Delegation of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society visits Chemnitz University of Technology
A delegation from the world's leading professional association for electronics and electrical engineers, IEEE, visited University – the main topic was preparations for the world's leading conference in the field of measurement technology, I2MTC, which will be organised in Chemnitz in 2025 and thus in Germany for the first time
Chemnitz has been awarded the contract to host the international conference IEEE I2MTC (International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference) in 2025. This will be the first time that the main conference of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS) will be held in Germany. The society promotes research, technology, and application of instrumentation and measurement technology. The conference is particularly dedicated to measurement methods, measurement systems, measuring instruments, and sensors in all areas of science and technology. This makes the I2MTC unique and one of the most important events in the field of measurement technology.
The application was brought about by Prof. Dr. Olfa Kanoun (Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology, Chemnitz University of Technology), Prof. Dr. Faouzi Derbel (HTWK Leipzig), and Prof. Carlo Trigona (University of Catania, Italy). The application was strategically justified by the strengths of Chemnitz as a research location, the city's long industrial tradition, its central location in Europe, and the favourable general conditions. Several partners have already pledged their support, such as the city of Chemnitz, the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (Prof. Dr. Harald Kuhn) in Chemnitz and the Arbeitskreis der Hochschullehrer für Messtechnik (AHMT e. V.).
Hosting the conference in 2025, when Chemnitz will be a European Capital of Culture, promises great opportunities for interaction with the region. As part of the preparations, representatives of the IMS visited the venue and the TU Chemnitz on 23 and 24 October 2023. The delegation included Prof. Juan Manuel Ramirez Cortes, President of the IMS, and Mr. Joseph Max Cortner, former President of the IMS. The delegation had the opportunity to learn about the current research work of the Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology and about the conditions in Chemnitz.
Delegation meeting with representatives of the region
Prof. Dr. Anja Strobel, Vice President for Research and University Development at TU Chemnitz, had invited the delegation to meet with representatives from the university and the region. "We are very pleased that this renowned conference is being hosted in Chemnitz and that we are able to welcome the delegation to our university. The TU Chemnitz supports this event, which will certainly be a success not only for the university but also for the city and the region," said Prof. Strobel.
Dr Tommy Jehmlich, the representative of the city of Chemnitz, informed the delegation about the concept and preparations of the city of Chemnitz as a Capital of Culture 2025. Prof. Nils Krömer, Plant Manager of Siemens AG, Chemnitz, is pleased that the conference will focus on measurement technology as a key discipline in the technical and scientific field. Karsten Schulze, Managing Director of FDTech GmbH, Chemnitz, and Dirk Vogel, Managing Director of RKW Sachen and Network Manager at AMZ Sachsen, see special opportunities for the region and for increasing the city's attractiveness for experts and skilled workers.
"The talks with the delegation and the representatives from the region were very intensive. With the support of the TU Chemnitz, the city of Chemnitz, and the regional economy, we were able to convince the delegation of our location," said Prof. Derbel. "We are looking forward to the strong motivation that unites us with all the partners and that Chemnitz is thus gaining a lot of international interest. Such a large conference with participants from all over the world brings many benefits for science and business in the region. Companies can participate in the conference with tutorials, workshops, and as exhibitors. With various formats, we also want to organise competitions for students and pupils and bring them into contact with scientists from all over the world," added Prof. Kanoun.
Keyword: Events of the professorship Measurement and Sensor Technology
The Chair of Measurement and Sensor Technology has a long tradition of organising world-renowned conferences. Since 2008, the Chair has organised the annual International Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy (IWIS). In 2022, it brought the IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Virtual Environments for Measurement Systems and Applications (CIVEMSA) to Chemnitz. In June 2024, the chair plans to bring the IEEE Conference Robotic and Sensor Environments (ROSE) to Chemnitz as well.
(Author: Prof. Dr. Olfa Kanoun)