Call for Papers


COVID-19 Notice:

Dear Delegates,

Best wishes to you, your colleagues, and your families as we navigate these uncharted waters with COVID-19. We are continuously monitoring the situation in close contact with authorities. At this time, we continue with the original paper submission schedule for the Through-life Engineering Services Conference to take place on 3-4 Nov 2020. Although, the conference is currently planned to take place at Cranfield University, online hosting is an option, and we will make a decision on this in due course. 

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

John Erkoyuncu
General Chair TESConf 2020


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 June 2020

Full length paper submission

Extended Abstract 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 and Extended Abstracts

The TESConf 2020 organising committee invites you to present scientific results and engineering solutions for assessing and assuring the life of complex and long-life assets. To deliver an oral presentation at the conference, all contributions require to have either an extended abstract or full paper accepted. Full papers will undergo peer reviewing prior to being accepted for publication in Procedia Manufacturing. Accepted extended abstracts will not require a full paper, but an oral presentation will need to be delivered at the conference. Selected papers may be published after further extensive improvement as a special scientific journal issue.


Academic Session 

We also welcome academic experts to host scientific sessions within the conference. To host a session send us a proposal using the provided template (500 words max) covering the title, chair and topic area. Templates for the proposal can be downloaded from the conference website under the submissions tab.


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