Call for Papers

TESConf 2018 is a CIRP sponsored event

The 7th International Conference
on Through-life Engineering Services
Call for Papers

Supporting Partner

6th & 7th November 2018
Cranfield University, UK

Important Dates:

15st May 2018

Full length paper submission - EXTENDED DEADLINE!

1st July 2018

Submission of poster extended abstract proposals (max 2 pages)

1st August 2018

Notification of acceptance of full papers and start of Conference Registration

15th August 2018

Final camera ready full paper submission

1st September 2018

Author registration

1st October 2018

Late conference registration

15th October 2018

Final deadline for Author registration


About the Conference

Successful high technology manufacturing companies across the world are offering a range of interlinked high value products and through-life engineering services.

High value products are typically technology intensive, expensive and reliability critical requiring the services (such as maintenance, repair and overhaul) throughout the life cycle.

The Through-life Engineering Services Centre based at Cranfield University is delighted to announce the Seventh International Conference in this vital area in 2018.

Through-life Engineering Services (TES) typically now generates 50 -60% of the revenue in many companies and the opportunities for industry in the future are set to expand and become a major part of those that want to survive in the 21st Century. The service that is needed, will involve manufacturers taking more whole life service responsibilities than they have in the past as users seek to find solutions to smooth their in-year costs and reduce overheads.

The Conference will bring experts and researchers in this area together to exchange ideas and progress in delivering solutions to provide world-class capability to enable industry to deliver high value products with outstanding availability, predictability and reliability with the lowest life cycle cost.


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.

Full Papers

The TESConf2018 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 and the full paper will be published in the conference proceedings.


The TESConf2018 organising committee invites you to submit posters. The authors will propose abstract for the poster, and will produce a 2 page extended abstract for peer review. If accepted, the poster will be entered into the poster competition and the 2 page extended abstract will also be recommended for publication *.
*Subject to contractual agreement with publisher.

Session Proposals

We will be conducting workshops, tutorials and live presentations of industrial products and developments. Please contact us for individual arrangements.

Areas of Focus

Fundamentals of TES

  • Reliability Engineering, Condition Monitoring, Diagnostics and Prognostics
  • Remote Maintenance
  • Component Inspections
  • Degradation Assessment

Planning and Management

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Obsolescence Management
  • Supply and Support Chain
  • Uncertainty and Risk Assessment
  • Human Factors

Design and Manufacturing for TES

  • Systems Design
  • Service Performance Feedback to Design
  • Service Performance Feedback to Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Process Influence on Degradation


  • Sensors and Sensor Networks
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • No Fault Found
  • Repair and Overhaul
  • Service Life Extension

Digital Service Engineering

  • IoT
  • Industry 4.0
  • Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Edge Computing
  • Data Security
  • Intelligent Maintenance and e-Maintenance
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
  • Digital Twins
  • Artificial Intelligence

Future Through-life Engineering Services

  • Autonomous Maintenance
  • Robotic Maintenance
  • Self-Healing and Self-Repairing Systems

Applications of Through-life Engineering Services

  • Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM)
  • Maintenance of Railway Systems
  • Maintenance of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Maintenance in Nuclear Industry
  • Maintenance of Manufacturing Systems

All accepted full papers will be published online in Procedia Engineering. Selected papers will be published after further extensive improvement as a special issue in Journals. (To Be Confirmed)


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