Workshop 3

Measuring the Impossible
Third Workshop

Wageningen, The Netherlands

May 14th-15th, 2009

Workshop 3 Presentations

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Workshop 3 invitation

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Workshop aim

The workshop addresses interdisciplinary research and novel investigative methods for the measurement of multidimensional, complex phenomena mediated by human perception and interpretation: Measuring the Impossible.

It will be an occasion to share advancements, findings and achievements of research projects related to ‘impossible measurements’. This will be done in an open and unrestricted dialogue among the disciplines, interdisciplines and application areas of the physical, natural, psychological and social sciences. Projects funded within the EU-FP6 “Measuring the Impossible” initiative, as well as other research projects are welcome.

The workshop will be organised in sessions dedicated to specific topics within the Measuring the Impossible.

This workshop will focus on the presentation and discussion of methods and research in the following areas:

  • measurement theory
  • psychophysics
  • human perception
  • neuroscience, including fMRI
  • physical/physiological measurements including vision and audio
  • modelling including pattern recognition/machine learning/reasoning

This is the third “Measuring the Impossible” workshop and part of a series of events organised within the framework of the MINET (Measuring the Impossible NETwork) project, part of the EU-FP6 initiative Measuring the Impossible.

Preliminary Programme

Thursday, May 14

09:00 – 09:25 Registration
09:25 – 09:30 Opening address/announcements
Gerie van der Heijden 
 09:30 – 09:55 The role of subjective confidence in the regulation of memory accuracy
Asher Koriat, Project: Eyewitmem 
09:55 – 10:20 Exploring the metabolic driving forces behind tomato taste attributes
Patricia Menendez  
10:20 – 10:50  Coffee, Tea   
10:50 – 11:35 Invited speaker: Prof J. Koenderink – Sizing Up Mental Objects  
11.35 – 12:00 Significance of the Weibull distribution and its sub-models in natural image statistics
Victoria Yanulevskaya, Project: PERCEPT 
12:00 – 12:25 Eye movement-based parsing of brain activity reveals distinct visual processing streams
Jan Bernard Marsman, Project: PERCEPT 
12:25 – 13:30  Lunch  
13:30 – 13:55 Modelling of visual and tactile perception of textures in Syntex
Christian Eitzinger, Project: Syntex 
13:55 – 14:20 Development of a bio-mimetic tactile sensor for texture exploration
Florian de Boissieu, Project: MONAT 
14:20 – 14:45 Recording of vital parameters under mobile conditions
Wigand Poppendieck, Project: Feel Europe 
14:45 – 15:30 Coffee, Tea. Transport to Restaurant of the Future 
15:30 – 17:00 Talk and Tour Restaurant of the Future 
Rene de Wijk  
17:00 – 18:30 Drinks at Restaurant of the Future  
18:30 – approx. 21:00 Diner at Restaurant of the Future  
Approx. 21:00 Transport to hotel 

Friday, May 15

09:00 – 09:25 Measuring the Perception of Everyday Sounds
Hendrik Purwins, Project: CLOSED
09:25 – 09:50 Measurement of bowing gestures in violin performance
Erwin Schoonderwaldt, Project: Braintuning
09:50 – 10:25 Beatrice de Gelder, Project: COBOL
10:25 – 10:50 Coffee, Tea
10:50 – 11:35 Invited speaker: Prof H. Bekkering – Measuring Cognition
11:35 – 12:00 Functional imaging of somatosensation with multistimulus arrays
Dieter Kleinböhl , Project: SOMAPS
12:00 – 12:25 Perceptual Maps of the Body Surface: A Topological Approach to Body Perception
Jörg Trojan , Project: SOMAPSa
12:25 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 13:55 Psychophysiological Responses to Digital Games: Predictive Validity
Niklas Ravaja, Project: FUGA
13:55 – 14:20 Measuring game experience through self report and behavioural measures
Karolien Poels, Project: FUGA
14:20 – 14:45 Coffee, Tea
14:45 – 16:00 General discussion
Project: MINET


If you want to participate in the workshop, please register before April 1st by sending an email to, with the subject: registration MINET workshop


We have reserved room for presentations of relevant projects outside the EU-initiative Measuring the Impossible. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please contact the local organiser ( for further details as soon as possible.


Participation in the workshop is free of charge.


Hotel and Conference Centre Hof van Wageningen, Wageningen, the Netherlands.


Bookings can be made by sending an email to before April 1st. Please mention Measuring the Impossible in the booking. For prices see


MINET workshops and sessions at conferences are organised by:
· Biometris, The Netherlands: G.W.A.M. van der Heijden & H. van der Voet
· Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza, Italy: A. Cancedda
· University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: J. Drnovsek and G. Gersak
· National Physical Laboratory, UK: T. Goodman and S. Harris
· CURE, Austria: A. Geven

The local organiser of the 3rd Workshop is Biometris:
Gerie van der Heijden
Phone: +31 317 480750
Website: and

Related events

 Think Tank D, 13 May 2009

MINET Think Tank D on the subject of Decision Making and Impact Assessment will take place in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on 13 May 2009. For more information see: think tank D

4th Measuring the Impossible Workshop, 10 – 12th November 2009, London (UK).

More information is available on the MINET website: Workshop 4

 Further information

Registration for the e-MINET network is open!
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