UK Reliability Meeting Durham, 1-3 April 2019

The annual meeting for researchers and practitioners in the UK reliability theory community.

1st UK Reliability Meeting, 2019

The 1st UK Reliability Meeting will take place at Durham University 1–3 April 2019. The objective is to develop an annual meeting series to bring together researchers and practitioners in reliability theory from across the UK. Of course, participants from outside the UK are also welcome!

The meeting combines postgraduate lectures on basic aspects of reliability theory and applications with a workshop. Eight postgraduate lectures will be presented by academic staff from leading UK academic Reliability groups, including from the universities of Durham, Liverpool, Loughborough, Nottingham and Strathclyde.

The workshop will enable academic staff, students and practitioners to present their recent or ongoing research or to discuss open problems, probably in presentations of about 20 minutes and only requiring a title and abstract. The aim is to leave ample time for discussions. There are also two key-note lectures by leading experts in reliability.

Schedule outline


Abstract Booklet


List of Participants



There will be NO FEES to participate in the meeting, thanks in part to financial support from the UTOPIAE European Training Network.

Participants should book accommodation themselves and also pay for meals and refreshments, although we aim to provide refreshments during breaks within the sessions. We will aim to organize a joint dinner on the evening of 2 April, and will contact participants about this in advance of the meeting.


Please contact Dr Tahani Coolen-Maturi ( by 1st of March to register for the meeting. Please indicate clearly if you wish to participate at the Postgraduate Lectures (open to anyone), the Workshop, or both. If you wish to participate in the Workshop and give a presentation, please provide a title and short abstract.


The meeting will take place in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University, room CM101.


We recommend participants to book accommodation at Durham Colleges, in particular Collingwood College which is located at about 10 minutes walk from the venue. Durham City also has several hotels at walking distance from the venue.

If you would like to book at Collingwood College, please click here to book directly with the University.


Prof John Andrews (Nottingham University)
Dr Louis Aslett (Durham University)
Prof Frank Coolen (Durham University)
Dr Tahani Coolen-Maturi (Durham University)
Prof Lisa Jackson (Loughborough University)
Daniel Krpelik (Durham University)

For any questions feel free to contact Prof Frank Coolen ( or Dr Tahani Coolen-Maturi (

Getting to Durham

Details about how to get to Durham are available from the university website here. The city lies on the Eastern mainline railway served by LNER, CrossCountry Trains and TransPennine Express. It is also just 10 minutes off the A1(M) motorway. From further afield, flights are available to Newcastle International Airport.

Key locations

Click the markers in the Google Map below for details about key locations for the workshop:


This meeting is partly supported by the UTOPIAE European Training Network.