The Journal of Risk and Reliability is for researchers and practitioners who are involved in the field of risk analysis and reliability engineering.

Special Issue on Uncertainty in Engineering Risk and Reliability

The topic of uncertainty in engineering risk and reliability is of wide practical relevance, and poses many problems and challenges. The main aim of this special issue is to present a range of recently developed methods for uncertainty quantification, and corresponding inference and decision support, which are either applied to important practical problems or at least strongly inspired by such problems. The methods presented will need to have solid mathematical foundations, and it is the intention to particularly focus on methods that generalize established classical probability theory and that are presented in a manner that clearly indicates the advantages of these methods.

When dealing with uncertainty, methods usually differ in the way information is taken into account, as well as the way in which they treat the differing nature of varying kinds of uncertainty. Contributions that clearly focus on these aspects are welcome, particularly if they are linked to real-world engineering applications in line with the Journal's aims and scope.

If you are considering submitting a paper for this special issue, but are not sure whether it fits well, please feel free to contact the Guest Editors.

The deadline for submission is 31 October 2009, and we intend to have the issue published in the second half of 2010.

The guest editors welcome papers on theory, methods and applications on uncertainty in engineering risk and reliability, with emphasis on methods as described above. In line with the aims and objectives of the journal, papers addressing topics such as listed below are particularly welcome:

All papers will undergo rigorous refereeing. Worthy papers that do not quite fit the criteria for inclusion in the special issue can be considered for regular issues of the journal.

Guest Editors