The Metrology Society of Australasia (MSA) warmly invites you to attend its 12th Biennial Conference at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Queensland, Australia where we welcome this opportunity to promote collaboration and engagement within the scientific and metrology community throughout Australasia.
The conference provides an informal environment for scientists, researchers, stakeholders and practitioners to present and discuss technical developments, innovation and the infrastructure supporting the measurement industry.

Conference Themes

The conference will focus on the theme of ‘Realising the Value of Metrology’ which will promote the importance of the science and practice of measurement within government, business, and industry.
It is the intention to bring together members of the measurement community to participate in the discussion/development of measurement best practice and in particular, our focus is on how this value adds to the quality of manufactured goods, services, industrial development, and international competitiveness.
The programme will allow for a mix of case studies, presentations and workshops.

Scientific Program

The conference program includes:

Plenary talks by invited speakers presenting exciting and topical views on measurement.
Case studies are examples of measurements in industrial situations, ranging from the impact of improved measurement on business, through technical or managerial solutions, to new measurement systems.
Research papers report on any measurement-related research, including sensors, new methods and techniques, data processing, calibration systems, and measurement uncertainty.
Preference given to applied metrology papers.
Workshops and forums address specific and common measurement problems. The sessions are open to questions from participants and led by appropriate experts, e.g., from industry, national measurement institutes, or applications engineers. If you would like to offer a workshop, or have a topic you would like addressed, please approach the conference organisers at

Submission of Abstracts

If you wish to present a Case Study or Research Paper, please email a short abstract and biography to Oral or Poster presentation is optional. For research papers, a written paper is also required. For case studies, a written paper is requested, but is optional. Oral presentations are 15 minutes + questions. Posters must fit within A0 portrait dimensions. Click below to download the template for producing a written paper.

Paper Template (MS Word)

Key Dates

  • Call for Abstracts: 20 March 2017
  • Abstracts Submission: 30 May 2017
  • Notification of Acceptances: 18 June 2017
  • Early Bird Registration closes: 31 May 2017 26 June 2017
  • Submission of full papers: 1 August 2017
  • Conference Starts: 11 September 2017