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Performability engineering offers a framework for generating scientific research and its application in the area of dependability and sustainability, not only to optimize the performance of the products, systems, and services but also to optimize the processes that produce them. As we move in to 21st Century, it becomes obvious that the problems of dependability and sustainability cannot be considered in isolation as they are closely interlinked and they must be fine tuned at every stage of life cycle activities which include design, manufacture, use and disposal. More so, since dependability, in fact, is strongly influenced by the raw materials, fabrication techniques and manufacturing processes employed, waste and affluent control and usage of products, systems and services. The aim of the journal is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers, designers, manufacturers and users to share the ideas, problems and their solutions. This new perspective of dependability and sustainability offers an opportunity to all concerned and involved to learn from one another.
International Journal of Performability Engineering (IJPE), which was started as a quarterly journal in 2005 (400 printed pages in a year) will now be published as a bimonthly journal (six times in a year, totaling 600 printed pages) from 2010 onwards in January, March, May, July, September and November, every year. Of these six issues, one or two may be special issues on research areas of current concern or interest related to performability engineering.
The Editorial Board of IJPE comprises some of the most distinguished professionals in the world who are well-known in their respective areas and bring in their rich experience and expertise to IJPE from various realms of performability engineering. The Journal is supported by Regional Editors, Group Editors, Associate Editors and a Short communication Editor, who help maintain high standards for the journal.
All papers published in IJPE are subjected to a strict review process and are published only when they satisfy the reviewers' expectations of excellence often after several rounds of revisions. The authors can check the status of their papers on the Papers Accepted on the journal's website. One can check out the Past Issues page for the titles of papers already published in the Journal and also for the titles of papers scheduled to be published in the Forthcoming Issues. International Journal of Performability Engineering likes to keep its readers well-informed about the latest developments taking place around the world in the area of performability engineering by inviting experts, specialists, and leading researchers to plan and guest edited Special Issues on topical issues of concern related to performability engineering.
The IJPE also encourages publication of Short Communications within three months of their submission to help publicize new ideas, concepts or results. To update the information of our readers on the availability of new useful literature in the area of performability engineering, IJPE provides reviews of latest books on the Review of Latest Books page. Further, to provide an update on the current events of interest to its readers, IJPE maintains a webpage News Updates on its website.
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About the Founding Editor-in-Chief
The IJPE is published by RAMS Consultants, which was founded by Professor Krishna B. Misra at Jaipur, India. Prof. Misra has four decades of teaching, consultancy and research experience in reliability and has published extensively. He has the distinction of being on the editorial boards of several reputed international journals on quality, reliability and safety, including IEEE Transactions on Reliability for several years. He is the founder of the first ever postgraduate programme on Reliability Engineering started in India in 1982 and established Reliability Engineering Centre at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1983. This centre has the distinction of producing several illustrious postgraduates in Reliability Engineering, who are contributing their best in various prestigious organizations in India and abroad. He has five books to his credit. Having had such a rich experience, he began to perceive a need for a more integrated way of looking at reliability and related performance attributes. Performability engineering offered the structure envisioned by him to solve the performance related problems, we shall face in future. His most recent book, Handbook of Performability Engineering edited by him is a tribute to this vision.