ICMIAM – 2020 is built upon a long established history of academia, professional association peak bodies and industry collaborating to provide asset management and maintenance conferences and technical events in Australia. Since 2009 the Gladstone Campus of Central Queensland University has been involved in delivering asset management and maintenance events. In 2014 both Central Queensland University and the Asset Management Council were involved in COMADEM2014 in Brisbane. Maintenance , Reliability and Asset Management events have been held regularly at the Churchill Campus of Federation University in conjunction with the Asset Management Council since 2016. Due to the demand for access to knowledge in asset management and its link with systems, standards and technology and the desire to extend the collective efforts of Universities, Peak Bodies and Industry to others in the wider asia- pacific the event in 2020 will be held for the first time outside of Australia. This Conference has the strong support of industries, universities, professional bodies and wider communities.

Industrial and municipal assets have a number of systems and subsystems, hardware, sensors and software including rotating and sliding parts. It is well known that failure mechanism and degradation behaviour of these parts and subsystems influences life of those systems.

In order that informed decisions are taken by maintenance, reliability and asset management professionals to improve performance and productivity, it is imperative that the behaviour of machine components and sub systems with regard to the performance of the system, costs and risks associated with various options in maintenance and replacement decisions are befl er understood. But there are issues and challenges in understanding these by maintenance, reliability and asset management professionals. The tools and techniques necessary for better maintenance can be developed and applied with an enhanced understanding of tribology.

In recent years, the concept of Industry 4.0 which deals with Remote Performance Monitoring (RPM), Internet of Things (IoT), advanced robotics, machine and deep learning, cloud computing and data analytics is making a significant contribution to maintenance, reliability and asset management. The evolution of these maintenance philosophies along with international standards including ISO55000 series have been influenced by the developments in a host of technologies, decision models and asset management framework.

Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence and big data analytics are changing our lives in every sphere. These technologies and analytics are going to have a significant impact on how maintenance, reliability and asset management strategies evolve.

Why address the issue?

  • Asset Management & Maintenance have become essential areas of concern for many of industries and infrastructure owners, operators and maintainers.

  • The conference will include an overview of the benefits of working within an asset management framework, as well as insights into implementing, improving and enhancing asset management through systems and standards, and technologies for balancing costs, risk and performance.

  • Industry-leading speakers, academic experts and professional body leaders will discuss: adhering to the standards; risk management as the basis of an asset management plan; whole-life-approach investment decisions; failure modes, existing and emerging technologies and extending an asset's life-cycle with reliability, availability, maintainability, safety and security. The conference has the following aims:

  • Make people aware of the possibilities in Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management
  • Showcase best practice
  • Showcase achievements in Maintenance, Reliability and Asset Management programs
  • Showcase high quality applications in industry.
  • Foster networking across all disciplines.
  • Identify future needs for professional development.
  • Identify future needs and opportunities for research.