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Call for Papers


13th Annual Conference of the PHM Society 2021
Call for…
  • Papers
  • Tutorials
  • Data Challenge
  • Panel Session Chairs
  • Tutorial Speakers
  • Doctoral Symposium Applications
  • Technology Demos/ Product Showcases
October 30 – November 4, 2021
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Key Paper Dates
Abstract Submissions
– June 18, 2021
Abstract Acceptance Notification
– June 25, 2021
Full Paper Due
July 09, 2021 July 23, 2021
Paper Acceptance Notification
August 13, 2021 September 7, 2021
Final Papers Due
– September 17, 2021
Key Submission Dates
Panel Session Topic Proposals
– May 28, 2021
Technical Session Proposals
– May 28, 2021
Doctoral Symposium
– June 25, 2021
Student Poster Session
– June 25, 2021
Product Showcase/ Technology Demos
– August 31, 2021
Conference Chairs
Dave Larsen
Collins Aerospace
Sankaran Mahadevan
Vanderbilt University
Scott Clements
Conference Advisors
Karl Reichard
Penn State University
Sankaran Mahadevan
Vanderbilt University
Michael Walker
D2K Technologies
Laurel Frediani
Sporian Microsystems
Sankaran Mahadevan
Vanderbilt University
Andy Hess
Hess PHM Group
TPC Chairs
Abhinav Saxena
GE Research
Chetan Kulkarni
KBR Inc., NASA Ames
Felipe Viana
University of Central Florida
Rupa Das
Lockheed Martin
Bin Zhang
University of South Carolina
Foad Nazari
Villanova University
Turki Mohamad
Ramin Moradi
University of Maryland
Indranil Roychoudhury
Mohit Mehta
KBR. Inc, NASA Ames
Yigit Yucesan
University of Central Florida
Jose Celaya
Ravi Rajamani
Abhinav Saxena
GE Research
Panel Sessions
Brian Weiss
PHM Data Challenge
David Siegel
Scott Clements
Lockheed Martin
Doctoral Symposium
Jamie Coble
University of Tennessee
Bin Zhang
University of South Carolina
Chris Teubert
Kai Goebel
Short Course
Jeff Bird
Neil Eklund
Technology Demos/ Product Showcases
Laurel Frediani
Sporian Microsystems
Derek DeVries
Northrop Grumman
Poster Session
Jamie Coble
University of Tennessee
Bin Zhang
University of South Carolina
Chris Teubert
Conference Career Fair
Abbas Chokor
Education & Professional Dev
Jeff Bird
Karl Reichard
Penn State University
Diversity Outreach
Kathryn Elliott
Rolls Royce
Jamie Coble
University of Tennessee
University Outreach
Ian Jennions
Cranfield University
Jim Larkin
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Student Activities
Sofia Koukoura
University of Strathclyde
SAE Liaison
Rhonda Walthall
Collins Aerospace
Conference Materials
Scott Clements
Lockheed Martin
Conference Finances
Karl Reichard
Penn State University
Website Development
Scott Clements
Lockheed Martin
Indranil Roychoudhury
Neil Eklund
Scott Clements
Lockheed Martin
Kai Goebel
13th Annual Conference of the
Prognostics and Health Management Society
October 30 – November 4, 2021
  • PHM Short Courses: October 30-31, 2021
  • Doctoral Symposium: November 1, 2021
  • Technical Language Processing Workshop: November 1, 2021
  • Technical Program: November 2 – 4, 2021
The PHM Society is pleased to announce the return of our annual in-person conference for 2021 in Nashville, TN
Link to flyer with tentative schedule is here
This conference is organized under the banner of the PHM Society and delivers the quality engagement you are accustomed to. We will bring together the global community of PHM experts from industry, academia, and government in diverse application areas, such as, but not limited to, energy, aerospace, transportation, automotive, human health & performance, smart manufacturing, and industry AI. In addition to technical paper sessions, the conference will also feature workshops, technical demonstrations, expert panel sessions on a plurality of critical issues and applications, a doctoral symposium, Keynote and Luminary speakers, and tutorials free to all registrants. A PHM data analysis competition will be held before the conference and the results will be presented during the conference. Leading companies and research institutions will exhibit their products and demonstrate their technologies during the event. Several social events will round up the program by providing opportunities for participants to connect and network with colleagues, including a high-quality career fair and diversity outreach & networking event. The PHM Society will also offer separate, dedicated short courses focused on fundamental PHM concepts and techniques before the start of the main conference. A data analytics challenge will be held before the conference, and then presented at the conference.
Prospective authors are invited to contribute full length, original, high- quality papers at 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
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 & 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 cities
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Manufacturing
  • Smart Cities
  • Space Technologies and Systems
  • Standards, Metrics, and Verification & Validation
Lead: Michael Brundage, NIST
The goal of the event is to bring together members of the PHM community to discuss ongoing and future directions for text analysis of technical data, including data captured from maintenance-related events and activities. By improving analysis of their maintenance text data, PHM practitioners can enhance their maintenance operations through a deeper understanding of their maintenance processes. Attendees are expected to benefit by learning new tools and analysis techniques for labelling and analyzing text-based documents to improve decision making and continuous improvement.
This workshop is expected to feature a mixture of panels, brainstorming sessions and software tool demonstrations from experts in creating and implementing Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools and workflows. This domain is referred to as Technical Language Processing (TLP). It is expected that this event will be documented in a summary report to discuss best practices, lessons learned, challenges, and needs for performing TLP workflows on real, industrial data. The workshop will be organized in the areas of:
  • TLP Tools – Discussions and demonstrations on current tools and needs for future tools
  • TLP Research – Discussions around TLP research in academia, government, and industry
  • TLP use cases for improving PHM – Presentations on how TLP has improved maintenance procedures in industry
  • Industry Data – Discussions around the types of data that are being collected by maintainers and the needs of researchers for future data
For more information, please contact
A panel session chair will moderate panel discussions with other speakers who have expertise in specific topics. Each panelist will provide remarks for no longer than 7 minutes and then participate in a Q&A session with the audience. Ideas for new panels are also welcome. For someone interested in leading a panel session, please contact Brian Weiss at
Prospective panel topics include, but are not limited to:
  • DoD/Fielded Systems
  • Qualifying Data and Data Use – Integrity, Models, and Ownership
  • PHM for Manufacturing: Assessing Operations to Advance PHM Capabilities
  • Unlocking the Potential of Automotive PHM
  • Nuclear Energy
  •  Wind Energy
  • Predictions of Rare Events in very Complex Systems
The PHM 2021 Conference is planning to offer a set of tutorials that are providing coverage of topics of interest to the PHM audience. The tutorials are meant to provide a learning experience to the audience by giving a comprehensive introduction to the particular topic. Proposed tutorials need to address the interests of a varied audience: beginners, developers, designers, researchers, practitioners, and decision makers who wish to learn a given aspect of prognostic health management. For more information or to volunteer as a speaker, please contact Kai Goebel at
Tutorial Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):
       Asset Health Management
       CBM Policies
       Cost-Benefit Analysis
       Diagnosis and Prognosis
       Life Cycle and Risk Management Methodologies
       PHM System Design and Engineering
       Standards and Methodologies
       Deep Learning
And other advanced topics.
The PHM Society invites sponsors to show off their monitoring, diagnostic, and/or prognostic engineering approaches through Technology Demonstrations and the Product Showcase Presentations.
The concept of the Technology Demonstrations is to offer a true “hands-on” learning experience to conference attendees. Multiple demonstrations will be given as brief tutorials to small groups, scheduled over a two-day period. Each demo will last for 30 – 60 minutes, where attendees will be encouraged to actively participate.
The Product Showcase track offers the opportunity for companies to advertise their products and/or services to conference attendees. Showcase presenters are provided a 10-minute timeslot to give marketing presentations via computer/table, projector, and microphone. Showcase presentations are not intended to be interactive and participants are encouraged to network with audience members after their showcase.
Tech Demo & Product Showcase Topics of Interest:
  • Certification and Validation Techniques for Health Management Applications
  • Fielded Prognostic or Advanced Diagnostic Systems
  • Innovative System Maintenance Approaches
  • Monitoring, Diagnostic, and/or Prognostic Hardware/Software Technologies
  • Rapid Aging Testing and Analysis Techniques
  • Sensors and Sensor Integration for PHM
  • System Identification Processes to Support PHM Goals
For more information on either the Technology Demonstrations or the Product Showcase Presentations, please contact Laurel Frediani and Derek DeVries at
Please Note: Demonstration/presentation hardware, software, concepts, material, data, etc., must be cleared for public release prior to the conference.
The PHM Society Doctoral Symposium will be held as a workshop on Monday, November 1. Full-time students are invited to submit their thesis ideas to the Doctoral Symposium. It provides an opportunity for graduate students to present their interests and plans at a formative stage in their research. The students will receive structured guidance from a panel of distinguished researchers as well as comments from conference participants and fellow students in a collegial setting. For more information, please contact Jamie Coble and Bin Zhang at
Dave Larsen, Sankaran Mahadevan, Scott Clements
General Chairs
Annual Conference of the PHM Society 2021