Although by the time you read this we shall be well into autumn and we all will be back at work again, I am writing this in the warm days of August when everyone else seems to be away. The main event of the last week was the meeting of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) Council in London and the excellent but slightly unexpected decision to hold the 2018 World Congress in the United Kingdom. There were strong bids from Hungary and Germany, but our delegation led by Ken Grattan had put in a great deal of effort that finally paid off.
Notice of Elections: Institute Officers 2014, for:
- Honorary Treasurer
- Vice Presidents (four)
Professor John Perkins has recently published his Review of Engineering Skills, on behalf of the UK Government Department of Business Innovation & Skills. It is downloadable from here: Perkins Review (361.89 kB)
Institute Applauds its Members
At a near full-house occasion at the Glaziers Hall, home to the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers, the Institute acknowledged the achievements of three of its members.
The 2014 United Kingdom Automatic Control Council (UKACC) International Conference on Control (Control 2014) will be the tenth in this now well established series of prestigious biennial events. The conference will take place at Loughborough UK from the 9th to the 11th of July 2014, and will be organised and hosted by Loughborough University. I am pleased to attach the call for papers and would be delighted to welcome you to Loughborough for this much anticipated event.
Further information on the conference in general, registration procedures, paper submission and the research student pre-conference workshop can be found on the conference website, http://www.control2014.lboro.ac.uk