CIE signs the Joint Statement of Intent "On the digital transformation in the international scientific and quality infrastructure"
The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) signed the Joint Statement of Intent On the digital transformation in the international scientific and quality infrastructure on 19 August 2022. The joint statement is part of an ongoing initiative by the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) and its Task Group on the Digital SI (CIPM-TG-DSI) to develop and establish a world-wide uniform and secure data exchange format based on the International System of Units (SI). It provides a platform for the signatory organizations to come together to indicate their support, in a way appropriate to their particular organization, to the development, implementation, and promotion of the SI Digital Framework as part of a wider digital transformation of the international scientific and quality infrastructure.
When CIE President Dr Peter Blattner signed the joint statement he stated that "Digitalisation is a profound change in our society. The International System of Units is the backbone for all areas of measurement and assessment. In order to transfer measurement processes into the digital world, harmonised approaches are needed to ensure traceability to the "digital SI" in a trustworthy way. The CIE supports this very important initiative and is ready to actively participate."
The other signatories to the joint statement are the BIPM, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Science Council (ISC) and its Committee on Data (CODATA).
The International Commission on Illumination – also known as the CIE from its French title, the Commission Internationale de l´Eclairage – is devoted to world-wide cooperation and the exchange of information on all matters relating to the science and art of light and lighting, colour and vision, photobiology and image technology. The Commission works with experts from National Metrology Institutes, calibration and testing laboratories, measuring instrument manufacturers and users to develop international standards and guidelines and has collaborated closely with the metrology community since its foundation in 1913.