October 19-21, 2016 Biarritz, FRANCE


3rd IFAC AMEST Workshop

« Maintenance Technologies for Performance Enhancement »

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About this event

3rd IFAC AMEST Workshop

The 3rd IFAC AMEST Workshop which follows the AMEST events (2012 in Seville and 2010 in Lisbon) will be held in Biarritz next October.

Today, maintenance is not only addressed under a technical focus, but with a comprehensive system engineering approach. Therefore, the impact of maintenance services improvement, the use of new ICTs for maintenance, intelligent maintenance systems, novel integrated approaches for reliability and maintenance engineering are some of the issues to be addressed by maintenance assets in view of a competitive manufacturing. Within this context, the aim of the Workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners with background in reliability, maintainability, logistic support, PHM, diagnosis, prognostics, lifecycle management, sustainability in order to provide a survey of the advances in the field of maintenance and of its ability to take up the challenge of plant performance enhancement.


Key Dates

Important deadlines

February 29, 2016

Final deadline for invited session proposals

March 31, 2016

Final deadline for regular & invited session draft papers due

May 15, 2016

Author notification

June 27, 2016

Registration opening

July 8, 2016

Final deadline for camera-ready papers

July 27, 2016

Deadline for the early-bird registrations

September 10, 2016

Final deadline for registration of papers’ authors ((strict for authors)

October 19-21, 2016

AMEST’16 Workshop

Call for invited sessions

Call For Invited Sessions of AMEST'16
Official AMEST'16 Flyer
AMEST'16 Flyer


Scientific and industrial chairs of the workshop commitees

Organizing Committee Chairs

  • François Peres

    François Pérès is currently full professor at Toulouse University and is working the Laboratoire Génie de Production as leader of the Uncertainty Risk and Decision group.

    Pr. François PERES
    OC Chair
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  • Benoit Iung

    Benoît Iung is full Professor of Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) at Lorraine University (France). He conducts research at the Nancy Research Centre for Automatic Control (CRAN, CNRS, UMR7039).

    Pr. Benoît Iung
    OC Co-Chair
    Université de Lorraine
    more information
  • Aitor Arnaiz

    Aitor Arnaiz is head of the intelligent information systems (IIS) unit at IK4-Tekniker, where he works since 1991.

    Aitor ARNAIZ
    Industry Chair
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International Program Committee Chairs

  • Marco Macchi

    Marco Macchi is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering. He is Chair of the IFAC (Int. Federation for Automatic Control) Working Group A-MEST.

    Pr. Marco MACCHI
    IPC Chair
    Politecnico di Milano
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  • Christos Emmanouilidis

    Christos Emmanouilidis is a Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University, UK, on Internet of Things & Analytics.

    Dr. Christos EMMANOUILIDIS
    IPC Co-Chair
    Cranfield University
    more information
  • Pierre Dersin

    Pierre Dersin works in Alstom Transport since 1990. He has occupied several positions in RAMS, Maintenance and R&D.

    Dr. Pierre DERSIN
    Industry Chair
    ALSTOM Transport
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International Program Commitee

Kondo Hloindo AdjallahFrance
Daoud Ait-KadiCanada
Basim Al-NajjarSweden
John AndrewsUK
Adolfo ArataChile
Aitor ArnaizSpain
Piero BaraldiItaly
José BarataPortugal
F.Xavier Blasco FerragudSpain
Christophe BerenguerFrance
Pietro BorguesaniAustralia
Carmen CarneroSpain
Bruno CastanierFrance
Sergio CavalieriItaly
Anis ChelbiTunisia
Adolfo Crespo-MarquezSpain
Pierre DehombreuxBelgium
Pierre DersinFrance
Dragan DjurdjanovicUSA
Ioan DumitracheRoumanie
Christos EmmanouilidisUK
Blas José Galvan GonzalesSpain
Marco GarettiItaly
Rafaél GouriveauFrance
Antoine GrallFrance
Carlos Guedes SoaresPortugal
Benoit IungFrance
Erkki JantunenFinland
Ian Jennions UK
Andrew JardineCanada
Dimitris KiritsisSwitzerland
Fredy KristjanpollerChile
Makarand Kulkarni India
Uday KumarSweden
Jay LeeUSA
Jean-Baptiste LégerFrance
Eric LevratFrance
J.P. LiyanageNorway
Marco MacchiItaly
Sebastian Martorell AlsinaSpain
Joseph MathewAustralia
Kamal MedjaherFrance
Giorgio MossaItaly
Yiannis Papadopoulos UK
Aditya ParidaSweden
Thomas ParisiniItaly
Ajith ParlikadUK
Carlos PereiraBrazil
François PeresFrance
Hoang PhamUSA
Liliane PintelonBelgium
Joseba QuevedoSpain
Alberto RegattieriItaly
Nidal RezgFrance
Per SchjolbergNorway
Olivier SénéchalFrance
Zineb Simeu-AbaziFrance
Andrew StarrUK
Janusz SzpytkoPoland
Mohamed TahiriMarocco
Shozo TakataJapan
Ayeley TchanganiFrance
Natalia TrapaniItaly
Marcos TsuzukiBrazil
Mario TucciItaly
Paul ValckenaersBelgium
Brigit Vogel-HeuserGermany
Elisabeth VilesSpain
Bo-Suk YangKorea
Enrico ZioItaly
Janan ZaytoonFrance

Organization Commitee

François Pérès INPT-ENIT
Benoît Iung CRAN UL
Cédrik Béler INPT-ENIT
Eric Levrat CRAN UL
Kamal Medjaher INPT-ENIT
Ayeley Tchangani INPT-ENIT
Alexandre Voisin CRAN UL
Call for invited sessions
Call For Invited Sessions of AMEST'16
Official AMEST'16 Flyer
AMEST'16 Flyer


Section about all authors related instructions regarding submissions to the workshop

Workshop Topics

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Maintenance strategies Maintenance services PHM Event detection Diagnostics Prognostics Decision support Dependability 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 Management System.

Copyright conditions

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 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 Sessions

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.


Keynote Speakers

Presentation of the keynote speakers

Keynote speakers

  • Laurent Pouget

    Laurent POUGET is Head of AIRBUS Customer Services Research and Technology. He is presenting the FUTURE OF MAINTENANCE BY AIRBUS

    Laurent POUGET
  • Kari Komonen

    Dr. Kari Komonen talk is entitled Maintenance and Asset Management: Standardization Activities and Implementation Practice

    Dr. Kari Komonen
  • Philippe Perot

    Philippe Perot talk is entitled MRO at Safran Helicopter Engines

    Philippe Perot
    Safran Helicopter Engines


Program of the workshop

AMEST Program
This program is preliminary. The organisers reserve the right to make further changes, according to the needs of IFAC AMEST'16. Please check the web site for the latest available information on the program of IFAC AMEST-16.

AMEST'16 Program draft


The 3rd IFAC AMEST workshop is sponsored by IFAC 5.1 Technical Committee and co-sponsored by TC4.1, TC5.2 and TC6.4 IFAC committees as well as other scientific societies (IFIP WG 5.7 and ESRA) under the organizational support of the Production Engineering Laboratory (LGP), within the INPT-ENIT, and CRAN Lorraine University as host organizations. This conference will provide a remarkable opportunity for the academic and industrial communities to address new challenges, share solutions and discuss future research directions. The agenda will include plenary speeches, invited sessions, and tutorials. Contributions are expected from academia, industry, and government institutions and agencies.



Several journals have provisionally agreed to consider publishing extended AMEST’16 papers in special issues on specific topics of interest.



Registration is open !

Presentation of a regular paper requires a registration. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the registration fee. Registrants that require a visa should register as early as possible to allow for sufficient time to process the visa application. To obtain a registration certificate for your visa procedures, send your demand to

The regular registration fees cover access to all sessions, conference material, welcome reception, lunches, coffee breaks and social dinner.

The IFAC AMEST Workshop will be preceded by the IFIP PALM Doctoral Workshop, which will be held in Urrugne Saint-Jean-de-Luz (20 km from Biarritz) from 16th to 18th of October 2016. PhD researchers or supervisors planning to attend this event will be entitled to a reduction of the normal fees mentioned below.

Additional social dinner tickets can be purchased on site (50€ each).

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Late registration fee is 450€

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Information about your venue in Biarritz and accomodation

Biarritz and around...

Radisson Blu Hotel

For access to sun-drenched beaches, world-class shopping and beautiful views of the Basque countryside, the oceanfront Radisson Blu Hotel, Biarritz is the perfect choice. The hotel’s position in Biarritz city center lets you explore this resort town, known for its surfing, shopping, golf courses and casinos. Choose from 150 rooms and suites, including accessible rooms, each with luxe amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet access. Sample international cuisine or local Basque dishes at our restaurants Transat (open April to November) and Onyx, and celebrate with friends at the Onyx Bar or the Sky Bar (open April to October), one of our rooftop venues that overlooks both the city and the ocean. Click here for more information

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Biarritz Airport - 3.9 km

  • National flights: daily to Paris CDG / Orly and Lyon and direct seasonal flights to Nice, Marseille, Lille and Strasbourg
  • International flights: London Stansted or London City, via Paris Orly; Rotterdam, Brussels-Charleroi, Dublin, Geneva, Copenhagen and Stockholm

San Sebastian Airport - 32.8 km

  • Several daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona

Pau Airport - 121 km

  • Paris, Lyon, Marseille, London City and other European cities

Bilbao Airport - 145 km

  • National and international flights, including direct flights to London Heathrow

Bordeaux Airport - 199 km

  • National and international flights


  • Taxis, buses and shuttles - outside hotel
  • A63 motorway - exit 4 Biarritz La Négresse toward city center
  • Biarritz SNCF train station – 3.1 km (3-hour service to Toulouse and 5-hour TGV high-speed rail service to Paris)


  • 75 underground parking spots are available for hotel guests (20€ for 24 hours)

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