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 accept our apologies:

Unfortunately, we are having issues with the online submission form set up to receive abstracts for COMADEM 2017.

If you have submitted an abstract through our website, please re-send it as soon as possible by email to

(Please note: This request does not apply where an abstract has already been submitted by email.)

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)

We have secured a limited number of bedrooms at the Netherwood Hotel, Grange Over Sands, at a rate of £80 per night B&B, single occupancy.

The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the conference venue, and rooms can be booked by contacting the hotel directly and stating you are attending the COMADEM Conference:

Netherwood Hotel
Lindale Road
Grange over Sands
LA11 6ET

Tel: +44 (0) 15395 32552

We have also secured a number of bedrooms at the Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge.

There are a limited number of rooms available at £99 bed and breakfast per room per night, and we would provide coach transport to and from the conference venue for the presentations each day.

To book a room at the Swan Hotel, please contact the hotel directly, and please note that you will be required to pay a 25% deposit to secure the booking:

The Swan Hotel & Spa
Newby Bridge
LA12 8NB
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 15395 31681

Important Dates:


  • Call for Papers – 1st September 2016
  • Deadline for Submission of Abstracts – 31st January 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts – 3rd February 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

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*Section 2: Conference Fee

Please tick choice:

Conference Early Bird Fee up to 1st May 2017 (VAT not applicable) - £650

Conference Fee after 1st May 2017 (VAT not applicable) - £699

Accompanying Persons Fee, refreshments only (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

A trip to London 14th – 16th July (subject to availability): including a 2-night stay in London, travel by coach, one evening meal, hotel stay, Twin Room - £380

Section 3: Additional Requirements
*Section 4: Payment Method

We will issue you with a receipt once payment has been taken. Please note that, as set out in the terms and conditions, charges are non-refundable.

Section 5: Evaluation

At the end of the conference, you will be asked to complete an evaluation form. To ensure we maintain a high quality of service, we welcome your comments and suggestions and would ask that you take the time to complete these details and return them to us.

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Sponsor / Exhibitor

Leading industrial contributors are invited to contribute to COMADEM2017 either as exhibitors or co- sponsors and the following opportunities are available:

Sponsorship levels:


  •    Conference Break:  £2000 (includes one delegate registration + exhibitor table and presentation opportunity at the Grange Hotel 11th -12th July)


  •   Conference Dinner on 10th July: £5000 (includes registration for three delegates, presentation opportunity, exhibitor table and named paper prizes10th -13th July at University of Central Lancashire and the Grange Hotel)
  •   Conference Dinner on 12th July: £5000 (includes registration for three delegates, presentation opportunity, exhibitor table and named paper prizes10th -13th July at the University of Central Lancashire and the Grange Hotel)


  •   Conference Main Dinner and Social Event on 11th July: £8,000 (includes registration for four delegates, presentation opportunity, exhibitor table and dinner speech opportunity (5 mins), 10th  -13th July at University of Central Lancashire and the Grange Hotel)


  •   Conference Proceedings and Delegate Gift: £10,000 (includes registration for five delegates¸ presentation opportunity, exhibitor table, conference bag inserts of choice (e.g., pen, company leaflets, etc.) and opening session speech opportunity (5 mins), 10th -13th July at University of Central Lancashire and the Grange Hotel)

For further details and a booking form, please contact Liz Roberts –

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