14th Quantitative Infrared Thermography Conference
25 – 29 June 2018 in Berlin, Germany

Call for Papers
for Oral or Poster Presentations

Submit your paper by 30 November 2017 and become a part of the programme.

Welcome to the QIRT 2018 Conference in Berlin!


The biannual Quantitative InfraRed Thermography (QIRT) Conference is a meeting of the scientific and industrial community interested and actively working in research, application and technology related to infrared thermography.

All conference topics are intended to quantitative results comprising temperature values as well as further parameters on the tested materials and structures. The latter ones are usually obtained through active thermography, e. g. by exploiting non-stationary heat transfer processes activated by additional heat sources or by considering wavelength dependent effects.

Passive and active thermography methods and technologies are spread now along a multitude of areas of applications, which all profit from each other.


  • State-of-the-art and evolution in the field of infrared scanners and imaging systems allowing quantitative measurements, and related data acquisition and processing systems.
  • Calibration and characterization of infrared cameras and related topics like certification, standardization, validation, emissivity determination, absorption in media, translucent media, spurious radiations, three dimensionality of observed objects.
  • Characterization of optical and further heat sources for active thermography
  • Analytical and numerical modeling, data reduction and image processing related to infrared thermography.
  • Application of infrared thermography to radiometry, thermometry, and physical parameters identification and quantification, in all fields: fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, structures and material sciences, non-destructive evaluations, electromagnetism, medicine and biomedical sciences, remote sensing, environment monitoring, industrial processes and other.


Grinzato and Student Award

During the conference, the best scientific paper will be honored by the Grinzato Award and the best student paper with the Student Award.

Application for the Student Award can be made through abstract submission. The nominees for the Grinzato Award will be announced by the steering committee according to the rating of the submitted abstracts.

Publication of Best Papers

After the conference, all papers will be evaluated by the QIRT Committees and the best papers will be published in the QIRT Journal.

These papers should not already be published in any conference proceedings or journals and the work should be original and new. A peer review process by independent, anonymous expert referees is performed.


The conference series already started in 1992 and took place in a two years interval. The last three conferences were held in Naples (2012), Bordeaux (2014) and Gdansk (2016). Since 2015, due to the growing QIRT community a new QIRT Asia Conference series was established. The first QIRT Asia Conference was held in July 2015 in Chennai (India), the next one will be in Korea. All conference proceedings are available through the QIRT Conference Open Archives at www.qirt.org.

QIRT Short Courses

In addition to the main technical programme, the conference will include one-day short courses on Monday, 25 June 2018, taking place in the new conference center at BAM in Berlin-Adlershof. The programme and the related fees will be defined soon.

Scheduled topics of short courses

  • Non-destructive testing using active thermography
  • Non-destructive testing using lockin thermography
  • Passive and active thermography in civil engineering
  • Thermal problems in fluid dynamics
  • Analytical solutions for passive and active thermography


Address for short courses

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
Branch Adlershof
Richard-Willstädter-Straße 11
12489 Berlin, Germany


H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz

Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 32
10178 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 30 3010411-0
Fax: +49 30 3010411-550
E-mail: berlin.alex@h-hotels.com  



H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
bookable until 29 April 2018

For reservation in the conference venue:

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 32 | 10178 Berlin | Germany

Booking Code: QIRT2018

Single room: 99.00 €/night incl. breakfast
Double room: 109.00 €/night incl. breakfast

Phone: +49 30 3010411-0
Fax: +49 30 3010411-550
E-mail: berlin.alex@h-hotels.com  

Booking form

H2 Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz
bookable until 29 April 2018

The H2 Hotel is located near the conference venue in Berlin's city centre.

Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 32a | 10178 Berlin | Germany

Booking Code: QIRT2018

Single room: 94.00 €/night incl. breakfast
Double room: 104.00 €/night incl. breakfast.

Phone: +49 30 2408801-0
Fax: +49 30 2408801-550
e-mail: berlin.h2@h-hotels.com 

Booking form

Airporthotel Berlin-Adlershof
bookable until 4 June 2018

The Airporthotel Berlin-Adlershof is located in Berlin's southeast near the BAM-Adlershof where the QIRT short courses will take place.

Rudower Chaussee 14 | 12489 Berlin | Germany

Booking Code: QIRT2018

Single room: 63.00 €/night
Double room: 78.00 €/night

Breakfast is not included (13.00 € per person/day).

Phone: +49 30 7202222-000
Fax: +49 30 7202222-100
e-mail: info@airporthotel-berlin-adlershof.de 


Dorint Adlershof Berlin
bookable until 25 May 2018

The Dorint Adlershof Berlin is also located near the BAM-Adlershof where the QIRT short courses will take place.

Rudower Chaussee 15 | 12489 Berlin | Germany

Booking Code: QIRT2018

Single room: 85.00 €/night incl. breakfast
Double room: 103.00 €/night incl. breakfast.

Phone: +49 30 67822-556
Fax: +49 30 67822-1000
e-mail: reservierung.berlin-adlershof@dorint.com 

 Many hostels in Berlin offer inexpensive accommodation. Please check "HOSTELWORLD" to find a suitable place for your stay.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission: 30 November 2017
  • Acceptance notification: February 2018
  • Deadline for Registration of exhibitor: 15 May 2018
  • Deadline for Paper Submission: 31 March 2018
  • Deadline for Registration: 27 May 2018
  • Conference: 25 – 29 June 2018


coming soon

QIRT '18


Steffi Dehlau
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zerstörungsfreie Prüfung (DGZfP e. V.)
Max-Planck-Straße 6
12489 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 67807-120
Fax: +49 30 67807-129
E-Mail: tagungen@dgzfp.de


The German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP) is a not-for-profit organisation and the body which coordinates all NDT activities in Germany.

DGZfP has always attached particular importance to the training of NDT personnel. Courses and examinations are now held in nine NDT methods at three different levels. DGZfP also offers initial and advanced radiation protection training in accordance with the relevant guidelines.

The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) integrates research, assessment and consultation in technology and chemistry under one umbrella.

At the cutting-edge of key technologies of materials science, materials engineering and chemistry, we make a crucial contribution to the technical safety of products, processes and to people’s life and work environment. For this purpose we carry out research and tests and provide advice based on our expertise and years of experience at the interfaces of science, technology, industry and politics.