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15th Joint International IMEKO TC1+TC7+TC13 Symposium Genova

15th Joint International IMEKO TC1+TC7+TC13 Symposium, 04.09.-06.09.2013, Genova

15th Joint International IMEKO TC1+TC7+TC13 Symposium
Measurement across physical and behavioural sciences
04.09-06.09.2013, Genova Palazzo Ducale - Italy
www.imeko-genoa-2013.it




Keynote talk 1

A gentle introduction to Rasch measurement models for metrologists  Luca Mari - Università Cattaneo Mark Wilson - University of California 130904_00_wilsen_mari_keynote.pdf

A gentle introduction to Rasch measurement models for metrologists

Luca Mari - Università Cattaneo
Mark Wilson - University of California

Content:
  • Background
  • Motivation
  • In memory of Ludwik Finkelstein
  • Strategy
  • Calibration and measurement
  • A structural analogy
  • A construct map
  • Discussion and conclusions
  • The role of (physical) laws
  • Next Steps

Session A1: Clinical measurements

Delta-Notch Lateral Inhibition within the Organ of Corti  Ron Summers - Loughborough University 130904_01_summers_uni_loughborough.pdf

Delta-Notch Lateral Inhibition within the Organ of Corti

Ron Summers - Loughborough University

Content:
  • The Physical System
  • Model Realisation
  • System Behaviour
  • Simulation
  • Model Validation
  • Model Process
  • Lateral Inhibition
Extracting the respiration cycle lengths from ECG signal recorded with bed sheet electrodes  Antti Vehkaoja - Tampere University of Technology 130904_03_vehkaoja_uni_tampere.pdf

Extracting the respiration cycle lengths from ECG signal recorded with bed sheet electrodes


Antti Vehkaoja - Tampere University of Technology

Content:
  • Motivation
  • Related work
  • The measurement system
  • Setup of the experiment
  • RCL detection
  • Results
  • Mean RCL detection results
  • Conclusions
Ex vivo Time Evolution of Thrombus Growth through Optical and Electrical Impedance data fusion  A. Affanni - University of Udine 130904_04_affanni_uni_udine.pdf

Ex vivo Time Evolution of Thrombus Growth through Optical and Electrical Impedance data fusion

A. Affanni - University of Udine

Summary:
  • Introduction
  • Definition of the problem
  • Measurement setup description
  • Developed sensor description
  • Experimental data
  • Thrombus reconstruction
  • Conclusions

Muscle activity characterization by Laser Doppler Myography

Sara Casaccia - Università Politecnica delle Marche Ancona

Content:
  • Surface Electromyography
  • Muscle Contraction
  • Focus on the research
  • Experimental Setup
  • Subjects
  • Test procedure
  • Conclusions
Design and test of a semi-automated system for metrological verification of non-contact clinic thermometers  María Ana Sáenz Nuño - Universidad Pontificia Madrid
Design and test of a semi-automated system for metrological verification of non-contact clinic thermometers

María Ana Sáenz Nuño - Universidad Pontificia Madrid

Content:
  • Measuring procedure
  • What do we need to verify?
  • The prototype
  • Verification Procedure
  • Uncertainty budget
  • Uncertainty Results

Session A2: Human-related measurements I

Overcoming the Invisibility of Metrology: A Reading Measurement Network for Education and the Social Sciences  William P. Fisher, Jr. - University of California 130904_01_fisher_uni_berkeley.pdf

Overcoming the Invisibility of Metrology: A Reading Measurement Network for Education and the Social Sciences

William P. Fisher, Jr. - University of California

Content:
  • Metrology
  • Metrology is Fundamental
  • Consequences for Psychology and Social Sciences
  • Theory and Models
  • Instruments and Traceability
  • Implications
Metrological Traceability in the Social Sciences: A Model from Reading Measurement  A. Jackson Stenner - MetaMetrics, Inc. 130904_02_stenner_meta_metrics.pdf

Metrological Traceability in the Social Sciences: A Model from Reading Measurement

A. Jackson Stenner - MetaMetrics, Inc.

Content:
  • Reader Ability
  • Features and Uses of Specification Equations
  • Theoretical versus Empirical Text Complexity for 719 Articles*
  • Artifactual Sources of Variance in Empirical Text Complexity Measures
  • Unification
From Concrete to Abstract in the Measurement of Length  William P. Fisher, Jr. - University of California 130904_03_fisher_uni_berkeley.pdf

From Concrete to Abstract in the Measurement of Length

William P. Fisher, Jr. - University of California
Andreas Stephanou - Australian Council for Educational Research

Content:
  • Two Rasch Measurement Experiments that measure length
  • Experiment 1
  • Experiment 2
  • Same Design Elements Across Experiments
  • Experiment 1 Results
  • Experiment 2 Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
Merging Psychophysical and Psychometric Theory to Estimate Global Visual State Measures from Forced-Choices  Robert W. Massof - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore 130904_04_massof_uni_baltimore.pdf

Merging Psychophysical and Psychometric Theory to Estimate Global Visual State Measures from Forced-Choices

Robert W. Massof - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore

Content:
  • Visual Acuity
  • Contrast Sensitivity
  • Study Stimulus Parameters
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Dependent variable thresholds
  • Psychometric functions
  • Definition of IRT Variables
  • Conclusions
MEASUREMENT AS COGNITIVE AND APPLIED PROBLEM  V. A. GRANOVSKII - CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE St. PETERSBURG 130904_05_granovskii_uni_st_petersburg.pdf

MEASUREMENT AS COGNITIVE AND APPLIED PROBLEM

V. A. GRANOVSKII - CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE St. PETERSBURG

CONTENT:
  • INTRODUCTION
  • PROBLEM STATEMENT
  • FUNDAMENTAL CONTRADICTION?
  • SYSTEM STRUCTURE OF MEASUREMENT PROBLEM
  • CONCLUSIONS

Session A3: Human-related measurements II

PCA-BASED ALGORITHM FOR CALIBRATION OF SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC ANALYSERS OF FOOD  Roman Z. Morawski - Warsaw University of Technology 130904_01_morawski_uni_warsaw.pdf

PCA-BASED ALGORITHM FOR CALIBRATION OF SPECTROPHOTOMETRIC ANALYSERS OF FOOD

Roman Z. Morawski - Warsaw University of Technology

OVERVIEW:
  • Introduction
  • Estimation of concentrations
  • Proposed algorithm
  • Methodology of study
  • Selected results of study
  • Conclusions
Non-invasive measurement of cholesterol in human blood by impedance technique: an investigation by finite element field modelling  Ekaterina Aristovich - City University London 130904_02_aristovich_uni_london.pdf

Non-invasive measurement of cholesterol in human blood by impedance technique: an investigation by finite element field modelling

Ekaterina Aristovich - City University London

Overview:
  • Introduction
  • Existing methods
  • Impedance method for non-invasive measurements
  • Lipoproteins & cholesterol
  • Modelling of cholesterol in blood
  • Blood components
  • 2D and 3D Modelling
  • Conclusions
implementation of perceptual aspects in a face recognition algorithm  Francesco Crenna - Università degli Studi di Genova, DIMEC 130904_03_crenna_uni_genova.pdf

implementation of perceptual aspects in a face recognition algorithm

Francesco Crenna - Università degli Studi di Genova, DIMEC

Content:
  • why face recognition ?
  • why perceptual aspects?
  • differences between faces
  • face modifications
  • results
  • comments
  • conclusions

Session B1: Uncertainty evaluation


The evaluation of uncertainty in mass calibration: possible approaches in a comparison study

João A. Sousa - Metrology Centre of Regional Civil Engineering Laboratory (LREC)

Overview:
  • Introduction
  • The case studied
  • Possible approaches
  • Implementation
  • Results
  • Conclusions and further work

Uncertainty in airflow field parameters in a study of shock waves on flat plate in transonic wind tunnel

Maria Luísa Collucci da Costa Reis - Institute of Aeronautics and Space

Outline:
  • Wind tunnel
  • Flat plate
  • Shock and expansion waves
  • Data reduction
  • Results and discussion
  • Conclusions

EVALUATION OF THE TYPE A UNCERTAINTY IN MEASUREMENTS WITH AUTOCORRELATED OBSERVATIONS

Zygmunt L. Warsza - Industrial Research Institute of Control & Measurement (PIAP)

Content:
  • INTRODUCTION
  • "CLEANING" THE RAW DATA
    • Example 1
  • THE UNCERTAINTY OF MEAN VALUE FOR CORRELATED OBSERVATIONS
  • ESTIMATOR OF THE AUTOCORRELATION FUNCTION OF MEASUREMENT DATA SAMPLE
    • Example 2
  • SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

Why should correction values be better known than the measurand true value?

Franco Pavese - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM)

Content:
  • GUM foundations
  • Example
  • Corrections are not “perfect”
  • The true value of a correction
  • The actual measurement equation
  • Conclusions

Consideration of the Measurement Uncertainty in the Assembling of Components Characterized by High Dimensional Variation

Carlos Hernández - Technische Universität Braunschweig

Agenda:
  • Introduction
  • Proposed Assembling Technique
  • Measurement Uncertainty
  • Simulation Results
  • Conclusion
Observations on the worst case uncertainty

Nicola Giaquinto - University of Bari

Content:
  • Facts about the worst case uncertainty (WCU)
  • What we show about WCU
  • A simple propagation problem
  • What the example teaches
  • WCU propagation for non-independent errors
  • Errors in commercial instruments
  • Application exampleAccuracy of Agilent U1610A
  • Conclusions

Session B2: Measurement of human behaviour


Methods for measuring risk-aversion: problems and solutions

Philip Thomas - City University London

Content:
  • Why measure risk-aversion?
  • Why have there been problems in measuring risk-aversion (ε) up to now?
  • "Laboratory" measurements
  • Protection/Insurance
  • Lotteries
  • Conclusions

Theory-Based Parameterization of Semiotics for Measuring Pre-literacy Development

Nikolaus Bezruczko - Measurement and Evaluation Consulting

Content:
  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Issues
  • Consensus
  • Theoretical and empirical models
  • Study Questions
  • Method
  • Results
New Perspectives on the Accessibility of Railway Transport for the Vulnerable Traveller

Catherine Sundling - University of Stockholm

Content:
  • Research problem
  • Questionnaire Study
  • Functional Limitations
  • Result
  • Main Conclusions
Measuring Study Habits in Higher Education: The Way Forward?

Elena Fitkov-Norris - Kingston Business School

Overview:
  • Motivation for study
  • Definitions of study habits
  • Measures of study habits strength
  • Pilot study findings
  • Future directions
The measurement of statistical reasoning in verbal-numerical and graphical forms: a pilot study

M. Agus - University of Cagliari

Content:
  • Introduction
  • Aims
  • Method
  • Results
  • Discussion

Session B3: Advanced Instrumentation

Wireless Sensing Node Network Management for Monitoring Landslide Disaster

Shigeru Takayama - Ritsumeikan University

Content:
  • Natural Disaster - Typhoon
  • Natural Disaster - Earthquake
  • Landslide Disaster
  • Monitoring System for Landslide Disaster
  • Specification of Sensing Node
  • Monitoring Node Network
  • Conclusions
Problems in choosing methods and tools for conformity assessment of prepackages at the manufacturer

Justina Dobiliene - Kaunas University of Technology

Content:
  • Relevance of the problem
  • Structure of the product packaging
  • Requirements to the prepackages
  • Legal metrology
  • Prepackages control
  • Comparative analysis of methods
  • Conclusions
Experimental techniques for ballistic pressure measurements and recent development in means of calibration

Lamine Elkarous - Royal Military Academy Brussels

Outline:
  1. Introduction
  2. Chamber pressure measurement
  3. Calibration of copper crusher gauges
  4. Calibration of piezoelectric pressure transducers
  5. Conclusions

Keynote talk 2

Urns and Chameleons: two metaphors for two di erent types of measurements  Luigi Accardi - Università di Roma 130905_00_accardi_keynote.pdf

Urns and Chameleons: two metaphors for two di erent types of measurements

Luigi Accardi - Università di Roma

Content:

       0) Measurements and their mathematical models
       1) New conceptual features introduced by quantum mechanics:
            1a) A new mathematical model of probability
            1b) Existence of incompatible measurements
            1c) Active role of measurements
       2) Proposals of quantum probability
            2a) experimental (versus pragmatical) discrimination between the two
                   probabilistic models (statistical invariants)
            2b) dynamical model of measurement
            2c) new axioms of probability, based on measurements
       3) Non Kolmogorovian data outside quantum theory
       4) Proposal of Kolmogorovianity tests 

Session B4: Foundations of measurement

New scale classification within the representational theory of measurement  Eric Benoit - Université de Savoie 130905_01_benoit_uni_savoie.pdf

New scale classification within the representational theory of measurement

Eric Benoit - Université de Savoie

Content:
  • History of this study
  • The representational theory of measurement
  • The set of admissible transformations
  • The Stevens classification
  • New presentation of the classification
  • Extension of the classification
  • Conclusion
PROBABILITY AS A LOGIC FOR MEASUREMENT REPRESENTATIONS  Giovanni B. Rossi - Università degli Studi di Genova, DIMEC
130905_02_rossi_uni_genova.pdf

PROBABILITY AS A LOGIC FOR MEASUREMENT REPRESENTATIONS

Giovanni B. Rossi - Università degli Studi di Genova, DIMEC

Overview:
  • • Probability as a logic
  • • General probabilistic framework
  • • Probabilistic relations/variables/functions
  • • The logic of a probabilistic representation
  • • Final remarks
Intransitivity in multiple solutions of Kemeny Ranking Problem  Sergey Muravyov - Tomsk Polytechnic University 130905_03_muravyov_uni_tomsk.pdf

Intransitivity in multiple solutions of Kemeny Ranking Problem

Sergey Muravyov - Tomsk Polytechnic University

Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Profile intransitivity
  • Monte-Carlo investigation of input profile
  • intransitivity
  • Multiple solutions and their intransitivity
  • Conclusion
Quantification is neither necessary nor sufficient for measurement  Andrew Maul - University of Colorado 130905_04_maul_uni_colorado.pdf

Quantification is neither necessary nor sufficient for measurement

Andrew Maul - University of Colorado

Content:
  • Opening questions
  • Philosophical considerations
  • Quantification and measurement
  • The Euclidian tradition
  • Measurement is a conventional term
  • Let us not trivialize the concept of measurement
On the conceptual foundations of psychological measurement  David Torres Irribarra - University of California 130905_05_torres_irribarra_uni_berkeley.pdf

On the conceptual foundations of psychological measurement

David Torres Irribarra - University of California

Content:
  • INTRODUCTION
  • PERSPECTIVES ON MEASUREMENT
  • BRINGING THE PERSPECTIVES TOGETHER
Aligning physical elements with persons’ attitude: an approach using Rasch measurement theory  Fabio R. Camargo - University of Leeds 130905_06_camargo_uni_leeds.pdf

Aligning physical elements with persons’ attitude: an approach using Rasch measurement theory

Fabio R. Camargo - University of Leeds

Content:
  • Affective engineering
  • Research at Leeds
  • Inaccuracies in the process
  • The Rasch model
  • Empirical approach

Session B5: Cell-related measurements

Protein Aggregation Measurement through Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy  A. Affanni - University of Udine 130905_01_affanni_uni_udine.pdf

Protein Aggregation Measurement through Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy

A. Affanni - University of Udine

Summary:
  • Introduction
  • State of the art for protein aggregation measurement
  • Proposed Measurement Setup Description
  • Electric model and data fitting
  • Experimental results
  • Conclusions
Study on the AFM Force Spectroscopy method for elastic modulus measurement of living cells  Alessia Demichelis - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM) 130905_02_demichelis_uni_torino.pdf

Study on the AFM Force Spectroscopy method for elastic modulus measurement of living cells

Alessia Demichelis - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM)

Content:
  • BIOmechanics
  • AFM Force spectroscopy method
  • The aim of our research
  • Materials and methods
  • Optimization of indentation speed
  • Conclusion
  • Scientific impact
Uncertainty analysis of cell counting by metabolic assays  Carla Divieto - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM) 130905_03_divieto_uni_torino.pdf

Uncertainty analysis of cell counting by metabolic assays

Carla Divieto - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM)

Content:
  • MOTIVATION
  • AIM of the study
  • CELL COUNTING METHODS
  • CELL COUNTING PROCEDURE: Calibration
  • CELL COUNTING PROCEDURE: Measurement
  • RESULT
  • CONCLUSION

Session B6: Education in measurement

From BIG to small: An Irreversible Transition by Sensor Modules & Service Modules with Smartpads Applications in TC1, TC7 and TC13  Dietrich Hofmann - SpectroNetGreen Vision 130906_01_hofmann_spectronet.pdf

From BIG to small: An Irreversible Transition by Sensor Modules & Service Modules with Smartpads Applications in TC1, TC7 and TC13

Dietrich Hofmann - SpectroNet Green Vision

Content:
  1. From BIGto small:Miniaturization
  2. From BIGto small:Modularization
  3. From BIGto small:Mobilization
  4. From BIGto small:Mobile Sharing Services
  5. Summary and Invitations
Incorporating Stress Measurement into a Biomedical Engineering Class  Ondrej Bruna - Technical University in Prague 130906_02_bruna_uni_prague.pdf

Incorporating Stress Measurement into a Biomedical Engineering Class

Ondrej Bruna - Technical University in Prague

Content:
  • Introduction
  • Current Structure of A6M38KLS
  • Feedback from students
  • Focus
  • Means
  • Outcomes
  • Summary
Innovation of laboratory exercises in course Distributed systems and computer networks  Pavel Souček - Technical University in Prague 130906_03_soucek_uni_prague.pdf

Innovation of laboratory exercises in course Distributed systems and computer networks

Pavel Souček - Technical University in Prague

Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Wireless Network Coverage
  • TCP/IP Network Analysis
  • Conclusion

Session B7: Modelling in measurement

Fit for purpose models for metrology: a model selection methodology  L. Wright - National Physical Laboratory 130906_01_wright_npl.pdf

Fit for purpose models for metrology: a model selection methodology

L. Wright - National Physical Laboratory

Structure:
  • Background
  • Model development methodology
  • Challenges of computationally expensive models
  • New approach
  • Example
A structured strategy of concept definition in measurement: the case of ‘sensitivity  Luca Mari - Università Cattaneo 130906_02_mari_uni_cattaneo.pdf

A structured strategy of concept definition in measurement: the case of ‘sensitivity

Luca Mari - Università Cattaneo

Content:
  • Is concept definition an issue in measurement science?
  • Measurement science is broadening its scope
  • New challenges
  • A significant case
  • Our methodological hypothesis
  • A type-aware characterization of ‘variation
  • Proposed specific definitions
  • Highlights
  • Conclusions
Problems in implementing some of the proposed new measurement unit definitions of the SI  Franco Pavese - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM)
Problems in implementing some of the proposed new measurement unit definitions of the SI


Franco Pavese - Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM)

Content:
  • The proposal for a new SI
  • Problems under discussion
  • Issues presented here
  • Problems in principles:
  • Basics of the LSA
  • Handling of future experimental data
  • Formal problems
  • Processing numerical results
  • Conclusions
Are fluctuating measurement results instable, drifting, nonstationary? A survey on related terms in Metrology  Karl H. Ruhm - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) 130906_05_ruhm_uni_zuehrich.pdf

Are fluctuating measurement results instable, drifting, nonstationary? A survey on related terms in Metrology

Karl H. Ruhm - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)

Preview:
  • 0 Motivation
  • I Description (Model) of a Dynamical Process
  • II State of a Dynamical System
  • III Description (Model) of Signals
  • IV Instability, Drift, and Nonstationarity
  • V Conclusion
 

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