The journal "Reliability Engineering & System Safety" is planning a special issue on safety and reliability of transportation systems. This special issue focuses on the new and challenging problems in safety and reliability of transportation systems.
There has been an enormous increase in the complexity of the transportation systems, as the transportation systems become more intelligent with the adoption of AI technologies and approaches, and the integration of multimodal systems. Also, natural hazards, a growing population in urban areas, and aging infrastructure have created significant stress to transportation systems. Most recently, issues like COVID-19 have added many unexpected factors and unplanned policy decisions have considerably affected the transportation industry (especially public transit). Most of the published research papers on transportation systems deal with various optimization and planning issues. However, as safety is of utmost concern for passengers and transportation providers, there is a need to carry out more research to assess and improve the transportation systems.
Papers on topics related to safety and reliability of transportation systems are welcome. They include but not limited to papers on system modeling, prediction and estimation, risk assessment and analysis, system maintenance and resilience, and the use of artificial intelligence approaches. Papers dealing with one transportation mode or on the integration of a multiple modes are also welcome. Both analytical and application-oriented works will be considered.
Read more about the submittal process. Closing date is November 30, 2021.