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1 Handbook on Performability Engineering

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Handbook on Performability Engineering

Print: ISBN:9781848001305

eBook: ISBN:9781848001312

 

Handbook on Performability Engineering edited by Professor Krishna B. Misra and published by Springer Verlag, U.K., in 2008 has contributions from 100 leading authors from various areas of Performability Engineering in the form of 76 chapters spread over 1316 pages and is expected to provide an insight of the latest developments in all its constituent areas, such as Quality, Reliability, Clean Production, Maintainability / Maintenance, Safety, Risk and Sustainability. The book also has chapters on impact of newer technologies such as Biotechnology; Nanotechnology etc. on performability engineering and it also presents applications of performability to areas like nuclear power plants, power generation, healthcare system, railroad, software development besides highlighting the key problems in these areas of applications. In the present age of globalization, the Handbook also discusses newer business and engineering management strategies. In fact the idea is to cover the entire canvas of performability engineering in the 21st Century regime so this book can serve as a reference book on the subject. Springer Verlag, U.K. have announced the Handbook of Performability Engineering on their website at: http://www.springer.com/978-1-84800-130-5. Interested readers and organizations can obtain further details at the above website. This is the first book ever-published having such a wide coverage providing a holistic view of the subject of performability engineering and management. The handbook contains a Foreword from Professor Way Kuo, Chief Editor IEEE Trans. on Reliability and a Prologue written by Dr. William E. Vesely of NASA Headquarters.

 

This Handbook can also be ordered using the form provided in this PDF file.

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 Mail from Dr. Anthony Doyle, Springer Verlag, U.K.


May 30, 2012

Dear Dr. Krishna B. Misra,

You are surely aware that your book Handbook of Performability Engineering is published in both print and electronic formats.Today, we would like to update you on the chapter downloads of your eBook on SpringerLink, Springer's online platform.

Since its online publication on Aug 27, 2008, Handbook of Performability Engineering has received a total of 28810 chapter download requests. Over the last year(s) the download figures have been as follows:

Year

Usage

2011

7921

2010

8119

2009

9580

As you can see, in addition to the print book, the electronic version offers a broad readership and increased visibility for your work. This is especially noticeable in the long run: statistical data shows that the usage of electronic publications will continue to be stable for years. For more information on the different book formats and your benefits of publishing with Springer, please click here.

Thank you again for publishing with us. We are very pleased to disseminate your book among the scientific community and look forward to working with you on your next book or journal article.

 

Best regards,

Anthony Doyle

Springer

 

 

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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 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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3 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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