PHM20 Call for Papers



In order to ensure a glitch-free online event, we ask all authors to pre-record and submit your presentation no
later than Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Please refer to a quick guide to recording and uploading instructions here – Presentation Preparation Guidelines

  1. Within the document there is a link to Google Form that allows you to upload your presentations and recordings.
  2. Please do sign the release so we can make these available to conference audience.

Click thumbnail to download full PDF Prospective authors are invited to contribute full length, original, high-quality papers at If you are planning to participate, please send us a short abstract immediately. This allows us to make sure your proposed paper will fit our publication criteria; this is just a quick screen, not a detailed review. The topics suggested by the conference can be categorized as analysis methods, asset-specific algorithms, prototype implementations, fielded systems, and business case analysis. Both research and industry contributions are welcomed. Submitted papers will be reviewed by experts based on the criteria of content, significance, technical validity, innovation, writing style, accuracy, clarity, simplicity and readability. For more information, please contact the Technical Committee Chairs at

Conference General Chairs:
Dave Larsen, Collins Aerospace
Sankaran Mahadevan, Vanderbilt University

Key Dates (revised dates to be announced soon)

Key Paper Dates
Abstract Submission (OPTIONAL) 3 Apr 2020 10 Apr 2020 (Submit here)
Abstract Acceptance Notification 17 Apr 2020
Paper Submission (extended) 22 May 2020 15 Jun 2020
Paper Acceptance Notification (delayed) 17 Jul 2020 30 July 2020
Final Papers Due 28 Aug 2020
Key Submission Dates
Panel Session Topic Proposals 4 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020
Technical Session Proposals 4 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020
Doctoral Symposium 27 May 2020 12 Jun 2020
Student Poster Session 27 May 2020
Product Showcase / Technology Demos 27 May 2020 21 Aug 2020
PHM Conference Dates (new dates coming soon)
PHM Short Courses TBD
Doctoral Symposium TBD
Technical Program TBD

Topics of Interest:

  • Advanced Sensing & Embedded Devices
  • Adaptive Control & Fault Accommodation
  • Automotive Systems
  • Autonomous / Robotic / Unmanned Systems
  • PHM in Aviation (Commercial and Defense) Systems
  • CBM Return on Investment Analysis & Business Case Analysis
  • Cloud Analytics
  • Corrosion
  • Cybersecurity PHM
  • Data Driven Approaches
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Detection, Diagnostics & Prognostics Methods
  • Digital Twin and Digital Thread
  • Electronic Transaction and Blockchain
  • Energy (e.g., Nuclear, Smart Grid, Wind)
  • Enterprise-wide PHM Applications
  • Human-centric PHM
  • PHM for Human Health and Performance
  • Marine, Mining, and Railway Applications
  • PHM for Precision Agriculture
  • Oil & Gas
  • Physics of Failure & Model Based Prediction
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Space Technologies and Systems
  • Standards, Metrics, and Verification & Validation

A major differentiator for the PHM Society is its modern approach toward intellectual property rights. Authors retain copyright in their work while allowing the PHM Society to distribute their work through a Creative Commons License. As a result, all articles published by the PHM Society are available to the global PHM community via the internet for free and without any restrictions.

Publish in Journal Option: Starting 2012 ijPHM has been allowing authors to present their work at the next PHM Conference if authors desired to do so. Please send an email to indicating your preference of the venue. Read more here.

Please consider serving as a Session Chair at the Annual Meeting. A Session Chair introduces each session participant, and facilitates discussion in the session. This is an excellent way for any member to participate in the Annual Meeting. Any member interested in serving as a Session Chair should contact the Conference General Chairs or the Technical Program Committee ( You can post general questions about paper content, formatting, Creative Commons licenses, etc. at the PHM Conference forum.