The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
Asset & maintenance management
e-Maintenance & emerging technologies
Reliability & statistical approaches in maintenance
Maintenance within production
Condition monitoring & Sensors
Lifecycle management & sustainability
The program of AMEST 2016 will consist of several kinds of presentations, including regular and invited sessions.
All paper submissions as well as Invited Session Proposals must be electronically submitted through the PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System.
Guidelines for the preparation of manuscripts are provided on the IFAC website. Authors are advised to read PaperCept's Getting Started Manual for Authors.
Only PDF files compliant with the IFAC Publications Requirements are acceptable for publication.
All paper submissions should be done through the IFAC PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript
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
, 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 confer
the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper
through the paper submission process. The author(s) retain the right to
use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at
the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site
operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to noncommercial
use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC.
Invited session proposals demonstrating sufficient coverage of thematically relevant topics of significant interest for researchers and/or practitioners will be invited for accepting full paper submissions (no abstract only submissions). Invited session submissions will be handled under the same process as regular papers, but corresponding authors are asked to assign their submission to the specific invited session. They follow the IFAC paper format for regular papers and have the same maximum length (6 pages). Each paper will undergo individual blind review and the session itself will be rated as a whole. Papers addressing similar topics may be grouped together, at the discretion of the IPC and thus papers submitted for an invited session may be grouped under a regular session and vice versa.
Prospective proposers of an invited session are asked to send by mail the session proposal to:
Invited sessions papers will follow the calendar and the review process of regular papers. They must be submitted through PaperPlaza Conference Manuscript Management System.