pdfAbstracts IMEKO Madeira Conference


Joint Conference TC8, TC11, TC 24
19:00 Welcome reception
08:30 Registration
09:00 Opening ceremony
09:30 Damiano Pietri “Digitization of laboratory processes: the ABC Bilance-Metricode case”
10:15 Laura Martin "EUROLAB: an international collaboration towards the Lab of the Future"
10:40 Coffee & Networking
Location Sunset III Sunset II
11:00 Gas analysis for climate change and energy transition (part I)  Digital transformation in TIC and Digital Twins
#4 "Nanoporous Black Gold for Hydrogen Sensing" #22 "Validation methods in the preparation of Digital Calibration Certificates (DCCs)"
#8 "Climate change – cross-disciplinary metrology supporting its mitigation and control" #24 "The Digital Twin for frequency transfer traceability"
#14 "Preparation of Multicomponent Mixtures to Support Carbon Metrology" #28 "Digitalzations impact on Traceability in Metrology"
#21 "Enabling measurement of CO2 purity and composition: NPL's role as the UK National Metrology Institute" #34 "Progress with Digital Certificates of Analysis for Reference Materials and Traceability at NIST"
12:30 Poster session
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Přemysl Fitl “Solid-state gas sensors and their applications in the field of metrology”
14:45 Workshop TC24 (Sampling as laboratory activity - by Tatjana Tomic and Sandra Babic)
16:15 Coffee & Networking
Location Sunset III Sunset II
16:30 Gas analysis for climate change and energy transition (part II) Gas-phase chemical measurements (part I)
#6 "Metrological Traceability in Environmental Gas Analysis – From SRP to TILSAM to d-TILSAM" #5 "Investigation of Surface Processes on Black Aluminium Layers for Sensor Applications"
#13 "Production of gaseous certified reference materials at INRiM for amount of substance fraction of CO2" #18 "Properties of black metal - lanthanide doped oxide sensitive layer toward multivariable gas sensor"
#27 "Traceable in-house preparation of RM CO2/N2 gas mixture using gravimetric standardized method" #17 "Surface decorated black metal active layers for gas sensors"
17:30 End of first day
18:30 Madeira wine in Funchal City Hall (Conference Bus from the hotel)
08:30 Registration
09:00 Sascha Eichstädt  "Digitalization of the Quality Infrastructure"
09:45 Invited Speaker (My Green Lab)
10:10 Workshop TC8 (Digitalization in Traceability – new tools, new opportunities, new challenges)
11:30 Coffee & Networking
Location Sunset III Sunset II
11:50 Chemical measurements for health and biology
Innovation and validation of methods in testing, calibration, inspection and certification (part I)
#23 "Metrological traceability of moisture content measurements in plant-origin bulk materials" #25 "Traceability and method validation of a fully automated optical process to provide the on-site measurement of waste and bulk cargo volume"
#29 "Chemical measurents and their applications in health biomedical sciences" #30 "Implementation and Validation of Calibration Methods in the Area of High Frequencies"
#35 "Thin films gas sensors for biomedical applications" #31 "Extreme Impedance Calibrations: Enhancement of Metrology Infrastructure"
#37 "Novel approaches for measurements in dentistry" #38"The need to sensitize inspection and certification bodies in the use of decision rule to avoid poor decision making when interpreting results from certificates of analysis"
13:00 Lunch
14:45 Conference Photo
15:00 Cultural visit  (Conference Bus from the hotel)
18:00 End of cultural visit
19:30 Join in for Dinner (Conference Bus from the hotel)
20:00 Conference Dinner
09:00 TC8, TC11, TC24 meetings
Location Sunset III Sunset II
10:00 Gas-phase chemical measurements (part II)
Quality management, conformity assessment and use of reference materials in TIC Sector
#9 "Laser Direct Write Treatment of Black Metals for Gas Sensing Applications" #2 "Characterization of electronic waste materials by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis for Certified Reference Material production"
#33 "On site measurements for the safeguard of metallic works of art" #15 "Quality managment abd conformity assessment"
10:50 Coffee & Networking
Location Sunset III Sunset II
11:10 Gas analysis for climate change and energy transition (part III) Innovation and validation of methods in testing, calibration, inspection and certification  (part II)
#12 "Assessment of moisture absorption by anhydrous ethanol under different environmental conditions" #39 "Validation of a Method for the Extraction and Quantification of Water-Soluble Chloride in Cement by Ion Chromatography"
#26 "Preparation of stable isotope reference mixtures of CO2 in air global atmospheric monitoring" #3 "Experimental determination of the absolute roughness of concrete conducts in a water supply network"
#36 "Metrology for hydrogen vehicle 2: new reference materials and new sampling approaches applied to hydrogen fuel" #16 "Development of open-source tools for the digital and machine-readable calibration of flowmeters with numerical displays."
#20 "Analysis of flow rate measurement accuracy and traceability of flowmeters in field conditions using clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeters"
12:30 Closing ceremony
13:00 End of Conference







The first settlers arrived in Madeira between 1420 and 1425. Under the leadership of the 1st captain of Funchal, João Gonçalves Zarco, the first inhabitants soon had to organize themselves and set up a municipal centre, which later on, around 1453, would be elevated to Village, by King D. Afonso V charter.
When Duke D. Manuel became the administrator of the Order of Christ, and with the growth of Funchal through the income of the flourishing sugarcane production, it was decided to build a political and administrative centre. The chosen placed was Campo do Duque, where the first experiments as for the acclimatization of the sugarcane stocks brought from Sicily had been carried out. This space was set aside by the provision of 4 June 1485, which aimed for the construction of "a large church, a square and municipal house". The first construction to appear in the former Campo do Duque was the house of the municipal council, with the court for the notaries and the receiving rooms. The construction started around 1486 and was finished in 1491. Later, around 1500, the construction of the large Church started and in 1508, by letter of King D. Manuel, dated 21st August, the village of Funchal was raised to the category of city, the first of the vast Portuguese expansion on the 16th century. The old municipal installation of the 15th century, in time, was no longer suitable for the needs of a city such as Funchal. Thus, the seat of city government moved from one building to another and in the first half of the 19th century, it came to be installed in the palace where it still operates today.
The Nobel Salon which looks out over Praça do Município is decorated in the revivalist style of the 40's, with Baroque-style furnishings, displaying an important set of portraits of the last Kings of Portugal of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as an allegory of the Funchal City Council, executed by the Madeiran artist Alfredo Miguéis in 1940, who also did the painting on the ceiling of the central main hall.


Trip by cable car from Funchal with beautiful views from the city, until Monte. Village in the suburbs of Funchal well known by the gardens and the Parish Church.

The famous sledge ride – toboggan will be made from Monte until Livramento.

One of Madeira Island most famous attraction are the famous sledge rides. These cars are made of wicker and wood, and have two seats. These sledges are powered by two carreiros, or sledge drivers wearing white uniforms and straw hats, who control this mean of transportation by making use of their boots as brakes. This journey takes place between Monte and Funchal and is done in about 10m. in a distance of 2 km, providing tourists with an experience filled with pure emotion. The “Monte sledge” In Madeira is a very special form of transport, made of basketwork. It’s an unmissable experience.

Visit To Madeira Wine Lodge ‐ Acquired in 1840 by Charles Ridpath Blandy, the Blandy's Wine Lodge has always been and is still an integral part of the production of Blandy's Madeira Wine. Located in the center of Funchal, Blandy's Wine Lodge allows visitors to Madeira an opportunity to experience first hand Madeira Wine in the making. Our tours will guide you through some of the history of the wine, its development and evolution, as well as the opportunity to taste the various styles of Madeira.



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