Conference Chairs
  Hoang Pham
     Rutgers University, USA
  Shigeru Yamada
     Tottori University, Japan
Program Chairs
  Yi-Kuei Lin
     National Taiwan Univ. of
     Science & Technology, Taiwan
  Feng-Bin Sun
     Tesla Motors, USA
Arrangements Chair
  Zhenmin Chen
     Florida International Univ., USA
Program Committee Members
  Roberto Basso  (Italy)
  Antonio C. Caputo  (Italy)
  Philippe Castagliola  (France)
  Antonella Certa  (Italy)
  In Hong Chang  (Korea)
  Ping-Chen Chang  (Taiwan)
  Chung-Ho Chen  (Taiwan)
  Ming-Chih Chen  (Taiwan)
  Shin-Guang Chen  (Taiwan)
  Zhenmin Chen  (USA)
  Balbir S. Dhillon  (Canada)
  Trung Duong  (USA)
  Elsayed A. Elsayed  (USA)
  Giulio Fanti (Italy)
  Maxim Finkelstein  (South Africa)
  Lance Fiondella  (USA)
  Kehan Gao  (USA)
  D. Gary Harlow  (USA)
  Cheng-Fu Huang  (Taiwan)
  Shinji Inoue  (Japan) 
  Mingxiao Jiang  (USA)
  Rui Kang  (China)
  Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar  (USA)
  Mitsuhiro Kimura  (Japan)
  Uday Kumar  (Sweden)
  Yi-Kuei Lin  (Taiwan)
  Anatoly Lisnianski  (Israel)
  N. V. R. Naidu  (India)
  Syouji Nakamura  (Japan)
  Dong Ho Park  (Korea)
  Minjae Park  (Korea)
  Alexander Parkhomovsky  (USA)
  Alessandro Persona  (Italy)
  Hoang Pham  (USA)
  Gordon J. Savage  (Canada)
  Shey-Huei Sheu  (Taiwan)
  Feng-Bin Sun  (USA)
  Kazuyuki Suzuki  (Japan)
  Yoshinobu Tamura  (Japan)
  Loon-Ching Tang  (Singapore)
  Fugee Tsung  (Hong Kong)
  Ajit Kumar Verma  (Norway)
  Fl. Popentiu Vladicescu (Romania)
  Nikola Vujanovic  (Serbia)
  Liyang Xie  (China)
  Min Xie  (Hong Kong)
  Shigeru Yamada  (Japan)
  Ruey Huei Yeh  (Taiwan)
  Panlop Zeephongsekul  (Australia)
  Jianguo Zhang  (China)
  Yao Zhang (USA)
  Songlin Zheng  (China)
  Ming J. Zuo  (Canada)

Calls for Papers / Journals of Interest

International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering (IJRQSE)

Annals of Operations Research

Printable RQD 2017
Call for Papers

               Call for Papers

Important Dates  

Author Registration deadline
  May 15, 2017

Camera-ready papers due
  May 15, 2017

PowerPoint Presentationd due
  July 14, 2017

Hotel discounted rate cutoff date
  July 14, 2017

Advanced Registration
  July 20, 2017

  Citation Index  

RQD 2017 Conference Proceedings will be indexed in the
Elsevier Scopus and Compendex
and the
Thomson Reuters Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI)


Welcome to the 23rd ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design (RQD 2017). The annual ISSAT RQD conferences have brought together many well known scholars and researchers around the world and been internationally recognized for its extensive technical program and great networking benefits.

The conference is organized and sponsored by

       International Society of Science and Applied Technologies (ISSAT)

In cooperation with

      The Korean Reliability Society (KORAS)
      Reliability Engineering Association of Japan (REAJ)

  Conference Venue
Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois, 60601, U.S.A.
More information

  Paper Submissions

Authors are invited to submit full manuscripts by February 28, 2017 to Conference Secretary at For more details, please see the Guidelines for papers.

Papers must be original and have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All submitted papers will be reviewed for merit and contents. 

Author of an accepted paper will need to register and pay full conference registration fee for the paper to be published in the conference proceedings.

  Topics of Interest
  • Big Data
  • Cloud Computing
  • Concurrent Engineering and Design
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Data Computing
  • Data Mining and Analytics
  • Design Issues in Manufacturing
  • Engineering Design Optimization
  • Experimental Design for Quality Control
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Human Factors and Reliability
  • Life Testing
  • Maintainability and Availability
  • Methodologies for Quality Control
  • Modeling Analysis and Simulation
  • Network Reliability
  • Optimization
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Performance Analysis
  • Process Control and Management
  • Quality Assurance and Cost Issues
  • Quality Engineering
  • Quality Planning and Measurements
  • Reliability
  • Reliability Modeling and Testing
  • Risk Assessment Modeling
  • Robust Design
  • Security Analytics
  • Safety-Critical and High Assurance Systems
  • Service Sciences
  • Software and Algorithms
  • Software Reliability and Testing
  • Statistical Approaches in Reliability
  • Survival Data Analysis
  • Total Quality Management Techniques
  Citation Index

ISSAT RQD Conference Proceedings from year 2005 and onward are and will be covered in Elsevier Scopus and Compendex index products.

ISSAT RQD Conference Proceedings from year 2002 and onward are and will be covered in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI)

ISSAT RQD Proceedings are sent for indexing in Google Scholar.

  Best Paper Awards / Journal Publications

Two outstanding papers presented at the conference will be chosen for the ISSAT Best Paper and Best Student Paper Awards. Student must be first author and presenter at the conference to quality.

Outstanding papers will be considered for publication in special issues of the following journals:

  • International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering
  • Statistical Reliability Modeling and Optimization Special Volume of the Annals of Operations Research