It is a great honor for us to invite you to participate in the XXII Russian National Conference on Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics within the framework of the seventh annual international industrial forum “Territory NDT 2020”, held by the RONKTD from March 3 to 5 at the Central exhibition complex Expocentre (Moscow).

In the era of the 4th industrial revolution and global trends of world development, the priority for our community of scientists and specialists is the digital transformation of non-destructive testing tools and technologies, technical diagnostics and condition monitoring to solve the main problem - ensuring public safety in a changing world, which will be the keynote XXII All-Russian STC.

The conference will be a place to exchange knowledge and experience of Russian and foreign scientists and practitioners. The plenary sessions and sections of the conference will feature Russian and foreign invited lecturers from a number of national NDT societies, leading industry research institutes, state corporations and ministries, and a number of NDT equipment and technology manufacturers, who will talk about the tasks, achievements, and problems in aerospace, energy and mining industries, machine and shipbuilding, the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution and the ways of developing standardization and metrology, preserving the cultural heritage, as well as on general security issues.

Conference sections will be organized according to a mixed principle. In the sections on the types and methods of NDT, it will be possible to exchange results in the field of control theory and practice, graduate students and young scientists will be able to get an assessment from leading domestic and foreign experts. The conventionally called industry sections will consider the practical results of the implementation of scientific and technical developments at the leading high-tech enterprises of our country and abroad, assess their level and trends in the development of equipment, control technologies and the principles of its organization in the structure of cyber-physical systems in smart vertically distributed industries, as well as the principles of their possible solutions. Much attention will be paid to the issues of training and certification of specialists in accordance with the developed ISO standards.

The result of the joint work, in the end, will be an active exchange of knowledge, which will ensure a leading position in the field of NK and solve the problems of production companies, taking into account modern regulatory, environmental and economic requirements aimed at the safe development of our country.

We strive to disseminate information about the achievements of our scientists and specialists not only in Russia but abroad. For the first time a collection of conference reports will be published in English and included in the SCOPUS database.

A number of social events with the traditional flavor of RSNTTD will unite science, business and active informal leisure.

The international exhibition of equipment and technologies held in parallel with the conference is traditionally the most comprehensive in the CIS in the field of testing of materials, methods and devices of NDT and MS, as well as engineering in the field of TD. As always, there will be a competition of flaw detectors.

We are waiting for you in the capital of our Motherland - Moscow.

On behalf of the Russian Society for Non-Destructive Testing and Technical Diagnostics

D.Sc., Professor                                                                       Vladimir A. Syasko