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International Journal of Reliability and Safety
International Journal of Reliability and Safety


Special Issue on: "Advances in Reliability Methods and Probabilistic System Identification Techniques"

Guest Editors:
Costas Papadimitriou, University of Thessaly, Greece
Siu-Kui Au, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Uncertainties are present and inevitable in many engineering decision making problems. Strategies to reduce them or to account for their effects have become increasingly important. Recent years have seen advances in the use of probabilistic concepts and analysis methods in engineering reliability assessment, system identification and health monitoring. The general trend has been towards applications for complex engineering problems that are characterised by a large number of uncertain/design variables, advanced stochastic model description, nonlinear system behavior, multiple-failure criteria, etc. This special issue aims at bringing together recent research findings in the application of probabilistic methods in reliability analysis, system identification and health monitoring.

Subject Coverage
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • stochastic mechanics and random vibrations
  • reliability analysis and decision making
  • reliability-based design and optimization
  • Monte Carlo methods and their applications in engineering systems
  • system identification and health monitoring, addressing the effects of uncertainties
Contributions to fundamental theory, methodology development, solution techniques and applications, as well as state-of-the-art reviews are welcome.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Manuscript submission: 28 February, 2008

Notification of acceptance: 30 April, 2008

Submission of final manuscript: 30 June, 2008