SPECIAL ISSUES OF IJPE
International Journal of Performability Engineering likes to keep its readers well-informed about the latest developments and trends taking place around the world in the area of performability engineering by inviting experts, specialists, and leading researchers to contribute to Special Issues of IJPE on topical concern related to performability engineering. In this section, we present the information about the special issues that have been already brought out as well the special issues that are due to appear in future. Further suggestions are welcome from the scientific community.
Summary of Special Issues Published
||Vol. , Issue
||Area of Performability
||Vol.2, No. 3
||Dependability of Software/ Computing Systems
||Ajit K. Verma, Parmod K. Kapur, India and Shunji Osaki, Japan
||Vol.3, No. 1
Part I and Part II
|Risk and Safety
||Risk Management And Safety Engineering
||Vincent Ho, Hong Kong and Takehisha Kohda, Japan
||Vol.4, No. 1
||Reliability and Quality in Design
||Hoang Pham and Suprasad V. Amari, USA
||Vol.4, No. 3
||Reliability and Condition-based Maintenance
||Uday Kumar, Sweden
||Vol.4, No. 4
||Sustainability Implications for Product Design: Some UK Perspective
||Rod Barratt, U.K.
||Vol.5, No. 1
||System Survivability and Defense against External Impacts
||Gregory Levitin, Israel
||Vol.5, No. 3
||Reliability Research in India
||Suprasad V. Amari, USA
||Vol.6, No. 3
||Reliability and Maintainability
||Developments in Mechanical System Reliability in China
||Liyang Xie, Northeastern University, China
||Vol.6, No. 5
||Reliability and Maintainability
||Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)
||Daniel K. LAU Hong Kong and Sony Mathew, Maryland, USA
||Vol.7, No. 3
||Multi-State System Reliability
||Mustapha Nourelfath, Université Laval, Quebec, Canada
||Vol.7, No. 5
||Dependability and Performability
||Performance and Dependability Modeling of Dynamic Systems
||Salvatore Distefano, Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Engineering Faculty, Italy and Kishor S. Trivedi, Duke University, Dept. of Electrical Engineering USA
||Vol.7, No. 6
|Current Trends in Maintenance Engineering
||Udai Kumar, Ramin Karim and Aditya Parida, Luleå Technical University, Sweden
||Vol.8, No. 2
||Dependability of Wireless Systems and Networks
||Liudong Xing, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA and Prof. Suresh Rai, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
||Vol.8, No. 6
||New Trends in Qulaity Engineering and Management
||V.N.A.Naikan, Reliability Engineering Centre, IIT Kharagpur, India
||Vol.9, No. 3
|Best Practices in RAMS and Asset Management
Timothy R. Collins, G.E., U.S.A.
Bhupesh K.Lad, IIT-I, India
Jagmeet Singh, Citi, Boston, U.S.A.
||Performance Analysis of Space Vehicles
||William E. Vesely, NASA Headquarters, U.S.A.
||Balancing Technology, Environment and Life Style
||Maddalena Ripa, Sergio Ulgiati, Parthenope University of Napoli, Italy and Hans Schnitzer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
||Assessment of Human Performance under Abnormal Operating Conditions in Nuclear Power Plants
||Bernhard Reer, Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate ENSI, Switzerland
||Transport System Safety
||Transport System Safety, Risk, Asset Management
||John D. Andrews, Rasa Remenyte Prescott, Nottingham Transport Engg. Centre, Nottingham University and Lisa Johnson, Aeronautical and Automotive Engg., Department, Loughborough University, U.K.
Summary of Special Sections Published
Sometimes, we publish a number of papers organized in the form of a section of an issue of IJPE if we receive sufficient number of papers on any single topic of current interest or importance.
||Vol. , Issue
||Area of Performability
||Vol. 6, No. 6
||Quality and Reliability
||Integration of Six Sigma with Reliability
||Thimmiah Gurunatha, U.S.A.
||Vol. 7, No. 1
||Data Mining in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Risk Management
||Claudio M. Rocco S. Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Central de Venezuela
||Accerated Life Testing and Degradation Models
Jean-Francois DUPUY Insitut de Recherche Mathematique de Rennes et INSA de Rennes, France
||Design for Sustainability of Engineering Systems
Claver Diallo, Vekatadri, department of Industrial Engg., Dalhousie University, Halifax,Canada and
Daoud Ait-Kadi, Dept. of Mechanical Engg., Laval University, Québec, Canada
Summary of Forthcoming Special Issues
|Risk Governance and Communication
||Iterface of Society and Technology with regard to Risk Governance and Risk Communication
||Pia-Johanna Schweizer and Ortwin Renn, ZIRIUS, University of Stuttgart, Germanyl
Interface of Society and Technology with regard to Risk Governance and Risk Communication
Many of the most pressing problems of modern societies are posed by systemic risks. These risks are characterized by complexity, uncertainty and social ambiguity. Furthermore, these risks lie at the heart of societies as they affect various social systems such as the economy, politics, and civil society. Systemic risks especially highlight the interdependency of technological development, engineering and society. Therefore, innovative approaches are essential for governing the co-evolution of technology and society. These governance processes are based on a continuous coordination and mutual exchange of science, politics and civil society.
This call for papers invites contributions that will explore the complex interface of society and technology with regard to risk governance and risk communication. Risk governance is a broad concept that refers to coordinating and regulating processes of decision making under conditions of complexity, uncertainty and social ambiguity. The special issue investigates risk governance against the backdrop of policy-making for systemic risks. Policy-making for systemic risk is particularly challenging because scientific uncertainty and social ambiguity regarding values and attitudes requires an essential broadening of the risk debate to include major stakeholders and affected publics. Various kinds of information, such as scientific research, local knowledge, values, public preferences and attitudes, need to be collected and taken into account. Furthermore, these different inputs need to be deliberated and channeled into the governance process. Risk communication is therefore a vital element of the risk governance process including not only experts but also stakeholders, public interest groups, and affected publics in the deliberation process.
Drawing on these premises, we invite contributions for a special issue in the International Journal of Performability and Engineering published by RAMS Consultants. The special issue aims to provide an up-to-date overview of potential and limitations of risk governance and risk communication for competent, effective and socially acceptable policy-making. Our objective is to solicit articles that explore the various aspects of risk governance and risk communication. In particular, we would like to invite contributions focusing on:
- Characteristics of systemic risks, highlighting implications for risk governance and risk communication;
- Political ambiguity, especially with regard to policy-making that suggest solutions of how to govern plurality, diversity and conflict;
- Complex risk governance problems and lessons learnt for risk management and governance.
Besides contributed articles from authors belonging to various scientific disciplines ranging from engineering, natural science and social science, there shall be a few invited articles from actively involved experts.
The papers should be sent to the following Guest Editor:
Dr. Pia-Johanna Schweizer
Stuttgart Research Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies
University of Stuttgart
The deadline for submission of an extended abstract of the papers is January 31, 2015 and final manuscripts is March 1, 2015. The special issue is likely to be published by July/September 2015.