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Into the Future with Metrology - The Challenges of Digitalization

VirtMet 2021: Workshop on digital twins and virtual measurement devices

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 PTB competence centre Opens internal link in current windowVirtMet is organizing the 1st international workshop "Metrology for virtual measuring instruments" (VirtMet). 

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Important notice

Please note that the workshop format was changed to "online only". That is, the workshop will be carried out as an online video conference and no physical attendance is required.

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



Workshop Programme

Day 1

12:30 CEST

Registration and on-boarding online

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

Break with online virtual coffee

15:00 CEST

Session “Medical applications”

16:20 CEST

Break with online virtual coffee

16:35 CEST

Session “Material properties and more”

19 – 21 CEST

Online social event


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

Break with online virtual coffee

11:00 CEST

Session “Flow and nanometrology”

12:20 CEST

Break with online virtual coffee

13:05 CEST

Session “Optics”

14:45 CEST

Coffee break

15:00 CEST

Session “Simulation and measurement uncertainty”

16:30 CEST

Closing remarks


 Download detailed programme as Initiates file downloadPDF document




21. - 22. September 2021

start: 1 p.m. am September 21 st 2021

end: 4 p.m.  September 22nd 2021


Location online only

Conference fee 100€

Registration closes: 20.08.2021 


Contact details:

VirtMet Organizing Team 

(Antje Junge, Sascha Eichstädt)

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