EUROSENSORS 2016, the 30th anniversary conference of the series was held from September 4 to 7, the second time in Budapest, Hungary. Twenty-three years ago the Technical University of Budapest (BME) was the host, this time the Engineering Chapter of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

For 30 years the EUROSENSORS Conference was the largest European forum for scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes and companies, and especially for students to present and discuss the latest trends, and results in Sensors, Actuators, Micro- and Nanosystems. "We early felt the need of an international sensors conference, but I was not much inclined to start with it on my own. John Brignell in England was closely involved, since their beginnings, with the national series of conferences on Sensors and their Applications. He proposed to call his conference EUROSENSORS 1, by which the series of EUROSENSORS Conferences started"- said in his welcoming video message Prof. emeritus Simon Middelhoek (Delft University of Technology), one of the founders of the EUROSENSORS conference series.

EUROSENSORS2016 was attended by 550 participants, 78% of them came from academia and 22% from industry. 656 submissions were received from 46 countries for peer review, all were assigned to 5 reviewers. From the accepted ones 140 lectures (including 4 plenary talks and 7 keynote lectures) were selected and presented in 12 categories ranging from theory to special applications in the automotive and healthcare fields. 330 posters were presented and displayed for the entire duration of the conference to enhance discussions and networking possibilities.

The Proceedings of EUROSENSORS 2016 will be published by Elsevier in Procedia Engineering. Optionally, extended submissions might later also be submitted to the journals Sensors and Actuators A: Physical and Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical for publication, if they pass the standard reviewing process of the journals.

While cruising the Danube on the Európa-boat during the conference dinner the winner of the EUROSENSORS 2016 FELLOW award was announced: Eugenio Martinelli, University of Rome Thor Vergata.

On the closing ceremony the Best Student Lecture Award was given to:

Ronald Stoute et al. TL.PCK-3-8126: „Intravascular Ultrasound at the tip of a guidewire: Concept and first assembly steps”

The Best Poster Award went to: Holger Conrad et al. TP.EMB-10-8460: „A novel Electrostatic Actuator Class Best Student Poster Awards were given to:

Aziliz Lecomte et al. MP.HLTH-22-8557:”Biostability assessment of flexible Parylene C-based implantable sensor in wireless chronic neural recording”

Inês F. Pinto et al. MP.FLU-8-8285:”Integration of photosensors in a nano-liter scale chromatography column for the online monitoring of adsorption/desorption kinetics of a fluorophore-labeled monoclonal antibody”

Sarah Tonello et al. MP.CHM-32-8241: „Preliminary Study of Inkjet Printed Sensors for Monitoring Cell Cultures”

You made it happen! Thanks for your contributions and active participation! We sincerely hope that all of you could take full advantage from the scientific programme of EUROSENSORS 2016 and also enjoyed the social events in downtown Budapest. we also thank the support for our sponsors!

Finally the traditional EUROSENSORS trophy and the new flag inaugurated in Budapest was handed over to Prof. Jean-Paul Viricelle, the general chair of the next conference to be held in Paris, France EUROSENSORS2017.

Thank you for participating EUROSENSORS XXX in Budapest!

Prof. Dr. István Bársony
Conference Chair

Dr. Gábor Battistig
Program Chair