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Gnedenko e-Forum is named after
outstanding probabilist and statistician Boris Vladimirovich
Gnedenko e-Forum is a voluntary informal association (a ďclubĒ) of
specialists dealing with such practical problems like reliability,
safety, security, risk analysis, quality, queuing and other
applications of probabilistic and statistical methods.
Main form of the Forum activity is exchange of professional
information through the Forumís website.
The Forum is non-profit organization.
Financial support of the Forum (for instance, payment for the
Forumís website, editing journal papers, running the site) is
performed on the basis of voluntary donations from the Forumís
Article I - Objectives and Tasks
The objectives of the Forum shall be the development of reliability
and queuing theories and their applications by information exchange
between specialists in these directions. Areas of interest of the
Forumís activity include (but not limited by) the following models
and their application:
System Reliability Analysis
Queuing Models Analysis
Fighting Terrorism models
Optimal Spare Supply
Optimal Inventory Control
Monte Carlo Simulation
Reliability Data Analysis
and other related topics
The main tasks of the Gnedenko Forum are:
contacts among reliability and queuing specialists all
over the world.
Exchange of information
about forthcoming events in the Forumís field of
Exchange of information on
new publications in the Forumís field of activity.
international conferences and meetings, presenting the
affiliating to the Forum.
Publication scientific and
personal information in Forumís e-journal.
Help to arrange
participation of Forumís members in getting consulting
Article II - Membership
The membership of the Forum
might be personal (mainly) as well as collective
(companies dealing with applied probability and
statistics projects, corresponding departments of
There are no special
requirements for membership except professional
affiliation to the fields of the Forum activity.
A member of the Forum has no
obligations at all, though has some rights: to publish
materials in the Forumís e-journal, elect the Forumís
officers, recommend new members for the Forum.
A new member is accepted
into the Forum by e-mail presentation of documents of
professional credibility (resume and list of
publications) and photo. E-mails should be sent to the
Forumís Scientific Secretary Alexander Bochkov:
Membership in the Forum does
not involve any financial obligations (no fees).
There are some
organizational duties of elected officers and members of
the Editorial board of the Forumís e-journal concerning
the current running of the Forum and the journal.
Article III - Regional, Professional and Memorial
For convenience of the Forum
activity member may be grouped in Chapters by regional
(countries, cities) or affiliation (company, university)
In addition it is possible
to arrange such Chapters on the basis of belonging
members to some particular school.
There is a possibility to
arrange Chapters by narrow professional interests (see
list of directions).
Each such group desirably
may/should have an elected representative though it is
A member of the Forum may
participate in several Chapters.
The objective of these
Chapters is to provide members of the Forum with
corresponding information, arrange and/or participate
professional meetings and compile special issues of the
Article IV - Board and Voting Procedure
The Founder and the
Scientific Secretary of the Forum are permanent hosts of
the Forumís website and the members of Forumís Journal
Editorial Board. They have no right to take other
governing body of the Forum.
The Forum Board consists of
the following officers:
The President of the Forum,
a yearly elected officer with deciding voice in
Vice-President/President-elect, a yearly elected officer
with advising voice.
Immediate (or the most
recent living) Past-President with advising voice.
President and Vice-President
are elected by direct voting of all members of the
Forum. Votes should be sent to the Scientific Secretary
not later than a month after announcing nominations. A
simple majority rule is applied.
Any President decision could
be blocked by two other officers (Vice-President and
Immediate Past-president) not later than a week after
the Presidentís decision. After such blocking next week
the direct voting of all members becomes decisive.
The same person will not be
eligible for re-election to the office for at least
Candidates for President and
Vice-President might be suggested by at least three
members of the Forum. (Members might have any form of
preliminary mutual coordination.) All suggested
candidates will be included in the voting list.
If the President is unable
to continue to serve, then his place will be taken by
Article V - Quarterly International Journal
ďReliability: Theory & ApplicationsĒ.
Journal of the Forum ďReliability: Theory & ApplicationsĒ (RT&A)
is published only in an electronic form and locates at the
Gnedenko Forum website.
) is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal RT&A. The
Forumís Scientific Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is the Executive Secretary of the Journal RT&A.
Executive Secretary might be removed from the RT&A
Editorial Board by direct voting of the Forumís members
by a suggestion of any the Forumís officers.
A member of the Editorial
Board can be chosen on the basis of his/her professional
status. Any new member of the Editorial Board has to be
a member of the Gnedenko Forum at least a year.
Any member of the Forum may
present a scientific paper, case study description,
advertising about new books and software product,
announcement about forthcoming event, memoir about
leading scientists of the Forum community, etc. Case
studies and applied papers are most welcome.
All materials for a
forthcoming issue of the journal are subject of ďfast
referringĒ by the members of Editorial Board. Materials
presented by the Forumís officers are published without
additional refereeing with the mark ďPresented by ÖĒ.
Publication in the
International e-Journal RT&A is equivalent to standard
The Journal RT&A is open,
access to the Journal is free.
All materials published in
the Journal RT&A are protected by copyright belonging to
Reference to the Journal in
a case of using its materials is obligatory.
Forum members presented
their materials for publications in the Journal
automatically have all rights for free usage of their
materials anywhere else.
Please send you additions,
corrections, remarks, etc. to email@example.com .
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