Paper Submission

Number of papers

Regular registration – up to 2 papers
Student registration - 1 paper only

Important Dates

Submission of 4-Page Paper - 31 March 2021 8:00am JST(UTC+9) on 28 April 2021 Extended
This deadline is absolutely. Closed
Notification of Acceptance - 31 May 2021 15 June 2021 Postponed
Submission of Final 4-Page Paper Ready - 15 July 2021
Early Bird Registration Close - 15 July 2021
Submission of Presentation Video - 10 August 2021

Details of format and submission of presentation video will be announced later.

The deadline time for all days is 17:00 JST(UTC+9).
JST: Japan Standard Time
UTC: Coordinated Universal Time

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Submission of Paper for Review

Length of paper: 4 Pages only (not less or more than 4 pages)
Paper format: Adobe PDF only
Paper template: Microsoft Word template (please submit in PDF format)

All papers will be peer-reviewed by three reviewers who will make ‘Accept’, ‘Reject’ or ‘Modify’ decision on the submitted manuscript. The final decision on the suitability of a manuscript will remain with the International Program Committee (IPC)

Submission by Young authors (under the age of 35)

Authors under the age of 35 are required to have a certificate signed by their advisor or supervisor at submitting a paper. Please download the Certification and fill in the document. After filling in the document, please upload the document from "File Upload" at the Paper Submission site. If not submit it, they will not be eligible for the awards given to young authors.


Scopes of Technical Committees

TC1 Education and Training in Measurement and Instrumentation

Concerned with all matters of education and training of professional scientists and engineers for measurement and instrumentation including curricula, syllabuses and methods of teaching as well as the nature and scope of measurement and instrumentation as an academic discipline.

TC2 Photonics

Modern optical measuring techniques in its development (theory, bases and application), which are based on the detection and/or observation of an Interaction of photons or electromagnetic radiation with an Item under test. Main areas: spectroscopy, interferometry, modulating techniques, structured illumination techniques, image sensing, confocal measurements, wave front sensors, deflectometric measurement.

TC3 Measurement of Force, Mass and Torque

Developments and achievements in the measurement of force, mass, torque and related quantities. It covers all areas from industrial applications and new transducers to improvements of the scales for the different quantities, the realisation of new standards and fundamental research.

TC4 Measurement of Electrical Quantities

Theoretical and practical aspects of the measurement of electrical quantities by electronic instruments. Electrical and electronic measuring techniques and principles of implementation of information and communication technology for measurement and enhancement of accuracy.

TC5 Hardness Measurement

Current state and further development of the measurement of hardness, dissemination of measurement principles and techniques, organisation of international scientific events dedicated to hardness measurement, improvement of industrial applications of hardness measurement, implementation of a forum for international collaborations and joint activities of metrologist, scientist and industries, promotion of the use of international standards relevant to the measurement of hardness.

TC6 Digitalization

The initial scope of TC6 Digitalization is as follows:
- digital transformation in metrology
- digital certificates and related services
- digital sensor networks and systems metrology
- metrology for industry 4.0
- interoperable data in the quality infrastructure
- SI digital framework
- FAIR principles and the role of metrology

TC7 Measurement Science

Develop, disseminate and implement measurement science both nationally and internationally. Subject areas include: measurement uncertainty, measurement in soft systems, epistemology of measurement, generic techniques for design of measurement systems, models in measurement, formal theories of measurement, semiotics of measurement, measurement of non-physical quantities, intelligent measurement, emerging challenges and novel concepts of measurement science.

TC8 Traceability in Metrology

Basic terms and definitions related to traceability, evaluation of measurement results, traceability requirements for national metrology institutes, statement and evaluation of traceability, evaluation of the results obtained in inter-laboratory comparisons, new fields and needs for traceability.

TC9 Flow Measurement

Measurement of the quantity of flowing fluids and gases, even energy, calibrations and calibration facilities, traceability issues, custody transfer, quality control of measurement facilities, uncertainty, laboratory tools, instrumentation, numerical simulation, flow visualization, flow conditioning, practical experience with existing measuring methods, and specific metering principles, e.g. turbine meters, ultrasonic meters, orifice plates, etc.

TC10 Measurement for Diagnostics, Optimization & Control

Facilitate the exchange of scientific and technical information on diagnostics, optimization & control methods, measurement, instrumentation and systems by organizing symposia, discussion meetings and encouraging the publication of scientific papers. Also, the co-operation between scientists and engineers in different subject areas in solving various diagnostics, optimization & control problems is supported. 

TC11 Measurement in Testing, Inspection and Certification

Development, establishment and operation of institutions and services concerned with measurement standards, measuring instruments, calibration, metrological assurance, certification and accreditation, taking into account the specific economic, social and educational needs of individual countries with special emphasis on developing countries.

TC12 Temperature and Thermal Measurements

Temperature and thermal measurements, main trends of research, development and applications, sensors and new measurement methods, instrumentation for temperature and thermal measurements, accurate measurements and improvement of efficiency in scientific, industrial, environmental and medical applications.

TC13 Measurements in Biology and Medicine

Measurement of whole body, organ and cellular functions, sensing and measurement of physical variables, electrical, chemical and nuclear sensing and measurement. Medical imaging: measurements and image processing and interpretation, measurements in diagnostic imaging and measurements in x-ray and related therapies. Medical information systems: information processing within doctor/patient control loop for diagnostics, decision making and patient management, diagnosis and medical decision making, knowledge-based systems, information handling in the clinical laboratory, intelligent instrumentation in medicine and healthcare.

TC14 Measurement of Geometrical Quantities

Dimensional metrology in production, laser metrology for precision measurement, quality management.

TC15 Experimental Mechanics

Material and component testing of various engineering materials (metal alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites and sandwich structures) for conventional and novel additive manufacturing methods. Applicability of various sensors transducers, signal conditioning and data acquisition devices over a wide loading rate and temperature range. Combination of in-house developed and customized loading and testing devices with various non-destructive testing and evaluation methods (i.e., computed tomography, active thermography) for in-situ testing with software development and adaptation. Measurement, testing and data reduction methods for biomechanics and bionics. Harmonization of experimental and virtual testing methods for material development and component design.

TC16 Pressure and Vacuum Measurements

Main fields include: traceability and dissemination in pressure metrology, related instrumentation and methods, application in process industry, automotive industry, health and food sectors, promotion, uncertainty evaluation, related standards, etc.

TC17 Measurement in Robotics

Robot sensors and sending, both internal and external ones, such as force sensor, tactile sensor, distance sensor, visual sensor and others, employed in robot motion and navigation control-principle, methodology and applications. Communication sensors interfacing between man and robot. System integration and robot applications.

TC18 Measurement of Human Functions

Various aspects relevant to measurement, analysis and modelling of human functions - movement, perception and cognition: human movements and actions, human perception and cognition: vision, auditory and somatosensory systems, space and motion perception, attention and performance, etc. Also related fields: human interface, brain sciences, rehabilitation and welfare, sports science, human factors.

TC19 Environmental Measurements

Main fields include: analytical measurement of the three main environmental media, air, water, soil, instrumental methods for the measurement of environmental noise and vibration pollution, development and improvement of analytical methods for measuring environmental pollutants, development of new analytical methods, sensors and instruments for monitoring of air, water and soil quality in residential, industrial, as well as, agricultural areas, remote sensing methods for measuring environmental pollution, evaluation and assessment of environmental data, quality assurance and quality control of environmental measurements.

TC20 Measurements of Energy and Related Quantities

Main fields include: Measurement in energy generation, measurement and standards for energy transmission and storage, measurement for energy savings, metering and billing.

TC21 Mathematical Tools for Measurements

Bridging the gap between scientists working in the fields of measurement science, metrology, testing, applied mathematics, statistics, databases and IT, allowing better and more efficient tools to be developed for specific purposes;

TC22 Vibration Measurement

Measurement in the fields of shock and vibration – measurement of the dynamic quantities of displacement, velocity and acceleration not only if encountered in a periodic form, but also as static or transient measurands (e.g. shock). The motion sensed may be translational as well as rotational (angular vibration).

TC23 Metrology in Food and Nutrition

Main fields include: fundamental aspects of food and nutrition measurements, traceability and dissemination, instrumentation and methods in food and nutrition areas, application in many areas including agricultural products, food labeling, food safety, food quality, food processing and packaging, etc.

TC24 Chemical Measurements

All fields and areas concerned with analytical measurements, particularly focusing on environment, food and health sectors, thus giving high priority on societal issues.

TC25 Quantum Measurement and Quantum Information
The aim of this TC is to provide a forum to discuss advances in quantum-based measurement, the quantum technologies they support, and the changes they imply for the international metrology infrastructure and for applications. Topics include:
  • Latest trends and best practices in quantum-based measurements across multiple disciplines;
  • How quantum technology in combination with the redefinition of the SI is changing the face of the realization and dissemination of measurement standards and services;
  • Readiness of various quantum measurement technologies and prospects for future standardization;
  • Connection between quantum information and quantum metrology, such as the use of quantum states for measurement;
  • Identification and communication of technical advances and novel applications that are made possible by quantum enhanced metrology. This includes discussion of use cases, and examples and limitations of quantum technology;
  • Creating a foundation for international acceptance and mutual recognition of field-deployable and chip-scale quantum-based standards.

Responsibilities, names and functionaries:
Barbara Goldstein, NIST Chairperson
Nicolas Spethmann, PTB Vice Chairperson
Tim Prior, NPL Secretary

Members (includes those pending approval):
Jay Hendricks, NIST
Alexander (Sasha) Tzalenchuk, NPL
Yije Pan, NIM

Expected Results:
  • Articulation of the role of quantum technologies for the realization and dissemination of standards;
  • Recommendations for:
    • The modernization of the international metrology infrastructure to accommodate quantum-based standards;
    • The international acceptance of chip-scale quantum standards;
    • Lowering the barriers to adoption of quantum standards and technologies by NMIs in emerging countries.
  • A forum for the metrology community, industry and academia to facilitate:
    • Advancing quantum technologies through precision measurements and standards;
    • Using novel quantum measurement techniques in applications;
    • Developing benchmarks and modes of intercomparison for quantum technologies;
    • Instilling confidence in quantum standards and technologies, and promoting their adoption and commercialization by industry.
Related TCs:
TC1 – Education and Training in Measurement and Instrumentation
TC2 – Photonics
TC3 – Measurement of Force, Mass and Torque
TC4 – Measurement of Electrical Quantities
TC7 – Measurement Science
TC8 – Traceability in Metrology
TC12 – Temperature and Thermal Measurements
TC16 – Pressure and Vacuum Measurement

Special Topics:

SP1 Networked Measurement system
Reference keywords: Sensor network, Internet of things (IOT)

SP2 Measurement in autonomous system
Reference keywords: UAV, Space satellite, Sensor fusion

SP3 Intelligent Measurement
Reference keywords: Neural network, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big data mining, Audio/image processing

Special Sessions:

SS1 Digital Calibration Certificates (DCC) organized by TC6
SS2 Quantum Metrology organized by TC25

Submission of Final Paper

The final 4-page paper (in the correct format and not exceeding 4 pages) needs to be uploaded by two kinds of file format of PDF(.pdf) and WORD(.docx or .doc) via the online uploading system provided on this website. It is important to ensure that when a paper is submitted, it is in its final form ready for publication, and has been thoroughly proofread. Authors can check their paper status by logging in personal page.

Submission of Presentation Video

Authors who have accepted the paper will be asked to submit a presentation video by the online uploading system provided on this website. The presentation video will be viewed on demand by registrants on the IMEKO2021 website from August 30th to the end of September.

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