Call for Papers

The International Symposium on Non-Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering NDT-CE 2015 is the next event in a series that was started in 1985 and continued at various locations around the world. 2015 the Symposium returns to Berlin and will be held at Technical University Berlin. 
The symposium will convene experts from all over the world, present the state of the art of NDT-CE as well as new approaches and provide a forum for international exchange of knowledge and experience.

The primary aim of this meeting is to document new developments for testing, monitoring and characterizing of materials, building components and structures. Combination of methods, data fusion, validation and standardization have gained high attention recently and require a discussion about their relevance for practical application.

The symposium will continue the legend to be the event to intensify international cooperation in this important and growing field of civil engineering research. It will provide interfaces to relates disciplines as mathematics, physics, geophysics and classical NDT. It is directed to all institutions and experts engaged in non-destructive evaluation in research, administration and industry. The three day symposium will provide opportunity for discussion of technological trends, testing equipment and applications. It will also provide the latest information on research policies in different countries and help establish joint research projects.

Contributions to this symposium should focus on testing methods used in construction and for the condition assessment of buildings and other structures. Within this scope, the symposium will deal with both the development of new NDT-CE methods and practical experience or applications in general. The objects of investigations should be building components, buildings, structures and in-situ, non-destructive or quasi non-destructive material analysis and evaluation.

Special attention will be given to contributions of young researchers. Please visit the website for details how to enter the competition for the Young Researcher Award.

In addition to publication as extended abstracts (4 pages) in the conference proceedings, contributions will be considered by the scientific advisory committee for publication as full papers in special issues of peer reviewed journals.

The Call for Papers can be downloaded at the bottom of this page!

Sessions Topics

Abstracts to any topic in Nondestructive Testing in Civil Engineering are welcome.     

Confirmed sessions are being organized for:
  • High speed deflection devices used for pavement evaluation
  • Nonlinear Ultrasonics
  • NDT of concrete properties, On site concrete evaluation
  • Nuclear Structures
  • Chemical Analysis and LIBS
  • Corrosion
  • Tendons and Defects in Prestressed Elements
  • Moisture
  • Foundations, Pile Testing
  • Ultrasonics
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Data Analysis: Coda Wave Interferometry, Data Fusion, Reverse Time Migration
  • Bridge Inspection on novel and non-traffic-invasive inspection of bridge decks
  • Impact Echo and related Methods
  • Regulation, Training, Guidelines
  • Validation
  • Thermography
  • Structural Monitoring for Condition Assessment of Existing and New Structures
  • Modelling, Simulation, Inverse Solutions
  • Automation, Robitic Inspection
  • Teaching in NDT in Civil Engineering
Please add a remark in the Remarks Section of the Abstract Submission form if you want to have your abstract assigned to one of these sessions.


 January 1, 2015 Abstract submission at
 February 15, 2015 Acceptance notification
 May 31, 2015    
 Registration for Authors closes
 July 31, 2015 Full paper for Special Issue EAGE NSG due
 August 15, 2015
 Full papers for Symposium Proceedings due
 September 1, 2015
 Full papers for Special Issue ASCE JIS due

Submission Guidelines

Experts and scientists are invited to submit abstracts and full papers for peer review according to the following guidelines:
  • Authors may register more than one paper.
  • English being the conference language, the contributions must be submitted in English. Translation into other languages will not be provided.
  • Authors should indicate their preference for type of presentation (oral or poster)
  • Authors choose the publication: full paper in symposium proceedings or full paper submission to selected peer review journals (plus extended abstract in symposium proceedings)
  • All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee based on originality, scientific quality, significance, etc.
  • Acceptance of papers will be communicated by February 15th, 2015
  • Authors whose paper was accepted must register before May 31, 2015.
  • Final papers and extended abstracts must be prepared in accordance with symposium guidelines.
  • Submissions to peer review journals most comply to the editorial requirements of the chosen journal.
  • Qualified authors (born before September 15, 1980) may register for the Young Researchers Award.

Symposium Proceedings

Full papers submitted to NDT-CE 2015 will be published in NDT.nets renowned Open Access e-journal of Non-destructive Testing - ISSN 1435-4934

Journal Submission

ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems

Contributions to the Symposium may be submitted as full papers to the peer reviewed ASCE Journal for Infrastructure Systems Papers need to be in accordance with the scope of the journal:
The Journal of Infrastructure Systems publishes cross-disciplinary papers about methodologies for monitoring, evaluating, expanding, repairing, replacing, financing, or otherwise sustaining the civil infrastructure. ASCE does not create special issues due to electronic publishing. The review process should start synchronously in September 2015 to have the NDT-CE 2015 publications in print as early as possible.

EAGE Near Surface Geophysics

Authors are encouraged to submit full manuscripts with content relevant to geophysics to a peer reviewed special issue of EAGE Near Surface Geophysics.  (“Geophysics for non-destructive testing in civil engineering”, Ernst Niederleithinger, Odile Abraham and Mike Mooney serve as guest editors. The deadline for submission of full manuscripts is July 31st, 2015.

Ernst Niederleithinger,
Jul 3, 2014, 11:38 PM