Welcome to COMADEM2012, 18-20 June 2012

Sustained Prosperity through Proactive Monitoring, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Management

COMADEM2012 Sponsors

  • DNV Software
  • University of Huddersfield, School of Computing and Engineering

DNV Software

DNV Software is a leading provider of software for managing risk in the energy, process and maritime industries, and is a part of the independent foundation DNV. Their purpose is to safeguard life, property and the environment, offering solutions for design, engineering, strength assessment, risk and reliability, QHSE and asset integrity management.

DNV has worked internationally since 1867. Their global presence enables them to be close to their customers and share best practice and quality standards, thereby working toward our vision of a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. As a knowledge-based company, their prime assets are the expertise and creativity of 9,000 employees from more than 85 different countries.

University of Huddersfield, School of Computing and Engineering

The School of Computing and Engineering has a vibrant and rapidly growing research community with expertise in such diverse areas as precision engineering, intelligent interfaces, systems engineering, and diagnostics. In the government's most recent Research Assessment Exercise, 30% of its research activities were recognised as 'World Leading' or 'Internationally Excellent'. The Centre for Precision Technologies, widely regarded as the best research facility of its type in the UK, has recently received funding to establish an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology.

COMADEM2012 Exhibitors

We have a number of companies exhibiting at COMADEM2012 along with the sponsors, DNV Software and the University of Huddersfield:

  • Global Sensor Technology
  • Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main - University of Applied Sciences
  • Weir Valves & Controls UK
  • Cybula

Global Sensor Technology

Global Sensor Technology (GST) is a specialist supplier of high quality transducers, signal conditioners, amplifiers, data acquisition systems and analytical software, all at highly competitive prices. GST also specialises in tailor-made sensors and measurement systems, designed and developed in conjunction with customers to meet their precise needs. With customers all over the world, we have an unrivalled reputation for the quality and value for money of our products and for the emphasis that we place upon providing the very best technical advice and after sales support.

Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main - University of Applied Sciences

The University was founded in 1971 and has 246 professors, 500 part time lecturers (from industry, public sector and associations) and 487 administrative staff. It has 10.500 students and offers 50 degree programmes.

Key facts:

  • International diversity on campus: about 30% international students from 100 countries
  • Practice-oriented and academic education, based on international academic standards
  • Emphasis on interdisciplinary teaching and research and professional knowledge
  • Comprehensive support services for all students
  • Large choice of English taught courses and programmes
  • Wide range of learning language opportunities
  • Worldwide exchange network offering a variety of study abroad opportunities
  • Modern IT facilities and IT support system

Weir Valves & Controls UK

Weir Valves & Controls UK (WVC UK Ltd) are part of the Weir Group plc, a well-established global engineering group, which focuses on delivering exceptionally performing products and services to meet the demands of three high-growth industry sectors around the world: Minerals, Oil & Gas and Power & Industrial. Founded in 1871 Weir now have a global presence in over 70 countries on five continents, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide and is one of the fastest-growing engineering companies in the FTSE 100.


Cybula, a research intensive SME based in York, England, focuses on the development of novel pattern recognition which can be applied to large, ‘noisy’ data sets. The company has expertise in data analysis, pattern recognition, processing methods and application software development in addition to associated hardware development (embedded pattern recognition on fpga boards and small scale, low power data collection devices).

Cybula uses this expertise to provide systems to monitor complex engineering assets using feature/event signatures in multi-parametric time-series signal data.  The company  works with engineers in the transportation industries (aerospace, rail, automobile) and power generation (nuclear, fossil fuel and wind turbine) sector providing its software platform, Signal Data Explorer (www.signaldataexplorer.com) to allow specialist engineers to create, test and run abnormality models and event signatures to monitor assets.  Cybula’s clients are particularly enthusiastic about the flexibility and adaptability of this type of modelling on ‘real world’ data and the ability to detect small but potentially important changes to asset performance giving the opportunity for much earlier detection of failure modes.  

Cybula has an active development pipeline achieved by re-investment of revenues in its own R&D and by working closely with the Advanced Computer Architectures Group (ACAG) in Computer Science at the University of York. In 2011, ACAG received the prestigious 'Times Higher Education’ Outstanding Engineering Team of the Year award.  Cybula’s development priority focuses on the application of a cloud compute platform for capturing data streamed from multiple assets and applying customised event detection algorithms together with visualisation methods to allow remote users to review the condition of the asset on mobile devices.

Our Technical Co-Sponsors

18th – 20th June 2012

Delegate Registration Deadline:
31st May 2012

Important dates/deadlines
This event is part of the University's Diamond Jubilee celebrations