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Since 1992, the Quantitative InfraRed Thermography (QIRT) conference is a biannual international forum which brings together specialists from industry and academia, who share an active interest in the latest developments of science, experimental practices and instrumentation, related to IR thermography.
Following conferences in Paris (1992), Sorrento (1994), Stuttgart (1996), Lodz (1998), Reims (2000), Dubrovnik (2002), Brussels (2004), Padova (2006), Krakow (2008), Québec City (2010) and Naples (2012), the 12th Quantitative InfraRed Thermography Conference, QIRT 2014, will take place on July 7-11, 2014, at the Mechanics & Engineering Institute of Bordeaux.
QIRT 2014 will cover, but will not be limited to, the following topics:
• State of the art and evolution in the field of IR scanners and imaging systems allowing quantitative measurements and related data acquisition and processing.
• Integration of thermographic systems and multispectral analysis. Related problems like: calibration and characterization of IR cameras, emissivity determination, absorption in media, spurious radiations, 3D measurements, certification and standardization.
• Thermal effects induced e.g. by electromagnetic fields, elastic waves or mechanical stresses.
• Application of IR thermography to radiometry, thermometry and physical parameters identification in all fields such as: industrial processes, material sciences, thermo-fluid dynamics, energetics, non-destructive evaluation, cultural heritage, environment, medicine, biomedical science, food production…
Abstract and Paper Submission
The participants are invited to submit to the QIRT 2014 Web Site by November 20, 2013 an extended abstract of 2 pages (letter size A4 format), either for oral or poster presentation, including key figures and main results. A book of abstracts will be distributed at the conference.
Following acceptance notification, camera ready, full paper of 6-10 pages including color figures should be submitted to the QIRT 2014 web site by April 30th, 2014. All submissions for oral or poster presentation will be handled electronically via the conference website  QIRT2014.scientific-event.com .
A Word template to be used for both abstracts and full papers is downloadable at the website. Authors are requested to propose the thematic section in which the paper should be included.
Web-Based Proceedings and possible publication in QIRT Journal Presented papers (oral and posters) will be published online in the QIRT Open-Archives, which can be found at the website:  www.qirt.org . A USB flash drive with all conference papers will be also distributed to the conference participants. After the conference, the Scientific Committee will carry out a pre-selection of the most prominent presented papers for a possible publication in Quantitative InfraRed Thermography Journal after a subsequent review by two experts.
Tutorials, Technical Visit and Workshop
QIRT short courses
In addition to the main technical program, the conference will include one-day short courses (Monday, July 7). The program and the related fees will be defined soon and presented in the conference website. It will include a general introduction to thermography in the morning and specialized courses on various application fields given in parallel during the afternoon (non-destructive evaluation, thermo-fluid-dynamics, building, thermomechanics…).
Summer course on thermomechanics
A summer-course (given in French) on thermography and thermomechanics of materials will take place from June 30 to July 4. The website will be opened and related to the QIRT conference site in October 2013.
A lot of research teams are using IR thermography on the Bordeaux University Campus and will be opened for visits.
Striving to stimulate young researchers, the organizing committee will award the best conference contribution presented and authored only by students.
Conference fees (VAT included)