Call for Papers

TESConf 2020 is a CIRP sponsored event

9th International Conference
on Through-life Engineering Services (TESConf 2020)

Call for papers and industrial workshops


3rd & 4th November 2020
Cranfield University, UK


Important Dates:

1st December 2019

Submission of special technical session/industrial workshops/tutorial proposals

6th April 2020

Submission of paper abstract proposals (max 300 words with title, full details of the authors and their contact details)

1st June 2020

Full length paper submission

Extended Abstrract for presentation (without full paper)

20th July 2020

Notification of acceptance of full paper

16th August 2020

Final camera ready full paper submission

1st September 2020

Author and early bird registration

1st October 2020

Late conference registration


About the Conference

TESConf 2020 brings together academia and industry to deliver engineering solutions for the life of complex and long-life assets. This blends research and industrial solutions related to processes and methods that can optimise the value and cost in-use.

The topics will explore functionality, performance, reliability and availability as well as cost in-use for long-life engineering assets, such as planes, ships, land-based vehicles, power-plants, heavy machinery and buildings. The research streams cut across the entire life cycle with an emphasis on understanding the through-life implications. The overview below breaks down the areas and topics that will be covered in TESConf 2020:


  • Design for Prognosis
  • Design for Service


  •  Advanced Manufacturing e.g. Additive Layer Manufacturing

  •  Application-tuned Materials


  • Maintenance and Optimisation

  • Repair Technologies


  • Sustainable Manufacturing

  • Re-manufacturing












Full Papers

The TESConf 2020 organising committee invites you to present significant scientific results undertaken in this area. Peer reviews of the full paper will be undertaken as part of the publishing process. If accepted, an oral presentation is scheduled at the conference. All accepted full papers will be published online in Procedia Manufacturing. Selected papers may be published after further extensive improvement as a special issue in Elsevier Journal *.

*The details will be confirmed after publisher agreement.


Session Proposals

Industry and academic experts can host sessions within the conference area and are welcomed to do so. To host a session send us a proposal (500 words max) with the title, chair and topic area.


Poster Submission

The conference organising committee invites you to submit posters. The authors propose an abstract for the poster and will produce a two page extended abstract for peer review. If accepted, the poster will be entered into the competition and the two page extended abstract will also be recommended for publication*.

*Subject to contractual agreement with publisher.


Industry Workshops

There will be multiple industry workshops during the conference spanning many topics including digital service engineering, repair technologies for advanced materials /composites, degradation assessment using non-destructive testing, diagnostics, prognostics and health monitoring, to name a few.

Call for Industrial Exhibition

Organisations around the world are invited to book a stand to exhibit their products and services in through-life engineering services. The conference will allow the organisations to showcase their exhibits in front of their potential customers and network with world-class academics for future collaboration.



Please note: The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to successful participants. All speakers must register for the conference and forward the appropriate registration fee. In specific cases the organisation reserves the right to deviate from the foregoing.



Through-life Engineering Services Centre
Tel: +44 (0)1234 750111 x4031