CIVEMSA 2022 will be a hybrid event


The IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (CIVEMSA 2022) is dedicated to all aspects of computational intelligence, virtual environments and human-computer interaction technologies for measurement systems and related applications.

We hope to see you in-person in Chemnitz, Germany but understand that this may not be possible due to travel restrictions.  Please visit our Venue & Travel section to find information about travel restrictions, the visa process, and travel information.

Registration is now open!

Register now to be a part of our first in-person event since 2019.  Virtual attendance options are also available. Early bird pricing ends May 15:

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International School on “Smart E-health”

With the rapid growth of medical imaging techniques, remote diagnosis methods and medical monitoring solutions, smart E-health has become an important subject in almost every aspect of our lives. Smart E-health systems are wide-spread in the modern medical field. These systems use a variety of biomedical signals including Electromyography (EMG), Force Myography (FMG), Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), Surface Electrical Impedance Myography (SEIM) and others for a number of different applications. The main focus of E-health is to create a modern and real-time health care system with cheaper, faster and more effective solutions for disease diagnosis, leading to healthier individuals living in healthier communities.

Within the framework of the project “International School on Smart E-health” funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and running in collaboration between the Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology (MST) at Chemnitz University of Technology and Jordan University of Science & Technology (JUST) in Jordan, the MST is organizing an international school on smart E-health solutions and their applications. 

The “Smart E-health School” is a one-week school with intensive lectures and highly recognized experts in the field of bio-medicine and medical sensors technologies. From the 23rd of September to the 28th of September 2021, a complementary training (theoretical and practical) is organized to provide the opportunity for young researchers and students to gain new insights into this relatively new and highly relevant topic, and to get in contact with recent advances in the field and to keep in touch with industry trends.  

International experts will offer an intensive knowledge transfer for the participants in the field of smart health solutions with topics such as: body attached sensors in the E-health field, artificial intelligence in the biomedical field, IoT applications for biomedical field and smart solutions for medical imaging techniques.

In addition, students will have the opportunity to compete in a Smart E-health hackathon, where the participants have the opportunity to deal with applied research and elaborate innovative ideas for specific problems in the E-health field. It also presents a great chance for networking and meeting multidisciplinary scientists and experts.

The school is hybrid, open, and free of charge.

14th International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy

Impedance Spectroscopy is an important measurement method in many applications fields such as electrochemistry, material science, biology and medicine, semiconductor industry, and sensors.

Since 2008 the International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy (IWIS) has been established as a forum for specialists to present their peer-reviewed research results in different fields of applications of Impedance Spectroscopy and to share experiences with other attendees coming from all over the world.

The IWIS goes in 2021 online with the following contents:

  • Advanced School on Impedance Spectroscopy (ASIS)
  • Exchange with top scientists all around the world and star speakers
  • Workshops and active discussion on cutting edge topics
  • An advisory session for special issues in international journals
  • A hackathon for innovative ideas around measurement and instrumentation

The Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology at Technische Universität Chemnitz is organizing the workshop in cooperation with the German Chapter of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the IEEE Technical Committee TC2-Impedance Spectroscopy.

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13th International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy

Photo: Light-independent gesture recognition based on capacitive polymer sensors. Graphic: Professorship Measurement and Sensor Technology

The 13th. “International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy” (IWIS) will be held this year on 3. and 4. December 2020 held digitally. More than 90 participants from 20 countries will meet to exchange information on the fundamentals and fields of application of impedance-based measurement techniques, according to the organizer, Prof. Dr. Olfa Kanoun, holder of the Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology at the Chemnitz University of Technology. The focus is on bioimpedance analysis and electrochemical measurement methods. This year’s plenary speakers underscore these priorities: In the field of bioimpedance analysis, Dr. Seward Rutkove (Harvard Medical School, USA) and Dr. Vincent Senez (Lille Institute for Cancer Research, France) will complement the regular lecture program. The plenary lecture by Dr. Masayuki Itagaki (Tokyo University of Science, Japan) introduces the focus on electrochemistry.

According to Kanoun, workshops on topics related to impedance spectroscopy will be organized as panel discussions as a special highlight and to stimulate discussion. There will be three specialized workshops on “Secrets of electrochemistry”, “Battery in the first life cycle and beyond” and “The secrets of the human body: Give bioimpedance”. In addition, a workshop will be offered by the DAAD project “Generic Platform for the Design of Bioimpedance Spectrometer BISMON”. In the scientific program on 4. December a session on gesture recognition about activities in the Collaborative Research Center “Hybrid Societies” (SFB 1410) of the TU Chemnitz.

The conference program will open with the Advanced School on Impedance Spectroscopy (ASIS) on 2. December, which provides opportunities for further training for young scientists. The rich tutorials provide a good introduction to the fundamentals, theory and application of impedance spectroscopy.

Commenting on the shift from analog format to web conferencing, Kanoun said: “Despite the pandemic, we want to continue the exchange in the field of impedance spectroscopy in the same way. Many of our long-time participants encouraged us to do so, so we decided not to skip the workshop this year. During planning, it became apparent that the digital format actually offered advantages. This year we were able to attract top-class speakers who previously found it difficult to attend due to the long travel times and high costs. We have become even more creative and have prepared a special conference format with dedicated components for exchange and with discussion panels, which we will continue in the future. I am confident that we will succeed in maintaining or even topping the high-quality standard of IWIS in this format as well.”

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17th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices (SSD 2020)

The International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices 2020 is a forum for researchers and specialists in different fields of electrical engineering departments from leading research centers and universities around the world to present their research results and to share experiences with other attendees. The SSD 2020 was held from the July 20 – 23, 2020 in Sfax, Tunisia. The SSD international multi-conference is indexed in Scopus with an H-index of 21 (21 papers cited more than 21 times) and in several other databases. The SSD conference has a history of 20 years of experience in which more than 2000 papers have been published in the IEEExplore.

The Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology at Technische Universität Chemnitz is part of the SSD organization team and under the leadership of Prof. Olfa Kanoun has participated with several contributions.




Exchange with international universities 2019

The discussions with international universities is one of the key points of knowledge exchange. In December 2019, Prof. Olfa Kanoun and her team had an intensive meeting with international colleagues. Various discussions about academic methods, education and research opportunities were held.

Within the Sousse-Chemnitz Cooperation for Higher Education, the Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology at Technische Universität Chemnitz, welcomed Tunisian partners from the National Engineering School of Sousse (ENISo), the National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS), the Higher Institue of Applied Science and Technology of Sousse (ISSATS) and the Higher Institute of Informatics and Media of Sfax (ISIMS).

International Winter School on Internet of Things (IoT-2019)

IoT workshop led by Prof. Mohammed Salameh Ibbini and Prof. Olfa Kanoun within the cooperation program between the Jordan University of Science and Technology and the Chemnitz University of Technology funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). An Example of a working project that is a win-win where the two universities are gaining and students are getting skills and real competencies. Result of ten scholarships, two doctorate students, many stagnates and publications. Now workshops are continuing virtually as opposed to face-to-face hoping to resume once the pandemic is behind us.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most emerging topics in the technology sector, which enables connect different types of physical devices around the world to the internet. IoT is generally known as the network of things, which refers to devices or sensors responsible for sensing and communicating collected data from the application field. The IoT is based on monitoring and remote control for the most basic, predictive analysis and collaborative approaches for complex applications, where sensors present the key feature for extracting and quantifying gathered data. The collected data makes it possible to make better decisions faster, highlighting the important role of sensors in decision-making logic.

The Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology at Technische Universität Chemnitz organizes the International Winter School on Internet of Things in cooperation with the German Chapter of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society.


NANOfIM 2019

NANOfIM 2019: (Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement Workshop), 29-30th, October 2019, Sfax, Tunisia

The impact of instrumentation and measurements on human daily activities is always positively important as well as in nanotechnology issues. The nanoscale is not only a geometric problem but it is, especially, a process of reaching difficult objectives compared to other ways. In any nanotechnology process, from designing up to testing, via fabrication, characterization, by means of measurements and/or specific instrumentation, is a critical aspect. The workshop intends to offer a forum for discussions and exchanges for different participants. This important event will be celebrated at the Central Lecture Hall Building at the university site Reichenhainer Straße of the Technical University of Chemnitz. The institutional organizers are the Technical University of Chemnitz, the University of Sfax.

Authors are kindly invited to submit a full manuscript (4-5 pages including references) for oral or poster presentation. Expanded and improved papers of the version published in the symposium proceedings are eligible for post-publication in international reputed journals (IEEE Journals and book series).

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and the submission system has a process to identify and reject fraudulent reviewers and papers. Moreover, the process has also an anti-plagiarism system.


  • General and dedicated devices

  • Fabrication and characterization of sensors and transducers

  • Nanoimaging

  • Signal and image processing

  • Metrology, reliability, and testing

  • General and ad hoc instrumentation

  • Nanotechnology and plasma biomedical applications

  • Environmental applications

  • Industrial applications

  • Automotive

  • Mechatronics

  • Nanomedicine

  • Light and lightning

  • Nanoptics and nanophotonics

  • Packaging and nanomaterials

  • Networking

  • Modeling

  • Bio-molecular and biotechnology

  • Molecular and cellular systems

  • Aeronautics and aerospace

  • Tissues

  • Molecular electronics

Important Dates:

 August 30th: Full paper submission deadline

October 29-30th: Conference event

12th International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy

Photo: Prototype of an eddy current coin classifier of the Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology, which was developed in cooperation with a Chemnitz company.

From 24. until 27. September 2019, the Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology has invited more than 100 participants from 15 countries to attend the 12th International Meeting of Measurement and Sensor Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology. International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy (IWIS). The conference is organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the German section of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. The focus this time is on spectral measurement techniques and electrical impedance methods.

Special topics are chemical energy storage, fuel cells, bioimpedance, sensors and nanomaterials. The workshop programme will be framed by plenary lectures: Prof. Andrzej Lasia (Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada) will talk about the kinetics of hydrogen reactions and their characterization with impedance spectroscopy. Prof. Pasquale Arpaia (Università di Napoli Federico II, Italy) reports on the use of impedance spectroscopy in microinstrumentation for measuring transdermal delivery of drugs. Electrochemical sensors for the detection of bio- and chemical substances and the design of electronic tongues will be presented by Prof. Leonardo Giordano Paterno (University of Brasilia, Brazil) and Dr. Najla Fourati (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France), demonstrating the excellent capability of the method in in-process analysis of substances in the environmental, agricultural and medical fields. Prof. Jan Gimsa (University of Rostock) will report on modeling approaches for suspensions of ellipsoidal particles and will discuss the compatibility between the electrostatic orientation approach and the maximum entropy approach. Prof. Giorgio Ferrari (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), who specializes in the development of low-noise measurement systems, reports on the application of impedance spectroscopy in micro- and nanosystems and on high-performance measurement systems with a resolution down to the zeptofarad range. From the field of material characterization Prof. Chris Bowen (University of Bath, UK) on microstructural networks in piezo materials for realizing high permittivity.

Due to the mixture of fundamental topics, methodological developments and application examples, guests from various fields of expertise, which use impedance spectroscopy in different application areas, are expected to attend the workshop. Commenting on this, the organizer of the workshop, Prof. Dr. Olfa Kanoun: “The workshop has now become the world’s most important meeting place for specialists and users in the field of impedance spectroscopy. We saw another significant increase in both the quality and scope of the workshop this year.” In addition to the wide range of contributions on chemical energy storage systems, the contributions on sensors and sensor systems were particularly well represented this year. “We are ourselves present in this field with work on spectral eddy current sensing and coin classification. But the application areas of agriculture, biomedicine and environmental monitoring are also following a long-term trend of using radio-based sensor networks to tap new sources of information and make previously unused correlations measurable or to open up new application areas,” says Kanoun and adds: “If you consider, for example, the problems with nitrates in groundwater and nitrogen oxides in the air, you can immediately see a tremendous social relevance in these areas.” All these topics are successfully pursued by the Chemnitz Professorship and the workshop offers an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas with the scientists on these topics. As the workshop’s initiator, Kanoun says: “We are proud to be part of the international workshop, now in its 12th year. This year’s event will be the first of its kind, showcasing the latest developments and bringing experienced scientists into close contact with young scientists.”