I received these announcements from Eric Fossum:
June 10, 2011
News from the 2011 International Image Sensor Workshop in Hokkaido, Japan
The parent organization of the 2011 IISW is changing its name to the International Image Sensor Society, Inc., from ImageSensors, Inc. The renamed organization, IISS, also has added two directors to its Board – Junichi Nakamura and Johannes Solhusvik. They join Eric Fossum, Albert Theuwissen and Nobukazu Teranishi.
The IISS will become a member-based Professional Society and will solicit members in the coming months. In addition to sponsoring the biennial IISW and the Walter Kosonocky Award, plans for an on-line open-access peer-reviewed IISS Journal of Image Sensors are being developed by Dr. Solhusvik. It is hoped that cooperation with other professional societies such IEEE, SPIE or OSA can be implemented.
At the 2011 IISW, it was announced that the winner of the 2011 Walter Kosonocky Award is Hayato Wakabayashi and his co-authors from Sony Corporation for the paper titled “A 1/2.3-inch 10.3Mpixel 50frame/s Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor” which was presented at the 2010 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference.
A new award has been established by the International Image Sensor Society for Exceptional Service. The 2011 IISS Exceptional Service Award was presented to Vladimir Koifmann for the creation and editorship of the Image Sensors World blog, which has proved to be valuable for many in the image sensor community. Mr. Koifman is currently with AdvaSense in Israel.
The International Image Sensor Society congratulates its award winners on achieving excellence and contributing to the image sensor community.