• Intelligent Maintenance Conference 2020, Welcome!

    September 8 & 9, 2020
    Online Event
    Organised by the IMS Chair, ETH Zürich

  • Thanks for your attendance!

    Program & Slides

  • The SMC becomes the IMC

    The Smart Maintenance Conference
        is now the
    Intelligent Maintenance Conference


Information Update:

Due to the Covid-19 sitation, the conference is moving online. This is an exiting opportunity to secure the participation of internationally recognised speakers from the US and Autralia among others! Also, we are preparing a nice program with many networking opportunities!
The conference will take place on the 08-th and 09-th of September 2020 over two tracks: railway and other industries. The program is designed such that you will have the opportunity to attend all presentations.

The SMC becomes the IMC:

The Smart Maintenance Conference has been growing for the last three years. It evolved toward a bigger event, with more speakers, more tracks, more attendance from many more countries!

Strong of this success, we believe it is time to anchor the conference internationally and to make a clear distinction with other similar events organised throughout the world. This led us to rename the conference as the INTELLIGENT MAINTENANCE CONFERENCE. This change of name does not change our objectives: to be place to share fruitful discussions on predictive maintenance between experts from the industry and from the academic world.

In the same spirit as in the past events, we are preparing a conference with renowned speakers from varied backgrounds, including railway, automotive and aerospace industry, academics and others. The program is already available, you should have a look!


(for abstract & slides click on the title)
8-th September
9:20-9:35 Introduction Prof. Olga Fink ETH Zürich
Session Chair: Dr. Kai Hencken
9:35-10:00 Prof. Melinda Hodkiewicz
Dr. Débora Corrêa
University of Western Australia
10:00-10:25 José Martínez Solenix
10:25-10:50 Mathias Pawlowsky Axpo
10:50-11:15 Agnes Fritsch Altran
11:15-11:35 Discusion
11:35-12:05 Networking
12:05-13:30 Interactive Lunch
Session Chair: Prof. Enrique Lopez Droguett
13:30-13:55 Michel Kunz SBB
13:55-14:20 Dr. Wan-Jui Lee Dutch Railways
14:20-14:45 Salomé Iglesia Siemens Mobility
14:45-15:10 Dr. Oliver Cassebaum
Andreas Udo Sass
Digital Ecosystem, Volkswagen AG
15:10-15:30 Discusion
15:10-15:30 Networking
9-th September
Session Chair: Shalini Trefzer
9:30-9:55 Dr. Pierre Dersin Alstom Digital Mobility
9:55-10:20 Jan Mys InfraBel
10:20-10:45 Prof. Diego Galar Lulea Univesity
10:45-11:15 Discusion
Panel Chair: Prof. Olga Fink
11:15-12:15 Panel: From idea to implementation: challenges and lessons learnt along the way
Jan Mys (InfraBel), Dr. Pierre Dersin (Alstom), Dr. Matthias Graeber(Bühler)
12:00-13:30 Interactive Lunch
Session Chair: Prof. David W. Coit
13:30-13:55 Dr. Matthias Graeber Bühler
13:55-14:20 Qin Wang ETH Zürich
14:20-14:45 Dr. Abhinav Saxena GE Global Research
14:45-15:15 Discusion
Keynote Chair: Prof. Olga Fink
15:15-15:50 Dr. Chetan Kulkarni NASA Ames
15:50-16:00 Closing Remarks Prof. Olga Fink ETH Zürich

Slides of the Presentations.

You can download the slides of the individual presentations by clicking on their title in the program.
Alternatively, all the available slides can be downloaded with the link below (~40MB):

Organisation .


Dr. Olga Fink - Head of the Chair of Intelligent Maintenance Systems, ETH Zürich

Prof. Olga Fink

Head of the Chair of Intelligent Maintenance Systems,
ETH Zürich

Dr. Gabriel Michau - Senior Scientist, IMS Chair, ETH Zürich

Dr. Gabriel Michau

Senior Scientist,
Chair of Intelligent Maintenance Systems,
ETH Zürich

Katharina Rombach - PhD. Student, IMS Chair, ETH Zürich

Katharina Rombach

PhD. Student,
Chair of Intelligent Maintenance Systems,
ETH Zürich

Patricia Marty - Lehrbeauftragte ZHAW

Patricia Marty

Dipl. Kulturing. ETH Zürich,
Lehrbeauftragte ZHAW

Nina Limbach - Executive Assistant, IMS Chair, ETH Zürich

Nina Limbach

Executive Assistant,
Chair of Intelligent Maintenance Systems,
ETH Zürich

Program Planning

Prof. Olga Fink, ETH Zürich
Dr. Gabriel Michau, ETH Zürich
Patricia Marty, ZHAW



IMS - Chair for Intelligent Maintenance Systems

Platinum Sponsoring

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Gold Sponsoring

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Silver Sponsoring

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Conference Venue: Online

Conference Headquarters

Campus Hönggerberg
ETH Zürich
CH-8093 Zürich

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