13th IMEKO TC1–TC7 Joint Symposium London

'Without Measurement No Science, Without Science No Measurement', 1-3 September 2010, City University London, UK
13th IMEKO TC1–TC7 Joint Symposium London

The 13th IMEKO TC1-TC7 Joint Symposium took place at the City University London, United Kingdom in September 2010. For the first time this Symposium also includes the IMEKO Technical Committee 13 (TC13) - Measurements in Biology and Medicine. The Symposium was organised by the City University London in collaboration with the Institute of Physics (IOP), UK.

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Contains all the information entail with the conference

Scope

The scope of the Symposium includes the main topics covered by the above Technical Committees:

TC1        Education and Training in Measurement and Instrumentation
TC7        Measurement Science
TC13      Measurements in Biology and Medicine

Symposium Themes

From these evolve the following main themes of the Symposium:

  • Educational aspects of measurement science and instrumentation
  • Real and virtual tools for education and training in measurement
  • Scope and development of measurement and instrumentation as an academic discipline
  • Methods and novel aspects of teaching in measurement

 

  • Basic concepts of measurement science, formal theories of measurement, emerging challenges and novel concepts
  • Historical, social and ethical aspects of measurement science
  • Interdisciplinary nature of measurement
  • Measurement uncertainty
  • Epistemology of measurement
  • Mathematical modelling and design in measurement and instrumentation
  • Intelligent measurement, smart sensors and instrumentation
  • Virtual instrumentation
  • Software engineering in measurement systems
  • Artificial intelligence in measurement, computer aided measurement
  • Weakly-defined or soft measurement – non-physical measurement, for example in psychological, social and economic domains

 

  • Invasive and non-invasive biological measurements at whole body, organ and cellular levels
  • Biological sensing modalities – electrical, chemical and nuclear
  • Measurement in critical care units and in clinical laboratories
  • Medical imaging – measurements, image processing and interpretation, measurements in diagnostic imaging
  • Smart sensing and smart biomedical instrumentation, intelligent instrumentation in medicine and healthcare
  • Medical information systems – information processing, decision making and patient management, diagnosis and knowledge-based systems, information handling

 Symposium Highlights 

  • Contributed papers reflecting recent research work in the field in oral and/or exhibited sessions.
  • Exciting social programme drawing its themes from London and the City and giving experts a chance to meet informally in a variety of interesting City locations.
Measurement and instrumentation science and technology-the educational challenges - Ludwik Finkelstein 100901_01a_finkelstein_london.pdf
100901_01b_finkelstein_london.pdf

Measurement and instrumentation science and technology-the educational challenges

Ludwik Finkelstein - City University London

Content:
  • Measurement and instrumentation science and technology
    • Educational and training challenges
Smartphone Measurement Engineering - Innovative Challenges for Science & Education, Instrumentation & Training - Dietrich Hofmann 100901_02a_hofmann_london.pdf
100901_02b_hofmann_london.pdf

Smartphone Measurement Engineering - Innovative Challenges for Science & Education, Instrumentation & Training

Dietrich Hofmann - SpectroNet Green Vision

Outline:
  1. Smartphones for Measurement Science
  2. Smartphones for Measurement Education
  3. Smartphones for Measurement Instrumentation
  4. Smartphones for Measurement Training
  5. Summary & Conclusions
Engineering is fun - in the instrumentation laboratory - Angéla Váradi 100901_03_varadi_london.pdf

Engineering is fun - in the instrumentation laboratory

Angéla Váradi - University of Miskolc

Conclusions:
Courses in metrology are practice oriented subjects, requiring activity and creativity of students. New practical experiments and teaching methods worked out at our department encourage students, increase their motivation. Project based course integrates theoretical knowledge and practical abilities, students solve real-life problems, while they learn to work in team. The remote controlled laboratory provides wide range of educational utilization, particular focus points depend on the specialization and the year of the study.
Properties as measureands: an overview and some critical issues - Luca Mari - University of Cattaneo 100902_04_mari_keynote_london.pdf

Properties as measureands: an overview and some critical issues


Luca Mari - University of Cattaneo

Content:
  • The VIM3 standpoint on properties
  • Knowledge and its devices
  • The controversial ontology of ‘property’
  • A measurement-oriented ontology?
  • ‘Property’: not a single concept
  • General vs. individual properties
  • Three concepts of ‘property’
  • Properties and measurement
  • A measurement meta-model
MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF NIR SPECTRAL DATA AND WAVELENGTH SELECTION FOR DETERMINATION OF OLIVE OIL MIXTURES - Roman Z. Morawski 100902_05_morawski.pdf

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF NIR SPECTRAL DATA AND WAVELENGTH SELECTION FOR DETERMINATION OF OLIVE OIL MIXTURES

Roman Z. Morawski - Warsaw University of Technology

Overview:
  • Introduction
  • Formulation of the problem
  • Proposed method for data modelling
  • Proposed method for wavelength selection
  • Results of testing
  • Summary
Knowledge-based uncertainty estimation of dimensional measurements using visual sensors - Karina Weißensee 100902_06_weissensee_london.pdf

Knowledge-based uncertainty estimation of dimensional measurements using visual sensors

Karina Weißensee - Technische Universität Ilmenau

Outline:
  • Problem definition
  • Conditions for estimating the uncertainty of image-based measurements
  • Knowledge-based approach to the uncertainty estimaton of image-based measurements
  • Propagation of coordinate uncertainties to uncertainties of dimensional inspection features
  • Exemplification of the novel approach
  • Conclusion
A VIM3-compliant measurement model and some related issues - Luca Mari - University of Cattaneo 100902_07_mari_section_london.pdf

A VIM3-compliant measurement model and some related issues

Luca Mari - University of Cattaneo

Context and aims:

The International Vocabulary of Metrology – Basic and General
Concepts and Associated Terms (VIM3) could play an important role to
promote measurement science.
This work aims at proposing a (meta-)model for interpreting some
definitions related to the measurement process.
Modelling of Measurements for Uncertainty Analysis - An Overview - Klaus-Dieter Sommer 100902_08_sommer_london.pdf

Modelling of Measurements for Uncertainty Analysis - An Overview

Klaus-Dieter Sommer - Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

Content:
  • Knowledge about quantities, basic measurement model, additional knowledge
  • Basics: Aim of measurement data evaluation. From cause to effect
  • Linearization of systems
  • Role of the measurement method
  • Accounting for (logical) correlation
  • Measurement as Bayesian inference
  • Inversion of the cause- effect- relationship
  • Dynamic measurements
Towards a concept of property evaluation type - Luca Mari - University of Cattaneo 100903_09_mari_london.pdf

Towards a concept of property evaluation type

Luca Mari - University of Cattaneo

Context and aims:
  • Quantities and units are an important subject for measurement science
  • The International Vocabulary of Metrology – Basic and General Concepts and Associated Terms (VIM3) witnesses this by devoting its first Chapter to definitions related to the subject
  • But the VIM3 definitions are critical for various reasons
  • This paper aims at proposing the outline of a “theory” of property types that is simple and consistent, and at the same time is able to solve some problems currently in the VIM3
An ordinal metrical scale built on a fuzzy nominal scale - Eric Benoit - Université de Savoie 100903_10_benoit_london.pdf

An ordinal metrical scale built on a fuzzy nominal scale

Eric Benoit - Université de Savoie

Content:
  • Scales
  • 6 questions before measuring
  • Q6: what scale is used?
  • Representation of the knowledge flow used to define a scale.
    • ratio scale
    • nominal scale
    • ordinal metrical scale
    • fuzzy scales
    • fuzzy nominal scale
    • ordinal metrical scale built on fuzzy nominal scale
Reliability, Precision, and Measurement in the Context of Data from Ability Tests, Surveys, and Assessments - William P. Fisher, Jr. 100903_11_fisher_london.pdf

Reliability, Precision, and Measurement in the Context of Data from Ability Tests, Surveys, and Assessments

William P. Fisher, Jr. - Berkeley University California

Conclusions:
  • Reliability tends to increase with sample size and test length, as error decreases relative to variation.
  • Reliability is affected by the internal consistency of the data, but not as much as it is by sample size and test length.
  • Internal consistency must be evaluated by means of different approaches attuned to different types of failures of invariance.
Process and System - A Dual Definition, Revisited with Consequences in Metrology - Karl H. Ruhm - Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF) 100903_12a_ruhm_london.pdf
100903_12b_ruhm_london.pdf

Process and System - A Dual Definition, Revisited with Consequences in Metrology

Karl H. Ruhm - Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF)

Outline:
  1. Introduction
  2. System Theory – What is a System?
  3. Two of Three Domains
  4. Process and System
  5. The Model as a System
  6. Conclusion
A novel strategy for cost-efficient measurements with coordinate measurement machines  - Michael Vogel - Technische Universität Ilmenau 100903_13_vogel_london.pdf

A novel strategy for cost-efficient measurements with coordinate measurement machines

Michael Vogel - Technische Universität Ilmenau

Outline:
  1. Introduction
  2. State of the art
  3. Model
  4. Conclusion
  5. Outlook
An absolute scale for measuring the utility of money - Philip Thomas - City University London 100903_14_thomas_london.pdf

An absolute scale for measuring the utility of money

Philip Thomas - City University London

Motivation and importance:
  • The utility of money is used to
    • judge premia in the insurance industry
      • – "The very existence of insurers can be explained by way of the expected utility model"
      • Modern Actuarial Theory, Kaas et al.
  • prioritise public spending schemes
  • judge how much to spend on protection systems e.g. for nuclear reactors
Calibration of a vision-based system for displacement measurement in planetary exploration space missions - Marco Pertile - University of Padova 100903_15_pertile_london.pdf

Calibration of a vision-based system for displacement measurement in planetary exploration space missions

Marco Pertile - University of Padova

Content:
  • INTRODUCTION
  • MEASUREMENT ALGORITHM
  • CALIBRATION
  • UNCERTAINTY ANALYSIS
  • RESULTS
  • CONCLUSIONS
Diabetes: Models, Signals, and Control - Claudio Cobelli - University of Padova 100903_16_cobelli_london.pdf

Diabetes: Models, Signals, and Control

Claudio Cobelli - University of Padova

Content:
  • Models
  • Signals
  • Control
Colorimetric scales for chemical analysis on the basis of transparent polymetric optodes - Sergey Muravyov - Tomsk Polytechnic University 100903_17_muravyov_london.pdf

Colorimetric scales for chemical analysis on the basis of transparent polymetric optodes

Sergey Muravyov - Tomsk Polytechnic University

Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Polymeric optodes
  • Digital color analysis (DCA)
  • Colorimetric scale
  • The DCA validation
  • Conclusion


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