Programme 2023

The programme International Conference of Weighing aims at presenting state of the art developments in the field of weighing focussed on ‘Weighing in a global digital world’. It consists of plenary sessions and parallel tracks in the area of legal, applied and scientific metrology making it an attractive programme for everyone interested in weighing. Below you can find an overview of the programme and different sessions.

Monday, 24 April 2023

08.00 - 09.00 |
Registration in Hotel Hafen Hamburg

09.00 - 12.30 | Plenary session 1
Setting the scene

Moderator: Dieter Menne – General Manager Region Central Europe, Mettler Toledo GmbH & President VDMA Measuring & Testing Technology

09.05 – 09.15 Welcome
Dr Luis Cachón
ICW President & Head of Legal Metrology, Mettler Toledo International Inc.

09.15 – 09.45 The EU weigh-in on the green and digital transition
Mehdi Hocine
Head of Machinery Unit, DG GROW, European Commission

09.45– 10.00 Opening statement
Andreas Rieckhof
State Secretary at the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Innovation & Industry Coordinator, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

10.00 – 10.30 The kilogram in the quantum era
Dr Philippe Richard
Director Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) & President Consultative Committee on Mass and Related Quantities (CCM) & Member of the CIPM

10.30 – 11.00 Break

11.00 – 11.30 Realization of a Machine Actionable Infrastructure in Mass Metrology
Dr Prof hc Frank Härtig
Vice President Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt PTB & President of International Measurement Confederation IMEKO

11.30 – 12.00 The global economic trends in 2023
Marina Eurich
Research Associate, Hamburg Institute of International Economics

12.00 – 12.30 Effects of the New Geopolitics on Mechanical and Equipment Engineering
Oliver Wack
Senior Advisor Trade Policy & Area manager East & South Asia, VDMA Foreign Trade Department

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30 | Parallel sessions 1

Legal metrology 
Digital transformation of OIML technical work
Moderator: Anthony Donnellan – Director, International Bureau of Legal Metrology (BIML)

  • Introducing the OIML Digitalisation Task Group (DTG): activities, scope and roadmap
    Dr Sascha Eichstädt
    Head of Department ›Metrology for digital transformation‹ Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and Chairperson of the OIML Digitalisation Task Group
  • OIML D31 - recent changes and future challenges
    Dr Marko Esche
    Head of working group ›Metrological software‹ Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) & Secretary OIML TC5 SC2 on Software
  • Non-automatic weighing instruments in the digital world
    Jan Konijnenburg
    Associate to US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) & Leader of OIML R76 subgroup on Software requirements
  • Revision of OIML R 51:2006 Automatic catchweighing instruments – Product developments, problems defined, evaluation and solutions in the area of digitalisation.
    Morayo Awosola
    Project leader, International UK Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) & Secretary OIML TC9 SC2 on automatic weighing instruments

Applied metrology
New technologies to improve weighing
Moderator: Dr Toshiyuki Takatsuji – Supervisory Innovation Coordinator, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ)

  • Development of a system with the digitalization of testing data
    Katsuhiro Shirono
    Senior Researcher, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Thin and flexible platforms for heavy loads
    Daniel Kneubühl
    Managing Director, HAENNI Instruments Inc.
  • Accuracy verification of hydrogen metering in hydrogen refueling stations
    Dr Toshihiro Morioka

    Leader of Gas Flow Standard Group, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Evolution of digital load cells: meeting the new needs of packaging and agricultural machinery manufacturers
    Philippe Cartier
    Commercial Director, SCAIME SAS

Scientific metrology
New kilogram
Moderator: Dr Hao Fang  Principal Physicist, BIPM & Executive Secretary of the Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities

  • Dissemination of the kilogram following its redefinition
    Dr Michael Stock
    Director of the Physical Metrology Department, Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM)
  • The Quantum Electro-Mechanical Metrology Suite – a new Kibble balance in an NMI in one laboratory
    Lorenz Keck
    Mechanical Engineer, US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Efforts on direct realization of mass geared toward commercialization
    Leon Chao
    Mechanical Engineer, US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Realization of the kilogram using 28Si-enriched spheres at NMIJ
    Dr Yuichi Ota
    Researcher, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)


15.30 - 16.00 Break

16.00 – 17.00 | Parallel sessions 2

Legal metrology
Weighing in motion
Moderator: Keith Gresham – Managing Director, Axle Weight Technology Ltd (Axtec)

  • Challenges of dynamic axle load measurements under legal control
    Jonas Mecke

    Engineer, Physikalisch-TechnischeBundesanstalt (PTB)
  • Revision of OIML R 134: 2006 Automatic instruments for weighing road vehicles in motion and measuring axle loads – Product developments, problems defined, evaluation and solutions
    Morayo Awosola

    Project leader, International UK Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) & Secretary OIML TC9 SC2 on automatic weighing instruments
  • How does new datalogger change WIM calibration and adjustment?
    Zhao Zhai

    Director of International Business Development Division, VanJee Technology
  • Vehicle Weigh-In-Motion: A Technical Perspective from the Standard to the Type Approval Evaluation
    Darrel Flocken
    Administrator US National Conference of Weights and Measures, National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP)

Applied metrology
Digitalisation in the weighing industry in practice
Moderator: Dr Ulrich Rauchschwalbe Product manager, Schenck Process Europe GmbH

  • OPC UA Connectivity for Weighing – What you have to know
    Eugen Schibli

    Market Manager IIoT Division Industry, Mettler Toledo International Inc.
  • Beyond scales: emerging AI applications around the scale and the correction factor weight
    Matthias Rieger

    Head of Artificial Intelligenge and Head of Innovation, Bizerba SE & Co. KG
  • Securing Your Products in the Digital Age
    Jan Stölting

    Partner Consulting, KPMG AG

Scientific metrology
Digital Calibration Certificate
Moderator: Christian Müller-Schöll  Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Mettler Toledo International Inc.

  • ›Good Practice‹ conventions for Digital Calibration Certificates (DCCs) for NAWIs – current status of a respective working group
    Dr Julian Haller
    Scientist/Engineer metrology, Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG
  • Construction of a hybrid robot intended for mass standard comparison, equipped with a suspended self-centring weighing pan
    Piotr Bobrowski

    Mass Comparators Product Manager, RADWAG


19.00 - 22.30 Welcome Reception  


Tuesday, 25 April 2023

9.00 – 10.30 | Parallel sessions 3

Legal metrology
Legal metrology digitalisation transformation
Moderator: Oh Hyeon Kwon Manager, Korea Association of Standards and Testing Organization (KASTO)

  • Efficient management method of scale using QR code
    Jong-Yun Kim

    Senior researcher, Korea Testing Certification Institute (KTC)
  • Digital Certificates of Conformity in Metrology (D-CoC M) - Status of NoBoMet project group
    Dr Gisa Foyer

    Head of Working Group Communications Technology of Weighing Instruments, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
  • Digitalization in legal metrology from the perspective of WELMEC
    Pavel Klenovsky

    Chairman & Director of Fundemental Metrology, WELMEC & Czech Metrology Institute (CMI)
  • EU measures to embrace digital transformation
    Zsuzsanna Dákai

    Policy coordinator legal metrology, European Commission

Applied metrology
Digital calibration certificates and accreditation
Moderator: Daniel Stastny  CEO Prometrology 5.0 s.r.o & President Czech weighing association UVVCR & Vice President CECIP

  • The Digital Calibration Certificate (DCC)
    Dir & Prof Dr Siegfried Hackel

    Digitization in Division ›Mechanics and Acoustics‹, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
  • DCC for Pharmaceutical Industry – a practical proof of concept
    Roland Widera

    Head of Electrical Technology, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG
  • DCC with "Metricode HUB", an implementation case in a calibration laboratory
    Damiano Pietri

    President, MetriCode S.R.L.
  • Digital calibration certificate meeting the requirements of the accreditation standard
    Maureen Logghe

    Director General Metrology, Accreditation, Standardization and Market Surveillance, Belgian ministry of Economy and resident of European Cooperation of accreditation (EA)

Scientific metrology
Moderator: Emily Webster Higher Research Scientist, Mass Metrology, National Physical Laboratory UK (NPL)

  • An alternative approach for the dissemination of mass unit following the new definition of the kilogram
    Dr Eng Adriana Vâlcu

    Scientific researcher, Romanian Measurement Society
  • A Cost saving Method for Determining Air Density in Weighing
    Christian Müller-Schöll
    Regulatory Affairs specialist, Mettler Toledo Inc.
  • Realization of small torque standard traceable to the Planck constant
    Atsuhiro Nishino
    Senior researcher, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)


10.30 - 11.00 Break

11.00 – 12.30 | Parallel sessions 4

Legal metrology
Legal metrology in the interconnected world
Moderator: Alexander Oppermann  Coordinator of the Innovation Cluster for Digitalization, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

  • Dr Jens Niederhausen
    Subject specialist for the subject are Digitization in the Quality Infrastructure, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
  • Dr Federico Grasso
    Digitalisation Projects Leader, Grasso Toro Digital Solutions
  • Paul Turner
    Head of Legal Metrology, NSAI Legal Metrology Ireland
  • Karlheinz Banholzer
    Head of Legal Metrology, Sartorius lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG and CECIP, Legal Metrology Group President

Applied metrology
Inspiring use cases with weighing
Moderator: Marina Campbell  Managing Director, Precia Molen Western Europ

  • Plastic Energy
    Jamie Anderson

    Regional Sales Manager, Precia Molen SA
  • Weighing planes
    Eric Vermeulen
    General Manager, CH-Aero
  • Measuring the treasures in trash bins
    Naomi Mackenzi & Anastasia Hofmann

    Co-founders and Co-CEOs, KITRO SA
  • A detector of gravity center of vehicle equipped of a weighing bridge
    Takeaki Kamada
    CEO, Kamacho Scale Co. Ltd & JMIF Vice President

Scientific metrology
New methods
Moderator: Dr Dorothea Knopf Head of Department Mass, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)

  • Environmental surveillance with magnetogravimetric method
    Assoc prof Tadeusz Szumiata, PhD

    Expert, RADWAG and Head of Department of Physics, Kazimierz University of Technology and Humanities
  • Development of dynamic flow measurement by applying static weighing method
    Taiki Yoshida
    Researcher, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
  • Tank scale calibration using hydraulics instead of weights
    Dr Daniel Eisenbarth
    Global Technical Consultant, Mettler Toledo Switzerland
  • A stepwise method for efficient testing of automatic checkweighers 'Example of application to evaluation test data'
    Dr Yoshitada Tanaka
    Chief researcher, National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)


12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30 | Plenary session 2
Future of the weighing industry

Moderator: Nick Parsons  CECIP President & CSO Minebea Intec GmbH

    • Dr Karl Sommer 
      CEO, Minebea Intec GmbH
    • Elena Markwalder
      Head of Industrial Division, Mettler Toledo International Inc.
    • Andreas W. Kraut
      CEO & Shareholder, Bizerba SE & Co. KG
    • Frédéric Mey
      CEO, Precia Molen

15.30 - 16.00 Break

16.00 – 17.00 | Plenary session 3
SI traceability at the point of need

Moderator: Dr Stuart Davidson Science Area Leader / Mechanical Metrology, National Physical Laboratory UK (NPL)

    • The silicon path of the kilogram - how is it going?
      Dorothea Knopf

      Head of PTB department 'Mass', Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
    • Micro-mass and -micro-force measurements with direct traceability to the SI
      Emily Webster
      Higher Research Scientist – Mass Metrology, National Physical Laboratory UK (NPL)
    • Kibble balance technology applications for end-user devices
      Leon Chao

      Mechanical Engineer, US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

16.45 – 17.00 | Panel debate

19.00 - 22.30 Gala Dinner  

Wednesday, 26 April 2023

9.00 – 10.30 | Plenary session 4
Digitalisation in different sectors

Moderator: Philip Moraitis Managing Director NWI Group Australia, Vice President Australian Weighing Industry Association

    • Developments in retail sector 
      Iratxe Berriozabal
      Marketing Manager, Dibal S.A.
    • Developments in food production sector
      Nadina Korthäuer

      Director Marketing & Business Development, ESPERA-WERKE GmbH
    • Developments in the chemical industry
      Götz Erhardt
      Senior Managing Director, Industry X Accenture GmbH
    • Developments in the lab sector
      Laura Martin
      Secretary General, Eurolab

10.30 - 11.00 Break

11.00 – 12.30 Plenary session 5
Innovation in industry

Moderator: Dr Roman Schwartz  President, International Committee Legal Metrology (CIML)

    • Digital Innovation: Opportunities and Challenges
      Prof Dr Jan Recker

      Nucleus Professor for Information Systems and Digital Innovation, University of Hamburg
    • Weighing in the Digital Age: Innovation and Practice
      Michael Zell
      Director Research and Development, Minebea Intec Aachen GmbH
    • Panel debate with Prof Dr Jan Recker, Michael Zell  and Senri Tanida
      President, Tanita Corporation
    • Closing statement
      Nick Parsons
      CECIP President & CSO, Minebea Intec GmbH

12.30 - 14.00      Lunch Break

14.00 - 17.45      Excursion to Airbus

14.00 - 14.30      Shuttle bus from Hotel Hamburg Hafen to Airbus

14.30 - 17.00      Airbus factory tour A

17.00 - 17.45      Shuttle bus back to Hotel Hamburg Hafen

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