WCEAM 2008 Third World Congress on Engineering Asset Management

The 3rd World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) and the Intelligent Maintenance System Conference (WCEAM-IMS2008) was held from 27-30 October 2008 at the Beijing International Convention Centre in the PR China. The theme of WCEAM-IMS2008 was “Engineering Asset Management – a Foundation for Sustainable Development”.

In all, 320 delegates from 20 countries registered for the event. A total of 241 papers were accepted in the proceedings. The organising committee received a total of 372 abstracts which led to 270 full papers, 29 of these were not accepted after the review process.

Main Topics

  • Advanced maintenance strategies (RCM, CBM, RBI)
  • Asset data management, warehousing and mining
  • Condition monitoring, diagnostics, and prognostics
  • Design and life-cycle integrity of physical assets
  • Information systems and knowledge management
  • Intelligent maintenance systems
  • Intelligent sensors and devices
  • Optimization and decision-making
  • Regulations, education and practices in EAM
  • Reliability modelling
  • Engineering asset management strategies and practice


  • Joe Mathew, CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset Management – Engineering Asset Management – Trends Drivers, Challenges and Advances
  • Elling Rishoff, DNV – Optimization of your asset through state of art Knowledge Management
  • Chen Xuedong et al, Hefei General Machinery Research Institute and National Technology Research Center on PVP Safety Engineering, Hefei – Progress of Application of Engineering Risk Assessment Technology in Equipment management of Chinese Petrochemical Enterprises
  • Yuji Furukawa, Polytechnic University of Japan and Member of Science Council of Japan – MONOZUKURI philosophy, Future Trends of Manufacturing, Maintenance, and Service in Japan
  • Hu BangXi, Wuhan Iron And Steel Company Limited – Research on the intelligent maintenance of metallurgical equipment and application of the ‘thousands of points controlled’ engineering in Wuhan Iron And Steel Co.
  • Gao JinJi, Yang Jianfeng, Jiang Zhinong, Liu Wenbin, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, and Chemical Safety Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education – Risk Based Dynamic Intelligent Maintenance for Process Industry in China
  • John Hanks and Preston Johnson, National Instruments Corporation, USA – Together we innovate: Sources of Innovation for Intelligent Maintenance Systems and Engineering Asset Management
  • Shou Binan, China Special Equipment Inspection And Research Institute – The technical progress on the safety management of the Special Equipment in China
  • D. N. P. Murthy, The University of Queensland, Australia – Strategic Management and Optimal Investment in Reliability
  • Jim Henry, SKF – The Strategic Alignment of Reliability and Sustainability Initiatives – Exploring the Connection


  • Chair: Prof Gao Jinji, Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
  • Co-Chairs: Mr. Chen Yuping, Vice-president, China Association of Plant Engineering
  • Prof Jay Lee, Co-Director, NSF I/UCRC on Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS), Univ. of Cincinnati, USA
  • Prof Jun Ni, Co-Director, NSF I/UCRC on Intelligent Maintenance Systems, Univ. of Michigan, USA
  • Prof Joseph Mathew, CEO, CRC for Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM), Australia

The event was organised by Academician Professor Gao Jin Ji and team from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology and received strong financial support from the following organisations:

  • National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) – Principal Sponsor
  •  Det Norske Veritas (DNV) of Norway – Gold Sponsor
  •  Hefei Universal Machinery Research Institute – Gold Sponsor
  •  China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute (CSEI) – Silver Sponsor
  •  SKF – Bronze Sponsor
  •  Luculent Software Co, China – Bronze Sponsor
  •  Beijing Bohua Xinzhi Technology Development Ltd – Bronze Sponsor
  •  Tian Jin Xiang Yue Sealing Material Ltd – Bronze Sponsor