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The 2015 International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) fosters the exchange of know-how between industry and academia. The conference strives to gather the industrial and scientific communities and to facilitate discussion and cross-collaborations in the field of measurement science and technology. To this purpose, two track events will take place in the I2MTC 2015:

1. Measurements in Railway Systems
2. Measurements in Pulsed Power Applications

Relevant tutorials will introduce measurement needs and recent developments in the railway and pulsed power topics. Relevant special sessions will allow participants to acquire or improve their knowledge of the scientific and industrial measurement aspects.

1. Measurements in Railway Systems
Since their inception, railways have heavily relied on state-of-the-art measurement techniques and development of the railway industry has been intertwined with that of novel approaches to the measurement of the quantities of interest, with the aim of achieving higher standards of safety, reliability, and interoperability of rolling stock.

Besides the traditional fields of mechanical and electrical measurements, which are still at the core of day-to-day operation, novel approaches allowing continuous and remote monitoring of the infrastructure or detailed real-time diagnostic are breaking new grounds and gaining importance in the railway industry.

This track event aims at gathering experts from all aspects of measurements for railway applications, in order to create an opportunity for discussion and cross-fertilization.
Suitable topics for this track event include, but are not limited to:

Measurements for interoperability
Pantograph-catenary interaction
Wheel-rail interaction
Rail geometry detection
Fotonic techniques for remote monitoring of railway infrastructure
Measurements on components and subsystems
Measurements of noise and vibrations
Electromagnetic compatibility measurements

Organizers:
Massimo Macucci, Bernardo Tellini, University of Pisa, Italy
Carlo Carganico, Italcertifer, Italy
Romano Giannetti, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
Andrea Mariscotti, University of Genoa, Italy

E-mail contact: m.macucci@mercurio.iet.unipi.it

2. Measurements in Pulsed Power Applications

 Advanced measurement techniques have played an important role in the field of pulsed power science and technology. Developments of industrial applications for pulsed power has been interlaced with that of novel methods and approaches to the measurement of the quantities of interest, with the aim of improving relevant technology standards.

The capability of developing a multiphysics analysis combining measurements of electromagnetic quantities with chemical, mechanical and biological characterization is a frontier challenge through which complex phenomena typical of pulsed power systems can be better investigated and contributions to the development of pulsed power industry can be derived.

This track event aims at gathering experts from all aspects of measurements for pulsed power applications, in order to create an opportunity for discussion and cross-fertilization.
Suitable topics for this track event include, but are not limited to:

Measurements for electromagnetic launchers
Characterization of fast electromagnetic transients
High power microwave measurements
Measurements for biological cells subject to pulsed electric fields
Characterization of dynamics of plasma jets and wire explosion by means of pulsed current technique
Measurements for pulsed laser technology

Organizers:
Pascale Lehmann, French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis, France
Bernardo Tellini, University of Pisa, Italy

E-mail contact: pascale.lehmann@isl.eu / bernardo.tellini@unipi.it