Welcome to IMEKO 2021!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is a privilege to welcome you to the XXIII IMEKO World Congress. It will be held from August 30 to September 3, 2021 in Yokohama, Japan, for the first time in 20 years, hosted by the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), with active involvement from many Japanese professional bodies, universities and industry.

Yokohama, which has developed into Japan’s 2nd largest city with a population of 3.70 million, is an international city representing Japan. It has played a large role in Japan’s modernization and internationalization as it is a gateway where “East meets West” for more than 150 years. With this historical background, it is now home to many citizens of foreign nationalities from around the world. Also, under ideal conditions such as excellent transportation access, a wealth of human resources, and well-established support by the municipal government, there are a lot of Yokohama-based high-tech companies. Furthermore, Yokohama’s cityscape is a fusion of lush nature and modern urbanism, with opportunities to experience traditional culture, a various cuisines, and diverse entertainment.

Metrology is essential for trade and industry. In modern context, harmonized metrology standard and measurement science are the key factors for innovation, sustainable development, and quality of life.

The Invited and Keynote Speakers are planned to provide recent insight in their field. Many sessions held during the week will enable you to find what is new in this most topical and important fields. Exhibition and technical visit aim to showcase some of the leading developments in the industry from Japan, Asia and, indeed, across the world.

We do hope that all the people working in metrology and measurement science coming either from academia or industry, from scientists to engineers, from mathematicians to chemists and physicists, from instrumentation designers to measuring techniques developers, will exchange and share information here in Yokohama, at the XXIII IMEKO World Congress.

IMEKO | Dr. Takashi USUDA

Chairman of International
Program Committee

Dr. Takashi USUDA
Director General,
National Metrology Institute
of Japan, National Institute of
Advanced Industrial Science
and Technology (NMIJ/AIST)

IMEKO | 横浜イメージ

The Venue


Planning & Executive Committee

[Chairpersons] Shigeru Takayama, Tokihiko Kobata
[Honorary Advisor] Kozo Iizuka, Masatoshi Ishikawa, Hidetaka Imai, Hiro Yamasaki, Satoshi Honda
[International Program] Takashi Usuda, Yukihiro Takaya
[National Program] Takaaki Nara, Koji Ogushi
[Local Steering] Yasuharu Koike, Toshiyuki Tanaka
[Publicity & Registration] Tohru Nakano, Yuji Yamakawa
[Events] Takanori Yamazaki, Katsuhiro Shirono
[Exhibition] Akihiro Ohta, Takehiro Nakamura, Takashi Yamamoto
[Financial Affairs] Koichiro Hattori

We are ready to welcome all participants from all over the world!

IMEKO | Yokohama spot