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Metrology, Measurement and Ontology

  • organisations
  • measuring the impossible, soft metrology
  • ontology (philosphical)
  • ontology (practical)

Metrology organisations

BIPM International Bureau of Weights & Measures http://www.bipm.org/

EURAMET e.V. The European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET, http://www.euramet.eu) is a Regional Metrology Organisation (RMO) of Europe.

IMEKO International Measurement Confederation http://www.imeko.org/

Dietrich Hofmann, Gerhard Linß (2003): INTERNET METROLOGY, THE NEW APPROACH TO MEASUREMENT. 45 YEARS SCIENTIFIC-TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS WITH IMEKO XVII IMEKO World Congress Metrology in the 3rd Millennium June 22−27, 2003, Dubrovnik, Croatia http://www.imeko.org/publications/wc-2003/PWC-2003-TC7-009.pdf

OIML: International Organization of Legal Metrology

WELMEC (European Cooperation in Legal Metrology: http://www.welmec.org/

See also List of instruments-specific advice: http://www.oiml.org/publications/

International Vocabulary of Metrology - Basic and General Concepts and Associated Terms (VIM http://www.oiml.org/publications/V/V002-200-e07.pdf Focuses on calibration and uncertainty aspects of a sensor - Annex A contains "concept diagrams"

IUPAC is also active in this area.

IUPAC Chemistry and Human Health Division IFCC Scientific Division Committee – Subcommittee on Nomenclature for Properties and Units (C-SC-NPU) http://www.iupac.org/divisions/VII/VII.C.1/C-SC-NPU_Paris_April_09_draft_minutes.pdf

Rene Dybkaer An Ontology on Property - For Physical, Chemical and Biological Systems April 2010 http://ontology.iupac.org/ontology.pdf (announcement on QUOMOS mailing list)

IUPAC Metrological Traceability of Measurement Results in Chemistry: Concepts and Implementation http://old.iupac.org/reports/provisional/abstract09/debievre_prs.pdf Ongoing project: http://www.iupac.org/web/ins/2001-010-3-500

UK NPL Software Support for Metrology programme:

Pointer, M R New directions - soft metrology requirements for support from mathematics, statistics and software: recommendations for the Software Support for Metrology programme 2004-2007. CMSC 20/03, April 2003 http://publications.npl.co.uk/npl_web/pdf/cmsc20.pdf

MINET Measuring the impossible

MINET Measuring the impossible is a research network (funded by EU) focusing on a range of "human sensor" and "sensing the human" research topics.

EU Project Measuring the Impossible http://minet.wordpress.com/

Rossi, G, B (2009): Cross-disciplinary concepts and terms in measurement, Measurement 42(9), November, 2009 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2009.03.016

Rossi, G, B (2009): Measurability, Measurement 40(6), July, 2007 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2007.02.003

Mari, L. (2003) Measurement 34(1), July 2003 Epistemology of measurement http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0263-2241(03)00016-2

Aldo Frigerio, Alessandro Giordani & Luca Mari (forthcoming). Outline of a General Model of Measurement. Synthese. Aldo Frigerio, Alessandro Giordani & Luca Mari (forthcoming). Outline of a General Model of Measurement. Synthese DOI 10.1007/s11229-009-9466-3. [1]

Holger Andreas Ontological Aspects of Measurement Axiomathes (2008) 18:379–394 DOI 10.1007/s10516-008-9039-y http://www.springerlink.com/content/y86uu808827l7807/fulltext.pdf

Luca Mari, Valentina Lazzarotti and Raffaella Manzini Measurement in soft systems: Epistemological framework and a case study Measurement 42(2), February 2009, Pages 241-253 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2008.06.004

Giovanni B. Rossi and Birgitta Berglund XIX IMEKO World Congress Fundamental and Applied Metrology September 6−11, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal MEASUREMENT RELATED TO HUMAN PERCEPTION AND INTERPRETATION – STATE OF THE ART AND CHALLENGES http://www.imeko.org/publications/wc-2009/IMEKO-WC-2009-WS-486.pdf

L. Finkelstein and M. S. Leaning (1984) A review of the fundamental concepts of measurement Measurement 2(1) January-March 1984 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0263-2241(84)90020-4

L. Finkelstein, M. El-hami, R. Ginger, Conceptual design of instrument systems utilising physical laws, Measurement, Volume 23, Issue 1, January 1998, Pages 9-13, ISSN 0263-2241, DOI: 10.1016/S0263-2241(98)00003-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0263-2241(98)00003-7

More refs: http://minet3repository.wordpress.com/measurement-domains/measurement-concepts-terminology/measurement-concepts-terminology-papers/

Juan Miguel López, Rosa Gil, Roberto García, Idoia Cearreta, Nestor Garay Towards an ontology for describing emotions http://rhizomik.net/html/~roberto/papers/jmlrgrgicng-wsks08.pdf

MINET references related to terminology efffort in chemistry (IUPAC)

This sub-community uses Protometrology = the science of observations

René Dybkaer An Ontology on Property for Physical, Chemical, and Biological Systems APMIS Suppl. 2004 (117):1-210. PMID: 15588029 http://www.iupac.org/publications/ci/2005/2703/bw1_dybkaer.html

René Dybkaer The meaning of ‘concentration’ Accred Qual Assur (2007) 12:661–663 DOI 10.1007/s00769-007-0316-z http://www.springerlink.com/content/u3k2g12325358x72/fulltext.pdf

Xavier Fuentes-Arderiu Vocabulary of terms in protometrology Accred Qual Assur (2006) 11:640–643 DOI 10.1007/s00769-006-0201-1

Rene Dybkaer Metrology and protometrology: the ordinal question Accred Qual Assur (2007) 12:553–557 http://www.springerlink.com/index/x215q235r012075l.pdf

Rene Dybkaer Description of chemical systems by their properties Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 1719–1723, 2008. doi:10.1351/pac200880081719

Ontology (philosophy) of measurement and of science and misc.

(less directly applicable resources)

Arne Kjellman Constructive Systems Science - the Only Remaining Alternative? Doctoral Thesis in June 2003 http://people.dsv.su.se/~kjellman/avhandling/Thesis-net.pdf

Ingvar Johansson Functions and Shapes in the Light of the International System of Units Preprint version of a paper published in Metaphysica. International Journal for Ontology & Metaphysics (2008) 9:93-117. http://hem.passagen.se/ijohansson/function5.pdf member of the ontolog mailing list for UoM

Marcel Boumans (2005), Measurement in economic systems Measurement 38(4), December 2005 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.measurement.2005.09.003

Luciano Floridi Against digital ontology Synthese (2009) 168:151–178 DOI 10.1007/s11229-008-9334-6 http://www.springerlink.com/content/f06g187438542013/

Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic & Vincent C. Müller A Dialogue Concerning Two World Systems: Info-Computational vs. Mechanistic http://arxiv.org/pdf/0910.5001

Ontology (practical)

Work on ontologies for sensors and measurement instruments outside the scope of OGC SWE standards (especially in the context of measuring devices / instruments used in an "industrial" context)

Borst et al.

Pim Borst, Hans Akkermans, Anita Pos and Jan Top The PhysSys Ontology for Physical Systems http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/papers/Files/qr-workshops/QR95/Borst_1995_PhysSys_Ontology_Physical_Systems.pdf

Pim Borst and Hand Akkermans (1997) Engineering ontologies Int . J . Human – Computer Studies (1997) 46 , 365 – 406 http://doc.utwente.nl/18019/1/Borst97engineering.pdf

W. N. Borst Construction of Engineering Ontologies for Knowledge Sharing and Reuse, PhD Thesis Enschede http://doc.utwente.nl/17864/


OntoCAPE: http://www.avt.rwth-aachen.de/AVT/index.php?id=730

Jan Morbach, Andreas Wiesner,Wolfgang Marquardt OntoCAPE—A (re)usable ontology for computer-aided process engineering Computers and Chemical Engineering 33 (2009) 1546–1556 http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0098135409000362

J. Morbach, B. Bayer, A. Wiesner, A. Yang, W. Marquardt OntoCAPE 2.0 The Upper Level July 2008 http://www.avt.rwth-aachen.de/AVT/fileadmin/files/Service_software/Software_Simulation/The_Upper_Level.pdf

A. Wiesner, J. Morbach, A. Yang, B. Bayer, W. Marquardt Chemical Process Systems Technical Report LPT-2008-29 July 2008 http://www.avt.rwth-aachen.de/AVT/fileadmin/files/Service_software/Software_Simulation/Chemical_Process_Systems.pdf

R. Bogusch and W. Marquardt (1997) A formal representation of process model equations Computers chem. Engng Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. I 105-1115, 1997 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0098-1354(96)00321-3


Garbacz, P. 2006. Towards a standard taxonomy of artifact functions. Appl. Ontol. 1, 3-4 (Aug. 2006), 221-236. http://www.pawelgarbacz.webpark.pl/taxonomy.pdf

Singh et al + refs

R. Singh, K.V. Gernaey and R.Gani, An ontological knowledge-based system for the selection of process monitoring and analysis tools, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Volume 34, Issue 7, Process Modeling and Control in Drug Development and Manufacturing, 14 July 2010, Pages 1137-1154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compchemeng.2010.04.011

J. Shieh, J. E. Huber, N. A. Fleck, M. F. Ashby, The selection of sensors, Progress in Materials Science, Volume 46, Issues 3-4, 2001, Pages 461-504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0079-6425(00)00011-6

Jin B. Ong, Abu S. M. Masud, Osama K. Eyada, Senses: A knowledge-based sensor selection system, Computers & Industrial Engineering, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 1992, Pages 1-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0360-8352(92)90028-I.

CAPGO. (2007). Sensor glossary. http://www.capgo.com/Resources/Sensors/SensorGlossary.html

Carr, J. J., & Brown, J. M. (2008). Sensor terminology (3rd ed.). National Instruments. http://zone.ni.com/devzone/cda/ph/p/id/227


William Kent, Stephanie Leichner, Janowski Bruce Hamilton, Dan Hepner Measurement Data (Archive Report) http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/96/HPL-96-73.pdf

B. Chandrasekaran and John R. Josephson Function in Device Representation Engineering with Computers (2000) 16: 162–177 http://www.springerlink.com/content/mq5mfavyakx1r67h/fulltext.pdf

R.Dapoigny and P.Barlatier and L.Foulloy and E.Benoit A Functional and Behavioral Knowledge-based Implementation for Intelligent Sensors/Actuators https://www.aaai.org/Papers/FLAIRS/2004/Flairs04-025.pdf

Paul J. Fortier and Kiran Dasari Examining the Role of Metadata in Testing IED Detection Systems ITEA Journal 2009; 30: 421–433 http://www.itea.org/files/2009/2009%20Journal%20Files/Sept%202009/jite-30-03-421.pdf