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Submission of Papers

The Call for Papers is closed. 

Selected contributions will have the opportunity to be published in Acta IMEKO after the conference. This online-only electronic journal of IMEKO is maintained by IMEKO volunteers. It offers an open access to publications from the measurement community. Extended and improved versions of selected papers from IMEKO events are peer-reviewed and published.

Preparing your contribution for the conference

All authors will receive feedback from the reviewers until the end of May. The deadline for submitting the revised papers is 31st July.

Since this conference is a hybrid event, all contributions will also be made available as recorded video presentations on the conference platform. Therefore, authors are required to submit their video until 31st July. Registered conference attendees (physical or virtual) will then have access to the videos shortly before the start of the conference. The platform will offer the possibility to comment on videos to give feedback and pose questions to the authors. The platform will remain open until the end of the year.

Instructions for Authors

After you send your contribution - what happens next? 

First step: Please note our Copyright Agreement that can be downloaded here. If you agree, please fill in the document and send it back to m4dconf2022@ptb.de providing the number of your submission in the subject. If you don't agree, please inform us. In this case, please accept that we need to take your contribution off our list. 

Second step: For presenting your contribution one of your authors should register at the conference website m4dconf2022.ptb https://www.m4dconf2022.ptb.de/registration. Our early bird special is valid till 15th July 2022. You can find all prices at this page.

Third step: You may have been asked to update your paper to in-cooperate necessary improvements identified at the review. In this case, please submit your updated paper till the 31th July 2022 by e-mail to  m4dconf2022@ptb.de including your submission number in the subject. You may send the copyright agreement and updated paper in one e-mail.
 

Scope

  • Digital representation and use of metrological information

  • Machine-readable certificates for metrological services

  • Cloud infrastructures, remote and digital service in the quality infrastructure

  • Metrology for industry 4.0

General sessions

  • digital representations of physical quantities and units of measurement
  • digital representations of measurement error, uncertainty and models
  • digital representation of measurement scale types and associated data
  • computations with physical quantities
  • information retrieval and knowledge representations (semantics, ontologies, etc.)
  • digitalisation in legal metrology and the quality infrastructures
  • metrology for the quality assessment and validation of algorithms and software
  • digital calibration, conformity assessment, testing, and inspection certificates
  • principles and technologies for remote monitoring, remote calibration, and remote conformity assessment
  • digital infrastructures and technologies for interlaboratory comparisons and proficiency testing
  • digital representation of metrological traceability
  • metrological traceability in digital shadows, digital models and digital twins
  • metrological traceability in the Internet of Things
  • application of FAIR principles to measurement data (metadata, data quality, etc.) and the role of metrology for FAIR data
  • decision making in autonomous digital measurement systems
  • infrastructures for and application of machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • metrology for industry 4.0
  • digital sensor networks and systems metrology
  • cybersecurity and network communication
  • digital metrology for additive manufacturing
  • augmented and virtual reality in metrological applications

Approved Special Sessions

Pathways to digital transformation

There are 256 institutes currently participating in the CIPM MRA, and many more laboratories and regulatory bodies that will be affected by digital transformation of the international quality infrastructure. The needs, expertise, and resources of these various participants will vary greatly; a few are advanced along their digitalisation pathway, while many more feel daunted by the task ahead. However, unlike other sweeping technological changes in metrology, digital systems are ubiquitous. Institutes in all economies are facing the challenge of designing and implementing innovative solutions that are fit for the needs of particular communities and compatible with the emerging global standards. This session is intended for participants still in the early stages of transformation, or with needs that differ substantially from more advanced technological economies. It is a forum to share experience about novel and innovative approaches to digital transformation.

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Modeling metrology in software for digital transformation

Society relies on sophisticated measurement infrastructures that use behind-the-scenes experts to generate, communicate, interpret, and consume data. Information technology now presents the challenge and opportunity to transform these apparently transparent infrastructures for the digital economy. Ideally, computing systems would generate, communicate, and consume the data without human intervention up and down the traceability chain and broadly across all measurement disciplines.

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Digitalization of Metrology in Pharma Industry

The pharmaceutical industry as a whole (including the rapid development of new vaccines) is heavily regulated and competitive at the
same time. The regulatory issues and its high risk products make it often the leader among manufacturing industries in adopting new technologies
which then bring new regulations.

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Sensor Network Metrology

Sensor networks are becoming a standard approach in many applications, ranging from regulated areas such as energy, water, gas and heat consumption (Legal Metrology) to low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) for Industry 4.0 (Industrial Metrology), even multi-sensor secondary realizations (fundamental metrology) and other areas such as healthcare, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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Machine-readable Digital Calibration Certificates (DCC)

One of the first and highest priority step for the metrology community is recognized in the replacement of paper-based calibration certificates with their digital counterparts, Digital Calibration Certificates (DCCs). A DCC is not a simple digitalization of the paper-based certificate in the sense of an exact copy in electronic format like PDF or Word. DCCs provide the calibration data in fully machine-readable data structures in a way that a software can automatically read the data from a DCC without error-prone human transcription. DCCs potentially allowing automated and machine-aided approaches to be used throughout all parts of calibration and measurement processes are essential for many organisations on the road to full digital transformation. The adoption of DCCs will thus lead to increased efficiency within those processes.

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International Programme Committee

 

You can find the members of the Internationale Programme Committee here.

Important dates and deadlines

Deadline for submission of Special Sessions

End of call for Special Sessions

Deadline for abstract submissions

Feedback to authors

Feedback from reviewers on submitted abstracts

Registration closes

Registration to the event closes

Deadline for final papers

Submission of revised abstracts for publication and recorded video of presentation

Begin of Conference M4Dconf2022

Closing of virtual conference plattform

Access to recorded videos closed