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
    HGST, a Western Digital
    Company, USA
Arrangements Chair
  Zhenmin Chen
     Florida International Univ., USA
Program Committee Members
  Philippe Castagliola  (France)
  Chung-Ho Chen  (Taiwan)
  Kuen-Suan Chen  (Taiwan)
  Ming-Chih Chen  (Taiwan)
  Shin-Guang Chen  (Taiwan)
  Zhenmin Chen  (USA)
  Trevor Craney  (USA)
  B. S. Dhillon  (Canada)
  E. A. Elsayed  (USA)
  Emilio Ferrari  (Italy)
  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)
  Toshio Nakagawa  (Japan)
  Syouji Nakamura  (Japan)
  Dong Ho Park  (Korea)
  Minjae Park  (Korea)
  Alexander Parkhomovsky  (USA)
  Alessandro Persona  (Italy)
  Hoang Pham  (USA)
  Fl. Popentiu Vladicescu (Denmark)
  Gordon J. Savage  (Canada)
  Shey-Huei Sheu  (Taiwan)
  Feng-Bin Sun  (USA)
  Kazuyuki Suzuki  (Japan)
  Yoshinobu Tamura  (Japan)
  Koichi Tokuno  (Japan)
  Fugee Tsung  (Hong Kong)
  Ajit Kumar Verma  (India)
  Nikola Vujanovic  (Serbia)
  Eric T. T. Wong  (Hong Kong)
  Liyang Xie  (China)
  Min Xie  (Singapore)
  Shigeru Yamada  (Japan)
  Ruey Huei Yeh  (Taiwan)
  Wei-Chang Yeh  (Taiwan)
  P. Zeephongsekul  (Australia)
  Songlin Zheng  (China)

Calls for Papers / Journals of Interest

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

Reliability Management and Computing Special Volume of the Annals of Operations Research

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Quick links

Hotel Reservation
Conference Program
Camera-Ready Paper Submission
Oral Presentation
indexing of Proceedings
Paper awards / Journal publication


RQD 2014 Conference Proceedings will be covered in Elsevier Scopus and Compendex index products.



Printable Call for Papers

              Call for Papers


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)

Conference Venue

The Westin Seattle

1900 Fifth Avenue • Seattle, WA 98101 · United States

Hotel information & reservation

Important Dates

Camera-ready paper submission deadline

Author Registration deadline

PowerPoint Presentation submission deadline

Westin hotel group rate cut-off date

Conference Dates

May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

July 18, 2014

July 15, 2014

August 7-9, 2014

Conference Program

Conference Program will be available in June.  Please check back later.

Oral Presentation and PowerPoint Submission

Computer and LCD projector will be provided for presentations at the conference.

The allotted time for each presentation is approximately 22 minutes including Q&A. 

Submission of PowerPoint Presentation:

  • Presentation files should be in Microsoft Office PowerPoint format (MS Office 2000 or newer version).
  • Submit your PowerPoint Presentation files to by Friday, July 18, 2014
  • Name your PowerPoint presentation files in the following format:  ISSAT_Session Number_First name_ Last name.ppt         Example: ISSAT_S1_John_Smith.ppt
  • Include your file name in the Subject line of your email.
  • Kindly bring a back-up file of you presentation with you on-site.
  • For questions or more information regarding presentation submission, please email Prof. Zhenmin Chen, Conference Arrangement Chair, at

Citation Indexing

ISSAT RQD Conference Proceedings from year 2005 to 2013 and onward 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:
       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

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.