EWSHM 2024
11th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
10 – 13 June 2024 in Potsdam, Germany


Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) is the science and application of sensing and actuation features to become an integral part of engineering structures and to allow structures’ life cycle performance to be seen from a holistic point of view. Within this, diagnostics and prognostics are therefore key elements. SHM emerged from the fields of structural mechanics and smart structures and laterally encompasses disciplines such as structural dynamics, materials and structures, fatigue and fracture, non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT & E), sensors and actuators, microelectronics, signal processing including machine learning and possibly much more. Resulting SHM systems being realized therefore require a multidisciplinary view. The objective of SHM is to allow engineers to holistically manage the operation of engineering structures through the structures’ life cycle, leading to new breakthroughs in structural engineering.

The European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM) dates back to the year 2000, where a first event was held in Madrid/Spain organized by Prof. Alfredo Güemes and where a decision was made, to run such a workshop every two years in alteration to the International Workshop on SHM (IWSHM) held every other year at Stanford University in California/USA. A further link exists to the Asia-Pacific Workshop on SHM (APWSHM), which is held on a usually biannual basis as well in the odd years. The biannual sequence of EWSHM has been continuously kept, with an exception in 2020, due to COVID-19. It has been held every time in a different city throughout Europe, the last successfully held in Palermo/Italy in 2022. 

Although named a ‘workshop’, EWSHM has so far very much been run like a conference. Over the years the number of exhibitors at EWSHM has gradually increased as well as the demonstration of potential applications. EWSHM 2024 will therefore further move along this track in a way, that it will extend the portion of SHM demonstration in view of getting the obstacles of SHM application more obvious to a broader audience and to hopefully find ways on how to get such obstacles overcome. Different major demonstrators are therefore intended to be made available at EWSHM 2024, where SHM related technologies ready for application will be additionally presented and discussed along the different sessions within the workshop. 



  • Exchange latest achievements in SHM and related fields
  • Get SHM technology demonstrated
  • Incubate initiatives for future SHM developments and deployments
  • Compliance to past, present and future SHM events (APWSHM; EWSHM, IWSHM, SHMII etc.)


Express and discuss relevant issues with respect to SHM related to: 

  • Fundamental research in terms of monitoring (visual, mechanical, acoustic, electromagnetic, thermal, etc.), sensors/transducers, signal processing (feature extraction, machine learning) and its transition into application
  • Numerical simulation (loads, stress, strain, fatigue, fracture, vibrations, NDT & E, micromechanical systems, etc.) and digital twins within the scope of SHM
  • Demonstration of SHM applicability in view of the lateral integration of technologies to be involved
  • Structural monitoring in industries such as aerospace, automotive, railway, naval, energy, manufacturing, and civil engineering
  • Reflect on SHM applications with regard to available engineering ideas and technologies
  • Prognostics and structures’ life cycle health management within the wider scope of SHM
  • The role of SHM in the society.

International Scientific Committee

O. Bareille, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
C. Boller, Saarland University, Germany
B. Chapuis CEA, France
E. Chatzi, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
F. Cegla, Imperial College, United Kingdom
F.K. Chang, Stanford University, USA
A. Cicirello, Tech U Delft, Netherlands
Á. Cunha, University of Porto, Portugal
A. Cusano, Unversity of Sannio, Italy
M. Döhler, Inria, France
Z. Fan, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
S. D. Fassois, University of Patras, Greece
V. Giurgiutiu, University of South Carolina, USA
B. Glisic, Princeton University, USA
M. Gresil, Monash University, Australia
A. Güemes, UPM, Spain
Ł. Jankowski, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT PAN); Poland
I. Kressel, IAI, Israel
P. Kudela, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
J. Kullaa, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland
V. Le Cam, Gustave Eiffel University, France
M. P. Limongelli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

N. Mechbal, Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France
L. Mevel, Inria, France
J. Moll, Goethe University, Germany
L. E. Mujica , Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Y.Q. Ni, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
E. Niederleithinger, BAM, Germany
W. Ostachowicz, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
C.Papadimitriou, University of Thessaly, Greece
S.G. Pierce, Strathclyde University; United Kingdom
P. Rizzo, University of Pittsburgh, USA
D. Saravanos, University of Patras, Greece
H. Sohn, KAIST, South Korea
W.J. Staszewski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Z. Su, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
M. Tur, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
T. Uhl, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
S. Yuan, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
D. Zonta, University of Trento, Italy

Organising Committee:

C. Boller, Saarland University
M. Buderath, Airbus
S. Dehlau, DGZfP
E. Niederleithinger, BAM
J. Prager, BAM
P. Wierach, DLR

Key Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 1 October 2023
  • Abstract acceptance notification: 1 December 2023
  • Registration and payment of presenting authors: 15 January 2024
  • Submission of full papers: 15 February 2024
  • Early bird registration: