Tenth Australian Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group)* International Conference on Health and Usage Monitoring Systems
26th - 28th Feb Congress (Melbourne Cricket Ground) and 1st - 2nd Mar 2017 Avalon







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Ver 17-05-00, 10 April 2017

HUMS2017 - An established international conference featuring health (condition) and usage monitoring techniques and technologies for mechanical plant, land vehicles, marine vehicles, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.

Increasingly, mechanical devices whether fixed systems, land vehicles, marine vehicles (including submarines) or aircraft (including helicopters), are being managed using various Condition Monitoring (CM) or Condition- Based Maintenance (CBM) approaches. All these approaches rely on health (condition) and usage monitoring systems and are most suited to ensuring availability, reliability and safety of critical and high-value assets.

The 10th DST Group International Conference on Health & Usage Monitoring (HUMS2017) will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Australian International Airshow ( and the 17th Australian International Aerospace Congress commencing in the last week of February 2017 ( Details will be added to this website as they are decided. The format will be similar to that used in recent years with 2 days of presentations at the Congress (Melbourne Cricket Ground) on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th February, followed by technology presentations and day visits to the airshow on Wednesday 1st March or Thursday 2nd March.

As usual in recent times, we will be using a broad definition of HUMS covering all Health and Usage Management regimes and not restricted to aircraft.

The HUMS2017 Chair will be Dr Wenyi Wang from DST Group.

*DST Group was formerly known as Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)

HUMS2017 Keynote Presentations

HUMS2017 will host two Keynote Presentations, to be scheduled immediately following the AIAC17 plenary sessions. The first HUMS2017 Keynote is to be jointly presented by Paul Harding and Jeff Day on the Status of HUMS for Helicopters in UK MoD. Paul is the HUMS Manager within Wildcat Project Team and is responsible for all HUMS equipment and software on the Wildcat, Chinook and Sea King helicopter fleets; whilst Jeff leads the VHUMS section within 1710 NAS which provides subject matter expertise in vibration control, vibration analysis and HUMS management.

The second HUMS2017 Keynote will be presented by Professor Chun Wang on the state-of-the-art in Aerospace Structural Health Monitoring. Prof. Wang is the Head of School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is an internationally recognised expert in fracture mechanics, composite materials and structural health monitoring.

HUMS2017 Dinner

The HUMS2017 dinner is being held at the The Pavilion Fitzroy Gardens in the iconic Melbourne Fitzroy Gardens, 230-298 Wellington Parade, Melbourne 3002, just a short stroll from the MCG (see Map). The dinner will be on Tuesday 28th February 2017 from 1900-2230, with pre-dinner drinks commencing at 1830. Information about all the Congress social functions, including the HUMS2017 dinner, is available here.