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 Science Council of Japan(SCJ) and 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.

Measurement is a fundamental academic discipline that forms information as formal knowledge, cultivates intellectual curiosity of human beings, promotes economic society through the creation of social value, and creates the future of human life. Also, measurement is a science and technology that forms an intelligent society supported by sensor networks, IoT, cyber physical systems and so on.
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. Specifically, metrology and measurement contribute in all categories of Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).

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 | Kenichiro Yamanishi

Chairman of Organizing Committee

Kenichiro Yamanishi
Executive Corporate Adviser,
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

IMEKO | 横浜イメージ

Attention to COVID-19

On behalf of all Japanese relations of IMEKO2021, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the victims of all over the world who affected by the COVID-19 infection.

Always IMEKO2021 organizing committee pays attention carefully to the state of the world wide pandemic, operations of international flight status and Vaccine development & dissemination. IMEKO2021 world congress must be prepared and organized with the health of the participants first. IMEKO2021 organizing committee is considering a plan to hold a safe conference. Within this year, the concrete plan for IMEKO2021 world congress will be presented on this web site.

We look forward to hosting wonderful international conferences with you next year. Finally, we wish all the people who love IMEKO the good health!

Thank you.


Chairpersons of Planning & Executive Committee
Shigeru Takayama and Tokihiko Kobata


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The Venue

IMEKO | PACIFICO YOKOHAMA

Committee Members

Chairman of Organizing Committee Kenichiro Yamanishi
Honorary Advisors Masatoshi Ishikawa, Hidetaka Imai, Hiro Yamasaki, Satoshi Honda
Planning & Executive Committee Shigeru Takayama, Tokihiko Kobata
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