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IEEE Reliability Magazine
RS Presidents, Past and Present
Past and present Reliability Society presidents (left to right: Bill Tonti, Dennis Hoffman, Christian Hansen, Jeff Voas, Sam Keene, and Tom Fagan
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Join IEEE Reliability Society

The Reliability Society is a technical Society within the IEEE, the world’s leading association for the advancement of technology.  We are a volunteer group of professionals engaged in assuring reliability in the engineering disciplines of hardware, software, and human factors.  The RS is focused on the broad aspects of reliability, allowing us to be seen as the IEEE Specialty Engineering organization.  We are concerned with attaining and sustaining these design attributes throughout the total life cycle.  We have the management, resources, and administrative and technical structures to develop and to provide technical information via publications, training, conferences, and technical library (IEEE Xplore) data to both our members and to the Specialty Engineering community.  The Reliability Society has 24 chapters and members in 60 countries worldwide.

In its role of providing reliability aspects of Specialty Engineering resources, the RS disciplines span all design engineering fields, providing knowledge and expertise to incorporate reliability-specific attributes into the design of systems / products / devices / processes.  We want to assure that a system will perform its intended function for the required duration within a given environment, including the ability to test and support it throughout its total life cycle.  This is accomplished concurrently with other design disciplines by contributing to the planning and the selection of the system architecture, HW & SW design implementation, materials, processes, and components; followed by verifying the selections made by thorough analysis and test and then sustainment.

Please visit our web site often. It is is the gateway to the many resources that the RS makes available to its members and others interested in the broad aspects of Reliability and Specialty Engineering.   Now that you've joined us at our web site, consider joining the society and help us foster the advancement!

Learn more about the benefits of RS membership.

News & Announcements

  • New IEEE Reliability Magazine. We are pleased to introduce the IEEE Reliability Magazine as a peer-reviewed online extention of the newsletter. It covers all security and reliability aspects of science and engineering, technology, and applications. Readers who have a broad interest in current topics of interest to our profession are invited to view the current issue through the Publications page. Contributions are sought and welcome.
  • The August edition of the RS Newsletter is now available. Click HERE to view! To view newsletter archives go to the "Publications" tab and choose "Reliability Society Newsletter" in the left panel.
  • The IEEE-Reliability Society has created a technical committee on systems of systems in order to help members cope with this new challenge. A White paper explaining the scope of that TC has been posted on the Society web site.
  • The RS is pleased to announce that we have added a new benefit for members of the Reliability Society. We have compiled a collection of the Editorials from the legendary Dr. Ralph A. Evans, written during his tenure as Editor in Chief and Managing Editor of the T-Rel. There are 165 Editorials, written between February 1969 and June of 1990. When you read them, you can understand why the TRel articles have such a long half-life (in excess of 10 years). Most of the editorials are as relevant today as they were when they were written. If you are an RS member and would like to see the compendium of Ralph's editorials, click the "About RS" tab, then click the "For Reliability Society Members Only" link in the left panel
  • The Reliability Society is soliciting nominations for the RS Engineer of the Year Award and for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominatins must be submitted in October. For additional Information click HERE.
  • A Beta version of a new Reliability Analytics Toolket is available for inspection. Try it!
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Upcoming Events

2016 IEEE 3rd World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT)
Reston, VA USA Dec 12, 2016 - Dec 14, 2016
2017 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS)
Orlando, FL USA Jan 23, 2017 - Jan 26, 2017
2017 18th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED)
Santa Clara, CA USA Mar 13, 2017 - Mar 15, 2017
2017 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS)
Monterey, CA USA Apr 2, 2017 - Apr 6, 2017

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