Important Dates

Special Session Proposals:
January 8, 2016


Paper submission:
January 8, 21 January 28, 2016


Acceptance Notification:
March 15 March 20, 2016


Final Submission:
April 10 April 17, 2016


Date of Workshop:
May 30 - June 1, 2016


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June 10, 2016
Pictures of WODES' 16 can be found in Gallery.


March 29, 2016
The registration is now open.


January 20, 2016
Due to many requests, the initial submission deadline is January 8, 21 extended to January 28, 2016.


December 22, 2015
Due to the requests of authors, the deadline of the initial submission is now extended to January 21, 2016.


December 12, 2015
Plentary Speakers are now available.


December 5, 2015
Special Sessions are now available.


November 7, 2015
The submission site is now open.


April 1, 2015
The website is available.


The workshop will be held in Wyndham Grand Xian South Hotel

Call for paper


Download the Call for Papers


Aims and scope

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. This 13th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems will be hosted at Wyndham Grand Hotel, Xi'an, China. It aims to provide researchers from different fields with an opportunity to exchange information and new ideas, and to discuss new developments in the field of DES theory and applications.



The workshop will cover all topics in discrete event theory and applications, including (but not limited to) the following:


Paper Submission and Publication

Prospective participants are invited to electronically submit full papers of their work following the instructions on the website. Conference proceedings will be published online and will receive an ISBN number and the ISSN number of series.


The presented papers will be further screened for possible publications in international journals.


Special Sessions

Special sessions offer a venue for presentations that focus on specific topics, and provide an opportunity to discuss challenging issues or common research problems. The format of special sessions consists of 4 to 6 presentations and allows a panel discussion led by the session chair(s), to motivate the exchange of opinions among presenters and participants. Special sessions papers will follow the reviewing process of regular papers.


The proposal for a special session should be sent by the organizers to the IPC Chairs via email to and should include:

Special Session List

  1. Event-Driven Control, Estimation, and Optimization
    (Organizers: Sebastian Trimpe and Christos G. Cassandras)
  2. Security and Opacity in Discrete Event Systems
    (Organizers: Christoforos Hadjicostis)
  3. Modeling, Scheduling, and Optimization of Discrete-Event Engineering Systems
    (Organizers: Naiqi Wu, Imed Kacem and Zheng Wang)
  4. Modeling, Verification and Performance Evaluation of Complex Information Systems
    (Organizers: Kamel Barkaoui and Cristian Mahulea)
  5. Control, Observation, Estimation, and Diagnosis with Timed Petri Nets
    (Organizers: Francesco Basile and Dimitri Lefebvre)
  6. Discrete Control for Adaptive and Reconfigurable Computing Systems
    (Organizers: Eric Rutten and Hervé Marchand)
  7. Discrete Event Approaches in Logistics and Transportation
    (Organizers: Maria Pia Fanti, Walter Ukovich, MengChu Zhou)
  8. Invariance for the Performance Evaluation and Control of Discrete Event Systems
    (Organizers: Jean Jacques Loiseau)