TEMPMEKO 2016 Symposium & Exposition


TEMPMEKO 2016 LogoOnline — The Symposium on Temperature and Thermal Measurements in Industry and Science is one of the most important international scientific event held every three years under the auspices of TC12 IMEKO – International Measurement Confederation.

The XIII Symposium, TEMPMEKO 2016, will be held in Zakopane, Poland between 26.06 and 1.07. 2016.

The Symposium aim is the exchange of information and views among the members of international scientific community, professional metrologists, manufacturers of measurement equipment, engineers and students working in the field of the temperature metrology.

Main Topics

The main topics of the Symposium sessions will cover a wide range of subjects related to the temperature metrology from fundamental aspects like:

  • the new definition of kelvin,
  • thermodynamic temperature determinations,
  • novel fixed points,
  • sensors and methods,
  • techniques for traceable temperature dissemination,
  • thermophysical properties, standard reference materials and,
  • thermal measurements in different areas: industry, medicine, nanotechnology, meteorology etc.

An unusually large number of prospective participants have expressed interest in the Symposium,
and the response from authors has been very encouraging. The submitted abstracts have been
reviewed and 432 have been accepted for presentation.

The authors have been informed about the status of their papers.

All revised abstracts will be processed by 29 February.

The abstracts have the following distribution by topic: 
– Fundamental aspects and standards
– Temperature methods and sensors
– Humidity and moisture
– Thermophysical quantities and Standard Reference Materials
– Traceability and dissemination
– Applications of temperature and other thermal measurements
– Meteorology and climate.

Abstracts were submitted from all geographical regions of the world.

Five Keynote speakers have been invited by the IPC to present the following lectures:
– Roger Atkinson, WMO, Thermal measurements for monitoring climate change,
 Boris Khlevnoy, VNIIOFI, Advances and prospects in high temperature radiometry,
 Michael de Podesta, NPL, The definition of the kelvin in the new SI: its derivation,
implementation and implications,
– Jifeng Qu, NMI, The status and future of Johnson noise thermometry,
– Gregory Strouse, NIST, Thermal measurement challenges in advanced manufacturing.  

At the Symposium the papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions.

The Conference will be accompanied by an exhibition of manufacturers who will present their products. Several satellite meetings will be organized in conjunction with TEMPMEKO 2016.

Full papers will be eligible for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Thermophysics, subject to meeting the required standards.

Please note that the deadline for submission of papers to the IJoT Tempmeko 2016 Special Issue is 30 June 2016.

Papers must be submitted directly via the IJoT Editorial Manager website (https://www.editorialmanager.com/ijot/).  They will be subject to peer review to ensure that they are of the appropriate quality and interest, and demonstrate a significant scientific or technical advance.

Authors should be careful to observe the editorial and other requirements of the journal.


The Symposium is organized by the W. Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences – INTiBS under the auspices of TC12 IMEKO – International Measurement Confederation.

Download the Meeting Flyer (in PDF Format)


All participants, including Invited Speakers, are requested to register online .Please note: the Early Registration Fee will finish on 1 March 2016!

Please note that the Organizer will issue 2 invoices:
1. Fee for registartion with 23% VAT
2. Accommodation without VAT (polish: VAT Mar?a).


The Conference venue will be at the Hotel Belvedere which offers suitable conference halls, luxury rooms and good restaurants. The architecture and decor of the hotel interiors refers to 1920s what creates a warm and unique atmosphere.

Symposium Office

The Congress Office will be located in the ground floor of the Hotel.

The official language of the congress is English. No translation will be provided.


The exhibition area will be located next to the Congress halls at coffee break. It is the exhibitor responsibility to deliver promotion and exhibition materials.

The information to be printed in conference materials – sponsor description – should be delivered before May 15, 2016.

History of Symposium

2013 Madeira, Portugal
2010 Portoroz, Slovenia (TEMPMEKO & ISHM)
2007 Lake Louise, Canada
2004 Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia
2001 Berlin, Germany
1999 Delft, The Netherlands
1996 Torino, Italy
1993 Prague, Czech Republic
1990 Helsinki, Finland
1987 Sheffield, United Kingdom
1984 Suhl, East Germany (GDR)
1981 Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia

Symposium Website: http://www.tempmeko2016.pl

Anna Szmyrka-Grzebyk : NOC Chair

Graham Machin and Richard Rusby: Co-Chairs of IPC