• Intelligent Maintenance Conference 2020, Welcome!

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

  • Registration is now opened


  • 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!


Planned Hours: 9:00 to 17:00
(for abstract click on the title)
8-th Sept. Morning
Dr. Débora Corrêa University of Western Australia
Mathias Pawlowsky Axpo
Agnes Fritsch Altran
Networking, Discussions & Interactive Lunch Break
8-th Sept. Afternoon
Michel Kunz SBB
Dr. Wan-Jui Lee Dutch Railways
Thomas Kempinger Deutsche Bahn
Salomé Iglesia Siemens Mobility
Networking and Discussions
9-th Sept. Morning
Dr. Pierre Dersin Alstom Digital Mobility
Jan Mys InfraBel
Prof. Diego Galar Lulea Univesity
Networking, Discussions
Panel From idea to implementation: challenges and lessons learnt along the way
Jan Mys (InfraBel), Dr. Pierre Dersin (Alstom), Dr. Matthias Graeber(Bühler)
Interactive Lunch Break
9-th Sept. Afternoon
Dr. Graeber Matthias Bühler
Qin Wang ETH Zürich
Dr. Abhinav Saxena GE Global Research
Networking, Discussions
Dr. Chetan Kulkarni NASA Ames


To register, please follow the link below:

Attendance fees:

Early birds until 15th of July 2020 CHF 100
Late registration after 15th of July 2020 CHF 150
Students -50%

Registration includes access to all technical sessions and documents.

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

Altran Logo Siemens Logo

Gold Sponsoring

SERSA Logo Swiss Re Logo

Silver Sponsoring

VBG Logo


Please contact us if you would like to become a Platinium, Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsor of our Conference


Conference Venue: Online

Conference Headquarters

Campus Hönggerberg
ETH Zürich
CH-8093 Zürich

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us!

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