Maintenance in the Digital Era

4th IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technologies

We are living in a digital era. It is evident that the practice of maintenance and asset management has the potential to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of this digital revolution. Concepts such as Industrial Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems and Digital Twins are now seen as major opportunities for companies in the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors to improve their products, processes and services. The linkage between the real world and the virtual world enabled by these emerging technologies - supported by new data analytics and innovative machine learning techniques - allow optimised maintenance of industrial systems.

The objective of the 4th IFAC AMEST’20 Workshop is to bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss the latest advances in digital technologies and their impact on reliability, maintenance and asset management. The workshop will cover a broad range of research and application topics exploring the role of data-driven maintenance and asset management within the domains of manufacturing and infrastructure.




The 4th IFAC AMEST’20 Workshop is seeking original papers on topics including the following (and related areas):


• Deterioration Modeling  • Logistics and Maintenance Systems
• Predictive Maintenance  • Simulation and Optimisation in Maintenance
• Condition Monitoring  • Data-driven Decision-making
• Condition-based Maintenance  • Industrial Internet of Things
• Maintenance within Asset Management  • Cyber-Physical Systems
• Diagnostics and Prognostics  • Low Cost Monitoring Approaches
• Digital Twins  • Maintenance Strategies
• Integrated Maintenance and Production Systems  • Business Models for Maintenance Services




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The workshop will take place at the IfM in Cambridge. Location details are online here.


Those wishing to book local accommodation can find some options online here. Further information can be found via the Visit Cambridge website.


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