Day: January 17, 2019

International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Asset Management Call for Papers

The Sixteenth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Asset Management (CM 2019) will take place from Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 June 2019 at The Principal Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, UK. The conference is organised by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) in close partnership with the International Society for Condition Monitoring (ISCM) and the US Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT).

Following feedback received after the deadline for abstract submissions for this years conference closed, the decision has been taken to extend the deadline to Friday 25 January 2019.

Papers are invited on all aspects of CM including:


Architecture of CM systems

Asset management

Certification, education and training in CM

CM for biomedical and healthcare applications

CM case studies

CM for civil engineering

CM for manufacturing

CM systems and applications

CM and diagnosis methods and technologies

Cost-benefit analysis


Data mining and fusion

Decision support for CM

Design and lifecycle integrity

Design for CM and maintenance

Engineering standards in CM

Equipment troubleshooting

Failure assessment and failure consequences


Future directions for CM

Instrumentation for CM

Integrated vehicle health management (IVHM)

IT in CM

Machinery failure analysis and prevention


Maintenance planning, scheduling and control

Materials and structural health monitoring

Modelling and signal processing for CM


Optimisation in CM

Pattern recognition for CM

Physics of failure, fault/failure modes


Repair and overhaul

Risk assessment

Root cause analysis

Sensors and actuators

Through-life support

Wireless CM

Other relevant topics are welcome.

To submit an abstract (of no more than 200 words) visit: or via the link on the conference website at: by Friday 25 January 2019.

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

The CM 2019 conference will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to make connections with academics and industrialists from all over the world and benefit from in-depth networking with peers. Leading figures in the field of condition monitoring will be presenting at the conference, with the very latest developments in the fields of CM and asset management being revealed, ensuring all attendees will learn something.

Call for Travel and Attendance Award applicants

If you are based overseas and from the profession of NDT and CM, but are unable to attend due to financial constraints, you may be eligible for the BINDT Travel and Attendance Award. Applicants can range from individuals at an early career stage or be experienced contributors. To view the eligibility criteria and details on how to apply, visit:

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The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) is a UK-based professional engineering institution working to promote the advancement of the science and practice of non-destructive testing (NDT), condition monitoring (CM), diagnostic engineering and all other materials and quality testing disciplines. Internationally recognised, it is concerned with the education, training and certification of its members and all those engaged in NDT and CM and through its publications and annual conferences and events it disseminates news of the latest advances in the science and practice of the subjects. For further information about the Institute and its activities, visit

What are NDT and CM?

Non-destructive testing is the branch of engineering concerned with all methods of detecting and evaluating flaws in materials. Flaws can affect the serviceability of a material or structure, so NDT is important in guaranteeing safe operation as well as in quality control and assessing plant life. The flaws may be cracks or inclusions in welds and castings or variations in structural properties, which can lead to a loss of strength or failure in service. The essential feature of NDT is that the test process itself produces no deleterious effects on the material or structure under test. The subject of NDT has no clearly defined boundaries; it ranges from simple techniques such as the visual examination of surfaces, through the well-established methods of radiography, ultrasonic testing and magnetic particle crack detection, to new and very specialised methods such as the measurement of Barkhausen noise and positron annihilation spectroscopy.

Condition monitoring (CM) aims to ensure plant efficiency, productivity and reliability by monitoring and analysing the wear of operating machinery and components to provide an early warning of impending failure, thereby reducing costly plant shutdown. Condition monitoring originally used mainly vibration and tribology analysis techniques but now encompasses new fields such as thermal imaging, acoustic emission and other non-destructive techniques. The diagnostic and prognostic elements, in addition to increasingly sophisticated signal processing, is using trends from repeated measurements in time intervals of days and weeks.

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