The interdisciplinary field of Discrete Event Systems (DES) combines different formalisms, methodologies and tools from control, computer science and operations research. The research activity in this field is driven by the needs of many different applications domains: manufacturing, process control, supervisory systems, software engineering, transportation, and so on. Discrete Event Systems is now a mature field and many interesting applications have been developed.
The Workshop Series on Discrete Event Systems started in 1992 and has been held every two years. It aims to provide researchers from different fields (control theoreticians and control engineers, software engineers and computer scientists, operations research specialists) with an opportunity to exchange information and new ideas, and to discuss new developments in the field of DES theory and application.
The workshop covers all topics in discrete event theory and applications, including (but not limited to) the following:
WODES 2024: 17th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. 2024.
WODES 2022: 16th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Prague, Czechia. 7-8 October 2022.
WODES 2020: 15th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Virtual. 11-13 November 2020.
WODES 2018: 14th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Sorrento, Italy. 30 May - 1 June 2018.
WODES 2016: 13th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Xi'an, China. 30 May - 1 June 2016.
WODES 2014: 12th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Cachan, France. 14-16 May 2014.
WODES 2012: 11th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Guadalajara, Mexico. 3-5 October 2012.
WODES 2010: 10th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Berlin, Germany. 30 August-1 September 2010.
WODES 2008: 9th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Göteborg, Sweden. 28-30 May 2008.
WODES 2006: 8th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. 10-12 July 2006.
WODES 2004: IFAC Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (7th edition). Reims, France. 22-24 September 2004.
WODES 2002: 6th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Zaragoza, Spain. 2-4 October 2002.
WODES 2000: 5th Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Ghent, Belgium. 21-23 August 2000.
WODES 1998: 4th Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Cagliari, Italy. 26-28 August 1998.
WODES 1996: Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 19-21 August 1996.
WODES 1994: 11th Int. Conf. on Analysis and Optimization of Systems, Discrete Event Systems. Sophia-Antipolis, France. 15-17 June 1994.
WODES 1992: Int. Workshop on Discrete Event Systems. Prague, Czechoslovakia. 26-28 August 1992.
Francesco Basile (University of Salerno, Italy), since 2016
João Carlos dos Santos Basilio (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), since 2018
Maria Pia Fanti (Polytechnic of Bari, Italy), since 2018
Christoforos Hadjicostis (University of Cyprus, Cyprus), since 2020
Jan Komenda (Czech Academy of Sciences, Czechia), since 2020
Zhiwu Li (Xi'an, China), since 2014. Chair
Karen Rudie (Queen's University, Canada), since 2018
Yorai Wardi (Georgia Tech, USA), since 2020
Jean-Jacques Lesage (ENS Cachan, France), 2012-2022
Antonio Ramírez Treviño (CINVESTAV, Guadalajara, Mexico), 2012-2020
Xiren Cao (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China), 2008-2018
Jörg Raisch (Technical University of Berlin, Germany), 2010-2018
Bengt Lennartsson (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), 2008-2016
Stéphane Lafortune (University of Michigan, USA), 2006-2020
Janan Zaytoon (University of Reim, France), 2004-2012
Manuel Silva (University of Zaragoza, Spain), 2002-2010
Rene Boel (Ghent University, Belgium), 2000-2008
Christos Cassandras (Boston University, USA), 1998-2020
Alessandro Giua ( University of Cagliari, Italy), 1998-2006
Guy Cohen (CERMICS-ENPC, France), 1998-2004
Rein Smedinga (University of Groningen, Netherlands), 1998-2004
Michael Spathopoulos (University of Strathclyde, UK), 1998-2004
DEDS: International journal "Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications". Springer.
TC DES: IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Discrete-Event Systems.
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