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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.

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.