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International Measurement Confederation

IMEKO, the International Measurement Confederation, is a global organization dedicated to advancing measurement science and technology. Founded in 1958, IMEKO brings together scientists, engineers, and professionals from around the world to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange in the field of measurement. With its wide range of technical committees and working groups, IMEKO promotes the development of measurement standards, methodologies, and instruments, facilitating progress in areas such as metrology, instrumentation, and automation. Through conferences, symposia, and publications, IMEKO provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to share their latest findings and innovations, contributing to the advancement of measurement science and its applications in various domains. IMEKO plays a vital role in shaping the future of measurement and ensuring accuracy, reliability, and traceability in diverse fields such as industry, healthcare, environmental monitoring, and more.

Welcome Video from the Hosts



As the Chairman of the IMEKO XXIV World Congress it is a great honor and privilege to welcome you to Hamburg, cosmopolitan city in the north of Germany.

Under the headline Think Metrology, we will shed light on both well-established and new, highly current topics such as digitalization.

Hamburg has been a gateway from Germany and Europe to the rest of the world for over 1400 years. Over the centuries, trade and innovation have been instrumental in the growth and development of the city, now the second largest in Germany. This and over 20,000 researchers and university students at numerous renowned institutions make Hamburg the perfect location for science and research.

The Hanseatic city owes its many charms to its wide variety of cultural and recreational offerings. No amenity has been neglected, and when it comes to food, fun and entertainment, Hamburg leaves visitors spoilt for choice. Lovers of local and international cuisine are served in style – from dockside bars around the fish market to fine dining further down the banks of the Elbe River and countless eateries in the heart of the city.

The conference center is just as international and modern as the metropolis it calls home. The brand-new CCH congress center is one of the biggest and most modern in Europe whose cutting-edge technology fulfills international standards of sustainability and accessibility.

This all creates the perfect setting for a high-quality program involving teams of experts and high-ranking speakers. More than 700 internationally leading metrologists, who are members of 25 technical committees, will give insight into diverse and innovative fields of metrology.

Furthermore, to complement the technical program and to emphasize the strong connection between IMEKO and industry, there will be an exhibition in the halls of the congress center and technical visits to high-ranking sites.

Our aim is to provide a broad community with a venue for exchanging ideas and facilitating networking and innovation.

Visit one of the top ten cities worldwide and be part of a unique event on an international scale!

A dedicated organizing team from PTB is looking forward to welcoming you.

Dr. Prof. h. c. Frank Härtig
Chairperson of the International Program Committee
President Elect of IMEKO
Vice President of Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)


Registration & Get-together


Keynote Speaker

Presentation & International Exhibition

Welcome Reception in the City Hall of Hamburg

Scientific Program

Keynote Speakers

Presentations & International Exhibition

Cultural Program

Scientific Program

Keynote Speakers

Presentations & International Exhibition

International Metrology Awards 

Gala Dinner

Scientific Program

Keynote Speakers

Presentatios & International Exhibition

Closing Ceremony

Technical Visits

Technical Visit

Visit to the PTB

Selection of Keynote Speakers

Joachim Ullrich, DPG President

Professor Joachim Ullrich is President of the German Physical Society (DPG) since 2022, since 2014 President of the Consultative Committee for Units (CCU), 2015-2022 Vice-President of the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) amongst many other positions. He was PTB President from 2012-2022.

Klaus von Klitzing, Physics Nobel Prize 1985

Professor Klaus von Klitzing won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1985 for discovering the integer quantum Hall Effect. He became Professor at the Technical University of Munich in 1980 and has been Director at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart since 1985. His research focuses on the properties of lowdimensional electronic systems, typically in low temperatures and in high magnetic fields.

Stefan Hell, Chemistry Nobel Prize 2014

Professor Stefan Hell is a Romanian-German physicist and one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy", together with Eric Betzig and William Moerner.

York Sure-Vetter, Director NFDI

Professor York Sure-Vetter is director of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) since 2020 and full professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since 2015. Formerly he has been e.g. the founding chair of the general assembly of the European Research Data Infrastructure CESSDA ERIC. His research interests include artificial intelligence and data science.

William Noel, Author

Dr. William Noel is Head of Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at Princeton University Library. Between 1998 and 2014 he led an international project to conserve, image, and transcribe, the Archimedes Palimpsest, a medieval manuscript that contains unique texts from the ancient world, including those the of the Greek mathematician Archimedes. Dr Noel applies modern technologies to the study of medieval manuscripts and is an advocate for open data in the humanities. In 2013 he was named a White House Open Science Champion of Change by the Obama administration.

Melanie Leonhard, Senator

Dr. Melanie Leonhard is Chairwoman of the Ministry of Economy and Innovation in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. She is responsible for trade, harbor, industry, economic development and innovation in the city-state of Hamburg. She holds a doctoral degree in social and economic history. Before her current position, she served as Chairwoman of the Ministry of Labor, Health, Social Affairs, Family and Integration and as a member of the Hamburg State Parliament.


Tentative fees

Early Bird 850€
Regular 1100€
Student 490€
Accompanying Person 490€


Organizing Committee

Host Member Organization:

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)
National Metrology Institute
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig

Phone:+49 (0)531 592-0

Conference contact Email:

Conference Mail: 

Secretariat WC2024, Bundesallee 100, D-38116 Braunschweig

Organizing Team:

Ms. Katharina Lehrmann | Ms. Katja Rossignol | Dr. Prof. h. c. Frank Härtig | Dr. Rolf Kumme (Chair)

For any questions regarding the IMEKO World Congress 2024 conference, please feel free to contact

For any questions regarding the ICME conference, please feel free to contact us 
Ph: +49 531 592-3301