During the 60th IWK, a Taiwanese-German workshop on optical metrology was held at the TU Ilmenau.

It came about on the basis of the long-standing cooperation between the chairs of Prof. Liang-Chia Chen from the National Taiwan University and Prof. Eberhard Manske. This cooperation had already been initiated by Prof. Fan (Taiwan) and Prof. Jäger. The main topics of the workshop included AI-based optical metrology, new approaches in laser interferometry and aspects of nanopositioning and nanometrology. There has been a lively exchange of scientists, students and researchers between Taiwan and Germany for many years. This cooperation is to be further expanded in the coming years.