Compiling a programme

The German Society for Nondestructive Testing, DGZfP, is the organiser of the 2016 World Conference – WCNDT. The conference papers will communicate recent developments within individual NDT sectors in a wide range of industries and contribute to enhanced development of further applications. 

We have devised an entirely new approach to compiling the scientific and technical programme of this year's WCNDT

Our committees are grouped by applications instead of methods. Each member of the scientific subcommittees is asked to classify and rank submissions using online tools, which then aggregate the results of this ranking process and present them to the programme committee. 


The scientific committee

The scientific committee consists of the programme committee and the topic-specific subcommittees. The WCNDT president and vice presidents form the programme committee and are responsible for the final programme of the world conference. They define conference topics, select the members of the subcommittees, and promote conference and exhibition within their fields.

Matthias Purschke
WCNDT President

Gerd Dobmann
WCNDT Vice President

Anton Erhard
WCNDT Vice President

Marc Kreutzbruck
WCNDT Vice President

Martin Spies
WCNDT Vice President

Topic-specific subcommittees

Topic-specific subcommittees will aid the programme committee by ranking and classifying each submission in an online review process. Their members are also encouraged to invite speakers to the conference.

Cultural Heritage
Art and Architecture, Monitoring and Diagnosis

Energy Generation
Fossil, Nuclear and Regenerative Power Generation

Material Characterisation

Medical Products

Modelling and Data Processing
Simulations, Fundamentals, Algorithms

SHM, Acoustic Emission, Resonance, Vibration Analysis

Nano-Technologies and High-Resolution NDT

New Methods
Sensor Concepts, Algorithmics, Data Fusion, Methods Combination

Public Security and Humanitarian Safety

Reliability and Statistics
Human and Organisational Factor, POD and other Evaluation Procedures

Semi-finished Products
Pipes, Plates, Bars, Composites

Standards and Training
Certification, Qualification

Structural Engineering
Offshore, Onshore, Petro/Chemical, Civil Engineering, Automation

Traffic Engineering
Aviation, Automotive, Marine and Railway

Advisory Board

The advisory board consists of the members of the ICNDT Policy and General Purpose Committee. They forward all relevant information about the conference and the exhibition to their societies, institutes and organisations.

The advisory board is chaired by 

Franziska Ahrens
President of German Society for Non-Destructive Testing

Mike Farley
Chairman ICNDT


  • M. Purschke, DE
  • D. Marshall, CA
  • S.K. Babu, SG
  • G. Aufricht, AT
  • J. Conte, BR
  • S. Bond, CA
  • Y. Cho, KR


Steffi Dehlau
German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP)
Max-Planck-Str. 6
12489 Berlin Germany
Tel: +49 30 67807-120

WCNDT 2016

The 19th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing from 13-17 June 2016 in Munich, Germany is the most important event in our global NDT community.

You are cordially invited.