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

Call for Papers
for Oral or Poster Presentations

We cordially invite all experts, users, scientists, young researchers and students being active or interested in the field of quantitative thermography to attend the
14th Quantitative Infrared Thermography Conference (QIRT 2018). The conference takes place in the middle of Berlin, close to historical centres belonging to the
UNESCO world heritage and within one of Europe’s largest regions of science.

This year, the conference is organised by the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) and the German Society for Non-destructive testing (DGZfP).
The organizers are supported strongly by the Steering Committee of the QIRT community, by the International Scientific Committee and by the Organising Committee.
The conference will be accompanied by QIRT Short Courses, by an exhibition where the newest infrared thermography equipment will be presented and by a social programme.

We are looking forward to your interesting and innovative contributions, which will contribute to scientific and technical presentations, posters and fruitful discussions.

Submit your abstract by 15 January 2018 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 pre-selected for publication in QIRT Journal after a normal review procedure.

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 QIRT conference series already started in Paris (1992) and took place every two years. The last three conferences were held in Naples (2012), Bordeaux (2014) and Gdansk (2016). Since 2015, due to the growing QIRT community, a sister conference series, QIRT-Asia, was established. The first and second QIRT-Asia Conference have been respectively held in July 2015 in Chennai (India) and in July 2017 in Daejon (Korea). The third QIRT ASIA Conference will be in Tokyo, Japan. 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, one-day short courses on Monday, 25 June 2018, taking place in the new conference center at BAM in Berlin-Adlershof, will be conducted. 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 lock-in 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

Registration fees
Deadline for Registration: 28 May 2018

720 €

Registration fee (early bird)
will be 800 EUR after 31 March 2018

200 €

QIRT Short Courses
no participation in the conference programme

Fees are including all conference activities (except short courses), conference documents, social programme, lunch and refreshments. 

The expense of every single meal is less than 60 €.

Terms of Cancellation

Cancellation of participation can only be refunded if the cancellation is received in time:

by 14 May 2018: 50% of the participation fee
from 15 May 2018: no refund possible

The participation fee for presenting authors (for all kinds of presentations) whose papers were accepted for the programme cannot be refunded in any case.

Become a sponsor of the QIRT 2018 conference!

An attractive social programme will only be possible by the financial support of friends and partners. Be part of them and become a sponsor of QIRT2018.

Lucrative sponsorship and exhibition packages give all interested companies the opportunity to present themselves to business partners and new customers. The presentation of your company on the conference website, in the printed matters and during the conference is guaranteed.
On request, we also offer an exclusive package for one of the two evening events.

For detailed information please contact us! 


Become a sponsor

Book your booth by 15 May 2018

A vendor exhibition will be conducted to complement the technical presentations.

Standard size of booth: 6 m²

Booth rental: 1.800 € per standard booth plus Value Added Tax (VAT).

For each booth one conference ticket with full conference participation will be provided.

The number of booths is limited. They will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

Booth rental includes:

  • 1 table
  • 2 chairs
  • Standard plug (16 A / 230 V)
  • W-LAN
  • 1 poster wall (on request)

Book a booth


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  



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

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 

Key Dates

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