Engineering assets and Public infrastructures in the Age of Digitalization
We gladly invite both Academic and Industrial community to submit top quality Research papers and Industrial case presentations related to engineering, operations, and management of Engineering assets and Public infrastructures.
This call for Research papers and Industry presentations aims at drawing diverse industry wide and top Research expertise that can stimulate fresh discussions and views, create innovative ideas, and explore smart solutions. The WCEAM-2018 Congress will cover a range of Technical themes that has a direct connection to your passion, professional interest, and expertise. Those areas are of interest to Asset owners, Operators, Producers, Technology developers, Service providers, Public institutions, and the Academic & Research community.
We also cover a wide range of Industrial and Public sectors, inclusive of; Oil & Gas, Refining industry, Nuclear, Hydropower, Renewable Energy, Ocean & Maritime sector, Mining, Public Infrastructures and Land transportation, Green Manufacturing, Process industry, Engineering structures and Buildings, Construction sector, Healthcare Systems, Aeronautics and Aerospace, Information and Telecommunication sector. We actively encourage those who have top expertise on specific Technical themes to deliver a workshop, seminar, training activity, or a round table session at the Congress. If you are keen, we will be excited to hear from you. All Abstracts, Papers, and Presentations will be reviewed by the International Scientific Committee of the Congress for inclusion in the Congress Proceedings. Selected research and thought-leading industry papers will be peer reviewed, and if accepted will be published in the Springer ebook after the event titled, “Engineering assets and Public infrastructures in the Age of Digitalization” and subtitled, “Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management”. The Springer ebook series is indexed by Scopus and is also currently being assessed for inclusion in EI Compendex. Past proceedings are available on the Springerlink web site.
Industry cases and Projects
We strongly encourage Industry presentations from the Public and Private sector based on real Industrial Projects and Business cases.
Congress Topics and streams
Asset management in industry 4.0:
Smart Factory, Cyber-physical Systems, Virtual Factory, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cloud-based solutions, Machine learning
Modern digital applications:
Advanced ICTs, Big Data Analytics, Intelligent decision support, Algorithms for Performacne optimization, Industrial informatics, Signal processing, Robotics and Automation, Mechatronics, Smart sensors and Instruments
Dynamic modeling, simulation and visualization:
Modelling of Business & Operational Processes, Multiagent tenhnologies, 3D technologies, Visualization techniques
Smarter and safer assets:
Digital risk, Safety, Security, Reliability, Resilience Engineering, Barrier design and management, Human-Technology interface, Risk analysis and management, Data integration and Interoperability
Asset economics and decision analysis:
Financial risks, Asset investments, Life cycle costing, Beyond budgeting, Decision analysis
Critical asset processes:
Spare-parts and Warehousing, Innovative logistics, Supply chain optimization, Production planning, Quality control, Maitenance, Operations, Remote support, Collaborative work processess
Tools and technologies for equipment and structural health assessment, Diagnostics and Prognostics, Technical and operational integrity, Pattern recognition, e-Maintenance, Inspection techniques, Fault and Failure analysis
Service innovation, Service integration, Project engineering and management, Contract strategies and Contract management, B2B partnerships, Change management, Customer relationships
Sustainable assets and processes:
Energy efficiency, Regulations and Standards, Legal aspects, Environmental technologies, Eco-efficiency, Carbon foot-print, Managing stakeholders
Human capital and organizational development:
Competence management, Education and Training, Managing work place diversity, Modern leadership
Performance measurement and management:
KPI design and implementation, Performance optimization methods and techniques, Benchmarking, Learning and Continuous improvement
The trend on electricity grids digitalization is gradually leading to the shift of busi-ness value towards more sustainable and efficient electricity services. Sustainability and efficiency are challenged by the increasing demand for electricity which is fol-lowed by a dramatic transformation of energy systems. While smart grids seem to be crucial in this process, there is a discrepancy in understanding the costs and benefits for the multiple actors involved. In addition, there are benefits of smart grids that cannot be measured directly in terms of money, such as higher energy system reliabil-ity or commitment to carbon reduction. Despite the rise of interest to the managerial aspects of smart grids implementation and development, many aspects remain out of the scope. This paper contributes to the research of smart grids by providing a con-ceptualized business model that would allow for value co-creation, delivery and cap-ture. A Russian energy sector perspective is primarily considered throughout the pa-per and the results are supported by evidence from interviews with of industrial ex-perts