Welcome to the Sensor and Measurement Science International Conference SMSI 2021!


The successful story of scientific conferences in the field of sensors and measurement technology in Nuremberg dates back more than 30 years.


In the context of the leading international trade fair SENSOR+TEST, several institutions and organizations have created sustainable networks for research and development specialists as well as for joint scientific projects.


Feeling the need to concentrate the power of the long-lasting AMA experience from conferences, symposia and expert sessions in one common event with international visibility, the idea of the Sensor and Measurement Science International was born.


SMSI 2021 follows a holistic approach for measurement and metrology including the strong impact of the ongoing digital transformation. Hence, this event will bring together experts from sensors and instrumentation, measurement science, and metrological infrastructure. Together with our partners from industry, from academia, as well as from the national and international metrology institutions, it is our intention to develop the biannual SMSI Conference series to one of the globally and scientifically leading events in these three fields of measurement.


We had planned the start of this SMSI Conference series already for June 2020. Because the response was overwhelming we were able to plan a three-day program with five parallel sessions and internationally world-renowned plenary speakers. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we had to postpone the first Conference to May 2021.


Now we want to take a new start and make the Conference planning a success. The SMSI 2021, Sensor and Measurement Science International Conference, will be held at the Nuremberg Exhibition Center from 3 to 6 May 2021. And the important news is: The 2021 SMSI Conference will be held as a face-to-face-virtual-hybrid event - physically in Nuremberg parallel to the SENSOR+TEST trade fair and virtually for speakers and visitors at any place. The virtual part of the conference will include live broadcasts of all lectures from Nuremberg as well as lectures from any parts of the world. We believe that this will give even more scientists and industry members the chance to become part of the SMSI community.


All the plenary speakers and many authors of overview papers have already declared their willingness to participate again. Therefore, it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate at SMSI 2021. Please submit your Short Paper by 30 November 2020 at https://www.smsi-conference.com/submission-short-papers


We are looking forward to your participation!


Prof. G. Gerlach                   Professor Sommer
General Chair
Gerneral Co-Chair
Prof. Dr. Gerald Gerlach
Technische Universität Dresden,
Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Sommer
Technische Universität Ilmenau,




Supporting Institutions