Announcement of Think Tank C

Measurement uncertainty when measuring the impossible

Rome, October 9 – 10, 2008

The Rome Think Tank Event is the third in a series of four meetings organised in the framework of the MINET (Measuring the Impossible NETwork) project.

The Rome Think Tank will revolve around a crucial topic of measurement in general and especially for Measuring the Impossible (MtI), i.e., how to detect, determine and express uncertainty. Uncertainty is a common ground for physical, psychological and social measurement and the expression of an increasing convergence between the so called hard and soft sciences, yet it is not often treated with the necessary awareness.

The Think Tank Event will be an occasion for dialogue and interdisciplinary scientific communication between, the metrological community which has championed the issue of uncertainty for years, and, scientists engaged in measuring the impossible in the various application fields. Such a dialogue will take place through discussions in plenum, working groups, and an educational lecture by a scholar in this field.

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Summary Programme

 

OCTOBER 9th, 2008: Afternoon (2.30pm – 5.00pm)

2.30pm – 3.10pm    INTRODUCTION TO THINK TANK EVENT C

– L PENDRILL, G B ROSSI, A CANCEDDA

3.10pm – 4.00pm    EDUCATIONAL LECTURE

– LEONARDO CANNAVÒ, University “La Sapienza” of Rome

“Uncertain Measures? A Comparison between Causal and Systemic Sciences from the Viewpoint of an Applied Methodologist”

4.15pm – 5.00pm    DISCUSSIONS IN PLENUM

  

OCTOBER 10TH, 2008: Morning (9.00am – 1.00pm)

9.00am – 9.30am    INTRODUCTION TO DISCUSSION GROUPS

– L PENDRILL

9.30am – 11.30am    BREAK OUT DISCUSSIONS GROUPS

11.30am – 12.30pm    GROUP REPORTS AND DISCUSSIONS

12.30pm – 1.00pm    CONCLUSIONS

– B BERGLUND, L PENDRILL, G QUINTI

  

Registration

Please confirm your participation in the Think Tank secretariat by e-mail (minet@scienzecittadinanza.org) or fax (+39-06-45435683)

Registration is free of charge. The final deadline for registration is September 15th, 2008.

Organisers

The local organiser of Think Tank Event C is LSC: Alessandra Cancedda: minet@scienzecittadinanza.org & Maresa Berliri: Postmaster@scienzecittadinanza.org

Workpackage 3 Coordinator is Leslie Pendrill, Technical Research Institute of Sweden (SP), leslie.pendrill@sp.se

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