Asset management and maintenance are exposed to permanent change due to technological and economic changes. Therefore it is the aim of this thesis to take up this topic and to create a series of analyses and evaluations for the semantic development of the terms asset management, maintenance as well as the aspects of automation, digitalization up to industry 4.0. Bibliometric analyses play a major role in this context. In terms of content, the work should be performed with the help of RStudio or Python and literature databases such as Scopus, WebofScience, etc.