IEEE International Workshop on Resilience Engineering (IWRE 2020)


Resilience is rapidly spreading throughout domains traditionally studied by quality, reliability, and security researchers. It is widely recognized that progressively higher levels of resilience are needed to ensure complex systems and processes can provide continuity of operations and services. Examples include military vehicles, information systems, critical infrastructure, as well as supply chains and manufacturing processes. Many of these possess cyber and physical dimensions and are interconnected via networks or compose to form systems of systems. Despite the strong interest in resilience by defense and security organizations, the concepts are also of interest to commercial systems and processes. Recognizing that there is no universal mathematical formulation or single process capable of encompassing all domains, the Resilience Engineering Workshop seeks to convene researchers from across the spectrum of systems and process domains, ranging from theoretical to applied research for a stimulating exchange. We invite the participation of experts to share their ideas and experience to identify universal themes as well as to help define differences across domains. In doing so, we seek to bring enhanced clarity to this promising but often incompletely understood attribute and to accelerate the maturation of resilience as a discipline so that principles and best practices can be effectively disseminated to and implemented by the engineering community.


The list of topics includes, but is not limited to:

  • Novel mathematical formulations and frameworks
  • Resilience and its relationship to traditional quantitative and qualitative risk management methods
  • Case studies from any domain emphasizing a system or process perspective (fault tolerance in high performance computing)
  • Methods for design and verification of resilience as a system attribute
  • Test and evaluation (T&E) methods to assure resilience
  • Bio-inspired methods for engineered resilient systems and processes
  • Resilience within multidisciplinary systems and processes
  • Resilience between interdependent systems and processes


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research papers as well as industrial practice papers. Simultaneous submissions to other conferences are not permitted. Detailed instructions for electronic paper submission, panel proposals, and review process can be found at

The length of a camera ready paper will be limited to eight pages, including the title of the paper, the name and affiliation of each author, a 150-word abstract, and up to 6 keywords. Shorter version papers (up to four pages) are also allowed.

Authors must follow the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines to prepare their papers. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to pay full registration fee and present the paper at the workshop. Arrangements are being made to publish selected accepted papers in reputable journals. Submissions must be in PDF format and uploaded to the conference submission site.


Program Chair

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Lance Fiondella

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Steering Committee

Samrat ChatterjeePNNL
Mahantesh HalappanavarPNNL
Igor LinkovUS Army Corps of Engineers
Jennifer SchneiderRochester Institute of Technology
Eric SperoUS Army Research Laboratory
Thierry WandjiUS Naval Air Warfare Center

Previous IWRE

  • IWRE 2019 - Sofia (in conjunction with QRS 2019)
  • IWRE 2018 - Lisbon (in conjunction with QRS 2018)
  • IWRE 2017 - Prague (in conjunction with QRS 2017)