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     Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology (Rosstandart), Scientific Methodical Centre of State Service of Reference Materials for Composition and Properties of Substances and Materials, FGUP “Ural Research Institute for Metrology" (UNIIM) invite you to attend the IIIrd International Scientific Conference "Reference Materials in Measurement and Technology". This event will be held in Ekaterinburg (Russia) from 11 to 14 September 2018.

      Reference materials (RMs) are important tools in assuring the uniformity, comparability, metrological traceability of measurement results in scientific research, production of substances and materials, assuring safety of human life and health and of environment, in product quality control. Assuring the reliability of measurement (analysis) results and, as a consequence, the objectivity of the findings when making decisions, RMs play an important role in the elimination of technical barriers to trade, economic, scientific, technical and other spheres of cooperation.

The conference will cover all areas related to reference materials (RMs). The following issues will be discussed at the conference:

  • academic and practice-based aspects of development, production, distribution and use of reference materials;
  • metrological assurance of measurements in the field of biological RMs, multi-element RMs, pharmaceuticals, quality control, food safety, environmental monitoring, ferrous and non-ferrous industry, nuclear industry etc.;
  • metrological assurance of measurements related to processing of measurement results, development and certification of new measurement procedures for composition and properties of substances and materials, analyzing possibilities of combined measurement methods in analytical control etc.;
  • measurement methods (chemical and physico-chemical methods, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, X-ray spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, nuclear-physical methods of analysis, etc.);
  • metrological traceability of measurements, commutability;
  • interlaboratory comparison testing;
  • international cooperation in the field of RMs;
  • general metrology issues.
 Target audience

      RMs are widely used in different fields of measurement, so the conference is not limited to a specific scientific area and will be of interest to scientists from various disciplines.

We invite to participate in the conference foreign and Russian experts from research and metrology institutes, state regional centers for metrology, industrial sector companies, engaged in RM development, distribution and use as well as representatives of federal executive authorities, experts in the field of legal metrology, healthcare, veterinary medicine, ecology and other interested persons.

 Topics of the conference
  • The uniformity of measurements: international work, cooperation in the area of RMs.
  • Reference materials in assuring the uniformity of measurement results.
  • General academic and practice-based issues of RM development, release, selection and use.
  • Activity of national services of reference materials in the CIS countries.
  • Specifics of certification and production of RMs of various substances and materials:

    - environmental objects;

        - food and food additives;

        - biological materials;

        - pharmaceuticals;

        - pure substances and semiconductors;

        - pesticides, toxins;

        - water and aqueous solutions;

        - pure gases and gas mixtures;

        - ceramic, glass, refractory and mineral fertilizers;

        - polymers, dyes;

        - fuel;

        - radionuclides and stable isotopes;

        - markers and indicators for qualitative analysis;

        - explosives;

        - drugs.


  • Distribution and availability of RMs in various areas of economic activity:       
         - scientific research;

       - nanotechnologies;

       - energy and atomic industries;

       - space industry;

       - defense industry;

       - clinical medicine and bioengineering;

       - pharmaceutical industry, health protection;

       - food industry, agriculture;

       - environmental protection;

       - natural resource use: search and mining;

       - ferrous and non-ferrous industry;

       - petroleum refining industry, gas and fuel industry;

       - chemical industry;

       - forensic chemistry, doping tests.

  • Metrological traceability, commutativity, comparison of RMs.
  • Experience in the use of RMs in:

       - demonstration of calibration and measurement capabilities;

       - verification and calibration of measurement instruments;

       - validation and certification of measurement procedures;

       - control of accuracy of measurement results;

       - interlaboratory comparison tests, etc.

  • Quality management system of RM producers and distributors.
  • Reference laboratories: tasks and functions.
  • New measurement instruments, methods (procedures) of measuring parameters for composition and properties of substances and materials.
  • Skill upgrading of specialists in the area of RMs.
 Papers and proceedings of the conference
The conference includes plenary and poster papers, as well as a round table in case it is organized and conducted by interested persons.
The time of the presentation of plenary papers should not exceed 30 minutes and of section papers - 15 minutes.

The proceedings of the conference will be published based on papers of the participants. The closing date for receiving abstracts of the papers is 15 June, 2018. E-mail for submitting the abstracts is conference@gsso.ru. The requirements for submitting abstracts are provided here.
 Working language of the conference

      The working languages of the conference are Russian and English.

 Venue of the conference

      The conference will be held in Ekaterinburg, one of the biggest centers for chemistry and industry in Russia. Ekaterinburg is the city with rich historical and cultural heritage, having unique historical monuments, museums, churches. Ekaterinburg is a scientific and business center of the Ural region of Russia, situated in the area of the eastern slope of the Ural Mountains in the source of the Iset River.

 Registration fees

     The conference registration fee is 470 $ / 400 ˆ. It includes admission to all conference events, as well as a conference participant’s package and conference materials (including preparation and publication of the conference programme, collection of abstracts, conference proceedings).

     Please note that expenses related to travelling, accommodation and meals (breakfast and dinner) are not included in the registration fee.

     The registration fee for virtual participants is 30 $ / 25 ˆ. It includes virtual participation and conference materials.


      Participants of the conference who require a visa to enter the territory of the Russian Federation should complete the Application Form B to receive an official invitation and submit it by email: conference@gsso.ru 

 Key deadlines

      Registration deadline: 01 May, 2018

      Abstract deadline: 15 June, 2018

      Fee payment deadline: 15 July, 2018

 Organizers and partners

       Federal Agency on Technical Regulating and Metrology

       FGUP “Ural Research Institute for Metrology"

       Scientific Methodical Centre of State Service of Reference Materials for Composition and Properties of Substances and Materials

 Organizing Committee


   Conference Chair:

Sergei V. Medvedevskikh,
Cand. Sci. (Eng.),
Director, UNIIM

4, Krasnoarmeyskaya St., Ekaterinburg, Russia
Tel. +7 343 350-25-33

E- mail: uniim@uniim.ru


Egor P. Sobina
Cand. Sci. (Chem.),
Deputy Director for Innovation, UNIIM

   Academic Secretary:

Olga N. Kremleva
Acting Head of State Service of Reference Materials 

4, Krasnoarmeyskaya St., Ekaterinburg, Russia
Tel. +7 343 350-60-68

E- mail: conference@gsso.ru 

   Secretariat Members: 

Natalia S. Taraeva
Natalia S. Baratova
Ann V. Kveglis

Tel. +7 343 350-72-42
Tel. +7 343 350-22-45

E- mail: conference@gsso.ru