Conference Overview

TESConf 2016 is a CIRP sponsored event

The 5th International Conference
on Through-life Engineering Services


1st & 2nd November 2016                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Vincent Building, Cranfield University, UK


About the Conference

The conference will be hosted at Cranfield on the 1st & 2nd November 2016.

The International Conference in Through-life Engineering Services is in its fifth year and it has grown interest of both academia and industry. Recently published report from the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-life Engineering Services (TES) has identified TES will be a critical discriminator in global markets for engineering support and services worth nearly £1 trillion by 2025. Today in the aerospace and defence sectors, over half the revenue is coming from these TES and it is growing. Other sectors, such as the railways, automotive, energy (including nuclear) and machine tools, have also recognised this potential and are striving to grow their TES activities. With the increasing popularity of performance or availability based contracts for high value equipment, manufacturers are looking to increase the life of components, reduce maintenance costs and thus maximise revenue. TES are those technical services that are necessary to guarantee the required and predictable performance of complex engineering systems throughout their expected operational life with the optimum whole life cost. TES research is focusing on developing technology and engineering solutions to address the new support requirements for these performance based contracts where maintenance is the major engineering service.


Conferernce Topics

Fundamentals of Through-life Engineering Services
   • Reliability Engineering, Condition Monitoring, Diagnostics and Prognostics
   • Remote Maintenance
   • Inspections
   • Degradation Assessment
Planning and Management of Through-life Engineering Services
   • Obsolescence Management
   • Supply and Support Chain
   • Uncertainty and Risk Assessment
   • Human Factors
Design for Through-life Engineering Services
   • Systems Design
   • Service Performance Feedback to Design
Manufacturing and Through-life Engineering Services
   • Service Performance Feedback to Manufacturing
   • Manufacturing Process Influence on Degradation
Technologies for Through-life Engineering Services
   • Sensors and Sensor Networks
   • Non-Destructive Testing
   • No Fault Found
   • Repair and Overhaul
   • Service Life Extension
Informatics for Through-life Engineering Services
   • Modelling and Simulation
   • Data Analytics
   • IoT and e-Maintenance
   • Data Security
   • Intelligent Maintenance
   • Augmented Reality
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


Important Dates

1st Feb 2016

Submission of session/tutorial proposals

1st May 2016

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

1st June 2016

Full length paper submission

1st Sept 2016

Review and acceptance of the full papers and start of Conference Registration

1st Oct 2016

Final camera ready full paper submission and author registration

3rd Oct 2016

Late conference registration


Dowload the Call for Papers 2016


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 show case their exhibits in front of their potential customers and network with world-class academics for future collaboration.

The conference is organised by the Through-life Engineering Services Centre.



TESConf 2016 is proud to announce that DMG Mori Seiki CO., LTD the IMS Centre of the University of Cincinnati and The Chartered Institue of Logistics and Transport are sponsors of the 5th International Conference