The Organisers

Partners of the World Congress are:

  • Future Resilient Systems programme at the Singapore-ETH Centre
  • Temasek Defence Systems Institute at the National University of Singapore
  • School of Reliability and Systems Engineering at Beihang University
  • International Society of Engineering Asset Management
  • International Systems Safety Society (Singapore chapter)

Congress Co-Chairs

  • Professor Hans R. Heinimann, ETH Zurich, Singapore-ETH Centre
  • Professor Loon Ching Tang, National University of Singapore
  • Professor Jing Lin, Beihang University
  • Professor Zili Wang, Beihang University
  • Professor Joe Amadi-Echendu, University of Pretoria

Organising Committee

  • Future Resilient Systems (FRS), Singapore-ETH Centre
  • Temasek Defence Systems Institute (TDSI), National University of Singapore


Future Resilient Systems programme at the Singapore-ETH Centre 

Future Resilient Systems (FRS) is a research programme under the Singapore-ETH Centre, established by ETH Zurich and the National Research Foundation under its CREATE programme. FRS seeks to develop a framework, concepts, and tools to make interconnected critical infrastructure systems more robust and resilient.

Researchers at FRS approach resilience from a socio-technical perspective, integrating engineered, operational, and user subsystems, thereby building bridges between disciplines and patterns of thought to address the challenges of increasingly interconnected and complex infrastructure systems.

Established in 2014, the programme brings together Switzerland-based ETH Zurich and Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), and Singapore-based Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Singapore Management University (SMU).

Temasek Defence Systems Institute at the National University of Singapore 

Temasek Defence Systems Institute (TDSI) was established on 11 July 2001 as a strategic alliance between two eminent institutions – the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) with the vision to be a premier educational institute for nurturing systems thinkers and thought-leadership in systems thinking in defence and security.

TDSIs programmes bring together military staff and defence technologists in an environment that exploits the latest research outcomes and educational pedagogy. With the mission of nurturing systems thinkers and leaders to advance Singapore’s defence capabilities, TDSI aims to produce graduates who understand the complexities of a military force, so as to create maximum leverage by integrating operations and technology.

School of Reliability and Systems Engineering at Beihang University 

Beihang University’s School of Reliability and Systems Engineering, also named the Institution for Reliability Engineering, was established in 1985 by Professor Yang Weimin – the founder and pioneer of China’s reliability engineering systems. After 30 years of development, the research institution has many national level centres and specialist groups offering consulting and technology services. It has established the only national technology laboratory on reliability in China and many ministry-level laboratories and evaluation institutions. The school and the institution have undertaken and completed over 500 scientific research projects, won more than 100 scientific and technological awards, including the top grade National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology.

International Society of Engineering Asset Management

ISEAM is a multidisciplinary professional learned society (ACN 117951532) dedicated to the recognition, development and advancement of Engineering Asset Management as an integrated and invaluable trans-disciplinary body of knowledge. Membership of the Society includes academics, practitioners, and policy makers who provide thought-leadership and influence on a global basis towards pragmatic management of engineered assets that pervade all human endeavour, industry and livelihood.

ISEAM hosts the World Congress on Engineering Asset Management (WCEAM) series, now in its 14th year in 2019. The Society currently produces WCEAM Proceedings (12 volumes) and the Engineering Asset Management Reviews (EAMR) (2 volumes). Both publications are published by Springer and indexed in Scopus.

International Systems Safety Society (Singapore chapter) 

The International System Safety Society (Singapore Chapter) is a non-profit organisation affiliated to the System Safety Society. Its mission is to broaden and enhance the knowledge and application of system safety principles and techniques. Through the appreciation and application of system safety, the society wants to contribute to better public knowledge and understanding of system safety, so as to bring about a higher level of safety competency.

Specifically, the Chapter endeavours to:

  • Promote system safety discipline
  • Foster an environment for technical exchange and dissemination of information on system safety
  • Promote and improve system safety as a profession
  • Foster interaction between system safety professionals and practitioners
  • Further the education and professional development of individuals engaged in system safety