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International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise
International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise


Special Issue on: "Maintenance Modelling and Management"

Guest Editors: Hazem Smadi and Ali K. Kamrani, University of Houston, USA

Maintenance is defined as the combination of activities that are required to control and supervise a system so that it may perform its intended functions and deliver the required performance. The main objective is to restore the system to a state in which it can perform its intended function. The purpose is to reduce breakdown and to increase available operational time.

The goal of this special issue is to address and publish the latest articles on a variety of topics related to maintenance models and management.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Corrective maintenance
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Mixed maintenance policy
  • Condition based maintenance (CBM)
  • Quality-based maintenance
  • Reliability centred maintenance (RCM)
  • Total productive maintenance (TPM)
  • Maintenance optimisation models
  • Maintenance scheduling
  • Maintenance performance measurements
  • Predictive modelling
  • Effectiveness-centred maintenance
  • Strategic maintenance management
  • E-maintenance
  • Maintenance information systems
  • Case studies or any related topics

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Full paper submission: March 31, 2011

Notification of reviews: May 6, 2011

Revised manuscript submission: June 3, 2011

Notification of results: June 30, 2011

Accepted Final Paper: July 11, 2011