Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Advanced Reliability and

Maintenance Modeling (APARM 2018) &

International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety

Engineering (QR2MSE 2018) 


August 21-24, 2018, Qingdao, Shandong, China








APARM 2018 & QR2MSE 2018 is an international forum for exchange of innovative ideas, cutting-edge research results, and applications of asset management, reliability and quality tools in design, manufacturing, and operation and maintenance of engineering systems. Papers dealing with case studies, reliability data generation, experimental results, best design practice, and effective asset management solutions are of particular interest. All papers accepted will be included in the conference proceedings. Selected peer reviewed papers will be published in international journals indexed by Thomson Reuters Web of Science (SCI) or Engineering Village (EI Compendex).

1. Journal of Donghua University
2. Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University  

3. Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics    



TOPICS OF INTERESTS (not limited to the following topics)

 • Strategic asset management
 • Prognostics and health management 
 • Asset fleet management
 • Condition based maintenance  
 • Quality engineering 
 • Equipment management and maintenance   
 • Quality assurance and cost issues
 • e-Maintenance 
 • Experimental design for quality control

 • Maintenance support modeling and simulation 

 • Total quality management techniques
 • Reliability centered maintenance  
 • Reliability theory and application
 • Novel technologies for maintenance:
robotics, virtualreality and additive manufacturing   
 • Product reliability and safety evaluation
 • Reliability testing and statistics
 • Life cycle management and services
 • Structural reliability
 • Systems integrity management 
 • Software reliability and testing
 • Contractor logistics theory and practice 
 • Reliability tools for product development
 • Optimal design
 • Risk management
 • Multidisciplinary design optimization
 • Physics of Failure
 • Human and organisational factors
 • Inspection  • Warranty analysis
 • Advanced sensor technologies
 • Supply chain management
 • Condition monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics  • Oil and gas industry
 • System health and analytics
 • Information management


Full Paper Submission Deadline               February   10,   2018

Full Paper Acceptance Notification          March        10,   2018

Camera Ready Papers Due                      March        30,   2018