Hoang Pham
     Rutgers University, USA
  Shigeru Yamada
     Tottori University, Japan
  Yi-Kuei Lin
     National Chiao Tung University,
  Feng-Bin Sun
     Tesla Motors, USA
  Xufeng Zhao
     Nanjing University of Aeronautics
     and Astronautics, China
  Zhenmin Chen
     Florida International Univ., USA
  Mahmoud Boushaba  (Algeria)
  Antonio Casimiro Caputo  (Italy)
  Philippe Castagliola  (France)
  Antonella Certa  (Italy)
  In Hong Chang  (Korea)
  Ping-Chen Chang  (Taiwan)
  Chung-Ho Chen  (Taiwan)
  Kuen-Suan Chen  (Taiwan)
  Shin-Guang Chen  (Taiwan)
  Zhenmin Chen  (USA)
  Kuan-Jung Chung  (Taiwan)
  Balbir S. Dhillon  (Canada)
  Elsayed A. Elsayed  (USA)
  Maxim Finkelstein  (South Africa)
  Lance Fiondella  (USA)
  Kehan Gao  (USA)
  Feng Geng  (UK)
  Antoine Grall  (France)
  Xuefei Guan  (China)
  D. Gary Harlow  (USA)
  Cheng-Fu Huang  (Taiwan)
  Shinji Inoue  (Japan)
  Mingxiao Jiang  (USA)
  Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar  (USA)
  Mitsuhiro Kimura  (Japan)
  Debasis Kundu  (India)
  Yi-Kuei Lin  (Taiwan)
  Anatoly Lisnianski  (Israel)
  N. V. R. Naidu  (India)
  Dong H. 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)
  Zhigang Tian  (Canada)
  Tzong-Ru Tsai  (Taiwan)
  Fugee Tsung  (Hong Kong)
  Nikola Vujanovic  (Serbia)
  Eric T. T. Wong  (Hong Kong)
  Liyang Xie  (China)
  Min Xie  (Hong Kong)
  Shigeru Yamada  (Japan)
  Ruey Huei Yeh  (Taiwan)
  Xufeng Zhao  (China)
  Songlin Zheng  (China)
  Mengmeng Zhu  (USA)
  Ming J. Zuo  (Canada)

Calls for Papers / Journals of Interest

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

Annals of Operations Research

Important Dates  

Submission Deadline
  February 15, 2021

Notification of Acceptance
  March 31, 2021

Author Registration Deadline
  May 15, 2021

Camera-ready Paper Submission
  May 15, 2021



  Citation Index  

RQD 2021 Conference Proceedings will be indexed in
Elsevier Scopus


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


100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, Florida, 33131, United States

About the Conference

RQD 2021 is a major international conference event in the fields of reliability, risk assessment, quality in designs and statistics. For a quarter of a century, ISSAT RQD conference has brought together internationally renowned scholars, professors and researchers as well as scientists, engineers, practitioners, professionals and students worldwide to share, discuss and advance their research findings. The presented papers as well as keynote addresses were of high quality. ISSAT RQD conference has been greatly beneficial to its participants for their research and a starting place for many new collaborative works.


Authors are invited to submit full manuscripts or extended Abstracts by February 15, 2021 to Conference Secretary at rqd@issatconferences.org.

Paper/Abstract must be original and has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted papers will be reviewed for merit and contents. 

Author of an accepted paper will need to register and pay full conference registration fee for the paper to be published in the conference proceedings.

Guidelines for initial submission.

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

ISSAT RQD Conference Proceedings from year 2005 and onward are and will be indexed in Elsevier Scopus.

ISSAT RQD Conference Proceedings from year 2002 - 2016 are covered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI)

Conference Proceedings will be submitted 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 Statistical Reliability Modeling and Optimization Special Volume of the Annals of Operations Research. Authors of selected papers will be notified and provided with more details.