You are cordially invited to participate in the First International Workshop on Smart Skins (SmartSkin2018), which will take place on November 19 and 20, 2018 in Munich. Smart skin is an emerging research field that realizes electronic functionalization of human skins and/or machine surfaces. By using newly developed stretchable and soft electronics, multiple electronic functions are being introduced on three-dimensionally curved surfaces and creating new applications ranging from health monitoring to the control of machines in HMI, or a prosthetic hand. In particular, skin is the ultimate place to non-invasively introduce electronic functions and therefore smart skin is an ideal solution to achieve non-invasive long-term monitoring health conditions for personalized medicine and medical treatments in the future. On the other hand, an interactive surface of machines is one of the essential elements for robots to cooperatively work with people in their daily life. Thus, animal skin-like large-area sensors and actuators are needed to increase opportunities for robots. Although great progresses of smart skins have been observed recently, many challenges remain and include system integrations, reliability issues and robust data analysis. Indeed, individual elements of smart skins have been intensively investigated and it is time to emphasize more system-level integration and data analysis with identifying specific applications. Due to multidisciplinary features of smart skin, it is important to enhance collaboration among researchers in different research fields, including electronics, mechanics, computer science, materials science, chemistry, biology, medicine, dermatology and even more. The First International Workshop on Smart Skins in Munich is organized to create a new research community of smart skins, share latest progress and mutual interests, enhance collaborations, and further advance its frontier.

Confirmed Speakers

Monday, November 19: Vorhoelzer Forum, Arcisstr. 21, 5th floor, 80333 München
Tuesday, November 20: TUM Institute for Advanced Study, Lichtenbergstr. 2 a, 85748 Garching

The workshop will take place on November 19 and 20, 2018 in Munich. The event is supported by the TUM Institute of Advanced Studies and will be a mix of oral presentations, a poster session and lab tours.

Call for papers
Participants who are interested in presenting their work are cordially invited to submit a half page abstract in pdf format to Ms. Wibke Borngesser (Borngesser@tum.de). Please indicate your preferred presentation type – your options are oral, poster or either. The deadline for submission is September 24, 2018, 17:00h CET.

We kindly ask you to register at your earliest convenience.The deadline for registration is November 9th.

For general questions please contact Prof. Takao Someya or Prof. Gordon Cheng.