Special Issue: Standards for Prognostics and Health Management

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Abstract/NOI Open Now
Submission Deadline TBD

The International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (IJPHM) is the premier online open access journal related to multidisciplinary research on Prognostics, Diagnostics, and System Health Management. This special issue is focused on the development, implementation, and evolution of standards, guidelines, and best practices relevant to condition monitoring, diagnostic, and prognostic technologies across a range of operational domains.

The development and implementation of standards have become a means of promoting more clear and accurate communication among disparate groups of people and technology. Some standards have become regulatory where they are adopted and enforced by organizations to ensure specific levels of capability or sufficiency.

This not only provides benefit to the standards’ end-user community, this also provides value to other stakeholders within the supply chain (whether they are upstream suppliers or downstream customers). Conversely some standards are non-regulatory where they are typically developed by a community of eventual end-users and then subsequently, and voluntarily, adopted by the same group. Some standards may be considered rigid in definition and implementation while others are less so. Standards-related activities also include the development of guidelines and best practices; Their proliferation and implementation have afforded end-users with sufficient flexibility to mold the guidelines and best practices to their specific operations, needs, and wants.

Standards, whether regulatory or not, have proven successful in multiple domains. They have been, and continue to be, developed in a range of industries including aerospace, agriculture, automotive, consumer electronics, electric power generation, machine tools, manufacturing, medical, oil & gas, robotics, transportation, and wind energy. The Call for Papers solicits articles on the following:
Topics of Interest:

  • Survey papers highlighting existing PHM standards
  • Evidence of standards deployments and lessons learned
  • Methods to address ‘stale’ / no longer used standards
  • Financial impact and burden of deploying standards
  • Standards developed for monitoring, diagnostic, and/or prognostic techniques
  • Strategies to increase standards involvement of stakeholders
  • Lifecycle of standard
  • Proliferation of a standard(s) throughout a supply-chain
  • Standards organizations and their respective areas of focus
  • Workforce challenges faced during standards adoption
  • Reconciling standards needs and wants of disparate stakeholder groups
  • Standards vs. guidelines vs. best practices

Abstract/NOI Deadline Open Now

(Please submit a brief Abstract or send an email to editors indicating your interest in submitting a paper by the submission deadline)

Submission Deadline TBD

(Publication expected in 2019)

Given the special nature of this topic we invite following submission types for this issue. Papers can range from 4-8 pages in length. Please refer to submission guidelines & templates.

  • Development Briefs: Development briefs describe an instance of a PHM related standard’s development, the resultant impacts, and lessons learned with an emphasis on the successes and challenges of the development process. Please use IJPHM Communications template for development briefs.
  • Industry Case Studies: Case studies are descriptive accounts of standards within operational environments or actual products in a PHM related application. Techniques and apparatus used, results obtained, and lessons learned can be included to share experience with the community. Depending on level of details presented, IJPHM Full paper or Technical Brief template may be used.
  • Survey Papers: Survey papers are of a tutorial or review nature covering PHM standards or describe the best current practice, detailed characteristics and performance. These papers cover areas of general interest.

Special Issue Editors:
Jeff Bird
(Standards Committee, PHM Society, Tecnos, Canada)
Ravi Rajamani (Standards Lead, PHM Society Board, Principal Consultant, drR2 Consulting, USA)
Brian A. Weiss (Project Leader, Prognostics, Health Management, and Control, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)

Submission Instructions (Submission is open)
– Prepare a manuscript as per journal guidelines
Create a submission through the website
– Select submission target as “IJPHM”, a dropdown menu will appear to select “Publication Issue”.
– Select “Special Issue Standards for PHM” option
– provide all authors names and other details for the paper including the manuscript.

Invitation to Present:
Accepted papers are eligible for podium presentation at conferences in 2019.