Thesis defence P.A. Brous: data infrastructures

17 April 2019 10:00 - Location: Aula, TU Delft - By: webredactie

Asset Management Data infrastructures. Promotor 1: M.F.W.H.A. Janssen (TBM); Promotor 2: P.M. Herder (TBM).

Many organizations tasked with managing public utility infrastructure routinely collect and store large volumes of data for decision making purposes in their management and maintenance processes. This data is collected, stored and analyzed within data infrastructures, however, traditional data management methods are becoming increasingly inadequate. More and more, data is being provided by new sources that can communicate over the internet, collectively known as the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT devices and the communication between these devices may benefit the management of public utility infrastructures by providing enough quality data to generate trusted information required to make the right decisions at the right time, helping asset management organizations improve their decision making capability. However, current asset management data models tend to view the system from a static perspective, posing constraints on the extensibility of the system, and making it difficult to adopt new data sources such as IoT. The extensible data infrastructure model presented in this dissertation aims to help improve our understanding of modern asset management, to identify risks of IoT adoption in asset management and to provide actionable insights for the achievement of expected benefits of IoT adoption in asset management organizations.

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