About the Author
Adolfo Crespo Ma rquez is currently Full Professor at the School of Engineering of the University of Seville, and Head of the Department of Industrial Management. He holds a Ph.D. with Honors in Industrial Engineering from this same University. His research works have been published in journals such as Reliability Engineering and System Safety, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, European Journal of Operations Research, Omega, Decision Support Systems and Computers in Industry, among others. Prof. Crespo is the author of nine books, the last six with Springer-Verlag (2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2017) and Aenor (2016) about maintenance, warranty, supply chain and asset management. Professor Crespo is Fellow of ISEAM (International Society of Engineering Asset management) and leads the Spanish Research Network on Asset management and the Spanish Committee for Maintenance Standardization (1995-2003). He also leads the SIM (Sistemas Inteligentes de Mantenimiento) research group related to maintenance and dependability management and has extensively participated in many engineering and consulting projects for different companies, for the Spanish Departments of Defense, Science and Education as well as for the European Commission (IPTS). He is the President of INGEMAN (a National Association for the Development of Maintenance Engineering in Spain) since 2002. Marco Macchi is currently Full Professor at Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. His teaching activity is in the area of production systems, industrial technologies, asset lifecycle management, operations and maintenance management, both to undergraduate and postgraduate students; he also regularly teaches for the doctorate program in Management Engineering, in the area of modeling and simulation of complex systems. His research interests are focused on several topics concerning asset and operations management within engineered systems. He is author or co-author of 4 books and more than 100 papers at national and international levels. Serving to the scientific community, he is currently Vice-chair of the IFAC (Int. Federation for Automatic Control) TC (technical committee) 5.1 Manufacturing Plant Control, and Chair of the IFAC Working Group A-MEST (Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technology), WG affiliated to the IFAC TC 5.1 Manufacturing Plant Control; he is Member of the IFIP (Int. Federation for Information Processing) WG 5.7 Advances in Production Management Systems and the IFAC TC 5.3 Enterprise Integration and Networking; besides, he is Book Reviews Editor and Editorial Board Member of the International Journal Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations, Taylor & Francis. Ajith Kumar Parlikad is Senior Lecturer in Industrial Systems at Cambridge University Engineering Department (CUED). He is the head of the Asset Management Group at the Institute for Manufacturing and a Co-Investigator for the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction and the Centre for Digital Built Britain. His research focusses on examining how asset information can effectively be managed and used to improve asset investment and maintenance decision-making. He is author or co-author of 2 books and has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. His research has been funded by the UK Government, EU H2020 and Industry. Dr Parlikad sits on the steering committee of the IFAC Working Group on Advanced Maintenance Engineering, Services and Technology and is a member of the Management Advisory Board for the Centre for Digital Built Britain. Dr Parlikad's current research focusses on the development of infrastructure digital twins and how data from disparate sources such as BIM models and condition-monitoring and sensing technologies can be integrated and brought to bear to improve asset management.