WCEAM 2011 Sixth World Congress on Engineering Asset Management

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 6th WCEAM was sponsored by: Advantech, the Cooperative Research Centre for Infrastructure and Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM), Forcam, IFS, the International Society of Engineering Asset Management (ISEAM), MFPT, National Instruments (NI), Omron and the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT).

The 6th WCEAM gathered over 200 participants from over 18 countries and attracted over 80 paper submissions. Several prominent keynote speakers were in attendance, including: Mark Mallory, Mayor of Cincinnati; Dr. James Truchard, CEO of National Instruments, Biju George. Greater Cincinnati Water Works Deputy Director; Dr. Teik C. Lim, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research from the College of Engineering & Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati; Mary T. Bunzel, IBM Software Group leader for Manufacturing and Asset Management; 6th WCEAM Chair Dr. Jay Lee, Ohio Eminent Scholar and IMS Center Director at University of Cincinnati; and Joel Leonard, Maintenance Evangelist.

The 6th WCEAM also created an opportunity for our guests of Cincinnati, to experience the rich culture and history of the city, including a very well received dinner event held on one of the city’s famous riverboats.

Conference Chair, Professor Jay Lee, and the WCEAM 2011 Organizing committee, extends a heart-felt thank-you to all sponsors, authors, speakers and attendees for your participation in the 6th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management. Cincinnati is proud to have hosted such a diverse and renowned group, and your help in making this event such a success was truly appreciated . We hope that all delegates found the congress to be informative and beneficial, and that there were ample opportunities to network during the meal breaks and social events.