Programmes > Preliminary Programme

a) Conference programme

Tuesday, 15th September 2009

Participants’ registration

Wednesday – Friday, 16th – 18th September 2009

Plenary lectures
Poster sessions
Workshops/ Training course

b) Training Course

Title: Statistics in PT - From homogeneity and stability testing to consensus means and proficiency assessment
Dr Michael Koch from Stuttgart University, Germany
Dr Piotr Robouch from Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) of the Joint Research Centre European Commission, Belgium.

The jungle of standards and guidelines for the statistical treatment of PT data
Stability and homogeneity evaluation
Practical examples of stability and homogeneity evaluation
Assigned values and statistical methods for calculation, if consensus mean is used
Assigned values and statistical methods for calculation, if consensus mean is used
The Algorithm A in detail
Practical examples
Scoring procedures in PT and how to determine the standard deviation for proficiency assessment
Practical Examples for scoring procedures
Final discussion

Duration: 7 hours without coffee breaks and lunch break

The course will be held either in one of the conference days or in two-half conference days

References: ISO/IEC Guide 43-1:1997
Proficiency testing by interlaboratory comparisons -- Part 1: Development and operation of proficiency testing schemes
ISO 13528:2005
Statistical Methods for use in Proficiency Testing by Interlaboratory comparisons
IUPAC Technical Report 1/2006
The International Harmonized Protocol for the Proficiency Testing of Analytical Chemistry Laboratories (Pure Appl. Chem., Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 145-196, 2006)
ILAC Guidelines for the Competence of Providers of Proficiency Testing Schemes
ISO/TS 20612:2007
Water quality -- Interlaboratory comparisons for proficiency testing of analytical chemistry laboratories
Conformity assessment -- General requirements for proficiency testing

Important notice: We recommend the participants at the training course to
  • acquire basic information from the above-mentioned references
  • bring their personal portable computers to carry on practical example sections

c) Social programme

Welcome cocktail – Tuesday, 15th September 2009 (included in the conference fee)
Gala Dinner – Friday, 18th September 2009 (included in the conference fee)
Other – Performances, Walking sightseeing tour (included in the conference fee)
Optional Excursion to Sighisoara Medieval Burg – Saturday, 19th September 2009 (NOT included in the conference fee)