ICAE-9 and AEWG-61: Chicago, USA, June 17-20, 2019


ICAE-9 and AEWG-61: Meeting Announcement

The Conference will be held in

Chicago, USA

June 17-20, 2019

AEWG general meetings are open to all interested individuals.

Dr. Adrian Anthony Pollock
1943 - 2018

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Th 9th International Conference on Acoustic Emission (ICAE-9) & 61th Acoustic Emission Working Group Meeting (AEWG-61) will be held in Chicago. The meeting is open to all individuals interested in acoustic emission technology and applications.

Talks describing AE applications in any field, as well as advances in AE fundamentals, sensing, and signal processing, are invited.  In keeping with the working group character of the meeting, discussion of work in process is particularly welcome.  Students may submit an extended abstract for consideration for the AEWG Student Award.

Topics will cover all the areas of acoustic emission research, development and applications, including but not limited to:
  • Wave propagation of AE source mechanisms
  • Infrastructure and health monitoring
  • AE for composites
  • Advances in AE instrumentation and sensors
  • AE for materials/structure damage mechanics
  • AE applications for large scale structural testing
  • Novel signal processing approaches
  • Material research, fracture and fatigue failure mechanisms
  • Geosciences and rock mechanics
  • Orthopedics and biomechanics
  • Manufacturing applications
  • Diagnostic techniques & procedures
  • Codes and standards development
  • AE theories, methods, validation and verification

Workshop themes:

  • Acoustic Emission instrumentation, data processing and nondestructive/structural health monitoring applications
  • Acoustic Emission for materials/structural damage monitoring and identification
  • Analytical, numerical and computational modeling as well as validation of Acoustic Emission source and wave propagation effects


Meeting date: June 17-20, 2019
Program: <in preparation>
Student Award
Students are encouraged to submit a paper for Student Award Competition consideration.
Venue Information: Welcome to Chicago: Visiting "The Windy City"
A global city in the central USA, Chicago enjoys direct airline connections to cities around the world via two international airports, Chicago-O'Hare (ORD) and Chicago-Midway (MDW). Transfer from either airport to downtown Chicago is available by train, taxi, rideshare, or rental car. A car is not needed to visit most major sights in the city proper.
Call For Abstracts: Abstract submission already open!
Talks describing AE applications in any field, as well as advances in AE fundamentals, sensing, and signal processing, are invited.  In keeping with the working group character of the meeting, discussion of work in process is particularly welcome. As the 60th anniversary of AEWG is approaching, historical or retrospective talks on AE theory, technology, and personalities are particularly welcomed.
  • Please submit abstracts here:
  • The language used in this event is English, so please write your paper in English.
  • Please email an abstract for your paper in 100-300 words together with your paper.
  • Please attach the following personal information in the email:
    Author’s name, organization, address, phone number and email address.
  • The author will be notified within one month after submission of the papers.
Meeting Host and
Program Chair:
Dr. David Kosnik
   CTL Group
   5400 Old Orchard Road Skokie
   Illinois 60077, USA
   Phone: +1 (847) 965-7500

Co-Chairs: Dr. Didem Ozevin and Dr. Valery Godinez



50  years passed since the first meeting of Acoustic Emission Working Group (AEWG) was held in Idaho Falls, on February 8, 1968.
AEWG had its beginning in a discussion between Allen T. Green (then at Aerojet-General Corp., now at Acoustic Technology Group) and Jack Spanner (then at Battelle Northwest). Spanner arranged for a formative meeting of interested parties to be held in Alcoa, TN, on November 2, 1967.
The 12 people in attendance agreed to hold the first meeting in Idaho Falls in three months. At that time, eight others (T. Theodore Anderson, Thomas F. Drouilliard, Robert B. Engle. Robert G. Liptai, O.K. Mitchell, R. Neal Ord. Ronald E. Ringsmith and Richard K. Steele) joined to become the charter members of the AEWG.

The photo is from the AEWG formative meeting; top, from left Robert Moss. Boeing Scientific Research Lab. (Seattle) -deceased; Dwight Parry, Phillips Petroleum (Idaho Falls); Norm K. Sowards, Same; Harold Dunegan -deceised, Lawrence Radillion Lab. (Livermore); Brad H. Schofield, Teledyne Materials Research. (Waltham); Phil H. Hutton. Battelle Northwest (Richland); Allen Green. Aerojet-General Corp. (Sacramento); Herb N. Pederson. Battelle-Northwest (Richland); bottom, from left; Charles Musser, Boeing Michaud (New Orleans) -deceased; Jack Spanner, Battelle-Northwest (Richland)· Julian Frederick. Univ. of Michigan (Ann Arbor) -deceased; Not in picture, Harvey Balderson. Boeing Commercial Aircraft; deceased.  Baldemm took this picture. Also invited to the meeting, but not attended: C. Hartbower, Aerojet-General. W .R. Sturrock. Boeing. C. Tatto, Lawrence Radiation Lab.
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