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Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technologies


The paper submission call is now closed.

We are living in a digital era. It is evident that the practice of maintenance and asset management has the potential to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of this digital revolution. Technologies and concepts such as Industrial Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems and Digital Twins are now seen as major opportunities for companies in the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors to improve their products, processes and services.

The objective of the 4th IFAC AMEST’20 Workshop is to bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss the latest advances in digital technologies and their impact on reliability, maintenance and asset management. 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. This workshop is sponsored by IFAC TC 5.1 and is co-sponsored by TC 5.2, 5.3 and 6.4. The workshop is also supported by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society, and the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA).


The 4th IFAC AMEST’20 Workshop is seeking original papers on topics including the following (and related areas):


• Deterioration Modeling  • Logistics and Maintenance Systems
• Predictive Maintenance  • Simulation and Optimisation in Maintenance
• Condition Monitoring  • Data-driven Decision-making
• Condition-based Maintenance  • Industrial Internet of Things
• Maintenance within Asset Management  • Cyber-Physical Systems
• Diagnostics and Prognostics  • Low Cost Monitoring Approaches
• Digital Twins  • Maintenance Strategies
• Integrated Maintenance and Production Systems  • Business Models for Maintenance Services

Author Guide

The working language of IFAC A-MEST’20 is English. The material submitted must be original, not published or being considered elsewhere. The papers are limited to 6 pages formatted in the standard two-column IFAC proceedings format. All articles undergo a rigorous reviewing process by anonymous and independent reviewers. Click here for full author guidelines.


The presented papers will be further screened for possible publication in the following journals: Computers in Industry, Control Engineering Practice, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Annual Reviews in Control. All papers presented by registered authors will be recorded as an IFAC Publication.

IFAC Copyright Policy

All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (Congress, Symposium, Conference, Workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage (, and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (

Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect ( To this end, the author(s) must grant exclusive publishing rights to IFAC under a Creative Commons license when they submit the final version of the paper. The copyright belongs to the authors, who have the right to share the paper in the same terms allowed by the end user license, and retain all patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights (including research data).