The Maintenance WG is motivated by use cases involving concepts around asset reliability, maintenance, failure and maintenance management. The WG is developing application ontologies in the maintenance domain that adhere to a common upper ontology.

Application ontologies resulting from this group’s work are documented in a number of papers and GIT sites. A list is below.

We have a public repo at https://github.com/uwasystemhealth/IOF_Maintenance_Working_Group_Public but please note that the reference ontology of this site is an early version and has been superceded by later work.

For a more current list of terms associated with the Maintenance Reference Ontology please refer to the 2020 I-ESA paper linked below.

The Maintenance WG meets every 2 weeks: 08:30 am Australian Western Standard Time and maintains active asynchronous communications on the Maintenance WG Slack channel. We maintain a private GitHub for current work and those interested should contact melinda.hodkiewicz@uwa.edu.au for more information. Past minutes of meetings are stored on the IOF section of the OAGI maintained Confluence site.

Examples of prior work by this group (or members of the group) relating to maintenance ontologies in reverse chronological order.

Woods, C., Selway, M., Hodkiewicz, M., Ameri, F., Stumptner, M. and Sobel, W., 2021. On the Notion of Maintenance State for Industrial Assets. FOMI 2021: 11th International Workshop on Formal Ontologies meet Industry, held at JOWO 2021: Episode VII The Bolzano Summer of Knowledge, September 11–18, 2021, Bolzano, Italy. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2969/paper22-FOMI.pdf

Hodkiewicz, M., Klüwer, J.W., Woods, C., Smoker, T. and Low, E., 2021. An ontology for reasoning over engineering textual data stored in FMEA spreadsheet tables. Computers in Industry, 131. An ontology for reasoning over engineering textual data stored in FMEA spreadsheet tables Note this uses ISO 15926-14 as the reference ontology but we have a BFO aligned version as well in the Maintenance WG private GIT.

Hodkiewicz, M., Low, E., Woods, C. and Ameri, F, 2020. Towards a Reference Ontology for Maintenance Work Management. Proceedings of the Workshops of I-ESA 2020, 17-11-20, Tarbes, France. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2900/WS5Paper2.pdf

Karray, M.H., Ameri, F., Hodkiewicz, M. and Louge, T., 2019. ROMAIN: Towards a BFO compliant reference ontology for industrial maintenance. Applied Ontology, 14(2), pp.155-177. ROMAIN: Towards a BFO compliant reference ontology for industrial maintenance – IOS Press

Lupp, D.P., Hodkiewicz, M. and Skjæveland, M.G., 2020. Template libraries for industrial asset maintenance: A methodology for scalable and maintainable ontologies. In CEUR Workshop Proceedings (Vol. 2757, pp. 49-64). Technical University of Aachen. Template Libraries for Industrial Asset Maintenance: A Methodology for Scalable and Maintainable Ontologies