ISAT Coburg

20.-21. September 2017

The Institute of Sensor and Actuator Technology (ISAT) extend a warm invitation to researchers, educators, business representatives and policy experts to attend the 9. International Workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor and Actuator Technology". The workshop will be held from Wednesday 20th to Thursday 21th of September 2017 in the beautiful upper Franconian city of Coburg.

The program on September 20-21will feature review lectures of invited speakers and contributed oral or poster presentations from other participants. Internationally leading scientists will illustrate their results and achievements in sensor and actuator technology, which not only fit to the interests of scientists, but also fit to the interest of high-tech companies engaged in the development of novel products and procedures.

There will be a unique opportunity to promote industrial innovations through scientific knowledge and thus establish a great network.

We are looking forward to welcome you at Coburg and we sincerely hope to make your visit professionally rewarding and enjoyable.

 Further Information are available soon.

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Hotels in Coburg

Hotel Hahnmühle 1323

www.hotel-hahnmuehle1323.com

 

Best Western Blankenburg Hotel

www.bestwestern.de/hotels/Coburg/BEST-WESTERN-Blankenburg-Hotel

 

Hotel Garni Haus Gemmer

www.hotel-gemmer.de

 

Ringhotel Stadt Coburg

www.hotel-stadt-coburg.de

 

Vienna House Easy Coburg

www.viennahouse.com/de/easy-coburg/das-hotel/uebersicht.html

 

Hotel The Square

www.hotelthesquare.com

 

Hotel Goldener Anker

www.goldener-anker.de

 

Villa Victoria

www.hotel-villa-victoria.de

 

Stadtvilla

www.stadtvilla-coburg.de

 

Bärenturm Hotelpension GmbH

www.baerenturm-hotelpension.de

 

Landhaus Fink

www.gasthof-fink.de

 

Münchner Hofbräu

www.coburg-muenchnerhofbraeu.de

 

Romantik Hotel Goldene Traube

www.goldenetraube.com

 

Hotel Weinstube Gerberhof

www.hotel-gerberhof.com

 

Hotel-Gasthof Löhnert

www.hotel-loehnert.de

 

Coburg – Umgebung

 

Schloss Hohenstein (Ahorn)

www.schlosshotel-hohenstein.de

 

Gasthof Pension Bäustüble (Untersiemau)

www.braeustueble-meschenbach.de

 

Hotel Garni Panorama (Niederfüllbach)

www.hotelpanorama-coburg.de

 

Beckenhaus (Niederfüllbach)

www.beckenhaus.de

 

Gasthof Goldene Rose (Grub am Forst)

www.goldene-rose.de

If you are interested in further information about Coburg (hotels, events, ... ) take a look at: www.coburg-tourist.de

Workshop 2016

Idea Mill of Sensor Enthusiasts at Coburg University

For the eighth time the ISAT hosted the interna­tional workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor and Actuator Technology", which took place on September 14th and 15th, 2016. International scientists, experts and industrial representatives joined to experience, discuss and evaluate profound theoretical lectures, detailed practical reports and scientific short contributions in the field of sensors and actuators.

Topical highlights of the program were optical waveguide sensors, microacoustic sensors and actuators, microfluidic applications, biomedical applications and industrial applications of sensors. For example, Iain McKenzie from the European Space Agency talked about fiber optical sensors for space applications, Michael Wiertlewski from the French research organization CNRS explained haptic interfaces and Klaus Stefan Drese, the new co-director of ISAT, presented microfluidic systems.

A poster session and a guided tour through the ISAT lab building offered various opportunities for scientific communication. Moreover, there was recent time for networking.

The workshop attracted more than 80 participants from industry and science. 11 invited speakers from 10 different countries hold key lectures. Apart from that, scientists contributed to this year’s program with short contributions on all topics.

The conference took place in the recently reconstructed lecture hall building on the main campus of our university. This venue allowed lively academic exchange and triggered discussions about new cooperations among the participants from universities, research centres, high-tech companies and the AMA Association for Sensor Technology.

Thanks to the German Research Foundation and its support, Coburg was presented again as an attractive location for sensor technology. We are looking forward to the next event in this workshop series in the year 2017.

Workshop 2015

Current and prospective sensor developments

On September 16th and 17th, 2015 interna­tional scientists and experts from industry met in Coburg for discussions of latest research results as well as upcoming pro­ducts and technologies in the exciting field of sensors and actuators at the 7th International Workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor and Actuator Technology".

The development and implementation of new sensors and actuators is a central issue for future industrial environments.

Topical highlights of the program were optical and acoustic waveguide sensors, biosensors, acoustofluidic actuators, ultrasound actors and touch devices. In addition, coffee breaks with poster sessions and a guided tour through the ISAT lab building as well as a small exhibition offered various opportunities for scientific communication.

One of the highlights of this year’s conference was the participation of Prof. Dr. Minoru K. Kurosawa from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan whose research focuses on ultrasonic motors.

This annual meeting, which was supported by German Research Foundation, took place for the first time in the recently reconstructed lecture hall building on the main campus of our university. This venue allowed lively academic exchange and triggered discussions about new cooperations among the nearly 80 participants from universities, research centres and the AMA Association for Sensor Technology.

Thanks to the German Research Foundation and its support, Coburg was presented again as an attractive location for sensor technology. We are looking forward to the next event in this workshop series in the year 2016.

Workshop 2014

Sensors on a mission

The development and implementation of new sensors and actuators is a central issue for future industrial environments. During the 6th International Workshop on „Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor and Actuator Technology” leading international scientists and professionals also looked at outer space within the special topic on cryosensors. Representatives of the German Aerospace Center/ Institute of Space Systems, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, University of Bayreuth and members of the ISAT spoke about cryogenic storage tanks, cryogenic liquids and cryogenic flows.

 

International well-known speakers such as Prof. Dr. James Friend, who talked about the development from chip in a lab to lab on a chip in acoustic microfluidics, contributed to this event thus promoting interdisciplinary networking and professional discussions. Another example within the wide field of sensing technologies was presented by Eric Schulte Südhoff, M.Sc of RWTH Aachen University with his talk on “Measurement of optical yarn properties by using absorption and diffraction of coherent laser light”.

 

Moreover, sessions about different sensing technologies, micro acoustic sensor systems and acoustic actuators featured speakers who captivated the audience. In addition, the coffee breaks and guided tours through the ISAT lab building as well as a small exhibition offered various opportunities for scientific communication. Besides his talk, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas König, from Technical University of Kaiserslautern, presented an integrated Lab-on-Spoon system prototype, which attracted the participants. Also SENTARES, a flying drone prototype for wireless monitoring, developed by the Fraunhofer Application Center Wireless Sensor Systems, a close cooperation partner of ISAT, had been displayed and prototype accompanied the lecture on “intelligent sensor data transport and processing”, by Prof. Dr. Wieland, head of the Fraunhofer Application Center Wireless Sensor Systems.

 

The attainment and positive feedback of the workshop in 2014 and the participation of various international professionals and scientists plead for the continuous success in the years to come.

Workshop 2013

5th International Workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor and Actuator Technology"

Leading specialists in Sensor and Actuator Technology as well as other disciplines seized the opportunity to review and discuss their recent research results at Hofbrauhaus Coburg from September 18-20, 2013 at the 5th International Workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor and Actuator Technology".

Issues regarding energy efficiency of sensors, phononic crystals, sensor networks, sensor materials as well as microacoustic fluid actuators and laser acoustics became addressed in the keynote lectures and the short contributions. In addition, Dr. Picker´s lecture on "Ultra-cold Neutrons and the Universe" attracted much interest throughout the audience. A mutual exchange of positions regarding the content of the lectures among all participating experts was deliberated during breaks.

For the first time this workshop, organized by the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Technology (ISAT) of Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, offered all participants a guided tour in the new research facility to learn more about the institute reviewing experimental set-ups, prototypes and a poster exhibition throughout the whole building.
Polytec, one of ISAT´s cooperation partners took the opportunity to present fibre-optic sensors embedded in a hands-on sailing ship exhibit which was discussed and during the guided tours and breaks.

To retain the link between the annual workshop and the Summer School of the international master´s program AIMS (Analytical Instruments, Measurement and Sensor Technology) the third day was again presented at the main campus of Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The introductive lectures of Professor Wieland regarding "Wireless sensor networks" and Professor Funke reflecting on "Research on Alzheimer´s disease with molecular biological methods" as well as the lecture on "NDE of Electrochemical Systems by Microwaves" of Professor Fischerauer particularly addressed new students in the program to give a concise insight into the wide field and diverse areas of sensor technology.

Consecutively representatives of Bombardier Transportation Austria GmbH, Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH& Co. KG and Robert Bosch GmbH gave insights into their companies to give all new students an insight and pointed different job perspectives out.

Co-Chairman Dr. Denise Müller-Friedrich entitled the workshop as "outstanding opportunity to join international leading scientists and business partners and enable connecting factors for the progress of future partnerships and thus: innovations." She emphasized that "This workshop is a benefit for the research and development activities of the institute and annually extends its existing expert-network."

Workshop 2012

Experts Present Sensor Innovations in Coburg

4th International Workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor Technology"

For the fourth time the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Technology (ISAT) hosted the annual International Workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor Technology" in Coburg from September 12-14 2012. International experts, leading scientists and  industrial entrepreneurs encountered to discuss and experience research results in this rapidly growing area.

Following the previous workshops, profound theoretical lectures combined with detailed practical reports, scientific short contributions and colorful demonstrations were presented at the Hofbrauhaus Coburg between September 12th and 13th. Key issues like wireless sensor-networks, magneto resistive sensors, biosensoric applications and SAW technology were contributed and also further discussed during the breaks. The participants thereby also had the chance to review several posters and functional models.

The third workshop-day focused on the Summer School of the international master's program AIMS (Analytical Instruments, Measurement and Sensor Technology) with review lectures on sensors in industrial applications. Particularly addressing students, the speakers gave an introduction outline in topics like biosensors, chemical sensors and other fields of sensor technology at the campus of Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts. The students also learned more about companies like the Brose GmbH & Co. KG, the Carl Zeiss AG and the Continental AG in the subsequent presentations.

Among the nearly 60 workshop participants were also representatives of the AMA Association for Sensor Technology as well as a Chinese delegation of the partner university in Shanghai - the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST). Thanks to the promotion of the WiföG Coburg and the funding of the EFRE program "Sensolutions" of the European Union, Coburg was presented again as attractive location for sensor technology and is although chosen for the 5th International Workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor Technology" between September 18 - 20, 2013 which arrangements have already been started.

Workshop 2011

International Experts for Sensor Technology in Coburg

The International Workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor Technology, held for the 3rd time from September 14-16, at the Hofbrauhaus Coburg, Germany, had become a well established annual event, presented by the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Technology.

This year again international scientists, experts and industrial representatives joined to experience, discuss and evaluate profound theoretical lectures, detailed practical reports, scientific short contributions and colourful demonstrations of functional models, innovative applications and trendsetting developments in sensor technology. Among the 80 international participants from science and industry engaging themselves in this field of future research were special guests like Prof. John Gardner a leading expert on the physics of defects in materials from USA, representatives of the AMA Association for Sensor Technology as well as a Chinese delegation of the partner university in Shanghai ? the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) ? and international students of the joint master program AIMS. The topics are wide-ranging- focusing this year on applications of sensors in the emerging field of micro fluidic, as well as the characterization of materials and also information accessibility. On the basis of this wide-ranged scientific and cultural program all participants had the opportunity - also beneath the lectures - to discuss the latest research developments, future-oriented projects and theories lively.

Thanks to the promotion of the WiföG Coburg and the funding of the EFRE program "Sensolutions" of the European Union, Coburg was presented again as attractive location for sensor technology and is although chosen for the 4th International Workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor Technology" which plannings have already been started.

Workshop 2010

International Stage for Innovative and Trendsetting Sensor Technology in Coburg  

For the second time the International Workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor Technology" organized by the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Technology took place at the representative convention center, the Hofbrauhaus Coburg. In a combination of different profound theoretical lectures, detailed practical reports as well as scientific short contributions and colourful demonstrations of functional models, the professional audience became acquainted with innovative applications and trendsetting developments in sensor technology.

Among the international participants were representatives of science and companies engaging themselves in this field of future research as well as guests of the partner university in Shanghai - the USST - and students of the joint master program "Analytical Instruments, Measurement and Sensor Technology"(AIMS).

In addition to the latest trends of sensors used for the characterization of materials, in the emerging field of micro fluidic, in medical technology and also profound theoretical basic information regarding Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW) were presented to the top-class audience. The presentations gave an opportunity to force industrial developments through firm scientific results. Best practice sharing among the participants was able during the breaks and evening events at the historical sights of Coburg.

By the promotion of the Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft Coburg and the funding from the EFRE Program "Sensolutions" of the European Union, which supports innovations in sensor technology to be made in the local environment of the University of Coburg, the 2010 International Workshop on "Novel Developments and Applications in Sensor Technology" became a great success and got a throughout positive resonance of the professional audience.

The ISAT wants to continue the great success of the first two International Workshops in Coburg and is already preparing for the next workshop in 2011.

Workshop 2009

ISAT informs

Love waves, optical tracking sensors, confocal scanning microscopy ? at the first international workshop presented by the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Technology at the Hofbrauhaus in Coburg new applications and developments were showed for three days concerning sensor technology.

Nearly 90 experts followed the invitation of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Lindner, head of  the institute, who organized this event not only as a platform in order to present new technology but also as an opportunity to discuss about it.

Among the participants at home and abroad were representatives of science and companies engaging themselves in this field of future research as well as guests of the partner university in Shanghai ? the USST ? and students of the joint master program ?Analytical Instruments, Measurement and Sensor Technology? (AIMS).

In addition to the latest trends of sensors used in the automotive industry and medical technology detailed practical experience reports in combination with scientific short contributions as well as profound theoretical basic information regarding Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW) were presented to the experts. The presentations gave an opportunity to force industrial developments through firm scientific results. Best practice sharing among the participants was able during the breaks and evening events at the historical sights of Coburg.

On the occasion of the participation of scientists of the corresponding University of Shanghai for Science and Technology this workshop being financed by funds of  the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), represented a contribution of both governments in the course of the German-Chinese Year of Science and Education.

Furthermore, this workshop was subsidized by the European program ?Sensolutions? which supports innovations in sensor technology to be made in the local environment of the University of Coburg.

Due to the positive feedback received the organizing committee decided to institutionalise this event.