Seminar NDT in Railway
NEW: Register for presence or virtual participation!
28 September 2020 in Potsdam, Germany

Special situations require new measures! As travel restrictions still apply in some countries, we have decided to offer the seminar as a hybrid event. The entire event is streamed live (corresponding to CET (Central European Time)).


Non-destructive testing of railway components is one of the key technologies for reliable and sustainable operation of high density and high quality rail services.

Constantly increasing loadings, train speeds and traffic density require adaptation of track design, rail and wheelset materials as well as new traction technologies and vehicle design using modern joining methods. Due to the higher demands there is a change in damage mechanisms and an emerge of novel defect types which have to be handled. This poses strong challenges for non-destructive testing of both the rolling stock and the track which have to be discussed.

With this seminar we will address the modern challenges in non-destructive testing in the railway sector and give an insight into new developments and applications. In addition, the interdisciplinary exchange between science and industry will enable extended networking among the participants. 

We will courteously invite you to the City of Potsdam to participate in an expert exchange of experiences. Our invitation is addressed to users and service providers from all areas of the railway industry sector as well as to experts from research and development.

With 13 specialist lectures by NDT experts, we have put together a comprehensive programme which addresses the following main topics:

  • NDT on Rolling Stock 
  • NDT on Tracks 
  • New challenges NDT 4.0
  • Standardisation in NDT railway sector 

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Potsdam.

Thomas Heckel
Technical Committee NDT on Railway
Dr. Matthias Purschke
Executive Director and member of the board of DGZfP


Advice for virtual participation: Times given in programme correspond to CET (Central European Time).

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350 €

Registration Fee

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80 €

up to 30 years

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190 €

Virtual Participation

Personalised access link will be sent (a few days prior to the conference) to the e-mail address used for registration.

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Fees for presence participation are including conference documents, lunch and refreshments. 

The expense of every single meal is less than 60 €.

Fees for virtual participation are including digital confernce documents.

Event preparation and organisation are associated with financial and human resources. We ask for your understanding, that cancellations up to six weeks prior to the event will be charged with a service fee of 50 % of the participation fee. In case of later cancellation or no-show, 100 % of the participation fee will be charged.

Terms of Cancellation

Cancellation of participation can only be refunded if the cancellation is received in time:

by 17 August 2020: 50% of the participation fee
from 18 August 2020: no refund possible

The participation fee for presenting authors (for all kinds of presentations) whose papers were accepted for the programme cannot be refunded in any case.

Coronavirus: Hygiene Concept for our Seminar

The DGZfP takes the current development regarding the coronavirus very seriously. The safety and health of our employees and particpants has top priority. Therefore we created the following hygiene concept for our event together with Kongresshotel Potsdam. We ask you to pay attention to our measures and to support us in their implementation.

Hygiene Concept
For your information please find here the hygiene concept for our event. Please read it carefully.
Corresponding measures and instructions on site must also be followed strictly!

Personal Contact Data
For proctection of our participants and for traceability of infections with COVID-19, we are obliged to document your presence during our event and have to ask you for your personal contact data. All participants have to fill in the contact data form. Please bring the filled in form with you for registration at the conference desk. The data will be stored at DGZfP and will be destroyed after a period of 4 weeks. Please note that the participation will only be possible after submitting the form.  


Visa Requirements

Visa required?

Visitors for many non-EU countries need a visa.

You should apply immediately to the German consular office or embassy in your country in order to avoid delay and other inconveniences. The visa application procedure can take up to severeal months.

For more detailed information please see the official website of the Federal Foreign Office or contact the German embassy of your country.

Holders of some passports may require an official to obtain a visa.

We assist you by processing an official invitation letter on request. Therefore we need the following information:

  • Full name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number

After payment of the registration fee, we will process your request for issuing the official invitation. We will send it to you by e-mail. If you need the hard copy of the invitation letter by express delivery service, we will charge a service fee of 100.- €.

If you need an invitation letter to apply for visa, please fill in the form and send it by e-mail to


Kongresshotel Potsdam am Templiner See

Am Luftschiffhafen 1
14471 Potsdam, Germany


For reservation in the conference hotel:

Booking code: Railway
Single room: 105.00 €/night incl. breakfast
Double room: 105.00 €/night incl. breakfast

Phone: +49 331 907-0

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Dates & Downloads


  • Registration of presenting authors: 30 April 2020
  • Seminar: 28 September 2020