IMEKO News & Events

Our Spring 2017 newsletter is available

Please read the latest news and get the newest dates and information in our newsletter.


to our new members in the IMEKO family:
- INDIA: Metrology Society of India, New Delhi
- UKRAINE: Ukraine Academy of Metrology, Kiev
Also a warm welcome to our new Egyptian member organization: National Institute of Standards, El-Giza.


Our South African member organization NMISA celebrates 70 years of accurate scientific measurement (metrology) and 10 years of Institution existence with commemoration events and a scientific conference from
31 July to 4 August 2017 near the NMISA premises, in Pretoria. More information on the website of NMISA.


The second 2017 issue of Acta IMEKO is published

Acta IMEKO Vol6 No1 coverFrom the Editorials to the issue:

Dear Readers,  
the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Measurement of Mass, Force and Torque (abbreviated as APMF) is a biannual symposium held in the Asia-Pacific region (mostly in China, Japan and Korea). The APMF was firstly held in 1992 just as a small joint symposium between China and Japan (at that time, it was called as International Symposium on Measurement of Force and Mass, abbreviated as ISMFM) to exchange technical information and expertise in the area of mass, force and torque measurement. Over the last two decades, however, it has developed into a most active symposium in the Asia-Pacific region, where almost 100 experts get together to share up-to- date information and discuss current issues in mass, force and torque measurement. IMEKO Technical Committee number 3 (TC-3) on “Measurement of Force, Mass and Torque” has sponsored the APMF symposium with a partnership since the first joint conference between IMEKO TC-3 and APMF was held in 1998 in Daejeon, Korea.
The recent APMF symposium was held in Seoul, Korea in October 2015. It was a successful symposium contributed by almost 90 participants from 10 countries presenting 35 scientific papers. In this Special Issue, you can find 12 articles selected by the International Program Committee of the APMF, which is considered to be worth of publishing in Acta IMEKO journal after peer reviewing.
(By Min-Seok Kim, shortened version)

Dear Reader,
three additional papers are closing this issue.
The first one entitled ‘A preliminary approach to study the behaviour of human fingertip at contact via experimental test and numerical model’ covers the interesting area of human computer interaction. The second paper ‘Improved evaluation of uncertainty for indirect measurement’ covers the subject of uncertainty evaluation in indirect measurements  and presents the analysis of several practical cases, occuring when using multi-channel ADC-based acquisition and measurement systems. The last paper in this issue ‘Decoding of emotional responses to user-unfriendly computer interfaces via electroencephalography signals’ contains a statistical analysis of emotional responses of users of unfriendly computer interfaces. The analysis is supported by electroencephalography derived data, performed by stressing users in target-reaching tasks.
Have a fruitful reading of this second issue of ACTA IMEKO in 2017!
(By Paolo Carbone, shortened version)

The full papers are available for free from the website of Acta IMEKO.
Enjoy reading.