Key dates and participation

13-16 June 2017, ILEC Conference Centre, London, UK 

To download the latest version of the programme, click here.

Key dates
Submission of proposals for structured sessions:

7 October 2016
Deadline for structured session abstract submission:

27 January 2017
Deadline for general abstract submission
(not more than 200 words):
27 January 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance (not later than):

27 January 2017
Deadline for submission of full-length papers:

24 March 2017 (to ensure publication of your paper you must adhere to this date; any papers submitted after this date will not be included)
Notification of full-length paper acceptance
(not later than):
7 April 2017
Early registration:

28 April 2017
Speaker registration:
28 April 2017

We encourage papers from both academia and industry on the following major subject areas:
  • Instrumentation and ITC for CM
  • Certification, education and training for CM
  • Maintenance
  • Asset management
  • Structural health monitoring
  • NDT methods and technologies
  • Damage, fault and failure
  • Prognostics for CM
  • Design and manufacturing for CM and maintenance
  • Root cause analysis of faults/failures
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Signal and image processing, pattern recognition, finite element modelling and simulation for CM
  • CM methods and technologies
  • Nano-technologies for CM
  • Materials
Other relevant topics are welcome. For a more detailed subject breakdown, click here.

Submit a paper
Papers that are submitted will be reviewed by an extensive programme panel, chaired by Professor Len Gelman, of Cranfield University (UK), and Professor Tony Hope, of Southampton Solent University.  The accepted papers will be published in congress proceedings that will be available at the congress. The congress proceedings will be indexed by Web of Science, Scopus and other appropriate citation databases. The congress requires that at least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register for the congress, otherwise the paper will not be included in the congress proceedings.

The accepted papers will be considered for publication in the BINDT international journals Insight and the International Journal of Condition Monitoring. Papers related to ‘case studies’ will be considered for publication in the BINDT international newsletter Condition Monitor. With English being the congress language, the contributions must be submitted and presented in English. Translation into other languages will not be provided.

The Organising Committee welcomes online abstract submission via the website.

Abstracts and papers of structured sessions should use the online abstract submission via the website.

For authors unable to attend the conference, papers may be submitted for publication in the conference proceedings, at a cost of only £100.00 + VAT.

Call for structured and industrial sessions
Brief proposals for structured sessions should be submitted by recognised professionals. Brief proposals for industrial sessions should be submitted by leading representatives of major trade associations, institutions, corporations, industrial companies and consortiums. Proposals should be submitted by email to:

A substantial discount is available for organisers of structured sessions in recognition of the hard work involved. Organisers will be awarded the opportunity to present a ‘specialised keynote presentation’ at the beginning of the session and will be acknowledged on the congress website and proceedings, which will be distributed worldwide.

Best paper competition for students and people in the early stages of their career
The winning paper will be selected based on both the quality of the paper and the presentation. Winner(s) will be awarded certificate(s) and the presenting author will receive a cash sum of £250 and free BINDT membership for one year. To enter this competition, please indicate that you wish your paper to be considered when submitting online.

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