PHM20 Doctoral Symposium

Call for Participation

The Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society invites applications from students currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the fields of diagnostics, prognostics, or condition-based maintenance to present their research proposals at the Doctoral Symposium. The Doctoral Symposium provides an excellent opportunity for graduate students to present their research interests and plans at a formative stage in their educational program. The students will receive structured feedback from a panel of distinguished researchers, as well as comments from conference participants and fellow students in a collegial setting. Participants also present their research at the poster session on Tuesday to receive feedback from the larger PHM Society membership.

Doctorial Symposium Chairs
Jamie Coble,
Dazhong Wu,

Key Dates


Key Conference Dates
Application submission deadline June 5, 2020 12 Jun 2020
Notification of selection July 10, 2020
Doctoral Symposium is held on November 9, 2020
Main conference is held November 10 – November 13, 2020


Application Submission Process

  • In order to participate, submit the following documents to the Doctoral Symposium Chairs via email by the submission deadline:
    • Three-page abstract describing your thesis topic (must be PHM related) with:
    • CV with educational, employment and other experience. Clearly indicate beginning and expected graduation dates and contact information for your supervisor(s).
    • A letter of support and recommendation from your supervisor – may be emailed directly to the chairs.
  • 10 students will be selected (maximum 2 selections per academic institution)
  • Selected full-time students receive free registration and a travel subsidy of up to $1500 covering:
    • meals not provided by conference (per diem applies),
    • accommodation (shared hotel room for entire conference), and
    • transportation (airfare, transport to/from airport).
  • Students in early stages of research (with at least two years remaining) will be given preference.
  • All selected students are also required to present a poster of their research, and their abstract will appear in the conference proceedings.

Please Note

  1. Students who participated in previous Doctoral Symposia are not eligible to participate again.
  2. Travel reimbursement and free registration is only available to full-time students. Part-time graduate students who are employed in the industry are welcome to participate, but they will not be eligible for travel reimbursement and free registration.