Industry 4.0 technologies for the operation and maintenance of infrastructure: Recent developments and challenges

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Industry 4.0 technologies for the operation and maintenance of infrastructure: Recent developments and challenges
Guest editors

Dr Saeed Talebi

Dr Faris Elghaish

Dr Stephen McIlwaine

Overview of special issue 

This special issue will provide a platform for researchers to consolidate their efforts and augment knowledge in the area of Industry 4.0 for operation and maintenance (O&M) of infrastructure (e.g. bridges, roads, sewage and dams), in order to take stock of the latest developments in this area, identify trends and developments, and propose tangible solutions to unravel O&M of infrastructure across the globe.

We welcome submissions to this special issue. Topics covered include (but are not limited to):

  • Machine Learning and automated defect detection
  • AR/VR/MR and O&M in infrastructure
  • Comparative studies for assessment management programmes
  • Policies for conservation of heritage infrastructure
  • Theoretical research that unveils the barriers and drivers related to the adoption and implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies for O&M of infrastructure
  • Computer vision-based defect detection
  • Optical methods for the O&M of infrastructure
  • Empirical studies research that adopts Industry 4.0 technologies to support decision making in O&M of infrastructure
  • Infrared thermography and O&M in infrastructure
  • Gaming technologies for the maintenance of infrastructure
  • Non-contact testing technologies for condition monitoring of infrastructure
  • Research studies on government policies that lead to standards and guidelines for shaping future policy provisions
  • Validation research that assesses the readiness and maturity level of clients for adopting Industry 4.0 for O&M of infrastructure
  • Blockchain to manage owning and operating costs
  • Blockchain of Things (BCoT) for smart cities
  • Internet of Things (IoT) for intelligent infrastructure
  • Real-world case studies

Submission information

Submissions open: 8 October 2021

Submissions close: 31 May 2022

To submit your research, please visit: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/IJBPA

To view the author guidelines for this journal, please visit: https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/ijbpa#author-guidelines


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