Think Tank D

MINET Think Tank D: Decision-making & Impact Assessment event

13 May 2009

Wageningen, The Netherlands 


 Think tank event D will address the questions:

How can decisions be made based on Perceptual Measurements?

What are the impacts?

Outline Program

09.30 – 09.55 Coffee & registration
10.00 – 10.15 MINET Introduction & Welcome
  (Prof Birgitta Berglund, Stockholm University, SE, Leslie Pendrill, SP, SE)
10.20 – 11.25 Decisions-making when Measuring the Impossible – Think Tank Discussions in plenum
  (Prof Birgitta Berglund, Stockholm University, SE, Leslie Pendrill, SP, SE)
11.30 – 12.00 Introductory educational lecture – “Science versus Justice: the case of Lucia de B”
  (Prof Richard Gill, Mathematical Institute, Leiden University, NL)
12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH
13.05 – 13.45 “Probabilistic health impact assessment for decisions on food safety”
  (Hilko van der Voet, Wageningen UR, NL)
14.00 – 15.00 Three break-out discussion groups
(preferably mixing: I Generic Metrology; II Man as Instrument; III Measuring Man)
14.30 COFFEE during break-out discussions
15.05 – 15.45 Synthesis of break-out discussions
15.45 – 17.00 Conclusions & Initiatives
  (Leslie Pendrill, SP, SE, Prof Birgitta Berglund, Stockholm University, SE)


Please confirm your participation in the think tank by sending an email to the organiser, with subject: registration MINET Think Tank. Registration is free of charge. The final deadline for registration is 1st April 2009.


The think tank will rake place at Hof van Wageningen, Lawickse Allee 9, 6701 AN Wageningen, the Netherlands. For more information, see


Hof van Wageningen has accommodation facilities available. You can book your room through their website: We have reserved rooms especially for this event. Please mention “Measuring the Impossible” in your booking.


The local organiser of this MINET Think Tank D event is Biometris:
Gerie van der Heijden
Phone: +31 317 480750 Website: or here and

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MINET Workshop 3

14 – 15th May 2009, Wageningen, The Netherlands

MINET Workshop 4

10 – 12th November 2009, National Physical Laboratory, UK


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