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September 10-14, 2013, Ekaterinburg, Russia

On September 10-14, 2013, the I International Scientific Conference “Reference Materials in Measurement and Technology” was held in Ekaterinburg. The event was organized by Rosstandart in cooperation with the Ural Research Institute of Metrology – Scientific Methodological Center of SSRM (GSSO).

The Conference was attended by 181 specialists from 15 countries: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, the Philippines, representatives of 76 organizations, including 12 scientific metrological institutes of different countries, 24 research institutes (including academies of sciences of different countries), 10 higher educational institutions, and more than 30 enterprises and organizations.

98 reports were presented at the Conference, a collection of conference proceedings (I, II volumes) was published. The conference material raised issues of metrological traceability of measurements based on the use of reference materials, the activities of national services for reference materials, the development and application of reference materials in the field of healthcare, pharmaceuticals, quality control and food safety, environmental monitoring, energy, ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy, etc. Issues of competence of reference material manufacturers and recognition of the competence of reference material manufacturers in different countries were discussed.

The plenary session was addressed by Dr. Paul De Bievre (IUPAC Representative to the Joint Committee for Guidelines in Metrology (JCGM) of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) and Working Group 2 “International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM)”, independent adviser on metrology in chemistry in the Consultative Committee for Amount of Substance (CCQM) BIPM, Honorary President of the National Committee of Chemistry of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Belgium) with the report “Metrological traceability of measurement results” and Dr. Wolfram Bremser (Researcher at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM, Germany), member of the Committee on reference materials of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO REMCO)) with the report “ISO REMCO’s efforts in the field of reference materials”.


Information about the conference is published:
– in the “News” section of the Rosstandart website
– in the peer-reviewed scientific and technical journal “Reference Materials” No. 3/2013, page 6
– in the peer-reviewed scientific and technical journal “Plodorodie” No. 6 (75)/2013, pp. 29-30
The conference proceedings are available in the scientific electronic library