Launch of Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) Programme

Date: 12 Jun 2008 - 12 Jun 2008

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) is launching a programme to promote intelligent maintenance systems (IMS) technologies to help the local industries to increase serviceability, maximise uptime, reduce cost, and to explore new business opportunities. This is increasingly important as Singapore transforms into a high value manufacturing and services hub as well as to find innovative ways to stay competitive in this globalised economy. 

Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS) technologies encompass scientific methods, software tools and techniques to help industries better manage and maintain their operations and critical resources, with maximal uptime, increased serviceability, and reduced costs. These scientific knowledge discovery tools enable early detection of critical degradation trends and patterns of machines, processes and tools; hence providing value prognosis of future performance and health conditions of the systems. Furthermore, IMS technologies enable the industries to explore new business models such as “Power by the Hour” in the aerospace industry. 

As described by Professor Jay Lee, founding director of NSF Centre for Intelligent Maintenance Systems, IMS aims to transform maintenance into predictive reliability.  The vision is to transform traditional “fail-and-fix” to “predict-and-prevent” model to help achieve the ultimate goal of “zero downtime”. Professor Jay Lee will be the keynote speaker for the event and will be sharing with us the international landscape of IMS activities.

During this event, SIMTech will be announcing three potential IMS focus areas, namely, intelligent condition monitoring, equipment health management and maintenance resource management. We would like to invite interested industry partners to join our IMS membership. The aim is to solicit industrial feedback and validation of the needs, requirement and issues relating these areas so as to help identify and prioritise research investment that would be eventually relevant and beneficial to the industries.

 8.30am    Registration

 9.00am    Welcome Address

 9.10am    Keynote Address: International IMS Research Landscape by
                Professor Jay Lee, Founding Director of NSF Industry /
                University CRC on Intelligent maintenance Systems, University of
                Cincinnati, USA

10.00am   Tea Break & Networking

10.30am   Overview of IMS Programme

10.50am   Signing of MOU

11.10am   Overview of IMS Focus Areas:
                -  Intelligent Condition Monitoring 
                -  Equipment Health Monitoring 
                -  Maintenance Resource Management

11.30am   Case Study

11.50am   IMS Lab Tour

  1.00pm   Lunch & Networking
  2.00pm   End

Who Should Attend
Chief technology officers, directors, maintenance managers/engineers, production managers/engineers, manufacturing IT Department managers, maintenance service providers, automation service providers, automation consultancy, manufacturing systems researchers, academia, system integrators and solution providers.

Registration for this event is free of charge and seats are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is necessary. 

For technical enquiries:
Mr Wong Ming Mao, Email:
Mr Loh Yoon Loong, Email:  

For registration & general enquiries:
Alice Koh,