As a chair of the National Organizing Committee (NOC), I am pleased to invite you to the Asia Pacific Measurement Forum on Mechanical Quantities (APMF 2019) being held in Niigata, Japan, on 17th to 21st of November, 2019.
As you may be aware, the APMF was first held in 1992 and initially a joint symposium between China and Japan to exchange technical information and expertise in the area of mass and force measurements.
Over the last quarter century, however, it has developed into a most active forum in the Asia Pacific region. This forum is sponsored by the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), co-sponsored by the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) and organized by the National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) in the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).
The APMF 2019 is the 14th forum, where more than 100 experts are expected to gather and share state-of-the-art information and discuss current issues relating to the measurement of mass, force, torque, density, pressure, vacuum, hardness, and gravimetry.
Additionally, Niigata, as the host city, is looking forward to providing opportunities to experience the rich nature, diverse food culture and traditional and industry of Japan.
Certainly, the APMF 2019 in Niigata will be an extremely beneficial and positive event for all participants academically, physically, and mentally.
I look forward to seeing you all in Niigata.
Dr. Koji Ogushi
Chair of APMF 2019
|14th June, 2019|
|17th July, 2019|
|31st August, 2019|
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31st August, 2019
|20th November, 2019|
Measurement technology on mass, force, torque constitutes an integral part of intellectual infrastructure for a diverse range of human activities such as quality and safety assurance of industrial products, fair trade, energy saving and environmental protection. The Asia Pacific Symposium on Measurement of Mass, Force and Torque (APMF), since its initiation in 1992, has been offering participants the opportunity of exchanging the latest information on R&D in these fields and also extending friendships. It has been growing steadily as a not-to-miss event for metrologists, researchers and engineers especially those actively working in the Asia-Pacific region.
The name of "Asia Pacific Measurement Forum on Mechanical Quantities (APMF)" has been considered and changed from "Asia Pacific Symposium on Measurement of Mass Force and Torque (APMF)" in 2017. In addition, the scope of APMF activities has been extended into further mechanical quantities such as hardness, pressure, vacuum and vibration.
The next APMF, APMF 2019, will be held in Niigata, Japan from 17th to 21st November 2019.It will be sponsored by the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), co-sponsored by the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) and organized by the National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ), a division of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).We hope this symposium will be of help to the society by supporting safety and confidence through innovations in measurement technology.【APMF website】
Rolf Kumme, who was born in Verden (Aller), Germany in 1959, is a physicist at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig (Germany), where he leads the Solid Mechanics Department.
He received his “Diplom” (master´s degree equivalent) in physics from the University of Hannover in 1986 and his Ph.D. from the Technische Universität Braunschweig in 1996.
His professional career started in 1987 at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Braunschweig, as a scientist in the force laboratory. His research work in the field of dynamic force measurement was also the topic of his Ph.D. work in mechanical engineering. He was head of two Working Groups at PTB “Periodical Force” from 2003 to 2008 and “Realization of Force” from 2004 to 2015, and has been head of the Solid Mechanics Department since 2007.
He is a member and the chair of the Working Group “Force and Torque” of the Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities (CCM) of the International Committee of Weights and Measures (CIPM), and of the Technical Committee 3, “Force, Mass and Torque”, of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO).
Within his research fields in force and torque, he has published and presented over 100 papers.
Kenichi Fujii is the Prime Senior Researcher of the National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ). He received the Ph.D. degree from the Keio University in 1998.
His professional career started at the National Research Laboratory of Metrology (NRLM) in 1984. He developed a solid density standard and an optical interferometer to measure the diameters of silicon spheres for the Avogadro project at NRLM. From 1994 to 1996, he contributed to develop a watt balance as a Guest Researcher of NIST. In 2004, he started the International Avogadro Coordination (IAC) Project as a Coordinator, where an isotopically enriched silicon crystal was successfully evaluated to change the present redefinition of the kilogram. He is also a Project Leader of the very small mass, force and torque measurements at NMIJ.
From 2015 to 2017, he was the Leader of the Mass Standards Group of NMJ. He serves as the delegates of the Consultative Committee for Mass and Related Quantities (CCM) and of the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU). He is also the member of the CODATA Task Group on Fundamental Constants.
Sponsored by the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Cosponsored by the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO)