9 March 2011

Call for papers: Coordinate Metrology

A special issue of International Journal of Precision Technology

Coordinate metrology is now a key area in the measurements of geometrical quantities. This science is growing very rapidly, as evidenced by the construction of new measuring systems such as CMMs, measuring arms, laser trackers, optical systems, and increasingly important CMMs used to measure in micro and nano scale.

In many metrological research centres, new methods of calibration, new metrological standards and new concepts of measurement accuracy assessment are being developed. A lasignificant role in this process is played by research centres directed by producers of metrological equipment. It is therefore important to transfer this knowledge to the metrologists in calibration laboratories, research laboratories, and to industrial metrologists so that they can order and implement new systems and methods.

We would like to present the range of research and scientific problems that the metrologists from around the world have to face, so that the exchange of information can serve to develop coordinate metrology and the creation of new research teams. This would spread new ideas, methods and constructions and would reach researchers and, most importantly, the users and technologists, designers and managers of industry.

New ideas are followed by creation of new international teams of researchers carrying out joint projects on a global scale. We are intent on the presentation of achievements of as many centres as possible so that the information could facilitate the integration of the work of various coordinate metrologists.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • New constructions and improvements of accuracy of coordinate measuring systems (coordinate measuring machines, laser trackers, articulated arms, coordinate optical systems)
  • Nano and micro 3D measurements and systems
  • Computed tomography
  • Large scale coordinate metrology
  • Traceability and calibration of coordinate systems
  • Coordinate measurements in practice
  • Gear measurements
  • Freeform coordinate measurements
  • Coordinate measurements in reverse engineering
  • 3D surface measurements
Important Dates
Deadline for submission of proposals/abstracts: 30 June, 2011
Notification of initial acceptance: 15 September, 2011
Full paper submission deadline: 14 November, 2011
Notification of acceptance with reviewers' comments: 9 January, 2012
Final revised manuscript due: 23 January, 2012

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