24-30 June 2018, Gdańsk/Sopot, Poland

The annual one-week Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars are organised to advance the methods for the safety and reliability analysis of complex systems and processes and to disseminate the newest achievements in the field. Continue reading “The 12th Summer Safety & Reliability Seminars SSARS 2018 (24-30 June 2018, Gdańsk/Sopot, Poland)”

On the 14-15 November 2017, ESReDA (European Safety, Reliability & Data Association) in collaboration with the European Commission Joint Research Centre organized the 53rd ESReDA Seminar entitled Enhancing Safety: the Challenge of Foresight in Ispra, Italy. Continue reading “53rd ESReDA Seminar on Enhancing Safety: the Challenge of Foresight (14-15 November 2017, Ispra, Italy)”

A +/-

On the 30th – 31st May 2017, ESReDA (European Safety, Reliability & Data Association) in collaboration with Lithuanian Energy Institute and Vytautas Magnus University (Department of Mathematics and Statistics) organized the 52nd ESReDA Seminar on Critical Infrastructures: Enhancing Preparedness & Resilience for the security of citizens and services supply continuity (Kaunas, Lithuania). Continue reading “52nd ESReDA Seminar on Critical Infrastructures (May 30-31, Kaunas, Lithuania)”

A +/-

This year the conference will take place in Lucca, a gorgeous Renaissance city in Tuscany, 9-11 October 2017.

CRITIS 2017 aims at promoting innovative research and key achievements in the field of critical (information) infrastructures protection (C(I)IP) and to foster the cross-sector dialogue between relevant stakeholders. Continue reading “CRITIS 2017 conference (October 9-11, Lucca, Italy)”

A +/-

28 February 2018 – 1 March 2018 in Bonn (Germany) by VGB PowerTech

This biennial event is addressed to all experts of the conventional and nuclear division, to the experts of maintenance in power plants and service companies and to the independent inspectors and deputies of governments, who are concerned with new developments in the divisions maintenance, inspection and repair. This conference is to put up the current subjects in discussion and to cultivate the intensive exchange of experiences especially for the experts of maintenance in power plants. Continue reading “Conference “Maintenance in Power Plants 2018” with Technical Exhibition”

After recalling the major industrial challenges, the article discusses the evolution of approaches and methods of risk management, dependability and safety from 1990 to 2015. Three periods can be distinguished. The first is oriented maintenance purposes. The second, given the scarcity of financial resources, is concerned with ageing management and life cycle management. Continue reading “Risk management, safety and dependability: looking back from 1990 to 2015, which future? (by André Lannoy)”

A +/-

25th June – 1st July 2017, Gdańsk/Sopot, Poland

SSARS 2017 website: http://ssars.am.gdynia.pl

The annual one-week Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars are organised to advance the methods for the safety and reliability analysis of complex systems and processes and to disseminate the newest achievements in the field. The subjects of the Seminars, different from year to year, are chosen by the Seminars Boards in an effort to dynamically represent the methodological advancements developed to meet the newly arising challenges in the field of safety and reliability. Continue reading “The 11th Summer Safety & Reliability Seminars (SSARS 2017)”

A +/-

The 51st ESReDA Seminar on Maintenance and Life Cycle Assessment of Structures and Industrial Systems was held on the 20th-21st October, 2016. It was the last seminar of ESReDA project group ROLCCOST “Reliability-based Life Cycle Cost Optimization of Structures and Infrastructures”. It was held in the Pascal Institute, Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand, France). There were 21 presentations of high scientific level and fruitful discussions among the experts in the field, along with technical visits in the Technical facilities at Sigma-Clermont and Civil Engineering experimental facilities at Polytech Clermont-Ferrand. The seminar has been attended by 35 experts and scientists coming from 7 European countries and 1 country out of Europe. Continue reading “51st ESReDA Seminar held in Clermont-Ferrand, France”

A +/-

July 3-6, 2017, Grenoble, France

MMR 2017 website: http://mmr2017.imag.fr

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend and contribute to the 10th International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability (MMR 2017), which will take place in Grenoble, France, on July 3-6, 2017. Continue reading “10th International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability (MMR 2017)”

A +/-

CRITIS 2015: to monitor the innovative research and new challenges in the field of critical (information) infrastructures protection (C(I)IP). CRITIS 2015 aims at bringing together researchers and professionals from academia, industry and governmental organisations working in the field of the security of critical (information) infrastructure systems. Continue reading “The Tenth International Conference on Critical Information Infrastructures Security”

A +/-

In 2016, the Safety and Reliability Society will co-organise the European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL 2016 jointly with Strathclyde University and ESRA. The conference will be held on 25-29 September 2016 in the Conference Centre of the new Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) in the heart of Glasgow.

The Programme Committee will be led by Lesley Walls (Strathclyde), while the meeting will have three co-chairs – Terje Aven (ESRA), Richard Denning (SaRS) and Tim Bedford (Strathclyde).

For more information, see http://www.sars.org.uk/news/esrel-2016-uk/ Continue reading “SARS and ESREL joint-conference 2016”

A +/-

The definition of Asset Management stated in by PAS 55:2008 is: Systematic and coordinated activities and practices through which an organization optimally and sustainably manages its assets and asset systems, their associated performance, risks and expenditures over their life cycles for the purpose of achieving  its organizational strategic plan.

It is an integrated approach, which aims to include a holistic, systematic, systemic, risk-based and optimized analysis of the physical assets. But what does it actually means for organizations? Continue reading “Why Engineering Asset Management is important?”

A +/-

As a permanent and most senior member of the ESReDA Bureau of Directors (BoD), Henri Procaccia is viewed as something of a sage by association members. Given that Henri’s experience in reliability and risk assessment stretches over four decades, along with his personal involvement with EUReDATA since its inception in 1973, it’s not surprising that he has achieved elder statesman status. Continue reading “Henri Procaccia – Elder Statesman of ESReDA”

A +/-

International standards play a vital role in improving the quality of the products and services we use every day – from the safety of our railways, to the reliability of machinery and even the compatibility of our banking systems. But how do these standards come about? The answer lies in the collaborative work of experts across Europe. Together, they are striving to create practical tools to tackle global challenges including health, safety, security and climate change. Continue reading “Raising standards: ESReDA experts at work”