Symposium on Application of Automation Technology and Advanced Analysis Techniques in Fatigue and Fracture Testing

(In-person only event)

Date: May 8, 2024 

Event Location:  Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Organized by: ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture



About the Event

The Symposium on Application of Automation Technology and Advanced Analysis Techniques in Fatigue and Fracture Testing will be held May 8, 2024. The symposium is organized by ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture, and will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the committee. The language of the symposium will be English.


Objective and Scope

The ongoing rapid advancement of digital systems hardware and software technology continues to provide new opportunities for scientists and engineers in fatigue and fracture testing and analysis. Greater performance, decreased cost hardware and software systems are providing enhanced capability for applications in the areas of test control, data acquisition, data analysis and interpretation, modeling, simulation, and integration of testing with design. This symposium continues the open exchange of information at the international level on computer technology applications and innovations in fatigue and fracture testing and data analysis.

The goal of this symposium is to provide an international forum for technical knowledge exchange emphasizing ongoing work and recent development in the following traditional automation-related technical areas:

  • Novel approaches for improved control and measurement in materials testing systems,
  • Monitoring, generating and/or controlling fixed and variable amplitude (spectrum) force and/or displacement,
  • More efficient and/or cost-effective methods of generating characterization data,
  • Implemented algorithms to formalize determination of key features in test records,
  • Analysis, simulation, and modeling of fatigue crack nucleation or growth of components (and factoring this into testing), and,
  • Laboratory automation as well as information management systems.

As a secondary goal for this symposium, user experience is solicited in application of the recent ASTM E3076-18 “Standard Practice for Determination of the Slope in the Linear Region of a Test Record”. Topics and issues for consideration include (but are not limited to):

  • Comparison of Slope Determination by the Analysis of Residuals (SDAR) with other methods,
  • Characteristics of datasets that fail quality metrics or confound the algorithm,
  • Evaluation of the quality metric values utilized in this standard (and alternate metrics),
  • Identification of any and all areas where the algorithm presented in ASTM E3076-18 could be improved (pre-processing of datasets, and other non-monotonically increasing datasets and application of the algorithm to other standards).


Abstract Submission

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submission Portal no later than October 27, 2023. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

The abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium chair(s) will notify you via email by December 1, 2023 of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit a final abstract a few months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in a program booklet at the symposium.


Publication Information

Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email only. STP papers should be full-length technical papers of approximately 10,000 words, significantly contribute to the technical literature, and must include a review of past work in the relevant area and present information of current interest or probe new fields. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email, but also can be found by clicking here.

Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than May 31, 2024 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers. The STP will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.


Technical Program




Registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the symposium.




Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.



March 31, 2024

After March 31, 2024
ASTM Member $350.00 $450.00
Non-member $450.00 $550.00
Presenter Waived Waived
Student Waived Waived

Not an ASTM Member?  An individual membership costs only $75.00 a year. If you would like to become a member of ASTM International and Committee E08 to begin taking advantage of all the ASTM membership benefits, including attending this event for free, please use the link below to join ASTM before registering for the event. After you have become a member, please return to this webpage to register for the event as an ASTM Member.

ASTM International Membership

All Attendees – All attendees are urged to register for this symposium before arriving onsite. All attendees must check in at the ASTM Registration Area to obtain their name badge before entering the event room.

PRESENTERS - Symposium presenters do not need to register. All presenters will automatically be registered by ASTM.

Students – Students may be eligible for a reduced registration fee provided they meet certain requirements. To qualify for the reduced fee you must be a full-time student, not employed full-time, and be able to provide a current valid university email address for registration.  To register as a student, please email ASTM Symposia Operations at

Cancellations – A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration, please click the "Modify My Registration" button found in your registration confirmation email and follow the prompts to cancel your registration. Please contact Symposia Operations at or 610-832-9522 if you need assistance.

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Technical Chair Contact Information

Kimberly Maciejewski
Phone: +1 724-337-4527

Peter Bailey
Instron Calibration Laboratory
Phone: +44-7880-187716

Peter McKeighan
Symmetry Engineering & Forensic Consulting LLC
Phone: +1 916-716-1818


Continuing Education Units

Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.55 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and email it to ASTM Symposia Operations at You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to you via email approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the symposium concludes.55


Hotel Information

All meetings will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107.


Hotel Reservations:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official May Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than April 5th, 2024. The ASTM rate is $215 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically. To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click the link below.

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The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. The government per diem rates are set by fiscal year, effective October 1 each year; you will be charged the prevailing rate at the time of the meeting, not at the time of booking. To find current rates in the CONUS visit GSA.GOV. The government per diem rate reservations may be made via our online reservation system, using the blue hyperlink above. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

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Standards Development Meetings

Committee E08 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee and their future meetings, please visit the E08 Committee Homepage.