Openness and access to information and technology are a priority in terms of innovation and technological advances. They must make it possible to apply the latest techniques to offer better services in inspections and non-destructive testing.

The scientific program, made up of approximately 190 scientific and technical conferences, led by quality speakers in terms of expertise, will allow participants to discuss around:

  • New industrial applications of NDT methods;
  • Feedback from industry
  • Research and development

Poster sessions will allow young PhD students to present their thesis subject to scientists and industrialists. Note, the awarding of the COFREND Prize, to 3 winners, on the criteria of the Jury, and the celebration of the Prize during the Gala evening.

Also, every afternoon at the opening of the technical program, there will be scientific plenary conferences.


  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 of November 2022 => November 30, 2022
  • Communications Acceptance: 15 of December 2022
  • Full paper submission deadline: 6th of June 2023

6th Ph.D Students Challenge “DOCTORIALES DE LA COFREND”

Ph.D. Students are invited to download the Guideline to prepare in the best conditions, the Pitch and Poster Sessions / DOWNLOAD GUIDELINE

Size of the poster : format A0 (84 cm large x 120 cm high)


The abstracts will be published in the Program Catalog, in a printed version and distributed on site to all participants.

A PDF version, as well as, articles will be also published on our  partner’s website,  – Open Access Archive of Nondestructive Testing ISSN 1435-4934 (

Find out the layout specifications to deposit your Articles, papers.



Pierre CALMON (CEA List), President of the Scientific & Technical hub of COFREND

  • Odile ABRAHAM, Université Gustave Eiffel
  • Julien BANCHET, Aubert & Duval
  • Mourad BENTAHAR, Université du Mans
  • Florence BEY, SNCF
  • Bastien CHAPUIS, CEA List
  • Marc DESCHAMPS, Université de Bordeaux
  • Nicolas DOMINGUEZ, Airbus Groupe
  • Frédéric JENSON, Safran Tech
  • Valérie KAFTANDJIAN, INSA Lyon
  • Jean Claude LENAIN, C-TInnov
  • Robert LÉVY,
  • Joseph MOYSAN, Université Aix-Marseille
  • Nicolas NOURRIT, Institut de Soudure
  • Mireille RAPIN, Framatome Intercontrôle
  • Sharfine SHAHJAHAN, EDF
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