IMEKO News & Events

World Metrology Day (WMD) 2020

The theme for the World Metrology Day (WMD) 2020 - as always on 20 May - is in this year: Measurements for global trade. From the website of the WMD: "This theme was chosen to create awareness of the important role measurement plays in facilitating fair global trade, ensuring products meet standards and regulations, and satisfying customer quality expectations." Read more on

Our Winter 2019 newsletter is available

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

The fourth 2019 issue of Acta IMEKO is published

Distinguished Readers,

From 24 to 27 September 2018, on the ‘HAINAUT Security’ site, located in BAUFFE (Mons, close to CHIEVRE airport and CASTEAU NATO headquarters), was held the annual competitions to demonstrate the capabilities of mobile robots in realistic scenarios. ... The ELROB'2018 competition presented 16 teams of which five (NIC Instruments Ltd-UK, TELEROB GmbH-GE, BROKK Ltd.-SE, ELP GmbH-GE, TAUT-AT) have been tested on explosive device detection capabilities and seven competitors tested on rescue capabilities for victims (TELEROB GmbH-GE, Fraunhofer & TNO-GE-NL, BISG-FI, TAUT, BROKK and ELP, AVRORA-RU). The aim of these competitions is to promote the best advances in technology and to strengthen cooperation in research. ... The ELROB event has been doubled in 2018 by the organization of the 21st International Symposium on Robotics (ISMCR’2018) under the auspices of the International Measurement Confederation IMEKO, and more particularly its technical committee (TC17) coordinator of research in robotics, chaired by Japan, of which Belgium is an active member in charge of the organization of this symposium. The International CBRNE Institute (located in Belgium), ... decided to host and co-organize the competition ELROB and the ISMCR’2018. Focus on Mobile Robotics has attracted, beside the 16 speakers of the ELROB competition also 27 contributors from 10 countries. ... We are delighted to provide the readers around the world the opportunity to access the recent advancements in robotics, mobile robotics in particular, especially in dynamic conditions. We are looking for new innovations to arise from this scientifically sound base.

(From the editorial by Yvan Baudoin, International CBRNE Institute, Belgium)

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

NEWS from the General Council and related boards meetings in September 2019 in Berlin

We welcome back SWEDEN in the IMEKO community. The Swedish member organisation is RISE, the Research Institutes of Sweden.
Some other important decisions:
- the XXIV IMEKO World Congress 2024 will take place in Hamburg, GERMANY
- some TC officers (Chairpersons, Vice Chairpersons, Scientific Secretaries) have changed in the following TCs: TC3, TC4, TC5, TC8, TC9, TC16, TC20, TC22.
- for young scientists attending IMEKO World Congresses: the funding of the György Striker Junior Paper Award will be continued by IMEKO.

Save the date for the XXIIIrd IMEKO World Congress in Yokohama in 2021

Preliminary information can be found on the web site of the IMEKO XXIII World Congress 2021.

EUROLAB has published cookbooks on the new ISO/IEC 17025

What are cookbooks? From EUROLAB's website: "EUROLAB cookbooks are short documents on quality issues to help laboratories comply with ISO/IEC 17025." Please visit the EUROLAB website and read or download these documents.