Safety and Reliability Modeling and Its Applications

Safety and Reliability Modeling and Its Applications
Author: Mangey Ram,Hoang Pham
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-08-15
ISBN: 0128233249
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Reliability Modeling and Its Applications Book Excerpt:

Safety and Reliability Modeling and Its Applications combines work by leading researchers in engineering, statistics and mathematics who provide innovative methods and solutions for this fast-moving field. Safety and reliability analysis is one of the most multidimensional topics in engineering today. Its rapid development has created many opportunities and challenges for both industrialists and academics, while also completely changing the global design and systems engineering environment. As more modeling tasks can now be undertaken within a computer environment using simulation and virtual reality technologies, this book helps readers understand the number and variety of research studies focusing on this important topic. The book addresses these important recent developments, presenting new theoretical issues that were not previously presented in the literature, along with solutions to important practical problems and case studies that illustrate how to apply the methodology. Uses case studies from industry practice to explain innovative solutions to real world safety and reliability problems Addresses the full interdisciplinary range of topics that influence this complex field Provides brief introductions to important concepts, including stochastic reliability and Bayesian methods

Safety and Risk Modeling and Its Applications

Safety and Risk Modeling and Its Applications
Author: Hoang Pham
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2011-09-08
ISBN: 9780857294708
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Risk Modeling and Its Applications Book Excerpt:

Safety and Risk Modeling presents the latest theories and methods of safety and risk with an emphasis on safety and risk in modeling. It covers applications in several areas including transportations and security risk assessments, as well as applications related to current topics in safety and risk. Safety and Risk Modeling is a valuable resource for understanding the latest developments in both qualitative and quantitative methods of safety and risk analysis and their applications in operating environments. Each chapter has been written by active researchers or experienced practitioners to bridge the gap between theory and practice and to trigger new research challenges in safety and risk. Topics include: safety engineering, system maintenance, safety in design, failure analysis, and risk concept and modelling. Postgraduate students, researchers, and practitioners in many fields of engineering, operations research, management, and statistics will find Safety and Risk Modeling a state-of-the-art survey of reliability and quality in design and practice.

Mathematics for Reliability Engineering

Mathematics for Reliability Engineering
Author: Mangey Ram,Liudong Xing
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2021-11-22
ISBN: 3110725630
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mathematics for Reliability Engineering Book Excerpt:

Reliability is a fundamental criterium in engineering systems. This book shows innovative concepts and applications of mathematics in solving reliability problems. The contents address in particular the interaction between engineers and mathematicians, as well as the cross-fertilization in the advancement of science and technology. It bridges the gap between theory and practice to aid in practical problem-solving in various contexts.

Risk Reliability and Safety Innovating Theory and Practice

Risk  Reliability and Safety  Innovating Theory and Practice
Author: Lesley Walls,Matthew Revie,Tim Bedford
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2016-11-25
ISBN: 1315349167
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Reliability and Safety Innovating Theory and Practice Book Excerpt:

The safe and reliable performance of many systems with which we interact daily has been achieved through the analysis and management of risk. From complex infrastructures to consumer durables, from engineering systems and technologies used in transportation, health, energy, chemical, oil, gas, aerospace, maritime, defence and other sectors, the management of risk during design, manufacture, operation and decommissioning is vital. Methods and models to support risk-informed decision-making are well established but are continually challenged by technology innovations, increasing interdependencies, and changes in societal expectations. Risk, Reliability and Safety contains papers describing innovations in theory and practice contributed to the scientific programme of the European Safety and Reliability conference (ESREL 2016), held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland (25—29 September 2016). Authors include scientists, academics, practitioners, regulators and other key individuals with expertise and experience relevant to specific areas. Papers include domain specific applications as well as general modelling methods. Papers cover evaluation of contemporary solutions, exploration of future challenges, and exposition of concepts, methods and processes. Topics include human factors, occupational health and safety, dynamic and systems reliability modelling, maintenance optimisation, uncertainty analysis, resilience assessment, risk and crisis management.

Handbook of Reliability Engineering

Handbook of Reliability Engineering
Author: Hoang Pham
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 663
Release: 2006-04-18
ISBN: 1852338415
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Reliability Engineering Book Excerpt:

An effective reliability programme is an essential component of every product's design, testing and efficient production. From the failure analysis of a microelectronic device to software fault tolerance and from the accelerated life testing of mechanical components to hardware verification, a common underlying philosophy of reliability applies. Defining both fundamental and applied work across the entire systems reliability arena, this state-of-the-art reference presents methodologies for quality, maintainability and dependability. Featuring: Contributions from 60 leading reliability experts in academia and industry giving comprehensive and authoritative coverage. A distinguished international Editorial Board ensuring clarity and precision throughout. Extensive references to the theoretical foundations, recent research and future directions described in each chapter. Comprehensive subject index providing maximum utility to the reader. Applications and examples across all branches of engineering including IT, power, automotive and aerospace sectors. The handbook's cross-disciplinary scope will ensure that it serves as an indispensable tool for researchers in industrial, electrical, electronics, computer, civil, mechanical and systems engineering. It will also aid professional engineers to find creative reliability solutions and management to evaluate systems reliability and to improve processes. For student research projects it will be the ideal starting point whether addressing basic questions in communications and electronics or learning advanced applications in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), manufacturing and high-assurance engineering systems.

Software Reliability Modeling

Software Reliability Modeling
Author: Shigeru Yamada
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2013-10-24
ISBN: 4431545654
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Reliability Modeling Book Excerpt:

Software reliability is one of the most important characteristics of software product quality. Its measurement and management technologies during the software product life cycle are essential to produce and maintain quality/reliable software systems. Part 1 of this book introduces several aspects of software reliability modeling and its applications. Hazard rate and nonhomogeneous Poisson process (NHPP) models are investigated particularly for quantitative software reliability assessment. Further, imperfect debugging and software availability models are discussed with reference to incorporating practical factors of dynamic software behavior. Three software management problems are presented as application technologies of software reliability models: the optimal software release problem, the statistical testing-progress control, and the optimal testing-effort allocation problem. Part 2 of the book describes several recent developments in software reliability modeling and their applications as quantitative techniques for software quality/reliability measurement and assessment. The discussion includes a quality engineering analysis of human factors affecting software reliability during the design review phase, which is the upper stream of software development, as well as software reliability growth models based on stochastic differential equations and discrete calculus during the testing phase, which is the lower stream. The final part of the book provides an illustration of quality-oriented software management analysis by applying the multivariate analysis method and the existing software reliability growth models to actual process monitoring data.

Software Reliability

Software Reliability
Author: Hoang Pham
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2000-02-01
ISBN: 9789813083844
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Reliability Book Excerpt:

Providing a general introduction to software reliability engineering, this book presents detailed analytical models, state-of-the-art techniques, methodologies, and tools used to assess the reliability of software systems. It also explores new directions of research in the field of software reliability engineering, including fault tolerant software and a new software reliability model that includes environmental factors.

Advanced Reliability Modeling

Advanced Reliability Modeling
Author: Tadashi Dohi,Won Young Yun
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2004-08-17
ISBN: 9814482501
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Reliability Modeling Book Excerpt:

The 2004 Asian International Workshop on Advanced Reliability Modeling is a symposium for the dissemination of state-of-the-art research and the presentation of practice in reliability engineering and related issues in Asia. It brings together researchers, scientists and practitioners from Asian countries to discuss the state of research and practice in dealing with reliability issues at the system design (modeling) level, and to jointly formulate an agenda for future research in this engineering area. The proceedings cover all the key topics in reliability, maintainability and safety engineering, providing an in-depth presentation of theory and practice. The proceedings have been selected for coverage in: • Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings® (ISTP® / ISI Proceedings) • Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (ISTP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings) • CC Proceedings — Engineering & Physical Sciences Contents: How Can We Estimate Software Reliability with a Continuous-State Software Reliability Model? (T Ando & T Dohi)Performing the Soft-Error Rate (SER) on a TDBI Chamber (V Chang & W T K Chien)Warranty and Imperfect Repairs (S Chukova & Y Hayakawa)Availability for a Repairable System with Finite Repairs (L Cui & J Li)Reliability of a Server System with Access Restriction (M Imaizumi et al.)Simulated Annealing Algorithm for Redundancy Optimization with Multiple Component Choices (H G Kim et al.)A Random Shock Model for a Continuously Deteriorating System (K E Lim et al.)Five Further Studies for Reliability Models (T Nakagawa)Computation Technology for Safety and Risk Assessment of Gas Pipeline Systems (V Seleznev & V Aleshin)Automatic Pattern Classification Reliability of the Digitized Mammographic Breast Density (T Sumimoto et al.)and other papers Readership: Graduate students, researchers and practitioners in industrial engineering, computer engineering, systems engineering, business management and mathematics. Keywords:Reliability;Maintenance;Safety;Failure;Risk Assessment;Testing;Modeling;Probability & Statistics

Design and the Reliability Factor

Design and the Reliability Factor
Author: John Day
Publsiher: SAE International
Total Pages: 94
Release: 2015-11-30
ISBN: 0768082684
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and the Reliability Factor Book Excerpt:

Sophisticated infotainment systems, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring are increasingly common in cars today. The proliferation of automotive electronics and other "e;"e;smart"e;"e; features has increased the market for automotive semiconductor devices and the number of sensors per vehicle. Yet, more chips and greater functionality translate to further networking/communications activity within the car, and that raises the prospect of potentially serious errors. How to minimize them by design is the focus of this book, which contains seven of SAE International's handpicked technical papers, covering: A way to calculate the reliability of priority-driven, real-time components with respect to timing failures, resulting in a realistic estimate of each component's reliability. A delayed-decision cycle detection method that can detect and prevent spoofing attacks with high accuracy. An AUTOSAR-compliant automotive platform for meeting reliability and timing constraints. An eight-point process for determining the cause of failures with real-world cases in which the process was used. The use of accelerated reliability and durability testing technology for better performance estimation. How to achieve reliable sensor-fusion despite system complexity and inconsistency. How to improve domain controller availability while maintaining functional safety in mixed-criticality automotive safety systems.

Safety and Reliability

Safety and Reliability
Author: Tomasz Nowakowski,Marek Młyńczak,Sylwia Werbińska-Wojciechowska,Anna Jodejko-Pietruczuk
Publsiher: CRC PressI Llc
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2014-09
ISBN: 9781138026810
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Reliability Book Excerpt:

Within the last fifty years the performance requirements for technical objects and systems were supplemented with: customer expectations (quality), abilities to prevent the loss of the object properties in operation time (reliability and maintainability), protection against the effects of undesirable events (safety and security) and the ability to restore performance (resilience). The need to adapt the operation of complex systems in such an uncertain and volatile environment has caused the necessity to formulate new and well established achievements associated with modeling, testing and evaluation of these properties. The concept of a complex system applies not only to the technical ones but also the infrastructure of major importance for social life such as transportation and logistics systems, buildings, power systems, water distribution systems or health services. Safety and Reliability: Methodology and Applications contains the proceedings of the 24th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2014, Wroclaw, Poland, 14-18 September 2014), and discusses theories and methods and their applications in the areas of risk, safety and reliability. The abstracts book (408 pages) + full paper CD-ROM (2496 pages) will be of interest to researchers and practitioners, academics and engineers working in academic, industrial and governmental sectors.

Reliability of Safety Critical Systems

Reliability of Safety Critical Systems
Author: Marvin Rausand
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2014-03-03
ISBN: 1118553381
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability of Safety Critical Systems Book Excerpt:

Presents the theory and methodology for reliabilityassessments of safety-critical functions through examples from awide range of applications Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory andApplications provides a comprehensive introduction toreliability assessments of safety-related systems based onelectrical, electronic, and programmable electronic (E/E/PE)technology. With a focus on the design and development phases ofsafety-critical systems, the book presents theory and methodsrequired to document compliance with IEC 61508 and the associatedsector-specific standards. Combining theory and practical applications, Reliability ofSafety-Critical Systems: Theory and Applications implements keysafety-related strategies and methods to meet quantitative safetyintegrity requirements. In addition, the book details a variety ofreliability analysis methods that are needed during all stages of asafety-critical system, beginning with specification and design andadvancing to operations, maintenance, and modification control. Thekey categories of safety life-cycle phases are featured, includingstrategies for the allocation of reliability performancerequirements; assessment methods in relation to design; andreliability quantification in relation to operation andmaintenance. Issues and benefits that arise from complex moderntechnology developments are featured, as well as: Real-world examples from large industry facilities with majoraccident potential and products owned by the general public such ascars and tools Plentiful worked examples throughout that provide readers witha deeper understanding of the core concepts and aid in the analysisand solution of common issues when assessing all facets ofsafety-critical systems Approaches that work on a wide scope of applications and can beapplied to the analysis of any safety-critical system A brief appendix of probability theory for reference With an emphasis on how safety-critical functions are introducedinto systems and facilities to prevent or mitigate the impact of anaccident, this book is an excellent guide for professionals,consultants, and operators of safety-critical systems who carry outpractical, risk, and reliability assessments of safety-criticalsystems. Reliability of Safety-Critical Systems: Theory andApplications is also a useful textbook for courses inreliability assessment of safety-critical systems and reliabilityengineering at the graduate-level, as well as for consultingcompanies offering short courses in reliability assessment ofsafety-critical systems.

Reliability Models of Complex Systems for Robots and Automation

Reliability Models of Complex Systems for Robots and Automation
Author: Hamed Fazlollahtabar,Seyed Taghi Akhavan Niaki
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2017-11-15
ISBN: 1351337335
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability Models of Complex Systems for Robots and Automation Book Excerpt:

Availability of a system is a crucial factor for planning and optimization. The concept is more challenging for modern systems such as robots and autonomous systems consisting of a complex configuration of components. As complex systems have become global and essential in today’s society, their reliable design and the determination of their availability have turned into a very important task for managers and engineers. Reliability Models of Complex Systems for Robots and Automation offers different models and approaches for reliability evaluation and optimization of a complex autonomous system. Comprehensive fault tree analysis on the critical components of industrial robots and its integration with the reliability block diagram approach is designed in order to investigate the robot system reliability. The cost and hazard decision tree are integrated for the first time in an approach to evaluate the reliability of a complex system. Considers a complex production system composing of several autonomous robots Develops binary state reliability evaluation model for a complex system Introduces new concepts of hazard decision tree Proposes fault tree and reliability block diagram for complex robotic systems Develops stochastic process based reliability evaluation and optimization models Today’s competitive world with increasing customer demands for highly reliable products makes reliability engineering a more challenging task. Reliability analysis is one of the main tools to ensure agreed delivery deadlines which in turn maintains certainty in real tangible factors such as customer goodwill and company reputation.

Quality and Reliability Management and Its Applications

Quality and Reliability Management and Its Applications
Author: Hoang Pham
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 451
Release: 2015-11-20
ISBN: 1447167783
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality and Reliability Management and Its Applications Book Excerpt:

Integrating development processes, policies, and reliability predictions from the beginning of the product development lifecycle to ensure high levels of product performance and safety, this book helps companies overcome the challenges posed by increasingly complex systems in today’s competitive marketplace. Examining both research on and practical aspects of product quality and reliability management with an emphasis on applications, the book features contributions written by active researchers and/or experienced practitioners in the field, so as to effectively bridge the gap between theory and practice and address new research challenges in reliability and quality management in practice. Postgraduates, researchers and practitioners in the areas of reliability engineering and management, amongst others, will find the book to offer a state-of-the-art survey of quality and reliability management and practices.

Reliability Modeling with Applications

Reliability Modeling with Applications
Author: Syouji Nakamura,Cun Hua Qian,Mingchih Chen
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2013-12-12
ISBN: 9814571954
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability Modeling with Applications Book Excerpt:

Reliability modeling has been a major concern for engineers and managers engaged in high quality system designs. This book presents the recent advancement in reliability theory and reliability engineering. Starting from maintenance policies, the book introduces reliability analysis to systems using stochastic processes to study their optimization problems. In this book, the authors will illustrate how these techniques of reliability are applied to solve optimization problems in computer, information and network systems. Contents:Maintenance Policies:A Dynamic Programming Approach for Sequential Preventive Maintenance Policies with Two Failure Modes (Hiroyuki Okamura, Tadashi Dohi and Shunji Osaki)Selective Maintenance for Complex Systems Considering Imperfect Maintenance Efficiency (Mayank Pandey, Yu Liu, Ming J Zuo)Random Replacement Policies (Won Young Yun and Li Liu)Optimal Replacement Interval of a Dual System (Satoshi Mizutani)Cumulative Damage Models with Random Working Times (Xufeng Zhao, Cunhua Qian and Shey-Huei Sheu)Reliability Analysis:Modules of Multi-State Coherent Systems — Order Theoretical Relations (Fumio Ohi)Calculation Algorithms for the System State Distributions of Multi-State k-out-of-n Systems (Hisahi Yamamoto and Tomoaki Akiba)Multi-state Components Assignment Problem with Optimal Network Reliability Subject to Assignment Budget (Yi-Kuei Lin and Cheng-Ta Yeh)Reliability Analysis of a Server System with Replication Schemes (Mitsutaka Kimura)Computer Systems:Two-Dimensional Software Reliability Growth Models (Shinji Inoue and Shigeru Yamada)Hybrid Coordinated Checkpointing Technique Using Incremental Snapshots (Mamoru Ohara, Masayuki Arai, Satoshi Fukumoto and Kazuhiko Iwasaki)Predicting Effort and Errors for Embedded Software Development Projects by Using an Artificial Neural Network (Kazunori Iwata, Sayori Maeji and Toshio Nakagawa)Optimal Checkpoint Times for Database Systems (Kenichiro Naruse and Sayori Maeji)Periodic and Random Inspections for a Computer System (Mingchih Chen, Xufeng Zhao and Syouji Nakamura)Reliability Applications:Dynamic Fault Tree Analysis (Tetsushi Yuge and Shigeru Yanagi)Reliability Analysis and Modeling Technique for an Open Source Solution (Yoshinobu Tamura and Shigeru Yamada)Maintenance Models of Miscellaneous Systems (Kodo Ito)Reliability Analysis of a System Connected with the Radio Link (Mitsuhiro Imaizumi)Studies on Reliability and Maintenance:Studies on Reliability and Maintenance (Toshio Nakagawa) Readership: Undergraduates and postgraduate students, researchers and designers in the areas of optimization, mathematical modeling, stochastic analysis and industrial engineering. Keywords:Reliability;Maintenance;Optimization;Stochastic;Probability;Modeling;Damage;Computer

Belief Functions Theory and Applications

Belief Functions  Theory and Applications
Author: Jiřina Vejnarová,Václav Kratochvíl
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2016-09-07
ISBN: 3319455591
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Belief Functions Theory and Applications Book Excerpt:

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Belief Functions, BELIEF 2016, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in September 2016. The 25 revised full papers presented in this book were carefully selected and reviewed from 33 submissions. The papers describe recent developments of theoretical issues and applications in various areas such as combination rules; conflict management; generalized information theory; image processing; material sciences; navigation.

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports Book Excerpt:

Lists citations with abstracts for aerospace related reports obtained from world wide sources and announces documents that have recently been entered into the NASA Scientific and Technical Information Database.

Software Reliability Modelling

Software Reliability Modelling
Author: M. Xie
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 212
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9789810206406
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Software Reliability Modelling Book Excerpt:

This book summarizes the recent advances in software reliability modelling. Almost all the existing models are classified and the most interesting models are described in detail.Because of the application of software in many industrial, military and commercial systems, software reliability has become an important research area. Although there are many models and results appeared in different journals and conference proceedings, there is a lack of systematic publications on this subject. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of this area and provide software reliability researchers and analysts with a systematic study of the existing results. This book can also be used as a reference book for other software engineers and reliability theoreticians interested in this area.

Reliability Modeling With Computer And Maintenance Applications

Reliability Modeling With Computer And Maintenance Applications
Author: Nakamura Syouji,Qian Cun Hua,Nakagawa Toshio
Publsiher: #N/A
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2017-06-07
ISBN: 9813224517
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability Modeling With Computer And Maintenance Applications Book Excerpt:

The development of Reliability and Maintenance theory and applications has become major concerns of engineers and managers engaged in order to design and product systems that are highly reliable. This book aims to cover the ongoing research topics in computer system, reliability analysis, reliability applications and maintenance policies, so as to provide awareness for those who engage systems design, being students, technicians, or research engineers, as a reference guidebook.

Reliability Management and Engineering

Reliability Management and Engineering
Author: Harish Garg,Mangey Ram
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2020-06-19
ISBN: 1000067726
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reliability Management and Engineering Book Excerpt:

Reliability technology plays an important role in the present era of industrial growth, optimal efficiency, and reducing hazards. This book provides insights into current advances and developments in reliability engineering, and the research presented is spread across all branches. It discusses interdisciplinary solutions to complex problems using different approaches to save money, time, and manpower. It presents methodologies of coping with uncertainty in reliability optimization through the usage of various techniques such as soft computing, fuzzy optimization, uncertainty, and maintenance scheduling. Case studies and real-world examples are presented along with applications that can be used in practice. This book will be useful to researchers, academicians, and practitioners working in the area of reliability and systems assurance engineering. Provides current advances and developments across different branches of engineering. Reviews and analyses case studies and real-world examples. Presents applications to be used in practice. Includes numerous examples to illustrate theoretical results.

Safety and Reliability Safe Societies in a Changing World

Safety and Reliability     Safe Societies in a Changing World
Author: Stein Haugen,Anne Barros,Coen van Gulijk,Trond Kongsvik,Jan Erik Vinnem
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3202
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN: 1351174649
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Reliability Safe Societies in a Changing World Book Excerpt:

Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World collects the papers presented at the 28th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018 in Trondheim, Norway, June 17-21, 2018. The contributions cover a wide range of methodologies and application areas for safety and reliability that contribute to safe societies in a changing world. These methodologies and applications include: - foundations of risk and reliability assessment and management - mathematical methods in reliability and safety - risk assessment - risk management - system reliability - uncertainty analysis - digitalization and big data - prognostics and system health management - occupational safety - accident and incident modeling - maintenance modeling and applications - simulation for safety and reliability analysis - dynamic risk and barrier management - organizational factors and safety culture - human factors and human reliability - resilience engineering - structural reliability - natural hazards - security - economic analysis in risk management Safety and Reliability – Safe Societies in a Changing World will be invaluable to academics and professionals working in a wide range of industrial and governmental sectors: offshore oil and gas, nuclear engineering, aeronautics and aerospace, marine transport and engineering, railways, road transport, automotive engineering, civil engineering, critical infrastructures, electrical and electronic engineering, energy production and distribution, environmental engineering, information technology and telecommunications, insurance and finance, manufacturing, marine transport, mechanical engineering, security and protection, and policy making.