Key dates and participation

Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 September 2018
East Midlands Conference Centre and Orchard Hotel, Nottingham, UK  

About the International Conference
The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) is pleased to invite you to this premier event, the Fifteenth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies.

Key dates
Submission of proposals for structured sessions:

15 January 2018
Deadline for structured session abstract submission:

16 March 2018
Deadline for general abstract submission
(not more than 200 words):

18 May 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance (not later than):

25 May 2018
Deadline for submission of full-length papers:

8 June 2018 (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):

22 June 2018
Early registration:

6 July 2018
Speaker registration:

6 July 2018

We encourage papers from both academia and industry on the following topics:
Applications• Integrated vehicle health management (IVHM)
Architecture of CM systems• Instrumentation for CM
Asset Management• IT in CM
• Certification, education and training in CM
• Machinery failure analysis and prevention
• CM for biomedical and health care applications
• Maintenance planning, scheduling and control
• CM applications
• Materials and structural health monitoring
• CM case studies
• Modelling and signal processing for CM
• CM systems and applications
• CM for civil engineering • Optimisation in CM 
• CM for manufacturing • Pattern recognition for CM
• Condition monitoring (CM) methods and technologies • Pattern recognition for CM 
Cost benefit analysis• Performance 
• Damage • Physics of failure, fault/failure modes 
• Data mining and fusion • Prognostics 
• Decision support for CM • Repair and overhaul 
• Design and life cycle integrity
• Risk assessment
• Education and training in CM
• Root cause analysis
• Engineering standards in CM
• Sensors and actuators
Equipment troubleshooting
• Through-life support
• Failure assessment, failure consequences
• Training and certification
Wireless CM

Other relevant topics are welcome.
Submit a Paper
All abstracts and papers will be subject to peer review by members of the international scientific advisory committee. All approved papers will appear in the conference proceedings. Papers will be published only upon receiving the full registration fee and a signed copyright form (provided by BINDT upon acceptance of full paper) before 11 May 2018.

Selected papers may be published in BINDT's international journal Insight, the International Journal of Condition Monitoring or other leading international journals. Papers related to 'case studies' may be published in the BINDT newsletters Condition Monitor and NDT News.

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.

Call for Structured Sessions, Panels and World Leading Sessions
Brief proposals for structured sessions and expert panel sessions should be submitted by recognised professionals. Proposals should include a title, author(s), organising author's CV and brief abstract.

Brief proposals for 'World leading sessions' should be submitted by leading representatives of major trade associations, institutions, corporations and consortiums.

Substantial discounts in registration fees are available for organisers of structured sessions. Organisers will be acknowledged in all materials (ie proceedings, website, call for papers and announcements), which will be distributed worldwide. Organisers of structured sessions will be awarded the opportunity to present a 'specialised keynote address' at the beginning of the session.

Proposals should be submitted to or via the website.

Best Paper Competition for students and people in the early stage of their career
This competition is intended to encourage students and people in the early stage of their career in the field of condition monitoring and machinery failure prevention to present their work. The winning paper will be selected based on both the quality of the paper and the presentation.

To enter this competition, please indicate you wish your paper to be considered when submitting your paper online.

For further information contact: Conferences and Events Department, The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing,
Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1604 438300; Fax: +44 (0)1604 438301; Email:; Web: