Conference Chairs
  Hoang Pham
     Rutgers University, USA
  Shigeru Yamada
     Tottori University, Japan
Program Chairs
  Yi-Kuei Lin
     National Taiwan Univ. of
     Science & Technology, Taiwan
  Feng-Bin Sun
     Tesla Motors, USA
Arrangements Chair
  Zhenmin Chen
     Florida International Univ., USA
Program Committee Members
  Antonio C. Caputo  (Italy)
  Philippe Castagliola  (France)
  Antonella Certa  (Italy)
  Chung-Ho Chen  (Taiwan)
  Ming-Chih Chen  (Taiwan)
  Shin-Guang Chen  (Taiwan)
  Zhenmin Chen  (USA)
  Balbir S. Dhillon  (Canada)
  Elsayed A. Elsayed  (USA)
  Maxim Finkelstein  (South Africa)
  Lance Fiondella  (USA)
  Kehan Gao  (USA)
  D. Gary Harlow  (USA)
  Hong-Zhong Huang  (China)
  Shinji Inoue  (Japan) 
  Mingxiao Jiang  (USA)
  Rui Kang  (China)
  Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar  (USA)
  Mitsuhiro Kimura  (Japan)
  Uday Kumar  (Sweden)
  Yi-Kuei Lin  (Taiwan)
  Anatoly Lisnianski  (Israel)
  Byungjin Ma (Korea)
  N. V. R. Naidu  (India)
  Syouji Nakamura  (Japan)
  Dong Ho Park  (Korea)
  Minjae Park  (Korea)
  Alexander Parkhomovsky  (USA)
  Alessandro Persona  (Italy)
  Hoang Pham  (USA)
  Fl. Popentiu Vladicescu (Romania)
  Gordon J. Savage  (Canada)
  Shey-Huei Sheu  (Taiwan)
  Feng-Bin Sun  (USA)
  Kazuyuki Suzuki  (Japan)
  Yoshinobu Tamura  (Japan)
  Loon-Ching Tang  (Singapore)
  Koichi Tokuno  (Japan)
  Fugee Tsung  (Hong Kong)
  Ajit Kumar Verma  (Norway)
  Nikola Vujanovic  (Serbia)
  Liyang Xie  (China)
  Min Xie  (Hong Kong)
  Shigeru Yamada  (Japan)
  Ruey Huei Yeh  (Taiwan)
  Panlop Zeephongsekul  (Australia)
  Jianguo Zhang  (China)
  Songlin Zheng  (China)
  Ming J. Zuo  (Canada)

Calls for Papers / Journals of Interest

International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering (IJRQSE)

Printable RQD 2016
Call for Papers

               Call for Papers


Keynote Speaker Abstract & Biography

Reliability and The Self-Driving Car
Speaker:   Noah Lassar
Since the automobile was invented over 100 years ago, engineers worked to make cars safer and more reliable. The 20th century witnessed continuous improvements in automotive reliability, coupled with a dramatic reduction in motor vehicle deaths per year. This was largely due to the development of stronger vehicles, active and passive safety systems, and comprehensive reliability development and test programs to weed out reliability and safety issues before they affected customers. At the same time, the driver --the most unreliable part of the car-- underwent no improvements. Given that 94% of traffic accidents involve human error, this is one place where we believe we can really bring technology to bear. The self-driving car program is aimed squarely at replacing the human driver, and in doing so, making a step function improvement in automotive safety and reliability. Replacing a human driver comes with its share of reliability challenges. But by developing a self-driving vehicle from the ground up, and employing the best design for reliability and reliability test practices, we believe that we will soon live in a world where human-driven cars will seem like a relic of the 20th century.

Noah Lassar is the Senior Manager of Reliability for the Google[X] Self-Driving Car. Noah also acts as an advisor to Alta Motors, developer of high performance electric motorcycles. Prior to joining Google[X], Noah worked as the Manager of Reliability at Tesla Motors, where he developed and executed the reliability program for Tesla's Model S and the Toyota Rav4 EV. Noah received his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2004. When Noah is not working on reliability challenges, he enjoys exploring the world with his wife and two children.


Important Dates  
  Camera-ready paper due
  May 15, 2016
  Author Registration deadline
  May 15, 2016
  PowerPoint Presentation due
  July 15, 2016
  Hotel discounted rate cutoff date
  July 16, 2016

Citation Indexing

RQD 2016 Conference Proceedings will be indexed in Elsevier Scopus and Compendex.

ISSAT RQD Conference Proceedings from year 2005 are and will be covered in Elsevier Scopus and Compendex index products.

ISSAT RQD Conference Proceedings from year 2002 to 2008 are listed in the Thomson Reuters products:

       ISI Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings

       Materials Science Citation Index

       CC Proceedings - Engineering & Physical Sciences

       ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index

ISSAT RQD Proceedings are sent for indexing in Google Scholar.

Best Paper Awards / Journal Publications

The award winners of the RQD 2015 Best Paper Awards will be announced at the 22nd ISSAT RQD Conference Opening Ceremony on August 4, 2016.

Two outstanding papers presented at the conference will be chosen for the ISSAT Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards.  Student must be first author and presenter at the conference to quality.

Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in special issues of the International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering, and Reliability Management and Computing Special Volume of the Annals of Operations Research.

Organizers and Sponsors

 The conference is organized and sponsored by

       International Society of Science and Applied Technologies (ISSAT)

   In cooperation with

      The Korean Reliability Society (KORAS)
      Reliability Engineering Association of Japan (REAJ)

About the Conference

The ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design (ISSAT RQD) is a well recognized international conference that provides a forum for presentation of new findings, research development and applications in reliability and qualify in design and related fields. The conference also provides great networking opportunities for the participants.

Topics of Interest
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Concurrent Engineering and Design
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Data Computing
  • Data Mining and Analytics
  • Design Issues in Manufacturing
  • Engineering Design Optimization
  • Experimental Design for Quality Control
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Human Factors and Reliability
  • Life Testing
  • Maintainability and Availability
  • Methodologies for Quality Control
  • Modeling Analysis and Simulation
  • Network Reliability
  • Optimization
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Performance Analysis
  • Process Control and Management
  • Quality Assurance and Cost Issues
  • Quality Engineering
  • Quality Planning and Measurements
  • Reliability
  • Reliability Modeling and Testing
  • Risk Assessment Modeling
  • Robust Design
  • Security Analytics
  • Safety-Critical and High Assurance Systems
  • Service Sciences
  • Software and Algorithms
  • Software Reliability and Testing
  • Statistical Approaches in Reliability
  • Survival Data Analysis
  • Total Quality Management Techniques