The annual one-week Summer Safety and Reliability Seminars are organised to advance the methods for the safety and reliability analysis of complex systems and processes and to disseminate the newest achievements in the field. The subjects of the Seminars, different from year to year, are chosen by the Seminars Boards in an effort to dynamically represent the methodological advancements developed to meet the newly arising challenges in the field of safety and reliability.

Contributions are in the form of 1-hour lectures on advanced methods (with corresponding full text of up to 12 pages) presented at Plenary Sessions and 20-minutes papers (with corresponding full text of up to 8 pages) presented at Seminar Sessions.

The written material of all accepted lectures and papers will be edited in the SSARS Proceedings series which is distributed to the participants as reference textbook.

Furthermore, contacts with the Editors of relevant scientific journals will be sought prior to the meeting, in order to foster the potential a posteriori publication of those research papers found of adequate quality. To this aim, potential improvements of the presented works will be pointed out and thoroughly discussed during the SSARS meeting. Additionally, two educational and training courses will be offered each year on selected safety and reliability topics with practical applications and hands-on projects by the individual participants.