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Special Session
Special Session on
Recent Advances in Integrated Maintenance Modeling and Optimization in Manufacturing Systems
 - RAIMMOMS 2018

24 - 26 January, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 7th International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - ICORES 2018


Abelhakim Khatab
Lorraine University/ENIM
Brief Bio
Abdelhakim KHATAB is an Associate Professor at the University of Lorraine (France). He received a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Automation from the National Institute of Applied Science (INSA) of Lyon (France), in 2000. He held a researcher-lecturer position at INSA of Lyon from 2000-2004. After that (2005-2008), he held a post-doc position in Mechanical Engineering Department at Laval University, Quebec (Canada). His current research involves reliability design and analysis, and maintenance optimization of manufacturing and production systems.
El-Houssaine Aghezzaf
Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Claver Diallo
Dalhousie University
Uday Venkatadri
Dalhousie University


Manufacturing systems represent the vast majority of most industrial capital. For the management and the design of such systems, integrated approaches are becoming an important issue attracting researchers from reliability & maintenance as well as the operational research communities. Recently, several studies demonstrated indeed the benefit of joint decision on production and maintenance planning. In addition to maintenance and production activities, other studies considered also quality control. Many analytical and simulation models have been proposed to support joint decision making. There are however many important areas of manufacturing systems decision making that are not studied or are insufficiently covered such as warranty, logistics in addition to sustainable aspects.

This session aims to bring together a group of researchers who have investigated these topics and will have them share their research work with the community with the goal of fostering future research on these key issues. The session also aims to establish a bridge between the reliability & maintenance and the operational research communities.

Original research papers, methodological papers, case studies, reviews and short communications on the theme of this special session are welcomed. Topics may include but are not limited to:

· Design for Sustainable Manufacturing Systems
· Failure Data Analysis and Condition Assessment Models for Remanufacturing
· Integrated analysis of quality, production and maintenance for Manufacturing Systems
· Reliability Assessment of Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Systems
· Robust optimization of joint maintenance and production Planning
· Optimal Maintenance Strategies for sustainable systems
· Warranty and leasing Models for new or reconditioned Manufacturing Systems
· Safety Models for Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Systems


Paper Submission: November 7, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: November 21, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: November 29, 2017 (expired)


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special sesion program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ICORES Special Sessions - RAIMMOMS 2018
e-mail: icores.secretariat@insticc.org