The Seasonal School on “Wireless Sensor Networks – Wise School 2016” was held in Thessaloniki on Dec. 15-18, 2016 and was organized by Prof. Stylianos Siskos and Prof. Alkis Hatzopoulos, from the Electronics Labs of the Departments of Physics and of Electrical and Computer Eng., respectively. The presentations covered topics like sensors, biosensors, signal conditioning circuits, IoT applications, analog/RF front-end circuits for wireless transceivers, WSN protocols, and secure data transmission issues, energy harvesting, microgenerators and power management systems and Laboratory work on measurements using the LABVIEW software. The lectures were offered by experts in the specific fields from Academia and Industry from Greece and abroad. The complete program can be found at the site of our Chapter (http://sites.ieee.org/greece-casssc/events/wise-school-2016/). A special session about IEEE CAS Society and IEEE CAS-SSC joint Chapter activities in Greece was also organized.
The event was financially supported by the IEEE CASS “Seasonal School 2016” activity, the IEEE Greece CAS-SSC joint Chapter, and the Research Committee of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Symbolic fees to the attendees were also charged. All the participants had access to lunches and coffee breaks and the teachers were also invited to dinners. By the end of the lectures, attendees participate in a written test to examine their positive attendance with good results for the 90% of them. Based on the results of the test, one of the students was awarded the “Best participant award” and a prize of 250 Euros.
The number of attendees was 55. (14 of them were IEEE members).
A survey of the organization, the teaching material, the teachers, and the overall evaluation of the School was filled-in by the students after the end of the fourth day. It showed that the satisfaction of the attendees was in average more than 80%, a score which is considered very satisfactory by the organizers. It must be pointed out that many attendees asked to prepare a similar school for the next year, if possible.