The 6th Asian-Pacific Symposium on Structural Reliability and its Applications (APSSRA) is held every four years in between ICASP and ICOSSAR. The first APSSRA was held in Tokyo, Japan in November 1995; the second in Taipei, Taiwan in February 1999; the third in Seoul, Korea in August 2004; the fourth in Hong Kong in June 2008, the fifth APSSRA in Singapore in May 2012, and the sixth will be held in 2016 in Shanghai, China with the following theme: "Future structural safety and reliability: theories, methods, and tools."