- It gives us great pleasure to invite you to attend the World Conference on Acoustic Emission-2017 (WCAE 2017) which is sponsored by International Society on Acoustic Emission (ISAE) and organized by the Chinese Society for Non-destructive Testing (ChSNDT) and China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute (CSEI).
- This event follows the successful conferences, WCAE 2011 in Beijing, China, WCAE 2013 in Shanghai, China and WCAE 2015 in Hawaii, USA. The Executive Boards of ISAE were elected in WCAE 2013. The standing office for ISAE has been funded by the Chinese Society for Non-destructive Testing and China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute. The webpage of ISAE has been registered as www.TheISAE.org to be the official site, and the World Conference on Acoustic Emission webpage was www.WCAcousticEmission.org. The selection of sites of WCAE 2017 was voted in the business meeting of WCAE 2015 Hawaii. It will be held in October, 2017 in Xi’an, China.
- ISAE is organized exclusively for the purposes of promoting scientific, technical and educational exchanges worldwide, primarily in the following:
1. Advancing acoustic emission technology through timely exchange of technical information.
2. Defining and promoting standardized terminology in acoustic emission documentation.
3. Organizing informal workshop meetings.
4. Promoting and/or organizing symposia-type technical sessions on acoustic emission.
5. Establishing technical interchange with other groups interested in acoustic emission and its applications.
- Xi'an, the eternal city, records the great changes of the Chinese nation just like a living history book. Called Chang'an in ancient times, Xi’an is one of the birthplaces of the ancient civilization in the Yellow River Basin area of the country. During Xi’an's 3,100 year development, 13 dynasties such as Western Zhou (11th century BC - 771 BC), Qin (221 BC - 206 BC), Western Han (206 BC - 24 AD) and Tang (618 - 907) placed their capitals here. So far, Xi’an enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals. Xi'an enjoys the laudatory title of 'Natural History Museum', such as the Museum of Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, and City Wall of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644).
- On October 10-13, 2017, the WCAE 2017 will be held in Xi’an Shanxi, China. As the organizers for this great event and on behalf of the sponsors, we would like to extend our warm welcome to invite everyone who cares about AE to the WCAE 2017 Xi’an. We shall do our best to offer opportunities for networking, making new friends, and enjoying the beauty of Xi’an.
- We are looking forward to meeting you in October, 2017 in Xi’an, China.
Gongtian Shen Allen Green Chair of WCAE-2017 Honorary President of ISAE President of ISAE President of ChSNDT