10-11 December 2009
Workshop: "Optimization of Maintenance Activities - Models, Methods and Applications"
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden
About the workshop
Performing the right maintenance activities is crucial for the safety, reliability, availability, and profitability of a large range of operations and activities; performing the right maintenance activities is also more and more widely recognized as important for the sustainability of resources. The workshop gathered people from different fields within academia and industry and discussed the state-of-the-art and future challenges and possibilities in modelling and solving these problems. Stimulating discussions across subject boundaries enriched us all.
The presentations described operations research based modeling and analysis approaches to maintenance problems. Theory and applications, cases, as well as tutorials on state-of-the-art practice and methods, were presented.
Final workshop program
The workshop was organized and partly sponsored by GMMC (Gothenburg Mathematical Modeling Centre) which is a research centre placed at the Department of Mathematical Sciences (Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg) and FCC (Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre for Industrial Mathematics); it is a strategic research centre funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF, www.stratresearch.se).
- Prof. Andrew Jardine, Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering, University of Toronto
Publication: Call for papers
Following the Workshop a special volume of the Annals of Operations Research on Optimization of Maintenance Activities - Models, Methods, and Applications (http://www.springerlink.com/content/101740/
) will be edited and published by Springer-Verlag, with tentative publication date December 2010.
The editors are looking for papers that use or describe operations research based modeling and analysis approaches to maintenance problems. Theory and application papers, cases, as well as tutorials on state-of-the-art practice and methods are all welcome.
Please find complete submission instructions at http://www.editorialmanager.com/anor/
. When requested to select an article type, please select “SI: Opt. of Maintenance Activities”. Papers must be submitted through the publisher’s website.
Submission deadline: March 31, 2010. All papers will be peer-reviewed and published online, upon acceptance.
Organizing committee and special volume editors
Professor Michael Patriksson, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden; phone (46) 317723529; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Docent Ann-Brith Strömberg, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden; phone (46) 317725378; e-mail: email@example.com