Main Objectives

ESRA aims at the promotion and application of safety and reliability techniques and risk management in all branches of technology. It does not aim at making profits and it abstains from all political activities.


In particular, ESRA pursues the following goals:

  1. To assure the establishment of an information network between the members and various industrial, academic and professional organizations and other interested persons;
  2. To promote and encourage good practices in the application of safety and reliability techniques and risk management;
  3. To promote cooperation between national professional associations, standardization organizations, industrial and equivalent groups or associations assuring the mutual exchange of information in the area of safety and reliability;
  4. To promote the formation of professional societies or associations in European Union member states where they currently do not exist;
  5. To encourage the role of national societies or associations, at both national and international Levels;
  6. To assure contacts with organizations active in the area, both inside and outside the European Union member states. International groups and professional societies or associations having similar and/or complementary interests as ESRA can become associated to its activities and proper liaison maintained through ESRAS’s secretariat and;
  7. To promote relevant education and technical training, and harmonize their practices.



43rd International Summer School of Automatic Control - Grenoble, France - September, 5-9, 2022

43rd International Summer School of Automatic Control - Grenoble, France - September, 5-9, 2022

Reliability And Maintenance Of Dynamic Systems: Advanced Methods And Recent Developments


The objective of this one-week summer school is to introduce the participants to the different approaches recently developed in the field of dependability of dynamic systems, in response to recent evolutions both in the addressed systems and in the used disciplines and tools. Approaches to dependability have been indeed confronted with a paradigm shift, due to increasingly complex, monitored and controlled systems and to the emergence of the use of new disciplines (e.g. artificial intelligence) in reliability and maintenance.

This paradigm shift has profoundly modified the vision of systems reliability and dependability, leading to the emergence of new approaches: PHM (Prognostic and Health Management), Predictive Maintenance, RxM (Prescriptive Maintenance), Reliability-Aware Control or Degradation-Aware Control, Post-Prognosis Decision Making, etc.

The participants will be trained in the tools and methods on which these approaches are based and the school will consist of a series of surveys, lectures and research talks taught in English, completed by a series of applications sessions on the following themes:

Reliability, maintenance and safety: old problems, classical methods and new challenges

Dynamic reliability modelling with application to the resilience of critical infrastructures

Prognostics and health management: from monitoring to post-prognostics decision-making

Artificial intelligence approaches to reliability and predictive maintenance

Reliability and degradation aware control, RUL control and reliability adaptive systems

Reliability and safety of autonomous systems

Advances methods for stochastic deterioration and (imperfect) maintenance modelling

Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and damage aware active control


The school is mainly intended for PhD students, researchers and industrial participants wishing to initiate, consolidate or reorient their research project in the field of reliability and maintenance of dynamic systems.


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