Call for papers: Modelling and Analysis of Automobile Warranty Data
A special issue of the International Journal of Reliability and Safety (IJRS)
Manuscript submission: 30 August, 2007
First review process: 30 November, 2007
Notification of acceptance: 30 November, 2007
Submission of revised manuscript: 31 December, 2007
Notification of final acceptance: 31 January, 2008
Submission of final manuscript: 1 March, 2008
Yearly warranty cost of major automobile companies and their suppliers run into billions of dollars. In addition, market driven need for wider warranty coverage in terms of time and mileage exposes these companies to the risk of higher warranty spending. Warranty cost reduction programmes have thus become a major objective and challenge in these companies. At the same time, warranty data that capture vehicle failures in true field conditions are a rich source of information for design, manufacturing, and service engineers seeking reliability and robustness improvements leading to warranty cost reduction. Developing sound modelling and analysis methods for warranty data has become an important field of research with practical implications.
This special issue invites submission of papers that provide methods for modelling and analysis of automobile warranty datasets.
For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.