International Conference on NDE 4.0
26 – 28 April 2022 in Munich, Germany


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:

The conference will be split:

  • Virtual Conference on 14/15/20/21 April 2021: four days of invited presentations on the subject of NDE 4.0 (3 hours every day, 2 slots to accomodate all time-zones) and live panel discussions. Please find all information on separate website 
  • Face-to-Face Conference 26 - 28 April 2022 in Munich, the call for abstracts is online.
    Presentations addressing the topics mentioned above and considering any NDE methods proposed such as thermal imaging, eddy current, ultrasonics, optics, x-ray testing and many others will be most welcome.
    Opportunities for technical visits to relevant IIoT companies are planned.

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

Dr. Johannes Vrana
Conference Chair



NDE 4.0 Short Course

In addition to the main technical program, the conference will be complemented by one-­day short course on Monday, 25 June 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.