It will be a key event for everyone involved in weighing by bringing together researchers, industry and authorities from all over the world. During the three days there will be a large number of presentations on state-of-the-art developments regarding scientific, legal and applied metrology. Moreover, it is an excellent opportunity to meet relevant stakeholders from all over the world. The focus of the first edition is ‘Weighing in a global digital world’.

The conference includes a scientific metrology track focussed on research with respect to weighing. It will give the opportunity for everyone to present their research and discuss the ideas with interested experts. We are keen on hearing your ideas for a presentation. Interested researchers and other stakeholders are invited to submit an abstract of their presentations.

The main topics of the scientific metrology track are:

New definition of kilogram

The new definition of the kilogram became applicable in 2019. This new definition results in many changes in different related areas. Key topics related to the new definition of kilogram include: force, mass & torque.


The digitalisation of weighing solutions will have an impact on a wide range of aspects. All this comes with challenges that need to be tackled and opportunities to improve processes and products. Key topics include: digital twins, digital calibration certificates, digital documentation, remote services, remote verification & machine learning.

New method development

Mass can be used for numerous measurements by using different methods. New methods can be development for new measurements. Moreover, current measurement methods can be improved to make them easier or more reliable.

How to apply?

You can send your two-page abstract (in English) to The deadline for the submission of abstracts is Friday 16 September 2022 by using the attached template. With the evaluation by the scientific metrology programme committee taking place before Friday 21 October 2022. All researchers that submitted an abstract will be contacted shortly after the evaluation and be informed about the next steps.

The venue

The conference will take place in Hotel Hafen in Hamburg. Hamburg is Germany’s second biggest town and known for being a centre of international trade for centuries. From Hotel Hafen you will have a great view on the historical harbour and centre.

More information on the conference and registration to participate as attendee can be found on: You will also receive more information in due course. For more questions please don’t hesitate to contact the organisation via

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the first International Conference of Weighing in 2023.

Luis Cachón

ICW President