Chapter 1. Dynamic Availability Analysis for the Flexible Manufacturing System based on a Two-Step Stochastic Model (Wenbin Zeng).- Chapter 2. Integrated Reliability and Risk Assessments for Nuclear Facilities (Vanderley de Vasconcelos).- Chapter 3. Computational Tools of Media Analysis for Corporate Policy Effectiveness Evaluation: Models and their Reliability (Dmitry Zaytsev).- Chapter 4. Optimal Design of Checkpoint Systems with General Structures, Tasks and Schemes (Naruse Kenichiro).- Chapter 5. Reliability and Maintainability Modeling of Complex Systems (tentative) (Lirong Cui).- Chapter 6. The New Attempt of Network Reliability in Assessment of Business Activities (Shin-Guang Chen).- Chapter 7. Software Vulnerability Discovery Modeling and Assessment (Adarsh Anand).- Chapter 8. The Importance of Technical Diagnostics for Ensuring the Reliability of Industrial Systems (Zdravko N. Milovanovic).- Chapter 9. Reliability Evaluation of Solar Seeding Machine using Markov Process and Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm (Ashok S. Bhandari).- Chapter 10. Fuzzy Reliability of Electronic Switching System based on Structure Function (Akshay Kumar).- Chapter 11. Reliability Assessment of Replaceable Shuffle Exchange Network With an Additional: Stage using interval-valued universal generating function (SB Singh).- Chapter 12. Stochastic modelling in System Reliability Theory (Surabhi Sengar).- Chapter 13. System Reliability: An Unified Approach Using Fatal Shock and Stress Models (Ricardo Puziol de Oliveira).- Chapter 14. Optimal Design of Reliability Acceptance Sampling Plan for Multi-stage Production Process (Mahesh Kumar).- Chapter 15. Reliability Requirement for Safety Assurance (Stanislav Parfenychev).
Prof. Dr. Mangey Ram received the Ph.D. degree major in Mathematics and minor in Computer Science from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. He has been a Faculty Member for around twelve years and has taught several core courses in pure and applied mathematics at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate levels. He is currently the Research Professor at Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), Dehradun, India. Before joining the Graphic Era, he was a Deputy Manager (Probationary Officer) with Syndicate Bank for a short period. He is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, Journal of Reliability and Statistical Studies, Editor-in-Chief of six Book Series with Elsevier, CRC Press-A Taylor and Frances Group, Walter De Gruyter Publisher Germany, River Publisher and the Guest Editor & Member of the editorial board of various journals. He has published 225 plus research publications (journal articles/books/book chapters/conference articles) in IEEE, Taylor & Francis, Springer, Elsevier, Emerald, World Scientific and many other national and international journals and conferences. Also, he has published more than 50 books (authored/edited) with international publishers like Elsevier, Springer Nature, CRC Press-A Taylor and Frances Group, Walter De Gruyter Publisher Germany, River Publisher. His fields of research are reliability theory and applied mathematics. Dr. Ram is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Senior Life Member of Operational Research Society of India, Society for Reliability Engineering, Quality and Operations Management in India, Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, He has been a member of the organizing committee of a number of international and national conferences, seminars, and workshops. He has been conferred with "Young Scientist Award" by the Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology, Dehradun, in 2009. He has been awarded the "Best Faculty Award" in 2011; "Research Excellence Award" in 2015; and recently "Outstanding Researcher Award" in 2018 for his significant contribution in academics and research at Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun, India. Dr. Hoang Pham is a Distinguished Professor and former Chairman (2007-2013) of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. Before joining Rutgers, he was a Senior Engineering Specialist with the Boeing Company and the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. He has been served as Editor-in-Chief, Editor, Associate Editor, Guest Editor and board member of many journals. He is the Editor of Springer Book Series in Reliability Engineering and has served as Conference Chair and Program Chair of over 40 international conferences. He is the author or coauthor of 6 books and has published over 190 journal articles, 100 conference papers and edited 15 books including Springer Handbook in Engineering Statistics and Handbook in Reliability Engineering. His numerous awards include the 2009 IEEE Reliability Society Engineer of the Year Award. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).