The World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) is the annual meeting of the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM) and originated from a biennial series of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Systems Integrity and Maintenance (ACSIM) which ended in the same year (2005).
The inaugural event of this new annual series began in 2006 in the Gold Coast in Australia. It was organised by the CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM), and the Maintenance Society of Australia (MESA) with strong support from the Intelligent Maintenance Systems Center (IMS), USA.
In 2007, it was organised by the British Institute for Non-Destructive Testing in Harrogate, UK
WCEAM was held in Beijing, China in October 2008 when it was organised by the Beijing University of Chemical Technology and the Intelligent Maintenance Systems Center, USA.
The fourth in the series was organised by the Hellenic Maintenance Society, CIEAM and ISEAM and was held in Athens, Greece in September 2009.
The 5th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Queensland in Australia from 25 – 27 October 2010. The Congress was held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Australian Green Infrastructure Council (AGIC) and was organised by CIEAM, IMS & NGInfra.
The 6th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) was held in conjunction with the 22nd NSF Industry/University Cooperate Research Center on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS Center) on October 3-5, 2011. This event was hosted by the IMS Center at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, OH, USA.
The 7th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2012) was held at the Daejeon City Convention Centre in Daejeon City, Korea from 8-9 October 2012. Close to 200 delegates participated in the congress this year through the support of the Korean Standards Association and DNV. The 2012 congress was jointly hosted by the Korea Engineering Asset Management Association (KEAMA) and the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM) in recognition of the growing interest in asset management in Korea.
The 8th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM 2013) was held in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Utility Management & Safety (ICUMAS) at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre from 30 October -1 November 2013. The joint event attracted 395 registered participants comprising academics, government officials, industrial practitioners and scientists from 35 countries.
The 9th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management was held at the CSIR ICC in Pretoria, South Africa from 28-30 October 2014. Close to 200 delegates comprising academics, practitioners and scientists from 21 countries registered for the event and contributed over 130 papers and workshop sessions which presented over the three days of the congress being held at the University of Pretoria and here at the, Pretoria.