The meeting will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM), the primary document regarding uncertainty evaluation in metrology. It will consider the origins of the GUM, its impact on the scientific community, the influence of computers on uncertainty evaluation, a revision of the GUM now under way, and take a future look at how uncertainty evaluation is expected to evolve.
Who should attend
All those worldwide who need to evaluate and express measurement uncertainty, including:
- Scientists in National Metrology Institutes providing measurement results
- Industrial laboratory personnel who prepare calibration and test reports
- Assessors concerned with conformity to specification or regulation
- Academic researchers in all scientific areas in analysing observational data
Benefit / impact of attending
- Obtain an understanding of the foundations of the GUM, the way it is being revised and the reasons for the changes
- Have opportunity to discuss ramifications of the changes on working practices in industry, academia and government
- Learn about the manner in which the revised GUM will be made more reliable, and the circumstances in which the current GUM methodology can validly be applied
- Gain an appreciation of the use of computers in solving more complex measurement uncertainty evaluation problems
You may also be interested in attending the NPL's Workshop on Key Comparison Data Evaluation on the 6 November 2013 register today.
Those wishing to attend the workshop are encouraged to submit a title and abstract for oral presentation. A selection will be made from submissions received for presentation at the workshop, submissions should be made to Maurice Cox or Peter Harris by 19 August 2013 and authors will be notified by 9 September 2013.