Information about the conference

The idea and realization of the first OTO meetings began 30 years ago at the then Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Osijek with the participation of engineers from the Maintenance Society Osijek (DOO). Since then, the OTO has grown into a regional interdisciplinary scientific conference - organized from the first years in cooperation with the economy of the Slavonia-Baranja region, the Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Civil Engineering Osijek. In order to maintain continuity - and after the termination of the DOO - Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Information Technology Osijek (FERIT) has taken over the organization of this scientific conference; so they are - with the help of colleagues from other J.J. University colleges Strosmayer - Successfully held OTO 2017 and OTO 2018 (in Osijek) conferences that presented 56 papers that have undergone a double review by a Review Committee composed of scientists from five countries. Thus, a significant step forward in terms of organization and programming compared to the meetings of previous years, and the conference was given the status of an international scientific conference.

The concluding discussions of the Program and Organizing Committee of the OTO Conference (based on the presented papers and the opinions of the participants) indicated the need to continue the tradition of organizing the OTO Conference in other cities of the Slavonia-Baranja region with stronger representation of authors from the economy.

As the technology and maintenance organization are expanding from the industrial and agricultural production domain and to the maintenance of municipal infrastructure, it has been decided to take over the organization of OTO conferences by the think tank "Panon" - Institute for Strategic Studies Osijek - with the support of FERIT and the Faculty of Civil Engineering Osijek.

We look forward to continuing the successful collaboration of the manufacturing and service sectors with academics.


Chairman of the Panon Steering Committee Franjo Ambroš, dipl. geod.






Researchers are invited to submit papers relevant to the thematic areas of the OTO 2021 conference. Information's on maintenance can be found distributed over a wide range of media. The aim of the International Conference on Organization and Technology of Maintenance (OTO) is to present the latest developments from the field of maintenance that are of interest to practitioners and researchers related to electrical, civil and mechanical engineering and other technical disciplines as well as interdisciplinary research and applications. Organization and Technology of Maintenance (OTO) cover the broad fields:



Organization and Management of Maintenance
Maintenance Technologies
Quality Management in System Maintenance
Information Systems in Maintenance
Product Lifecycle Management
Design for Maintainability
Material and Structure Properties
Reliability of Technical Systems and Environmental Safety
Diagnosis and Prognosis of Failures and Operational Malfunctions 
Design Optimization for Maintenance
Maintenance in Technical Systems
Analysis of Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness of Maintenance
Influence of Maintenance on the Environment and Employee Safety
Maintenance Legislation
Education for Maintenance



- Papers should be up-to-date and based on the original work of the author. A 200 to 300 word summary should provide clear information about the content of the paper.
- Papers are submitted via EasyChair:
- Posters; if the author wishes to report the publication of the poster - this should be indicated in the abstract.

Important Dates
31.05.2021. Call for papers
20.07.2021. Abstract submission deadline
30.08.2021. Full Paper Submission deadline
11.09.2021. Notification of acceptance review report
20.09.2021. Conference paper submission
12.10.2021. Paper review process ends
21.10.2021. Camera Ready/Final paper submission
10.12.2021. Paper presentation at Conference
International Programme Committee
(List in alphabetical order)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Marinko Barukčić (Croatia) 
prof. dr. sc. Eleonora Desnica (Serbia)
Izv. prof. dr. sc. Marijana Hadzima-Nyarko (Croatia)
prof. dr. sc. Lajos Jozsa (Hungary)
Izv. prof. Mirko Karakašić  (Croatia)
prof. dr. sc. Gyuyong Kim (South Korea) Imre Kiss (Romania) Stefanija Klaric (Australia) Francisco Martínez-Álvarez (Spain)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ljiljana Radovanović (Serbia)
prof. dr. sc. Łukasz Sadowski (Poland)
prof. dr. sc. Vasilija Sarac (Republic of North Macedonia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Nataša Šuman (Slovenia)
Scientific Committee
(List in alphabetical order)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Naida Ademović (BiH) José-Lázaro Amaro-Mellado (Spain)
dr. sc. Ivan Ambroš (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Josip Balen (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Tomislav Barić (Croatia)  Đuro Banaj (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Marinko Barukčić (Croatia)  - President of Scientific Committee
izv. prof. dr. sc. Huseyin Bilgin (Albania)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Damir Blažević (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Mirjana Bošnjak-Klečina (Croatia)  
izv. prof. dr. sc. Borko Bulajić (Serbia)
dr. sc. Slawomir Czarnecki (Poland)
doc. dr. sc. Josip Cumin (Croatia)
prof. dr sc. Sanja Dimter (Croatia)
prof. dr. sc. Zlata Dolaček-Alduk (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Tihomir Dokšanović (Croatia)
prof. dr sc. Snežana Đurđić (Serbia)
prof. dr. sc. Mohamed Elchalakani (Australia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Krešimir Fekete (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Irena Galić (Croatia) Ranko Gantner (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Mario Galić (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Goran Gazić (Croatia)
dr. sc. Ivan Grgić (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Krešimir Grgić (Croatia)
dr. sc. Ehsan Harirchian (Germany) Bassam A. Tayeh (Palestine)
dr. sc. Ivana Hartmann Tolić (Croatia)
prof. dr. sc. Mostafa Fahmi Hassanein (Egypt)
prof. dr. sc. Željko Hocenski (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ercan Işık (Turkey)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Irena Ištoka Otković (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Aleksandar Jurić (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc.  Josip Job (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Željka Jurković (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Tanja Kalman Šipoš (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Zvonimir Klaić (Croatia) Pejo Konjatić (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Danijel Kukaras (Serbia)
doc. dr. sc. Ivan Kraus (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Mirko Köhler (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Goran Knežević (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Veljko Koković (Serbia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Hrvoje Krstić (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Krešimir Lacković  (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Časlav Livada (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Silva Lozančić (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Ivica Lukić (Croatia)
mr. sc. Siniša Maričić (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Predrag Marić (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Antonio Morales Esteban (Spain)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Paweł Niewiadomski (Poland)
prof. dr. sc. Srete Nikolovski (Croatia) dr. sc. Emmanuel Karlo Nyarko (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Svilen Radoslavov Račev (Bulgaria)
dr. sc. Dorin Radu (Romania)
prof. dr. sc. Mirsad Raščić (BiH) Ivica Petrović  (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Hugo Rodrigues (Portugal)
doc. dr. sc. Goran Rozing (Croatia)
prof. dr. sc. Sebastijan Seme (Slovenia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Dina Stober (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Marinko Stojkov (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ivana Šandrk Nukić (Croatia)
doc. dr. sc. Vedrana Jerković Štil (Croatia)
prof. dr. sc. Damir Šljivac (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Marija Šperac (Croatia)
dr. sc. Željko Špoljarić (Croatia)
prof. dr. sc. Andrej Štrukelj (Slovenia)
prof. dr sc. Lidija Tadić (Croatia)
izv. prof. dr. sc. Danijel Topić (Croatia)
dr. sc. Ismar Volić (USA) Nikola Vukašinović (Slovenia)


Organizing Committee Franjo Ambroš

dr. sc. Hrvoje Glavaš Milan Ivanović Tomislav Keser Zlatko Lacković Tatjana Mijušković-Svetinović Držislav Vidaković




Editorial Board
dr. sc. Hrvoje Glavaš - chief editor
dr. sc. Marijana Hadzima-Nyarko Mirko Karakašić 
dr. sc. Naida Ademović
dr. sc. Samir Avdaković

Technical and IT support

Igor Sušenka,
Dario Došen,

Mario Miloloža,
Davor Begić,

Ružica Kljajić,



Official Languages

The official languages of the conference are Croatian and English. 


Think tank Panon –Institute for Strategic Studies Osijek is a non-profit organization (registered for scientific research) with 30 masters and doctorates in various fields of technical, social and human sciences (economics, electrical engineering, philosophy, geodesy, civil engineering, informatics, pedagogy, history, law, computer science, sociology and mechanical engineering).