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Technologies such as cyber-physical systems, internet of things, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence popularization have made smart factory tangible not only for large enterprises, but also for a wide range of industries. However, it still takes high investments to turn a 3.0-aged industry into a 4.0 industry, making economic viability dependent on best use of the assets. Thus, engineering asset management is key to make the industry 4.0 a reality in all areas. The UFMS - Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul and The ISEAM – International Society of Engineering Asset Management invite all professionals from industry, academia, and government to participate in the WCEAM 2021 - The 15th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management to take place in Bonito-Brazil, on August 15-18th 2021. WCEAM-2021 will be a high quality technical forum to address technical and economic issues related to engineering of asset management mainly focused on industry fourth revolution. It will encompass a broad range of sectors such as: oil & gas, nuclear, electricity, renewable energy, ocean & maritime, mining, public infrastructures transportation, process industry, construction, healthcare, aeronautics and aerospace, information and telecommunication.

Authors should select one of the following categories for their contributions:

Category A (Academic Research Papers - 8-12 single column pages)

Established researchers, Doctoral and Master degree candidates are invited to submit papers describing their research. Such research contributions may be based on conceptual/theoretical, empirical/experimental, or application/practical studies.


Category B (Preliminary/ Work in Progress Papers - 4-6 single column pages)

This category is for studies which are either at the preliminary or work in progress stage. Very early stage researchers such as final year undergraduate students are encouraged to develop poster presentations of their projects.


Category C (Industry Contributions – abstract only)

This category of papers will be for presentation only. Industry practitioners are particularly encouraged to contribute evidence of challenges encountered in practical asset management situations.

The scope of WCEAM 2021 encompasses, but is not limited to, the following major topics:

  • Asset valuation, acquisition, and disposal options

  • Product-service transformation, and product-service systems

  • Asset operations and maintenance strategies

  • Sustainable asset operations and maintenance processes

  • Dynamic modeling and simulation of asset operations and maintenance

  • Reliability and resilience engineering

  • IOT and applications of smart and intelligent sensing and instrumentation

  • Condition monitoring, diagnostics, prognostics, and asset health indexing

  • Industry 4.0 platforms and interoperability of ICT systems

  • Augmented and virtual reality applications

  • Artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and machine learning applications

  • Asset condition, risk, resilience and vulnerability assessments

  • Asset management and decision support systems

  • Applications of international and local guidelines and standards

  • Refurbishment, renovation, replacement,  upgrade decisions and actions

  • Human dimensions and asset management performance

  • Blockchain apllications

  • Role of cyber security in asset management

  • Asset management in the energy sector

  • Asset management in the healthcare sector

  • Asset management in the food and beverage industry

  • Asset management in the petrochemical industry

  • Monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics for smart maintenance

  • Asset management in Agro-allied sector 

  • Air and Sea ports infrastructure and facilities

  • Adventure and wildlife parks infrastructure and facilities

  • City and metropolitan infrastructure and facilities


Selected research and industry papers will be peer-reviewed and those accepted will be published in the Springer ebook. 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.


The congress will be hosted in hybrid mode, giving the opportunity for a face to face and online experience.