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9th IMA International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR)

Date: Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July 2016
Location: Imperial College London, London, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 9th International Conference on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR) will take place in London, UK from 12-14 July 2016. This event is the premier maintenance and reliability modelling conference in the UK and builds upon a very successful series of previous conferences. It is an excellent international forum for disseminating information on the state-of-the-art research, theories and practices in maintenance and reliability modelling and offers a platform for connecting researchers and practitioners from around the world. Abstract and paper submission deadlines are listed below. All submissions are subject to rigorous review before an acceptance decision is made. We hope you can attend and we will provide a warm welcome in London in 2016.

Papers on:

•             Engineering Economy and Cost Analysis
•             Life cycle/performance analysis
•             Maintenance and Reliability Modelling
•             Prognostics and Health Management    
•             Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
•             Safety, Security and Risk Management
•             Spare Parts Supply Chain Management
•             Warranty Management and Data Analysis

And theory or applications of :

•             Autonomous Systems
•             Data Mining and Machine Learning
•             Decision Analysis and Methods
•             Human Factors
•             Information Processing and Engineering
•             Manufacturing Systems
•             Expert Elicitation
•             Operational Research
•             Production Planning and Control
•             Quality Control and Management
•             Sustainability
•             Systems Modelling and Simulation

in maintenance and reliability will be presented in oral and poster sessions.

Keynote Speakers

Professor John Andrews (University of Nottingham, UK)
Railway infrastructure maintenance modelling

Professor Wenbin Wang (University of Science and Technology Beijing, China)
An Integrated Production, Inventory and Preventive Maintenance Model for a Multi-Product Production System

Publication

Conference Proceedings: authors are invited to submit their paper for publication in the proceedings. All submissions will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings. The conference proceedings will be indexed by Engineering Index (EI).

Special issue: delegates are invited to submit papers to a special issue of Reliability Engineering and System Safety, guest edited by the conference chairs, by the deadline below. Papers will be subject to the standard peer review processes of the journal. A paper submitted to the special issue cannot be the same as a paper published in the conference proceedings.

Key Dates

We have had an excellent response with over 100 submissions received so far. The deadline for abstract submission has now passed. However, if you would like to present a paper at the conference, please email conferences@ima.org.uk and we will consider if we can accommodate your paper
Abstract submission of 100-200 words  to conferences@ima.org.uk by 1 March 2016
Paper submission to conferences@ima.org.uk for conference proceedings by 25 April 2016
Conference papers should adhere to the MIMAR 2016 proceedings template and be submitted as MS Word or LaTeX.
Final deadline for acceptance for conference proceedings by 13 June 2016
Extended papers for consideration for fully refereed special issue of the SCI journal by 28 October 2016

Conference Fees:

Conference Fee - IMA Member 

£225

Conference Fee - Non-IMA Member

£305

Conference Fee - IMA Student

£150

Conference Fee - Non-IMA Student

£160

Conference Fees include daytime attendance, refreshments and lunches throughout the conference and a drinks reception.

Residential Fee - IMA Member

£465

Residential Fee - Non IMA Member

£545

Residential Fee - IMA Student

£390

Residential Fee - Non IMA Student

£400

Residential Fees include daytime attendance, refreshments and lunches throughout the conference and a drinks reception, single en‐suite accommodation on campus at Princes Gardens for the nights of 12 and 13 July and a conference dinner on 13 July 2016. Please note that accommodation will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Late Fee for bookings made after 13 June 2016: £20

Conference Dinner as separate purchase: £50

For additional requirements, please contact the IMA Conferences Department: conferences@ima.org.uk / +44 (0) 1702 354020.

To register, please download, complete and return the application form.

Please refer to conference terms and conditions for booking

For those who wish to make their own accommodation arrangements, many hotels are available through popular accommodation search engines, such as: http://www.booking.com/, http://www.hotels.com, http://www.expedia.com For information, the postcode for the conference is: SW7 2AZ, which you can use to search for hotels nearby.

As you will note, fees are reduced for IMA members and IMA students, not only for this conference, but for all IMA conferences. For further information on joining the IMA, please visit: http://www.ima.org.uk/membership.cfm.html

Organising committee

Philip Scarf, Chair (University of Salford, UK)
Phuc Do, Co-Chair (University of Lorraine, France)
Shaomin Wu, Co-Chair (University of Kent, UK)

Programme committee

Dr Babakalli Alkali (Glasgow Caledonian University)
Professor John Andrews (Nottingham University, UK)
Professor Christophe Bérenguer (Grenoble Institute of Technology, France)
Professor M.D. Berrade Ursúa (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Professor David Coit (Rutgers University, USA)
Professor Frank Coolen (Durham University, UK)
Professor Li-Rong Cui (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
Professor Rommert Dekker (Erasmus University, The Netherlands)
Professor Tadashi Dohi (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Professor Maxim Finkelstein (University of the Free State, South Africa)
Dr Ralf Gitzel (ABB, Germany)
Professor Carlos Guedes Soares (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal)
Professor Geert van Houtum (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Professor Hong-Zhong Huang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)
Professor Andrew Jardine (University of Toronto, Canada)
Professor Renyan Jiang (Changsha University of Science & Technology, China)
Professor Gregory Levitin (The Israel Electric Corporation, Israel)
Professor Pra Murthy (University of Queensland, Australia)
Professor Liliane Pintelon (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Dr Mahmood Shafiee (Cranfield University)
Professor Adiel Teixeira de Almeida (Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
Professor Guanjun Wang (Southeast University)
Professor Jin Wang (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
Professor Min Xie (City University of Hong Kong, China)
Professor Enrico Zio (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Professor Ming J Zuo (University of Alberta, Canada)

Enquiries and further information

Scientific enquiries to: Prof. Philip Scarf, Salford Business School, The University of Salford, M5 4WT, UK
Tel: 0161 295 3817, Email: p.a.scarf@salford.ac.uk              
All other enquiries: Lizzi Lake, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, 16 Nelson Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EF, UK
Tel: 01702 354020, Email: conferences@ima.org.u

 

 

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