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Condition Monitoring and Machine Failure Prevention Technologies 2016
Start Date: 10/10/2016
End Date: 10/12/2016
The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT) has issued the Call for Papers for the Thirteenth International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies (CM2016/MFPT2016), being organised in co-operation and partnership with the US Society for MFPT. The combination of the efforts of two leading organisations creates the largest event of its kind at a truly international level and builds on the highly successful series of twelve international CM conferences organised by BINDT and 70 annual conferences organised by the Society for MFPT.

The conference will take place from Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 October 2016 at the Novotel Paris Sud, Porte de Charenton, Paris, France. The event will provide attendees with a unique opportunity to network with academics and industrialists from all over the world. 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 MFPT being revealed, ensuring all attendees will learn something.

Papers are invited on all aspects of CM and MFPT including:

• Applications
• 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
• Damage
• Data mining and fusion
• Decision support for CM
• Design and life-cycle integrity
• Design for CM and maintenance
• Engineering standards in CM
• Equipment troubleshooting
• Failure assessment, failure consequences
• Future directions for CM
• Instrumentation for CM
• Integrated vehicle health management (IVHM)
• IT in CM
• Machinery failure analysis and prevention
• Maintenance
• 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
• Prognostics
• Repair and overhaul
• Risk assessment
• Root cause analysis
• Sensors and actuators
• Through-life support
• Wireless CM

Other relevant topics are welcome.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts (of no more than 200 words) is 27 May 2016, with the deadline for submitting full-length papers being 12 August 2016.

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 BINDT’s newsletters, Condition Monitor and NDT News.

Further information about presenting at or attending this prestigious event can be found at www.cm-mfpt.org

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Notes for editors

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 http://www.bindt.org

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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