Editorial - December 2022
We wish you a Happy and Prosperous 2023!
The new year comes with a number of exciting developments in ESRA, which are calling for your active contributions on technical initiatives and their promotion within and beyond ESRA.
Most importantly, we count on your valuable contributions to ESREL 2023 https://www.esrel2023.com, strong participation and vivid discussions in the conference to attack our large-scale challenges with dedicated collaborative teams, in particular in the intersection between academia and industry to nurture not only fundamental development but also transfer into practice. Please engage in the developments driven by our Technical Committees, develop initiatives using the support of our Technical Committees and make our next ESREL a great success.
Please consider the further dissemination and promotion of results and activities from ESREL and ESRA by publishing contributions in our ESRA Newsletter, publishing extended papers in the journals related to ESRA and guest-edit Special Issues in those journals. Note that the Journal “Reliability Engineering and System Safety” is published in association with ESRA. Further opportunities are provided by the following journals connected to ESRA through membership of the Editors in Chief:
- Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability
- Structural Safety
- ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, Part B: Mechanical Engineering
The ESRA newsletter offers the opportunity to publish news, achievements, announcements, reports on latest developments and research findings, industrial applications, open positions and exchange activities, new research centers and collaborative opportunities, call for contributions for Special Issues or ESRA-related workshops etc. This newsletter features developments by both traditional members and new members of ESRA. The membership of ESRA is currently growing, in particular through non-European expansion, which opens up new opportunities for collaborative developments. We encourage you to use this opportunity for international networking with our overseas ESRA members and joint initiatives.
ESRA has a new webpage: https://esra.website/.
The current webpage will go offline by end of February. The new web-presentation of ESRA will be enriched over the next months to facilitate targeted networking and collaboration. Useful information for our members along with links to conferences, workshops and relevant webinars from members of ESRA community will be also included in the new webpage. Please put a reminder on your calendar to visit our new homepage soon!
Two new committees have been established, alongside our TCs, in order to facilitate the operation of ESRA in the intersection to the society and industry. We are calling for expressions of interest to help on these committees:
- The Communications Committee is dedicated to dissemination, promotion, networking and outreach, within ESRA and to outside, utilizing the webpage, social media etc. and integrating the newsletter.
- The Industrial Liaison Committee is dedicated to establishing and supporting networking and collaboration with industry, and to reinforcing industrial engagement in our ESREL conferences.
Please send us your expressions of interest to help on these two important committees. We thank you very much for your valuable contributions and initiatives and wish you a great and successful year ahead.
Michael Beer, Chair
Edoardo Patelli, Vice-Chair
Maria Chiara Leva, Treasurer
Myrto Konstantinidou, General Secretary