Conference and events


30th International Congress & Exhibition on COMADEM

Monday 10th – Thursday 13th July 2017


Organised by the School of Engineering, University of Central Lancashire






COMADEM annual conference on the topic of machine condition monitoring and diagnosis will take place in the North West of England in the summer of 2017.

For conference enquiries, please contact Liz Roberts -

Telephone +44 (0) 1772 892650

Conference Themes

  • Sensors technology and damage detection
  • Maintenance in Industry 4
  • End user applications
  • Modelling analysis and optimisation
  • Monitoring, diagnosis, prognosis and health management
  • Advanced signal processing and big data


  • Maintenance engineering technologies and integrated systems
  • System fault diagnosis and control
  • Risk, safety assessment and management
  • Intelligent machines
  • Image processing and machine learning for maintenance
  • Integrated vehicle health management (IVHM)

We strive to ensure our conferences and events are inclusive for all. Please let us know at point of booking, if you have any requirements, eg access, mobility, interpreters, hearing, dietary etc, so that we can put provision in place. 

Please submit your abstract for consideration by the Organising Committee using the online submission form.

You will need to include the paper title, full name/s of all authors, contact information for 1 corresponding author, up to 3 keywords, a maximum of 250 words abstract and a maximum of 5 references.

The deadline date for submissions is 9th JANUARY 2017. 

The conference will take place at two venues, The University of Central Lancashire in Preston, and the Grange Hotel, Grange over Sands, Cumbria, with the main event located at the Grange Hotel.

The event will begin and end at the Preston Campus of the University of Central Lancashire, which has excellent rail links with Manchester.

For details of how to get to Preston, please see the webpage.

Transport will be provided to transport delegates from Preston to the Grange Hotel after the sessions on the afternoon of Monday 10th July, and return to Preston on the morning of Thursday 13th July.

For details about the Grange Hotel, including maps, directions, and to book accommodation, please visit the hotel website.

grange over sands

Rooms have been secured as a special conference rate of £95 single occupancy, bed and breakfast. If you are bringing a guest, there would be an extra charge.

Grange Hotel contact details:

Tel: 015395 33666

Fax: 015395 35064


There are a variety of other options of hotels and B&B’s in Grange over Sands and the surrounding area, and details can be found via our document list (.doc 43kb)

Important Dates:

  • Call for Papers – 1st September 2016
  • Deadline for Submission of Abstracts – 9th January 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts – 30th January 2017
  • Deadline for Submission of Papers – 31st March 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance of Papers – 10th April 2017
  • Delegate Early Bird Fee Deadline – 1st May 2017 

Draft Guide Programme – Please note this is just a draft and will be updated with further information as it is available:

Monday 10th July 2017:
2.00pm – 4.00pm Registration and Refreshments – UCLan Preston Campus
4.00pm – Introduction and Plenary Session
5.15pm – Transport from UCLan to Grange Over Sands
7.15pm – Evening Buffet at Grange Hotel

Tuesday 11th July 2017:
9.00am – 5.00pm – Conference Sessions at Grange Hotel Venue
Refreshments and Lunch provided
Evening Reception and 3 course served Dinner at the Hotel to include wine

Wednesday 12th July 2017
9.00am – 5.00pm – Conference Sessions at Grange Hotel Venue
Refreshments and Lunch provided
Evening Social Event/excursion to include a meal and drinks

Thursday 13th July 2017
Check out of hotel & transport to UCLan Preston
9.30am – 2pm – Conference Sessions including refreshments and lunch


The online booking form with online payment options will be available here soon.

Conference Fees:

Please note that accommodation will NOT be included in the conference fees and must be booked by the delegate separately. Details of accommodation in Grange Over Sands can be found on the Venues, Accommodation and Location Tab.

Refreshments, lunch, delegate documentation, attendance to conference sessions where indicated on the programme, plus an evening buffet on 10th July, a 3 course conference dinner with wine on 11th July and a social excursion on the evening of 12th July to include food and wine, are all included in the conference fees.

  • Conference Early Bird Fee up to 1st May 2017 (VAT not applicable) - £650
  • Conference Fee after 1st May 2017 (VAT not applicable) - £699
  • Partners Conference Fee (VAT not applicable) - £250
  • Student Conference Fee up to 1st May 2017 (VAT not applicable) - £300
  • Students Conference Fee after 1st May 2017 (VAT not applicable) - £350

There will also be an Accompanying Persons Fee available, to include lunch and evening social events

Prof. Raj Rao – Conference Chair
Dr. Ahmed Onsy– Conference Chair
Prof. Ian Sherrington – Conference Chair

COMADEM 2017 Conference Partners:

Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems

Institution of Mechanical Engineers






CALCE Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering

University of Maryland


PHM Prognostics Health Management Society

university of huddersfield
University of Huddersfield

COMADEM 2017 Conference Exhibitors:

AM Testing