90 participants from 20 countries, some as far as Australia, Japan or Colombia,
                              took part in the Conference where there was
                                                     3 invited lectures
                                                   54 oral presentations
                                                10 poster presentations


                                                       Program of the Conference
                                                       Texts of the presentations 


                 The next Conference Surveillance 7 is scheduled for October 2013
                 further information will be released as soon as available


Address of conference:

Centre Pierre Guillaumat
rue du docteur Schweitzer
60200 Compiègne

49°24'00.98'' N / 2°47'59.19'' E


Access to conference place by car:

When arriving from North, on the A1 motorway: take exit n°10, follow towards <<Compiègne>>, take right to REIMS-SOISSONS. At the roundabout of ZAC de Mercières go straight, at the following roundabout take exit <<Royallieu >>.

When arriving from South, on the A1 motorway: take exit n°9, follow towards <<Compiègne>>. At the Roundabout Jean Monnet go straight till the roundabout of Zac de Mercières, and then follow to <<Royallieu>> and <<Reims>>. At the next roundabout take the exit <<Royallieu.

 From Lille: Take the A1 towards Valenciennes. Continue until Exit 11. Continue along the D935 towards Compiègne.


Access to conference place by train:

Compiègne is 45 minutes from Paris Gare du Nord. Compiègne station is four kilometres from the Centre Pierre Guillaumat.


Access to conference place by train:

Beauvais airport is 60 km away.

Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport is 60 km away.


Surveillance 6: Presentation
Jérôme Antoni (UTC Compiègne)
Alain Kavenoky (Président de la SFM)

Scientific committee
Chairman Simon Braun (Technion, Israel)


This is the sixth in the series of international conferences emphasising acoustical and vibratory methods in surveillance and diagnostics organised by the French Society of Mechanics (SFM),

A diagnostic system determines the internal state of a system and the need for operational actions. This determination is based upon information from sensors and an a priori knowledge of the processes involved. The methodology of monitoring and diagnosis is currently benefiting from dramatic developments in areas such as signal processing and information theory. These advances are put to practical use through equally important improvements in sensor technology and real time computation. The range of application encompasses all areas of science, engineering, manufacturing and medicine.

Monitoring and diagnosis are essential to the improved competitiveness of various industries, in that downtime is reduced, safe operation is increased, and quality control in production is ensured online. Moreover, better predictive maintenance reduces costs, and standards for machine operation such as noise, vibration and pollution areadhered to more stringently.

There has been a major expansion in research and applications of monitoring and diagnosis in recent years, utilising new processing techniques and sensors. However, in spite of this, implementation of diagnostic systems is still limited in industry. Reliable systems require a multidisciplinary approach linking physical modelling (or knowledge) with advanced signal processing and information theory concepts.

This conference is intended to be a forum for presentations by and exchange of information between researchers and industrial people in various fields. Fields include, but are not limited to, acoustics, vibrations and modeling, reliability analysis, safety in automation, diagnostics, controls, signal processing, and sensors.

At the occasion of SURVEILLANCE 5 a price of 1000 euros has been awarded to
Alessandro ZANARINI


1.Methods: typical fields include acoustics and vibration modelling, finite element modelling, model updating, vibration intensity...

2.Diagnostic techniques : signal processing techniques, model-based diagnosis and surveillance, pattern recognition techniques (neural networks, fuzzy logic, uncertainty,..), data fusion, expert systems.

3.Predictive maintenance: state of the art, use of reliability data, prognosis techniques, cases histories.

4.Machines: application to different types and sizes of machines (electric motors, pumps, generators, machine-tools, reciprocating machines, etc).

5.Fault detection and characterization: shaft crack detection, cavitation, leak detection, transient phenomena.

6.Practical means of surveillance: metrology, new transducers, holography, antennas, data acquisition and processing, architecture of surveillance systems, associated strategies and softwares.

7.Experience feedback : case studies, technical and economical assessments of surveillance methods.

8.New probes and other instrumentation; Structural Health Monitoring

9.Progress in Acoustics: images, inverse problems, material time - frequency characterization