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International Metrology Congress: Measure to create the future

The 18th International Metrology Congress (CIM) will be held in Paris, France, from 19 to 21 September 2017. The congress has been organised along the theme of 'Measure to Create the Future' and will focus on topics around research and development and best practices for measurement in industry. It comes together with an exhibition dedicated to technologies for measurement, internet of things, vision and optics and others.

The event aims at improving measurements in industry, analysis and test processes and at exploring new developments in research, technology and practical industrial applications. There will be more than 180 presentations and six industrial round tables. Main topics include metrology 4.0 and the factory of the future, new ISO/IEC 17025 standard on general requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories, metrology for biology, health and pharmaceutics, measurements for water quality, energy and nanotechnologies and drone-based inspection.

In EURAMET's anniversary year the organisation contributes to the congress in different ways: Beat Jeckelmann, EURAMET's Chairperson, will give a talk about 'Joint metrology research in Europe meeting the needs of industry and wider society' in the plenary session 'Measure and create the future' on Wednesday 20 September 2017. In addition, more than 35 presentations and posters linked to EURAMET's research programmes (EMRP and EMPIR) will be presented during the congress. They are highlighted in the full version of the programme with the EURAMET logo.

EURAMET will have a stand in the Metrology Village, alongside several European National Metrology Institutes and Designated Institutes. EURAMET will provide information about the organisation, its research programmes and instrumentation developed within a number of EMRP and EMPIR projects will be shown at the stand.

Further highlights of the congress include the best oral and poster presentations awards, the talk from Violaine Sautter, mineralogist at the French National Museum of Natural History, and involved in the instrumentation of the rover 'Curiosity' working on Mars, the talk on the revised International System of Units by Joachim Ullrich, (PTB, Germany) and the speech from Christophe Salomone (CNRS-Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, France) about the 'Metrology and space conquest'.

The International Metrology Congress is organised by the Collège Français de Métrologie (CFM) in partnership with many international associations representing end-users, professionals, academia and of course metrology, including EURAMET.

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