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The third 2019 issue of Acta IMEKO is published

Distinguished Readers,

This special issue of Acta IMEKO is the second issue, which presents the research highlights of the biannual Asia-Pacific Symposium on Measurement of Mass, Force and Torque (APMF). The purpose of the symposium is to offer researchers and scientists the opportunities of exchanging the latest scientific information and mise en pratique in the field of Mass, Force and Torque.

The recent APMF was organized by National Institute of Metrology (Thailand) in November 2017 in Krabi, Thailand, around the theme “Metrology Moving Towards Foundation”. The fields of the discussions and presentations were extended to cover the area of mass, force, torque, density, hardness, pressure, vacuum and gravimetry. The International Program Committee of APMF 2017 considered and selected 10 potential papers to be published as the enhanced versions in Acta IMEKO journal. With the journal’s standards of the review process by the expert referees, 6 articles were accepted for this special issue. The state of the art and recent research works developed to improve the accuracy and quality of the measurements in the aforesaid fields are presented in this issue.

(From the editorial by Rugkanawan Wongpithayadisai and Jeerasak Pitakarnnop, NIMT, Thailand)

Five additional papers are closing the third issue of Acta IMEKO in 2019. Most of them are also related to the field of mechanics, especially the force and the torque measurement.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.

World Metrology Day (WMD) 2019

The theme for World Metrology Day (WMD) 2019 on 20 May is "The International System of Units Fundamentally better". This theme was chosen because on 16 November 2018, the General Conference on Weights and Measures agreed perhaps one of the most significant revisions to the International System of Units (the SI) since its inception. Research into new measurement methods, including those using quantum phenomena, underpin the change which comes into force on 20 May 2019.

The SI is now based on a set of definitions each linked to the laws of physics and have the advantage of being able to embrace further improvements in measurement science and technology to meet the needs of future users for many years to come. The science of measurement plays a central role in scientific fields, improves the quality of life and protects the global environment.

Read more on the website of the WMD:

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.

The XXIInd IMEKO World Congress, the major IMEKO event in 2018 is over

Please check the web site of the IMEKO XXII World Congress 2018 (which took place in Belfast, UK from September 3rd to 6th) for the latest news about the event and some photos in the gallery.