North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC)

NERC's mission is to ensure that the bulk electric system in North America is reliable, adequate and secure. Since its formation in 1968, NERC has operated successfully as a self-regulatory organization, relying on reciprocity and the mutual self-interest of all those involved in the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity in North America.



    Reliability Center Inc.

Reliability Center, Inc. was established in 1972 as a Research & Development arm of a major U.S. corporation. In 1985, RCI became an independent corporation under the direction of founder and president Charles J. Latino, whose goal is to spread the reliability message to companies all over the world.

RCI takes a holistic, systems approach to a company's processes and operations. The Center's staff and strategic partners -- recognized experts from around the nation -- study client processes and systems to understand how the various parts work together. Any changes and modifications they recommend will take into account the entire process, and therefore have a much greater chance of success.



    Gnedenko e-Forum

Gnedenko e-Forum is named after outstanding probabilist and statistician Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko.

Gnedenko e-Forum is a voluntary informal association of specialists dealing with reliability and queuing theories and their applications. 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) is performed on the basis of voluntary donations from the Forumís members.



    RELIABILITY ģMagazine

RELIABILITY ģMagazine the first reader supported magazine dedicated specifically to the elements required for Physical Asset Management including Machinery Reliability, Predictive Maintenance and Machinery Condition Monitoring Technologies. Each issue also includes a focus on Maintenance Strategies and techniques such as Root Cause Analysis, Reliability Centered Maintenance, Operator Based Maintenance, Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Asset Management.



    Equipment Reliability Institute's (ERI)

ERI is a specialized engineering school. We focus on the reliability and durability of equipment ranging from aircraft to automobiles to telecom systems to satellites.

We offer consulting on specific problems and also offer training to avoid these problems.



    System Reliability Center

The System Reliability Center (SRC) has served the R & M Community for more than 35 years. As a Center of Excellence and technical focal point for information, data, analysis, training and technical assistance in the engineering fields of Reliability, Maintainability, Supportability, and Quality (RMSQ).

SRC undertakes a variety of government organization and industrial support projects each year. Our 50+ local engineers are backed by Alion Science and Technology resources at our 44 locations with over 2,600 employees of various technical backgrounds and expertise.

SRC is ready to provide total, turn-key solutions to customers including training, consulting services, publications and tools for both government and commercial businesses.




NEW AIMS AND SCOPE Reliability Engineering and System Safety is an international journal devoted to the development and application of methods for the enhancement of the safety and reliability of complex technological systems, like nuclear power plants, chemical plants, hazardous waste facilities, space systems, offshore and maritime systems, transportation systems, constructed infrastructure and manufacturing plants. The journal normally publishes only articles that involve the analysis of substantive problems related to the reliability of complex systems or present techniques and/or theoretical results that have a discernable relationship to the solution of such problems. An important aim is to achieve a balance between academic material and practical applications.

The following topics are within the scope of the journal: methods for reliability and probabilistic safety assessment; model and parameter uncertainties; aleatory and epistemic uncertainties, sensitivity analysis, data collection and analysis; engineering judgement and expert opinions; human reliability; test and maintenance policies; models for ageing and life extension; systems analysis of the impact of earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, winds, floods, etc.; codes, standards and safety criteria; operator decision support systems; software reliability; methods and applications of automatic fault detection and diagnosis; dynamic reliability; design and evaluation of man machine systems and human interfaces; design innovation for safety and reliability; safety culture; accident investigation and management. The journal does not normally publish articles that involve fuzzy sets and related non-probabilistic methods unless they contribute significantly to the solution of substantive problems related to the analysis of real systems.

The journal will contain contributed material in the form of original research papers, review articles, industrial case studies, safety recommendations, and short communications.



    International Journal of Performability Engineering


International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE), which was started as a quarterly journal in 2005 (400 printed pages in a year) will now be published as a bimonthly journal (six times in a year, totaling 600 printed pages) from 2010 onwards in January, March, May, July, September and November, every year. Of these six issues, one or two may be special issues on research areas of current concern or interest related to performability engineering.


The Editorial Board of IJPE comprises some of the most distinguished professionals in the world who are well-known in their respective areas and bring in their rich experience and expertise to IJPE from various realms of performability engineering. The Journal is supported by Regional Editors, Group Editors, Associate Editors and a Short communication Editor, who help maintain high standards for the journal.


All papers published in IJPE are subjected to a strict review process and are published only when they satisfy the reviewers' expectations of excellence often after several rounds of revisions. The authors can check the status of their papers on the Papers Accepted  on the journal's website. One can check out the Past Issuespage for the titles of papers already published in the Journal and also for the titles of papers scheduled to be published in the  Forthcoming Issues. International Journal of Performability Engineering likes to keep its readers well-informed about the latest developments taking place around the world in the area of performability engineering by inviting experts, specialists, and leading researchers to plan and guest editedSpecial Issues on topical issues of concern related to performability engineering.


The IJPE also encourages publication of  Short Communications within three months of their submission to help publicize new ideas, concepts or results. To update the information of our readers on the availability of new useful literature in the area of performability engineering, IJPE provides reviews of latest books on the Review of Latest Books page. Further, to provide an update on the current events of interest to its readers, IJPE maintains a webpage  News Updates on its website.


    Center for Reliability and Risk Management (CRRM) 

CRRM was established in 2005 as Research Centre in the Sami Shamoon College of Engineering. The CRRM is an Academy-industry association established in order to improve industrial productivity and efficiency through advanced reliability, availability, maintenance and safety (RAMS) technologies and corresponding risk management and logistics principles.


The survivability investigations also include safety and security issues. The Vision of the CRRM is to provide research, education and technology assessment, information sharing and business support in the areas of modern RAMS technologies and corresponding risk management and logistics principles.


CRRM bridges the gap between theoretical advances in academia and practical engineering in industry. In order to provide high-level research work CRRM is functioning under supervision of International Scientific Board which includes the leading experts from all over the world that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field. They execute for CRRM projects expertise, determine most important directions of research works and provide necessary consulting.



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