kyushu University, Japan)

Vol. 28, No. 11
Special Issue on Function and Material Design for Advanced Gas Sensors
Guest Editor, Youichi Shimizu (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan), Geyu Lu (Jilin University, China), and Tetsuya Kida (Kumamoto University, Japan)

Vol. 28, No. 10
Special Issue on Bio-sensing and Its Applications
Guest Editor, Masaki Yamaguchi (Shinshu University)

Vol. 28, No. 9
Special Issue on the 1st International Conferenceon Computing and Precision Engineering in Taiwan
Guest Editor, Cheng-Chi Wang (National Chin-Yi University of Technology)

Vol. 28, No. 8
2nd Special Issue on the Workshop on Next-Generation Front-Edge Optical Science Research
Guest Editor, Hidehito Nanto (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)

Vol. 28, No. 6
Special Issue on the International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2015 (IMETI2015)
Guest Editor, Wen-Hsiang Hsieh (National Formosa University)

Vol. 28, No. 5
Special Issue on Applications of Advanced Materials on Microelectronic Sensor and Optical Devices
Lead Guest Editor, Teen-Hang Meen (National Formosa University)
Guest Editors, Shoou-Jinn Chang (National Cheng Kung University), Mo Li (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Stephen D. Prior (University of Southampton)

Vol. 28, No. 4
Special Issue on Smart Sensing for the Environment and One’s Well-Being
Guest Editor, Takashi Oyabu (Kokusai Business Gakuin College)

Vol. 28, No. 3
Special Issue on Chemical Sensors for Ensuring Security, Safety, and a Comfortable Life
Guest Editor, Takeshi Onodera (Kyushu University)

Vol. 28, No. 2
Special Issue on Reliability in Micro/Nanosensors
Guest Editors, Toshiyuki Tsuchiya (Kyoto University) and Takahiro Namazu (University of Hyogo)


Vol. 27, No. 11
Special Issue on International Conference on BioSensors, BioElectronics, BioMedical Devices, BioMEMS/NEMS and Applications 2014 (Bio4Apps 2014)
Guest Editor, Jingquan Liu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Vol. 27, No. 10
Special Issue on the International Conference of Global Network for Innovative Technology (IGNITE2014) in Malaysia
Guest Editor, Akihiro Wakahara (Toyohashi University of Technology)

Vol. 27, No. 9
Special Issue on Biosensors with Microstructures
Guest Editor, Izumi Kubo (Soka University)

Vol. 27, No. 8
Special Issue on the 2014 Conference of International Engineering and Engineering Innovation
Guest Editor, Wen-Hsiang Hsieh (National Formosa University)

Vol. 27, No. 6
Special Issue on Biomimetic Microsystem Technologies
Guest Editors, Hyoungho Ko (Chungnam National University) and Kyo-in Koo (University of Ulsan)

Vol. 27, No. 5
Special Issue on Integrated Biochemical Sensing Technology
Guest Editor, Tatsuro Endo (Osaka Prefecture University)

Vol. 27, No. 4
Special Issue on Smart Sensors, Actuators, and Materials of the 18th International Conference on Mechatronics Technology (ICMT 2014) in Taiwan
Guest Editor, Fang-Jung Shiou (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)

Vol. 27, No. 3
Special Issue on the Workshop on Next-Generation Front-Edge Optical Science Research
Guest Editor, Hidehito Nanto (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)

Vol. 27, No. 1
Special Issue on the 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Transducers and Micro/Nano Technologies APCOT 2014
Guest Editor, Geunbae Lim (Pohang University of Science and Technology)


Vol. 26, No. 8
Special Issue on International Conference on BioSensors, BioElectronics, BioMedical Devices, BioMEMS/NEMS and Applications 2013 (Bio4Apps 2013)
Guest Editors, Kohji Mitsubayashi and Takahiro Arakawa (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)

Vol. 26, No. 7
Special Issue on Utilization of Biological Information
Guest Editor, Takashi Oyabu (Kokusai Business Gakuin College)

Vol. 26, No. 6
Special Issue on WUPP for III-nitrides
Guest Editor, Hideo Aida (Namiki Precision Jewel Co., Ltd./Kyushu University)

Vol. 26, No. 5
Special Issue on 2013 International Applied Science and Precision Engineering Conference
Guest Editor, Wen-Hsiang Hsieh (National Formosa University)

Vol. 26, No. 4
Special Issue on Infrared Detectors and Systems
Guest Editor, Masafumi Kimata (Ritsumeikan University)

Vol. 26, No. 3
Special Issue on Digital Olfaction
Guest Editor, Takamichi Nakamoto (Tokyo Institue of Technology)

Vol. 26, No. 2
Special Issue on the 17th Nanotechnology and Microsystem Technology Conference in Taiwan
Guest Editor, Chingfu Tsou (Feng Chia University)


Vol. 25, No. 9
Special Issue on International Conference on BioElectronics, BioSensors, BioMedical Devices, BioMEMS/NEMS and Applications 2012 (Bio4Apps 2012)
Guest Editor, Chengkuo Lee (National University of Singapore)

Vol. 25, No. 7
Special Issue on China-Japan Joint Symposium on Sensing Technology (2)
Guest Editor, Jinxing Liang (Southeast University)

Vol. 25, No. 6
Special Issue on Applied Innovation of Sensors
Guest Editor, Wen-Hsiang Hsieh (National Formosa University)

Vol. 25, No. 4
Special Issue on Smart Sensors Application
Guest Editor, Lihua Geng (Ensoul Technology Ltd.)

Vol. 25, No. 3
Special Issue on Fabrication Process and Application of Crystal Substrates to Realize Next-Generation Green Devices
Guest Editor, Toshiro Doi (Kyushu University)

Vol. 25, No. 1
Special Issue on China-Japan Joint Symposium on Sensing Technology (1)
Guest Editor, Jinxing Liang (Southeast University)


Vol. 24, No. 6
Special Issue on Multiscale-Oriented Bioinstrumentation
Guest Editor, Ken-ichi Yamakoshi (Kanazawa University)
Co-Guest Editor, Mitsuhiro Ogawa (Teikyo University)

Vol. 24, No. 4
Special Issue on Micro-Artificial Retinas: Sensing, Materials and Clinical Issues
Guest Editors, Dong-Il “Dan” Cho (Seoul National University) and Jong-Mo Seo (Seoul National University)

Vol. 24, No. 1
Special Issue on Environmental Sensors
Guest Editor, Kazuhiro Hara (Tokyo Denki University)


Vol. 23, No. 8
Special Issue on Taste Sensors
Guest Editor, Hidekazu Ikezaki (Intelligent Sensor Technology, Inc.)

Vol. 23, No. 7
Special Issue on Smart Sensors
Guest Editor, Hideo Muro (Chiba Institute of Technology)

Vol. 23, No. 4
Special Issue on Material-Based Chemical Sensing Approaches
Guest Editor, Seung-Woo Lee (The University of Kitakyushu)

Vol. 23, No. 1
Special Issue on Bioinstrumentation, the Technology and Its Application
Guest Editor, Masaki Yamaguchi (Iwate University)


Vol. 22, No. 7
Special Issue on Application of Chemical Sensors to Environmental Sensing
Guest Editor, Kazutoshi Noda (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))

Vol. 22, No. 5
Special Issue on Contribution of Sensing Technologies to Human Society (2)
Guest Editor, Takashi Oyabu (Kanazawa Seiryo University)

Vol. 22, No. 4
Special Issue on Contribution of Sensing Technologies to Human Society (1) and (2)
Guest Editor, Takashi Oyabu (Kanazawa Seiryo University)

Vol. 22, No. 1
Special Issue on Evaluation Methods for Material Properties of MEMS/NEMS Devices
Guest Editor, Kuniki Ohwada (Teikyo University)


Vol. 21, No. 7
Special Issue on Recent Advances in Carbon Nanotube Research
Guest Editor, Kazuhiko Matsumoto (Osaka University)

Vol. 21, No. 5
Special Issue on Semiconductor Gas Sensor
Guest Editor, Jun Tamaki (Ritsumeikan University)

Vol. 21, No. 4
Special Issue on Kansei Nanobiosensors
Guest Editor, Masaaki Habara (Kyushu University)


Vol. 20, No. 8
Special Issue on Transducers and Micro-Nanotechnology on the 2008 Taiwan APCOT Conference (2)
Guest Editor, Yu-Cheng Lin (National Cheng Kung University)

Vol. 20, No. 7
Special Issue on Transducers and Micro-Nanotechnology on the 2008 Taiwan APCOT Conference (1) and (2)
Guest Editor, Yu-Cheng Lin (National Cheng Kung University)

Vol. 20, No. 6
Special Issue on Novel Transducers for Bio/Chemical Sensing
Guest Editor, Kohji Mitsubayashi (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)

Vol. 20, No. 4
Special Issue on Chemical Sensors for Advanced Applications
Guest Editor, Kenshi Hayashi (Kyushu University)


Vol. 19, No. 8
Special Issue on Korean MEMS
Guest Editors, Dongil "Dan" Cho (Seoul National University), Yong-Kweon Kim (Seoul National University), Yong-Jun Kim (Yonsei University)

Vol. 19, No. 6
Special Issue on Environmental Monitoring Devices with Solid Electrolytes
Guest Editor,Yoshihiko Sadaoka (Ehime University)

Vol. 19, No. 5
Special Issue on Research Seminar on China-Japan Biomimetic Sensor Technology And Its Application to Food And Medicine by User Science Institute, Kyushu University
Guest Editor, Shinichi Etoh (Kyushu University)

Vol. 19, No. 4
Special Issue on Nanotechnologies, Thin-Layer Technologies And Micro-Fabrication Technologies for the Development of Chemical Sensors
Guest Editor, Fumio Mizutani (University of Hyogo)

Vol. 19, No. 1
Special Issue on Microvalves
Guest Editor, Albert K. Henning (Aquarian Microsystems/NanoInk, Inc.)


Vol. 18, No. 3
Special Issue of the International Conference on Electrical Engineering 2005 (ICEE 2005)
Guest Editor, Shin Won Kang (Kyungpook National University)


Vol. 17, No. 7
Special Issue on 14th International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste, 38th Japanese Association for Taste and Smell, 2004
Guest Editor, Hidehito Nanto (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)

Vol. 17, No. 6
Special Issue on Wafer Bonding and Its Applications
Guest Editor, Qin-Yi Tong (Ziptronix, Inc.)

Vol. 17, No. 5
Special Issue of Asia Pacific Conference of Transducers and Micro-Nano Technology (APCOT MNT 2005)
Guest Editor, Jang-Kyoo Shin (Kyungpook National University)

Vol. 17, No. 4
Special Issue on the Fourth Workshop on Physical Chemistry of Wet Etching of Silicon (PCWES)
Guest Editor, Mojtaba Kahrizi (Concordia University)

Vol. 17, No. 3
Special Issue on the 2004 Korean MEMS Conference (2)
Guest Editor, Dong-il "Dan" Cho (Seoul National University)

Vol. 17, No. 2
Special Issue on the 2004 Korean MEMS Conference (1) and (2)
Guest Editor, Dong-il "Dan" Cho (Seoul National University)


Vol. 16, No. 8
Special Issue on Biosensing and its Applications
Guest Editor, Ikuo Satoh (Kanagawa Institute of Technology)

Vol. 16, No. 5
Special Issue on Sensor Materials and Their Processes (2)
Guest Editor, Yoshihiko Suzuki (Japan Science and Technology Agency)

Vol. 16, No. 4
Special Issue on Sensor Materials and Their Processes (1) and (2)
Guest Editor, Yoshihiko Suzuki (Japan Science and Technology Agency)


Vol. 15, No. 8
Special Issue on Chemical Sensors for Checking the Safety of Our Environment
Guest Editor, Toshihiko Imato (Kyushu University)

Vol. 15, No. 6
Special Issue on Biomedical Microsystems
Guest Editor, Shuvo Roy (The Cleveland Clinic Foundation)

Vol. 15, No. 2
Special Issue on Physical Chemistry of Wet Etching of Silicon (2)
Guest Editor, Kazuo Sato (Nagoya University)

Vol. 15, No. 1
Special Issue on Physical Chemistry of Wet Etching of Silicon (1) and (2)
Guest Editor, Kazuo Sato (Nagoya University)


Vol. 14, No. 6
Special Issue on Biomedical Applications
Guest Editor, Susan L. R. Barker (Veridian Corporation)

Vol. 14, No. 5
Special Issue on New Materials for Sensors
Gurst Editor, Makoto Ishida (Toyohashi University of Technology)

Vol. 14, No. 4
Special Issue on Microdevices for Analytical Techniques (2)
Guest Editor, Jerome P. Ferrance (University of Virginia)

Vol. 14, No. 3
Special Issue on Microdevices for Analytical Techniques (1) and (2)
Guest Editor, Jerome P. Ferrance (University of Virginia)


Vol. 13, No. 8
Special Issue on Fusion of Optoelectronics and High Voltage Engineering
Guest Editor, Tatsuo Takada (Musashi Institute of Technology)

Vol. 13, No. 6
Special Issue on Physical Chemistry of Wet Etching of Silicon (2)
Guest Editor, Henri Camon (CNRS/LAAS)

Vol. 13, No. 5
Special Issue on Physical Chemistry of Wet Etching of Silicon (1) and (2)
Guest Editor, Henri Camon (CNRS/LAAS)

Vol. 13, No. 3
Special Issue on Kansei Biosensors (2)
Guest Editors, Teruaki Katsube (Saitama University) and Hidehito Nanto (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)

Vol. 13, No. 2
Special Issue on Kansei Biosensors (1) and (2)
Guest Editors, Teruaki Katsube (Saitama University) and Hidehito Nanto (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)


Vol. 12, No. 7
Special Issue on Infrared Detectors (3)
Guest Editor, Masafumi Kimata (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)

Vol. 12, No. 6
Special Issue on Infrared Detectors (2)
Guest Editor, Masafumi Kimata (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)

Vol. 12, No. 5
Special Issue on Infrared Detectors (1)-(3)
Guest Editor, Masafumi Kimata (Mitsubishi Electric Corporation)


Vol. 11, No. 8
Special Issue on Chemical Sensors for Human Sensation (2)
Guest Editors, Kenshi Hayashi and Kiyoshi Toko (Kyushu University)

Vol. 11, No. 7
Special Issue on Chemical Sensors for Human Sensation (1) and (2)
Guest Editors, Kenshi Hayashi and Kiyoshi Toko (Kyushu University)

Vol. 11, No. 6
Taiwanese Special Issue
Guest Editor, Yao Cheng (Synchrotron Radiation Research Center)

Vol. 11, No. 1
Special Issue on New Functional Thin Films and Their Application to Sensors
Guest Editor, Yoshiharu Onuma (Shinshu University)


Vol. 10, No. 7
CAD for MEMS
Guest Editor, Jan G. Korvink (Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg)

Vol. 10, No. 6
Commemorating Professor Wolfgang Menz' 60th Birthday
Guest Editors, Jan G. Korvink (Microsystem Simulation) and Oliver Paul (Microsystem Materials)

Vol. 10, No. 4
Special Issue on ASDAM '96
Guest Editor, Tibor Lalinský (Conference Chairman)


Vol. 9, No. 8
Special Issue: Resonant Microsensors

Vol. 9, No. 7
Special Issue: Canadian Workshop on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (2)

Vol. 9, No. 6
Special Issue: Canadian Workshop on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems


Vol. 8, No. 8
Korean Special Issue
Guest Editors, Duk-Dong Lee (Kyungpook National University)

Vol. 8, No. 6
Thermal Microsensors: Their Bases, Principles and Applications
Guest Editors, Jürgen Müller and Ulrich Dillner (IPHT Jena)

Vol. 8, No. 4
New Developments in Sensors, European Interregional Network on Sensors (2)
Guest Editor, Giorgio Sberveglieri (University of Brescia)

Vol. 8, No. 3
New Developments in Sensors, European Interregional Network on Sensors (1) and (2)
Guest Editor, Giorgio Sberveglieri (University of Brescia)


Vol. 7, No. 4
Special Issue on Intelligent Sensors and Systems (2)
Guest Editors, Kiyoshi Toko (Kyushu University)

Vol. 7, No. 3
Special Issue on Intelligent Sensors and Systems
Guest Editors, Kiyoshi Toko (Kyushu University)

Vol. 7, No. 1
Special Issue on Forth Korean Conference on Sensor Technology
Guest Editor, Byung-Ki Sohn (Kyungpook National University)


Vol. 6, No. 4
Special Issue on Microsensor Modeling (3)
Guest Editor, Arokia Nathan (University of Waterloo)

Vol. 6, No. 3
Special Issue on Microsensor Modeling (2)
Guest Editor, Arokia Nathan (University of Waterloo)

Vol. 6, No. 2
Special Issue on Microsensor Modeling
Guest Editor, Arokia Nathan (University of Waterloo)


Vol. 5, No. 6
Special Issue on Semiconductor Magnetic Sensors
Guest Editors, Arokia Nathan (University of Waterloo)

Vol. 5, No. 5
Special Issue on Magnetic Sensing Devices
Guest Editor, Kazusuke Maenaka (Himeji Institute of Technology)


Vol. 4, No. 5
Special Issue on Silicon Mechanical Sensors
Guest Editors, Kenichiro Suzuki (NEB Corporation)

Vol. 4, No. 3
Special Issue on Taste and Odor Sensors (3)
Guest Editor, Kiyoshi Toko (Kyushu University)

Vol. 4, No. 2
Special Issue on Taste and Odor Sensors (2)
Guest Editor, Kiyoshi Toko (Kyushu University)

Vol. 4, No. 1
Special Issue on Taste and Odor Sensors
Guest Editor, Kiyoshi Toko (Kyushu University)


Forthcoming Regular Issues


Forthcoming Special Issues

Special Issue on the International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2016 (IMETI2016) (1)
Guest editors, Wen-Hsiang Hsieh (National Formosa University)


Special Issue on the International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2016 (IMETI2016) (2)
Guest editors, Wen-Hsiang Hsieh (National Formosa University)


Special Issue on PEA Space Charge Measurement and its Discussion
Guest editors, Yasuhiro Tanaka (Tokyo City University)


3rd Special Issue on the Workshop on Next-Generation Front-Edge Optical Science Research
Guest editors, Hidehito Nanto (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)


Special Issue on Advanced Sensing Technology for Smart Manufacturing
Guest editors, Chien-Hung Liu (National Chung Hsing University)


Special Issue on Recent Progress in the Optical Bio/Chemical Sensors
Guest editors, Yoshiaki Nishijima (Yokohama National University)
Call for paper


Special Issue on the 10th International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2016)
Guest editors, Ruqiang Yan (Southeast University)
Conference website
Call for paper


Special Issue on International Conference on BioSensors, BioElectronics, BioMedical Devices, BioMEMS/NEMS and Applications 2016 (Bio4Apps 2016)
Guest editors, Dzung Dao (Griffith University)


Special Issue on Innovative and Intelligent Sensing Analysis and Experiment for Functional Materials
Guest editors, Cheng-Chi Wang (National Chin-Yi University of Technology)


Special Issue on Retinal Prosthesis
Guest editors, Jun Ohta (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Hiroyuki Tashiro (Kyusyu University), and Yasuo Terasawa (Nidek Co., Ltd.)
Call for paper


Special Issue Dedicated to Professor Toshitsugu Ueda for His Achievements
Guest editors, Satoshi Ikezawa (Waseda University) and Jinxing Liang (Southeast University)


Special Issue on ICASI2017
Guest editors, Teen-Hang Meen (National Formosa University), Shoou-Jinn Chang National Cheng Kung University), and Stephen D. Prior (University of Southampton)
Conference website
Call for paper


Special Issue on Open Collaboration for MEMS
Guest editors, Masaki Esashi (Tohoku University)


Special Issue on the International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2017 (IMETI2017)
Guest editors, Wen-Hsiang Hsieh (National Formosa University)
Conference website


Special Issue on Internet of Things (IoT) and Applications for Improving Quality of Life
Guest editors, Hidetaka Nambo (Kanazawa University)
Call for paper


Special Issue on Materials, Devices, Circuits, Analytical Methods for Various Sensors (Selected Papers from ICSEVEN 2017)
Guest editors, Chien-Jung Huang (National University of Kaohsiung, Chi-Chih Liao (II-V Epiworks, Inc.), and Ja-Hao Chen (Feng Chia University)
Conference website
Call for paper



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