CECIP Newsletter Q2 2022
Save the date: International Conference of Weighing 24-26 April 2023
All stakeholders in the weighing sector are kindly invited for the first edition of the International Conference of Weighing (ICW) on 24-26 April 2023 in Hamburg, Germany. The ICW is a three-day conference organised by a partnership of weighing industry associations from different parts of the world (Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Europe, US, Argentina & Brazil) and international organisations OIML and BIPM. It will be a key event for everyone involved in the weighing sector by bringing together researchers, industry and authorities. During the three days at Hotel Hafen there will be a large number of presentations on state of the art developments regarding scientific, legal and applied metrology. Moreover, it is an excellent opportunity to meet relevant stakeholders from all over the world. The focus of the first edition is ‘Weighing in a global digital world’.
The programme is currently being prepared and you will be updated when there is more information. Interested stakeholders are already encouraged to save the date in their agenda and registration will open after the summer. For regular updates you can visit the website www.weighingconference.com.
CECIP is looking forward to welcoming you at the first International Conference of Weighing in 2023.
CECIP held successful GA in London
From 24 to 26 June the 72nd CECIP General Assembly took place in London where CECIP was hosted by the UKWF. After three years with two online GAs all participants were glad to be able to meet each other in person again. The GA started with the meetings from the Board, BTG and LMG on Wednesday and Thursday morning.
On Thursday afternoon the LMG seminar took place. Participants listened to the following interesting presentations on topics as legal metrology in the UK, OPC-UA in the weighing industry, the AWICal guide, dissemination of mass and OIML CS. Friday the closed part of the General Assembly dealt with the formal parts by approving the budget and fees for 2022. Additionally, there was an amendment to the statutes to allow for an associated membership and new Board member Frédéric Fossi was elected. Frédéric is currently already Board member of the French association COFIP and CEO of Arpege Master K. He is enthusiastic about starting his new role as CECIP Board member.
The afternoon session was also open for guests and was opened by a presentation by UKWF President Graham Spink on the current status in the UK. This was followed by updates on the activities of the CECIP working groups. Later there was an video message from UK minister Paul Scully. Furthermore, there were presentations from Connor O’Shea, deputy director of UKCA Delivery, and Anthony Donnellan, director of BIML. The GA ended with a gala dinner at Cutler’s Hall on Friday evening.
New CECIP associated membership introduced
At the GA the statutes of CECIP were amended to allow companies to become an associated member of CECIP. Before the amendment companies could join CECIP if there is no weighing industry association in their own country. However, they could only join as full member having the same benefits and fees as a small association.
The approved amendment makes it possible to become an associated member as well. This associated membership is open for all companies in the weighing industry from countries without a weighing industry association and organisations that are no manufacturers or services providers from countries with a weighing association. Associated members will pay a lower fee than full association or company members, but in exchange they also receive only part of the services of CECIP. They will receive the newsletter, updates on legislation and can participate in the General Assembly. However, they cannot join the working groups and provide input on the CECIP technical work.
CECIP will start reaching out to potential associated members in the coming months. All interested companies and organisations can contact Tim Hamers (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Sponsor opportunities at ICW
The International Conference of Weighing will attract a global audience of industry representatives and authorities form the weighing sector. It is a unique event which brings together both authorities and industry. This makes it possible to raise the profile of your company and promote your products, services or ideas to the experts in the weighing industry. Therefore, there are a range of options to sponsor the event from the basic package with advertisements on the website to sponsoring the gala dinner or have a table top at the small exhibition. Besides the visibility in front of the delegates, you support the initiative to bring the global weighing industry together for this event.
On this website you can find the full overview of sponsoring possibilities including latest updates and the forms to register. All sponsoring packages can be booked based on the first come first serve principle. For more questions you can always contact Nicole Potz from the organising agency VDMA Services via Nicole.email@example.com.
Call for abstracts International Conference of Weighing
The International Conference of Weighing consists of plenary sessions and several parallel sessions where key experts will give presentations on recent developments related to weighing. These parallel sessions include a track dedicated to scientific metrology. It will be an excellent opportunity to present ideas to a global audience of experts from various backgrounds in the weighing sector. We are keen on hearing your ideas for a presentation. Interested researchers and company experts are invited to send an abstract of their papers that could be presented at the conference.
The main topics of the scientific metrology track are:
New definition of kilogram
The new definition of the kilogram became applicable in 2019. This new definition results in many changes in different related areas. Key topics related to the new definition of kilogram include: force, mass & torque.
The digitalisation of weighing solutions will have an impact on a wide range of aspects. All this comes with challenges that need to be tackled and opportunities to improve processes and products. Key topics include: digital twins, digital calibration certificates, digital documentation, remote services, remote verification & machine learning.
New method development
Mass can be used for numerous measurements by using different methods. New methods can be development for new measurements. Moreover, current measurement methods can be improved to make them easier or more reliable.
You can send your abstract of maximum two pages (in English) to firstname.lastname@example.org by using this template. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday 16 September 2022. With the evaluation by the scientific metrology programme committee taking place before Friday 21 October 2022. Everyone that submitted an abstract will be contacted shortly after the evaluation and be informed about the next steps.