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MFPT 2016

Part of a Joint Conference with

ISA’s 62nd International Instrumentation Symposium

May 24-26, 2016 – Dayton Convention Center, Dayton OH, USA

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 CONFERENCE THEME - Advances in Technology to Support End User Mission



Following their previous great successes, MFPT and ISA are once again organizing a joint event for 2016!  This Call for Papers is soliciting papers for the MFPT 2016 element of the Joint Conference that will be held 24-26 May 2016, at the Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, OH, USA.  The 2016 event theme is intended to provide a clear focus on the needs of the End User, and the MFPT 2016 element on the Conference will cover the development and application of prognostics and health management technologies and show how practical technologies can be integrated into a platform or system.  A separate Call for Papers will be issued by ISA for the 62nd International Instrumentation Symposium element of the Conference.  All attendees and participants will have full access to the joint Conference, thus providing outstanding value.

MFPT is also pleased this year to be collaborating with the British Institute of NDT and SAE, adding further to the international flavor of the Conference.

Conference Program

Monday - a series of workshops (to be announced)

Tuesday to Thursday - Daily plenary sessions followed by up to six parallel technical tracks

Conference details will be posted on the MFPT website over the coming months, including the full Joint Conference program, and will be periodically updated to include the latest information.  

Important dates

Deadline for website submission of abstracts

19 October
16 November 2015

Deadline for submission of full written papers, and associated author registration, for paper publication in the Proceedings

7 March 2016

Deadline for Crowne Plaza hotel reservations

27 April 2016

Deadline for registration for all authors/paper presenters Monday,
25 April 2016

Deadline for early bird Conference registration

9 May 2016

Deadline for upload of PowerPoint presentations

20 May 2016

MFPT 2016/ISA 62nd IIS Joint Conference

24-26 May 2016

Abstract Submission for Technical Sessions and Tutorials

MFPT Headquarters is now accepting titles for proposed papers or tutorials with accompanying abstracts.  Submissions are encouraged from academia, government entities and industry.  Some examples of likely sessions are shown below, but do not let this partial list confine your scope.  Please submit an abstract (500 words max) for your proposed paper or tutorial on the MFPT website by Monday, 19 October 2015 using the MFPT 2016 Abstract Submission Form.

Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) Machine Autonomy and Self-Awareness
Corrosion Detection and Prediction Mechatronics and Intelligent Condition Monitoring Systems
Data/Knowledge Management New Sensor Technology
Diagnostics Oil and Fluid Analysis Technology
Economic/Business Case Studies and Analyses Performance Based Logistics (PBL)
Electronics and Power Systems Health Management Prognostics
Failure Analysis Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
Failure Prevention for Materials and Structures Signal Analysis
Health Management Strategies Sensors
Health Management Tools and Capabilities Sensors for Harsh Environments and Extreme Operation
Human Performance Smart Devices and Systems
Industry Perspectives Structural Life Monitoring
Inspection and Certification of Additive Manufactured Aerospace Components Success Stories in Safety and Affordability
Intelligent Systems Systems Engineering

On the abstract submission form, allocate your abstract to one of the listed subject areas/provisional sessions (or you are welcome to suggest another possible session title).

If you have a 90-minute or 3-hour tutorial to offer, please also submit it using the MFPT 2016 Abstract Submission Form and specify in the 'Comments/Requests' box that you are proposing a tutorial.

Preparation and Publication of Papers

While a PowerPoint presentation is a perfectly acceptable format, we do encourage presenters to write a paper and thus receive the appropriate publication and professional recognition.  MFPT publishes hardbound conference proceedings containing all papers that are accepted and received by the deadline.  The proceedings are available for purchase as part of your conference registration.  Additionally, an electronic set of proceedings will be issued after the Conference to all attendees and will contain all presentation material, tutorials and keynote speeches from the Conference.

Principal authors of accepted abstracts will find full instructions on how to prepare their papers, if applicable, under Author Guidelines on the MFPT web site.  Authors must submit their final papers to MFPT HQ and pay the required registration fee by Monday, 7 March 2016For all papers published in the proceedings, a speaker will be required to attend the Conference, present the paper and pay the required registration fee.  Publication of the paper is contingent upon the payment of the fee on time.


Jack Frarey Award for Excellence in the Field of Machinery Failure Prevention Technology.  The late Jack Frarey excelled in many aspects of the field of Machinery Failure Prevention Technology, his contributions making a significant impact in the field, and inspiring his colleagues.  The Jack Frarey award recognizes annually the outstanding contributions to this field of individuals or organizations that best emulate the spirit and personal dedication that Jack brought to this endeavor.  At MFPT 2016, the next recipient of this award will be announced.

Henry and Sallie Pusey “Best Paper” Award.  First introduced at MFPT 61 in April 2007, this award reflects the many years of hard work, dedication, and professionalism shown by Henry and Sallie Pusey that established the high standards of excellence that MFPT enjoys today.  The award thus exemplifies the highest levels of excellence in technical contribution, clarity, and professionalism of all the written papers submitted for the MFPT annual Conference.  The next recipient will be announced at MFPT 2016.

Best Student Paper $500 Award.  All students who submit papers for publication in the 2016 MFPT hardbound proceedings are eligible to compete for this award, which was introduced at MFPT 2012.  The award is intended to encourage students to carry out top quality work, but also to communicate their work to a high standard both through their written papers and their Conference presentations.  Students can be at BS, MS or PhD levels.


Authors, tutors, participants and attendees will be able register to attend the Conference on the MFPT website MFPT 2016 Registration Form using a credit card, or by printing and faxing/mailing the registration form page.  Registration includes breakfasts, lunches and breaks on all three days of the Conference, a catered Exhibitor Reception, and a copy of the electronic Conference proceedings.

Registration Fees

Registration Date:

Attendee Paper Presenter, Tutor, Session Chair,
MFPT Board Member
Student/ Retiree

Register on or before 9 May 16

(or before 7 March 16 for Presenters with Papers for Publication in Hard-bound Proceedings)

$825 $675 $300

Register after 9 May 16
$875 $725 $325

Exhibits and Sponsors

Technical exhibits form an integral and important part of the MFPT Conference and ample time will be scheduled for participants to visit the exhibits.  The number of exhibits is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Exhibitors may reserve a 3’ x 6’ table-top exhibit forr $1250 or an 8’ x 10’ booth for $1600.  Once registered as an exhibitor, the company logo will be displayed on the MFPT website, along with a brief company description and contact details.   An exhibitor registration includes two full Conference registrations.  Furthermore, an Exhibitors’ Reception will be held on the evening of the first day of the Conference.  Breakfasts, lunches and refreshments at breaks will also be served in the exhibit area each day.  To register as an exhibitor, please complete the Exhibitor Registration Form on the MFPT website.

As an alternative to exhibiting, companies and organizations are welcome to sponsor a break or meal during the Conference.  Contact MFPT HQ is you wish to pursue this option.

If you have questions on any of the above information, please contact:

MFPT Headquarters (Chris Pomfret or Rick Wade)
5100 Springfield St, Suite 420
Dayton, OH 45431-1264
Tel: (937) 256-2285; Fax: (937) 256-2603

E-mail: chris@mfpt.org, rick@mfpt.org

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