Resilience is rapidly spreading throughout domains traditionally studied by quality, reliability, and security researchers. It is widely recognized that progressively higher levels of resilience are needed to ensure complex systems and processes can provide continuity of operations and services. Examples include military vehicles, information systems, critical infrastructure, as well as supply chains and manufacturing processes. Many of these possess cyber and physical dimensions and are interconnected via networks or compose to form systems of systems. Despite the strong interest in resilience by defense and security organizations, the concepts are also of interest to commercial systems and processes. Recognizing that there is no universal mathematical formulation or single process capable of encompassing all domains, the Resilience Engineering Workshop seeks to convene researchers from across the spectrum of systems and process domains, ranging from theoretical to applied research for a stimulating exchange. We invite the participation of experts to share their ideas and experience to identify universal themes as well as to help define differences across domains. In doing so, we seek to bring enhanced clarity to this promising but often incompletely understood attribute and to accelerate the maturation of resilience as a discipline so that principles and best practices can be effectively disseminated to and implemented by the engineering community.

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

  • Novel mathematical formulations and frameworks
  • Resilience and its relationship to traditional quantitative and qualitative risk management methods
  • Case studies from any domain emphasizing a system or process perspective (fault tolerance in high performance computing)
  • Methods for design and verification of resilience as a system attribute
  • Test and evaluation (T&E) methods to assure resilience
  • Bio-inspired methods for engineered resilient systems and processes
  • Resilience within multidisciplinary systems and processes
  • Resilience between interdependent systems and processes

Conference Companion

Accepted workshop papers will appear in the QRS 2019 conference companion which will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS). Papers presented at the conference will also be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore and to all of the A&I (abstracting and indexing) partners (such as the Ei Compendex).

Authors may also choose to publish their papers in an Ei-indexed journal–International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE;

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 IWRE 2019.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    May 15, 2019 (extended)       Submission deadline
    May 25, 2019       Author notification
    June 10, 2019       Camera-ready dues
    July 22-26, 2019       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 Chair

Lance Fiondella University of Massachusetts Dartmouth USA

Steering Committee

Samrat Chatterjee PNNL USA
Kenneth Crowther MITRE USA
Mahantesh Halappanavar PNNL USA
Igor Linkov US Army Corps of Engineers USA
Eric Spero US Army Research Laboratory USA
Thierry Wandji US Naval Air Warfare Center USA

Program Committee (TBA)

Web Master

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

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Workshop Venue

IWRE 2019 will be held in conjunction with QRS 2019 at Sofia, Bulgaria. Please visit the QRS 19 website for further information.

General Inquiries

For more detailed and updated information, please contact Professor Lance Fiondella at

Previous IWRE

  • IWRE 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal (in conjunction with QRS 2018)
  • IWRE 2017 - Prague, Czech Republic (in conjunction with QRS 2017)

IWRE 2019 Program

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