ARDC Berlin 2019
Customize your schedule with sessions across 3 tracks focused on reliability, durability and asset management topics.
Choose from several interactive discussion panels, moderated by industry professionals and guided by your feedback.
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At ARDC Live, you have the opportunity to lead a global conversation on the challenges and advancements in the engineering community. We invite practitioners in reliability, durability, quality, maintenance, asset management and related engineering fields to take center stage by presenting.
Presenters are the highlight of ARDC Live, and their ideas ignite the conversation throughout the conference.
By presenting at ARDC Live, you will receive essential feedback from the audience, allowing you to strengthen and build upon your ideas.
The primary author of the presentation receives complimentary registration.
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The biggest benefit ... is meeting people with the same problems [and] finding out how they approach the problems. If I come away ... with one or two new ideas, it's well worth it.
It's well done... And the people that you meet are here because they want to get something out of the conference. And you meet people who are seriously trying to learn new stuff.
I would highly recommend [the event] if you have interest in exposing your product outside to a lot of different decision makers... and doing it very smartly financially. This is the way to do it.
Results-oriented presentations from leading reliability and durability practitioners are the main focus of every ARDC Live event. We hand-select the best presentations that directly connect attendees to the most current and pressing topics within the reliability and durability community. The detailed program for the 2019 event will be announced in January 2019.
We are happy to announce the 2019 keynote speaker and a selection of the 2019 presentations:
Pierre Dersin, Ph.D., ALSTOM Transport
Pierre Dersin holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Operations Research, both from MIT. With ALSTOM Transport since 1990, he founded the “RAM Center of Excellence”. He is currently RAM (Reliability-Availability-Maintainability) and PHM (Prognostics & Health Management) Director of ALSTOM Digital Mobility. He has authored numerous publications in scientific conferences and journals in RAMS, PHM and automatic control, including IEEE Transactions, ESREL, RAMS Symposia, French Lambda-Mu Symposia andIEEE-PHM Conference. He served on the IEEE Reliability Society AdCom from 2012 to 2017 and as VP, Technical Activities, in 2017. He is a contributor of 4 chapters in the “Handbook of RAMS in Railways: Theory & Practice” CRC Press, 2018.
In most industrial areas, maintenance is a key economic stake, while contracts increasingly include demanding availability and reliability targets. This situation drives the development and deployment of predictive maintenance: by spotting degradations before they result in service-affecting failures, the latter can be avoided while reducing maintenance costs. In this context, the PHM (Prognostics & Health Management) discipline, initially evolved in the aerospace and defense fields, now permeates many other areas such as energy and transportation. Its growth is spurred by smart sensors and connectivity (the Internet of things) but also by the significant progress achieved recently in machine intelligence. At the same time, more-traditional methods of reliability engineering and physics-of-failures modeling are playing a key role in that quest. While reliability engineering addresses average properties of a population, PHM focuses on one single asset; though the two methods are complementary, the respective communities are still often separated.
Illustrations in the railway area will be presented.
Challenges should not be underestimated: combining human expertise and machine intelligence, using data effectively for decision making, dealing with safety and cyber-security, dealing with large amounts of data or too few data. But economic benefits are potentially huge and PHM is becoming a 'must have'.
3 tracks with 25 presentations
3 Lunch and Learn sessions
4 discussion panels - reliability and durability
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