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The 5th IFAC Workshop on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technology (AMEST’22) will bring together international experts from academia and industry to present and debate the latest advances in the Engineering and Management of Maintenance Systems and Services. Industry 4.0 technologies, such as the Industrial Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cloud and Edge Computing, Smart Sensors, Digital Twins, and Augmented Reality create a new impetus for Intelligent Maintenance Systems and Smart Asset Lifecycle Management. This, in turn, drives businesses and organizations to adopt innovative business and service models, tightly linked with data-driven value creation approaches, exploiting the use of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics to shield the resilience and integrity of industrial systems and maximize the value extracted from assets across their lifecycle. Thanks to the increasing availability and penetration of such technologies at ever-lowering costs, this value-enhancing activity is not only relevant to new smart assets, but it is also highly applicable to “smart retrofitted” assets during their lifecycle. The opportunities, advances, and challenges of doing so will constitute one of the highlights of the 1st IFAC AMEST Workshop to be hosted in Latin America, as “Smart Retrofitting” addresses real needs expressed by organizations of all sizes, and particularly SME managers facing decisions on whether to acquire new smart assets or conduct a smart retrofit of their legacy equipment to take advantage of Smart Maintenance opportunities, within tight budgets.
We welcome high-quality contributions that investigate main research challenges, technology developments, and business model advancements, as well as case studies and applications of new and emerging perspectives in the Engineering and Management of Maintenance Systems and Services.