7th European-American Workshop on
Reliability of NDE
September 4 – 8, 2017 in Potsdam, Germany

Call for Papers
for Oral or Poster Presentations

Submit your paper by February 28, 2017 and become a part of the program.

Invitation

We cordially invite all NDE practitioners, scientists and early-career colleagues – active or interested in the field of NDE reliability – to attend the 7th European-American Workshop on Reliability of NDE (7th EAW). Although called “European-American”, the Workshop has drawn substantial international attention over the years and the interest spans over several continents – a tradition we wish to keep and pursue.

Aims and Content

The aim of this Workshop is to acquire a deeper understanding of factors influencing NDE reliability and of their interplay in NDE practice. Furthermore, we wish to open a dialogue about reliability between scientists and practitioners in order to advance the field as a whole. The topic in focus is the discussion of interconnections and dependencies between different influencing factors. Thereby, we aim to:

Information and Understanding

  • Understand how the influencing factors are interconnected and how this knowledge can be used to increase the NDE reliability in the praxis
  • Explore new application domains, such as the railway
  • Deepen the understanding of the human and organisational factors affecting NDE reliability
  • Develop strategies for
    • Transferring human factors knowledge into practice
    • Promoting the positive side of human factors

Development and Discussion

  • Discuss the role of POD in relation to fracture mechanics for the entire component safety and integrity assessment and associated risks
  • Develop approaches for
    • the reliability assessment of structural health monitoring
    • the capability of NDT to size defects
  • Address new challenges associated with composites and strongly scattering media
  • Develop POD modelling approaches, with the special focus on how human factors can be taken into account
  • Identify the responsible parties and activate them to take reliability and human factors as their priority

Structure

Workshop Program
Sept. 5 – 8, 2017

Oral and Poster Presentations

(duration 2.5 day)

The program aims to provide a wealth of sessions with rich technical content. As in the previous years, the presentations will be dedicated to industrial demands, scientific progress in the evaluation of the reliability of NDE, and to human and organisational factors.

"Open Space Technology" Discussion on Reliability of NDE

(duration 0.5 days)

This not-to-be-missed discussion is an absolute highlight of the Workshop. It provides a platform for all involved to discuss relevant topics and unresolved issues together with their colleagues and experts from various fields and will help determine the direction future reliability efforts should take. Instead of having a structured panel discussion with pre-defined topics, this discussion—held in the format of "open space technology, OST"—allows for relevant topics to be raised in the room and discussed by those interested in them for as long as the topics interest them. The results of the individual topical discussions are presented to all the participants and summarized in a paper publication.

Optional: NDE Reliability Tutorial for Practitioners
Sept. 4 – 5, 2017

(duration 1.5 days)

This tutorial offers a wide range of reliability topics and is intended not only for colleagues, who are not yet familiar with reliability as a topic, but also for regulators, service providers, end-users, and scientists, who encounter reliability-related problems in their daily practice and wish to obtain skills that will serve as a starting point in overcoming those problems.

The tutorial will be divided into three parts:

a) Human and organisational influences on NDE reliability

b) Basic principles of the probability of detection (POD) and the problem of real defects

c) Advanced principles of POD: Multi-parameter POD for industrial systems

Registration Fees
Deadline: August 7, 2017

650 €

Registration Fee

Available soon
490 €

Presenting Authors
only one person per paper

Available soon
80 €

Students

Available soon
250 €

Tutorial
NDE Reliability for Practitioners

Can only be booked in addition to the workshop

Available soon

Fees are including all workshop activities (except tutorial), workshop documents, workshop dinner, lunch and refreshments. 

The expense of every single meal is less than 60 €.

Terms of Cancellation

Cancellation of participation can only be refunded if the cancellation is received in time:

by July 24, 2017: 50% of the participation fee
from July 25, 2017: no refund possible

The participation fee for presenting authors (for all kinds of presentations) whose papers were accepted for the programme cannot be refunded in any case.

Venue

Kongresshotel Potsdam

Am Luftschiffhafen 1
14471 Potsdam, Germany

Arrival

We have special conditions in the conference hotel (until August 6, 2017):

Reservation code: EAW Reliability of NDE

Single room, Sept. 3 – 4, 2017: 87.00 € per night
Single room, Sept. 4 – 8, 2017: 95.00 € per night

Your reservation please send to

e-mail: info@hukg.de
fax: +49 331 90770-777

More hotels can be found at the Potsdam Tourism web site.

Sponsoring

The Organizing Committee invites partners from industries to participate actively in this international event through sponsorship. Basically, every sponsor will be acknowledged by publishing the name and logo

  • in all publications printed with respect to this workshop
  • on this web site
  • on sponsor poster in the registration area

History

The European-American Workshop has a history of almost 20 years. Over this time, a wide range of topics have been discussed. The first Workshop, in 1997, set the path to contemporary reliability models by suggesting the Modular Reliability Model – today widely accepted by the reliability community. The model depicts the reliability of an NDE system as a function of intrinsic capability, application factors, and the human factors. It was during the fourth EAW in 2009 that organisational context – nowadays acknowledged as probably the most relevant factor – was added to the model. During the six workshops that have been held to date, main reliability concepts were clearly defined; scientists and practitioners engaged in an open discussion on how reliability can be incorporated into industrial practice and where the differences still lie; the basic probability of detection (POD) concept was further developed, acknowledging the complexity of the influencing factors, both in the laboratory as well as in the practice; the challenges of reliability for structural health monitoring were addressed; advantages and disadvantages of new tools, such as the computer simulation, were discussed; and the importance of human and organisational factors in the concept of reliability were brought to the forefront of everyone’s attention.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: Feb. 28, 2017
  • Presenting Authors Registration: May 15, 2017
  • Tutorial: Sept. 4 – 5, 2017
  • Workshop: Sept. 5 – 8, 2017
  • Submission of Full Paper: Sept. 15, 2017

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