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The First International Workshop on Statistical Methods in Reliability Assessment of Complex Industrial Multi-state Systems (RAMSS 2013)

To be held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES 2013 – http://www.ares-conference.eu).

September 2nd – 6th, 2013
University of Regensburg
Regensburg, Germany

The Workshop  “Statistical methods in Reliability Assessment of Complex Industrial Multi-state Systems”   will serve as a forum for discussing different issues of Stochastic Models and Methods in different aspects of Reliability and Availability Assessment of Complex Industrial Multi-state Systems. The idea of Workshop is to assemble researchers and practitioners from universities, institutions, industries, businesses and government, working in these fields.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Reliability, safety and quality improvement
    • Reliability and Availability Assessment of Multi-state and Continuous-state Systems
    • Recent advance in statistical inference
    • Risk management
    • Process monitoring and control
    • Stochastic modeling
    • Design of experiments
    • Statistical computing
    • Statistics in practice
    • Statistics in industrial logistics
    • Data mining and warehousing
    • Database and Datawarehouse Reliability

      Important Dates

      Submission Deadline
      April 1st, 2013
      Author Notification
      May 1st, 2013
      Author Registration
      May 18th, 2013
      Proceedings Version
      June 1st, 2013
      Conference September 2nd - 6th, 2013

      Submission Guidelines

      The submission guidelines valid for the RAMSS workshop are the same as for the ARES conference. They can be found >>here<<.

      Workshop Chairs

      Ilia Frenkel (Chair)
      SCE -  Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
      iliaf[at]sce.ac.il

      Program Committee

      • Anatoly Lisnianski, The Israel Electric Corporation Ltd., Israel
      • Alex  Karagrigoriou, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
      • Ilia Vonta,National Technical University of Athens, Greece
      • Elena Zaitseva, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia
      • Suraj Bhan Singh, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India


      The best papers of RAMSS 2013 will be selected to submit an extended version for further reviews in the

      Special Issue of the Journal of Reliability and Statistical Studies (JRSS):

      http://www.jrss.in/

      After the conference authors of selected outstanding papers will be invited to submit extended editions of their papers to a special issue of Journal of Reliability and Statistical Studies (JRSS  ISSN (Print): 0974-8024, ISSN (Online): 2229-5666) published in 2014. The selection process will be based on both the reviewers' evaluations of the papers and the quality of the authors' presentations at the conference.

      Important Dates

      • Announcement of Selected Papers: August 31, 2013
      • Paper submission due: September 30, 2013
      • First-round acceptance notification: November 30, 2013
      • Revision: December 15, 2013
      • Final decision: January 15, 2013
      • Submission of final paper: February 15, 2013
      • Publication date: June 2014

      Submission Details

      Paper submissions for the special issue should follow the submission format and guidelines for regular JRSS papers available at http://www.jrss.in/.