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Special Session: Sensor Network Metrology

Towards digital metrological services for measuring sensor networks

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.

Session topics

The research work in this topic area focuses on linking the existing research from individual disciplines such as information theory, communication theory
and data science, in order to address metrological questions for such sensor networks.
The underlying methods for most metrological services must be fundamentally revised, in order to accommodate these new measuring sensor networks,
allowing new features of anomaly detection, condition monitoring, state prediction, automatic determination the quality of measurement data, etc.

  • Use of sensor networks in regulated areas, such as smart grids and water, gas and heat networks
  • Use of low cost sensor networks for applications that require trustworthy and reliable measurements, such as air quality monitoring
  • New/updated calibration procedures for multi-sensor measuring systems
  • Digital representation of sensor networks as digital twin or for virtual measurements, such as ML/AI-based models for estimation of water/gas consumption
  • Data quality and measurement uncertainty in sensor networks
  • Wireless and dynamic sensor networks
  • Semantics and ontologies for sensor network metrology

Session organizers

Federico Grasso Toro, PhD

Federal Institut of Metrology (METAS)

Federico Grasso Toro received the degree of Electronics Engineer oriented to automation and robotics from the Universidad Nacional de San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering oriented to AI for GNSS-based localization Systems from the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, in  2014. Since 2019, he is Project Leader for Research and Development at the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology in Bern, working on digitalization of metrological services.

Martin Koval, PhD

Czech Metrology Institute (CMI)

Martin Koval received a Ph.D. degree in Metrology from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) in 2015. He currently works last 7 years at Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) as an expert for software validation and digitalization. He is a member of working groups related to legal metrology (WELMEC WG7 Software, OIML - TC5/SC2 Software) and digital transformation (EURAMET TC-IM WG M4D).

Sascha Eichstädt, PhD

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Dr. Sascha Eichstädt is additional organizer of this special sessions. 

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