Message to members of the APS Division of Materials Physics
Approved by Robert Nemanich, DMP Secretary/Treasurer

The phrase “the Internet of Things” (IoT) is now being used to represent the interconnection of large numbers of physical entities. An explosion of possibilities has caught the imagination of scientists, engineers, computer experts, and the general public. FIAP will hold its first topical conference to bring together those technologists with the skill sets to actualize the IoT. As an APS meeting, we will engage physicists who have interest in this area and will feature experts in robotics, automation, sensors (without limitation on the definition of a sensor), algorithms, and physical actuation. We also welcome the participation of scientists and engineers from across the technological spectrum to allow the sort of cross-disciplinary conversations and innovation that will be necessary to build the IoT.

The conference features three keynote speakers and five topical sessions. Each session has four or five expert presenters to give an overview of today’s status and tomorrow’s challenges, with emphasis on areas where the physics community can make an impact. In addition, there will be a poster session for contributed talks on any aspect of the IoT. You can find a preliminary schedule and registration information on the FIAP website.

Please share this information with your colleagues and plan to participate in this exciting event. Contact Steven Lambert ( with any questions.

Registration is now open. Deadline: March 25, 2017.
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