Wednesday 18 October 2023 

8:00 am Registration Opens
Sheraton Ballroom 1 Level 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
9.00am – 9:30am

17th WCEAM Chair: Professor Ray Kirby
Dean of School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia 

Welcome Addresses
Professor Joe Amadi-Echendu, Chair Board of Directors of ISEAM, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Sheraton Ballroom 1 Level 3

9:30am – 9:50am 

Opening Address by Platinum Sponsor
Central Asset Management System
Mr. Donald McDonald
Director, McDonald Lucas Pty Ltd

Chair: Dr Ype Wijnia, ISEAM Board Secretary, Asset Resolutions, Netherlands

Sheraton Ballroom 1 Level 3


Morning Tea
(in-front of Conference rooms)

(Lobby of Break-out room Sheraton Saigon-Dalat & Sheraton Danang-Hue, Level 2, Sheraton)

Emerging Technologies & Digital Transformation 1 Sustainability & Education 1 Governance and Planning for Public Asset Management 1
CHAIR: Adolfo Crespo CHAIR: Turuna Seecharan CHAIR: Georges Abdul-Nour
Sheraton Ballroom 1 Level 3 Break-out Room 1: Sheraton Saigon-Dalat, Level 2 Break-out Room 2: Sheraton Danang-Hue, Level 2
10:05am – 10:25am

Paper 16: An Efficient Predictive Analytics Framework for Asset Management

Gowrishankar Sabapathipillai, K. Thanansan, K. Srijeyanthan

Paper 7: Valve Regulated Lead-Acid Battery Degredation Model for Industry Application

Connor Clark, Brenden Harris

Paper 1: Road User-Oriented Asset Management: A Case Study

Joe Amadi-Echendu, Taelo Rabothata

10:25am – 10:45am

Paper 17: Real-Time Monitoriing and Analyzing Environment Conditions in the Workspace with IoT Components and AWS Cloud Services

An Tran, Duong Minh Nguyen, Linh Duc Tran, Vu Nguyen Pham, Anh Viet Tran

Paper 27: Blockchain Technology Adoption and The Sustainability of Smallholder Farmer’s Agri-Food Production Under Climate Change

Stanley Yap, Huy Truong Quang, Ha Lam Bich

Paper 11: Condition-Based Inspection for Rail Track Geometry Degration

Huy Truong-Ba, Michael Cholette, Sinda Rebello

10:45am – 11:05am

Paper 26: Digital Twin Models in CBM Apps. A Framework for their Functionality Description & Requirements Analysis

Adolfo Crespo, Jose Antonio Marcos, Antonio Guillén, Antonio De la Fuente Carmona

Paper 44: Battery Refurbishment Technologies in the World: A Review

Khuong Nguyen-Vinh, Felicia Salgado, Zbigniew Leonowicz, Hasindu Dewasurendra, Nam Nguyen-Quang

Paper 41: Unlocking the Potential of Construction 4.0 for Asset Management: Factors for Success in Ca Mau and Tra Vinh, Vietnam

Nam Bui, Huy Truong Quang, Tin Huynh-Xuan, Thuy Ngo-Thanh

11.15am – 12.15pm

Industry Workshop 1

Mr. Brian V. Lawrence

Aboitiz Coal Business Unit, Philippines

Sheraton Ballroom 1, Level 3

12:15pm – 1:15pm

Sheraton Saigon Caphe, Level 1

(Lobby of Break-out room 1 & 2, Level 2, Sheraton)

1:30pm – 2:20pm

Plenary 1
Keynote Speaker:
Mr. Alan T. Johnston
Mimosa President

Chair: Adjunct Professor Joseph Mathew, Asset Institute, Australia

Sheraton Ballroom 1, Level 3

Emerging Technologies & Digital Transformation 2 Sustainability & Education 2 Governance and Planning for Public Asset Management 2
CHAIR: Minh Bui Xuan CHAIR: Pedro Moreu de Leon  CHAIR: Ype Wijnia
Sheraton Ballroom 1 Level 3  Break-out Room 1: Sheraton Saigon-Dalat, Level 2  Break-out Room 2: Sheraton Danang-Hue, Level 2
2:20pm – 2:40pm

Paper 43: Understanding Opinions and Emotions of Generative Artificial Intelligence Assets using the Gartner Hype Cycle and Kübler-Ross Change Curve

Vinh Truong


Paper 131: Digital Transformation in Higher Education with Support from Large Language Models: A Multiple Perspective Approach to Teaching Engineering Courses

Thanh Pham, Thanh Ngoc Nguyen, Minh Tran

Paper 77: Analysis of Interrelated Distress Types Using Naïve Bayes Method for Provincial Highway Network in Pakistan

Selorm Dartey, Azam Amir, Michael Henry

2:40am – 3:00pm

Paper 54: Application of Industry 4.0 Technological Advancements in Teleoperation of Industrial Robots

Quang Nguyen, Toan Luu, Anh Truong, Nhan Duong, Thien Tran, Thuong Hoang, Minh Tran

Paper 133: Explore an Optimized Trade-off for Retrofitting Measures in Office Building

Anthony Ziem, Sujeeva Setunge, Kevin Zhang, Quddus Tushar

Paper 25: Dyanmic RUL Based CBM Scheduling: A Simulation Model for the Railway Sector

Adolfo Crespo, Adolfo Crespo del Castillo, Jose Antonio Marcos

3:00pm – 3:20pm

Paper 56: Lessons Learnt From Building An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Using Serverless Cloud Architecture

Long Nguyen, Thanh Ngoc Nguyen, Sam Goundar, Minh Dinh, Thinh Huynh

Paper 88: Solving the Examination Timetabling Problem Using a Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithm

Hieu Tran, Tuan Le, Tri Huynh, Thinh Hoang, Son Dao


Paper 81: Assessing the transferability of the Highway Safety Manual crash prediction model in the context of the mountainous rural two-lane highway of Nepal

Nitesh Acharya, Michael Henry

3:20pm – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea

(Front of the conference rooms)

3:35pm- 3:55pm

Paper 6: Optimising Solar and Battery Energy Storage System Using Yearly Inteval Power Data

Brendan Harris, Connor Clark

Paper 129: A Review of Personalised Gamified Applications

Turuna Seecharan


Paper 62: A Comparative Study Regarding Information Quality of Data Acquisition Methods for Gravel Road Condition Measurement

Keegan Mbiyana, Mirka Kans

3:55pm – 4:15pm

Paper 120: Intelligent fault diagnosis method of robot joint-harmonic reducer based on EMD and SVM

Shilong Sun, Zida Zhao


Paper 67: Framework for Mapping Activities in Desalination Plant for Sustainable Maintenance

Orlando Duran, Vinicius Minatogawa, Izabela Rampasso, Luca Fumagalli, Irene Roda

Paper 50: Predicting Optimisation Opportunities for Clinical Space Utilisation

Timothy McNabb, Kristin Wicking, Trina Myers, Rudolf Schletner, Benjamin Crowley

4:15pm – 4:35pm

Paper 37: Modelling Traffic Conditions in Developing Urban Areas: A Combined Approach of Explainable Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Crowd-Sourcing

Pham Viet Hung, Stanley Luong, Thanh Pham, Khuong Nguyen-Vinh, Hoang Thao Quynh Nguyen, Dang Quang Nguyen



Paper 119: Fault Diagnosis based on Graph Convolutional Network for Industrial Robot Harmonic Reducers

Shilong Sun, Hao Ding

Paper 80: Evaluation of Project Performance Sustainability in the Nepal Road Infrastructure Sector

Chhabi Lal Paudel, Michael Henry



4:35pm – 4:55pm

Paper 35: Machine Learning Model for Predictive Maintenance of Modern Manufacturing Assets

Abdu Shaalan, David Baglee, Moses Ademola




Paper 115: Integrating Blockchain Technology to Manage Telecommunications Infrastructure: A Case Study

Charles Okeyia, Nuno Masques de Almeida, Sumit Chauhan, Joe Amadi-Echendu, David Carvalho


4:55 pm ISEAM Members’ Briefing
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Welcome Reception
Sheraton Night Spot, Level 23

Thursday 19 October 2023 

8:30 am Registration Opens
Front of Sheraton Ballroom 1, Level 3
9.00am – 9:50am

Plenary 2
Keynote Speaker 2:
Prof. Sujeeva Setunge
RMIT University, Australia

Chair: Dr Minh Dinh, School of Science, Engineering & Technology, RMIT University, Vietnam

Sheraton Ballroom 1, Level 3


Morning Tea & Exhibition

Front of Conference Room

(Lobby of Break-out room 1 & 2, Level 2, Sheraton)

Emerging Technologies & Digital Transformation 3 Risk Management and Maintenance of Engineering Assets 1 Governance and Planning for Public Asset Management 2
CHAIR: Sujeeva Setunge CHAIR: Antonio Sola Rosique CHAIR: Joe Mathew
Sheraton Ballroom Break-out Room 1: Sheraton Saigon-Dalat, Level 2 Break-out Room 2: Sheraton Danang-Hue, Level 2
10:05am – 10:25am

Paper 91: ICT for Sustainable Development: Designing a Smart IoT Platform for Online Water Quality Monitoring

Long Nguyen, Thanh Ngoc Nguyen, Sam Goundar, Minh Dinh, Hien Nguyen Manh


Paper 9: Integrated Decision-Making Framework in Industrial Asset Management for Assessing and Managing Emerging Risks

Issa Diop, Dragan Komljenovic, Georges Abdul-Nour

Paper 30: Setting the Decision Making Framework for Municipal Asset Management

Ype Wijnia, Esther Philippens



10:25am – 10:45am

Paper 102: Autonomous Drone-Based Imaging System for Detection of Potholes in Rural Road

Khanh Hieu Ngo, Chan Huy Quan, Kim Ngan Luu Nguyen, 


Paper 111: Cyber Security for Critical Information Infrastructure Assets under Nontraditional Security Lens in Vietnam

Anh Tuan Hoang

Yongzheng Lu, Yajun Shang, Tian Ran Lin

Paper 124: Evaluation of the effect of different factors on pavement roughness, rutting and cracking: A case study

Nuwani Jayakody, Dilan Robert, Sinniah Navaratnarajah, Mohamed Nasvi, Prageeth Gunarathna, Chandana Kurukulasuriya, Filippo Giustozzi, Chamila Gunasekara, Sujeeva Setunge

10:45am – 11:05am

Paper 84: Smart System of Observation and Monitoring in Shrimp Aquaculture Management Using the Internet of Things (IoT)

Vi Nguyen, Son Dao, Huo-Chong Ling, Thanh Tran


Paper 128: Vibration Analysis and Troubleshooting of Large Synchronous Motors and Generators: Common Faults and Solutions

Ali Rastegari


Paper 82: Fundamental Study on the Over Torque Test Method to Assess the Concrete Strength

Tatsuki Hatakeyama, Tetsuya Ohmura, Kenji Tada,


Paper 46: Transformer Architecture for Botnet Detection

Quang-Vinh Dang




Paper 31: Determination of the exact economic time for the component replacement using condition-based maintenance

Antonio Sánchez-Herguedas, Antonio Guillén, Francisco Rodrigo-Muñoz

Paper 42: Digital Transformation for Construction Facility Management in Developing Countries: A Review of BIM Application

Nam Bui, Christoph Merschbrock, Bjorn Erik Munkvold, Hoanh Su Le


11:25am – 11:45 pm

Paper 117: Remote Identification of Mining Dump Truck Operations Based on Vibration Signal

Amiya, Mohanty, Nagesh Dewangan


Paper 38: Compressive and Shear Loading Test for a Concrete Cylinder with Concrete Joint

Takahiko Hasebe, Tetsuya Ohmura, Hiroaki Matsufuji

Paper 118: Exploring Asset Management Performance: A Knowledge Management Perspective

Jing Wang, Eunyoung Kim


11:45pm -12:05

Paper 75: Simulating and Optimizing the Standard Tending Station with ABB Robots

Dan Nguyen, Thong Vu, Minh Hua, Khoa Tran, Na Huynh, Cuong Nguyen Tan

Paper 24: Big data as assets: Risk management framework

Quang Vinh-Dang


Paper 136: IndusTANTRA: An Indigenous, Modular, Scalable Platform for Industry 4.0 Implementation

Nalinaksh Vyas


12:15pm – 1:15pm

Lunch & Exhibition



Industry Workshop 2
(Sheraton Ballroom 1 Level 3)

Ms. Brenda Walls-Lawrence
BW Holdings PTY LTD

Emerging Technologies & Digital Transformation 4 Risk Management and Maintainence of Engineering Assets 2 Governance and Planning for Public Asset Management 3
CHAIR: Adolfo Crespo CHAIR: Cuong Tan Nguyen CHAIR: Son Vu
Sheraton Ballroom Break-out Room 1: Sheraton Saigon-Dalat, Level 2 Break-out Room 2: Sheraton Danang-Hue, Level 2

Paper 105: Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and YOLOv5 Model to Identify Water for Risk Assessment of Dengue Fever

Khanh Hieu Ngo, Anouk Badie, Kim Ngan Luu Nguyen, Chan Huy Quan, Mattis Dautremont

Paper 63: Developing New Method for Optimizing the Maintenance Strategy of Electrical Mobile Working Machines and Reduce Operating and Maintenance Cost, using Markov Decision Process

Yao Kossonou, Jouko Laitinen, Kari Koskinen


Paper 65: Asset and maintenance complexity: predictive maintenance solutions based by airports around the world and some suggestions for the Vietnamese Airports

Alberto Bernabeo


2:55pm- 3:15pm

Paper 114: Development Perspective of Electrostatic Machine

Xuan Minh Bui, Son Dao, Viet Pham Minh


Paper 23: Maintenance Process Improvement Model by Integrating LSS and PM Optimisation

Barrak Alsubaie

Paper 92: Digital Transformation in Transportation Management System: Challenges for Vietnam Businesses

Vy Dan Le, Tan Tai Le,  Surender Rangaraju, Khuong Vinh Nguyen



Afternoon Tea
(Front of the conference rooms)


3:30pm- 3:50pm

Paper 101: A novel method for gearbox fault diagnosis basaed on shift-invariant and shared dictionary learning

Guangming Dong, Jin Chen

Paper 15: An analysis of fault induced impulse signals using a Maximum Correlation Kurtosis Deconvolution and an improved time-reassigned synchrosqueezing transform

Yongzheng Lu, Yajun Shang, Tian Ran Lin

Paper 135: Managing Highway Pavement Skid Saves Lives

Jorge Prozzi


Paper 122: Integrating Predictive Analytics with RAMS Analysisto Quantify Performance Improvement

Bob Platfoot

Paper 126: Incorporating Environmental Impacts and Endof-Life Potentials for Sustainable Asset Management Decision Making
Lahiru Peduruhewa, Ruwini Edirisinghe, Nilmini Weerasinghe, Sujeeva Setunge

Paper 132: Increasing Asset Management Capabilities of Local Authorities in Sri Lanka

Srinivasa Setty Bhupal, Janath Devpura


Paper 123: Optimisation of Asset Management with Qualitative Risk Profiling

Bob Platfoot

Paper 113: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities in Operationalising ICTbased Asset Management Maintenance Practices within Emerging Telecom Industry:
– The Case of Nigeria Telecom

Charles Okeyia, Mohamed Asim, Amare Desta, Nuno Masques de Almeida



WCEAM 2023 Photo Session

Lobby of Sheraton Ballroom 1, Level 3



6:30pm – 8:30pm


Conference Gala Dinner & ISEAM Awards
Sheraton Ballroom 1, Level 3

Opening Address by Gala Dinner Sponsor Tigernix Ms. Rukshali Pathiraja
Sales and Marketing Coordinator of Tigernix

Guest Speaker: Michael Campbell
Group Executive and Senior Director, Capital Assets & Infrastructure
Queensland Children’s Hospital


Friday 20 October 2023 

8:30 am Registration Opens
Sheraton Ballroom 1 Hallway, Level 3
9:00am – 10:00am 

Plenary 3
Keynote Speaker 3:
Dr. Kofi Smith
Former President & CEO, Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company

Chair: Professor Joe Amadi-Echendu, Chair Board of Directors of ISEAM, University of Pretoria, South Africa


Morning Tea
(in-front of Conference rooms)

(Lobby of Break-out room Sheraton Saigon-Dalat & Sheraton Danang-Hue, Level 2, Sheraton)


  SESSION 5.1  SESSION 5.2   
Emerging Technologies & Digital Transformation 5

Governance and Planning for Public Asset Management 5 

CHAIR: Alexandru Fechete CHAIR: Son Dao  
Sheraton Ballroom Break-out Room 1: Sheraton Saigon-Dalat, Level 2  

Paper 116: Assessment design before and after the emergence of generative AI

Quang Tran, Anna Felipe, Quang Nhat Tran, Thanh Ngoc Nguyen, Tom Huynh, Thanh Pham

Paper 94: Vietbank – A Successful Digital Transformation Case in Engineering Asset Management

An Minh Khoi Nguyen, Stanley Luong, Hung Pham, Khuong Nguyen-Vinh, Arthur Tang, Cuong Nguyen


10.40am- 11:00am

Paper 110: Issues and Challenges in fault detection for commercial solar panels with Smart AI image processing techniques – A case study in an Australian utility company

Jing Gao, Rameez Rameezdeen, Yuhui Sun, Christopher Chow, Nima Gorjian, Ang Yang

Paper 57: Smart Camera for Asset Management: A Novel Hybrid Solution of Edge and Cloud Computing

Minh Dinh, Thanh Ngoc Nguyen, Viet Quoc Nguyen, Hieu Ngoc Duong, Sam Goundar, Thomas Brett Kirk





An Duong Thi Binh,Huong Le Thi Cam, Scott McDonald, Hiep Pham, Kevin Nguyen


Paper 109: Identification and treatment of extreme inter-failure times from a fleet of repairable systems

Reynan Jiang, Wei Xue, Xiao Li, Fengping Li, Liqu Lin, Kunpeng Zhang



Best Paper Awarding Ceremony
Sheraton Ballroom 1, Level 3

Closing Ceremony & Announcement of the 18th WCEAM
Sheraton Ballroom 1, Level 3

12:00 pm