Reviving the I3S: The 4th International Symposium on Sensor Science will take place in 2015

Sensors are becoming ever more embedded in our daily lives. They are integral parts of the increasingly complex tools we use. As a result, we have higher levels of convenience, safety and efficiency. Advances in sensors sciences have enabled the creation of self-driving cars, remotely controllable households, fully automated production lines, and airborne drones. And there is still many more to discover.

Five MDPI journals cover this extremely active field: the two Web of Science-indexed journals Sensors and Remote Sensing which together have published over 7000 papers, Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, Chemosensors and Biosensors.

The MDPI editorial team is organizing the 4th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2015), which will be held in Basel from 13–15 July 2015. Three previous editions have already taken place: Paris (France) in 2003, Nanjing (China) in 2004, and Juelich (Germany) in 2005.

The Executive, Advisory, and Scientific committee members are currently assembling an exciting scientific program. Details can be found at: We look forward to seeing you there.





All Hands on Deck: Authoring, Reviewing, Publishing

iStock_000039593548Illustra_blog survey authors reviewersWe continually strive to ensure satisfaction with all the services we provide to authors and readers of our journals. In particular, the careful selection of external expert reviewers is of utmost importance. It is the reviewers’ critical scrutiny that enables authors to improve their scientific output and guarantees the high quality of published articles. We depend on feedback from the author and reviewer communities about their experience. Over the last two years we have collected opinions and ratings from authors and reviewers. Below is a summary of the results: Continue reading

Challenges and Contests are Appealing!

Challenges and Contests are Appealing!

Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547) is a unique open access journal that publishes ideas for research projects (research proposals), research plans, perspectives or ideas for solving grand challenges, descriptions of tested and untested prototypes and other similar material. Its content is typically not publishable in a research journal, but has wider scholarly or scientific relevance and therefore deserves to be publicized in a journal such as Challenges. Continue reading

Conference Exhibitions and Sponsorships in 2014

Conference Exhibitions and Sponsorships in 2014

MDPI journals and staff will be present and/or sponsor several academic events in 2014. Here is a current selection (we will update this list from time to time to include more).

If you are organizing a conference related to a topic covered by one of our journals, please suggest your event for our consideration at, or get in touch with Alexander Thiesen ( Continue reading