DOCTORAL WORKSHOP – PALM 2018 – 9th Product and Asset Lifecycle Management

The doctoral workshop on Product and Asset Lifecycle Management will be held in Lastra a Signa  – Firenze (Italy), June 14th-17th 2018. PALM is an initiative promoted by IFIP WG 5.7  together with IFAC TC 5.1 Manufacturing Plant Control, and its working group AMEST to enhance cooperation on different themes among PhD students.

The Doctoral Workshop will provide an opportunity for PhD students to discuss and receive feedbacks about their doctoral research by peers and experienced researchers. This will foster cooperation on the topics of the conference among PhD students and create links between researchers with common interests.


  • Product Lifecycle Management, architectural and managerial issues
  • Product-Service Systems
  • Asset lifecycle management and maintenance for sustainable manufacturing
  • Diagnostic and Prognostic
  • Cyber Physical Systems and Digital Twins
  • Digitalization of Companies
  • Ontologies and ICT tools


For more information about deadlines, submission, program and venue visit the official workshop website.



The INCOM2018 conference will host tutorials that focus on new research directions, initiatives and methodologies. The tutorials will be free of charge for the attendees to the conference and to the doctoral workshops.

The call for tutorials is open: all active researchers and experienced tutors are invited to send their proposal for tutorials. Ideally, a tutorial will cover a specific aspect that could help researchers stimulate and facilitate their future research work on the topics of the INCOM2018 conference. Examples of possible aspects to be covered are: state-of-the-art on specific technologies, research methodologies, research initiatives and funding opportunities, interdisciplinary applications of concepts and approaches, use of software tools.

Tutorials that are specifically targeted to PhD student audiences are particularly encouraged.



As guidelines for submission, the tutorial proposal is expected to include:

–              a title,

–              an abstract (max 150 words),

–              rationale: why do you believe this is an interesting subject related to INCOM2018 topics?

–              Content details: outline of the tutorial as a bullet list and main references of the presented topic

–              Target audience: from which areas would you expect potential participants to come? What prior knowledge do you expect from them? What will the participants learn from your tutorial? How many participants would you expect?

–              Tutor’s short bio and expertise related to the tutorial (up to 300 words)

–              Proposed length of the tutorial. Please note that the tutorial is expected to last either one hour or two hours.


Important dates for tutorial proposal submission:

Submission deadline: 1st December 2017

Notification of acceptance: 23rd January 2018