Online paper submission deadline date has been extended to 15 May 2013.

Papers accepted for presentation at Sensors & their Applications XVII will be included in the conference proceedings, which will be published in the open access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS), published by IOP Publishing. It will be a great opportunity to showcase the quality and range of research being presented at the conference as well as promote the event to a wider international audience.


JPCS is open access (free to read online), fully citable and receives a substantial number of full-text article downloads, ensuring your paper reaches the widest possible audience. JPCS received some 1.4 million downloads in 2009 and is on target for 2 million article downloads in 2010. JPCS proceedings are abstracted and indexed in Scopus, Compendex, Web of Science (Conference Proceedings CItation Index) and Inspec - among others - with ciatations also being tracked online by IOP Publishing's Citing Articles facility.

Important, please read before you submit a paper

Preparing your paper

Authors are asked to prepare their papers using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, according to the journal guidelines and templates. Full instructions on preparing your paper, along with templates, can be found on the IOP Conference Series website.

It is important to ensure that when you submit your paper, it is in its final form ready for publication, and has been thoroughly proofread. IOP do not copyedit papers and will not send out author proofs prior to publication. Please note: post-publication changes are not usually permitted, unless there are exceptional circumstances, so please ensure your paper has been checked for errors.

What you need to provide:-

•Contributors are asked to provide a copy of the manuscript in MS Word (.doc) 97 or higher or Latex format of between four and six pages (maximum) including a 100-word (maximum) abstract and diagrams. PDF will not be accepted:
when preparing your paper ensure that you follow the author guidelines, but as a minimum:

* Use European A4 sized paper with at least a 25mm margin
* Ensure that your paper includes an abstract
* Do not add any page numbers, headers or footers to your article
* Any multimedia files you wish to publish online
* JPCS encourages authors to submit multimedia files to enhance the online versions of published research articles.

Submitting your abstract and paper

• Please submit your paper as a single MS Word file online here

Publication license for open access proceeding papers

For papers published in our open access proceeding titles, IOP Publishing no longer requires authors to sign and submit copyright forms. Please note that our regular journals are unaffected by this change. For our open access proceedings titles (including JPCS) copyright transfer forms are being replaced by a publishing license under which authors retain their copyright and no longer need to sign and submit any forms. Any author who wishes to publish in one of these titles must agree to the terms of license and by submitting a paper for publication in one of these titles it is assumed all authors of the paper agree, in full, to the terms of the license. The license terms and conditions are available online.

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Journal enquiries

General enquiries regarding IOP Conference Series should be directed to:
Sarah Toms
IOP Conference Series