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VirtMet 2021: 1st International workshop on Metrology for virtual measuring instruments

We increasingly see simulations, virtual experiments, digital twins and machine learning methods as new standard in many areas. This concerns both industrial applications and research. From the point of view of quality assurance, this results in overriding questions:

1. How do we ensure confidence in simulation results? 

2. How do we establish comparability of virtual and real measurements? 

3. Which standards for interfaces, metadata and data formats are necessary? 

These questions must be addressed promptly, especially in view of the rapidly advancing digitalization. 

For this reason, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt is organizing the 1st international workshop "Metrology for virtual measuring instruments" (VirtMet). This workshop is organised by the PTB competence centre Opens internal link in current windowVirtMet.


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Scope of the workshop

  • Simulations, virtual experiments, digital twins in metrology, quality assurance, industrial applications
  • Example applications
  • Sensors and methods for parameterization
  • Software architectures for digital twins
  • Validation, calibration and standardization
  • Use of machine learning and artificial intelligence methods

The workshop will be organized as a hybrid event. That is, you can attend in person at PTB Berlin physically or via a web-based platform virtually. Of course, you will get the most out of the event when participating physically in Berlin.

Workshop Programme

Day 1

12:30 CEST

Registration and coffee

13:00 CEST

Welcome and introduction

13:15 CEST

Keynote “VirtMet – applications and overview” (Frank Härtig, VP PTB)

14:00 CEST

Keynote “Digital twins for medicine” (Olaf Dössel, KIT Institute for Biomedical Technologies)

14:45 CEST

Coffee break

15:00 CEST

Session “Medical applications”

16:20 CEST

Coffee break

16:35 CEST

Session “Material properties and more”

18 – 21 CEST

Conference Dinner


Day 2

09:00 CEST

Keynote “Metrology in digital production” (Dietrich Imkamp, Head of Bridge Systems at ZEISS)

09:45 CEST

Session “Coordinate measuring systems”

10:45 CEST

Coffee break

11:00 CEST

Session “Flow and nanometrology”

12:20 CEST

Lunch break

13:05 CEST

Session “Optics”

14:45 CEST

Coffee break

15:00 CEST

Session “Simulation and measurement uncertainty”

16:30 CEST

Closing remarks


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