Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2015
Lead Guest Editor
Faculty of Engineering Sciences (FSI), M'Hamed Bougara University, Boumerdes, Algeria
Guest Editor
  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Karpagam College of Engineering, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India
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Published Papers
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Dependability is the ability of an item to perform one or several required functions under given conditions. Nowadays, the dependability of an industrial plant deals with various issues: technical, political, organizational, conceptual, etc. It allows increasing productivity and safety. Thus, dependability includes the science of failures, uncertainties and hazards by fully exploiting all the information relating to unwanted events and help users create dynamic appropriate strategies for their industrial asset. In this context, the aim of this special issue is to gather researchers and collect their contributions with regards to the development and application of dependability in the industry. Both theoretical contributions and papers on practical applications are welcomed, to highlight the potential, the limitations, the criticalities and difficulties of dependability in the industry, and the needs for further developments.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety.
Maintenance/Replacement Strategies/Obsolescence.
Metaheuristics for Dependability.
Monte Carlo Simulation, Petri Nets, Bayesian Networks.
Bond Graphs.
Fault Detection and Isolation/Fault Tolerant Control.
Diagnostics and PHM (Prognostics and Health Management).
Risk Analysis.
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