Call for Papers - IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium 2023

The 2023 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS23), to be held in Ottawa, Canada from 18-20 July, seeks contributions on how to nurture and cultivate the future of sensors’ technologies and applications, and how they can benefit society. The event is now accepting papers into April:

  • Initial Paper Submission (3 April)
  • First Author Notification (2 May)
  • Final Paper Submission (30 May)
  • Early Registration Deadline (30 May)

Sensors Applications Symposium provides a unique opportunity for researchers and developers to share progress in sensor technologies, methods, applications, standardization, and commercialization. General and Special Sessions offer forums where participants can exchange ideas and gain information on the sensor state of the art. A mix of plenary, poster, demonstration, plug-fests, and other networking activities ensure that your work will be seen.

Visit the Conference webpage for more information and to submit today!

2022 IEEE Canadian Foundation Nick Cercone Graduate Scholarship in Computer Science – Awarded to Benno Krojer

Benno Krojer is currently in the second year of his PhD at the Mila Quebec AI Institute & McGill University and graduated top-of-class in his BSc Computational Linguistics at LMU Munich. He is interested in fundamental problems in language grounding, interactive multi-modal NLP and more specific phenomena such as pragmatics, compositionality or text-to-image generation. He contributed to the field of vision-and-language with a top-reviewed ACL paper that introduced the challenging ImageCoDe dataset. It exposes shortcomings of all state-of-the-art models in terms of fine-grained visual and linguistic representations, pragmatics or temporal dynamics. During his BSc, Benno was a shared-first author on two papers at NLP conferences that focused on symbolic reasoning and coreference in machine translation. On top of that, he worked at several companies in NLP, vision and robotics. Next to pursuing fundamental questions of language understanding, Benno’s PhD studies will also address ethical and safety concerns of large multi-modal models motivated by the increasingly unpredictable progress and applications in the AI space. Throughout his academic path Benno has been passionate about bringing people together in thriving communities. Most notably, he has founded a large philosophy society in Munich and a reading group at Mila.

This scholarship recognizes a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at a Canadian university who shows exceptional promise in research that will have real-world applications outside Computer Science and who has been active in helping others. The scholarship remembers Nick Cercone, who made many significant contributions to several fields, including artificial intelligence, data mining, knowledge representation, and computational linguistics. He was an IEEE Fellow.

This scholarship will be awarded every second year, i.e., it will be a biennial award. Starting in 2020, the value of the award is $6,000.

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