Reliability of a system conveys information about the absence of failures, and is usually define as the probability that the system will perform its intended function for a specified time period when operating under normal environmental conditions. Reliability theory, which is the foundation of reliability engineering, deals with the interdisciplinary use of probability, statistics and stochastic modeling, combined with engineering insight into the design and the scientific understanding of the failure mechanisms, to study the various aspects of reliability. With the development of the complex systems, such as advanced aircraft, space station and nuclear power and so on, reliability theories and applications are more and more attention in this century. This workshop serves as a forum for the latest achievements of the advanced theory of reliability modeling and optimization, as well as more focuses on the application of reliability theories. We are looking forward it can attract more researchers to join us.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Signature
  • k-out-of-n systems
  • Network reliability
  • Degradation methods in reliability
  • Fault tree and decision diagram
  • Multi-state and continuous-state system reliability
  • Importance measure
  • Optimization methods in reliability
  • Maintenance modeling and analysis
  • Warranty modeling and analysis
  • Case studies in reliability


At least one author of each accepted paper (including panelists’ position statements) must register with the full fee and present at the workshop in order for the paper to be included in the QRS 2017 Supplemental Proceedings. Papers will also be submitted to the IEEE Xplore database and indexed by all the abstracting and indexing partners (such as the EI Compendex).

Journal Special Issue (TBA)

Best Paper Award

At least one award will be presented. Authors will receive a certificate signed by the President of the IEEE Reliability Society and the Organizers of RMO 2017.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    April 15, 2017 (extended)       Submission deadline
    May 25, 2017       Author notification
    June 5, 2017       Camera-ready dues
    July 25-29, 2017       Workshop


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other publications and conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords.

Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. The submissions must be in PDF and uploaded to the conference submission site.

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Program Chairs

Lirong Cui Beijing Institute of Technology China
Shubin Si Northwestern Polytechnical University China

Program Committee

Zhiqiang CaiNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityChina
Ping-Shing ChanChinese University of Hong KongHong Kong
David W. CoitRutgers UniversityUSA
Lirong CuiBeijing Institute of TechnologyChina
Olivier GaudoinLaboratoire Jean KuntzmannFrance
Renyan JiangChangsha University of Science & TechnologyChina
Tongdan JinTexas State UniversityUSA
Gregory LevitinThe Israel Electronic CorporationIsrael
Xiaohu LiStevens Institute of TechnologyUSA
Yanfu LiTsinghua UniversityChina
Zhaojun LiWestern New England UniversityUSA
Nikolaos LimniosUniversite de Technologie de CompiegneFrance
Yi-Kuei LinNational Taiwan University of Science & TechnologyTaiwan
Yu LiuUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChina
Yuchang MoZhejiang Normal UniversityChina
Rong PanArizona State UniversityUSA
Rui PengUniversity of Science & Technology BeijingChina
Shubin SiNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityChina
Sheng-Tsaing TsengNational Tsing-Hua UniversityTaiwan
Xiaoyue WuNational University of Defense TechnologyChina
Ning WangChangan UniveristyChina
Liyang XieNortheastern UniversityChina
Hisashi YamamotoTokyo Metropolitan UniversityJapan
Jun YangBeihang UniversityChina
Won Young YunPusan National UniversityKorea
Chi ZhangTsinghua UniversityChina

Web Masters

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA
Xuelin Li University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

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Workshop Venue

RMO 2017 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2017 at Prague, Czech Republic. Please visit the QRS 17 website for further information.

General Inquiries

For more detailed and updated information, please contact Professor Lirong Cui at or Professor Shubin Si at

RMO 2017 Program

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