Fifth International Conference on Maintenance, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics, MCMD 2021

The Fifth Conference on Maintenance, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics MCMD 2021 will be organized as a Virtual Conference on February 16 - 17, 2021.
Rescheduled from December 15-17, 2020.
Due to the escalating situation with regard to the coronavirus, the organizers have taken the decision to postpone the 5th MCMD Conference until February 2021.


The Fifth Conference on Maintenance, Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics, MCMD 2021, continues the series of seminars organized by the University of Oulu and POHTO - The Institute for Management and Technological Training. The first three seminars, MCMD 2000, MCMD 2005 and MCMD 2010, had a form where all the lecturers in these seminars were personally invited to contribute to the occasion. The seminar series transformed to a combined conference in 2015. The Fourth Conference combined MCMD 2015 with The Conference on Maintenance Performance Measurement and Management, MPMM 2015 .
University of Oulu, Finnish Maintenance Society () and Expomark Oy are organising MCMD 2021 in cooperation with International Society for Condition Monitoring (ISCM) and Finnish Society of Automation. Promaint has approximately 1400 members, about 200 of which are company and community members, and Finnish Society of Automation approximately 1500 members, about 350 of which are company members. Societies build cooperation networks with national and international groups.
MCMD 2021 is a conference of ISCM, which has been active already in the previous events. Promaint is a member society of ISCM.
Plenary presentations
NEW: Due to the escalating situation with regard to the coronavirus, the organizers have taken the decision to postpone the 5th MCMD Conference. As earlier decided the conference will be organized as a virtual conference. The submission of short abstracts is open. Please follow

Author instructions

All papers should follow Springer author instructions:
- LaTeX Package
- Word Template
can be downloaded at
EasyChair is used for all the submissions. Please follow the link .
  • The length of the scientific papers should be minimum 8 pages, the maximum is 12 pages (single column)
  • The length of the industrial papers should from 4 to 8 pages (two columns).
  • The length of the short papers should be from 2 to 3 pages (two columns).
The extended abstracts should be structured into the following sections:
  • Title which clearly indicates the research topics.
  • Author names. institutes, countries and email addresses. The first/presenting author is responsible for ensuring that all authors have agreed to be co-authors.
  • Key words (3-5). Background, Aims, Materials and methods, (Results, Conclusions).
  • Maximum length of the abstract is 5000 characters, about 700 words or approximately one A4 page. Figures and tables are allowed and with them the maximum length is two pages.
In the first step, the short abstracts should be minimum 300 words.
Scientific papers from the conference will be published in the conference proceedings Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (LNME) published by Springer.
Promaint publications include
Revised and extended article possibilities will be proposed for selected contributions:


There will be parallel sessions covering a wide range of advances in condition monitoring (CM) fields, which will include:
  • Plenary presentations
  • Invited and contributed presentations, including case study presentations
  • Invited presentations
  • Expert panel session on hot topics in condition monitoring, led by recognised scientists and engineers
  • Vendor presentations


Virtual Conference:
All the sessions and social program will be held online. Physical conference attendance is not possible since physical venues are not provided. The software platform for the Virtual Conference and the Conference program will be released duly before the conference.


Virtual Conference:
No accommodation arrangements.


EasyChair is used for all the submissions. Please follow the link .
The first step is the submission of short abstracts. After the abstracts have been accepted at EasyChair, the review process continues with the submission of draft papers of the scientific, industrial and short papers. The conference program will be based on the accepted draft papers.
The final manuscripts should follow specific instructions: scientific papers are prepared for Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (LNME) and other papers for Promaint publications. All the submissions should be done at EasyChair. The link for submitting the accepted final manuscripts to LNME will announced later.
The updated short abstracts will be available in the conference program. The updated extended abstracts are needed for all types of contributions. The program may contain presentations based on only extended extended abstracts without any paper. The conference proceedings and other publications will be published after the conference.
Submission Types and Schedule
Five types of contributions can be offered to the MCMD 2021 conference:
–-Scientific papers must be written in English and will be accepted for presentation based on a peer review of the draft papers for publishing in the conference proceedings Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (LNME) published by Springer.
Industrial papers can be submitted as scientific papers. Additionally, industrial papers written in English, Finnish or Swedish and submitted as full papers to be reviewed for publication in the conference proceedings published by The Promaint. Interesting case reports are welcomed as well.
Extended abstracts: The presentation at the conference can also be accepted on the basis of extended abstracts without a full paper. Extended abstracts will be published by Promaint.
Short papers: Student/Discussion papers should follow the writing guidelines of scientific papers when applicable. The final guidelines will be available in review phase. Selected short papers will be published by Promaint.
- Posters: Submissions are accompanied with short papers or extended abstracts. Publication format is a short paper.
Promaint publications are MaintWorld magazine and promaint journal for short papers and extended abstracts.



Registration fees
All prices are including VAT.
Fees include admission to all the sessions of the conference and the conference proceedings. The fee associated with the publication of a paper is transferable to the presenter of the paper.
ISCM member discount is accepted also for the participants who send the membership application to the conference secretariat.
The application form is available at the page .
The ISCM will later contact about the acceptance and payments.
Cancellation of participation
  • Full reimbursement until February 9, 2021
  • 50% reimbursement until February 12, 2021
  • A cancellation fee of 20 € will be deducted in reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement is not possible after February 12, 2021


Questions about the submissions should be emailed to
Esko Juuso, MCMD 2021 Chair
Konsta Karioja, University of Oulu
MCMD 2021 Secretariat
Finnish Maintenance Society, Promaint
Messuaukio 1, FI-00520 Helsinki, Finland
Contact details
The ISCM Secretariat, c/o BINDT, Midsummer House, Riverside Way, Bedford Road, Northampton NN1 5NX, United Kingdom. Email:
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