CMS issues call for annual metrology conference papers


The Coordinate Metrology Society® (CMS) has formally issued a call for technical papers for the 35th annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference (CMSC) to be held July 22 – 26, in Orlando, Florida. The CMSC provides an inclusive knowledge platform for subject matter experts from the portable and traditional Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) communities. Author practitioners are encouraged to submit abstracts covering technological advancements, research findings, successful implementations, and best practices. Authors must submit their abstracts to the CMS by March 8, 2019. Since 1984, more than 525 original technical papers have been presented to the eminent membership association for measurement professionals worldwide. The organization maintains a digital library of more than 100 technical papers delivered at the CMSC over the past 12 years. Ideal for research, this is the most comprehensive repository of metrology knowledge and information in the world.

The Coordinate Metrology Society Conference is a premier venue for metrology practitioners and scientific researchers. The CMS seeks original, expert contributions or major developments in previously reported work on topics that include, but are not limited to: case studies, technology benchmarks, metrology solutions for automation, process control, assembly, and more, as well as other Smart Factory trends that unlock the potential of 3D metrology technologies. Each new harvest of technical papers serves to introduce next-generation ideas and forge a collaborative bridge between professionals with different skill levels, as metrology becomes more impactful across the manufacturing domain than any time before.

Submissions are accepted from master practitioners working in the portable and traditional CMM fields. Commercial content is not accepted by the CMS. All technical papers that are presented at CMSC 2019 will be reviewed, scored, and selected by the CMS executive committee for publication in the prestigious Journal of the CMSC. Authors and researchers are also encouraged to cite CMSC technical papers if referenced in their own technical papers. The comprehensive CMSC Technical Paper Guidelines document can be downloaded at

Each abstract is peer-reviewed by the CMS executive committee, and if selected, the author will receive a Notification of Acceptance on April 5, 2019. Conference registration and membership fees are waived for accepted individual speakers. In the case of multiple authors, the CMS will waive one conference registration and membership fee.

The Coordinate Metrology Society supports the ongoing development and career advancement needs of expert and novice metrologists. A record-breaking 28 authoritative technical papers and presentations were delivered in the 2018 CMSC conference programming. Attendees experienced a wide range of topics including automated part inspection using CNC machine probing, laser tracking measuring systems with an integrated traceable frequency comb, and automated Coordinate Measuring Machine uncertainty analysis. Speakers represented many leaders in the field: Boeing South Carolina, Tusas Engine Industries Inc., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Newport News Shipbuilding, Boeing Canada, Metrosage llc, Electroimpact, Argonne National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Labs, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Physical Laboratory (NPL-UK), Missouri University of Science and Technology, Tianjin University, Chinese Academy of Science, and University of Bath Mechanical Engineering.