Asia Pacific Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management 2019 (PHMAP 2019) was held at Liaoning International Building, Beijing from July 23th to 24th. Held by the School of Reliability and Systems Engineering of Beihang University and China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), the conference was attended by over 300 scholars from 14 countries. Prof. Lin Jing, Dean of the School of Reliability and System Engineering, was the Chair of the conference.
On behalf of Beihang, Zhao Gang, Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of Beihang University welcomed experts and scholars from all over the world. He pointed out that against the background of the national manufacturing strategy, it is of significance to hold academic seminars in fields like Prognostics Health Management (PHM) and Reliability Engineering as they contribute greatly to the improvement of manufacturing equipment.
Representing the organizers, Wang Aihua, Vice Chief Engineer of CAICT addressed the conference. In his speech, he stressed that novel technologies including informationization, intelligentization and big data provoke new thoughts and create opportunities for the development of PHM. Therefore, he encouraged young scholars to actively involve themselves in this field.
Many privileged scholars were invited to give keynote speeches on the latest research progress of their respective fields, including Dr. Eric Bechhoefer, President of GMSP and Former Chief Scientist of Goodrich SIS, Prof. Hu Ning, Vice President of Hebei University of Technology, Prof. Andrew Kusiak from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering of the University of Iowa, Prof. Li Yupeng, Vice President of Shenyang Jianzhu University, Prof. Byeng Dong Youn from Seoul National University, Prof. Wang Xu from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Prof Wang Jianmin, Dean of the School of Software of Tsinghua University and Dr. Kang Peng from China XD Group. They shared their findings and experiences with the participators on some key issues of PHM development, which earned enthusiastic applause from the audience.
PHMAP is a conference with the highest rank and biggest reputation in PHM in Asia Pacific. Eight topics including “Monitoring, Diagnostic and Prognostic Methods”, “Model-based Prognostics”, “Bearing and Gear Prognostics and Diagnostics”, “Data-driven Prognostics”, “Structural Health Monitoring”, “Machine Intelligence Augmented PHM”, “PHM for Aerospace, Energy, Automotive, Marine and Heavy Industry” and “Advances in PHM Design and Reliability Engineering” are covered in this year’s conference. The two-day PHMAP 2019 not only offers a great platform for international scholars, but also increases Chinese scholars’ influence in the field of PHM.
Reported by Miao Yonghao
Edited by Wang Qing
Reviewed by Lin Jing
Translated by Xiong Ting