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Past and present Reliability Society presidents (left to right: Loretta Arellano, Dennis Hoffman, Jeff Voas, Sam Keene, and Bill Tonti)

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

  • The February 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 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 by 15 October 2014.  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

2014 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS)
Waikoloa, HI USA Jun 1, 2014 - Jun 5, 2014
2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
Denver, CO USA Jun 8, 2014 - Jun 13, 2014
2014 IEEE Conference on Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)
Cheney, WA USA Jun 22, 2014 - Jun 25, 2014

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