Special Sessions

Current Trends and new perspectives in Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety (RAMS) for Complex Systems

Lorenzo Ciani, University of Florence, Italy

Marcantonio Catelani, University of Florence, Italy

Nowadays in many contexts it is mandatory to fulfill performance of Testing and Diagnostics, Reliability, Maintainability, Safety and Risk assessment. Such tasks play a fundamental role in different fields of application (energy, transportation, information and communication technology, logistics, etc.) and are considered as fundamental in high-tech industry and plants. This Special Session represents an interesting opportunity for engineers and researchers who work in this area to meet and discuss about live issues. In particular, useful and beneficial discussion can be promoted with the aim to provide an increasing of knowledge and an easier diffusion of the most recent developments.

All papers and abstracts should be submitted electronically to the EDAS IEEE ISSE 2019 submission portal at http://edas.info/N25708.



Theoretical Foundations of System Engineering (THEFOSE)

Omar Hammami, ENSTA ParisTech, France

System engineering has experienced multiple successes over the years in various industrial projects with a strong emphasis in defense and aerospace. Recently, system engineering has gained several contributions from theory however the field still lacks a strong theoretical foundation. This request for more theoretical foundations come from both academia and industry in order to make the best of system engineering practices and experience in increasingly multidisciplinary projects. Several research topics need to be addressed such as formal definitions of system engineering terms and concepts, systems semantics, complexity theory of multidisciplinary systems, formal analysis of system engineering processes and standards but also all theoretical computer science impacts on languages (e.g. SysML) and tools used by system engineers. This session contributors will also provide papers discussing the integration of quantitative methods into MBSE methods and processes. Examples of quantitative methods include formal methods, value-driven design, petri-nets, design space optimization, etc. This session will also accept papers on the integration of the quantitative methods into SysML and its variants. Finally, the session will also call for papers proposing new research directions and tutorial papers in the theoretical foundations of system engineering.

The special session's organizer is Omar Hammami from ENSTA ParisTech which is located at  828, Bvd des Maréchaux 91762 Palaiseau cedex FRANCE. If you have any questions please contact him at hammami@ensta.fr.

Submission procedure Research and application papers: These are long manuscripts addressing novel ideas and theoretical issues. For this category, authors should submit either the full manuscript (up to 8 pages in length) or, alternatively, an extended abstract of at least four (4) pages. A clear statement of contribution is required. The papers should also include an introduction, background, theory, results, and validation. All papers and abstracts should be submitted electronically to the EDAS IEEE ISSE 2019 submission portal at http://edas.info/N25708