Hosting World Congress on Engineering Asset Management


Over 150 delegates from more than 25 countries are expected at the World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) in Stavanger next week.

This year, Cluster on Industrial Asset Management (CIAM) at UiS are hosting the international event, in collaboration with Nordic Edge Expo (link to external website). The congress takes place at Clarion Energy on 24-26 September. 

WCEAM is the annual world congress of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM). The congress is well attended by global experts of diverse disciplines related to engineering assets and public infrastructures. They represent both public and private sectors from various parts of the world.

Industrial sectors like energy, nuclear, hydropower, medical Infrastructure, technology and service companies are all represented.

Main themes:

  • Asset economics and Decision analysis
  • Asset management in Industry 4.0
  • Co-value creation  
  • Asset health
  • Human capital and organizational development
  • Performance measurement and management
  • Modern digital applications
  • Critical asset processes
  • Dynamic modelling, Simulation, and Visualization
  • Smarter and Safer assets
  • Sustainable assets and processes

Keynote Speakers:

Line Heldal Bakkevig - VP & Program manager Field of the future, Statoil: ‘’Digitalization towards Field of the Future’’

Michael Campbell – Senior Director Facilities management, Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Australia: ‘’Innovative Health Infrastructure and Medical service solutions in the Digital age’’

Adrian Park – VP Information management Process, Power, and Marine, Intergraph Norge: ‘’Digital transformation and leveraging the Digital Twin, through the Asset life cycle’’.

Tom Eystø – CEO Massterly: ‘’ Towards a New Maritime Adventure with Autonomous shipping and Ferry services’’.

John Woodhouse – Managing director, Woodhouse Partnerships Ltd., UK:‘’ Don’t forget human psychology in asset management decisions – it’s not all about data and analytics’’

Tor Kristian Gyland, CEO, Green Mountain AS, Norway: “#TheNaturalChoice: Modern Data centers for Critical assets from inside and out”

Anne-Lene Festervoll – Director & Leader, People and Organization practice, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Norway: “Workforce of the future” –And the Global future of HR’’

Sverre Alvik, Director of Energy Transition Outlook, DNV-GL, Norway: “Global Energy Transition Outlook for Engineering Assets and Public Infrastructures”

Special technical sessions:  

Nuclear Power Plant Monitoring and Long-Term Asset Management: Organized by Belle Upadhyaya, Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, USA, and Jon Kvalem, Project Manager, OECD Halden Reactor Project, Norway

Asset management for Hydro power sector: Organized by Dragan Komljenovic, Hydro Quebec, Canada

Assets & Components operating lifetime modelling: Organized by Thomas J.J. Meyer, Teknova, Norway

Advances in equipment condition monitoring: Organized by Thomas J.J. Meyer, Teknova, Norway

Applied data science: Antorweep Chakravorty, UiS, Norway

Macro ergonomics and Organizational issues for Human performance and Workplace safety: Seppo Vayrynen, Unv. Of Oulu, Finland

Organizational Strategy and Entrepreneurship: Tatiana Iakovleva, UiS, Norway

Service Innovation in Maintenance through Industry 4.0: Jointly organised by IFAC TC 5.1 WG AMEST (Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technology) and IFIP WG 5.7 SIG in Service Engineering. Coordinated by Marco MACCHI (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), Paolo GAIARDELLI (Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy), and Christos EMMANOUILIDIS (Cranfield University, UK)

Tunnel Safety: Norwegian Tunnel Safety Cluster and Ove Njå, UiS

Regulations and Audits of Late life Engineering assets: Ole Jørgen Melleby, Ptil.

More info? Visit the WCEAM conference site

About CIAM

The Cluster on Industrial Asset Management (CIAM) is a University-Industry Collaborative competence cluster within the field of Industrial Asset Management. It is a knowledge-based cluster for experience sharing, learning, and innovation in Education and Research & Development.

It is based at the University of Stavanger (UIS) and in the Rogaland region, the energy capital of Norway.


Sist oppdatert av Leiv Gunnar Lie (21.09.2018)

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