Welcome to the TESConf2024

We are delighted to announce the 12th International Conference on Through-life Engineering Services 2024 (TESConf2024), to be held 6-7 June 2024 at Cranfield University, UK

TESConf2024 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 covered explore design, functionality, performance, reliability and prognosis of the life of engineering assets. The research streams cut across the lifecycle with an emphasis on understanding the design and management to extend life.

Conference topics 2024

This year, the conference focuses on the following areas and topics*:  

*Currently under review

Key dates

16 January

Extended deadline

Submission of special technical session / industrial workshops / tutorial proposals

16 January

Extended deadline

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

18 March

Full length paper submission

25 March

Notification of acceptance of full papers

1 April 2024

Author registration

15 April

Final camera-ready full paper submission

1 May

Late conference registration

6-7 June


Call for industrial exhibitions 

Organisations are invited to book a stand to exhibit their products and services related to TES. The conference will showcase their exhibits in front of their potential customers and network with world-class academics for future collaboration. Previous exhibitors include organisations such as DMG Mori, Nikon Metrology, CILT, Atkins Global, IIOM, FLIR, BMT, Agility3, Cassidean, Ridgetop Europe, Software AG and Team Defence. 

Paper submission 

The organising committee invites authors to submit extended abstracts or manuscripts with significant scientific results with a maximum of 6 pages. All contributions will be peer-reviewed to evaluate their merit prior to being accepted and published in an open access repository with their corresponding DOI.

Full paper template | Special session info template |
Abstract template


Academic and industry workshops will be hosted during the conference in the areas of industrial product service systems, through-life engineering, digital service engineering, repair technologies for advanced materials / composites, degradation assessment using non-destructive testing, diagnostics, prognostics, and health monitoring, to name a few. 

Session proposals 

The conference organising committee invites experts to host both academic and industry sessions within the conference area and topics. We invite you to send us a proposal (500 words max.) with a title for the session, proposal for a session chair and the area you wish to conduct this session.


The presentations are 10 minutes.

The presentations should summarise the paper.

There is no need for the authors to submit the presentation, and it is the authors' responsibility to make sure the presentation is ready and available on their slots.

You can use the presentation template if you wish.

 Invitation to the CIRP Design Conference

The organising committee of the TESConf2024 cordially invite you to attend the forthcoming edition of the CIRP Design Conference 2024, which will take place on 3-5 June 2024, for a small additional fee. Detailed information on the conference can be found on the event website.

Organising committee

John Ahmet Erkoyuncu

Cranfield University

General Chair

Gustavo M Castelluccio

Cranfield University

Programme Chair


Cranfield University

Local Organising Chair

Stefano Tedeschi

Cranfield University

Local Organising Chair


Early bird and author registration


Student / student author registration


Author / general registration


Extra paper fee

(each registered author may present one additional paper)


Exhibitor registration

(includes one delegate pass)


CIRP conference add on

(for those planning to attend both the CIRP design conference and TESConf2024)


Event programme

Thursday 6 June 2024


Room 1

Room 2




Chair Welcome - Professor John Erkoyuncu (Cranfield University, UK)


Welcome to Cranfield - Professor Helen Atkinson (Pro-VC, Cranfield University, UK)


Conference overview - Dr Gustavo Castelluccio (Cranfield University, UK)


Keynote 1: Professor Tomohiko Sakao 
(Linköping University, Sweden)


Keynote Q&A: panel discussion


Coffee break


Workshop 1: High Value Manufacturing Catapult led focusing on design for service




Session 1: academic paper presentations

Session 2: academic paper presentations


Coffee break


Workshop 2: Towards autonomous rail infrastructure inspection and repair - opportunities and challenges


Summary & close of day 1


Dinner @ CMDC, Cranfield University

Friday 7 June 2024





Keynote 2: Jan Stoker (Cranfield University)


Keynote 3: Tim Ingram (Atkins Realis, UK)


Keynote Q&A: panel discussion


Coffee break


Workshop 3: TES Council Workshop




Industry talks:

1. Andy Harrison, DFS Consulting Limited

2. Andy Norton & Steve Gregson, Rolls-Royce

3. Fatemeh Mashak, Cranfield University / Siemens Energy


Who should attend?

This conference is for academics, early career researchers, research students and industry experts working in the area of through-life engineering.

The conference itself is a congregation of experts involved in supporting the life of high-value, long-life products and combines academic knowledge and industrial penchant to deliver engineering solutions at optimal operational and maintenance costs.

Location, accommodation and travel

The conference will take place in the Vincent Building at Cranfield University, Bedfordshire.

Please visit our how to find us page to find useful information about getting to Cranfield, parking and finding your way around.

If you require overnight accommodation, we have two hotels on our Cranfield campus. More information can be found on the Venue Cranfield website.

If you would prefer to stay off campus and would like to stay in Milton Keynes we would recommend the Leonardo Hotel in The Hub area, half a mile walk from Milton Keynes train station (rooms from £112.50 per night). Enter this code when booking for a 20% discount: LEOCRAN724.

If you are driving and would like a hotel with a car park please contact sarah.lloyd@cranfield.ac.uk who can advise on an option with a free car park.

Supported by


Get in touch

Dr Gustavo Castelluccio
Programme Chair for the conference


General enquiries


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