Potential Topics and Selection Criteria


Results-oriented presentations from leading reliability and durability practitioners are the main focus of every ARS event. At the symposium, an effective presentation can encourage discussion among attendees, generate new ideas in your industry and others, build upon prior knowledge in the field, and create a reputation in a wide range of industries for yourself and your organization. ARS presentations directly connect attendees to the most current and pressing topics within the reliability and durability community.

See Also: Programs from Past Events | Sample Proposal (*.PDF)

Durability and Fatigue Subjects That May Be Covered

  • Stress-life (SN)
  • Strain-life (EN)
  • Fracture mechanics (LEFM)
  • Field data acquisition and signal processing
  • Fatigue assessments
  • Measured data analysis
  • Test optimization
  • Test & CAE correlation
  • CAE-based fatigue calculations
  • Accelerated durability testing
  • Failure analysis
  • Test data automation

Reliability and Asset Lifecycle Management Subjects That May Be Covered

  • Reliability programs
  • Design for Reliability (DFR)
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
  • Life cycle cost analysis
  • Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Accelerated testing
  • Return on reliability investment
  • Degradation analysis
  • Reliability growth analysis
  • Software reliability
  • Reliability prediction
  • Warranty data analysis
  • Reliability specifications and metrics
  • Data collection, management & analysis
  • System analysis
  • Risk and safety analysis
  • Warranty cost reduction
  • Fault tree analysis
  • FMEA
  • Asset management
  • Maintenance planning

Proposal Selection Criteria

  1. Clarity and coherence of proposal
  2. Relevance to the conference theme
  3. Appeal to a varied audience of practicing reliability/maintainability engineers
  1. Relevance and usefulness to participants
  2. Potential to stimulate active engagement of participants
  3. Contribution to scholarship and/or new or innovative practice in reliability/maintainability engineering