The 11th international conference on measurement – MEASUREMENT 2017 was held from 29 to 31 May, 2017 in the Congress Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in the Smolenice castle. The main organizer of the event was the Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences and the co-organizer was the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Technical sponsors were The Czechoslovak Section of IEEE, Slovak IMEKO technical committees TC7 and TC13, Slovak Metrological Society, Slovak National Committee U.R.S.I. and Slovak Society of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics.
The conference is organized regularly since 1997 in two-year periods and is traditionally devoted to three main topics: theoretical problems of measurement, measurement of physical quantities and measurement in biomedicine. Also this time the subjects of individual contributions within this topics were related to wide range of problems of measurement science from the metrological problems, definitions of main units and estimation of measurement uncertainties in special cases, through the design of new measuring methods and protocols, up to the development of special measuring systems for applications in electrical, mechanical, and power engineering, biology and medicine.
More than 70 registered participants from 11 countries (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine) participated in the conference this year.
The oral sessions were opened by three overview lectures devoted to the main conference topics. Dr. Chunovkina (Russia) presented a paper on model-based approach for evaluation of pooled measurement data, the paper of professor Mlynarik (Austria) was devoted to the principles and first results of MR fingerprinting and Dr. Bohac (Slovakia) presented an overview of thermal properties of materials and their measurements.
All other oral and poster presentations were selected during a reviewing process where each paper was evaluated by two or three reviewers. Selected 30 oral and 29 poster presentations were organized in 8 oral and 2 poster sessions.
Also during this conference the Young Investigator Award competition of young scientists took place and the best oral and poster presentation was selected. The aim of the competition was to promote active participation and publications of young researchers in measurement science. This year the share of young conference participants was quite high and 18 authors submitted their contributions to the competition. The papers were evaluated by seven members of an international jury and the winners obtained small gifts from the Czechoslovak IEEE section and were offered to publish their contributions in extended form in the impacted web-based open access journal Measurement Science Review. The winner in category of oral presentations was Mohamed F. Issa from Hungary; the best poster was presented by Orest Kochan from Ukraine.
Printed conference proceedings were presented to all participants during the conference; electronic versions of the papers are available in IEEE Xplore and Scopus, and for the conference participants also on the conference web page. Selected papers in extended form will be published after successful review in the journal Measurement Science Review.
Besides the scientific program, the participants could join a bus trip to the historical city of Trnava which is the seventh largest town in Slovakia, lying near Smolenice or enjoy a hiking tour in Little Carpathians to the top of Záruby (768 m) and back to the Smolenice castle. The social program of the conference included also a welcome dinner with music performance of the Róbert Ragan trio, barbeque in the castle courtyard connected with tasting of selected sorts of white, rose and red wines from the Little Carpathian region.
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