Call for Student Posters – Academic/Research Track

2020 Vibration Institute Annual Training Conference

The Vibration Institute is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination of practical information on evaluating machine behavior, particularly concerning the science of vibration and acoustic analysis and measurement. Vibration Institute will offer an Academic/Research Track at the 2020 Annual Training Conference. This track will be dedicated to papers and student posters sharing research, student projects, and instructional practices. In addition to Academic/Research Track papers and posters, the 2020 Annual Training Conference will include industry papers, vendor exhibits, panel presentations, keynote lectures, and professional short courses.

Student posters will be displayed at the evening reception. Poster abstracts of up to 400 words are due March 31, with abstract acceptance notification by April 24. (Posters will not have corresponding proceedings papers. Students may have the option of giving a brief poster presentation during the Academic/Research Track sessions).

Poster topics may involve anything that is likely to be of interest to Vibration Institute Annual Training Conference attendees. Student projects related to the following subjects are suggested as a starting point.

  • Sound and Vibration Testing & Analysis Techniques
  • Wind Turbine Monitoring, Diagnostics, Prognostics
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Vibration and Dynamic Pressure Sensors
  • Predictive/Proactive Maintenance Technologies
  • Machine Specific Vibrations (i.e. fans, pumps, motors, turbines, gear-boxes, etc.)
  • Random & Flow-Induced Vibrations
  • High & Low Frequency Data Acquisition & Analysis
  • Vibration Control
  • Rotor & Structural Dynamics
  • Experimental Modal Analysis

Special conference pricing of $350 for the entire three-day conference is available to all faculty and student participants with a valid educational institution e-mail address. This includes publication costs, admittance to all conference sessions, exhibits, continental breakfasts, breaks, lunches and social functions. The registration fee does not include admittance to pre-conference workshops. Limited student sponsorship is available to defray conference costs.

 Submit a poster abstract of up to 400 words as a PDF file with name(s) and affiliation(s) on a separate front page to Prof. Nancy Denton,  and Dr. Austin Creasy,, by midnight EST on March 31, 2020. Abstract acceptance notification will occur by April 24, 2020. Each poster will be allotted an easel that can support a poster with dimensions of up to 2’ by 4’ (610 mm x 1220 mm) and a small round table for display items (estimated diameter of 30” or 760 mm).

Important Dates for the Student Poster Process:

  • Poster Abstract Due:                                        March 31, 2020
  • Notification of Poster Acceptance Decision:     April 24, 2020
  • Confirmation of participation arrangements:    June 1, 2020