CFP – 4th IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technologies: Maintenance in the Digital Era
Cambridge, UK, 10-11 September 2020

Invitation for contributed papers and invited sessions

The 4th IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technologies (IFAC AMEST’20) will be will be held in Cambridge, UK from September 10 to September 11 2020. The workshop is sponsored by the IFAC Technical committee 5.1 and co-sponsored by the IFAC Technical committees 5.2, 5.3 and 6.4. The workshop is also supported by IFIP WG 5.7, ESRA and the PHM Society.

The call for papers for the workshop and the call for Invited Sessions are attached to this email. Journal paper publication opportunities associated with the workshop are mentioned below. The deadlines are: 

10th of January 2020 (updated) for Invited Session Proposals 
15th of January 2020 for paper submissions 

Both papers and invited paper submissions should be done via the IFAC on line submission system for the event

Topics of Interest
The workshop will cover a broad range of research and application topics exploring the role of data-driven maintenance and asset management within the domains of manufacturing and infrastructure. The 4th IFAC AMEST’20 Workshop is seeking original papers on topics including the following (and related areas):

  • Deterioration Modelling
  • Maintenance Strategies
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Low Cost Monitoring Approaches
  • Diagnostics and Prognostics
  • Condition-based Maintenance
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Digital Twins for Asset Management
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Integrated Maintenance and Production Systems
  • Logistics and Maintenance Systems
  • Simulation and Optimisation in Maintenance
  • Artificial Intelligence in Maintenance
  • Industrial Internet of Things in Maintenance
  • Cyber-Physical Systems for Maintenance
  • Business Models for Maintenance Services

Invited Sessions
Please email the IPC chairs and organising chairs your invited session proposal, which should contain in a single page: 

1. Session title
2. Session organisers
3. Summary Statement with the motivation and relevance
4. Bullet points of topics of interest

In the email to the IPC chairs and workshop organisers please mention also the tentative title of each paper, along with a corresponding author.  A minimum of 4 papers are normally expected to be assembled by the session organisers of each invited sessions. You are welcome to propose sessions with a different number of tentative contributions, in which case contributions may be added at a alter stage and the organisers reserve the right to assign, based on thematic relevance, more papers to the session, or expand the session to two sessions if needed. 

The single page invited session proposal without mentioning the tentative contributions should be submitted via the IFAC on line submission system for the even

Important Dates
10 Jan 20: Invited session proposals
15 Jan 20: Paper submission (for both regular and invited session papers)
15 Mar 20: Author notification
10 May 20: Final paper submission
09 Jun 20: Early bird registration
10-11 Sept 20: Workshop

Publications and Journals
Accepted papers that have been presented at the workshop will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect (

All papers presented by registered authors will be recorded as an IFAC Publication.

The presented papers will be further screened possible publication (as extended and revised papers) in the following journals (provisional list of journals which have agreed to consider extended papers): Computers in Industry, Control Engineering Practice, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Annual Reviews in Control

The workshop will be held at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, UK. 

Paper submission
Papers and invited session proposals should be submitted through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System ( where you can find the link to the IFAC AMEST’20 Workshop. 

Conference website
The conference website is Please note that the website is being under updates for the latest relevant information. Please address all enquiries to or contact the workshop organising and IPC chairs for any queries. 

We look forward to your contribution and to seeing you in Cambridge next year!

Warm wishes for an enjoyable festive season and a great 2020 !!!

Dr Ajith Parlikad, Workshop Chair
Dr Christos Emmanouilidis, Workshop Co-Chair
Prof Benoit Iung, IPC Chair
Prof Marco Macchi, IPC Co-Chair

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