The Strategic Agenda and Goals of the group include the following:
1. Federate and promote research and establish interfaces with relevant
1.1 Promote maintenance as an interdisciplinary science, blending knowledge
from management, engineering, technological and technical field.
1.2 Contribute to the development of a general framework for advanced
maintenance systems, establishing interfaces with production management
and manufacturing plant control.
1.3 Promote and evolve the research agenda, including perspectives and
foresight in the field, with regard to the intersection of technology,
engineering and management.
1.4 Involve new and experienced researchers in the A-MEST WG community,
considering the relevance of their knowledge and expertise to contribute
to the research agenda, and the need to enhance global coverage and
1.5 Promote the relationships of the WG with other technical committees TCs
within IFAC, besides the TC 5.1, and with other scientific and technical
organizations and communities (e.g., IFIP, ESREL, ISEAM, PHM, EFNMS, â¦).
#2. Promote competence, growth and exchange of students, PhDs and young
2.1 Involve young researchers in the A-MEST WG community, through actions
specifically done to attract their interest.
3. Promote academia-industry partnerships and highlight the impact of
maintenance in industry and society.
3.1 Promote industry-academia partnerships, attracting industrial experts
through specific actions for their active involvement in the A-MEST WG
3.2. Promote the role of maintenance for sustainability (economic,
environmental, social impacts), highlighting technological enablers.
4. Promote and improve education and training in maintenance.
4.1. Steer the organisation of events, special sessions and other activities to
facilitate best knowledge diffusion,
4.2. Maintain active push towards education and training activities in the above
events via tutorials, industrial case studies and facilitate the exchange
of junior and/or senior researchers and professionals.