** Abstract Submission Deadline Extended until 30th June 2017 ** 

Welcome to APMF 2017

Asian-Pacific Symposium on Measurement of Mass, Force and Torque

Technical field: Mass, Force, Torque and Density

(Extended to Hardness, Pressure, Vacuum and Gravimetry)

19 – 23 November 2017

Krabi, Thailand


** Abstract Submission Deadline Extended until 30th June 2017 **


** Abstract Submission Deadline Extended until 30th June 2017 **


Dear colleagues,

It is our great pleasure and honoured to host the coming Asia-Pacific Symposium on Measurement of Mass, Force and Torque (APMF 2017) in Krabi, Thailand on 19th to 23rd November 2017. The APMF 2017, which is the 13th symposium, will extend the scope of topics to cover the area of mass, force, torque, density, hardness, pressure, vacuum and gravity. This symposium will be co-sponsored with International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) TC-3.

The APMF 2017 is bringing together metrologists and researchers to discuss issues such as measurement techniques, traceability, dissemination and practical applications related to industries. This symposium will consist of expert speakers and poster presentation sessions, along with an innovative technical tour in Krabi.

Krabi, being the venue of the APMF 2017, lies along the coast of the Andaman sea in the Southern Thailand. This province will provide you plentiful natural attractions including sandy beaches, crystal clear water, extensive coral reefs and numerous caves and waterfalls.

Please, come to join the APMF 2017, to learn something new and to let others learn from you. Come to enjoy the Thai way. We are looking forward to welcoming you and making your life somewhat different, at least for a few days!!!

I look forward to seeing you all in Krabi.

Ms. Ajchara Charoensook

Chairman of APMF 2017

International Program Committee (IPC)

  • Dae Im Kang, Chairman, Korea
  • Koji Ogushi, Vice-chairman, Japan
  • Zhang Yue, Vice-chairman, China
  • Ajchara Charoensook, Vice-chairman, Thailand
  • Jin Wan Chung, Korea
  • Kitty Fen, Australia
  • Lee Shin Mean, Singapore
  • Sheau-Shi Pan, Chinese Taipei
  • Yon-Kyu Park, Korea
  • Masaaki Ueki, Japan
  • Zhang Zhimin, China
  • Wang Jian, China
  • Sheng-Jui Chen, Chinese Taipei
  • Anil Kumar, India
  • Takanori Yamazaki, Japan
  • Rungsiya Sukhon, Thailand

National Organization Committee (NOC)

  • Ajchara Charoensook, Chairman
  • Anusorn Tonmueanwai, Vice-chairman
  • Tassanai Sanponpute, Secretary
  • Rugkanawan Wongpithayadisai, Secretary
  • Wirun Laopornpichayanuwat, Secretary
  • Nittaya Arksonnarong, Secretary
  • Chanchai Amornsakun
  • Rungsiya Sukhon
  • Likit Sainoo
  • Nattapon Saenkhum
  • Chompoonoot Hirunyapruk
  • Tasanee Priruenrom
  • Jeerasak Pitakarnnop
  • Suwat Phanakulwijit


The content of symposium includes the following topics related to measurements in mass, force, torque, density, hardness, pressure, vacuum and gravimetry:

Fundamental Aspects

  • Redefinition of Kilogram
  • New Concepts in Mass Metrology and Weighing Technology
  • Dynamic Force, Torque, Density, Hardness, Pressure, Vacuum and Gravimetry Measurements
  • Multi-component Techniques for Force and Torque Measurements
  • Force and Torque Metrology in the Micro and Nano Range

Traceability and Dissemination

  • Calibration Procedures and Facilities
  • Transfer Standards and Uncertainty Evaluations
  • Inter-laboratory Comparisons
  • Accreditation of Laboratories
  • Other Activities Concerning these Topics

Instrumentation and Methods

  • Mass Standards and Balances
  • Force, Torque, Density, Hardness, Pressure and Vacuum Standard Machines and Facilities
  • Sensor and Actuator Development
  • Other Related Methods and Instruments


  • Materials Testing Machines
  • Force and Torque Transducers in Robotics and Automation
  • Load Cells, Weighing and Density Measurement Instruments
  • Other Applications

Important Dates


  • Abstract Submission Deadline Extended until 30th June 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance : 17th July 2017
  • Submission of Full Manuscripts : 31st August 2017


19th of November 2017

  • Registration
  • Welcome reception

20th and 21st of November 2017

  • Invited lectures
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster sessions
  • Banquet dinners
  • Closing ceremony (on 21st)

22nd and 23rd of November 2017

  • Technical and cultural tour


Tentative program


The official language of the symposium is ENGLISH.

No translation will be provided.


Registration Fee

Early-bird rate (Baht)

(payment received by 15th September)

On-site rate (Baht)
Participant 23,000 30,000
Accompanying Person   8,500 13,000


  • The participant fee of 23,000 baht includes all APMF 2017 meeting and activities with daily lunch, coffee breaks, welcome reception, symposium banquet and technical and cultural tour.
  • Accompanying person fee of 8,500 baht includes welcome reception, symposium banquet and technical and cultural tour.

Registration Requirement

  • Registrations are accepted through the symposium webpage: http://apmf2017.nimt.or.th/register/
  • Each registered author can submit up to two accepted papers for publication in the symposium proceedings.

Payment Methods

Payment by Bank Transfer (all charge payable directly by the payer):

Account Name:           The Fund for National Metrology System Development

Account Number:        148-0-11593-2

Bank Name:                Krung Thai Bank Public Company Limited

Bank Branch:               Rungsit – Nakhonnayok Klong 4

Bank Address:             91 Moo 2, Rungsit – Nakhonnayok Road, Bueng Yitho, Thanyaburi,

Pathum Thani, 12130 Thailand

Swift Code:                  KRTHTHBK

  • To receive the early-bird rate, please make a payment through the bank transfer by 15th September 2017. A copy of bank transfer receipt shall be submitted via electronic mail as the evidence of payment.
  • E-mail : apmf2017@nimt.or.th


Submission of Abstracts

Prospective authors who wish to present their work at APMF2017 are invited to submit abstracts describing the work and its originality and significance.

The abstracts should contain the following information:

  • Paper title
  • Name(s) of author(s)
  • Affiliation(s)
  • Contact information
  • Keywords (within 5 words)
  • Abstract of 200 words to 600 words
  • Preferred presentation style (oral or poster)

The abstracts  must be prepared according with the rules described in the following template file: .MSword Abstract Template. Electronic abstracts and full papers must be in PDF format.

Author Login                    Reviewer Login


The best papers are possibly selected and authors are invited to publish an enhanced version of the papers in the e-journal of the Confederation IMEKO, Acta IMEKO (The updated flyer of the journal can be accessed through http://acta.imeko.org/index.php/acta-imeko). 


Symposium Location and Accommodation

Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort, Krabi, Thailand


  • Conference Rooms                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


  • Accommodation


Special room rates for Guests

Superior room (45 sqm)   :           5,000 Baht net include ABF per room per night (4,212.30 Baht + 787.70 Baht)

Luxury (54 sqm)               :           6,000 Baht net include ABF per room per night (5,054.76 Baht + 945.24 Baht)

Junior Suite (72 sqm)       :           7,800 Baht net include ABF per room per night (6,571.19 Baht + 1,228.81 Baht)

Prestige Suite (100 sqm)  :           11,800 Baht net include ABF per room per night (9,941.03 Baht + 1,958.97 Baht)

Opera Suite pool access (103 sqm) :           13,800 Baht net include ABF per room per night (11,625.95 Baht + 2,174.05 Baht)

Extra bed                          :           1,800 Baht net include ABF per room per night

Note 1 : Above rates are inclusive of breakfast, service charge, government tax & provincial tax.

Note 2 : Special room rates to be extended for 3 nights before and after the symposium period. 

The booking process

 In order to receive the special room rates, please follow guide for room booking.



Correspondence and Future Information

Correspondence and Future Information

Ms. Rugkanawan Wongpithayadisai

Secretary of APMF 2017

National Institute of Metrology (Thailand) (NIMT)

3/4 – 5 Moo 3, Klong 5, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, 12120, Thailand

TEL: + (66) 2577 – 5100 / FAX: + (66) 2577 – 3658

E-mail: secretariat.apmf2017@nimt.or.th

Webpage: http://apmf2017.nimt.or.th

Exhibition & Sponsors