Call for Papers

The University of Tennessee’s
Reliability & Maintainability Center (RMC) Announces:

The 24thAnnual
Maintenance and Reliability Conference – MARCON 2020
March 9 – 12, 2020– Knoxville, TN

Deadline to submit:  September 1, 2019

Authors will be notified of selection status by  September 15, 2019

The University of Tennessee’s Reliability & Maintainability Center (RMC) invites you to submit paper abstracts and/or workshop proposals to be considered for the 24th annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference, MARCON 2020.  The 2020 conference will highlight best practices and case studies of companies in all stages of their R&M journeys; the latest tools and strategies to maintain and manage assets; new tools and technologies, and the latest research in the field.

Presentation slots are 45 minutes in length including any time set aside for question and answer. Selection preference is given to practitioners. Service and product providers are encouraged to co-present with a client to increase the chance of selection.

Why Should You Present?

  • Selected presenters receive free admission to the formal portion of the conference (one per paper), March 11thand 12th.
  • Paper and Presentation Slides are published electronically in the conference proceedings.
  • The chance to share your knowledge, lessons learned and accomplishments with others in the field.
  • Recognition among your R&M peers.


  • Title
  • Abstract (350 words or less) detailing the proposed presentation
  • Proposed topic area
  • Marketing Summary (50 – 75 words)
  • Presenter’s Bio
  • No commercial content is allowed during paper presentations.
  • If selected, you will be required to submit presentation slides and a corresponding paper no later than February 5th, 2020.

The RMC is specifically looking for papers relating to the following topics:

  • Organization, Strategy, and Culture
  • Facilities Reliability
  • R&M Technology and Tools
  • Workforce Effectiveness
  • Asset Care Execution
  • Machinery and Equipment Maintenance
  • Process Reliability
  • Business and Management
  • MRO Spare Parts
  • Facilities Reliability
  • Technology and Data Implementation / Applications
  • Shutdowns, Turnarounds, and Outages
  • Optimization and Implementation
  • Aligning with Operations
  • R&M in the Power Industry
  • Work Management