The development of low-cost microsensors implies that the continuous measurement of atmospheric pollutant concentrations is no longer restricted to “experts” nor fixed places. We are currently witnessing a rapid development of these sensors, assisted by algorithms that must be ever more powerful to manage and exploit the huge databases generated.
What would be the scientific or political implications if a majority of citizens were equipped with individual air pollutant sensors?
Does the fact that citizens agree to wear these instruments go hand in hand with public and government awareness?
On the occasion of its 60th birthday, the APPA (Association for the Prevention of Atmospheric Pollution) wishes in partnership with EFCA (European Federation of Clean Air and Environmental Protection Associations) and the laboratory PC2A (PhysicoChemistry of Combustion Processes and Atmosphere) explores this topic through a two-day international symposium entitled Individual Air Pollution Sensors: Innovation or Revolution? which will take place on 29 & 30 November 2018 in Villeneuve d’Ascq (France).
The symposium will be structured around invited lectures and papers selected by a scientific committee from the abstracts received following the call for papers.