The conference is aimed to all topics of non-destructive testing and evaluation of materials and structures in all areas of technical activities.
It is an opportunity to meet together all people interested in research, development, as well as in practice, standardization and application of NDT/NDE
methods. All interested persons are invited to participate at the conference, and to contribute by papers in both oral and poster sections. Manufacturers
and suppliers of NDT instruments, software, literature and service providers are invited to present their products and innovations.
Main conference topics
NDT methods (Ultrasonic methods, Magnetic methods, Radiography, Acoustic emission, Surface and optical methods, Tomography, Vibration, Penetrants)
NDT in materials and structures and damage monitoring
Non-destructive materials characterizations and Structural Health Monitoring
Advanced NDT methods and techniques
Application of NDE/NDT in the following areas: energy, transport, engineering, construction, chemical industry, etc.
Education, standardisation, certification and accreditation
Bulgarian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (BG S NDT);
Institute of Mechanics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
Technical University of Varna;
Petersburg Power Engineering Institute of Professional Development;
Scientific and Technical Union of Mechanical Engineering, Bulgaria
Cluster "Non Destructive Testing Bulgaria"
- Meeting Bulgarian NDT Society
Chair: E. Gorkunov and M. Mihovski
XXXIII International Conference NDT Days 2018
Chair: E. Gorkunov and M. Mihovski
- XXIX Youth Training Session “Non-destructive testing of structure, physical and mechanical properties of materials”
Chair: Y. Mirchev and Y. Ivanova
Bulgarian-Russian Seminar “Diagnostics of electroenergetics systems”
Chair: A. Nazarichev and Hr. Draganchev
- Workshop on “Advanced techniques in NDT” Chair: I. Georgiev and Al. Skordev
Seminar “ NDT in railway”
Chair: Al. Skordev and A. Tutzova
Round Table “Powder metallurgy”
Chair: M. Sulowski and M. Stoychev
Round Table “ Standardization in NDT”
Chair: M. Mihovski
Seminar of Section “Business” of BGSNDT
Chair: R. Dimitrov and U. Danev
Round Table “ Accreditation of NDT laboratory and inspection body”
Chair: I. Borislavova and Al. Skordev
Exhibition of firms
Prof. M. Mihovski, Acad. E. Gorkunov
Corr. Member S. Margenov, Prof. A. Nazarchev, Assoc. prof. R. Vasilev
Acad. V. V. Kluev (Russia), Acad. N.K. Mishkin (Belarus), Prof. J. Grum (Slovenia), Prof. D. Dimov (BG), Prof. V. Krustel (Croatia), Prof. V.
Kavurdzhikov (BG), Prof. V. Kovtun (Belarus), Prof. N. Minchev (BG), Prof. N.P. Razigraev (Russia), Prof. A. Notea (Israel), Prof. A. Tadzibaev (Russia),
Prof. S.I. Krivosheev (Russia), Prof. T. Pechyonka (Poland), Prof. V. A. Troytzky (Ukraine), Prof. E. Manoach (BG), Prof. V. Kolarov (BG), Prof. V. Titkov, Prof. E. Barkanov (Latvia), Prof. P. Trampush
(Hungary), Assoc. prof. P. Mazel (Czech Republic), Assoc. prof. M. Stoychev (BG), Assoc. prof. Al. Skordev (BG), Assoc. prof. I. Georgiev (BG), Assoc.
prof. Y. Ivanova (BG), Assoc. prof. Hr. Draganchev (BG), Assoc. prof. A. M. Povalotska (Russia), Assoc. prof. T. Donchev (UK), Assoc. prof. V. Chirikov
(BG), PhD Y. Shoeff (Israel), B. Mihaylov (BG)
The Conference will take place at the Hotel “Bulgarian Red Cross Educational Center” in Sozopol, Bulgaria (map
The town of
is situated 30 km southern from Burgas
(the nearest international airport). Sozopol
is one of the
best resorts at the Black sea coast. It is also an ancestor of ancient antic, midcenturial and modern Bulgarian culture.
Air transport is convenient from the International Airport of Sofia to Burgas or directly to the Burgas Airport. Trains to Burgas, departing from the
Central Railway Station of Sofia are also available. Busses from Burgas to Sozopol go from the Bus Station (South) located directly adjacent to the Burgas
Central Railway Station.
Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2018
Submission of papers : May 15, 2018
Scientific program: May 25, 2018
Conference registration: June 04, 2018
Conference opening: June 05, 2018
Conference closing : June 08, 2018
The official languages of the conference shall be English, Russian and Bulgarian.
Call for papers
All authors are invited to contribute papers on the areas of conference topics (in both oral and poster sessions). Proceedings of refereed and presented papers will be published at the Open Access Database NDT.net
It is highly recommended to prepare the source files for the papers using the following template
. For more information, see the paper preparation guidelines
The program will be available soon.
Mitko Mihovski (Chairman),
Alexander Skordev, Alexander Alexiev, Yordan Mirchev, Yonka Ivanova, Ivan Georgiev, Iva Marinova
Contact of the organizing committee
Prof. M. Mihovski
Institute of Mechanics,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Acad. G. Bonchev Str., bl. 4
1113 Sofia, BULGARIA
Phone: (+359 2) 979 64 45, (+359 2) 979 71 20; Fax: (+359 2) 979 71 20