Call for Abstracts

Submit your abstract by 1 October 2023 and become a part of the programme.

Presentation Types

You can choose between different presentation types:

  • oral presentation (20 min. incl. discussion)
  • poster presentation (DIN A0 portrait format)

Submission of papers will be required at a later stage. The proceedings will be published at the conference. 


Final versions of the accepted papers will be made freely accessible on - Open Access Archive in a special issue of the e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing ISSN 1435-4934 (

By submitting a paper you agree to the following publication procedure: I accept that the conference committee is authorized to transfer my submitted paper(s) and author data to for publication. I agree to the following publication license: Copyright 2024 - by the Authors. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License."


  • 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.

Special Sessions

The organising team welcomes the initiative to hold SPECIAL SESSIONS. If interested, please contact

Scheduled Special Sessions:

  • SHM for Impact Characterization and Damage Mechanisms in Laminar Composites - organised by Dr. ir. Richard Loendersloot (University of Twente) and Dr. Nan Yue (Delft University of Technology) - Read more
  • Large-Scale Monitoring: Innovative Methods for Cost-Effective and Extensive Data Collection in Civil Infrastructureorganised Said Quqa (University of Bologna), Pier Francesco Giordano (Politecnico di Milano), Ekin Ozer (University College Dublin) - Read more
  • Advancements in Smart Materials and Structures for Structural Health Monitoring in Civil Engineeringorganised by Yiska Goldfeld (Israel Institute of Technology), Filippo Ubertini (Universita degli di Perugia) - Read more
  • Damage detectability and effects of environmental and operational variability in structural health monitoring - organised by r. David Garcia Cava (University of Edinburgh), Dr. Luis David Avendano Valencia (University of Southern Denmark) Read more
  • Satellite-based health monitoring for civil infrastructure - organised by Giorgia Giardina (Delft University of Technology), Pietro Milillo (University of Houston, German Aerospace Center (DLR)) - Read more
  • Drive-by SHM of Transport Infrastructure Using Vehicle-based Sensing Methods - organised by Abdollah Malekjafarian (University College Dublin), Eugene OBrien (University College Dublin), Chul-Woo Kim (Kyoto University), Hae Young Yang (Stanford University) - Read more
  • SPP 100+: Extending Structure Life via Intelligent Digitization - organised by Steffen Marx (Technische Universität Dresden), Chongjie Kang (Technische Universität Dresden) - Read more
  • Bayesian approaches for parameter identification and damage detection - organised by Francesca Marsili (Helmut Schmidt Universität), Filippo Landi (University of Pisa) - Read more
  • Physics-informed Machine Learning for SHM - organised by Alice Cicirello (University of Cambridge), Elizabeth Cross (University of Sheffield), Eleni Chatzi (ETH Zürich) - Read more

All contributions, including those for a special session, must go through our programme tool. Please submit your abstract and select the relevant scope or special session.