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!

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News & Announcements

  • Reliability Society Scholarship's Available - For students pursuing a career and profession in reliability related disciplines. Apply NOW (deadline 11/30/2020).  More information and how to apply.
  • Distinguished Lecture - Covariate Software Reliability Models and Applications, by distinguished lecturer Lance Fiondella via Webex virtual event on 8 December 2020. Event flyer and info for the Webex meeting.
  • Reliability Society Officer and ADCOM election results are in.   The 2021 society officers and AdCom members for the term 2021 - 2023 have been selected.  See results.  Congratulations to all electees. 
  • Society Lifetime Achievement and Engineer of the Year awards.  Congratulations to  Dr. Steven Li (Engineer of the Year) and Dr. Kishor Trivedi (Lifetime Achievement). More information on the awards and recepients. 
  • Why Blockchain and Reliability? - by Distinguished Lecturer, Jason Rupe was held via Webex virtual event on 28 August 2020. More info on the event and the presentation is available under Education Distinguished Lecture Material.
  • The June 2020 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 first issue of the IEEE Reliability Magazine is planned to launch in early  2021. Please consider contributing an article for the inaugural issue of this new magazine. For details about article submissions, please contact Prof. Steven Li, the VP for publications of IEEE Reliability Society at
  • The RS is pleased to announce a 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 Toolkit is available for inspection. Try it!
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Upcoming Events

2021 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS) Monterey, CA USA Mar 21, 2021 - Mar 25, 2021
2021 22nd International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) Santa Clara, CA USA Apr 7, 2021 - Apr 8, 2021
2021 IEEE Green Technologies Conference (GreenTech) Denver, CO USA Apr 7, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
2021 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) Orlando, FL USA May 24, 2021 - May 27, 2021