Engineering Day

IEEE Engineering Day is an yearly event promoted by IEEE Portugal.

We bring brilliant engineers joining Academia and Industry to present and discuss relevant topics for the technological community. This year, we will have 2 thematic panels of Sensors and Logistics.


Our Speakers

Inspiring a new IEEEer every day

Olfa Kanoun

Olfa Kanoun received the Dr.-Ing. Degree from Univ. of the Bundeswehr München. Since 2007 she is a full professor at Chemnitz University of Technology, where is now member of the Senat of TU Chemnitz and vice-dean. She is a leading researcher in sensors, measurement systems and measurement methods. She is the author or co-author of 14 books and more than 400 contributions to scientific journals and international conferences. In 2018 she received the IEEE Faculty Course Development Award.

Paulo Mendes

Paulo Mendes obtained his PhD degree in Industrial Electronics, from Univ. Minho. He is now Associate Professor at Univ. Minho, and the Director of research center CMEMS. His interest includes Micro and nanoelectronics, Wireless Sensor Networks, Wearables and Antennas. Paulo Mendes is Member of the IEEE APS and EMBS. He was the principal investigator of 6 research projects, the auto/co-author of 6 patents, 10 book chapters, 40 journal papers, and more then 150 conference papers.

João Pedro Oliveira

João Pedro Oliveira (Member, IEEE) obtained the Ph.D in Electronics, in 2010 from NOVA University of Lisbon. He has been with the DEEC of the FCT of NOVA, since September 2003. He is also Senior Researcher at the Centre of Technology and Systems-CTS of the research institute UNINOVA. His research interests are mainly focused on mixed-signal IC design in advanced micro and nanoscale CMOS technologies for sensor, IoT and RF applications.

Rui Sequeira

Senior Business Development Manager. For more than 10 years he has led Account Management programs at national and international level, developing projects and initiatives in the areas of Strategic Planning and Control; Market Intelligence (Macroeconomic Data Analysis and Competition Analysis); Project management; Innovation and Compliance Management.

Miguel Pupo Correia

Miguel Pupo Correia is Associate Professor with Habilitation at IST, where he coordinates the Doctoral Program in Information Security. He is a Senior Researcher at INESC-ID, a member of the Distributed Systems Group, and the #SecDep team leader. He is co-chair of the European Blockchain Partnership. He is co-founder of Blockbird Ventures, a member of the Board of Técnico+. He has more than 200 publications and is Senior Member of the IEEE.

sn session speaker theme time
05 Welcoming and Presentation IEEE Portugal Section 14:00
02 Sensors Olfa Kanoun, TU Chemnitz
(brought by IMS PT)
The Future of Smart Sensors as Enabler Technology for Digitalization 14:15
Paulo Mendes, U. Minho
(brought by EMBS PT)
Sensors in Health 14:35
João Pedro Oliveira, FCT/UNL
(brought by SSCS PT)
Evolving the IoT into a Multidisciplinary Cyber-Physical System 14:55
Moderator: Octavian Postolache, ISCTE

Debate 15:15
02 Logistics Rui Sequeira, Siemens Logistics
(brought by IAS IST)
Technology based Supply Chain - Supply Chain Control Tower 16:00
José Pedro Silva, Critical Manufacturing
(brought by CS IST + CS UP)
TBA 16:20
Miguel Pupo Correia, IST
(brought by PT Blockchain WG)
Blockchain Cross-Borders: The European Blockchain Services Infrastructure 16:40
Moderator: Catarina Reis, IPL

Debate 17:00
05 Awards and Closing Session IEEE Portugal Section 17:30

Sensors Session

The Future of Smart Sensors as Enabler Technology for Digitalization

Smart sensors are increasingly gaining importance and represent one of the main enablers for several actual developments related to digitalization in different high sensitive fields, such as smarts cities, the fourth generation of industry, smart medicine, precision farming, environmental applications and internet of things. This involves the need for development of completely intelligent solutions for sensing, signal processing and signal transmission. The development in the field of sensors resulting mainly from technological advancements, market-economical aspects, and the needs for digitalization let us observe significant trends, not only toward improvements of accuracy, speed and cost reduction, but also towards a higher performance by more flexibility, better integration to the application, more reliability, and improved information quality. All these properties are decisive for efficient implementation of digitization based on real and reliable process data in the diverse sectors.

Sensors in Health

Sensors are everywhere and health is not an exception. In this talk, a few relevant aspects of sensing in health will be highlighted. It will go from the characteristics of signals present in this field, going through relevant issues while acquiring biomedical signals, up to issues related with transmission and monitoring with wireless sensors. The presentation will show works on wearable sensors, implantable devices, wireless signal acquisition, and contactless sensing for neuronal applications.

Evolving the IoT into a Multidisciplinary Cyber-Physical System

The optimization of modern global systems applications, ranging from electrical energy usage or water monitoring and management, in a global context is strongly improved by the deployment of a CPS where many multiparameter sensing and actuators IoT nodes are positioned at several entry points inside this ecosystem (ranging from production, distribution and consumption points). The presentation will address an example of such type of smart systems, revealing the multidisciplinary engineering work needed for a Hetero-Integration of a nanoscale CMOS IC with carbon nanotubes and MEMS Sensors, for a water quality sensing system.

Logistic Session

Technology based Supply Chain - Supply Chain Control Tower



Blockchain Cross-Borders: The European Blockchain Services Infrastructure

Blockchain and distributed ledger technology are overcoming a period of exploration and use cases to become adopted by companies to solve real problems that require distributed trust. A significant area of application is logistics and its subarea of supply chain. This talk will present the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI), a major European initiative that aims to support cross-border services. The initial focus of the EBSI is public services, but the objective is to expand it to private applications. Logistics and supply chain will be able to leverage the EBSI both in the medium and the long terms.

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