IEEE Reliability Society Newsletter     Vol. 56, No. 2. May 2010

Table of Content

Front page:
President's Message

From the Editor

Society News:
Stay Connected With Your Reliability Society: Facebook, Yahoo Groups and LinkIn

AdCom Elections: Call for Nominations

Awards: Call for Nominations

Feature Article:
Security and Fault Tolerance-
a Cmap

Chapter Activities:
Dallas Chapter

Joint Boston, New Hampshire, Providence Chapter

Denver Chapter

Cleveland Chapter

Technical Activities:
Annual Technology Report

Prognostic Health Management Conference -
Announcement and Call for Papers

IEEE SmartGrid Conference
Call for Papers

Green Technology Reliability Seminar

Safety & Reliability Workshop

Maxim Resource Library

Security and Privacy Magazine: Call for Papers

Distinguished Lecturer Program:

Call for RS
Distinguished Lecturers

Reliability Society Home

RS Newsletter Homepage

Reliability Society AdCom Candidates Sought for 2011/2012/2013 Term

The IEEE Reliability Society is seeking candidates for serving on its Administrative Committee (AdCom) for the three-year term that spans 2011/2012/2013.  For clarification, the AdCom manages the operation of the Reliability Society.  The candidates need to be a member of the IEEE Reliability Society and should have both technical and managerial experience.  Serving on the AdCom requires attending periodic AdCom meetings (max of quarterly) and participating in one or more of the following areas of Reliability Society committee activities:  Technical Operations, Meetings, Membership, Nomination & Awards, and / or Publications.  More about these areas of activity can be found within the Reliability Society's Constitution, By Laws, and Operational Manual on our Society web site at

If you are interested in running for election to become an AdCom member, please send the following information to Jeff Voas, President, at by not later than 15 September 2010:

  • Your full contact information:  name, mailing address, telephone number, FAX number, and e-mail address.

  • A concise professional biography that summarizes your technical and management experience and your educational background.  The biography needs to be 350 words or less.

  •  A short statement describing why you want to be an AdCom member and what you can contribute to the Reliability Society through being an AdCom member.

  • A short statement that identifies in which Reliability Society activity area you would like to participate. Please include an endorsement from your supervisor / manager if possible.  If that is not possible, please have a Reliability Society AdCom member, Chapter Officer, or member endorse your candidacy.  In addition, please provide assurance, either personal or from your employing organization, that you will have adequate support to attend and participate in the scheduled AdCom meetings (usually held on Saturdays at different city locations) 3-4 times each year of your elected term.

  • a statement that you are a current IEEE member with Reliability Society membership.  Provide your IEEE member number.

Your information will be forwarded to our Nominations Committee for their review for inclusion in our AdCom ballot in early fall of 2010.  To be included in the ballot, all requested information needs to be provided on time.  If you have questions, e-mail Jeff Voas at