Big-Data-Driven Advances in Smart Maintenance and Industry 4.0

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Computing and Artificial Intelligence".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 67

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School of Engineering, University of Seville, 41092 Seville, Spain
Interests: smart maintenance; Industry 4.0; big data driven
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this Special Issue, we explore the revolutionary potential of digitalisation and its importance to the advancement of smart maintenance, factories and Industry 4.0. The papers explore key themes of maintenance, sustainability, and digitalisation. This Special Issue not only highlights the current state of research and practice but also sets the stage for future innovations in engineering maintenance and the sustainable digital transformation of industries.

The Special Issue mainly focuses on the following aspects:

  • The role of digitalisation in maintaining critical engineering assets;
  • Insights into risk management and digital strategies for engineering assets;
  • Discussions on digital transformation of infrastructure management;
  • The exploration of digital twins for integral life cycle management in critical infrastructures.
  • Emphasis on the importance of data management and its role in smart maintenance transformation.

This Special Issue aims to explore current trends and future directions in engineering maintenance, focusing on the integration of digital technologies to drive innovation and sustainability in smart maintenance and industry 4.0.

Prof. Dr. Vicente González-Prida
Prof. Dr. Adolfo Márquez
Guest Editors

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  • big data
  • critical infrastructure
  • digital twins
  • digitalisation
  • facility management
  • Industry 4.0
  • information and data assets
  • life cycle management
  • maintenance
  • performance and condition of physical assets
  • risk and reliability analysis
  • servitization
  • smart factory
  • standards
  • sustainability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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