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TIM@I2MTC: Presenting IEEE TIM Journal Papers at the IEEE I2MTC Conference

Shervin Shirmohammadi

 

At IEEE I2MTC 2019 in Auckland this past May, we had the sophomore edition of the TIM@I2MTC program, which started at IEEE I2MTC 2018 in Houston. Under this program, authors of all published or e-published papers during a given calendar year in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM) have the option to present their TIM paper at the next year’s I2MTC in a specially designated poster session. For example, at IEEE I2MTC 2019 in Auckland, TIM papers published or e-published in 2018 were eligible for presentation. Authors who would like to take advantage of this opportunity will simply have to register their paper by the given deadline. There is no review process—the paper will be automatically accepted for presentation, and its title, abstract, and authors list will appear in the conference program—though the paper itself will not appear in the conference proceedings since it is already published on IEEE Xplore as a TIM paper.

There are many advantages for TIM authors to present their TIM paper at IEEE I2MTC. First, TIM authors will have a chance to promote their work to the conference audience (typically 350 to 550 attendees) and get more exposure for their work in the I&M community. Second, authors might receive useful feedback on their work, leading to further research or collaboration with other community members. Third, the TIM paper might receive more citations since more people will be aware of it. Finally, it is a perfect opportunity to do networking with other experts in the community.

We had 11 such papers presented at IEEE I2MTC 2018 in Houston, which was quite good for a first edition. At IEEE I2MTC 2019 in Auckland, we were pleased to see 17 TIM papers presented. One of those presenters, Dr. Johné M. Parker, Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Kentucky, USA, was coming to this conference for the first time and shared with me her positive experience, which I quote below:

I truly enjoyed my first IEEE I2MTC. Presenting my paper at the TIM@I2MTC track provided a wonderful introduction to the flagship conference of IEEE’s Instrumentation and Measurement Society, and was an excellent opportunity for me to discuss my work with fellow attendees. I received some useful feedback about the future directions of my work, and established some contacts in my field for possible collaboration. The format of the conference was welcoming, collegial and informative. My compliments to the organizers for a job very well done. I am excited to have found a new technical community; I plan to get more involved with the IMS and already look forward to next year.

Needless to say, we will continue the TIM@I2MTC program for future editions of this conference. So, if you have a paper published or e-published in IEEE TIM in 2019, I strongly encourage you to consider presenting it at IEEE I2MTC 2020 in Croatia. More information can be found here: https://i2mtc2020.ieee-ims.org/pages/im-transactions-papers-i2mtc.

 

This print magazine includes a photo from the event.