“Nonparametric Alternatives to Exponential Life Testing”

Ernest Seglie (Discussant), Science Advisor to the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation

Fred Myers (Discussant), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)

2:15 p.m.

Estimating Reliability from Field Performance Data


Philip Boland (Chair), University College, Dublin

William Meeker, Iowa State University, on “Extracting Information from Field-Failure and Warranty Data Bases: An Important Opportunity”

Fritz Scholz, The Boeing Company, on “Assessing Reliability Growth from Field Performance Data”

James Crouch (Discussant), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

4:00 p.m.


4:15 p.m.

Modeling Fatigue


Henry Block (Chair), University of Pittsburgh

Samuel Saunders, Washington State University, on “Backward and Forward in the Prediction of Service-Lives”

William Padgett, University of South Carolina, on “Some Cumulative Damage Approaches to Modeling Materials or System Failure”

Theodore Nicholas (Discussant), United States Air Force Research Laboratory

5:30 p.m.


Saturday, June 10

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Reliability of Software-Intensive Systems


Simon Wilson (Chair), Trinity College, Dublin

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