The Through-life Engineering Services (TES) Centre at Cranfield University is delighted to announce the 11th International Conference on Through-life Engineering Services (TESConf2022), to be held during 8-9 November 2022 at Cranfield University, UK.

TESConf2022 brings together academia and industry to engineering solutions supporting the lifecycle of complex and long-life assets. This CIRP-sponsored conference blends research and industrial solutions related for approaches that enable and optimise the value and the cost in-use. The topics explore design, functionality, performance, reliability and prognosis of life of engineering assets. The research streams cuts across the lifecycle with an emphasis on understanding the design and management to extend life. This year, the conference focuses on the following areas and topics:

Digitalisation in TES

  • Digital transformation
  • Digital twins
  • AR/VR

Industrial product service systems (IPSS)

  • Business models
  • Design for service
  • Design for prognosis

Lifecycle management

  • Maintenance and optimisation
  • Repair technologies
  • Health monitoring

TES for sustainability

  • Life-extension approaches
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Application-tuned materials

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Event programme 

Download the final version of the event programme here.  

Key dates

15 July 2022 Full length paper submission
26 August 2022 Notification of acceptance of full papers
16 September 2022 Final camera-ready full paper submission
1 September 2022 Start of registration
8-9 November 2022 Conference


Call for industrial exhibitions

Organisations are invited to book a stand to exhibit their products and services related to TES. The conference will showcase their exhibits in front of their potential customers and network with world-class academics for future collaboration.  

Paper submission

The Organising Committee invites authors to submit extended abstracts or manuscripts with significant scientific results with a maximum of six pages. All contributions will be peer-reviewed to evaluate their merit prior to being accepted and published in an open access repository with their corresponding DOI. 

Based on the reviewer's report and the presentation at the conference, the panel will make recommendations to the committee, and the top manuscript will be invited to submit an extended paper for a special issue the CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology for publication.

Full paper template – download here


The conference will host academic and industry workshops during the conference in the areas of digital service engineering, repair technologies for advanced materials/composites, degradation assessment using non-destructive testing, diagnostics, prognostics, and health monitoring to name a few. 

Session proposals

The conference organising committee invites experts to host both academic and industry sessions within the conference area and topics. We invite you to send us a proposal (500 words max) with a title for the session, proposal for a session chair and the area they wish to conduct this session. 

Organising committee

General Chair: John Ahmet Erkoyuncu, Cranfield University, UK 

Programme Chair: Gustavo M Castelluccio, Cranfield University, UK 

Local Organising Chair: Pavan Addepalli, Cranfield University, UK 

Call for papers and workshops

Paper submission link

To submit to this edition of TESConf22, please use the online form.

Location and travel details

CMRI, Cranfield campus.

How to find us

Cranfield short stay accommodation

Who should attend

This conference is for academics, early career researchers, research students and industry experts working in the area of through-life engineering. The conference itself is a congregation of experts involved in supporting the life of high value, long-life products and combines academic knowledge and industrial penchant to deliver engineering solutions at optimal operational and maintenance costs.


Conference fees

Early bird and author registration (ends 15 October 2022) £375
General/author registration fee £475
TES Centre Member £337.50
Student author/panellist £275
One-day only £175
Cranfield University staff/student* (except authors) Free of charge
Exhibition space and delegates, including one delegate £800

*You will need to register using your Cranfield University email address.

Confirmed speakers 

Professor Jan C. Aurich, Professor at the Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Production Systems, TU Kaiserslautern

Steve Gregson, Engineering Fellow – Service System Solutions, BEng CEng FIMechE FIAM, Rolls-Royce

Professor Ashutosh Tiwari, RAEng/Airbus Chair in Digital Manufacturing, Faculty Director of Research and Innovation – Engineering, University of Sheffield

Professor Sarah Sharples, Professor of Human Factors, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for Transport

How to register

Registration has now closed.