Reliability of a system conveys information about the absence of failures, and is usually defined as the probability that the system will perform its intended function for a specified time period when operating under given 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 insights 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 attract more and more attention in this century.

It should be noted that the growth of structural and functional complexity leads to the development of various condition monitoring and health assessment techniques so as to guarantee system reliability and availability. Degradation process is a non-negligible phenomenon in system condition monitoring and reliability practices. In recent years, PHM related topics attracted increasing attention and many efforts have been taken to develop effective methods for system health evaluation and RUL prediction.

The growth of structural and functional complexity gives rise to the development of invulnerability and resilience research of complex networked systems so as to guarantee system reliability, availability, and resilience. A real network is robust and resilient yet fragile, which is one of basic features of a networked system. In many real networks such as power grid, city traffic, finance network, and even ecological network, a tiny local attack to some key nodes may lead to a domino-like cascading failure spreading to the entire system. In recent years, network invulnerability and resilience researches have recently attracted increasing attention. Much efforts have been taken to study how to measure the invulnerability, resilience, and adaptation of a network, how network structure affects its invulnerability and strategies to prevent and predict failure events of deleterious actions to get a more robust network.

This workshop serves as a forum for the latest achievements of the advanced theory and application of reliability, resilience, PHM and complex networked systems. We are looking forward to researchers and professionals to join our workshop and contribute their most recent research findings and best practices in the following research areas and topics.

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

  • Reliability modeling and analysis
  • Resilience modeling and analysis of complex engineering systems
  • System reliability optimization
  • Prognostics and health management (PHM)
  • Remaining useful life (URL) prediction
  • Network invulnerability and topology optimization
  • Maintenance modeling and analysis
  • Warranty modeling and analysis
  • Case studies in reliability, resilience, and PHM

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 RRCS 2019.

Panelists Solicitation (TBA)

Important Dates

    May 1, 2019       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 Chairs

Shubin Si Northwestern Polytechnical University China
Qiang Miao Sichuan University China

Program Committee (Tentitive)

Zhiqiang CaiNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityChina
Lirong CuiBeijing Institute of TechnologyChina
David W. CoitRutgers UniversityUSA
Jian GuoWestern New England UniversityUSA
Gregory LevitinThe Israel Electronic CorporationIsrael
Xiaohu LiStevens Institute of TechnologyUSA
Yanfu LiTsinghua UniversityChina
Zhaojun LiWestern New England UniversityUSA
Yi-Kuei LinNational Taiwan University of Science & TechnologyTaiwan
Yu LiuUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChina
Peter LiuCarleton UniversityCanada
Renyan JiangChangsha University of Science & TechnologyChina
Tongdan JinTexas State UniversityUSA
Yuchang MoZhejiang Normal UniversityChina
Mohammad MobinSan Jose 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
Yisha XiangLamar UniversityUSA
Tao YuanOhio UniversityUSA
Hisashi YamamotoTokyo Metropolitan UniversityJapan
Jun YangBeihang UniversityChina
Won Young YunPusan National UniversityKorea
Chi ZhangTsinghua UniversityChina

Web Master

Shou-Yu Lee University of Texas at Dallas USA

PC Login

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Workshop Venue

RRCS 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 Shubin Si at or Professor Qiang Miao at

Previous RRCS

  • RRCS 18 - Lisbon, Portugal (in conjunction with QRS 18)
  • RMO 17 - Prague, Czech Republic (in conjunction with QRS 17)

RRCS 2019 Program

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