Co-Editors-in-Chief Suprasad V. Amari, Relyence Corporation, Greensburg, PA, U.S.A. Junhua Ding, University of North Texas, USA Fevzi Belli, University of Paderborn, Germany Founder Editor-in-Chief Krishna B. Misra, RAMS Consultants, Jaipur, India Assistant Editor-in-Chief Guanglu Sun, Harbin University of Science and Technology, China Editorial Advisors
John D. Andrews, University of Nottingham, U.K. William E. Vesely, NASA Headquarters, U.S.A. Regional Editors THE AMERICAS EUROPE ASIA PACIFIC Peter Sandborn Terje Aven D. N. P. Murthy University of Maryland, U.S.A. University of Stavanger, Norway University of Queensland, Australia SOUTH ASIA CHINA Bhupesh Kumar Lad Yun Lin Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India Harbin Engineering University, China Editorial Board Group 1: Product Design, Quality, Manufacturing Systems & Management and Human Factors Group 3: System Analysis and Computational Intelligence (Fuzzy sets, Neural Networks, Genetic Alg., BDD, Boolean Systems etc.) Group 5: System Safety & Risk Assessment, Management and Governance
Renkuan Guo, South Africa
Yuanshun Dai, U.S.A. Alexander V. Bochkov, Russia
Kailash Kapur, U.S.A.
Jean-Francois Dupuy, France
Enrique López Droguett , Brazil
Kazimierz Kosmowski, Poland Yuan Fuqing, Norway Seth Guikema, U.S.A. H. C. Moon, South Korea
Zhibin Jiang, China Takehisa Kohda, Japan Sudhendu Rai, U.S.A.
Gregory Levitin, Israel Hiromitsu Kumamoto, Japan
S. M. Rizwan, Oman Mustapha Nourelfath, Canada M. Modarres, U.S.A. Gordon J. Savage, Canada Sieteng Soh, Australia
Marvin Rausand, Norway Joseph Sharit, U.S.A. Kishor S. Trivedi, U.S.A. Bernhard Reer, Switzerland Gurunatha Thimmaiah, U.S.A. Wenbing Zhao, U.S.A. Ortwin Renn, Germany John P. Ulhoi, Denmark Enrico Zio, Italy K. Suzuki, Japan Masataka Yoshimura, Japan Ming J. Zuo, Canada
Piero Baraldi, Italy
Group 2: Reliability Modelling, Analysis, Design, Testing and Demonstration Group 4: System Support, Supportability, Tribology, Maintenance & Maintainability Group 6: Sustainability (Design for Environment, Ecology and Environmental Management & Regulations)
Tadashi Dohi, Japan Olov Candell, Sweden Daoud Ait-Kadi, Canada Indra Gunawan, Australia Gopi Chattopadhyay, Australia Leo Alting, Denmark Lisa M. Jackson, U.K. Pierre Dersin, France Beng Wah Ang, Singapore Karama Kanoun, France B. S. Dhillon, Canada Giancarlo Barbiroli, Italy John M. Kontoleon, Greece Andrew K. S. Jardine, Canada Claver Diallo, Canada Nikolaos Limnios, France Renyan Jiang, China Toni Gladding, U.K. Yi-Kuei Lin, Taiwan Preeti Wanti Srivastava, India
Karolos J. Kontoleon, Greece Anatoly Lisnianski, Israel Viliam Makis, Canada Francesco Di Maio, Italy Hoang Pham, U.S.A. Toshio Nakagawa, Japan Hans Schnitzer, Austria Suresh Rai, U.S.A. Aditya Parida, Sweden Walter R. Stahel, Switzerland Michael Todinov, U.K.
Paritosh Tyagi, India
Associate Editors Michael Grottke, Germany
Mohammad Asjad, India
Technology Advisor Rayomond Chinoy, Level9Solutions, USA
In addition to the members of Editorial Board, we have other reviewers as well, who help us in the refereeing process. Acknowledgement to such reviewers is published in the last issue of the year.
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