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Metrology Cloud


To foster the digital transformation in Legal Metrology, the PTB has initiated the development of a coordinated European digital quality infrastructure for innovative products and services; the “European Metrology Cloud”. Its foundation lies in a trustworthy, metrological core platform in each member state, designed to support and streamline regulatory processes by joining existing infrastructures and databases, and to provide a single-point-of-contact for all stakeholders. Within this quality infrastructure, reference architectures, i.e. innovative measuring instruments, as well as technology- and data-driven digital services for Legal Metrology will be developed. The initial outcomes of this initiative will be demonstrators. These demonstrators will serve as blueprints for the individual national platforms to attract and to integrate further stakeholders and services.  Furthermore, it is anticipated that these demonstrators will provide results to support or even initiate processes for future-proof  national and European legislation. These platforms can later be combined via a coordinating platform established and maintained by a board of Member States, authorities and industrial stakeholders. With these objectives, the initiative fosters the European Commission envisioned digital single market.



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General Topics


  • Thiel, Florian; Wetzlich, Jan; The European Metrology Cloud: Impact of European Regulations on Data Protection and the Free Flow of Non-Personal Data, 19th International Congress of Metrology, 01001 (2019), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1051/metrology/201901001,


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Specific Topics


Work Package 1: Trustworthy Metrological Platform


Work Package 2: Reference Architectures

  • A.Oppermann, F. Grasso Toro, A. Yurchenko, J.-P.Seifert, Secure Cloud Computing: Communication Protocol for Multithreaded Fully Homomorphic Encryption for Remote Data Processing in IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications (IEEE ISPA 2017) (pp. 503-510), DOI: 10.1109/ISPA/IUCC.2017.00084


Work Package 3: Technology based Metrological Support Services 

  • Peters D, Wetzlich J, Thiel F, Seifert Jean-Pierre: Blockchain Applications for Legal Metrology, IEEE International Instrumentation & Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), May 14-17, 2018, Houston, Texas 


Work Package 4: Data based Metrological Support Services




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