25/06/2018 09:00 AM


29/06/2018 06:00 PM


H4 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 32
10178 Berlin

Organized by

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung and German Society for Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP)

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.


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.

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 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


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.

Registration fees

Early bird - until March 2018: 720 EUR*

from 1 April 2018: 800 EUR*

Students: 350 EUR*

QIRT Short Courses (no participation in the conference programme): 200 EUR*

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