QR2MSE2019 Full Paper Submission Deadline Extended To 30th March, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

The 2019 International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering (QR2MSE 2019) (http://www.qr2mse.org) will be the major international event in the fields of quality, reliability, risk, maintenance and safety in 2019. The conference brings together experts from various industries, research organizations, regulatory authorities and universities. It offers a platform for exchange of innovative ideas, cutting-edge research results, and applications of materials, reliability and quality tools in design, manufacturing, and operation and maintenance of engineering systems. The multidisciplinary conference will also be an opportunity for researchers and practitioners, academics and engineers to meet, exchange ideas and gain insights from each other.

We cordially invite you to participate in the QR2MSE 2019 that to be held in August 06-09, 2019, in Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China. You are expected to make contributions to our conference via submitting high quality papers and attending the conference.

For convenient most authors, the Full Paper Submission Deadline is now extended to 30th March, 2019. Please note that there will no more extension.

More detailed information can be found at http://www.qr2mse.org/ or consulting with icqrms@uestc.edu.cn.


Full Paper Submission Deadline February 10, 2018 Extended To March 30, 2019
Full Paper Acceptance Notification March 10, 2018 Extended To April 15, 2019
Camera Ready Papers Due March 30, 2018 Extended To April 30, 2019

QR2MSE  Conference Secretariat

Fax: +86-(0)28-61830227

Email: icqrms@uestc.edu.cn

Web: http://www.qr2mse.org/

Black-box Reliability Challenge 2019 – announcement

Hi everyone,

For the impatient:

As an offshoot of the discussion of this year’s workshop in Delft we would like to share with you the draft version of a website dedicated to a reliability benchmarking framework and reliability problem repository:


It will be followed by a reliability benchmarking challenge starting in next year February. We are still working to meet that deadline but we believe that we have sufficient material to be shared. We are curious to hear your opinion and incorporate your suggestions!

For the more thorough:

In this email we would like to give you an update on the progress and status of the Black-box Reliability Challenge 2019 and we kindly invite you to give your feedback on the provided material and benchmark framework tutorial.

First, a brief recap to remind you what is this all about. In January this year, we organized the workshop on the “Computational Challenges in the Reliability Assessment of Existing Structures” (https://www.reliabilitytno.com/ ). As a response, the workshop attendees expressed their strong desire to come up with an open, systematic, representative and reproducible benchmarking framework to assess the accuracy and efficiency of currently available reliability algorithms and those to come in the future. A first proposal for such benchmarking framework was made in April this year (seehttps://docs.google.com/document/d/18WkH6HmpItH9Kg58M3t-Zu4so5-z5GoMFfAgUEFN6Q8/edit?usp=sharing ), on which we received valuable feedback from multiple researchers. From then, you haven’t heard anything from us, since other projects required most of our attention. However, especially in the last few weeks we picked up the gauntlet again, and we made a lot of progress.

Our activities focuses on several aspects:

  • The set-up of a black-box challenge server on which the performance functions will be executed, and an interface to allow for input-output communication between participants and server;
  • The development of a repository with details of the challenge (short term goal) and, after closure of the challenge, the description, function files and visualization of performance functions (long term goal), see https://rprepo.readthedocs.io/en/latest/introduction.html;
  • The development of a dedicated website for Black-box Reliability Challenge 2019, with detailed information of the challenge (will be made live early next year);
  • Selection of benchmark problems based on symbolic expressions and finite element models (related to problems in structural, geo-, hydraulic, and earthquake engineering);
  • The development of an approach to create representative (overfitted) surrogate models for the engineering related reliability problems.

It is our intention to complete all the tasks early next year, so that we can open the challenge in February 2019.

If your time permits, we would like to ask you to check the repository and to execute the tutorial on how you can participate to the challenge. Please, provide us your feedback by writing us an email or using a GitLab account. Your feedback will be used in the further development of the challenge framework. Finally, we would like to encourage you to forward this email into your network, so that more people can join the Black-box Reliability Challenge 2019.

Arthur Slobbe <arthur.slobbe@tno.nl>

Arpad Rozsas <arpad.rozsas@tno.nl>


Stochastic Optimization, Uncertainty and Probability

We would like to kindly invite you to submit an abstract to the symposium

“Stochastic Optimization, Uncertainty and Probability”(Track 5 Dynamics, Vibration and Control, Topic 5-13)

which we are organizing within the

ASME 2019 IMECE-International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition

November 8-14, 2019, Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (https://www.asme.org/events/imece)


This symposium aims to bring together researchers from both academy and industry to discuss the latest advances in stochastic optimization, uncertainty, probability and related fields (non-probabilistic analysis of uncertainty) with emphasis on applications to dynamics, vibration and control problems. Contributors are invited to present recent theoretical and computational developments focusing on their applicability in the field of real mechanical engineering problems. The topics to be covered may include, but are not limited to: stochastic programming; robustness; sensitivity; reliability-based optimization; uncertainty quantification (probabilistic approaches, interval model, convex models, fuzzy sets, Bayesian model, etc.); stochastic analysis; reliability assessment.

Authors of selected papers presented at IMECE 2019 will be invited to resubmit revised versions of their papers for publication consideration in the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering (https://risk.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx)

In order for your abstract to be considered, you must submit it online. Please, follow the instructions at https://www.asmeconferences.org/IMECE2019/Author/NewAbstract.cfm

 Deadline for Abstract Submission: February 25, 2019

Please, note that the deadline will NOT be extended.

We would appreciate if you could notify us by sending a copy of the abstract (email: alba.sofi@unirc.it).

Please accept our apologies if you receive this call for papers more than once.


Alba Sofi, University « Mediterranea » of Reggio Calabria (alba.sofi@unirc.it)

Isaac Elishakoff, Florida Atlantic University (elishako@fau.edu)

Giuseppe Muscolino, University of Messina (gmuscolino@unime.it)

MNMUQ 2019 : école d’été Franco-Allemande


J’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer la tenue d’une école d’été portant sur le thème suivant : Modélisation et Méthodes Numériques pour la Quantification des Incertitudes (MNMUQ 2019)
Cette école d’été franco-allemande et école thématique CNRS est conjointement organisée par le KIT / Institut für Technische Mechanik et Sigma Clermont / Institut Pascal.
Elle est soutenue par l’Université Franco Allemande (UFA/DFH), le CNRS (INSIS, INS2I et INSMI), l’Association Française de Mécanique (AFM), l’Institut Pascal, l’Ecole Doctorale SPI UCA, le KIT et Sigma Clermont.
Elle se déroulera du 2 au 6 septembre 2019 sur l’Ile de Porquerolles.
Les candidatures sont à envoyer en ligne avant le 31 mars 2019 au plus tard.

Le site web de cette école d’été est accessible à l’adresse suivante : https://www.sigma-clermont.fr/en/mnmuq2019

Bien cordialement,

Jean-Marc Bourinet
SIGMA Clermont

1st International Symposium on Risk Analysis and Safety of Complex Structures and Components – IRAS2019

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the First International Symposium on Risk Analysis and Safety of Complex Structures and Components (IRAS2019) which will be held in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, from 1-2 July 2019 (http://fe.up.pt/iras2019).

You are also invited to organize a thematic session (symposium) at the IRAS2019, submitting your proposal to the conference chairs for approval and publication in the conference website.

Symposia Submission Deadline: 15th January 2019

Abstracts Submission Deadline: 31st January 2019

Abstracts and Thematic Sessions (Symposia) Proposals should be submitted to: iras2019@fe.up.pt

Accepted abstracts will published in a Conference Book of Abstracts.

Accepted papers will be published in a Special Issue of the Open Access Procedia Structural Integrity, published by the Elsevier (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/procedia-structural-integrity).

Various Special Issues in International Journals are also foreseen for publication of extended versions of selected papers.

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you in PORTO!

Best Regards,

IRAS2019 Chairs

Abílio M.P. de Jesus, António Abel Henriques, José A.F.O. Correia, Pedro Montenegro, Rui Calçada

1st International Symposium on Risk Analysis and Safety of Complex Structures and Components – IRAS2019

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal

01-02 July, 2019



Lettre du GST – janvier 1918

du 21 janvier 2019

Contenu de la lettre – Informations générales sur le GST Mécanique et Incertain
o Meilleurs vœux pour 2019
o Sixième journée de la conception robuste et fiable du 2 avril 2019 (Toulouse)
o Congrès Français de Mécanique 2019 – Brest du 26 au 30 août 2019 – session Fiabilité, robustesse et gestion des incertitudes en mécanique.
o Formations Mécanique et Incertain
o Plateforme UQLAB
o Rappel de quelques congrès et manifestations en 2019

Journée SIA Fiabilité 24/01/2019

Journée SIA du 24 janvier.

Venez rencontrer et échanger avec les Experts Fiabilité-Qualité-Sécurité de l’automobile et de la Mobilité du Futur sur la vision des attentes du client et les impacts des nouveaux comportements inhérents au développement des nouvelles mobilités.

Retour d’expérience, témoignages des constructeurs et d’équipementiers, construction de projets collaboratifs, networking au menu de cette journée.