First Through-Life Engineering Services conference: call for contributions

Posted on 16 Jan 2012

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Centre (EPSRC) for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-Life Engineering Services will host the first international conference in this field.

As the need for repair, upgrades and the prevention of deterioration becomes more valuable, topics to enable engineering businesses to become leaner are becoming more important.

Disciplines including degradation analysis, advanced sensor technologies, service attribute modelling and simulation and repair technologies are now at the centre of a wave of new research.

The Through-Life Engineering Services conference (TESConf) aims to match-make TES experts and researchers with industry, to exchange ideas and advance solutions for industry to deliver high value products with better availability, predictability and reliability while lowering the life cycle cost.

Cranfield University, the home of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in TES, through-life engineering services now generates 50% to 60% of the revenue in many companies and there are more TES-like opportunities for those who want to expand.
TES involves prime and tier one manufacturers taking more whole life service responsibilities than they have in the past as their customers seek to find solutions to smooth their in-year costs and reduce overheads – in effect, purchasing the end product as a service.

The conference, on November 25 and 26, features an industrial exhibition where organisations are invited to book a stand to exhibit their products and services in through-life engineering.

Deadline: Submission of session, tutorial and paper abstract proposals must be handed in by 15 February 2012. Visit for more information.

Key dates

• Submission of session/tutorial and paper abstract proposals (max 500 words with title, full details of the authors and their contact details): 15th February 2012
• Review of abstract and session proposals: 29th February 2012
• Camera ready full paper submission: 30th April 2012
• Review and acceptance of the full papers and start of early Conference Registration: 30th June 2012
• Final camera ready full paper submission: 30th July 2012
• Late conference registration: 30th September 2012

The TESConf 2012 Committee is being chaired by Professor Rajkumar Roy and Chris Hockley from Cranfield university and Professor Alan Purvis from Durham university.