OIPEEC Best Paper at the Conference Award

The OIPEEC award aims to stimulate an interest in the study of rope technology by encouraging rope scientist, engineers and researchers from around the globe to contribute to this field.

OIPEEC will award 2,000€ in total for the top 3 papers. 1,000€ for the paper with the highest rating and 500€ each for the 2nd and 3rd papers.

The OIPEEC awards took different forms in the past years. Since 2013, OIPEEC offers during each conference an award for the best papers.

The papers are assessed by a Jury of at least four members of the Management Committee. The members of the jury will not assess a paper produced and/or presented by a person affiliated to the same company or organization as them.

In judging the entries the Jury takes account of the following aspects:

  • Novelty
  • Industrial relevance
  • Scientific relevance
  • Quality of the presentation
  • Quality of the paper

Conference Award Winners:

Conference Year Conference Location Author Name Paper Title
2013 Oxford, England J.C. Weis Parametric studies of cross sectional stresses for wire ropes under tensile load using the finite element method
2015 Stuttgart, Germany E. Huntley Non-Destructive Test methods for high-performance synthetic rope
2017 La Rochelle, France S. Pernot Wirelets for assessing the condition of ropes: a dive into magnetic rope signals

The Hague, Netherlands

JM. Teissier In Depth Analysis of the Socket Termination, and Proposal for a New Rope Termination Method
2022 Stuttgart, Germany S. Pernot

Wirelet 3: Deep Learning Models for the Automatic Analysis of Rope Surface Defects