Dear Colleagues and Friends:
The CENAM has been spreading metrological culture in benefit of society in its various forms to promote scientific and technological progress and improvement in measurements and comparisons in an environment of innovation and improvement. As a result, one of its most successful events to promote and disseminate metrology has been the Metrology Symposium, this time, its 10th edition and by 2012, promoting Metrology under the theme of "Innovation in measurements for better quality of life".
Once again we are proud to have succeeded in fulfilling the mission of the event which consists on the dissemination of knowledge and metrological development. We invite experts from various countries, national experts, authorities, users, suppliers, academics and students, who shared and learned about the latest developments and innovations in the field of metrology. The sectors identified include the scientific, technological, industrial, business, environment, health, academic, and government policy, among others.
In this week from 8 to 12 October we had the opportunity to share experience contributions of leading experts in plenary lectures, contributions from various participants experts, professionals, technicians and students through research and development in oral and poster sessions, together to training through short courses and specialized sessions.
The event program included:
- 10 plenary and semi plenary (INMETRO, NIST, NRC, NMIJ and Precision Trapet) We appreciate their contribution in benefit of quality, trade, and innovation in metrology, in addition to collaboration in the development of metrological infrastructure in Latin America. We identified significant advances in fluid flow, chemistry, statistics, reference materials, safety, calibration, and time and frequency oriented to the improvement of methodologies, processes, devices for measuring and comparing science and technology developed in the environments of National Metrology Institutes of USA, Canada, Brazil, and Japan as well as leading experts.
It was attended by:
- 129 papers presented
(81 oral and 47 poster)
(49% CENAM, 34% national, 17% international)
- 25 Oral presentations Sponsors
- 40 stands of Sponsors
- 12 Short Courses Short courses attended Metrology topics of interest are: proficiency testing, calibration, health care, safety, food safety and quality, temperature, pressure, volumetric container handling, validation of methods to enforce regulations, evaluation and assessment uncertainty.
- 8 specialized working groups We highlight the IV National Electrical Metrology (ENME), given in CENAM facilities, and the Sixth Conference-Workshop of the North American Coordinate Metrology Association (NACMA). The Inter-American Metrology System (SIM) held four meetings of experts in the areas of flow, solids and liquids density; the National Calibration System held two meetings of experts in the areas of force and torque and Pressure and Vacuum, and finally the course for trainers in metrology workshop for NCSL, NIST.
26% of attendees are of international origin with the presence of participants from countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Germany, Spain, United States, Guatemala, Japan, Jamaica, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Overall we are pleased to announce a general participation of 444 participants at the event representing an increase of 7%.
We tuned appreciation for the kindness of our promoters CONACYT and CONCYTEQ by providing support for this event. We thank everyone who contributed their expertise in research, development and advancements to feed our conferences, meetings and exhibitions and scientific techniques.
We thank the participating sponsors showing their progress both in the showroom as well as oral presentations.
We appreciate the participation of the Symposium Committee and all those who supported their specialties to share their achievements during this event. The planning and development of the event was conducted in an objective and determined having achieved their expectations. The high sense of responsibility and team work environment was essential, not while considering their enthusiasm and good humor that was a crucial part of the smooth running of the event.
We expect a prosperous planning and the opportunity to have with you again in the eleventh version of the incoming event, Metrology Symposium 2014.
On behalf of the National Centre of Metrology, CENAM, we thank you all for your kind participation.
Dr. Vicente González Juárez
Coordinator of the Symposium of Metrology 2012