International Conference on NDE 4.0
24 – 27 October 2022 in Berlin, Germany

NDE 4.0: Enabling your journey!

Industry 4.0 is the ongoing fourth industrial revolution, based on digitisation, crosslinking and networks and lives on data for its feedback loops and one of its biggest and most valuable data sources is NDE. Industry 4.0 leads to an improved production and design by analysing the data stored in digital twins and provided by the industrial internet of things. Measures like artificial intelligence, big data processing, or augmented reality allow to evaluate and visualise the data. Blockchains allow ensuring modification-proof storage and traceability and 5G the wireless connections needed by Industry 4.0.

This will lead to big changes in NDE. First, the Industry 4.0 emerging technologies can be used to enhance NDE technologies and NDE data processing. Second, a statistical analysis of NDE data provides insight into reliability, inspection performance, training status, consistency, and value of the inspections. Finally, NDE is the ideal data source for Industry 4.0.

This first conference on NDE 4.0 is devoted promoting a broad exchange on all subjects regarding NDE 4.0. The conference provides a unique opportunity for users, scientists, equipment suppliers and all who are interested to discuss the following topics to seek their way into the world of NDE 4.0:

The virtual part of the conference was succesfully held in April 2021.

For the face-to-face conference opportunities for technical visits to relevant IIoT companies are planned.

We are looking forward to meeting you first visually and second in Berlin.

Dr. Johannes Vrana
Conference Chair
Dr. Thomas Wenzel
DGZfP, Germany

Excursion to the Berlin Center for Digital Transformation
on Thursday, 27 October 2022, 1/2 day

The four Fraunhofer Institutes FOKUS, HHI, IPK and IZM bundle their expertise in the fields of information and communication technologies (ICT), data processing, production and microelectronics in the Berlin Centre for Digital Transformation. In this Centre engineers and research fellows develop technologies and solutions that take into account the increasing digitization and networking of all areas of life. It conducts research on basic and cross-sectional technologies. 

During our excursion to the Berlin Centre for Digital Transformation, you will be able to get a hands-on experience of the current research results from the fields of

  • Sensors & Cyberphysical Systems
  • Internet of Things & Blockchain
  • 5G Infrastructure & Communication
  • Industry 4.0 with collaborative robots
  • Digital twins for processes, factories, and products

The excursion is scheduled for 27 October 2022, from morning until early afternoon. The detailed planning depends on the number of interested participants.
If you are interested in the excursion to the Berlin Center for Digital Transformation please send us an e-mail including your contact data to

NDE 4.0 Short Course

In addition to the main technical programme, the conference will be complemented by one­day short course on Monday, 24 October 2022, taking place at the DGZfP training centre in Ismaning (close to Munich).

More information will be provided in time.

Best Papers

After the conference, all papers will be evaluated by the NDE 4.0 conference committees and the best papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation

These papers should not already be published in any conference proceedings or journals and the work should be original and new. A peer review process by independent, anonymous expert referees is performed.


Become a sponsor!

Without the assistance of sponsors from commerce and industry conferences of this scale would not be thinkable today. 

Different types of sponsorship packages are available:

  • Gold sponsor (5,000 €)
  • Silver sponsor (3,500 €)
  • Bronze sponsor (1,500 €)

Pease find the details below and contact us by e-mail.

Support the conference



Our Sponsors


Industry 4.0 for NDE

  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Deep Learning
  • Big / Smart Data Processing and Visualisation
  • Cloud Computing
  • Augmented / Virtual / Mixed Reality
  • Blockchain
  • 5G
  • Quantum Computers
  • Enhanced Robotics/Drones
  • Revision-Safe Data Formats and Storage    

NDE for Industry 4.0

  • Digital Twin
  • Industrial Internet of Things 
  • Data Security/Sovereignty  
  • Semantic Interoperability  
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Reliability
  • Predictive and Prescriptive Maintenance
  • Lifing / Probabilistic Analysis
  • Trending / Feedback Loops

Human Considerations & Path Finding

  • Purpose and Value Proposition of NDE 4.0
  • NDE 4.0 Business Models
  • Management and Leadership 4.0
  • Digital Transformation and Organisation Behaviour  
  • Training and Certification
  • Standards and Best Practices
  • Human Factors
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Technology Development and Validation


Scientific Committee

  • Don Andrews, CINDE, Canada
  • Prof. Dr. Krishnan Balasubramanian, IIT Madras, India
  • Prof. Dr. Younho Cho, Pusan National University, Korea
  • Ramon Salvador Fernandez Orozco, Fercon Group, Mexico
  • Alejandro Garcia, CNEA, Argentina  
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Große, TU Munich, Germany
  • Dr. Daniel Kanzler, Applied Validation of NDT, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Roman Maev, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Rafael Martínez-Oña, AEND, Spain  
  • Prof. Dr. Norbert Meyendorf, University of Dayton, USA
  • Dr. Makoto Ochiai, Toshiba & JSNDI, Japan
  • Prof. Dr. Serge Dos Santos, INSA Centre Val de Loire, France
  • Prof. Dr. Ripi Singh, Inspiring Next, USA & India
  • Prof. Dr. Robert A. Smith, University of Bristol, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Vladimir Syasko, RSNTTD, Russia
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Valeske, Fraunhofer IZFP, Germany
  • Dr. Johannes Vrana, Vrana GmbH, Germany
  • Pranay Wadyalkar, LMATS, Australia
  • Dr. Casper Wassink, Eddyfi, Netherlands
  • Prof. Dr. Gao Xiaorong, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Organising Committee

  • Steffi Dehlau, DGZfP, Germany
  • Dr. Anton Erhard, DGZfP, Germany
  • David Gilbert, BINDT, UK
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Große, TU Munich, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ripi Singh, Inspiring Next, USA & India
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Valeske, Fraunhofer IZFP, Germany
  • Dr. Johannes Vrana, Vrana GmbH, Germany
  • Dr. Thomas Wenzel, DGZfP, Germany

Key Dates

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31 March 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: May 2022
  • Registration/Payment for presenting authors: 30 June 2022
  • Final programme: July 2022
  • Full paper submission: 31 August 2022