50th ESReDA Seminar on 25th years of ESReDA Seminars
May 18, 2016 – May 19, 2016 all-day
Av. Universidad de Salamanca
41930 Bormujos, Sevilla
Mohammad Raza

50th ESReDA Seminar on 25th years of ESReDA Seminars:
Safety and reliability enhancement throughout Europe: Looking back, looking ahead

Hosting  Institution: INGEMAN (ESReDA Member) – Seminar will be held at:
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros (School of Engineering of the University of Seville),
Camino de los Descubrimientos s/n. Isla de la Cartuja.  41092 Sevilla.


This is the 50th ESReDA seminar on RAMS related topic. As it conducts 2nd seminars per year, it implies it has conducted seminars for 25th years. World has changed a lot in the past 25th years. It is an exceptional opportunity to review the status of reliability and safety engineering disciplines by comparing the past learnings to today ones  in order to predict the trends of the future.

EU gathered experts will perform a critical review of the progress in system reliability and safety, risk assessment methodologies, investigation and probing methods, safe/ stable operation of assets, lifetime prediction methods, cyber security, data acquisition and management, big data concepts, complex infrastructure and connectivity and so forth.  The world has moved from paper based engineering to paperless engineering. The impact of the computerization on engineering field has its own effect.  It has been roller coaster ride in the past 25th years with growing complexity trends with dynamic market conditions and the shift of manufacturing sites. There has been intensive change in the projects implementation and asset life cycle management. Engineering systems are more complex, distributed, smart, communicating, active and proactive. New challenges and opportunities are continually surfacing due to the dramatic market conditions, development in technology and the modern society ever growing consumption of communication, energy and raw materials.  It increases the vulnerability and impacts the products introduced in the market influences the evolution of modern societies.

The purpose of the seminar is to gather researchers, experts and engineers from industry and academia to identify what has been tried and tested, what ought to be tried, what developments are still needed and what new challenges are.The European Safety, Reliability and Data Association (ESReDA) is one of the most active EU-networks in the field of RAMS engineering and very actively promoting the methodologies and state of the art rules on these subjects. The 50th seminar will provide an ideal platform for both experienced and young experts for discussion on the topics of RAMS. It will also be the time to celebrate 25th years of ESReDA Seminars.


  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Industry4.0
  • Risk assessment methodologies
  • Hazard identification & analysis
  • Data collection and interpretation
  • Accident investigations
  • Dependencies/Interdependencies
  • Simulation techniques
  • Crisis modelling & management
  • Dynamic Modelling
  • Codes/standards and regulations
  • Databases & Digital assets concepts
  • Big data and internet of Things
  • EU R&D Programs
  • Cyber security and safety systems


 Infrastructures, Products & Services

  • Water supply
  • Infrastructures, Products & Services
  • Gas & Oil production & transportation
  • Railway, Air-transportation
  • IT network and services
  • Massive data storage & servers
  • Process based industries
  • Space and military industries

Technical Program Committee

Degrave Claude (FR)
Dechy Nicolas (FR)
Demichela Micaela (IT)
Crespo Márquez Adolfo (ES)
Eid Mohamed (FR)
Ferreira Luis (PT)
Gómez Fernández Juan (ES)
Hutchinson Kenneth (CH)
Jackowski Tomasz (PL)
Kortner Henrik (NO)
Lanoy André (FR)
Raza Mohammad (CH)
Revie Matthew (GR)
Sola Antonio (ES)
Stoop John (NL)
Tulonen Tuuli (NO)
Wels Henk (NL)
Van Rijn Cyp (NL)

Opening of the Seminar

Prof. Jaime Domínguez Abascal.  Director of the School of Engineering, University of Seville.

Local Organisation Committee

Antonio Sola Rosique, Vice President INGEMAN
Adolfo Crespo Marquez, Prof. University of Seville, Spain
José María Moreno, Chief Engineer. Heineken, Seville Brewery.

ESReDA Contact

All enquiries can be forwarded to Antonio Sola ([email protected]) and Mohammad Raza ([email protected]) .

Instructions for authors

The seminar language is English. Proposals of contributions in the form of abstracts should be no longer than 300 words along with full papers in Words format following the instructions to authors that are available on ESReDA site:


Abstract Proposals should be sent before Nov 30th, 2015, to Antonio Sola ([email protected]) and Mohammad Raza ([email protected]).

Relevant Dates

  • Deadline for Abstract: January 31st , 2016.
  • Notification of authors: February 7th, 2016.
  • Submission of final-papers: March 1st , 2016.
  • The Seminar: May 18th – 19th, 2016.

Seminar may be extended by a day to 20th May.

Related Events

  • ESReDA Project Groups Meeting: May 17th , 2016 (private meetings, 09:00-17:00).
  • ESReDA Board of Directors: May 17 th , 2016 (private meeting, 14:00-18:30).
  • ESReDA General Assembly: May 18 th , 2016 (17:30-18:30).
  • Social evening: May 18th , 2016 (21:00-23:30).

Registration & Fees

A registration form and information package for the venue will be available soon on the ESReDA website. Please notice that:

  • Speakers: One speaker per accepted paper is exempted.
  • ESReDA members: 3 participants/member are taken in charge by ESReDA.
  • Participants: Fees are 300 € to be paid by bank transfer to ESReDA account*.

*ESReDA Account

  • Holder: ESReDA – “50th Seminar”.
  • Bank: BNP-Paribas Fortis Bank, Boulevard Jamar 1D, 1060 Bruxelles, Belgique.
  • IBAN: BE69 0012 3728 1678.


Venue: Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Seville (Universidad de Sevilla)


Hosting Institution: INGEMAN (http://ingeman.net).

City & Practical Information

City info web page:


Ingeman Overview

The Association for the Development of Maintenance Engineering (INGEMAN), was born on the initiative of a group of professors from the School of Engineering of the University of Seville in February 2002, and it is included in the Register of Associations of the Delegation of Justice and Public Administration of the Government of Andalusia, in April of that year.

INGEMAN is a non-profit association, aiming exclusively the public interest, which seeks essentially the promotion and dissemination of maintenance engineering, facilitating the exchange of points of view and experiences between those involved in the maintenance function, contributing to spreading a culture of maintenance as a mean to quality and competitiveness.

INGEMAN also contributes, at the same time, to the appreciation of the role of maintenance and the persons and entities involved in these activities, and to the continuous improvement of the delivery of these services.

INGEMAN is an ESReDA active member since 2007.

ESReDA Overview

European Safety, Reliability & Data Association (ESReDA) is a European Association established in 1992 to promote research, application and training in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS). The Association provides a forum for the exchange of information, data and current research in Safety and Reliability.

ESReDA membership is open to organisations, privates or governmental institutes, industry researchers and consultants, who are active in the field of Safety and Reliability. Membership fees are currently 1000 EURO for organisations and 500 EURO for universities and individual members.

Special sponsoring or associate membership is also available.