4th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems

Cagliari, Italy
August 26 - 28, 1998

MAIN THEME: Discrete Event Systems: Applications and Tools

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Sponsored by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, in association with the University of Cagliari, and the Associazione Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica Italiana

Organising Committee

A. Giua
U. of Cagliari (Italy)

M.P. Spathopoulos
U. of Strathclyde (UK)

R. Smedinga
U. of Groningen (The Netherlands)

Local Committee

A. Fanni
U. of Cagliari (Italy)

E. Usai
U. of Cagliari (Italy)

Program Committee

F. Baccelli
INRIA, Sophia-Antipolis (France)

R. Boel
U. of Gent (Belgium)

M. Brown
U. of Southampton (UK)

M. Broy
Technical University, Muenchen (Germany)

C. Cassandras
U. of Boston (USA)

S. Engell
U. of Dortmund (Germany)

S. Gaubert
INRIA, Rocquencourt (France)

H.-M. Hanisch
U. of Magdeburg (Germany)

P. Kozak
Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (Czech Republic)

B. Krogh
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (USA)

R. Kumar
U. of Kentucky, Lexington (USA)

S. Lafortune
U. of Michigan (USA)

R. Minciardi
U. of Genova (Italy)

F. Nicolo'
U. of Roma 3 (Italy)

G. Olsder
Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)

J. Sifakis
VERIMAG, Grenoble (France)

M. Silva
U. of Zaragoza (Spain)

R.S. Sreenivas
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA)

J. Thistle
Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal (Canada)

J. van Schuppen
CWI, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Instructions for authors and partecipants:

Final Programme


  • July 10, 1998 - Deadline for receipt of camera-ready papers
  • July 10, 1998 - Deadline for early registration
  • August 26-28, 1998 - WODES98
  • Background:
    In association with the University of Cagliari, Italy and the Associazione Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica Italiana, the Control Division of the Institution of Electrical Engineers is organising the fourth in a successful series of International Workshops on "Discrete Event Systems" (WODES '98).

    Aim, scopes and topics

    Plenary speakers:
    Three plenary lectures are planned. Confirmed speakers:

    • Y.-C. Ho, Harvard University (USA)
    • M. Silva, U. of Zaragoza (Spain)
    • W.M. Wonham, U. of Toronto (Canada)

    Invited sessions:
    Five invited sessions have been organized.

    • Sample path and queueing modeling approaches for the performance analysis of discrete event systems
      Organizer: C. G. Cassandras, Boston University (USA)
    • New directions in the control and optimization of discrete event and hybrid systems
      Organizer: C. G. Cassandras, Boston University (USA)
    • Supervisory control of discrete event systems
      Organisers: M. Fabian, Chalmers U. of Tech, (Sweden) - R. Kumar - U. of Kentucky Lexington, (USA)
    • Discrete event and hybrid systems methods in the safety analysis of automated processing systems
      Organiser: S. Kowalewski, U. of Dortmund (Germany)
    • Failure diagnosis and discrete event systems
      Organiser: R. Sengupta, U. of California Berkeley (USA)
    Conference address: Send camera-ready papers
    and registrations to:
    Alessandro Giua
    Dip. Ing. Elettrica ed Elettronica
    University of Cagliari
    Piazza d'Armi
    I-09123 Cagliari, Italy

    E-mail: wodes98@diee.unica.it
    Phone: +39-70-675-5892
    Fax: +39-70-675-5900

    Joanna King
    WODES'98 Secretariat
    Control Division
    Savoy Place
    London WC2R 0BL, UK.

    E-mail: jking@iee.org.uk
    Phone: +44-171-344-5417
    Fax: +44-171-497-3633

    Conference Home Page:

    Alapedes meeting:
    The second annual meeting of the European Union TMR project ALAPEDES (ALgebraic Approach to the Performance Evaluation of Discrete Event Systems), network contract ERBFMRXTC970074, will be held in the Chia Laguna hotel, Cagliari, Italy, on August 29-30, following WODES98.

    Overseas participants:
    If you plan to attend WODES'98 you may also be interested in the following conferences:
    The 1998 IEEE Conference on Control Applications will be held in Trieste, Italy, on September 1-4, 1998.
    The IEE 1998 Control Conference will be held in Swansea, UK, on September 1-4, 1998.

    Two bursaries are offered for attendance at the Workshop to assist IEE members to update/broaden their professional and educational experience. These are intended for IEE members of any class, working in small companies or the academic field who cannot readily find an alternative source towards the cost of their course and residential fees. Contact Joanna King for more information.