PHM Society

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PHM Society
PHM Society Logo.png
Founded 2009
Type Professional Organization
Focus Mechanical, Aerospace, Electrical, Electronics, Communications, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology
Area served Worldwide
Method Open Access Publications, Open Access Peer Review Journals and Conferences, Publications, Competitions and Standards
Members 900+
Key people Andrew Hess, President

The Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society is a professional association incorporated in New York that is dedicated to advancing innovation and excellence in predictive technologies for health monitoring of technological systems. It has about 1000 members around the world. PHM as an engineering discipline focuses on advancement of international standards, research methods, teaching curricula, and metrics. Education is another goal that the society fulfills through tutorials, workshops, PHM data analysis competitions, and hands-on training sessions during conferences.

The Prognostics and Health Management Society[edit]

PHM Society is a non-profit professional organization founded in 2009 dedicated to advancing Prognostics and Health Management(PHM) as an engineering discipline[1]


  • To provide free and unrestricted access to PHM knowledge;
  • To promote interdisciplinary and international collaboration in PHM;
  • To lead the advancement of PHM as an engineering discipline.

Main activities[edit]

The PHM Society sponsors conferences, an open access journal, competitions, and various community building resources. One of the most important principles of the PHM Society is to free dissemination of research results, articles, opinions pertaining to PHM research and applications. Unlike most other technical organizations, PHM Society has adopted a Creative Commons license policy that allows authors to retain copyright while allowing the Society to distribute their work broadly through modern media.

Technical conferences and Publications[edit]

The PHM Society sponsors several technical conferences every year in the United States and Europe. In addition the society partners with other related organizations including MFPT[2] and the IEEE Aerospace Conference [3] to co-sponsor events.

International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (IJPHM) [4] is the archival journal of the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society. IJPHM is an open access online journal related to multidisciplinary research on Prognostics, Diagnostics, and System Health Management with a focus on the latest high-quality research in systems health management with fast turnaround.[5]

PHM also supports doctoral students by providing them with feedback on their proposals and matching them with mentors in other research institutes or industry. In every PHM conference there are numbers of selected PHD students based on their proposals who receive fellowship to attend the conference. This model is designed to further connect industry with theoretical works and provides students with excellent feedback from professionals around the globe.[6]


The PHM Society periodically sponsors an International Diagnostic Competition[7] and a PHM Data Challenge competition. Professional and student teams compete in the PHM Data Challenge and are awarded at the annual PHM Society conference.[8] Most challenges focus on maintenance decision making as the most common problem in remote monitoring and diagnostics of complex cyber-physical systems.[9] These competitions have been the focus of many data scientists since 2010. This competition is different from IEEE PHM challenge.[10] The winners of this competitions will be invited to submit their paper to International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (IJPHM) as the premier online journal related to multidisciplinary research on Prognostics, Diagnostics, and System Health Management in different fields. Since the world's current nuclear fleet lifetimes are extended beyond 60 years, PHM Society is promoting PHM as a key feature in maintaining safely and efficiently of nuclear plants. Understanding the failure modes, being able to detect precursors to failure, tracking degradation mechanisms, and predicting the remaining useful life of components and systems is vital to the continued success of nuclear power.[11][12]


The PHM Society is free and open to everyone. Most of active members are academic working in the mechanical, electrical,aerospace, computer science and chemiacal engineering fields. And there is wide range of research scientists from variety of research labs around the world including but not limited to NASA,[13][14] GE Global[15] and PARC to name a few.


The PHM Society provides a blog, job postings, forums and a user directory. More than 900 professionals from different venues(aerospace, chemical, electronics) from more than 30 countries around the world are actively sharing information in this community for free.[16]

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