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Volume 14 - 2018

No.1 January 2018
No.1 January 2018
No.3 March 2018
No.3 March 2018
No.4 April 2018
No.4 April 2018
No.5 May 2018
No.5 May 2018

Volume 13 - 2017

No.4 July 2017
No.4 July 2017
No.5 September 2017
No.5 September 2017
No.7 November 2017
No.7 November 2017
No.8 December 2017
No.8 December 2017

Volume 12 - 2016

Volume 11 - 2015

Volume 10 - 2014

Volume 9 - 2013

Volume 8 - 2012

Volume 7 - 2011

Volume 6 - 2010

Volume 5 - 2009

Volume 4 - 2008

Volume 3 - 2007

Volume 2 - 2006

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Conferences and Events
1 ISSSR 2018: The 4th International Symposium on System and Software Reliability

Banner-ISSSR

Software and system reliability is the probability of failure-free software and system operation for a specified period of time in a specified environment. Reliability is also an important factor affecting software and system dependence. Many life-critical systems being required to operate without a system failure for a given period of time, such examples as nuclear, aerospace, spacecraft and high-speed trains and other such systems, need the development of reliability. This symposium provides scientists and engineers from both industry and academia a platform to present their ongoing work, relate their research outcomes and experiences, and discuss the best and most efficient techniques for the development of reliable, secure, and trustworthy systems. It also represents an excellent opportunity for the academic community to become more aware of subject areas critical to the software industry as practitioners bring their needs to the table. The 2018 ISSSR will be held from June 21 to 22, 2018 in Chengdu sponsored by University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Keynote .

Topics of Interest

  • Architecture and design based reliability and performance
  • Formalization verification
  • Fault tolerance and diagnosis
  • Process improvement and maintenance
  • Quality and safety
  • Redundancy technology
  • Reliability analysis and optimization
  • Reliability measurement, estimation, and predication
  • Reliability modeling and validation
  • Reliability requirement and growth models
  • Reliability technological models
  • Testing and simulation
  • Trustworthy evaluation
  • Data-Driven reliability model design
  • Machine learning related to reliability

Important Dates

  April 1, 2018   Paper submission due
  May 15, 2018   Author notification
  June 1, 2018   Camera-ready and author registration due
  June 21-22, 2018   Conference dates

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2 QRS 2018: The 18th IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability, and Security

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In 2015, the SERE conference (IEEE International Conference on Software Security and Reliability) and the QSIC conference (IEEE International Conference on Quality Software) were combined into a single conference, QRS, with Q representing Quality, R for Reliability, and S for Security, sponsored by the IEEE Reliability Society. This conference provides engineers and scientists from both industry and academia a platform to present their ongoing work, relate their research outcomes and experiences, and discuss the best and most efficient techniques for the development of reliable, secure, and trustworthy systems. It also represents an excellent opportunity for the academic community to become more aware of subject areas critical to the software industry as practitioners bring their needs to the table. The 18th QRS conference will be held from July 16th to 20th in Lisbon, Portugal.

Topics of Interest

  • Reliability, Security, Availability, and Safety of Software Systems
  • Software Testing, Verification, and Validation
  • Program Debugging and Comprehension
  • Information and Software Quality Assurance
  • Fault Tolerance for Software Reliability Improvement
  • Modeling, Prediction, Simulation, and Evaluation
  • Metrics, Measurements, and Analysis
  • Secure and Reliable Storage
  • Software Penetration and Protection
  • Software Vulnerabilities
  • Formal Methods
  • Malware Detection and Analysis
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • Operating System Security and Reliability
  • Mobile and Smartphone Applications
  • Internet of Things and Cloud Computing
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Benchmark, Tools, Industrial Applications, and Empirical Studies

Important Dates

  January 15, 2018   Workshop proposals due
  March 8, 2018   Abstracts due
  March 15, 2018   Regular & Short papers due
  April 15, 2018   Workshop papers due
  May 1, 2018   Fast Abstract Track, Industry Track,
  & Student Doctoral Program due
  May 15, 2018   Author notification
  June 1, 2018   Camera-ready and author registration due
  July 16-20, 2018   Conference dates

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Special Issues - Archived Information
1 Special Issue on Balancing Technology, Environment and Lifestyles

Special issue
on
Balancing Technology, Environment and Lifestyles

Technological progress may help improve the standard of living and the quality of life of modern societies. For this to be sustainable, technologies must essentially be environmental friendly, socially acceptable and economically viable (create jobs, distribute benefits, help eradicate poverty). The key aspects are the needs themselves (not all wants are needs), long-term perspectives and a comprehensive concept of development (as alternative to quantitative growth). This requires the integration of environmental, economic and social aspects and with an emphasis on long-term impacts and projections rather than immediate effects. This can be achieved by promoting investment in new clean technologies and services as well as consequent changes in lifestyles. Within the efforts to achieve sustainable development, the relationship between actions promoting sustainability and technological innovation is not unambiguous and calls for accurate assessment of benefits and costs.

We intend to bring out a special issue of the International Journal of Performability Engineering on this theme by selecting some papers from the contributed papers to the 3rd Annual European Postgraduate Symposium 2013 following a peer review process and the aim of this Special Issue is to raise awareness more specifically on linking technological innovations, environmental stewardship and sustainable lifestyles. For this reason we invite original research papers (including e.g., empirical analyses with hypotheses testing), methodological papers, case studies, reviews and short communications, on the following topics:

  • Product and Service Design for Environment, Environmental Regulations and Directives
  • Sustainable Production & Consumption Patterns
  • Energy Analysis and Energy Efficient Designs
  • Innovative Services, Techniques and Technologies for Performance Improvement
  • Quality Management and Certification
  • Waste Management
  • Environment Impact Assessment, Environmental and Ecological Risk Assessment, Environmental Certification
  • Sustainability Assessment, Metrics of Sustainability,
  • Economics of Sustainability, Clean and Sustainable Technologies
  • Economics of Life Cycle Activities, Internalization of Environmental Costs
  • Living Environment. Services-oriented versus product-oriented economy

 

Contributions and instructions
Please visit: http://www.ijpe-online.com/guidelines-for-contributions.html).

A two-step process shall be used to publish this Special Issue of the IJPE. As a first step, authors must submit an extended abstract of 300-500 words to the Guest Editors by e-mail with a cc to kbmisra@gmail.com. Thereafter, the guest editors would provide feedbacks to the authors of selected abstracts. Through their feedback, they will guide authors to develop and submit full papers for peer review and potential publication within this SI of the IJPE. Full papers should be approximately 6000-8500 words. Short communications should be approximately 2000-2500 words. Papers with maximum length of not more than 10 printed pages and submitted in the IJPE format will save time in processing. Please use the following page setup: Paper size A4 (8.27” x 11.69”) with margins set as: Top-2.6”, Bottom-1.2”, Left-1.63”, Right-1.6” as the journal size is (7”x 9.5”). Upon receipt of full papers, reviewers will be selected to provide peer reviews. Only upon the receipt and acceptance of the revised papers based on reviewer's and the guest editor's feedback, papers will be published in this SI.

Schedule and deadlines

  • March 15, 2013: Submit extended abstracts of 300-500 words.
  • April 15, 2013: Feedback by guest editors to authors of the abstracts.
  • July 15, 2013: Submit full papers of 6000-8500 words.
  • September 30, 2013: Peer review process and provision of feedback to authors.
  • November 30, 2013: Submission of final papers.
  • January/March 2014: Publication of the SI.

 

Guest Editors and contact information:

Maddalena Ripa
Parthenope University of Naples
Department of Sciences for the Environment
Centro Direzionale - Isola C4, 80143 Naples (Italy)
Email: maddalena.ripa@uniparthenope.it
Phone: +39 081 547 65 91

Hans Schnitzer
Technical University of Graz
Institute for Process and Particle Engineering
Inffeldgasse 21B, A8010 Graz (Österreich)
Email: hans.schnitzer@tugraz.at
Phone: +43 316 873 746

Sergio Ulgiati
Parthenope University of Naples
Department of Sciences for the Environment
Centro Direzionale - Isola C4, 80143 Naples (Italy)
Email: sergio.ulgiati@uniparthenope.it
Phone: +39 081 547 66 66

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2 Special issue on Balancing Technology, Environment and Lifestyles

Special issue
on
Balancing Technology, Environment and Lifestyles

Technological progress may help improve the standard of living and the quality of life of modern societies. For this to be sustainable, technologies must essentially be environmental friendly, socially acceptable and economically viable (create jobs, distribute benefits, help eradicate poverty). The key aspects are the needs themselves (not all wants are needs), long-term perspectives and a comprehensive concept of development (as alternative to quantitative growth). This requires the integration of environmental, economic and social aspects and with an emphasis on long-term impacts and projections rather than immediate effects. This can be achieved by promoting investment in new clean technologies and services as well as consequent changes in lifestyles. Within the efforts to achieve sustainable development, the relationship between actions promoting sustainability and technological innovation is not unambiguous and calls for accurate assessment of benefits and costs.

We intend to bring out a special issue of the International Journal of Performability Engineering on this theme by selecting some papers from the contributed papers to the 3rd Annual European Postgraduate Symposium 2013 following a peer review process and the aim of this Special Issue is to raise awareness more specifically on linking technological innovations, environmental stewardship and sustainable lifestyles. For this reason we invite original research papers (including e.g., empirical analyses with hypotheses testing), methodological papers, case studies, reviews and short communications, on the following topics:

  • Product and Service Design for Environment, Environmental Regulations and Directives
  • Sustainable Production & Consumption Patterns
  • Energy Analysis and Energy Efficient Designs
  • Innovative Services, Techniques and Technologies for Performance Improvement
  • Quality Management and Certification
  • Waste Management
  • Environment Impact Assessment, Environmental and Ecological Risk Assessment, Environmental Certification
  • Sustainability Assessment, Metrics of Sustainability,
  • Economics of Sustainability, Clean and Sustainable Technologies
  • Economics of Life Cycle Activities, Internalization of Environmental Costs
  • Living Environment. Services-oriented versus product-oriented economy

 

A two-step process shall be used to publish this Special Issue of the IJPE. As a first step, authors must submit an extended abstract of 300-500 words to the Guest Editors by e-mail with a cc to kbmisra@gmail.com. Thereafter, the guest editors would provide feedbacks to the authors of selected abstracts. Through their feedback, they will guide authors to develop and submit full papers for peer review and potential publication within this SI of the IJPE. Full papers should be approximately 6000-8500 words. Short communications should be approximately 2000-2500 words. Papers with maximum length of not more than 10 printed pages and submitted in the IJPE format will save time in processing. Please use the following page setup: Paper size A4 (8.27” x 11.69”) with margins set as: Top-2.6”, Bottom-1.2”, Left-1.63”, Right-1.6” as the journal size is (7”x 9.5”). Upon receipt of full papers, reviewers will be selected to provide peer reviews. Only upon the receipt and acceptance of the revised papers based on reviewer's and the guest editor's feedback, papers will be published in this SI.

  • March 15, 2013: Submit extended abstracts of 300-500 words.
  • April 15, 2013: Feedback by guest editors to authors of the abstracts.
  • July 15, 2013: Submit full papers of 6000-8500 words.
  • September 30, 2013: Peer review process and provision of feedback to authors.
  • November 30, 2013: Submission of final papers.
  • January/March 2014: Publication of the SI.

 

Email: maddalena.ripa@uniparthenope.it

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3 Special Issue on Design of Products, Systems and Services for Dependability and Sustainability

Special issue
on
Design of Products, Systems and Services for Dependability and Sustainability

 

The International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE) is planning to bring out a special issue on the Design of Products, Systems and Services for Dependability and Sustainability. According to Handbook of Performability Engineering (Ed. Krishna B. Misra, Springer Verlag, 2008), for optimum performance, sustainability requirements should be addressed along with other factors such as quality, reliability, maintenance and safety. The objective is to produce products, systems and services that have built in quality, reliability, maintainability and safety, and are produced through clean production and technologies that result in minimal pollution, require minimum raw materials and energy and safe to dispose off or reuse at the end of their lives.

In today's highly competitive market, performance optimization has become an important factor in attaining competitiveness, profitability and increased customer satisfaction. Combined with the demand and regulatory push for sustainable products, it has become imperative to analyse and optimise systems performance over their life-cycle: from the design stage to the disposal stage (from cradle to grave) including end of life treatment such as reconditioning and reuse or recycle.

We invite original research papers, methodological papers, case studies, reviews and short communications on the theme of this special issue. Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Design for Dependable and Sustainable Products and Services
  • Sustainability and Dependability Assessment at the Design Stage, Metrics for Sustainability and Dependability Assessment
  • Design of Sustainable Distribution Systems with Forward and Reverse Flows
  • Failure Data Analysis and Condition Assessment Models for Recyclable End-of-life Products and Components
  • Testing of Reusable End-of-life Products and Components
  • Statistical Quality Control and Inspection Methods for Reverse Logistics
  • Reliability Assessment of Systems composed of Mixture of New and Refreshed Components
  • Remanufacturing Planning with Uncertain Quality and Unsteady supply of Materials
  • Optimal Maintenance Strategies for Reconditioned and/or Remanufactured Products
  • Warranty Models for Reconditioned and/or Remanufactured Products


Instructions for Contributions

Please visit: http://www.ijpe-online.com/guidelines-for-contributions.html).

 

A two-step process shall be used to publish this Special Issue of the IJPE. As a first step, authors must submit an extended abstract of 300-500 words to the Guest Editors by e-mail. Thereafter, the guest editors would provide feedbacks to the authors of selected abstracts. Through their feedback, they will guide authors to develop and submit full papers (word file) for peer review and potential publication within this SI of the IJPE. Full papers should be approximately 6000-8500 words. Short communications should be approximately 2000-2500 words. While communicating the full paper to the guest editors, please send a cc to the Editor-in-Chief of IJPE (kbmisra@gmail.com) for formal acknowledgement of the paper and copyright formality. Papers with maximum length of not more than 10-12 printed pages and submitted in the IJPE format will save time in processing. Please use the following page setup: Paper size A4 (8.27" x 11.69") with margins set as: Top-2.8", Bottom-1.2", Left-1.63", Right-1.6" as the journal size is (7"x 9.5"). Upon receipt of full papers, reviewers will be selected to provide peer reviews. Only upon the receipt and acceptance of the revised papers based on reviewer's and the guest editor's feedback, papers will be published in this SI.

Schedule and deadlines:

  • June 15, 2013: Submit extended abstracts of 300-500 words.
  • July 15, 2013: Feedback by guest editors to authors of the abstracts.
  • September 15, 2013: Submit full papers of 6000-8500 words.
  • December 15, 2013: Peer review process and provision of feedback to authors.
  • February 28, 2014: Submission of final papers.
  • May/July 2014: Publication of the SI.

 

Guest Editors and contact information:

Dr. Claver Diallo
Dalhousie University
Department of Industrial Engineering
5269 Morris Street Room 303
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H-4R2
Canada
Email: cd@dal.ca
Phone: +1 902 494-3054

Dr. Uday Venkatadri
Dalhousie University
Department of Industrial Engineering
5269 Morris Street Room 208
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H-4R2
Canada
Email: uday.venkatadri@dal.ca
Phone: +1 902 494-3987

Dr. Daoud Ait-Kadi
Laval University
Department of Mechanical engineering
1065, av. de la Médecine
Québec (Québec) G1V-0A6
Canada
Email :Daoud.Aitkadi@gmc.ulaval.ca
Phone: +1 418 656-2131, ext. 2378

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