IMEKO News & Events

In memory, of Aimo Pusa

We received the sad news that our colleague and friend Aimo Pusa, born in 1944, passed away on 28th October 2021. 
Aimo Pusa was a Finnish expert in mass metrology, weighing technology and in particular in force and torque metrology and since 1982, an active member of IMEKO TC3 "Measurement of Force, Mass 
and Torque" and from 1993 until 2008, the scientific secretary of IMEKO TC3. Read more about Mr Pusa in our November newsletter.

Newsletter November

The latest newsletter is out now featuring interviews with Professor Paolo Carbone the new President-Elect.
Professor Francesco Lamonaca IMEKO EDitor-in-Chief of Acta telling about his plans for the journal.
There is an article by Dr Antje Herbestreit on the new Measurement journal Food.
Find out more about the company Hottinger Brüel & Kjaer who has been donating IMEKO unconditionally and very generously for over thirty years.
IMEKO Technical Committee TC3 remembers Aimo Pusa.
The new members are listed and some events and news.

Short IMEKO News October 2021 

Presidential Board meeting
The Presidential Board met on the 6th of October and agreed on the following:

  • New TC Events and new TC Members shall be approved quickly in between TB and GC Sessions.
  • If there are no GC and TB Sessions, the TB will evaluate and agree on the TC Events per correspondence, and the Presidential Board approves them.
  • The TB approves the new TC Members per correspondence from time to time.
  • The PB evaluates new Member Organisations' applications and may grant observer status until the next GC Session.
  • The Board agreed that two Technical Board Sessions would be required a year instead of one.
  • These much-needed solutions have been sought because IMEKO is growing, and the procedures must be adapted.
  • The Board approved the updated guide "How to organise IMEKO TC Conferences, Symposia and Workshops", which will replace the old one in the coming days. This update made the guide compatible with the IMEKO new Constitution.
  • The Board granted observer status to the United Arab Emirates.

The IMEKO World Congress 2021
It was a very successful event for the local organisers as well as for IMEKO. The challenges presented by the online event instead of in-person have been very well overcome.

News on the Working Groups
A lot has been achieved, especially on "TC functioning" and "IMEKO Publishing activities". The Technical Board plans a workshop in March for our working groups for presentations and a follow-up discussion on their work and achievements.

TC24 Chemical Measures
Technical Committee 24 welcomes now quite a few new members and has a meeting on the 14th of October. Professor Frank Härtig, our President; MSc Mladen Jakovcic, member organisation delegate of Croatia and vice-chair to TC11 support the new activities such as the plans for a conference in 2022.

News on the Secretariat
The IMEKO headquarters are moving to a new location with the 1st of November. The Secretariat kindly ask everybody to use the known electronic channels for communication.

The third 2021 issue of Acta IMEKO is published

Measurement and control techniques are crucial for achieving reliable and safe autonomous features in robotics. Recent developments in both fields are key enablers for the constantly widening use of robots in industrial, medical, military and service-oriented applications. Faithful to its traditions, the 23rd edition of the International Symposium on Measurement and Control in Robotics (ISMCR), organised by IMEKO Technical Committee 17, has provided a forum for the exchange of the latest research results and novel ideas in robotic technologies and applications, this time with a special emphasis on smart mobility. The symposium focused on various aspects of research, applications and trends in relation to robotics, advanced human-robot systems and applied technologies in the fields of robotics, telerobotics, autonomous vehicles and simulator platforms, as well as VR/AR and 3D modelling and simulation ... Based on their technical and scientific value and the evaluation of the reviewers, the authors of ten contributions were invited to submit extended versions of their papers for this special issue ...
(From the editorial by Bálint Kiss and István Harmati, Guest editors)

The area of technical diagnostics is one of the most significant research fields, one that involves a broad range of measurements, with various sensors, actuators and advanced computing techniques exploited. As we are becoming increasingly surrounded by the growing amount of autonomous machinery, it is crucial to ensure regular and accurate monitoring is carried out. The Technical Committee 10 (Measurement for Diagnostics, Optimization & Control) is responsible for fostering the research on such topics, which is expressed in terms of a wide range of activities, including the organisation of annual conferences and workshops aimed solely at the problems pertaining to fault detection, identification and location. The solutions for these problems include the array of algorithms, measurement tools and procedures applicable for individual devices and industrial processes. The 17th IMEKO TC10 conference held in 2020 is a perfect example of this approach ... The corresponding special issue covers ten papers, which can be divided into three sections, each devoted to a different topic. The selection allows for assessing the advancements in these research and engineering fields ...
(From the editorial by Piotr Bilski and Lorenzo Ciani, Guest Editors)

The third issue 2021 of Acta IMEKO includes a General Track aimed at collecting contributions that do not relate to a specific event. As editor in chief, it is my pleasure to give readers an overview of these papers, with the aim of encouraging potential authors to consider sharing their research through Acta IMEKO ...
(From the editorial by Francesco Lamonaca, Editor in Chief)

The full papers are available for free from the Acta IMEKO website.
The Table of Content can be found on the Acta IMEKO page.
We hope you will enjoy this new issue.

The August 2021 General Council Resolutions in short

According to the regulations within IMEKO, the President-Elect Dr. Frank Härtig (PTB, Germany) became the new President of IMEKO. He took over from Prof. Masatoshi Ishikawa (University of Tokyo, Japan) who is now the Advisory President. As new President-Elect Paolo Carbone (University of Perugia, Italy) was elected. Congratulations!
We welcome our new members: INMETRO of Brazil and ETS-UPN (School of Telecommunications and Space Remote Sensing, National Pedagogical University) of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
We also welcome all 44 new Technical Committee members. Details can be found in the September 2021 newsletter.

Newsletter September 2021

The fourth newsletter is out now with facts about the World Congress Yokohama Japan 2021, the General Council Sessions, and the introduction of the Technical Committee 6 dedicated to Digitalisation. There are also two new features;  a piece by Prof Ewart Carson, who takes us back in time; to the 80s, meeting Professor György Striker, telling about IMEKO and TC13 of back then. Last, something else new, a piece by Kay Tancock Elsevier's Senior Publisher: "The growing IMEKO journal family at Elsevier."

The second 2021 issue of Acta IMEKO is published

Measurement has always been a tool by which we can observe the world around us. This concept was once again confirmed during the 24th IMEKO Technical Committee 4 (TC4) International Symposium, which showed how topics related to the world of measurement range across many fields of knowledge ... The 24th edition of the Symposium was originally planned to be held in Palermo, Italy; however, due to the COVID-19 emergency, the committee was forced to organise the event as a virtual conference ... As in the last editions, the 2020 Symposium covered a large number of engineering fields, from digitalisation to renewable energy and from acoustic and mechanical measurements to biomedical and chemical fields ... we hope that the readers will find this issue of Acta IMEKO useful and inspiring.
(From the editorial by Giuseppe Caravello and Ciro Spataro, Guest Editors)

This issue includes a General Track aimed to collect contributions that do not relate to a specific event. As Editor in Chief, it is my pleasure to give readers an overview of these papers, with the aim of encouraging potential authors to consider sharing their research through Acta IMEKO ... The heterogeneous topics of the papers submitted to the General Track confirm Acta IMEKO is the natural platform for disseminating measurement information and stimulating collaboration among researchers of many different fields but united by their common interest in measurement science and technologies.
(From the editorial by Prof. Francesco Lamonaca, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Acta IMEKO)

In memory of Tamás Kemény

It is with great sadness that we inform of the passing of Dr Tamás Kemény. He was a long-time Colleague and Friend in IMEKO, serving the organisation almost right from the start. Over a couple of decades, he was our Secretary-General and an active member of the Technical Committee 3 (TC3), dedicated to the Measurement of Force, Mass, and Torque. In addition, he was known for promoting IMEKO and science with his editorial and publication work and presentations. Read some of Tamás's words when he retired.

Newsletter June 2021

This third newsletter is about recent events, our Chinese Member Organisation's (CSM) special Metrology Day celebration, and IMEKO's first TC Workshop. There is the latest news on the World Congress Yokohama and TC news. Something new: part of this issue is dedicated to our TC8. We would like to continue in the upcoming newsletters by introducing a TC in each.

Newsletter April 2021

This year's second newsletter is out now! It is dedicated to the 64th GC we had recently. There is information about the new TCs; TC 6 Digitalisation and TC25 Quantum Measurement Quantum Information.  ACTA IMEKO has a new Editor in Chief his first Acta issue is out. there is information about the TC workshop coming up and more. 

The first 2021 issue of Acta IMEKO is published

This Issue of Acta IMEKO is dedicated to papers that have been selected from those presented at the 2019 IMEKO TC4 International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, 'MetroArchaeo 2019', held in Florence in December 2019 and those presented at the 2019 Asia Pacific Measurement Forum on Mechanical Quantities, 'APMF 2019', held in Niigata, Japan, in November 2019. The extended papers of MetroArchaeo give an interesting overview of the latest findings in measurement methods and techniques applied for the enhancement, characterization and preservation of archaeological and cultural heritage. The extended papers of APMF show recent progress of the research on the measurements in the fields of mass, pressure, and flow in the Asia-Pacific region.

Prof. Francesco Lamonaca, Ph.D.

Editor-in-Chief of Acta IMEKO

Newsletter February 2021

This year's first newsletter is out now! You can read about the latest developments in IMEKO, such as a new TC, there is news on coming up workshops and more.

News from the Presidential Board December 

The Presidential Board has given out a special newsletter with important information about upcoming events and changes besides their seasonal greetings to you. Please save the dates for these events, IMEKO is looking forward to “seeing you there”!

Special edition Newsletter on the 63rd of General Council is out now!

Please read the detailed information in our newsletter.

IMEKO events and the coronavirus

Dear friends of IMEKO, dear colleagues,
The spread of the coronavirus and the measures taken in different countries forced the organizers of some of the events either to cancel the event or to postpone it. Please check the latest information on our Coming Events page.

World Metrology Day (WMD) 2021

The theme for the World Metrology Day (WMD) 2021 - as always on 20 May - is in this year: Measurement for Health. From the website of the WMD: "This theme was chosen to create awareness of the important role measurement plays in health, and thus in the wellbeing of every one of us. Indeed more widely metrology, the science of measurement, plays a central role in scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, in improving the quality of life and in protecting the global environment." Read more on www.worldmetrologyday.org.